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Dr. Kavitha

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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning....more
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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.

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Brushing

BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
Brushing

Brushing twice a day keeps germs and dentist away.

A wisdom tooth came up on the left side of my lower jaw about two weeks back. It was paining badly and I could hardly open my mouth. I was advised a painkiller tablet and liquid glycerine. After taking that, the pain subsided in about three days and I was able to open my mouth properly. But, all of a sudden, a few days after this, my saliva started tasting bad. I have kind of a metallic taste in my mouth constantly and when that taste is there, my saliva smells bad too. I kind of feel that this taste originates from the left side near the wisdom tooth. But I am not sure whether it's the upper or lower jaw. How do I overcome this condition? Please advise.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Wisdom teeth usually make their appearance between the ages of 17 and 21, though it's possible for them to push through earlier or later. Referred to as your" third molars, these four teeth begin to push through the skin like any other tooth, which can cause pain. However, wisdom teeth are much more likely to grow in at an incorrect angle – even sideways – causing impaction that can radiate this pain to the teeth in front of it.
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I want to fill me teeth gap but I do not want to fill it by braces is there another treatment? please help.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
I want to fill me teeth gap but I do not want to fill it by braces is there another treatment? please help.
You may have to wear caps or may have to go for implants... other than that no other natural means of doing that..
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I am 20 year old boy. I have problem with my joint point in my mouth. Whenever I try to open my mouth it sounds a clicking. So what can I do for this problem?

BDS
Dentist, Kolar
Minor clicking sounds r common with many individuals. You need to visit an oral n maxillofacial surgeon to get your joint evaluated to know if your degree of clicking is a matter of concern. Meanwhile avoid opening your mouth too much n also control your mouth opening while yawning n support your lower jaws with your palms. Take care.
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Its been more than a week I have severe pain in my jaws. Tried all home remedies but no use. Please suggest what to do ?

BDS
Dentist, Ghaziabad
Its been more than a week I have severe pain in my jaws. Tried all home remedies but no use. Please suggest what to do ?
You should visit a dentist for proper diagnosis. Do not wait it could be due to referred pain from tooth or pain due to jaw muscle.
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I am having tooth problem. Consulted a dentist and he is saying to go for root canal and then braces. I am still confused what to do ?

BDS
Dentist, Vadodara
I am having tooth problem. Consulted a dentist and he is saying to go for root canal and then braces. I am still conf...
braces are to align your teeth in proper order. root canal is done on a decayed teeth. this are normal procedure. so don't worry. get your treatment done.
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BDS, PGDFO
Dentist, Gadchiroli
Removal of plaque  from the mouth is really important. Along with daily brushing, 99% plaque can be removed by the use of Waterjets.
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What Do You Do About a Severe Toothache?

M.D.S-Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
What Do You Do About a Severe Toothache?

Those who have experienced it would vouch for the fact that toothache is one of the worst pains. There could be times when the attack happens out of nowhere and you are crying for relief.

The tooth has 2 parts - the visible part called the crown and the invisible part called the root which is embedded in the jaw bone and covered by the gums.  

Both the crown and the root have 3 layers from inside out. The crown has enamel, dentin, and pulp. The enamel is the mineralized part of the tooth, dentin has fine sensory dentinal tubules, and the pulp receives nerve and blood supply to the tooth through a small orifice at the end of the tooth called the apex.  On the root surface, instead of enamel, there is a softer substance called cementum.  The dentin and the pulp continue through the tooth, but are thinner in the root portion of the tooth.

The mouth has the largest amount of bacteria in the body. These act on the food deposits on the tooth and produce acid which leads to breakdown of the enamel. The only symptom when enamel breakdown happens is food lodgment, and it continues till treatment ensues. Once the breakdown reaches the dentin, sensitivity sets in, and most people go for treatment then. If not, the next layer is the pulp, when there is severe pain.  This acute pulpitis causes pain in spurts and can be unbearable.

On the root surface, if there is periodontal disease and the gum line goes down, then cementum gets worn off (far more easily than enamel) and decay reaches the dentin and pulp (again faster than in the crown).

Whatever the case, the treatment would be the same:

  • Dental examination, clinical testing, and x-rays would be diagnostic. Tapping the tooth would reproduce the same pain and that is indicative of acute pulpitis
  • Antibiotics and pain killers would be given to control the pain
  • Once the infection subsides, root canal therapy is initiated.  Using the decayed portion to gain access to the root, thin instruments called reamers and files are used to clean out the pulp space completely. They are then shaped to accommodate an inert substance called gutta percha which ensures infection does not seep into the tooth again.
  • With RCT, the tooth is weakened, and therefore a crown needs to be placed. This could either be a ceramic crown or a full metal crown based on economic and esthetic reasons.

The best way to avoid this is regular visits to a dentist so that decay is identified in the early stages and treated with the minimal cost and maximum natural tooth preservation.

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I am a 15 years old boy. My teeth are not aligned correctly. Putting a clip will help me? Please advise.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I am a 15 years old boy. My teeth are not aligned correctly. Putting a clip will help me? Please advise.
Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations (model study, full mouth & profile x-ray) & clinical examination to decide upon treatment. You may need fixed / removable braces. Requirements may depends on the age, complaint, duration of the treatment & affordability. Cost of cosmetic dentistry (braces) varies with dentist. You may consult me in person. 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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Sir I am suffering from bad breathing problem since from 1 month what should I do please recommend me best medicine so that I should cure my self from these problem.

MDS
Dentist, Kolkata
Sir I am suffering from bad breathing problem since from 1 month what should I do please recommend me best medicine s...
Start brushing twice daily after meals, if still the smell persists, get deep cleaning done from a dentist.
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