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Dr. Karunakaran

Dentist, Chennai

200 at clinic
Dr. Karunakaran Dentist, Chennai
200 at clinic
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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. Karunakaran is an experienced Dentist in Gopala Puram, Chennai. Doctor is currently associated with Prakasam Dental Clinic in Gopala Puram, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Karunakaran on Lybrate.com.

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All About Hyperdontia

Master of Dental Surgery
Dentist, Gurgaon
All About Hyperdontia

Hyperdontia is a peculiar and quite rare dental problem which involves the growth of excess number of teeth. It can appear during birth and last till the primary teeth fall out to be replaced by the permanent set of teeth, or appear with the rise of the permanent teeth. If a person shows a tendency to grow more than 20 temporary teeth or more than 32 permanent teeth, he or she suffers from hyperdontia. 

Where do the additional teeth occur?
The additional teeth or supernumerary teeth can appear anywhere inside the mouth or dental arch, but the most common ones are called wisdom teeth and they grow as anterior molars after a certain age. Extra teeth in new born infants are called natal teeth. Occurrence of more than 4-6 supernumerary teeth is rare, although there have been known cases of more than 30 supernumerary teeth. 

Why does hyperdontia occur?
1. Hyperdontia often occurs in association with a few select disorders like cleidocranial dysplasia, Ehler - Danlos syndrome, Gardner syndrome, and cleft lip and palate. 
2. Although the exact cause of hyperdontia has not yet been discovered, some studies have shown that it might be a result of over activity of dental lamina during the phase of tooth development in infancy. 
3. It could also possibly be due to genetic or environmental factors. 

What problems does it pose and how can hyperdontia be corrected?
1. The existence of extra teeth often causes problems in speaking.
2. It may also cause deformation in the mouth region, and impediments in a lot of other functional activities like eating. 
3. In rare cases, the extra tooth/teeth may be agents of tumors or cysts. 
4. Therefore, treatment must be swiftly undertaken so as to remove the extra teeth and prevent rise of further teeth in the same spot. 
5. Sometimes, hyperdontia also leads to overcrowding and misshapen rows of teeth; this can also be corrected with extensive procedures.

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Treatment of Lichen Planus ? Oral steroids are contraindicated.

Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), BDS
Dentist,
Now the question is what type of LP u have been categorised.But i would suggest you SM FIBRO for 3 months twice daily. OXITARD from himalaya.GREEN TEA at least once daily,green apples,B-COLEN tablets for 20days,BIFILAC TABLET LOZENGES once daily.
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I have yellow tooth I don't know why. I brush regularly but still the stain remains. It looks ugly. Past few days I have seen blood coming out of my canine teeth. What shall I do to get white teeth and get rid of the blood oozing out ?

endodontics,oral surgery,implantology, BDS
Dentist, Guwahati
I have yellow tooth I don't know why. I brush regularly but still the stain remains. It looks ugly. Past few days I h...
Hello lybrate-user! first of all use senquel -k tooth paste twice a day and visit nearby dentist and better go for scaling hope you ll get relief thanx.
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Do whitening toothpastes whiten teeth more than regular toothpastes? Is it safe to microwave food in plastic containers?

BDS
Dentist, Pune
Do whitening toothpastes whiten teeth more than regular toothpastes?
Is it safe to microwave food in plastic containers?
Whitening toothpastes do make a little difference but I don't recommend it for a long term use..have seen cases of abrasions happening. Please go for a professional bleaching which is absolutely safe!!
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My teeth are not in white. I want to change it. How many days it will taken to change?

MDS - Orthodontics
Dentist, Kolar
You can get bleaching done from professional dentist. It takes only 1 or 2 sitting s or veneering done.
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I am suffering from gum bleeding and it is occurring from last 2 months. So what am I do.

BDS
Dentist, Delhi
I am suffering from gum bleeding and it is occurring from last 2 months. So what am I do.
Please get scaling and polishing done. Try to eat fruits and vegetables which are rich in vitamin c.
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My teeth colour is yellow and sensitive teeth and I feel my teeth comes down and pain and my teeth becomes thin what I have too.

BDS
Dentist, Pathalgaon
My teeth colour is yellow and sensitive teeth and I feel my teeth comes down and pain and my teeth becomes thin what ...
Use of antisensitivity tooth paste is helpful. Professional examination is required for curing pain n thinning of teeth.
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I have tmj disorder and most probably it is due to bruxism. The clicking sound arises from my right side of my jaw. I have also neck pain and facial pain. Now I am feeling little asphyxia. What will I do now. Please help me.

