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Dr. G.Rathnavelu

Dentist, Chennai

Dr. G.Rathnavelu Dentist, Chennai
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I'm dedicated to providing optimal health care in a relaxed environment where I treat every patients as if they were my own family....more
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Dr. G.Rathnavelu is a trusted Dentist in Kilpauk, Chennai. You can visit him/her at Smile With Us in Kilpauk, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. G.Rathnavelu on Lybrate.com.

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I am 22 years old and lives in india. For the past 10 years I am suffering from mouth ulcer and I tried allopathy, homeo and ayurveda, but none of them provided with best results. Can you help me?

LCPS, BAM&S
General Physician, Pune
Mouth ulcers are caused by local chemical irritants like betel nut, tobacco, chewing gums, tea/coffee, cold drinks etc. Find out what irritates the mouth and stop it. \ Second cause is systemic disturbances like vitamin deficiency, oral thrush etc. Third cause is stress on mind and body. Slow down life. Sleep well. Eat well. Drink plenty of water. Do this for a month and then report back. Your case needs a careful and deep handling by a lifestyle consultant. The condition is difficult, but certainly curable.
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I get bad breath from my mouth sometimes which is really frustrating because I have to interact with many people as per my professional requirement. Need assistance on the same.

BDS
Dentist, Vadodara
Bad breath is due to accumulation of plaque on teeth, decay teeth, dry mouth, smoking, tobacco chewing, consumption of caffeinated or aerated beverages, oilly n spicy food, sore throat, bad digestion. Go for scaling and polishing of teeth. Use mouthwash twice daily after brushing. Maintain proper oral hygiene. Increase your water intake.
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My Mom is 48 years now and she is diabetic. She is suffering from severe tooth ache and is deprived of sleep every night. We have visited many dentists and all of them are scared to operate on her tooth due to her diabetic condition. Can you please provide a solution to this problem. Thank you.

BDS
Dentist, Ghaziabad
My Mom is 48 years now and she is diabetic. She is suffering from severe tooth ache and is deprived of sleep every ni...
Diabetes is under control then tt can b done. First control diabetes and ask your physician to give medication for controlling diabetes then dental tt can b done without any complications.
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I am having a small pin hole in my teeth. I want to know the reason behind this and is this a serious matter?

BDS
Dentist, Mohali
I am having a small pin hole in my teeth. I want to know the reason behind this and is this a serious matter?
This hole can be due to bacterial infection of teeth called caries or cavities. Treatment is filling. Now a days composite fillings are good ones. If you're experiencing pain on chewing or on taking hot cold beverages then root canal treatment is advices after establishing proper diagnosis with x ray
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I had chronic teeth sensitivity problem for last two years, now I am facing facial pain problem at interval of one or two days. Actually I contacted Sikkim Manipal medical college to solve the problem of teeth sensitivity and they advised for teeth filling which could not work and teeth sensitivity problem got elevated. Now for last two months I am facing facial pain an interval of one or two day which lasted for two to three hours and face also becomes slightly warm around left jaw. Please advice me what to do.

Advanced Aesthetics, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Hi, It would really help us give you a more detailed treatment plan if you could send us an O.P.G x ray (that is the one that shows all teeth together ). Having look at the same we will be in better position to comment. Please find below is our contact details. Dr. Krinita Motwani's Dental Clinic
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I have blood leakage on mouth while brushing, what it cause. And what do I do to prevent this.

Post-Graduate Certificate in Oral Implantology (PGCOI), BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
I have blood leakage on mouth while brushing, what it cause. And what do I do to prevent this.
Visit dental doctor for check up he will advise teeth cleaning, gum massage & mouth wash. Brush twice daily. Gargle with salt water 2-3 times daily.
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I got a wisdom teeth near two jaws recently. There is no pain at all. Should I consult a doctor to remove it? Or just ignore.

