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Dr. Ashok Ramadurai

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Dr. Ashok Ramadurai is a popular Dentist in Adyar, Chennai. He is currently practising at First Impressions Dental Clinic in Adyar, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Ashok Ramadurai on Lybrate.com.

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I have a problem with my mouth and teeth with bad smell to others so I how can I manage or reduce it?

BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
I have a problem with my mouth and teeth with bad smell to others so I how can I manage or reduce it?
Bad breath can be reduced or prevented if you: - practice good oral hygiene. - Brush twice a day with fluoride toothpaste to remove food debris and plaque. - Don't forget to brush the tongue, too. - Replace your toothbrush every 2 to 3 months or after an illness. - Use floss or an interdental cleaner to remove food particles and plaque between teeth once a day. - See your dentist regularly -- at least twice a year. He or she will conduct an oral exam and professional teeth cleaning and will be able to detect and treat periodontal disease, dry mouth, or other problems that may be the cause of bad mouth odor. - Drink lots of water. This will keep your mouth moist. - Chewing gum (preferably sugarless) stimulates the production of saliva, which helps wash away food particles and bacteria.
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Though I brush properly more than 25 minutes with colgate active salt and then dabur red tooth paste with colgate zigzag tooth brush, still my mouth stings through out the day when I am in office. Even I tried to use Listerine mouth wash, but no result.

BDS
Dentist, Varanasi
Though I brush properly more than 25 minutes with colgate active salt and then dabur red tooth paste with colgate zig...
Hello, You must get your teeth professionally cleaned by dentist. As you might be suffering from gingivitis, which occurs due to plaque accumulation. Regards!
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I have problem in my mouth, my tooth are not really strong I want to fix braces wire can I put that.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I have problem in my mouth, my tooth are not really strong I want to fix braces wire can I put that.
Kindly consult an orthodontist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations (model study, full mouth & profile x-ray) & clinical examination to decide upon treatment. You may need fixed / removable braces. Requirements may depends on the age, complaint, duration of the treatment & affordability. Cost of cosmetic dentistry (braces) varies with dentist. You may consult me in person.
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I am 23 year old. My upper lateral tooth was grown tilt and more inclined towards the mouth (not in perfect place) which makes a small gap between upper central and canine .Now it problems me to eat from the right side. So a doctor told me to extract the tooth and after extraction it will correct overlapping of upper central tooth and fills the small gap between the upper central and canine on naturally .i want to know after the extraction of tooth will it impose any effect on my face structure as there are rumors that it will make wrinkles on face at young.

BDS, MDS, MBA (Healthcare), FAM
Dentist, Hyderabad
I am 23 year old. My upper lateral tooth was grown tilt and more inclined towards the mouth (not in perfect place) wh...
Hello lybrate-user! You are 23 years old and according to you your upper lateral incisor is tilted. Well tilting or crowded teeth are a part of malocclusion (improper alignment of teeth) and extraction is not always the best line of management. Since you are young and we are looking at the upper front tooth which forms a major component of a persons appearence (smile) I would advise you to see a competent Orthodontist (braces specialist). He will take appropriate measures (xrays, impressions etc.) and help in advising you the correct line of treatment. May be the tooth can be brought out and aligned properly in the arch. Or if there is no space there could be space creation by extraction of a Premolar tooth and subsequently moving the adjacent teeth behind to make space for the lateral incisor. (All this is valid if the tooth you are mentioning is not a deciduous tooth. If it is a milk tooth then your permanent tooth might have been stuck inside the bone and there could be the possibility to bring that tooth out and align it. All in all these descisions can be only made after the orthodontist examines. So please do visit a good orthodontist and he will give you good options to your problem. Thanks, take care, Cheers.
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I had a tooth decay on last two Down teeth and I removed a left side teeth and it had some hole for 2 years shall I go for dental implants or any other? Price for dental implants for 2 teeth. Is it painful or time consuming process. And my another teeth is root damaged doctor told me to remove the teeth what should I do.

Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
I had a tooth decay on last two Down teeth and I removed a left side teeth and it had some hole for 2 years shall I g...
The other tooth needs to be checked But surely u can get implants done. But surely at a very young age u have lost some teeth That's not good Start brushing at night too if u r not doing it Don't let anymore tooth catch decay now
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Why Dental Cleaning and Polishing???

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Why Dental Cleaning and Polishing???

What are dental cleanings (scale and polish) and why have them?

Dental cleanings involve removing plaque (soft, sticky, bacteria infested film) and tartar (calculus) deposits that have built up on the teeth over time. Your teeth are continually bathed in saliva which contains calcium and other substances which help strengthen and protect the teeth. While this is a good thing, it also means that we tend to get a build-up of calcium deposits on the teeth. This chalky substance will eventually build up over time, like limescale in a pipe or kettle. Usually, it is tooth coloured and can easily be mistaken as part of the teeth, but it also can vary from brown to black in colour.

If the scale or calculus (tartar, as dentists like to call it) is allowed to accumulate on the teeth it will, unfortunately, provide the right conditions for bacteria to thrive next to the gums. The purpose of the cleaning and polishing is basically to leave the surfaces of the teeth clean and smooth so that bacteria are unable to stick to them and you have a better chance of keeping the teeth clean during your regular home care.Also it leaves your teeth feeling lovely and smooth and clean, which is nice when you run your tongue around them. Actually, come to think of it, there's nothing worse than someone you fancy running their tongue around your teeth and finding a piece of spinach or something! Still, if they're hungry

The professional cleaning of teeth is sometimes referred to as prophylaxis (orprophy for short). It's a Greek word which means 'to prevent beforehand' - in this case, it helps prevent gum disease.

How are dental cleanings done?

The dental hygienist or dentist uses specialized instruments to gently remove these deposits without harming the teeth. The instruments which may be used during your cleaning, and what they feel like, are described below.

Ultrasonic instrument

Commonly used first is an ultrasonic instrument which uses tickling vibrations to knock larger pieces of tartar loose. It also sprays a cooling mist of water while it works to wash away debris and keep the area at a proper temperature. The device typically emits a humming or high pitched whistling sound. This may seem louder than it actually is because the sound may get amplified inside your head, just like when you put an electric toothbrush into your mouth.

The ultrasonic instrument tips are curved and rounded and are always kept in motion around the teeth. They are by no means sharp since their purpose is to knock tartar loose and not to cut into the teeth. It is best to inform the operator if the sensations are too strong or ticklish so that they can adjust the setting appropriately on the device or modify the pressure applied.

With larger deposits that have hardened on, it can take some time to remove these, just like trying to remove baked-on grime on a stove that has been left over a long time. So your cleaning may take longer than future cleanings. Imagine not cleaning a house for six months versus cleaning it every week. The six-month job is going to take longer than doing smaller weekly jobs.

Fine hand tools

Once the larger pieces of tartar are gone, the dental worker will switch to finer hand tools (called scalers and curettes in dental-speak) to remove smaller deposits and smoothen the tooth surfaces. These tools are curved and shaped to match the curves of the teeth. They allow smaller tartar deposits to be removed bycarefully scraping them off with a gentle to moderate amount of pressure. Just like taking a scrubbing brush to a soiled pot, the dental worker has to get the areas clean and smooth.

Polishing

Once all the surfaces are smooth, the dental worker may polish your teeth. Polishing is done using a slow speed handpiece with a soft rubber cup that spins on the end. Prophylaxis (short for prophy) paste - a special gritty toothpaste-like material - is scooped up like ice cream into the cup and spun around on the teeth to make them shiny smooth.

Fluoride


Your dentist may also apply fluoride. This is the final, and my favorite part of the dental cleaning! Fluoride comes in many different flavours such as chocolate, mint, strawberry, cherry, watermelon, pina colada and can be mixed and matched just like ice cream at a parlour for a great taste sensation! Make no mistake though, this in-office fluoride treatment is meant for topical use only on the surfaces of the teeth and swallowing excessive amounts can give a person a tummy ache as it is not meant to be ingested.

