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Dr. Elavazhagan

Dentist, Chennai

Dr. Elavazhagan Dentist, Chennai
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Dr. Elavazhagan is a trusted Dentist in Valasaravakkam, Chennai. You can meet Dr. Elavazhagan personally at ALV Jayas Dental Care in Valasaravakkam, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Elavazhagan on Lybrate.com.

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Wat should I do to keep the teeth in white colour? Some white substance that sticked in between the teeth even though I remove that, it coming again and again.

BDS, Master of Hospital Administration
Dentist, Patna
Wat should I do to keep the teeth in white colour? Some white substance that sticked in between the teeth even though...
Brush your teeth with interdental and ultrasonic tooth brushes. You can go for scaling too. Bleaching is good for whiter teeth.
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I am 27 year male. My teeths are having plaque/scales from back side. I have heard that teeth cleaning makes teeth weaker from their roots. Is it so? is teeth cleaning suggested?

BDS
Dentist, Sangli
I am 27 year male. My teeths are having plaque/scales from back side. I have heard that teeth cleaning makes teeth we...
Deposits like hard calculus has to removed by scaling. No teeth do not get weaker by scaling but due to poor oral hygiene.
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I have oral sore .how can I get rid of 'em? Please help me. I cant eat anything properly nor can I speak.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
I have oral sore .how can I get rid of 'em? Please help me. I cant eat anything properly nor can I speak.
1-Take pranacharya virechan churna or triphala churna 1 tsf in warm water before sleep at night. 2-take arogyavardhinii vati 1- tab after lunch and dinner. Diet-take 5-7 munakkas with milk.
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Teeth down skin is very weak. How to improve skin in teeth rout ?

MDS Prosthodontics, BDS
Dentist,
Your gums are weakened because of bad oral health with plaque and tartar. You need clean up of teeth and Perio treatment.
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BDS
Dentist, Thanjavur
To freshen your breath, chew a sugarless gum for around 20 minutes after meals. It will make the leftover food particles cling to it.
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Things you need to know before undergoing root canal treatment

MDS - Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
Things you need to know before undergoing root canal treatment

Root canal treatment is an effective procedure which is used to treat a tooth whose pulp has been infected. The treatment helps to remove the elimination and further protects the tooth from future microbial attacks. Root canals are physical hollows in a tooth which naturally consists of nerves, blood vessels and other cellular beings.

Learning about Root Canal Treatment-

Before one decides to go for root canal treatment, it is important to realize that this method is useful for preserving a dead tooth, not to save one. So, why does one keep the old tooth which is beyond repair? One can pull out the dead tooth and fill the gap with an implant along with an artificial tooth. However, the main reason for doing this is because it is much simpler than an implant. Even though the old tooth is dead, one can immensely benefit from keeping it as its structure will help you to chew food and talk properly.

In root canal therapy, the doctor cuts off the infected nerve tissue inside the tooth so as to prevent it from infecting the rest of the tooth. But there are consequences of root canal therapy as well. A root canal procedure makes the tooth brittle and much more fracture prone. This is because the inside of the tooth has been removed leaving the outside shell dry and brittle. This is why a root canal therapy often involves a second procedure called crown. A root canaled tooth needs to be protected because the tissue inside of it has been removed. Here comes the crown. The crown is a strong outer covering which is even stronger than the enamel which preserves the structure of the tooth thus preventing fractures.

Failure to undergo permanent restoration placement by the dentist after root canal treatment within next few weeks may result in failure of the root canal treatment due to decay, infection, tooth fracture and/or loss of the tooth structure.

Factors Determining the Success of Root Canal Treatment-

A root canal therapy is an attempt at saving the remains of your tooth. However, sometimes the damage is too much or the enamel is too brittle to withstand the procedure. These factors may cause the loss of a tooth.

Many factors contribute to the success of root canal treatment and not all factors can be determined in advance. Some of the factors are:

  1. individual resistance to infection.
  2. the size, shape and location of the canals.

