Common Specialities
{{speciality.keyWord}}
Common Issues
{{issue.keyWord}}
Common Treatments
{{treatment.keyWord}}
Book
Call

Dr. Kavitha

Dentist, Chennai

Book Appointment
Call Doctor
Dr. Kavitha Dentist, Chennai
Book Appointment
Call Doctor
Submit Feedback
Report Issue
Get Help
Feed
Services

Personal Statement

I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning....more
I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning.
More about Dr. Kavitha
Dr. Kavitha is a trusted Dentist in Nanganallur, Chennai. You can meet Dr. Kavitha personally at Margaret Sidney Hospital in Nanganallur, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Kavitha on Lybrate.com.

Lybrate.com has an excellent community of Dentists in India. You will find Dentists with more than 43 years of experience on Lybrate.com. You can find Dentists online in Chennai and from across India. View the profile of medical specialists and their reviews from other patients to make an informed decision.

Info

Specialty
Languages spoken
English

Location

Book Clinic Appointment

Margaret Sidney Hospital

No.13, 7th Street, Nanganallur. Landmark: Near Anjaneyar Temple, ChennaiChennai Get Directions
...more
View All

Services

View All Services

Submit Feedback

Submit a review for Dr. Kavitha

Your feedback matters!
Write a Review

Feed

Nothing posted by this doctor yet. Here are some posts by similar doctors.

Loose Teeth? It might Indicate Much More Than You Know!

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Loose Teeth? It might Indicate Much More Than You Know!

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.

'Consult'.

Related Tip: Is it More Important to Brush Your Teeth in the Night Than in the Morning?

4091 people found this helpful

Sir I am using oral b tuth brush. But my teeth are very sensitive please tell me wich tuth brush is useful and helpful?

BDS
Dentist, Kolar
Sir I am using oral b tuth brush. But my teeth are very sensitive please tell me wich tuth brush is useful and helpful?
Sensitive teeth requires d use of soft bristles toothbrush with desensitising toothpaste such as sensodyne or senquelf. B gentle on your teeth while brushing.
Submit FeedbackFeedback

Hi Doctor. I am a smoker & from past few days I am getting blood while brushing my teeth. I have never faced such kind of issue before as well as my lower jaws front 4 teeth facing sensitivity issue. Can you pls tell me how to maintain my oral hygiene & pls help me to get rid of these problems as I am not able to take too cold as well as too hot stuff.

BDS
Dentist, Vadodara
Hi Doctor. I am a smoker & from past few days I am getting blood while brushing my teeth. I have never faced such kin...
Hi, you may be suffering from calculus deposition, which can cause gingivitis and periodontitis. I would advice you to go for full mouth scaling, and for sensitivity you can go for restoration if the gingiva has receded. I could help you more if you can send me a pic of your gingiva.
Submit FeedbackFeedback

Consequences of Unreplaced Missing Teeth

BDS, MDS - Orthodontics
Dentist, Gurgaon
Consequences of Unreplaced Missing Teeth

Our teeth are most definitely, vital for our living. Our everyday choices, pertaining to our lifestyle would call for changes, adjustments and lots of sacrifices without them. Though, a number of replacement options are available for the people with missing teeth, the most recommended are dental implants. Ask why?

They are simply the ideal solution due to their look and feel, which is similar to the natural teeth.

What happens if replacement is not considered?
To prevent the nasty repercussions from occurring, it is necessary that any missing teeth are replaced in time. Though, the symptoms of problems due to missing teeth only appear to be superficial in the early stages, the long term effects may certainly prove to be quite severe.

Some of the short term consequences of missing teeth are as follows:

  1. People with missing teeth tend to feel self-conscious or even embarrassed at times, while they talk to others or smile.
  2. Problem in speech is a common issue that may arise due to tooth loss.
  3. When teeth are missing, people find it difficult to consume some certain food types. These may include ones which contain some essential nutrients, hence leading to possible malnutrition.
  4. Increased wear or stress can also lead to the weakening of the teeth that are remaining.
  5. People with tooth loss find it difficult to chew the food properly.
  6. When teeth are missing, there is movement of the teeth that remain, to compensate for the gap places created. This leads to ugly looking gap teeth.

