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Dr. Elavazhagan

Dentist, Chennai

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Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; a......more
Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; as a health provider being ethical is not just a remembered value, but a strongly observed one.
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Dr. Elavazhagan is a renowned Dentist in Porur, Chennai. Doctor is currently associated with Pedo Planet, Porur in Porur, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Elavazhagan on Lybrate.com.

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I have ulcer in my mouth and it often happen. I have been facing this pain last 3 years and more.

BDS
Dentist, Vadodara
I have ulcer in my mouth and it often happen. I have been facing this pain last 3 years and more.
Mouth ulcer is most commonly caused by poor diet, nutritional deficiency, constipation or excessive stress. You need to start taking multi vitamins. Avoid junk food avoid excessive stress. Avoid too hot and spicy food.
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I am Sankar Srinivasan, age 48. I was affected by epilepsy in my childhood. Had phenytoin sodium tablet. Now reducing dose. My problem is, teeth enamel is damaging in 5 teeth's. Already extracted 3 teeth. I want to save my teeth's. Please kindly guide me Sankar Srinivasan.

MDS Prosthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
I am Sankar Srinivasan, age 48. I was affected by epilepsy in my childhood. Had phenytoin sodium tablet. Now reducing...
Mr. Lybrate-user, when your teeth enamel is damaging you immediately need to take care of it. Teeth have three layers, enamel-dentin-pulp. So when the enamel is damaged the dentin is exposed leading to weaker and caries prone teeth. See your nearest dentist and either to a filling or a crown/cap work done.
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MDS - Periodontics, Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Chandigarh
Teeth dont die a natural death.
We kill them because of ignorance.
Visit your dentist once in a six month for routine check up.

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Salivary Gland Disorder - Common Causes Behind it

DNB (ENT), MBBS
ENT Specialist, Bangalore
Salivary Gland Disorder - Common Causes Behind it

Remember the sensation similar to that of a warm liquid flooding your tongue when you smell a deliciously baked chocolate cake? Or a freshly baked brown bread early in the morning? That is your saliva. The salivary glands present in the inner linings of the lips, cheeks and the mouth produce saliva. Saliva protects one from tooth decay, keeps the mouth moist and helps in the digestive process. Any disease that affects the saliva gland comes under the domain of ‘salivary gland disorders’.

Causes

There are three salivary glands in humans known as the Submandibular, Parotid and the Sublingual gland. The most common disorder that affects salivary glands is that of ‘blocked salivary glands’. Sialothiasis is a disorder wherein, calcium stones are formed in the salivary glands, which obstruct these glands. Obstruction of the salivary glands leads to an infection called sialadenitis, caused by strep or staph bacteria.

Sjogren’s syndrome is another condition which affects the salivary glands. In this condition, the antibodies in the body target the cells that produce saliva. This occurs mostly in women who suffer from autoimmune disorders. Viral infections are also common; flu virus and mumps are a few examples.

Symptoms

The symptoms of salivary gland disorders are problem specific; for Sialolithiasis, you will feel a painful lump below the tongue, which tends to aggravate when you eat. In case of Sialadenitis, there will be an odorous pus-filled discharge along with a lump beneath the chin. For viral infections, the symptoms will include muscle pain, swelling and fever. Symptoms of Sjogren’s syndrome are dry eyes and mouth, joint pain, fatigue and tooth decay.

Treatment

Like the symptoms, the treatments for salivary gland disorders are also problem specific. For salivary gland tumors, surgery is required. If it is a malignant tumor, then radiation therapy will be prescribed which may cause dry mouth syndrome (Xerostomia). For bacterial and viral infections, anti-bacterial and anti-viral medications are required for treatment, respectively. It is also important that you take good care of your oral health for an even more effective treatment. Brushing and flossing your teeth on a regular basis will help keep salivary gland disorders at bay. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.

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I am doing Oil Pulling daily since few Days. In the Morning before brushing teeth. I like to do twice daily. kindly advise whether I have to before dinner or before going to Sleep in night. Kindly Suggest which oils can be used for Oil Pulling. Is it advisable to do Oil Pulling using Almond Oil. I await your kind response in this regards.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
I am doing Oil Pulling daily since few Days. In the Morning before brushing teeth. I like to do twice daily. kindly a...
Oil pulling is best method. Do it in the morning empty stomach only one time and if you want to do it for twice then take sesam oil inthe morning and almond oil in night at night before sleep.
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I have burned scars on my face? How to remove that. And I am suffering from fluoride on my teeth. How can I relieve from these.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I have burned scars on my face? How to remove that. And I am suffering from fluoride on my teeth. How can I relieve f...
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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Hi. I want to ask that my teeth are becoming yellow from 1 year. So please suggest me how to make teeth white? please recommend me something.