BDS, CDE Endo-Prostho, CDE - Cast Partial & Complete Dentures
Dentist, Pune
I have tmj disorder and most probably it is due to bruxism. The clicking sound arises from my right side of my jaw. I...
Hello, You need to visit a dentist and get it checked. Ask for a night guard. You need to relax. Try to calm down. You can do hot fomentation near your right ear. You can take hot water bath before sleeping and listen to music. This will help you to calm down.
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Hello sir. I am suffering from teeth itching. When I try to chew something it pains a lot. Before that I was normal nd never have teeth problem. Help me.

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Hello sir. I am suffering from teeth itching. When I try to chew something it pains a lot. Before that I was normal n...
You might have a deep cavity/ or pain due to third molar. Kindly get yourself checked by dentist and take medications /treatment accordingly.
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Respected doctors, I have gum problem and also bad smell of mouth, please help me to come out of this problem. Please advise.

MDS - Orthodontics, BDS
Dentist,
Smell from the mouth may be due to conditions present in the mouth and from stomach. Conditions in the mouth are poor oral hygiene i. E presence of plaque and tartar, poor salivary flow, or may be due to some gum infections. Problems from stomach may be due gastritis. Dehydration is also a common cause. Drinking adequate water may also relieve this. Kindly consult your dentist for further clarifications and wish a confident smile.
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General Dentistry

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Dentist, Gurgaon
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I have mouth ulcer for over 5 days & pain in my ear. please tell me what to do?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist,
I have mouth ulcer for over 5 days & pain in my ear. please tell me what to do?
Eat lot of fruits & green leafy vegetables & drink plenty of water. We need more investigations with clinical examination to decide upon treatment. You may need coronoplasty (smoothen teeth edges) along with t. Rebagen 10, morning one tab & one at night for 5 days, c. Becosules 5 cap, for five days in the morning after meals. Hexigel ointment on the area of ulcer. Rinse your mouth thoroughly with a mouth wash after every meals. 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 have suffering from weakness,what can be done for this and please suggest me how to cure pyria?

BDS
Dentist, Raipur
I have suffering from weakness,what can be done for this and please suggest me how to cure pyria?
Kindly get scaling done and use gum paint twice daily for 15 days. Brush your teeth twice daily using correct brushing technique. For weakness please take multivitamins for a month. Take lot of green vegetables and fresh fruits. Also get your heamoglobin checked as weakness may be due to anemia.
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From last 12 years by playing cricket, I have one teeth half broken and almost it is dead I mean it completely became black color but I am not having any kind of pain. I want to replace this with a new one with permanent fixed way, I don't want to remove and fix every day, week or month. Kindly suggest me what I need to do for good treatment and also what it will be for this treatment. Thank you,

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
From last 12 years by playing cricket, I have one teeth half broken and almost it is dead I mean it completely became...
You must visit a dental surgeon.He will replace it with a fixed teeth after RCT of your black teeth and now a days these are very durable and longlasting.They cant be removed.They are permanently fixed.Go for it.
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My gum is swollen and it hurts. I took enzoflam for three days but now also it is hurting.

Dentist, Jammu
This could be due to erupting tooth or because of a deep cavity in the same . Please get a proper check up done and avoid self medication.
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BDS, PGDFO
Dentist, Gadchiroli
In case the wires or the bands on your braces loosen up or get broken, immediately contact your orthodontist.
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Hello. I have a tooth problem. There is always a bad breath problem. I have recently clean my all tooth and using colgate total toothpaste. And I have smoking habit also. Can you pls suggest how to get rid of bad breath.

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Bad breath comes from an oral source. For instance, cavities or gum disease can lead to bad breath, as can tonsils that have trapped food particles; cracked fillings, and less-than-clean dentures. Several internal medical conditions also can cause your breath to go downhill fast. They include diabetes, liver disease, respiratory tract infections, and chronic bronchitis. You must see your doctor to rule out things like acid reflux, postnasal drip, and other causes of chronic dry mouth (xerostomia).
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I'm 31 year old woman. I have bleeding in my mouth when I brush it. please help me?

Certified Implantologist, Fellow of Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD), BDS
Dentist, Kolkata
I'm 31 year old woman. I have bleeding in my mouth when I brush it. please help me?
The only good solution to such a problem is to get a scaling and polishing done by a dentist without waiting for the things to auto correct. Scaling is a mandatory thing which one should get done once in 4 to 6 months. It implies to me as well
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