Though, these were the short term issues, the major consequence of not getting any lost teeth replaced is the gradual bone loss. Our teeth are firmly embedded in the jaw bone. Chewing and biting are the constant uses, which are required by the jaw bone to remain hale and hearty as well as active. You may believe it or not, be it at the beginning or at the end; the major focus is not on the teeth, but on the bones.

Maintaining form as well as density of the bone requires regular stimulation, coming from the teeth, as mentioned above. The contact with teeth causes small stresses, which the periodontal ligament transmits to the bone and prompts its continual rebuilding as well as remodelling. When any missing teeth are not replaced, it leads to the gradual deterioration in the jaw bones, over time. This not only results in facial shape changes but also will eventually burn a huge hole in your pockets, as increased complications will also lead to increased costs required for rectifying the problems.

So, now it's up to you. Choose healthy and wise. Go for teeth replacement at the earliest, if and when, need arises.

4360 people found this helpful

I am 23 years old nowadays I'm facing one problem that is, my mouth test is having bitter! Please advise.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I am 23 years old nowadays I'm facing one problem that is, my mouth test is having bitter! Please advise.
•A change in taste may result from dehydration, glossitis, a dry mouth, allergies, salivary glands infections, lack of zinc and vitamin B12, and polyps in the nose. •Others include breathing through the mouth, inflamed upper airways, and autoimmune diseases like Sjogren's syndrome and Bell's palsy. •Some injuries and traumas that cause a bitter taste include head, nerve, mouth and nose injuries, and biting your tongue. •Dental appliances such as braces, any surgery on your ear, nose, teeth or throat, and radiation therapy on your neck or head cause a bitter taste in mouth. •Gargle with water. Brush your teeth, tongue, roof of your mouth, and gums using toothpaste. Rinse your mouth with mouthwash. Drink liquids, chew sugar-free gum or mints, or suck on sour candies. Use plastic utensils if you have taste alteration when eating.
1 person found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

I hve done root canal in my teeth but still when I get to sleep its start paining. What will I do?

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
I hve done root canal in my teeth but still when I get to sleep its start paining. What will I do?
Hello, you can take homoeopathic medicine Plantago Q ( 10 drops in little water) thrice a day for 3 days and update.
Submit FeedbackFeedback

My sister often gets mouth ulcers (large in quantity) along with swelling of gums and lips. She has tried homeopathic medication. But this repeats very frequently. What should she do?

Certification in Full Mouth Rehabilitation, Post-Graduate Certificate in Oral Implantology (PGCOI), M.Sc - Master of Oral Implantology (MOI), Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Rajkot
Please check diet, it should be balanced and should include protein,vitamins ,fiber and carbohydrates. Chek gi disturbances if any ? cure constipation.
1 person found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

I brush my teeth twice a day but even after that it's becoming yellowish and seems as if they are not being cleaned. Please suggest me a remedy or how to clean.

BDS
Dentist, Ajmer
I brush my teeth twice a day but even after that it's becoming yellowish and seems as if they are not being cleaned. ...
Just a reminder, adult teeth are not milky white, they have a slight yellowish tinge. Your teeth might be becoming yellow due to stain deposition on the teeth surface, they are not removed by brushing. Go for professional cleaning of teeth which will remove stains and calculus present on the teeth. If you are not satisfied with the results, go for bleaching.
1 person found this helpful

I have a dentist surgery tomorrow. I have an infection in my gums. So I have an appointment tomorrow. Can I have alcohol today night? Or is it dangerous to get drunk before the night before surgery?

