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Dr. Laxmi Narayanan

Dentist, Chennai

100 at clinic
Dr. Laxmi Narayanan Dentist, Chennai
100 at clinic
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My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well....more
My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well.
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Dr. Laxmi Narayanan is a trusted Dentist in Chetpet, Chennai. She is currently practising at A L Center For Oral Care Pvt Ltd in Chetpet, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Laxmi Narayanan on Lybrate.com.

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Does having a sweet tooth still at the age above 40 years can be a cause of diabetes?

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
Does having a sweet tooth still at the age above 40 years can be a cause of diabetes?
It's a very hypothetical q eating sugar n diabetease can't b put in same category but yes obesity n sugar intake may b u r likely to b a diabetic
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BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Getting a good night sleep before the root canal treatment is the best way to go as it would reduce anxiety and maintain the overall well being.
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I have a great pain in my teeth. Sometimes it comes and after it became normal. Is there any suggestion to stop that immediate pain in my teeth?

BDS
Dentist, Ujjain
I have a great pain in my teeth. Sometimes it comes and after it became normal. Is there any suggestion to stop that ...
Yeah you can temporarily relieve it by taking any painkiller, but consult your nearest dentist for permanant treatment like root canal.
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BDS
Dentist, Nashik
Buy a new tooth brush every three to four months and let the old one wither away.
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My teeth are quite yellow. I want my teeth white. What are the possible solution for that?

BDS
Dentist, Thane
Hi treatment plan to make your teeth white goes as follows: visit the dentist, who will first do clean up of your teeth this will remove all the extrinsic stains and deposits present on the teeth & reveal the original colour of your teeth. After that if you want more brighter teeth you can undergo teeth whitening or bleaching treatment for further enhancement of shade. Your dentist will be best judge to decide whether home bleaching or in office bleaching will provide you with the desired results. You can try some commercially available whitening toothpastes after bleaching to maintain the effect for bit longer time. Whitening toothpastes can also be used without bleaching treatment for very minor yellowish discolouration but cannot give you satisfactory results in more complex situations.
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Sir mere teeth me kida lag gaya hai kya karu?

BDS
Dentist,
Sir mere teeth me kida lag gaya hai kya karu?
For detailed understanding of the situation visit a dentist. You need to get that cleaned up and filled if its not deep enough to touch the pulp (nerve and blood supply of tooth). An x ray can show you that. If its deep than go for root canal treatment.
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I am having bad breath which makes me feel and I'm keeping distance with others while speaking. I need a permanent solution.

oral implantology, BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
Get your teeth cleaned professionally by scaling and polishing. maintain oral hygiene by brushing twice a day and use mouthwash regularly.
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MDS Endodontist, BDS
Dentist, Chennai
Instructions to patient's after extraction of tooth.

As a way of protecting the clot that has formed, during the first 24 hours following your extraction, you should ...

1. Avoid vigorous rinsing or spitting. These activities may dislodge the clot.
Stay away from hot liquids (soup, coffee) because they tend to dissolve blood clots.

2. Minimize air pressure differences.
You should also avoid creating air pressure variations in your mouth, or pressure differences between your mouth and your sinuses (in the case of an upper tooth extraction) because these events may dislodge the blood clot from its socket.

This means you should avoid smoking or using a straw (these activities create suction). Also, don't blow your nose. And if you need to sneeze, sneeze with your mouth open.

Mount Multispeciality Dental Clinic
Butt Road - 2234 5000
Nungambakkam - 2827 5000
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Teeth Whitening - Are You the Right Candidate for it?

BDS, FICOI, MDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Teeth Whitening - Are You the Right Candidate for it?

If we think about what attracts us to a person in general, the first thing that we can think of is a great, warm smile. A good set of well-aligned white teeth is an important aspect of this great smile. However, white teeth remain an elusive thing for most of us. Some of the common reasons for discolored teeth are as below.