BDS
Dentist, Lucknow
I got a wisdom teeth near two jaws recently. There is no pain at all. Should I consult a doctor to remove it? Or just...
Hello, I have read your query. If wisdom tooth is impacted or painful then go for extraction otherwise there no need to go for extraction. Hope I have answered your question if you hae further query regarding wisdom tooth you can also send me image of your wisdom tooth I will help you. Regards, Dr. Priyanka tiwari.
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I have oral ulcers it comes frequently I have also addiction of smoking along with soaf.

BDS, CDE Endo-Prostho, CDE - Cast Partial & Complete Dentures
Dentist, Pune
I have oral ulcers it comes frequently I have also addiction of smoking along with soaf.
Hello, you can add a pinch of baking soda in water and rinse with it. This will help to heal your ulcers. You need to consult a physician and get your Vitamin B levels checked. If required take supplements for it.
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Hi Doctor, I am facing tongue infection from last 1 year and its very painful so please suggest me any medicine?

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Dear lybrate user, tongue infection/inflammation/burning can be due to several reasons like dry mouth, nutritional/vitamin deficiencies, bacterial/viral/fungal infections, anemia, dehydration etc. Consult your dentist for a checkup to know the exact cause. Drink plenty of fluids and water, consume fruits and vegetables, avoid fried & spicy foods and pay attention to good oral hygiene.
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BDS
Dentist, Varanasi
When the pulp of the tooth becomes inflamed, septic or lifeless, one needs to go through the root canal treatment.
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Improving Oral Health

Post-Graduate Certificate in Endodontics
Dentist, Cuttack
Improving Oral Health
Taking a large no. Of medications often leads to a dry mouth. Increase your fluid intake or ask your dentist about an artifical saliva product or chew sugarless gum after a meal to keep your mouth moist.
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I am having burning sensation in my mouth! What medicine or ointment should I use?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I am having burning sensation in my mouth!
What medicine or ointment should I use?
To avoid infection and reduce pain in a first-degree burn on the tongue: rinse the area well with cool water for a few minutes. Remove any dirt or particles that may be on the burn. Wet a clean cloth with cool water and hold it on top of the burn. Suck on ice chips or a popsicle to soothe the pain. Gargle with cool water or salt water. Avoid warm or hot liquids, which could irritate the burn. Take acetaminophen or ibuprofen for pain and inflammation. Sprinkle a few grains of sugar on the tongue to relieve pain.
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Hi My gum is swelling for last two days, have little pain too. What should be done.

BDS
Dentist, Botad
May be your gums got inflamed due to plaque, calculus or any injury. If plaque or calculus is there you need to go for scaling and need to improve your oral prophylaxis. Consult dentist.
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I'm 19F. My teeth are getting yellow even though I brush my teeth properly. I'm feeling shy please help me through this.

BDS
Dentist, Saharanpur
I'm 19F. My teeth are getting yellow even though I brush my teeth properly. I'm feeling shy please help me through this.
get scaling done n brush ur teeth twice a day n use dental floss n mouthwash n do warmsaline rinces 3-4 times a day n scrap ur tongue twice day n tel me d status after 5 days
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I have germ problem in my teeth and made hole by bacteria, so facing lot of pain. Please suggest.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I have germ problem in my teeth and made hole by bacteria, so facing lot of pain. Please suggest.
We need more investigations with clinical examination to decide upon treatment. You may need cleaning and filling.
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I have sugar in borderline how to prevent without tablets My gums are very weak what I should do.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I have sugar in borderline how to prevent without tablets
My gums are very weak what I should do.
If blood sugar levels fasting is between 108 to 125 mg and pp 141 to 199 mg /100 ml, is considered as pre diabetes, or impaired glucose tolerance (igt). At this level diabetes can be prevented by restricted diet, exercise and maintaining normal weight. For gums to become healthy, regular massaging of gums and taking vitamin supplements and maintaining oral hygiene is very important.
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Root Canal Treatment

Master of Dental Surgery
Dentist, Gurgaon
Root Canal Treatment

The treatment to save and repair a badly infected or damaged tooth is known as Root Canal Treatment. The backbone of the procedure includes removal of the pulp which is the damaged region of the tooth, disinfecting and cleaning the pulp and finally sealing the area. The common problems that affect the pulp are a deep cavity, cracked tooth, pain or recurring dental treatment. The nerve of a tooth is not absolutely important for tooth’s functioning and health after it has emerged through the gums. Its only purpose is sensation – whether an item is hot or cold. It is not required for daily functioning.