A case may be more difficult if the tooth has blocked, curved, or narrow canals. The treatment may not relieve the symptoms and treatment can sometimes fail for unexplained reasons. If treatment fails, other procedures (including re-treatment or surgery) may be necessary to retain the tooth, or it may have to be extracted. During and after treatment, the patient may experience some pain or discomfort, swelling, bleeding and loosening of dental restorations and may also need antibiotics to treat any associated infections.

Another factor in this method is the development of an abscess near the root of the tooth if some of the infection remains back or if the antibiotics are not effective enough. Root canal instruments sometimes separate (break) inside the canal which may or may not effect the prognosis. If the separated fragment cannot be retrieved, it may be sealed inside the root canal, or require additional treatment in the future.

Failure to undergo permanent restoration placement by the dentist after root canal treatment within next few weeks may fail if the root canal treatment, decay, infection, tooth fracture and/or loss of the tooth.

Alternative Techniques-

The alternative techniques to root canal therapy include either no treatment or tooth extraction. Tooth extraction may be followed by any prosthetic replacement procedure like dental implants or a removable denture. One can also fix a partial denture which is commonly called a bridge in medical terms.

Conducting no treatments is often accompanied by factors like occasional pains, infection and a possibility of deterioration in the dental infection such that the tooth will no longer be restorable. If a massive loss of tooth structure occurs, then extraction may be the only option.

Taking all factors into consideration, root canal therapy is a very effective method for removing dental infection and is the best possible method in the field.

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Sir mine front teeth do not have good look and i am thinking to have artificial teeth what is your suggestion should i or not..?

BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
Hi, what is your age what do u mean by not good ,are u talking about the color or the alignment, based on your question we. answering go for artificial wud not be appropriate kindly tel us in detail
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I'm gradually losing enamel on my gums how to reduce it and what can I do for whiting of my teeth.

BDS
Dentist, Mohali
I'm gradually losing enamel on my gums how to reduce it and what can I do for whiting of my teeth.
If your gums are losing attachment to tooth surface then there may be calculus (hard stone like) deposits at gum line. You may need scaling (professional cleaning) and polishing of your teeth. Learn proper brushing technique also form your dentist. This will improve your oral hygiene and colour problem too. Remember permanent teeth are always yellowish white. So need not to worry much.
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How much money does it require for root canal therapy as I am having a hole in my front teeth, followed by ceramic crown.

BDS, D.pharm
Dentist, Chennai
How much money does it require for root canal therapy as I am having a hole in my front teeth, followed by ceramic cr...
If you get it done in dental colleges it wil be maximum 300 for root canal and 800 for crown if needed same treatment in private clinic charges 5000.
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Can any one suggest tablets for dryness of mouth. I don't have any hormones problem I won't drink or smoke I won't sleep by opening mouth still I have bad breath problem y I don't know I went to dentist they told no problem with your teeth can any one suggest tablets which I can get in medical shop please please.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
Can any one suggest tablets for dryness of mouth. I don't have any hormones problem I won't drink or smoke I won't sl...
Get scaling polishing done by a dentist than brush twice daily especially at night drink plenty of water keep a limon drop in your mouth.
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Dear Doctor, My daughter is having protruding and irregular teeth. She is 21. Also there is tooth crowding. Can she use braces to rectify the irregularities. Would like to rectify it with invisible braces. Is it possible without extractions? Thanks.

MDS - Orthodontics
Dentist, Faridabad
Dear Doctor, My daughter is having protruding and irregular teeth. She is 21. Also there is tooth crowding. Can she u...
Braces /Orthodontic treatment would help correct the problem quite effectively In cases of protruding teeth, teeth extraction is inevitable. For invisible braces, she can choose either Lingual braces or Ceramic braces.
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Hi, I am 19 years old. My teeth are pale in colour. What should be my steps to make them white.

