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Dr. Alagammai

BDS

Dentist, Chennai

14 Years Experience
Dr. Alagammai BDS Dentist, Chennai
14 Years Experience
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Dr. Alagammai is a trusted Dentist in Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai. Doctor has helped numerous patients in his/her 14 years of experience as a Dentist. Doctor has done BDS . Doctor is currently practising at Gentle Dental Clinic & Orthodontic Centre in Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Alagammai and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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My teeth very dirty become use gutkha(pan masala) so how clean please tell me good medication.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
My teeth very dirty become use gutkha(pan masala) so how clean please tell me good medication.
Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations to decide upon treatment. You may need deep cleaning. Rinse your mouth thoroughly with a mouth wash after every meals. Use sensodent tooth paste for 2 to 3 weeks. Apply snowdent paste on the teeth. Wait for 10 to 15 min. Then brush your teeth with the same paste. Applying it overnight for better results. Advance procedures can be done with laser. You may consult me in person. Dental tips: - visit a dentist every six months for cleaning and a thorough dental check-up. Limit sugary food to avoid tooth decay. Gargle your mouth thoroughly after every meal. Scrub gently to clean your tongue with a tongue cleaner. Floss all your teeth inter dentally & brush twice daily, morning & night, up & down short vertical strokes, with ultra-soft bristles, indicator brush.
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Loose Teeth? It might Indicate Much More Than You Know!

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Loose Teeth? It might Indicate Much More Than You Know!

You know you're suffering from loose tooth if it moves when you brush or while eating. In fact, loose tooth is an indication that you may suffer from an underlying dental problem. Thus, it's vital to be aware of the problems that may cause you to suffer from tooth mobility.

Here are some of the culprits behind your loose teeth.

1. Periodontal disease - Loose teeth problem can occur if you suffer from periodontal disease. This oral condition causes the bone and ligaments that surround your teeth to get weakened. The problem begins to occur once plaque begins to form on your teeth, more specifically around the gum line, leading to the formation of tartar. Eventually, the gums become inflamed causing periodontal pockets to form around the affected tooth or teeth. The result is bone loss and damage to the connective tissues.

2. Osteoporosis - The condition of osteoporosis sees the bone density around your teeth decreasing, resulting in the problem of loosened teeth. Women with osteoporosis are known to be three times more prone to tooth loss than women who don't suffer from this problem.

3. Pregnancy hormones - High estrogen and progesterone hormones during pregnancy can influence the bone and ligaments surrounding a tooth to loosen. If not accompanied by any other dental complication like periodontal disease, it only causes the problem of tooth mobility.

4. Traumatic injury - The connective tissue and the periodontal ligament that keep your teeth in place can become stretched if extreme pressure is placed on them. Whether it's an accident or a fall, any kind of strain to your mouth can harm the bone and ligaments that surround your tooth. Even grinding your teeth or clenching of the jaws can cause the periodontal ligament to get stretched, causing the loose tooth to occur.

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Related Tip: Is it More Important to Brush Your Teeth in the Night Than in the Morning?

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BDS
Dentist, Kochi
In case the wires or the bands on your braces loosen up or get broken, immediately contact your orthodontist.
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B.D.S. (Dental Surgeon) , House Surgeon
Dentist,
In case the wires or the bands on your braces loosen up or get broken, immediately contact your orthodontist.
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My teeth look yellowish little bit, what can I do to make it white, please help me.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
My teeth look yellowish little bit, what can I do to make it white, please help me.
Cause of discoloration – Smoking, coffee, tea, drugs, aging, staining food (wine, blueberry, etc) genetics. You may need deep cleaning, polishing along with whitening (bleaching) procedures and / or artificial enamel filling and / or capping. Advance procedures can be done with laser. Use Snowdent tooth paste for whitening until then. Apply SNOWDENT paste on the teeth. Wait for 10 to 15 min .Then brush your teeth with the same paste. Applying it overnight for better results.
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When I do brush in that I get little bit of blood from teeth. Kindly advise.

MDS, BDS
Dentist,
You need oral prophylaxis. So visit dentist as soon as possible for more please contact me privately
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Hi, I have irregular teeth like gaping among teeth. So what I do for this. I want it should be regular and equally all.

BDS
Dentist, Pune
Hi,
I have irregular teeth like gaping among teeth. So what I do for this. I want it should be regular and equally all.
You will hav to undergo orthodontic treatment in which the dentist will make your teeth regular by using braces, the duration & cost of the treatment varies as per the case.
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My tooth are some bit yellowish, which paste should I use to get white tooth faster?

