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Tooth decay and cavity problems - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can I help you?
User :   hello
Doctor :   plz continue with your query
User :   i am having tooth decay and cavity problem
Doctor :   Can I have your age?
User :   30
Doctor :   And also the location of the decayed tooth
Doctor :   Is it upper jaw or lower jaw?
Doctor :   Is it on the right side or left side
User :   right side
User :   3rd tooth
User :   can you plese suggent me good doctor near old airport road
Doctor :   and is it in the front or the back?
Doctor :   Do you require an opinion?
User :   back side
Doctor :   Or details of the nearest dentist?
User :   actually i had feeling done six month back
User :   but it has came out
Doctor :   I would prefer to understand the severity of the problem before suggesting any dentist
Doctor :   You mean filling done
User :   yep

Doctor :   Can you tell me if the filling was done in one shot or were you required to visit the dentist more than once?
User :   it wsa done in one shot ,

Doctor :   What was the severity of the problem then?

Doctor :   Lots of pain?
Doctor :   Did you take any medication?
User :   i had moderate pain
User :   and had some trouble chewing food
Doctor :   Based on your history
Doctor :   I think you had a moderate tooth decay
User :   since feeling has come out now, it has left even bigger cavity
Doctor :   which was cleaned and filling done
Doctor :   if the filling got removed
Doctor :   now
Doctor :   you will have to get an x-ray done
Doctor :   to find if there is secondary caries
User :   ok
Doctor :   which means caries below the old filling
Doctor :   This x-ray will reveal the extent of decay
Doctor :   and also the appropriate treatment
Doctor :   if the treatment is moderate
Doctor :   you can have a simple refilling done
Doctor :   if the cavity is big
Doctor :   and reaches the living tissues isde the tooth
Doctor :   called 'pulp'
Doctor :   then you will have to do a root canal treatment
Doctor :   which will be in several sittings and
Doctor :   will also require that you get a crown fitted on the treated tooth
Doctor :   This will require you to come for atleast 3-4 sittings
Doctor :   with the dentist
User :   ok

Doctor :   and the cost in Bangalore may be around Rs. 5K-6K
Doctor :   totally
Doctor :   If you can confirm your e-mail id
User :   its YYYY@YYYY
Doctor :   I can get a mail sent from customer service about the nearest dentist in old Airport road
Doctor :   Ok
User :   that would be great
Doctor :   Please fill feedback form
Doctor :   Is there any other general health query that I can help you with?
User :   thanks for your help
Doctor :   Thanks then
User :   good night !!!
Doctor :   We are available 24x7 for your healthcare needs
Doctor :   Good night
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