Author - Dr. Pramanik Namrata

Sinusitis and Tooth Pain by Dr. Pramanik Namrata

Sinusitis is an inflammation of the cavities(sinus spaces)  present around the nose. In cases of acute sinusitis , most often caused by cold, there is a build up of mucus in these cavities.  This may often lead to pain  in the upper back  teeth area. The roots of upper molars  often extend into the sinus area. In case of pain in upper molar teeth , dental causes like cavities or gum problems can also lead to persistent/intermediate pain .These  causes [...]

What is tartar? by Dr. Pramanik Namrata

Tartar is a hardened layer of plaque that forms on the teeth. Plaque is a biofilm of bacteria present on tooth surfaces. When not cleaned, this layer hardens due to precipitation of minerals from the saliva forming a layer known as calculus/tartar. If not removed, plaque can cause tooth decay and gum problems. Tartar is hard and cannot be removed by brushing. Visit a dentist is essential. If left unattended, this layer of tartar can cause the destruction of healthy gum tissues [...]

Why do gums bleed? by – DR. Pramanik Namrata

The most common cause of bleeding gums is gingivitis i.e. inflammation of the gums. When plaque is allowed to collect on the teeth, the bacteria in them destroy the healthy gum tissue thus causing the gums to get inflamed and irritated which in turn leads to bleeding from gums. If left untreated, the plaque forms a harder layer known as tartar which can lead to further destruction of gums and lead to periodontitis and loss of bone around tooth, [...]

Tobacco and Oral Health

The risk of oral cancers is 5-10 times greater in smokers. Some of the chemicals present in tobacco smoke can cause genetic changes in the cells of the oral cavity (mouth)  thus increasing the risk of oral cancers. In oral cancer, there is an uncontrolled growth of the abnormal cells causing a tumour. These cancers generally occur on the tongue, lip, floor of the mouth. Symptoms of oral ulcers include red/white spots which later get ulcerated if tobacco use is not stopped. Treatment [...]

Reverse Smoking

It is a technique of smoking a hand rolled cigarette with the lit end in the mouth. Though the reason is unknown, it is speculated that such kind of smoking gives a quicker nicotine rush. This practice is prevalent in many parts of India and the Philippines This type of smoking also causes many changes in the palate, pre cancerous lesions, tooth loss, oral cancers, mouth burns, heart and lung diseases.   DR. PRAMANIK NAMRATA