  1. Ageing
  2. Hypo mineralized tooth structure
  3. Fluourosis
  4. Food habits
  5. Tobacco smoking/chewing (learn more for Smoking  Effect on Teeth)
  6. Side effects of medication (tetracyclines, for instance)

The degree of discoloration varies widely and also is hereditary. Whatever the reasons, there is the option of tooth whitening, which is effective with optimal oral health and good oral hygiene habits. Tooth whitening is not for everybody though, the following are the definite contraindications.

  1. Teeth with fillings: The bleaching agents work best on natural tooth structure. Whether it is a crown or a veneer or a bridge, the bleaching agent will not work on these tooth-colored fillings and composite resins. On the contrary, using bleaching agent on a tooth filling can produce uneven whitening. The teeth without fillings will appear lighter than those with fillings. If the person has discoloration due to fluorosis or any other reason, then it is ideal to complete any pending restorative work before initiating tooth whitening procedure. This should be allowed to settle in for about 2 weeks. After that, whitening should be undertaken which will ensure the best results and match with the composite filling/veneer/crowns. In people with multiple restorations, whitening can result in uneven coloration of the teeth and so veneers or crowns would be better suited than whitening.
  2. Sensitive teeth: Sensitivity is an indication that the dentin is exposed or is covered by a very thin layer of enamel. Whitening agents will not work very well in these cases.
  3. Poor oral health (gingivitis, worn enamel, cavities, and root decay): The whitening agent can irritate the gums or penetrate the existing decay or worn enamel leading to sensitivity. The tooth whitening agent works on the enamel, and as the tooth surfaces do not have enamel, they do not produce a whitening effect.
  4. Age: Hydrogen peroxide which is the most common bleaching agent is not safe for use in children below 16 years of age. The pulp chambers are quite high and the tooth is still forming, so bleaching agents are not to be used.

While choosing to go for tooth whitening, one thing to bear in mind is that it is not a permanent solution to discolored teeth and might require repetition of the treatment. Having a detailed discussion will help set realistic expectations and achieve optimal results.
 

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In my mouth on right cheek near lower jaw I got small whitish red spot can you please say some precautions to prevent it my friends saying it is cancer.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
In my mouth on right cheek near lower jaw I got small whitish red spot can you please say some precautions to prevent...
It might be an ulcer Sir. But if it is lasting for more than 2 months it has to be checked inorder to be clear about the actual problem
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I want to use braces in my teeth how much it cost and is there any side effect.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist,
I want to use braces in my teeth  how much it cost and is there any side effect.
Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations (model study, full mouth & profile x-ray) to decide upon treatment. You may need fixed / removable braces. Cost may depends on the age, complaint, duration of the treatment & affordability. It varies with dentist. You may consult me in person. Dental tips: - visit a dentist every six months. 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.
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How to control cavities ?

Advanced Aesthetics, BDS
Dentist,
Hi, 1. Brush twice a day with soft toothbrush and fluoridated toothpaste. 2. Use dental Floss daily. 3. Eat healthy fibrous food. 4. Visit your Dentist regularly after every six months. Regards Shilpa Dr. Krinita Motwani's Dental Clinic
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I have some gum problem. They bleeding while I brush my teeth. So what should I do?

BDS
Dentist, Kolar
I have some gum problem. They bleeding while I brush my teeth. So what should I do?
Bleeding cud b due to gingivitis get scalling n polishing done dentist adopt proper brushing techniques floss n use mouthwash daily massage your gums with finger tips after brushing.
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B.D.S, F.I.O., F.A.G.E.
Dentist, Surat
When the pulp of the tooth becomes inflamed, septic or lifeless, one needs to go through the root canal treatment.
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I m 22year old female & I have sign & symptoms of geographic toungue since last 2year. Symptoms may come & go. So, I want to know for completley cure what I should take care & this tongue may cause chance to create any other complication in future like oral cancer or anything else.