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
I have a dentist surgery tomorrow. I have an infection in my gums. So I have an appointment tomorrow. Can I have alco...
Dear lybrate user. I understand. You have a gum infection. You are going to have a surgical procedure on your gums for the infection. If you ask any health care practitioner, regarding consumption of liquor, no one will allow or permit or advise you. That is never good. So do not have liquor tonight. Take care.
1 person found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

BDS
Dentist, Cuttack
Diabetes have got a important effect on oral health. Take care of your oral health.
4 people found this helpful

Hi I have mouth stink problem from long time day by day its its getting more I m doing f brush 2 times I have changed so many tooth brush, tooth paste mouths wash its not effected please send me good advise. I don't want go for any treatment if one time will go for doctor problems started day by day so help me its look so bad when I open my mouth in anyone.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Hi I have mouth stink problem from long time day by day its its getting more I m doing f brush 2 times I have changed...
Homoeopathic medicine NUX VOMICA 30 ( Dr Reckeweg) Drink 2 drops direct on tongue twice daily RINSEOUT ( SBL) Gargles 20 drops in 20 ml luke warm water.Gargles 3 times daily while holding water for 20 seconds in mouth immediately after meals. HEKLA LAVA TOOTH POWDER ( WHEEZAL) Scrub teeth daily night Visit a Dentist for physical examination.
Submit FeedbackFeedback

I always suffer from mouth ulcers. It's gets spread all over my mouth including throat. It's really very painful. I even can't eat or drink anything. And the main issue is allopathic medicine doesn't suit me. I only prefer homeopathic medicine.

BDS
Dentist, Pune
Take multivitamin tablet a to z once daily after meal for 15 days, it should help u, in case the ulcer lasts for more then 3 weeks den visit a nearby dentist & get it diagnosed.
1 person found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

My teeth are misaligned so after getting braces when my teeth are aligned and I have a proper bite so it will affect my jaw also . Make it look better .change it ?

Post-Graduate Certificate in Oral Implantology (PGCOI), MDS - Orthodontics
Dentist, Nizamabad
My teeth are misaligned so after getting braces when my teeth are aligned and I have a proper bite so it will affect ...
Your chief complaint can be answered only after you have undergone a clinical checkup by a braces specialist.
Submit FeedbackFeedback

My aunt suffers from mouth ulcers regularly and lot of saliva is forms in her mouth and she has acidity problem also. please suggest me. What to do.

MBBS, MS - ENT
ENT Specialist, Delhi
My aunt suffers from mouth ulcers regularly and lot of saliva is forms in her mouth and she has acidity problem also....
Hello, For recurrent oral ulceration and excessive salivation I advice you four things. 1.Avoid spicy, oily and heavy food. Decrease amt of tea, coffee and soft drinks. Take frequent small and nutritious meal. Avoid over eating at night. 2.Regular exercise, yoga and live stress free life. 3.Take tablets like pantoprazole empty stomach daily for 1 mon. Take bcomplex tablets for 1 month. Also zytee ointment for local application four times a day for 1 month. 4.Finally you should undergo a detailed investigation for recurrence of ulcers like blood investigations cbc, serum iron and vitamin B12 levels etc.
1 person found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

How much time did fluconazole takes to kill candida from body? I ate last night fluka 150 tablet. But feeling well no rashes on tounge no smell in urine.

BDS (Gold Medalist)
Dentist, Gurgaon
Dear lybrate user, you are taking a very effective medicine already. Be rest assured that you'll be free from the infection after the prescribed course.
1 person found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

BDS
Dentist, Thanjavur
Our teeth perform the primary function of breaking down the food particles for further intake. So, healthy teeth equals to a healthy body. Visit a dentist every once in a while to keep your primary organs healthy.

BDS (GOLD MEDALIST)
Dentist, Jamshedpur
Nail biting can harm your teeth.
14 people found this helpful

I am suffering from heavy headache with gum bleeding please suggest me what should I do.

