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E Jan Chithalen

Dentist

Dr. E Jan Chithalen is a top Dentist in Hamilton, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. E Jan Chithalen is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. E Jan Chithalen is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. E Jan Chithalen is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Hamilton, Ontario, Dr. E Jan Chithalen is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
E Jan Chithalen
  • Hamilton, Ontario
  • University of Toronto
  • Accepting new patients

Why do I need to go to an oral surgeon for my tooth extraction?

As Dentists, we have the ability and training to complete any dental procedures that we feel comfortable treating. We also should have the ability, training and good sense to know READ MORE
As Dentists, we have the ability and training to complete any dental procedures that we feel comfortable treating. We also should have the ability, training and good sense to know when NOT to do some dental procedures. If your dentist is referring you to a specialist it is generally in your best interests as that particular dentist feels you will be better treated or have a better, more comfortable treatment outcome if you see someone with more training, experience or enjoyment doing that or those procedures. Be thankful your dentist cares to have you receive the best treatment!



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What is the treatment for dry mouth?

I am sorry to hear that this is the case. I understand it can be VERY uncomfortable and irritating. The first question that you need to determine is, why is your mouth dry? If READ MORE
I am sorry to hear that this is the case. I understand it can be VERY uncomfortable and irritating. The first question that you need to determine is, why is your mouth dry? If it is medication-related, it must be determined what the benefits of the medication are. Most often, they are prescribed for the greater good. If not, stop taking what is causing the dry mouth.

Is it related to surgery or cancer treatments?

In any case, if it is something that must simply be treated, there are many products on the market to help with salivary flow such as rinses, lozenges and gums. I think the best are those that are sweetened by XYLITOL. This is a sugar that bacteria in the mouth can’t metabolize or use to create the acids that cause cavities. There are other medications that can be prescribed to increase salivary flow, but these seem to have fallen out of favor. The other and most “low-tech” solution is just to keep water on hand and sip as necessary.

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