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Hi, I am 19 years old. My teeth are pale in colour. What should be my steps to make them white.
The normal colour of teeth is white with bluish tinges back ground appearance which sometime sis slightest yellow, the best way to maintain whiteness is to brush them twice after breakfast and before going to bed use listerine mouthwash, get them cleaned and polished if still not satisfied than get get them bleach and maintain them.
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In feb. 2016 I have done root canal. During the process a piece of needle is break in my teeth root. And it will not come out. How it will create any problem of cancer or any other problem . please help me.

BDS, PG Diploma In PG Advance Course Of Oral Implantology On New Generation Implants, PGDHHM
Dentist, Gurgaon
In feb. 2016 I have done root canal. During the process a piece of needle is break in my teeth root. And it will not ...
Hello no it will not csuse cancer. But if your tooth starts paining in future then maybe your tooth have to get extracted if file or something foreign thing is a stucked in your tooth.
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MDS
Dentist, Nashik
While preparing for rct: getting to know from a dentist if consuming an antibiotic medicine is advisable, as it can help in reducing the infection and swelling. 
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I am 40 years male and blood comes out from my upper teeth (not lower jaw teeth) when I brush. What do you think? Is it because of structure of my teeth and are they can be fixed using braces at this age?

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
I am 40 years male and blood comes out from my upper teeth (not lower jaw teeth) when I brush. What do you think? Is ...
Mostly it is due to deposits on teeth. A simple teeth cleaning should reduce your bleeding substantially from very next day. I don't think it will be because of your structure. But if you still desire to correct your tooth structure then braces are possible at your age.
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Real expense of implant ?

MDS
Dentist,
Depending on the type and brand of implant, the cost varies. And depending on the complexity of placement of implant, dentist may charge accordingly.
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I am 62 years old male. Three months back I had sensitivity in the 14th upper teeth, mild pain so that unable to chew on the right side. Dental hospital gave me ampicilin 500 mg three times a day for one week. Sensitivity had gone in a fortnight and tooth pain gone in one month. But still there is some difficulty while chewing. Mean while since last two months I am feeling heaviness in my head and mild giddiness. I am bp patient 140/90 after medication (revalol xl 50 and envas 10). My sugar level fasting 110 after metformin 500 sr. What should I do for my giddiness and heaviness in my head.

BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
I agree with the doctors advice that you need to c the dentist coz your a senior citizen and being careless or ignoring the complaints than it may cause more problem. Sensitivity can be of many reasons now that you took medicine you may not have but you need to know wats the problem, dn't be afraid. Whatever feasible treatment you need the dentist will do that only.
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When I was 9, I had an accident which causes me my two front teeth chipped and I got root canal surgery. Now I am 21 and one of my teeth got little discoloration is there any easy solution to get whiten my teeth without cap or implants because I don't have any other problems related to my teeth only just it got discolored please tell.

MDS - Periodontics
Dentist, Thane
When I was 9, I had an accident which causes me my two front teeth chipped and I got root canal surgery. Now I am 21 ...
Hi lybrate-user, generally tooth tends to discolour once it is root canal treated. That is one of the major reasons why a dentist does cap over the tooth. You can not whiten the tooth now since its already root canal treated. But you should get a cap done as it will be more aesthetic.
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I have sub mucous fibrosis so the mouth opening is very less, can any doctor from pune clean my teeth and treat some decaying one.

MDS Prosthodontics
Dentist, Pune
I have sub mucous fibrosis so the mouth opening is very less, can any doctor from pune clean my teeth and treat some ...
Hello good morning lybrate-user, initially oral conditions needs to be evaluated clinically regarding how much opening and dental status, for that you have to visit a dental clinic then only we can decide about treatment.
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In last 2 year I have a problem in my neck there are some white buds (like small partial) are growth in my mouth that is not painful but when I remove this then some of them has very bad smell so please tell me that what is the problem in my mouth and neck?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
In last 2 year I have a problem in my neck there are some white buds (like small partial) are growth in my mouth that...
Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations (full mouth x-ray) & clinical examination 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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