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
My tooth are some bit yellowish, which paste should I use to get white tooth faster?
Tooth paste may not b and alone get scaling polishing done by a dentist than brush twice daily especially at night with any std tooth paste of your choice.
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Scaling and Polishing for Healthy Teeth

BDS, CDE Endo-Prostho, CDE - Cast Partial & Complete Dentures
Dentist, Pune
Scaling and Polishing for Healthy Teeth

What is scaling?
Over time, even with regular brushing and flossing, plaque (sticky, soft, bacteria infected layer) and tartar (calcium) deposits build up on your teeth. Scaling removes the tartar and plaque with specialised equipment. Scaling effectively cleans up your teeth by using ultrasound to loosen the tartar and then using tools to scrape it off from the surface of the tooth.

What is polishing?
Polishing is done to remove excess plaque and remove stains. Scaling is always followed by polishing. Polishing also smoothes and shines the teeth to prevent plaque from building up again. It is either done by foam or fluoride gel treatment to reduce the possibility of tooth decay and sensitivity.

Why are they done?
Scaling and polishing are not only done for cosmetic reasons; they are also done for overall oral health. Excessive plaque and tartar buildup will eventually lead to the perfect environment for bacteria to thrive and multiply. The ultimate purpose of polishing and scaling is to clean the surface of the teeth so that the bacteria cannot attach to them and cause serious oral problems (such as gum disease). Also, scaling and polishing offer far better cleaning of your teeth than everyday brushing and flossing.

However, scaling and polishing is not a curative treatment. If your teeth have been damaged by cavities or other oral diseases, you need medical attention.

In fact, professionally, this treatment is called prophylactic treatment; and the word ‘prophylactic’ comes from prophylaxis, which is Greek for ‘to prevent disease’. Thus scaling and polishing is more of a preventive measure than a cure.

Do they hurt?
This process is essentially painless. Most of the people who undergo this treatment usually have the following experiences:

  1. Tickling sensation
  2. Coolness from the water used to clean the mouth
  3. Pressure during the scraping process (The dentist uses specialised tools to “scrape” the tartar deposits off the tooth’s surface). If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.
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If some one going to dentist to clean his teeth by machine monthly then his teeth become weaker or not.?

BDS
Dentist, Delhi
If some one going to dentist to clean his teeth by machine monthly then his teeth become weaker or not.?
No need to get scaling done every month unnecessarily. A dentist would never suggest this. And scaling would never make your teeth weak.
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Hi, i have Smelling and bleeding problems in gum. Please advice

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist,
Hi, i have Smelling and bleeding problems in gum. Please advice
Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations to decide upon treatment. You may need deep cleaning along with surgical, gum strengthening procedure. Rinse your mouth thoroughly with a mouth wash after every meals. Advance procedures can be done with laser. You may consult me in person. Dental tips: - visit a dentist every six months. Gargle your mouth thoroughly after every meal. Scrub gently to clean your tongue with a tongue cleaner. Floss all your teeth inter dentally & brush twice daily, morning & night, up & down short vertical strokes, with ultra-soft bristles, indicator brush.
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B.D.S
Dentist, Gurgaon
Dairy products, soft breads, softer grains, sea food and soft meat, soft cooked vegetables and many more are braces friendly foods i.E. Which can be eaten without any difficulty even when one is undertaking the orthodontic treatment.
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BDS
Dentist, Greater Noida
★ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY MAKES ROOT CANALS EASIER.●

Root canal therapy has gone high-tech recently, making the procedure as easy as possible for both patients and dentists!
Thanks to recent root canal technology, teeth can now be treated without invasive dental surgery.
With modern dental instruments and advanced techniques, dentists have more resources than ever to complete successful root canals, and patients can have the procedure done in just one visit -- virtually pain-free!
Dental technology has produced the following advancements in root canal therapy:-------

1.NICKEL TITANIUM FILES -- Stainless steel files used to clean out the root canals were susceptible to breakage and limited the amount of infection that could be removed. Now, dentists use nickel titanium files, which are more flexible with less breakage.

2.ANESTHETICS -- Current local anesthetics make it easier to numb the entire tooth, so patients don't feel any pain during the procedure. There are also more sedation dentistry options for fearful patients, including nitrous oxide and oral sedation.

3.MODERN DENTAL INSTRUMENTS -- New high-torque motor hand pieces are much stronger and faster than before, enabling dentists to have more control over their dental instruments and better shape the root canal. Ultrasonic instruments are also being used during the root canal procedure -- they produce ultrasonic vibrations to clean the root in preparation for the filling.

4.MICROSCOPES -- Used mostly during complex dental treatment, surgical operating microscopes allow dentists to see deep within the root canal for improved removal of infection. Magnifying glasses with fiber optic light can also be worn to give dentists a better view during the procedure.