BDS
Dentist, Botad
Hi. I want to ask that my teeth are becoming yellow from 1 year. So please suggest me how to make teeth white? please...
You should require bleaching for this.. Mostly it clear with this... Its become yellow due to more fluoride in drinking water (more than 1ppm)
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I am loosing my teeth and trying to many toothpaste but not well my teeth. Please solutions to relief this problem..

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I am loosing my teeth and trying to many toothpaste but not well my teeth. Please solutions to relief this problem..
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. You may consult me in person.
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My son 35 years old gets repeated extremely painful attacks from his lower wisdom tooth once in two months. There dentist has advised him to get the same uprooted. Is this the correct treatment to the problem.

DRCH, BHMS
Homeopath, Bareilly
My son  35 years old gets repeated extremely painful attacks from his lower wisdom tooth once in two months. There de...
Give him homeopathic medicine merc sol 200, one dose twice daily for a week, repeat this every month. During pain homeopathic mother tincture plantago q, diluted in 10 part of water is to be applied on the affected area with cotton. The pain will subside by three or four course. Report me after a month.
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Hello sir/mam. I need your advice regarding the dental points, I have lost 5 molars in dental treatment, I am having braces since last 3 years, for army medical 14 dental points are required then will I fit for that? other all teeth are in good condition

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
You will be able to complete your points after proper treatment, hence it is advised that you consult a well qualified dental surgeon, who can provide you good quality bridge for missing tooth, if you have lost five molars at this age in that case your complete oral health will be checked and assessed for fitness. Final decision will be taken the dental surgeon in recruitment board.
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Braces(orthodontic treatment)

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Braces(orthodontic treatment)

Today smile has become one of the most important of one's personality. Be it personal, or professional. There are so many people who come down to the dentist to get their teeth corrected either cosmetic which includes crowns (porcelain fused metal, metal free) or laminates, or veneers. Or orthodontic tooth movement which is done to move teeth naturally. These are of various types (metal, ceramic, lingual, or invagilin or clear braces. Which usually as per case takes one yr to 1.5 years to get into perfect alignment. For this one must visit the dentist to look for all the clinical details, which as a dentist would decide the time duration and type of braces one would want to go for. At times, there are difficult cases in which extraction may or may not be required, a monthly visit to the dentist. Mild pain during tooth movement. Before we start any treatment we take records in the form of model X-rays. (full mouth, lateral ceph, photographs as per case. All the above details are used to develop a customized treatment plan. This is commonly done by fixing braces to your teeth and using a thin guiding wire to straighten the irregular teeth. Various steps include

Leveling and aligning

Space closing

Detailing and finishing

Retention

Dental braces care

Brush teeth regularly with paste you have to pay special attention to the brackets placed. Use an orthodontic brush, an interdental brush to remove all debris stuck between brackets.

Foods to avoid while wearing brackets

Chewing gum, sticky chewy food.

Sugar substitutes

Hard foods like carrots, apple, nuts which might break brackets.

Lastly, dental retainers which need to be placed for 24 hours initially for a period of 3 months and after that only at night during sleep. Retailers have to be worn for a period of 6 months to one yr. If retainers not worn teeth might start moving back to original position (relapse) so please do as per dentist's recommendations.

Fluoride for Teeth - 4 Myths and Facts About it

MDS - Periodontology and Oral Implantology, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Fluoride for Teeth - 4 Myths and Facts About it

Fluoride is a chemical naturally present in water and in some foods and is essential for healthy bone growth.  A few decades ago, fluoride was discovered to have anti-cariogenic (against tooth decay) properties and slowly gained popularity. While most believe that fluoride can do wonders for your teeth and help you get rid of all problems, it is not true.  There is only so much that fluoride can do and there are also undesirable effects from it.

Read on to know some myths about fluoride versus the actual facts.

Myth: Drinking fluoridated water can lead to fluorosis, which produces brown, pitted teeth, which are weak and aesthetically unappealing.

Fact:  People develop fluorosis only when the water contains excessive amounts of fluorine.  The currently defined permissible level is about 0.7 parts per million. At this level, fluoride provides the maximum protection against caries, at the same time not leading to fluorosis.  In some cases, mild fluorosis can be seen, which only produces white speckles on the tooth and not brown pits.  These teeth have a higher resistance to decay than people drinking non-fluoridated water.

Myth: Fluoride is a forced medication

Fact: Fluoride is a chemical with special benefits to the bones and teeth.  In cases where the water does not contain sufficient quantities of fluoride or where the person is prone for decay, adding fluoride will provide the extra level of protection against caries.