Fluoride foam or gel is then placed into small, flexible foam trays and placed over the teeth for 30 seconds. Afterwards, the patient is directed to spit as much out as possible into a saliva ejector. The fluoride helps to strengthen the teeth since the acids from bacteria in dental tartar and plaque will have weakened the surfaces. It is best not to eat, drink or rinse for 30 minutes after the fluoride has been applied.

Is it going to be painful?

Most people find that cleanings are painless, and find the sensations described above - tickling vibrations, the cooling mist of water, and the feeling of pressure during 'scraping' - do not cause discomfort. A lot of people even report that they enjoy cleanings and the lovely smooth feel of their teeth afterwards! There may be odd zingy sensations, but many people don't mind as they only last a nanosecond.

Be sure to let your dentist/hygienist know if you find things are getting too uncomfortable for your liking. They can recommend various options to make the cleaning more enjoyable.

Painful cleaning experiences can be caused by a number of things: a rough dentist or hygienist, exposed dentine (not dangerous, but can make cleanings unpleasant), or sore gum tissues.

In case you may have had painful cleaning experiences in the past, switching to a gentle hygienist/dentist and perhaps a spot of nitrous oxide can often make all the difference. You could also choose to be numbed. If you find the scaling a bit uncomfortable because the gum tissues (rather than the teeth themselves) are sensitive, topical numbing gels can be used.

 

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Hello sir I have one problem my teeth are very pain I am very sad so please sir help mi sir my two teeth pain only so please please help mi sir.

MDS - Periodontics
Dentist, Surat
Hello sir I have one problem my teeth are very pain I am very sad so please sir help mi sir my two teeth pain only so...
Usually, dental pain is because of infected pulp. And taking painkillers will not help much. If you need a permanent relief, you have to consult a dentist. Get your xray done and let him advice the necessary treatment. For the time being, you can take any drug having paracetamol 500 mg 2/3 times a day to manage pain. Remember, with medications pain will subside but it is not a permanent solution.
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Hi all I have problem with my teeth since my childhood, I can't lighten my teeth even after used of so many medicated pastes, and even after increased my brushing time also, so please give me a permanent suggestion/solution to my problem Thank you sir/mam.

Certification In Smile Makeover, BDS
Dentist,
Hi all
I have problem with my teeth since my childhood, I can't lighten my teeth even after used of so many medicated...
get your teeth cleaned and polished by a dental professional,if you are still not satisfied with the shades of your teeth , you can go for dental bleaching.
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Orthodontic treatment for adults

MDS - Orthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Chandigarh
Orthodontic treatment for adults
Come over the myth that orthodontic treatment is meant only for kids and adolescents. Adults, what may your age be, if your periodontal status is good and bone level is sufficient, you can get the treatment done.
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My Uncle aged 51 Years has bad smell from mouth. His 3 back Teeth also pain a lot 1 has been removed. Dr. Says the Teeth will be removed naturally. Please suggest something for pain as he can't eat properly and for bad smell frm his mouth. You can't even sit next to him. Thanks a lot for the help.

MDS - Periodontics, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
You shouldn't wait for the teeth to fall. If its infected and cannot be saved it has to be removed. Teeth do not fall off naturally. They get mobile or fall off in case of a disease. Losing teeth is not physiology. Its a pathology. Nature is meant for u to use your teeth for life. For the bad smell there can be multiple reason. Inside the mouth it can be due to those hurting teeth which has infection. Or deposits on ur teeth or caries. There can also be certain medical conditiins causing bad smell. He needs to be reviewed by a dentist for the solution..

I am getting pain in my mouth at the last teeth when I am chewing something am getting pain due to touch of my upper jaw teeth to lower jaw skin to avoid this what should I do ?

BDS, MDS
Dentist, Delhi
I am getting pain in my mouth at the last teeth when I am chewing something am getting pain due to touch of my upper ...
This is called pericoronitis. Extraction of offending tooth is best cure for this condition or you can also go for operculectomy in which overlying tissue flap is removed.
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I have a problem of white ulcers on the walls of mouth and also on tongue .continuously these ulcers suddenly appears and after some time automatically disappears so what problems I have .is there any major problem.

