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Dr. R. Murali Karthik

Dr. R. Murali Karthik

Dr. R. Murali Karthik

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BDS, MDS - Prosthodontics

Dentist

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Prosthodontist

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Implantologist

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10 Years Experience Overall  (9 years as specialist)

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Dr. R. Murali Karthik graduated his BDS and MDS from Saveetha Dental College, Chennai. He is currently working as a senior lecturer in Sri Venkateshwara Dental College, Chennai. His areas of interest include geriatric dentistry(dentistry for senior adults), dental implants and CAD/CAM technology in our field. He is actively involved in academics and research programs on the use of silver nanoparticles in dentistry.

Mylapore, Chennai

Tooth & Smile Dental Clinic

63, Appu Street, Landmark: Near Mosque & Next to Best Care Hospitals, Chennai

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Mon - Sat

06:00 - 09:00

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Common questions & answers

Q: Who is a dentist?

A: A dentist is a doctor who practices dentistry. Dentistry involves the mouth, teeth, gums, and related areas. A dentist takes care of the overall oral healthcare. Common procedures performed at the dentist are tooth filling, tooth extraction, cleaning and polishing of teeth, and minor tooth surgeries like root canal treatment. Within dentistry, there are many specializations that require further training.

Q: What education qualifications are mandatory for a Dentist?

A: A doctoral degree in the field of dental medicine or dental surgery is required to become a dentist. The pre-requisite for doing a dental course is a 4-year bachelor’s degree in a science related field. Qualifying in the dental admission exam and enrolling in a dental school are the next steps.

Q: Should I consult a dentist for bad breath?

A: Bad breath is often due to lack of oral hygiene. In some cases, it may be an indication of some underlying health issue. Consulting a dentist for bad breath is the most logical step. A dentist will perform thorough examination of your teeth and gums to determine the cause of bad breath. Halitosis is the medical term for bad breath.

Q: How many sittings does a dentist take for Root canal treatment?

A: Root canal treatment is a dental procedure followed for advanced decay of tooth that cannot be repaired by filling. In this treatment the tooth pulp is removed, the space is cleaned and filled, and finally a crown is placed on the tooth. The number of sittings for a root canal treatment varies depending on the extent of tooth decay.

Q: Will a dentist perform surgery for wisdom tooth removal?

A: People who develop wisdom tooth may require extraction at a later time. A dentist is the right person to perform extraction of wisdom tooth. Once you book an appointment for tooth extraction, the dentist will appraise you of the entire procedure and after care. Sedation, numbing, tissue removal, bone removal, and tooth extraction are the steps of wisdom tooth removal.

Awards and Recognitions

Achievement Award In Academics From Former Minister Jagatharatchagan, Vels University - 2016
Best Dentist Award, DLF - 2015

Education

BDS - Saveetha Dental College and Hospital, Chennai (Madras), 2010
MDS - Prosthodontics - Saveetha Dental College and Hospital, Chennai (Madras), 2014

Memberships

Indian Dental Association
Indian Prosthodontic Society
British Society of Gerodontology

Experience

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2014 - 2016 Senior Lecturer at Sri Venkateswara Dental College and Hospital
2014 - 2016 Senior Dental Surgeon at Tooth and Smile Dental Clinic, Mylapore
2014 - 2016 Consultant Prosthodontist at Tooth and Smile Dental Clinic, Neelankarai
2014 - 2016 Consultant Prosthodontist at K P Tooth Care
2014 - 2016 Consultant Prosthodontist at Chennai Dental Center

Registrations

14196 Tamil Nadu State Dental Council, 2010
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