5. X-RAYS -- Dentists may use X-rays several times during the procedure to check the status of the tooth. Digital X-rays not only produce less radiation, but are developed immediately, lessening the time you spend in the dental chair.

6.APEX LOCATORS -- The dentist's goal during the procedure is to clean and fill the canal to the very end of the root, or apex. If a dentist cannot find the apex, some of the infection may be left behind. An electronic apex locator measures the root, finding the apex through sound waves and guiding the dentist to the end of the root canal.

7.CLEANING AND FILLING THE CANALS -- Dentists take several measures to keep the infection from returning. Once the infection is removed, dentists use a medicated rinse to wash away any leftover debris and disinfect the tooth. Gutta percha, an antibacterial tooth filling material, better fills the canal, and non-allergenic dental sealers seal the space without irritating the tooth.

8.Laser ROOT CANAL THERAPY -- The most recent innovation in root canal technology, laser dentistry thoroughly cleans the root's canal without using drills or hand files. The Waterlase® laser uses a laser and high-pressure water system to
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My teeth are gradually turning into yellow colour, my friend suggested me to undergo bleaching treatment What is bleaching, is it safe and how much it costs around.

BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
My teeth are gradually turning into yellow colour, my friend suggested me to undergo bleaching treatment
What is blea...
Bleaching is fine , but can't assure it for permanent whitening... And for few day u will have sensitive tooth .. Better go for scaling and polished
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My gums otherwise appear to be Okay. They do not bleed on brushing or eating solid hard substances. But when I get up in the morning, I find saliva type fluid is collected in my mouth, which appear to be slightly pale in colour. I suspect it to be some type of discharge from my gums. I have got myself checked from PGI Chandigarh. They say my gums are healthy. Please suggest me appropriate lab tests to diagnose the problem. I shall be highly obliged.

Certification In Smile Makeover, BDS
Dentist,
My gums otherwise appear to be Okay. They do not bleed on brushing or eating solid hard substances. But when I get up...
Brush with parodontax toothpaste before you go to bed, drink plenty of water take some antioxidant (bnc capsule) once a day you can also use chlohex plus moutwash twice a day after brushing your teeth for 10 days.
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I have a tooth problem. When I eat food the food get inside the hole n it pains too much.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I have a tooth problem. When I eat food the food get inside the hole n it pains too much.
The type of treatment you have for toothache /sensitivity/swelling will depend on the cause of the pain, so your dentist will examine your mouth and may carry out an X-ray to try to identify the problem. •If your toothache / sensitivity/swelling is caused by tooth decay, your dentist will remove the decayed area and replace it with a filling. •If your toothache / sensitivity/swelling is caused by a loose or broken filling, the filling will be taken out, any decay will be removed and a new filling put in place. •If the pulp inside your tooth is infected, you may need root canal treatment. This procedure involves removing the infected pulp and then inserting a special type of filling to seal the tooth and prevent re-infection. •If your toothache / sensitivity/swelling can't be treated using these methods, or if your tooth is impacted (wedged between another tooth and your jaw), it may need to be removed.
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My tooth is slightly broken. And its paining in the night for what should I do?

M.Sc - Medical Bio-chemistry, BDS
Dentist,
My tooth is slightly broken. And its paining in the night for what should I do?
Broken tooth may cause pain because of involvement of pulp (nerves and blood vessels. Consult a dental surgeon. After taking a xray that tooth can be saved with root canal treatment followed by capping. But if there is any fracture in root the treatment modality will be decided according to prognosis. Tooth with longitudinally fractured roots can not be saved and should be extracted.
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Advanced Aesthetics
Dentist, Jammu
Tongue cleaning is as important as brushing and flossing. Use of a proper tongue scraper every morning will remove tongue plaque and freshen your breath.
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My mouth is dry some times I am taking medicine for high BP & pulse rate as well. please tell me what can be done

MDS - Orthodontics
Dentist,
Dear , mouth dryness due to medication at your age is a common problem. Try sipping water as frequently as possible. Chew sugarless sour candies 4-5 times a day and avoid chewing gums. This will help you overcome your problem.
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I am 27 year old male and been smoking for 3 years or so. It started forming stains inside my inner teeth not too much but still I'm worried. I know quitting smoke is best solution and I'm trying for that. But my question is stain removal or any other treatments are available? If so has it got any side effects?

BDS
Dentist, Rewa
I am 27 year old male and been smoking for 3 years or so. It started forming stains inside my inner teeth not too muc...
yes stains can be removed by scaling and polishing but if you continue smoking the stains will reoccur and other changes will also happen that are not good for health
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