BDS, CDE Endo-Prostho, CDE - Cast Partial & Complete Dentures
Dentist, Pune
I have a problem of white ulcers on the walls of mouth and also on tongue .continuously these ulcers suddenly appears...
Hello, you can apply baking soda on your ulcers, this will help you to relieve them. If it still persists visit a physician get a checkup done. Get your vitamin B levels checked, if required start taking supplements.
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Tooth Extraction - Myth And Reallity

Bachelor of Dental Surgery
Dentist, Allahabad
Tooth Extraction - Myth And Reallity

A great population of india think that they will loose their eye sight due to extraction of teeth. I want to inform people that tooth extraction can not cause any bad effect on eye sight. Eye sight can not be affected by tooth extraction in any case either it is major or minor surgery. Be sure your sight is safe.

If I have to get both up and down dentures made what is the healthy way removable dentures or fixed dentures please guide.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
If I have to get both up and down dentures made what is the healthy way removable dentures or fixed dentures please g...
Removable dentures r comparatively easily made can b cheap as compared to fixed but best made remove able can have max of fifteen percent of orignals fixed r certainly a better option.
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I want to know about mouth cancer because I am using chewing tobacco last 4 years. This is smokeless tobacco, perhaps it is injurious to health but I am fit because my weight is 64 kg. Only I am disturbed about forgetting/low memory. Please tell me about mouth cancer due to chewing tobacco.

BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
I want to know about mouth cancer because I am using chewing tobacco last 4 years. This is smokeless tobacco, perhaps...
Chewing tobacco causes oral cancer initially there will be thickening of the muscles in the cheek area of the mouth. There will be a burning sensation when we have food and the mouth opening becomes limited the next stage will be oral cancer stop eating tobacco immediately if you have any of the mentioned symptoms you can ask again.
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There are white patches on my tongue. I am 21 years old and these patches are there from last 5 years. It used to hurt when I observed this but after that there was no pain. Now i feel my tongue as normal but these patches are still present. Is this something serious ?

B.D.S
Dentist, Jaipur
Yeah it is serious. It can be due to any drug reaction or it can be pathological but one can give diagnosis only after observation and some test. What you can do is to avoid alcohol, tobacco , spicy food and keep ur gut healthy. So better visit a dentist. Thank you
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I have brown scars on my front teeth. I am 20 yrs old. How can I know the amount required for smile designing treatment.

MDS - Periodontics, BDS
Dentist, Ahmedabad
See a dentist. For brown stains you can opt for scaling 1st. Than if required bleaching or veeneers can be done.
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Doctor I am brushing my teeth two times a day but even after that it smells very bad when I m waking up in the morning. After sleeping whenever I wake up, then taste of my mouth become bitter and smells badly. please tell me how to overcome this problem.

Post-Graduate Certificate in Endodontics
Dentist, Cuttack
Doctor I am brushing my teeth two times a day but even after that it smells very bad when I m waking up in the mornin...
Hello lybrate-user. For proper cleanling you should know proper brushing technique. For this you can ask any dentist. They will give you demo. And start using dental floss to take out any remaining food particles inbetween two teeth. Use mouthwash twice daily to keep your mouth germ free and add freshness. Thank you.
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I have a tooth that aches. It has a cavity. The doctor I saw previously told me that the it's not my permanent tooth and that it is falling out. But it's been around 3 months and dere are no signs of it getting out. Is it the cavity that causes pain?

BDS
Dentist,
I have a tooth that aches. It has a cavity. The doctor I saw previously told me that the it's not my permanent tooth ...
U have to go for dental xray first. And see tat the permeanent teeth will erupt or not. And if its saws tat it will come out thn you have to extract the milk teeth.

I have a serious pain in mouth due to mouth ulcer, already taken b complex capsule. Any suggestions pls to get relief soon.

BDS, MDS, Post Graduate Diploma In Hospital Administration (PGDHA)
Dentist, Mumbai
I have a serious pain in mouth due to mouth ulcer, already taken b complex capsule. Any suggestions pls to get relief...
You can apply "mucopain" ointment. This will provide relief as it is a mild anesthetic agent. Also please continue taking b complex capsule or can take folvite tablet. Also increase water intake.
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