BDS, Non-Resident J.R. in Dept. of Orthodontics, Certified oral implantologist, Advanced Aesthetics, Digital Smile Designer
Dentist, Jammu
Geographic tongue Symptoms of geographic tongue Causes and risk factors Treatment or self-care for geographic tongue Geographic tongue is the name of a condition that gets its name from its map-like appearance on the upper surface and sides of the tongue. It may occur in other areas of your mouth, as well. You'll be relieved to know that geographic tongue is a harmless, benign condition that isn't linked to any infection or cancer. Two other names for geographic tongue are benign migratory glossitis and erythema migrans. Affecting about 1% to 3% of people, geographic tongue can show up at any age. However, it tends to affect middle-aged or older adults more often. It appears to be more common in women than in men. Symptoms of geographic tongue the telltale signs of geographic tongue are irregular, smooth, red patches on parts of the tongue. These patches may: have a white or light-colored border vary in size, shape, and color appear one area, and then move to another area come and go or change very quickly in days, weeks, or months last up to a year you may be unaware that you have geographic tongue until your dentist or other health care provider diagnoses it during an oral exam. About one in 10 people with geographic tongue may have mild discomfort or a burning or painful sensation. This is often from sensitivity to substances such as: hot, spicy, or acidic foods cigarette smoke toothpaste causes and risk factors geographic tongue occurs when parts of the tongue are missing layers of small bumps called papillae. They normally cover the entire upper layer of your tongue. Why do you lose these papillae with geographic tongue? nobody knows for sure. However, because geographic tongue tends to run in families, genetics may be a common link. Geographic tongue has also been seen more frequently in people with psoriasis and in those with fissured tongue. In fissured tongue, cracks and grooves appear on the tops and sides of the tongue. Treatment or self-care for geographic tongue seeing a dentist or doctor is the best way to rule out a more serious problem. In most cases, he or she can diagnose geographic tongue from a description of your symptoms and from examining your mouth and tongue. You may need tests to rule out other medical conditions. In most cases, any pain or discomfort will get better without treatment. But if you have severe, ongoing pain, medication can help. These are examples of what your doctor or dentist may prescribe: over-the-counter pain relievers anti-inflammatories mouth rinses with anesthetic corticosteroids applied directly on the tongue zinc supplements if you're wondering about steps you can take to hasten the relief of symptoms, try limiting these substances or avoid them altogether: tobacco hot, spicy, or acidic foods or dried, salty nuts toothpaste with additives, whitening agents, or heavy flavoring (toothpaste for sensitive teeth is a better choice)
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Dental problem, there is some problem in her teeth root, infected roots cause too much pain.

oral implantology, BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
Dental problem, there is some problem in her teeth root, infected roots cause too much pain.
If the root part is infected only two possible options to have. Either to go for root canal treatment in order to save the tooth if possible. Or get the tooth extracted if not able to save the tooth.
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After ulcer in my mouth, i got some dark spots below my left eye.What should i do ?

BDS
Dentist, Thane
It seems that There is no co- relation between mouth ulcer which was present earlier and dark spots developed later below eye. Please consult a Dermatologist & or Opthalmologist for correct diagnosis and proper treatment needed if any. Regards, Dr.Hiten Shah Swastik Dental Care.
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I have done root canal 6 years ago in 3 tooth and I got infection 2 of them. What is best option 5days course of antibiotics or go for re root canal?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I have done root canal 6 years ago in 3 tooth and I got infection 2 of them. What is best option 5days course of anti...
Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations with clinical examination to decide upon treatment.
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I had completed my root canal treatment for my right molar tooth before 2 months. After root canal also it is paining sometimes. I didn't cap that tooth. Will it get set after capping?

MDS(Prosthodontist), BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
I had completed my root canal treatment for my right molar tooth before 2 months. After root canal also it is paining...
Sometimes pain after root canal treatment occurs due to extent of infection or it can be due to some part of infected tissue left behind so in both the cases consult dentist and you should get capping done after getting relieved from pain as this is also required for long term prognosis of your teeth as well as save tooth from fracturing as tooth becomes brittle after root canal treatment.
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TEETH WHITENING

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
TEETH WHITENING
To lighten the colour of your yellow teeth and remove stains, teeth whitening procedure can be done with your dentist recommendation.
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