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Dr. Hema

MDS

Dentist, Chennai

33 Years Experience
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Dr. Hema is a trusted Dentist in Adyar, Chennai. She has over 33 years of experience as a Dentist. She is a MDS . She is currently practising at Janaki Dental Clinic in Adyar, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Hema and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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MDS - Sri Ramakrishna Dental College & Hospital - 1984
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Treatments for gum diseases

Treatments for gum diseases
Gum diseases can be treated and reversed in their initial stages very easily. By getting the accumulated tartar and plaque removed by a dentist, there is a chance that they can get better without much ado. 
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I am 24 and I have gaps between my teeth's.so is there any treatment for that and is it OK to take that treatment between 2 years?

BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
I am 24 and I have gaps between my teeth's.so is there any treatment for that and is it OK to take that treatment bet...
Hello Yes there is treatment for gap in teeth. It's up to you for treatment duration. There is treatment with braces and also restoration. You can go with anyone both are helpful. Regards
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I have been saw like stones on under mouth at end of jaw. I am not exactly aware on health terminology and I have been visited a doctor but no results. Simply said by drinking a cold water its has been happened said. But i am not think so please help on this regard.

BDS
Dentist, Jabalpur
hi... can you send pictures of lesion? you can take by standing in front of mirror by your mobile. also if possible send pictures of doctor's proscription and xrays if any have been done
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I have been diagnosed with OSMF early stage. My mouth opens 3.7 mm. I have very slight whitish layer all over my mouth rough, 2 small brownish patch and a single very small ulcer from 3 days. My doctor prescribed me only to stop eating Supari and Antoxid HC for 30 days. So my question is whether all this whitish layer go off and become a healthy mouth as I have stopped eating Supari from 5 days?

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
lybrate-user Dear you have invited a unwanted problem by chewing supari .it is never too late. Stop all tobacco products and supari .visit dental surgeon for cleaning and polishing of teeth. Apply benzocaine ointment in case of pain .apply neomycin oral/orajel ointment. Apply boroglycerin regularly and listerine mouthwash regularly.
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Loose Teeth: What Are The Reasons Behind It?

BDS, MDS Endodontist
Dentist, Noida
Loose Teeth: What Are The Reasons Behind It?

You know you're suffering from loose tooth if it moves when you brush or while eating. In fact, loose tooth is an indication that you may suffer from an underlying dental problem. Thus, it's vital to be aware of the problems that may cause you to suffer from tooth mobility.

Here are some of the culprits behind your loose teeth.

1. Periodontal disease - Loose teeth problem can occur if you suffer from periodontal disease. This oral condition causes the bone and ligaments that surround your teeth to get weakened. The problem begins to occur once plaque begins to form on your teeth, more specifically around the gum line, leading to the formation of tartar. Eventually, the gums become inflamed causing periodontal pockets to form around the affected tooth or teeth. The result is bone loss and damage to the connective tissues.

2. Osteoporosis - The condition of osteoporosis sees the bone density around your teeth decreasing, resulting in the problem of loosened teeth. Women with osteoporosis are known to be three times more prone to tooth loss than women who don't suffer from this problem.

3. Pregnancy hormones - High estrogen and progesterone hormones during pregnancy can influence the bone and ligaments surrounding a tooth to loosen. If not accompanied by any other dental complication like periodontal disease, it only causes the problem of tooth mobility.

4. Traumatic injury - The connective tissue and the periodontal ligament that keep your teeth in place can become stretched if extreme pressure is placed on them. Whether it's an accident or a fall, any kind of strain to your mouth can harm the bone and ligaments that surround your tooth. Even grinding your teeth or clenching of the jaws can cause the periodontal ligament to get stretched, causing the loose tooth to occur.

A bulge has appeared at the back of tooth, probably for the new tooth. It is causing a lot of pain. How can the pain be controlled. Give some homemade tips plz.

BDS, MDS - Periodontics
Dentist, Bangalore
A bulge has appeared at the back of tooth, probably for the new tooth. It is causing a lot of pain. How can the pain ...
Gargle with salt water .Generally the wisdom tooth causes a lot of pain.in case the pain is unbearable take a painkiller.
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I have got the problem of oral submucous fibrosis band in my mouth, voice is changing and have some pain in ear a little bit problem in swalloing and have light in neck.

Dip. SICOT (Belgium), MNAMS, DNB (Orthopedics), MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
Hi thanks for your query and welcome to lybrate. I am Dr. Akshay from fortis hospital, new delhi. Please consult an ent surgeon or a general surgeon for evaluation and an opinion. Do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance. You can also discuss your case and treatment plans with me in a greater detail in a private consultation.
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His mouth smells bad sometimes. He brush his teeth twice a day! What should he do?

BDS, FICOI, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE)
Dentist, Bangalore
His mouth smells bad sometimes. He brush his teeth twice a day! What should he do?
He should also make sure to clean his tongue while brushing and to take out all collected mucous, need to rinse mouth after having food, need to drink water frequently, need to have check up with near by dentist to know whether he has any tartar or depositis so that necessary cleaning has to be done.
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BDS
Dentist, Lucknow
Use mouthwash to maintain good oral hygiene.

