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Dr. D.P Mahendran

BDS

Dentist, Chennai

17 Years Experience  ·  100 at clinic
Dr. D.P Mahendran BDS Dentist, Chennai
17 Years Experience  ·  100 at clinic
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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them.
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Dr. D.P Mahendran is an experienced Dentist in Chintadripet, Chennai. He has been a successful Dentist for the last 17 years. He has done BDS . He is currently practising at OM SAKTHI DENTAL CLINIC in Chintadripet, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. D.P Mahendran on Lybrate.com.

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BDS - Meenakshi Ammal Dental College Hospital, - 2000
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Indian Dental Association

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Dear sir I have pain in my teeth from last 7 days. I can't eat hot & cold I teams. Plc suggest what should I do for fast relief.

MDS - Periodontics, BDS
Dentist, Ranchi
Dear sir I have pain in my teeth from last 7 days. I can't eat hot & cold I teams. Plc suggest what should I do for f...
You are having teeth deep infection and need root canal treatment. Get it done. Meanwhile take analgesics avoid hot and cold food intake do get your treatment done as soon as possible.
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I have a problem in my teeth that is growing inside jaw. Why it is growing now my age is 21 but it is pain.

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
I have a problem in my teeth that is growing inside jaw. Why it is growing now my age is 21 but it is pain.
Chidambram Your teeth are growing towards jaw . this is wisdom tooth . take tab combiflam for pain . Visit dental surgeon for advise .
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MDS, BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
How do I know I have dental erosion?
Dental erosion -Erosion usually shows up as hollows in the teeth and a general wearing away of the tooth surface and biting edges. This can expose the dentine underneath, which is a darker, yellower colour than the enamel. Because the dentine is sensitive, your teeth can also be more sensitive to heat and cold, or acidic foods and drinks.
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Sir i suffering tooth ache.I have moxikind625,ampilox,metrogyl 400,imol plus for tooth ache from i consulted doctor.After eat medicine my pain reduce but stomach ache more timesss.Two days i have coming more stomach ache.I take gelusil tablet.But still having stomach ache.What i do?

MFDS RCPS (Glasgow), MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, BDS
Dentist, Delhi
For a toothache, the permanent solution is only identification of the cause and its treatment. Antibiotics alone can, at best, give you temporary relief, and often, create additional problems, as in your case. Consult your dentist again so they may either stop, or change, your antibiotics, as necessary, and begin definitive treatment of the actual dental problem causing your trouble. In the meantime, you may use something like Pantoprazole 40 mg once or twice a day, Ranitidine 150 mg twice a day, etc. To reduce the gastric discomfort. You can add Cap Sporlac twice a day in case of diarrhea.
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Dear sir some time I am taking tobacco products gutkha now my mouth is not open fully what I can do ?

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Dear , you have to stop gutka and tobacco immediately and you can be treated accordingly for mouth opening with exercise and medicines.
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Hi! I am suffering from dental ache from couple of Weeks which goes to my ear on right side. This is very disturbing. Kindly help me.

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
Hi!
I am suffering from dental ache from couple of Weeks which goes to my ear on right side. This is very disturbing....
Go to a dentist immediately. You might be having caries or cavity inside teeth that needs immediate treatment. Take -tablet ibugesic for pain relief.
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The issue is not yet resolved. I was not actually treating the gingivitis well in the beginning itself. Now it got swelling very much. Also was brushing as normal. Which caused bruising everyday almost it also elevated the issue. Now for first time started with proper having antibiotics. Let me check any thing will get subsidies. Gingivitis without pain.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
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. Use pepsodent tooth paste & gum paint for 2 to 3 weeks. 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. Tooth brush to be changed every 2 months.
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I am having severe mouth ulcers around tongue and mouth. I am not able to eat anything. I'm using Zytee gel and VSL3 tablets. Still not recovered. please tell me what to do?

BDS
Dentist, Delhi
I am having severe mouth ulcers around tongue and mouth. I am not able to eat anything. I'm using Zytee gel and VSL3 ...
Hi, have neutrolun. B cap once daily fr 6days and find out th reasn of multiple ulcers it can be becuse of stomch upset or diet intake.
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I am 29 years old male my problem gums and teeth weaknesses how to solve my problem ?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I am 29 years old male my problem gums and teeth weaknesses how to solve my problem ?
- use a soft toothbrush -- and brush properly! brush your teeth for at least two minutes twice a day and after meals. Hard brushing can further damage the soft tissues of your mouth. - floss at least once a day and be sure to floss beyond the gum line to remove more plaque. - control bleeding by applying pressure to the area with a cold compress. - rinse with salt water or hydrogen peroxide to keep the area clean. Avoid mouthwashes that contain alcohol, which can dry out your mouth. - stay away from smoking and other tobacco products, which can aggravate bleeding gums. - eat a balanced diet and limit snacking between meals. Carbohydrates and sugars feed dental plaque. - try an oral irrigation device, commonly known as a" water pick, to clear debris from around the gum line. - have your dentures aligned as needed. - you may need deep cleaning along with surgical curettage or gum strengthening procedure. Use pepsodent tooth paste & gum paint for 2 to 3 weeks. Advance procedures can be done with laser.
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I have tooth cavity and my half teeth have broken what should you do to not have a pain.