BHMS, M.D.
Homeopath, Pune
I am suffering from heavy headache with gum bleeding please suggest me what should I do.
hello lybrate user, gum bleeding could be due to vitamin deficiency, or use of hard brush, etc; have healthy diet, add more fruits in diet, avoid certain food which aggravates headache. avoid stress. take homeopathic for headache and gum bleeding. it is safe,natural and holistic way of treatment. homeopathic medicines like Natrum, spige etc are highly effective in headache complaints. chronic type of headache needs constitutional treatment where medicine is selected on the basis of thorough details like medical history, routine, causes, temperament etc; such well selected remedy gives complete relief and cure without side effects. you can consult to me online. message back for proper homeopathic consultation. take care.      
Submit FeedbackFeedback

Mouth Ulcer and Homeopathy

BHMS
Homeopath, Sindhudurg
Mouth Ulcer and Homeopathy
Mouth Ulcer and Homeopathy
Nearly everyone suffers from these mouth ulcers at one time or the other in their lives. Most would also agree that these insignificant looking ulcers can be a cause for a major discomfort. For some individuals, the irritation and pain can be so troublesome that it tends to disrupt their daily life. Pain caused by these ulcers, can at times can be so severe that it can limit their ability to properly speak and eat.
Besides the pain, mouth ulcers have another troublesome feature associated with them- ‘frequent recurrence’. They tend to occur very frequently in some individuals. Many patients complain that even when the first lot of ulcers hasn’t healed, a new set of ulcers are on their way. Mouth ulcers also tend to occur in crops (multiple numbers).Homeopathic treatment of it can be a great help in stopping their recurrence. It can also help during the acute phase in reducing the pain and shortening the duration of ulcers.

What are these mouth ulcers?
These ulcers (often called as apthous ulcers or canker sores) are shallow painful sores inside the mouth. They occur on the inside of lips, the insides of cheeks and the base of gums or under the tongue. They appear as a painful white or yellow ulcer surrounded by a bright red area. On a normal course they start with burning sensation followed by a red spot which then progresses into an ulcer. Pain usually subsides over a week?s period and the final healing takes place within 2-3 days Mild to moderate fever may also accompany them. They are different from fever blisters, which usually occur on the lips and corners of the mouth. Although ulcers in the mouth can be of different types such as cold sores etc., these apthous ulcers are of benign type and do not pose any danger, neither are they contagious in nature. These ulcers are more common in women than men and more often occur between the ages of 10 and 40. If an ulcer persists for more than two weeks please make sure to consult your physician.

What causes these ulcers?
Several factors that seem to trigger outbreaks of these apthous ulcers have been identified. Any one or a combination of them can lead to such ulcers. These factors are emotional stress, deficiencies in diet (Iron, B-12, and folic acid), menstrual periods, oral hygiene, allergy to food substances and trauma sites in mouth (where the tongue or cheek has got bitten). They may occur without any definite cause. It also seems that some have it running in their families. Research suggests that some people may get ulcers due to the usage of products containing SLS (sodium lauryl sulfate).This chemical is found in some toothpastes and mouthwashes.

Homeopathic Treatment of Mouth Ulcers
Homoeopathic Medicines that are often used for treating apthous ulcerations in mouth are Borax, Acid Sulf, Acid Nitric, Merc Sol and Kali Chloride etc

PREVENTION AND MANAGEMENT
Avoid Foods that irritate
Certain foods can irritate your mouth try and avoid them these foods generally include acidic foods, nuts and certain spices.
Don’t Eat and talk at the same time.
This could cause slight trauma to your inner lining of the mouth which could lead to mouth ulcers.
Have a good oral hygiene
Regular flossing and brushing teeth after meals will give you a good oral hygiene thus help in avoiding ulcers..
you can consult me privately for treatment /permanent cure
Dr Rushali Angchekar
vaibhavi homoeo clinic vengurla
9404447484
40 people found this helpful

I can not able to open my mouth using tobaccos. Only 2 fingers are going inside my mouth .

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I can not  able to open my mouth using tobaccos. Only 2 fingers are going inside  my  mouth .
Quit habits strictly. Seems like you have oral submucous fibrosis (osmf). Kindly consult an oral & maxillo facial surgeon in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations with clinical examination to decide upon treatment. You may need conservative or surgical management for mouth opening depending upon the stage of osmf. Advise full mouth opening, ballooning exercise & side to side movement of the jaw. Wrap 25 to 30 ice-cream sticks, make a bundle, put it between upper & lower front teeth for 15 minutes thrice a day increase 1 sticks each day.
Submit FeedbackFeedback
View All Feed