Toothache - Know How Homeopathy Helps To Treat It!

BHMS, Health Care Management
Homeopath, Pune
Toothache - Know How Homeopathy Helps To Treat It!

Toothache is perhaps one of the most abhorred form of body ache, which can potentially stall the normalcy of our lives to a great extent. Although seemingly non-hazardous, toothache can also lead to severe health implications. The dental health often indexes the condition of the heart and hence, should not be taken lightly. Toothache usually emanate from cavities or gum infection. While there are multiple cures for the same, these are the types of ailments, which are laden with the risk of relapse. The last minute rush to the dentist may buy temporary relieve from the excruciating pain, but what you should actually look for is a more holistic and sustained cure. Homeopathy brings all the benefits of natural herbs and traditional condiments to ensure your well-being and provide substantial relief from the menace that toothache can be. Some of the most reliable cures have been listed below.

  1. Merc Sol: This is a very beneficial remedy for toothaches which are accompanied by increased salivation and swelling in the gum. This brings additional warmth to the gums which largely mitigate the pain.
  2. Coffea: Coffea functions as an effective adjuvant to cold water in decreasing toothaches. It works best on increased sensitivity and irritability and cures them both to a large extent.
  3. Sepia: Sometimes excessive intake of sweets leaves a bitter aftertaste in one’s mouth, resulting in unbearable toothaches. The ringing pain often spreads to the ears and the gums also get swollen. Sepia sufficiently pacifies such agitation.
  4. Kreosote: Kreosote relieves those extreme kinds of toothache which reach up to the temples and induce sleeplessness in the patient. It also cures ulcerated gums.
  5. Mezereum: Mezereum purifies dental health from its very roots. It reduces toothache from spreading and stalls the decay at the very roots. Mezereum soothes acute sensitivity and a constant ringing sensation in the temples and the ears of the patient.
  6. Chamomilla: Chamomilla is a very beneficial natural Homeopathic medicine for toothache when the patient turns irritable, mad and wild with severe tooth pain. The pain in teeth is totally unbearable. Mental agitation with toothache calls for the use of Chamomilla. 
  7. Plantago, Spigelia and Magnesium Phos: For the pain in teeth that extends to ear, natural Homeopathic medicine Plantago is the appropriate remedy. For the neuralgic pain in face on right side due to toothache, Homeopathic medicine Magnesium Phos is the best medicine. And to deal with nerve pain extending from teeth to left side of face, Spigelia is the ideal Homeopathic remedy.

There are various other drugs also which are of immense benefit in toothache and also for the cutting of wisdom tooth. Well, the overall constitution plays a major role in deciding upon the remedy. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Homeopath.

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Earlier my friend chew tobacco product like gutkha. Currently his mouth not open properly. What to do.

BDS
Dentist, Delhi
Limited mouth opening is caused due to chewing tobacco products and supari .its known as oral sub-mucous fibrosis which is a pre-cancerous condition. Consult a dentist immediately along with complete cessation of gutkha.
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5 Foods That Are Destroying Your Perfect Smile!

MBBS, MFhom
Homeopath, Chandigarh
5 Foods That Are Destroying Your Perfect Smile!

Everybody desires to possess a beautiful smile but poor lifestyle and dietary habits tend to damage the natural white hue of your teeth and add a yellowish tinge to it. Yellowish and dull teeth are among the major factors that cause embarrassment and affect the quality of your beautiful smile.

The following are some foods that tend to damage your teeth:

1. Potato chips- Potato chips are high in starch content and have the tendency to get stuck in your teeth. Floss thoroughly after eating potato chips to ensure effective removal of the food particles that get stuck in your teeth to lessen the risk of plaque build-up in it.

2. Sticky food- Food which is sticky in nature often has the tendency to stick on to your teeth for longer than most other foods. Most dried fruits also fall under the category of sticky foods that can damage your teeth to a great extent. Rinse and floss on a regular basis after eating these foods to ensure protection of your teeth against damage.

3. Wine- According to studies, wine has positive effect on your health when consumed moderately; however, it is also responsible for damaging your oral health. If you intake a glass of wine at night on a regular basis, it increases the risk of damaging your tooth enamel and leads to its discoloration. Wine can also affect the calcium content of your teeth, cause bad breath and may result in the imbalance of your mouth's pH level. It is advisable to drink small sips of wine without swishing it for a long time.

4. Coffee and black tea- Black tea and caffeinated coffee tend to dry your mouth. Frequent consumption of tea and coffee tend to stain your teeth and it is responsible for the discoloration of your teeth. Make it a point to drink plenty of water to minimize the risk of teeth staining.

5. Carbonated drinks- Most carbonated drinks, including diet soda and soft drinks are acidic in composition and therefore, harmful for the health of your teeth. Caffeinated beverages tend to dry out the mouth, therefore, ensure to drink adequate water to balance out the negative impact of the caffeine.

