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Dr. Lakshmi

BDS

Dentist, Chennai

20 Years Experience
Dr. Lakshmi BDS Dentist, Chennai
20 Years Experience
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Dr. Lakshmi is one of the best Dentists in Anna Nagar East, Chennai. She has had many happy patients in her 20 years of journey as a Dentist. She studied and completed BDS . She is currently associated with Root Canal Centre in Anna Nagar East, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Lakshmi and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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BDS - Rajah Muthiah Dental College - 1997
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I feel the sensations in my teeth whenever I eat or drink cold stuff.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist,
I feel the sensations in my teeth whenever I eat or drink cold stuff.
A major cause of tooth sensitivity is root exposure. Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations with clinical examination to decide upon treatment. You may need cleaning along with desensitizing procedures and / or artificial enamel filling and / or root canal treatment. Advance procedures can be done with laser too. You may consult me in person. Until then apply a desensitizing paste (sensodyne tooth paste) on the teeth. Wait for 10 to 15 min until you brush your teeth with the same paste. Applying it overnight will be better. Advance procedures can be done with laser. 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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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.
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Who should be treating you with braces?

MDS - Orthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Jamshedpur
Who should be treating you with braces?
Although dentistry has seen tremendous developments in treatment techniques and materials in the last few decades, public awareness exercises have somehow not been able to keep pace with its rise. As a result most people today will be surprised if they are told that dentistry has nine different specialties.

Orthodontics happens to be the first specialty in dentistry. It deals with prevention, interception & correction of malocclusion (improper bite). Common problems like spacing between teeth, crowding of teeth due to lack of space, protrusion of teeth, un-aesthetic smile etc. Can be easily corrected by timely orthodontic intervention.

A malocclusion can result either due to abnormal position of the teeth or lack of harmony between upper & lower jaws. The best person to treat problems of such nature is an orthodontist. An orthodontist undergoes three years of rigorous training during his postgraduate program wherein he treats hundreds of patients having malocclusion of varying severity. After successful completion of the course he is awarded with the degree of mds orthodontics.

However as a consequence of lack of awareness, a lot of patients still do not seek the advice of an orthodontist for their problem. As a result such patient do not get the desired treatment outcome which predisposes their dentition for relapse after treatment. In addition such patients may also experience harmful effects on their occlusion (chewing efficiency) and may develop tmj (temporomandibular joint) related disorders in the long run. It is recommended that an orthodontic specialist be consulted before undergoing treatment of such nature.



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I have a bad tooth ache towards the end of my jaw. It seems it is wisdom tooth but how do I confirm and make sure it is not infection?

BDS
Dentist,
Please visit ur dentist.He is the best person to advice u.By taking an x ray he will be able to give you a right diagnosis n an definite treatment plan
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Tooth Coloured Fillings

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Tooth Coloured Fillings
Composite resins, or tooth-colored fillings, provide good durability and resistance to fracture in small- to mid-size fillings that need to withstand moderate pressure from the constant stress of chewing. They can be used on either front or back teeth. They are a good choice for people who prefer that their fillings look more natural.

No dental filling lasts forever. Some studies show that composite fillings can be less durable and need to be replaced more often than silver amalgam fillings.

It generally takes longer to place a composite filling than it does for a metal filling. That’s because composite fillings require the tooth be kept clean and dry while the cavity is being filled. Tooth-colored fillings are now used more often than silver amalgam fillings, probably due to cosmetics. In a society focused on a white, bright smile, people tend to want fillings that blend with the natural color of their teeth.

Ultimately, the best dental filling is no dental filling. Prevention is the best medicine. You can dramatically decrease your risk of cavities and other dental diseases simply by:

brushing your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste
vigorous rinsing after any food
eating a balanced diet
visiting the dentist regularly.

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BDS (GOLD MEDALIST)
Dentist, Jamshedpur
The tiny tots must use a toothbrush with a small rounded brush head and soft bristles. It helps in cleaning their milk teeth thoroughly.
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Use Baking Soda to whiten your teeth

BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
Use Baking Soda to whiten your teeth
Brushing baking soda on your teeth twice a month can remove the stains of coffee or red wine and give you your pearly white teeth back.
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My teeth are little Brown what is the solution.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist,
My teeth are little Brown what is the solution.
Cause of discoloration ? Smoking, coffee, tea, drugs, aging, staining food (wine, blueberry, etc) genetics. We need more investigations with clinical examination to decide upon treatment. You may need deep cleaning along with whitening (bleaching) procedures and / or artificial enamel filling and / or capping. Advance procedures can be done with laser. Use Snowdent tooth paste for whitening until then. Apply SNOWDENT paste on the teeth. Wait for 10 to 15 min .Then brush your teeth with the same paste. Applying it overnight for better results. 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 mouth ulcer problem is very common for me please tell me the solution of this problem it is 2 year old problem.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Noida
Hello, Follow advises given below 1.Gently rub a small ice cube over the spot or rinse your mouth with ice-cold water 2.You can also chew on a clove bud (lavang) and direct the juice generated to the area where the ulcer is located 3.To prevent infection, rinse your mouth 4.Honey helps retain moisture and prevent dehydration. It also helps reduce scarring and hastens the process of new tissue growth Dab a little honey onto the mouth ulcer or mix in a little turmeric to make a paste that can be applied on the affected area. 5. Tulsi: 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 6.Dry coconut, coconut oil and coconut water are three products of the coconut tree that are very useful in treating mouth ulcers. Drinking tender coconut water helps to cool the body. Applying a little coconut oil directly onto the mouth ulcer or chewing some coconut (fresh or dry) helps reduce pain 7. you could apply a little ghee directly to the ulcerated area, or drink a glass of buttermilk two or three times every day. Consult Physician for further management as you are having this problem for long
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Hi my age is 26, from birth it self I have a problem of speaking. Its held because my tongue is very thick in size. Because of high thickness in tongue I couldn't fluctuate it properly when speaking, and I suffering to abnormal speaking. That dominating me from carrier growth. Please suggest any kind of treatment or surgery to tongue. I hope you people help for my career growth. The problem must be cure. Please.

B.D.S
Dentist, Kolkata
This is a anomalies. Thickness and excess growth of tongue is termed as hyperglossia. Both large tongue and small tongue (hypoglossia) affects speech. It may be cutabke by surgery. Glosoplasty.u can consult an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. For your operation.
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I have big 2 front teeth and they have cross is it possible to make my teeth straight and small and looks normal.

MDS - Orthodontics
Dentist, Chennai
I have big 2 front teeth and they have cross is it possible to make my teeth straight and small and looks normal.
Hi, it is very much possible. You need to undergo orthodontic treatment in which they fix braces and do the necessary correction. Kindly visit and consult an orthodontist to get the treatment. Duration may extends from 6 months to 18 months. Cheers.
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I suffer from acne problem and also my mouth smells a lot what should I do?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist,
I suffer from acne problem and also my mouth smells a lot what should I do?
Gastritis, lung & sinus infection may also be the cause of bad smell in the mouth. 90% of bad breath is due to a dirty tongue. We need more investigations with clinical examination to decide upon treatment. You may need deep cleaning. Rinse your mouth thoroughly with a mouth wash until then. Advance procedures can be done with laser too. 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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My age is 23 years old. My teeth looks little yellow. What should I do?

BDS
Dentist,
If you have not visited a dentist for cleaning, then please do. You need a professional cleaning and polishing.
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My teeth is bleeding at the time in brushing. What to do?

BDS (GOLD MEDALIST)
Dentist,
My teeth is bleeding at the time in brushing. What to do?
Hi bleeding during brushing is the sign of gum disease known as gingivitis with plaque deposition. Get it removed by scaling. Rinse your mouth with chlorhexidine mouthwash. You can use crest toothpaste to control the plaque.
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Since from past six months I have wisdom teeth problem, I have facial and headaches pain and also my face joints means my upper and lower joints has be tight. What I have do for this problem.

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Since from past six months I have wisdom teeth problem, I have facial and headaches pain and also my face joints mean...
Lybrate-user, if your wisdom tooth is incorrectly placed or stuck halfway and has not erupted fully because of improper positioning, you will need to get the wisdom tooth extracted to get rid of the problem. If it is incorrectly placed, it is better to get it removed at a early age.
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MDS
Dentist, Delhi
Temporary loose wires can be fixed by using a pencil or the back of a spoon to gently push them back in place. Wax or a wet cotton ball can also be used if the loose wire is causing a lot of discomfort.
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Sir, I have thrust in whole mouth due to pill & indigestion so please give me solution.

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Sir, I have thrust in whole mouth due to pill & indigestion so please give me solution.
You need to improve your digestion .take plenty of water .take one tea spoon of trphala churna with warm water before going to bed.
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I am 30 yrs old & I have teeth pain, what kinds of pain killer will work for teeth pain?

MDS
Dentist, Kolkata
I am 30 yrs old & I have teeth pain, what kinds of pain killer will work for teeth pain?
Hi as such we cannot prescribe painkillers like this without knowing proper history and examining the tooth.
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Any dentist. Please help me. I regularly brush my teeth. In morning & before going to bed also. But still my teeth are not white, they look yellow! please help me.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Any dentist. Please help me. I regularly brush my teeth. In morning & before going to bed also. But still my teeth ar...
The simplest method of removing minor surface stains is polishing, or micro-abrasion if staining is more intrinsic. Provided that your discolouration is not due to inadequate enamel exposing the dentin, tooth whitening (bleaching) is often the most effective treatment for yellow stained teeth. Advance procedures can be done with laser. Use snowdent tooth paste for whitening until then. Apply snowdent paste on the teeth. Wait for 10 to 15 min. Then brush your teeth with the same paste. Applying it overnight for better results.
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My teeth are very yellow how to make them white?

Brush your teeth properly twice a day with fluoride tooth paste. Get teeth cleaned and polished by a dentist.
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