MDS Prosthodontics
Dentist, Howrah
I have tooth cavity and my half teeth have broken what should you do to not have a pain.
Visit your dentist now, if possible try to save with restoration or rct and post and core or else get it extracted.
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BDS
Dentist, Katihar
You have diabetes dental care is even more important. Yours problem bleeding gum and bad odour mouth - should be gingivitis can develop - Gingivitis will usually require extra care in ensuring teeth are cleaned twice daily and flossed daily, recommend you use mouthwash to help kill bacteria.
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When I eat anything excluding sweet the test of the food I am eating as if like I am eating red chili powder. Why so?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations to decide upon treatment. 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. Tooth brush to be changed every 2 months.
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Im suffering in teeth pain I since 3 days I think its cavity but its not its something strange bleeding from my teeth I do not know what to do.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Hyderabad
Im suffering in teeth pain I since 3 days I think its cavity but its not its something strange bleeding from my teeth...
Tooth ache may be due to infection, tooth decay, gum problem etc. Anything stuck in the teeth may also cause the problem. Homoeopathy has a good treatment for this without adverse effects. Take merc sol 30 twice daily in the morning and evening.
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MDS, BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Try to save a knocked out tooth. If possible, hold the tooth back in place while you seek immediate dental advice. If this is not possible, wrap the tooth in plastic or place it in milk and seek dental advice immediately.
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Tooth Removal - Really Required?

BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
Tooth Removal - Really Required?

Teeth are one of the most precious parts of the human body.  By playing a significant functional and structural role in aesthetics, facial appearance, and food habits, digestion and chewing, all efforts at maintaining them should be undertaken. As we all know, we have two sets of teeth, primary or deciduous and the permanent set. Let us discuss tooth removal in these two sets separately.

Primary Teeth
In the primary teeth, the main indication would be dental decay.  If the tooth is severely damaged beyond repair with fillings, then removal could be an option, with two things considered. The primary successor will erupt within the next 6 months; if not, a space maintainer would be put in place.

Another reason would be if the tooth is beyond its lifecycle and is blocking the eruption of the successor, then it requires removal.

The permanent teeth, however, are a set that are meant to last for a lifetime and removal should be considered only as a last resort. With advances in dental treatment methods, gone are the days when removal would be an option for severe decay. 

Some of the absolute indications for removal would be:

  1. Wisdom teeth: if it is erupting in abnormal position (flattened or crooked), then removing them to avoid infection and impingement on other teeth needs to be considered. Wisdom teeth infection is one of the most common causes requiring tooth removal. 
  2. Recurrent infections: If a tooth has been root canal treated, but continues to have ongoing chronic infection, it could be a case for removal.
  3. Malformed or supernumerary teeth: These may also block eruption of other teeth into the mouth. 
  4. Orthodontic treatment: In cases where the jaw size is really not sufficient to realign the mal-positioned or crooked teeth, the first premolar is often sacrificed, and this space is used to align the other teeth. 
  5. Injuries: In case of accidents or injuries with jaw fractures, teeth in the line of fracture may need to be removed. 
  6. Preparation for dentures: In cases of severe periodontal disease, where the mobility of the teeth is high and complete dentures are being considered as an option, teeth removal may be planned.  Also, if there are teeth which are in the line of fixed partial dentures, again removal might be planned
  7. Radiation therapy: For head and neck cancer patients, if there are teeth in the line of radiation, then removal might be planned.

Unlike in the earlier years, the absolute indications for removing tooth have changed.  A thorough examination, both oral and radiological, should be done before zeroing on extraction.

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I have severe sensitivity in upper and lower jaw during eating drinking chewing etc. Could you please recommended me any herbal or another product to overcome the effect of sensitivity please.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I have severe sensitivity in upper and lower jaw during eating drinking chewing etc. Could you please recommended me ...
We need more investigations with clinical examination to decide upon treatment. You may need cleaning, root canal treatment & capping. Until then apply clove oil on the decayed tooth. Rinse frequently with mouth wash.
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BDS
Dentist, Bhavnagar
Healthy teeth. Healthy life. Make your teeth strong and healthy and be healthy.
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My son 4 years old. having cavity in teeth from last 3-4 month. I don't know, how. please help us.

BDS
Dentist, Chennai
My son 4 years old.  having cavity in  teeth from last 3-4 month. I don't know, how. please help us.
Nothing to worry. Visit the doc, let him get used to the atmosphere of the clinic /hospital n get him treated. He mite be a bit fussy but you can make him understand that he would get whiter brighter teeth.
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Can mouthwash be replaced with smearing toothpaste over our teeth and then rinsing? since our teeth just needs fluoride and mouthwash is most probably a product created by marketing.

BDS
Dentist, Delhi
First of all, a mouthwash has to be used for a reason. And only be prescribed by your dentist. Its not a very good practice to just randomly buy a mouthwash and start using it. And if a mouthwash is prescribed, it should be used because it reaches to those spaces in-between your teeth and gums where the toothpaste can reach.
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Hi, I have fluorosis. I feel embarrass when I smile. please suggest something to get rid of this problem.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Hi,
I have fluorosis. I feel embarrass when I smile. please suggest something to get rid of this problem.
Visit a dentist. The method of acidic micro abrasion, followed by remineralisation procedures, assures a considerable recovery of the dental surfaces affected by fluorosis. Best way is capping or veneers for upper front 6 teeth & lower front 6 teeth. Until then use tooth mousse tooth paste. Apply this 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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