6. Sports drinks- Most energy drinks and sports drinks are high in sugar content and thus, have the tendency to damage your oral hygiene; ultimately affecting the appearance of your teeth. Replace your sports drinks with fresh natural juice to lessen the risk of teeth damage.

MDS
Dentist, Delhi
For healthier teeth, flossing daily in a sawing motion is highly recommended. Take the floss to the point where the teeth meet the gums.

How to reduce the heat in your body I am suffering from the mouth ulcer from for 5 days tell me the possible ways to reduce the heat in my body.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Honey is a natural humectant. It helps reduce scarring and hastens the process of new tissue growth. This, along with its anti-microbial effect ensures faster healing of the mouth ulcer. Chew a few leaves of tulsi along with some water about three to four times every day. This will help in getting rid of ulcers faster and also have a preventive action against their recurrence. Applying a little coconut oil directly onto the mouth ulcer or chewing some coconut (fresh or dry) helps reduce pain and inflammation and hence, ulcers heal faster. Mix some sugar to crushed khus-khus seeds and consume this mixture for instant relief from ulcers. You could apply a little ghee directly to the ulcerated area, or drink a glass of buttermilk two or three times every day. Mouth ulcers left untreated generally go away in a week or so; with these home remedies, you can expect faster relief. However, if you notice an ulcer in the mouth that is persistently present although it does not cause you any pain, do not neglect it or try to treat it with home remedies beyond a few days. Make it a point to see a doctor soon because often, a painless mouth ulcer is one of the earliest signs of oral cancer.
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Improving Gum Health!

MDS - Periodontics, Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Chandigarh
Improving Gum Health!

You can exercise for healthier gums as well. Gently bite down so as to make sure that your teeth make a clinking sound when they meet. Repeat this 30 to 40 times continously. This exercise will stimulate the flow of blood and will keep your gums healthy.

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BDS, PGDFO
Dentist, Gadchiroli
Gingivitis can be borne through the hormonal changes in women which increase sensitivity.
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I have a heavily pain in my left sight teeth and chick and also pain feels from my neck to ear and chick what can I do?

BDS
Dentist, Jaunpur
I have a heavily pain in my left sight teeth and chick and also pain feels from my neck to ear and chick what can I do?
Lybrate-user brother you have asked question which is well described that's good such type of pain is more than usually associated with eruption of third molar please visit a doctor which can take a xray after which he can see if you have correctly erupted third molar xray is just cost you 50-100 rs only.
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I met with an accident last year in feb due to which I lost upper 2 front teeth. I want to get a replacement now. Waht is the correct and safe procedure, how much will it cost and how much time will it take to be completely fine.

BDS (GOLD MEDALIST)
Dentist, Jamshedpur
I met with an accident last year in feb due to which I lost upper 2 front teeth. I want to get a replacement now. Wah...
These days you have more options for tooth replacement. Most durable method is dental implants. In this process implants are fixed inside the jaw permanently. Other option is removable or fixed partial denture. Time and cost depends on the treatment you choose. Dental implants are little expensive than partial dentures.
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Dental Pain Management

BDS, Master of Hospital Administration
Dentist, Patna
Dental Pain Management

Dental pain is the worst pain encountered by us among all other pains.
So let us have a look at different remedies and solutions to dental pain.
1. Ayurvedic
A. Neemba a herb easily available best for soothing pain.
B. Haridra another herb to apply and gargle for tooth pain.
C. Baool is good for any tooth pain or decay.
D. Marich or black pepper is good for dental pain in ayurveda.
E. Asoka tree bark skin in warm water and gargle is good to relieve pain.
F. Kanchanara guggul 2 pills twice daily relieves inflammation swelling due to dental pain and infection. 
2. Homeopathic
A. Merc sol is a medicine for dental pain in homeopathic
B. Coffea is a homeopathic medicine for dental pain and hot food sensitivity.
C. Sepia is a medicine for sweet food pain in teeth.
D. Kreosote for dental pain gum inflammation gum bleeding and radiating pains to ear and head.
E. Mezereum medicine in homeopathy for carious tooth.
3. House hold things to relieve pain.
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4. Treatment through dental clinics are also there which includes elaborate description. 
A. X rays like iopa cbct opg ct scan etc
B. Rct root canal treatment. 
C. Scaling and root planing.
D. Apicoectomy. 
E. Muscle relaxants and painkillers along with proper treatment procedure. 
F. Extractions. 
G. Coronoplasty.
H. Restorations. 
I. Splinting and prosthesis like bridge crown or composite. 
J. Surgeries

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Sir I am suffering from severe tooth ache. Actually my wisdom tooth is coming. The tooth is black In colour. I clicked a picture which I can send you for better understanding.

BDS, CDE Endo-Prostho, CDE - Cast Partial & Complete Dentures
Dentist, Pune
Sir I am suffering from severe tooth ache. Actually my wisdom tooth is coming. The tooth is black In colour. I clicke...
Hello, you can do warm salt water rinses, this will give you a temporary relief. Visit a dentist and get it checked. Get your X-rays done. If required get it removed.
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