Myth: Adding fluoride to the drinking water leads to various other medical conditions (heart disease, cancer, etc.)

Fact: Various studies have shown that this is not true. In fact, fluoride has been endorsed as safe to use and does not contribute to any diseases like heart disease, cancer, autism, or kidney problems.

Myth: Fluoride is not safe for children.

Fact: Children need a good amount of fluoride in their tooth forming years. This produces teeth that are more resistant to decay and are stronger generally. If the regular supply of water does not contain sufficient fluoride, then the child can be given supplements in the form of fluoridated toothpastes and gel applications at the clinic to provide the anti-cariogenic benefit.

Myth: If there is enough water in the fluoride, then there is no worry of tooth decay.

Fact: Fluoride only makes the teeth resistant to easy decay, it does not protect from decay completely.  Proper oral hygiene habits (brushing, flossing, rinsing, dental visits) are essential to ensure that there is no plaque accumulation and food deposits to prevent caries.  Fluoride is not a replacement for these practices.

Like with anything else, even excessive fluoride is not good for health, therefore the recommended level is 0.7 ppm.  Ensure fluoride supplements are used only after a discussion with your dentist.

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I am 24 years old and have stomach problems and uclers in mouth. What should i do to cure?

BDS
Dentist, Bhavnagar
I am 24 years old and have stomach problems and uclers in mouth. What should i do to cure?
Hi.... First try to cure your stomach problem. .. Mouth ulcer that may be because of stomach problem. .. Drink more water. ... Avoid trauma and irritation to ulcer. Drink cold milk.... Avoid spicy foods. Avoid stress. Topical analgesic may use.... If ulcer is not cure than consent a doctor for further diagnosis.
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BDS
Dentist, Thanjavur
Massaging eucalyptus or peppermint oil in a circular motion throughout the mouth daily will prove beneficial for the health of your gums and will keep them safe and healthy.

One of my friend canine teeth are improper. At canine location two adjacent teeth are there. Can the teeth made to a proper position. What is d treatment should undergo? And how much time it will take for a treatment? And what can b the cost for treatment?

BDS, Diploma in Oral Implantology
Dentist, Guwahati
One of my friend canine teeth are improper. At canine location two adjacent teeth are there. Can the teeth made to a ...
Mr. Lybrate-user, one or two of the teeth may/may not be needed to be extracted depending on the situation, to align all the teeth in their proper positions. An opg pan xray as well as individual xrays of those teeth needs to be taken for treatment planning. The full treatment could be a combination of different procedures including braces, surgical removal of teeth, fillings, etc.
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I have got a mouth-sore inside my mouth(near the extreme teeth) resulting acute pain. Used mouth jel namely ORAjel . But no relief. Please advice.

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
You are probably having a impacted last molar which is causing bite and resulting into ulcer ,go to the dental surgeon he will do the needful and treat this problem by cuspal grinding and dressing of ulcer with desired medication.
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Doctor actually. I'm having stripes at mine tongue. From 4 -5 weeks .something like ulcer but it is white colored only at side of the tongue and at the end of the tongue I have stripes. Which is like.(Foda and funsi). What does this indicate? And what should I do for this. I'm very scared doctor please reply me.

PCAD, MCID Implant, BDS, Advanced Aesthetics
Dentist, Chandigarh
Doctor actually. I'm having stripes at mine tongue. From 4 -5 weeks .something like ulcer but it is white colored onl...
It is very difficult to tell exactly which condition is affecting your mouth according to the information and appearance described by you. There are many similar looking ulcers which require completely different treatments. The best way is to consult an expert dental doctor and get it checked for best treatment outcome.
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I brush twice daily, but then I think I have got cavities in between teeth. Changed my paste but no use? What should I do?

oral implantology, BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
I brush twice daily, but then I think I have got cavities in between teeth. Changed my paste but no use? What should ...
cavities are basically decay of tooth. Nothing will happen by changing tooth paste. consult a dentist near you for thorough check up and treatment of teeth.
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Mere mouth pe kale dag hai me ne ise nikalne ki bahut hi kosis ki kintu ye nikalta hi nahi please help.

BDS, Master of Hospital Administration
Dentist, Patna
Mere mouth pe kale dag hai me ne ise nikalne ki bahut hi kosis ki kintu ye nikalta hi nahi please help.
Black spot on skin is due to melanin pigment a condition known as hypermelanosis. It is a normal thing and not a disease or anything to worry. You can leave it as it is. Or if you want you can go for cosmetic laser therapy.
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