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Yellowing of teeth and gaps between teeth - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Tell me
User :   HI Doctor
User :   I need your advise
Doctor :   Yes tell me..
User :   I have teeth yellowing problem and gaps mostly around my canines
User :   i dont drink tea or coffee or smoke
Doctor :   ok..
Doctor :   are you having it since your child hood.
User :   yes
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details -Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Dependants: Yes/No
User :   28: Female: Media Analyst: Single:no
User :   I used to have braces when i was 17.. but then the retainers didnt help much and now my teeth is in really in front with gaps
Doctor :   Have you stopped using the Dental brases
User :   i dont want to go through the braces treatment again... i want suggestion for alternative treatments and quicker solution
User :   yes i have
Doctor :   You have two problems- yellowing of teeth and spaces between teeth
User :   yes
Doctor :   Regrading yellowing of teeth,...can you describe it in greater detail
Doctor :   Is it brownish yellow?
Doctor :   with irregularities on the teeth surface?
User :   no
Doctor :   Does anybody else in your family have this problem?
User :   no
Doctor :   are all your teeth of the same colour?
User :   yes. but yellower in the front 6 teeth both upper and lower
Doctor :   where were you when you were 5-10 years old? was the water in that locality hard water, in,..did it have a lot of salt content in it?
Doctor :   Regarding your teeth stains,...
Doctor :   From your description, they do not seem to be extrinsic stains,...i.e...stains on the surface of the teeth
Doctor :   which can be removed by cleaning
User :   these are not teeth stains..this is like generic discoloration of all the teeth...
Doctor :   because you have told me that all the teeth are uniformly stained
Doctor :   and you do not seem to have any habits such as smoking or paan consumption
User :   ok...would u suggest some specific dental product?
Doctor :   They seem to be intrinsic stains,..i.e...the teeth itself is made up of stained material,..
Doctor :   For this, there is no off the shelf solution available in India
Doctor :   You will have to consult a dentist and get one among the following done
Doctor :   1. Bleaching
Doctor :   The dentist will use bleaching agents to impart whiteness to the teeth
User :   okay
Doctor :   The procedure is done in one or more sittings depending on the technique used
Doctor :   2. Complete makeover
Doctor :   Here the dentist will prepare your teeth appropriately and fix crowns (caps) on all theeth to give a very aesthetic appeal to your teeth
Doctor :   *teeth
Doctor :   Either ways, the decision depends on the degree of staining and other factors such as alignment of your teeth
Doctor :   The first option will cost you abt 5000 bucks
Doctor :   The second option will cost you a lot of money
Doctor :   In excess of 50K as there will be multiple crowns being fixed
Doctor :   and it will be time consuming
Doctor :   Please fill the form that I am sending you
Doctor :   tell me when done
Doctor :   are you there?
User :   yes
User :   i have bad breath problems as well i'm guessing becuase of th gaps and food getting stuck in the teethj
User :   teeth8
User :   TEETH*
Doctor :   Regarding the spaces between teeth
Doctor :   What happened to your previous experience with braces?
Doctor :   Huw much time did you wear them for and why did u discontinue?
User :   they did solve the teeth gaps problem and pushed the teeth back in the right frame but then the retainers didnt hold them back much and they are way in front now
Doctor :   Huw much time did u wear retainers for?
User :   i completed the treatment with braces but the retainers didnt help much
Doctor :   Please specify the time
User :   a month or two.. it is almost 10 years now i dont quiet remember the time line
Doctor :   It is supposed to be worn for atleast 2-3 months
Doctor :   Ok
User :   yes i disontinued becuase they were painful and very uncomfortable
Doctor :   Now the thing is that you are not comfortable with wearing them again
User :   yes...
Doctor :   Another option woulc be a complets make-over
Doctor :   as described below
Doctor :   I am sorry
Doctor :   Above
User :   and more over braces is not an option since i am working and i cant afford to wear them since i have to meet clients and make presentations
Doctor :   As described above
Doctor :   You will have to fit crowns on all your teeth
Doctor :   front teeth atleast
User :   fixing crowns would be useful only if my teeth wear not somuch in front
User :   my front six teeth both upper and lower are way in front...
User :   i want them to be pushed back completely... any other solution for that?..
User :   wat about implants?..
Doctor :   Actualy I am giving you options based on limited understanding because I cannot see your teeth and do not know how bad the problem is
User :   true
Doctor :   If the space is not so bad, then a complete make-over would help
Doctor :   If the problem is very bad, then surgical intervention would help
User :   no trust me the space is quiet a bit
Doctor :   The best option would be to meet a Dentist in person
User :   and about the bad breath problem
Doctor :   Have an oral examination done , x-rays taken and then deciding upon the appropriate option
Doctor :   Bad breath...hmmm
Doctor :   Can you describe it in greater detail
Doctor :   Since when do u have this problem?
User :   since the time i was wearing braces
Doctor :   Bad breath cud be due to poor oral hygiene, stomach ulcer, wound in the mouth and sometimes due to dehydration
User :   doctor i am running out of time right now.
Doctor :   Get ur teeth cleaned by a dentist
Doctor :   as soon as possible
User :   is there any address i could visit?
Doctor :   and if u r leaving
Doctor :   a doc would call you if u can cofirm all the detials provided
User :   alright
Doctor :   Mobile : 0000?
User :   thank you for all your help
User :   yes
Doctor :   okies
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