Damage to the pulp or nerve tissue of a tooth can break it down and cause bacterial growth which in turn leads to an infection and an abscessed tooth. The abscess is a pocket that is filled with pus which is formed at the base of the roots of the tooth. Additionally, infection at the root canal can cause:

1. Loss of bone at the tip of the root.

2. Swelling that might spread to other areas of the face and body

A typical root canal treatment, which happens over a few office visits, involves the following steps:

1. X-Ray: In case you need root canal treatment, X-rays might be taken or previous X-rays could be checked in order to locate the area of decay.

2. Anaesthesia: Administration of local anaesthesia is administered to the infected tooth.

3. Pulpectomy: The diseased tooth is removed by making an opening at the area.

4. Filling: The opened roots are filled using gutta-percha material and sealed off using cement.

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BDS, PGDFO
Dentist, Gadchiroli
Replace your old tooth brush with a new one after every three to four months.
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Sir mere teeth tobacco khane se muh kharab ho gye hai to unhe saaf karne ke liye kya karu.

BDS
Dentist, Raipur
Kindly get scaling and polishing done and please stop your habit of tobacco chewing. Brush your teeth twice daily using correct brushing technique.
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Myths About Root Canals Answered by Renowned Dentist Dr Ratnika Agarwal

BDS
Dentist, Pune
Myths About Root Canals Answered by Renowned Dentist Dr Ratnika Agarwal

If you were recently informed that you need a root canal, chances are the minute you left your dentist’s clinic, you immediately began scouring the Internet for information on this well-known — but highly misunderstood — dental treatment.

The Internet can be a great place to gather helpful information, but it is also plagued by unreliable sources & dangerously inaccurate information that can lead unknowing online researchers astray.

The following are common myths & misinformation about root canals & tooth pain that are prevalent online. While finding out you are in need of a root canal can be frightening, the more you know about this tooth-saving procedure & what it can do for your toothache & oral health, the calmer & more confident you will feel when you return to the dentist’s chair.

Myth #1: You only need a root canal if you are experiencing tooth pain.

Sometimes teeth that have died no longer cause pain & need to have a root canal in order to avoid becoming infected. We have several tests that allow us to know when a tooth has died & needs to receive a root canal.

Myth #2: Root canal treatment is painful.

A root canal relieves tooth pain associated with progressive & destructive decay that has reached the root of a tooth & caused infection. With the use of cutting-edge dental technology, along with anesthetics & sedation dentistry, having a root canal feels similar to receiving a filling & can be just as painless.

Myth #3: Root canals cause illness.

It’s hard to miss this myth if you are searching for information on root canals online. This myth is based on poorly designed & long-since debunked research that took place almost an entire century .Not only are root canals safe & effective, they eliminate bacteria from the infected roots of teeth, improving both your oral health & your overall health.

Myth #4: The benefits of root canal treatments are temporary.

Root canal results are long-lasting. They relieve patients’ toothaches & preserve the affected tooth indefinitely. The final restoration or crown is the key to successful results. A well-made & well-fit crown combined with good at-home oral health practices & routine visits to the dentist can ensure that your tooth lasts a lifetime.

Myth #5: Tooth extraction is a good alternative to root canals.

An extraction is a traumatic procedure that actually allows more bad bacteria to be introduced into the bloodstream. There is no adequate replacement for a natural tooth. A root canal with a good restoration is not only cost effective, it allows you to keep your natural tooth. Bridges, implants, & other replacement alternatives require additional treatments, more time in the chair, & elevated cost.

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