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Dr. Mahalingam S

Dentist, Chennai

Dr. Mahalingam S Dentist, Chennai
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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. Mahalingam S is one of the best Dentists in Chintadripet, Chennai. You can visit him at Dr.Mahalingam,s Clinic in Chintadripet, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Mahalingam S on Lybrate.com.

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My teeth is becoming yellow and not cleaning properly. Some advice please to get rid out of this problem.

BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
My teeth is becoming yellow and not cleaning properly. Some advice please to get rid out of this problem.
There is only one option. Go for scaling done. Learn from doctor how to clean your teeth properly and how to maintain oral hygiene.
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Hello, I used to eat pan a lot. Now I have quit eating pan from 3 weeks. I want to get my teeth whiten. I already have got my teeth cleaned thrice in past 5 years. Is there a technology to get white teeth's back and get rid of stains? Any affordable one. Please guide.

Post-Graduate Certificate in Oral Implantology (PGCOI), FICOI (Fellow of International Congress of Oral Implantologists-USA), BDS, FAGE
Dentist, Bangalore
Hello,
I used to eat pan a lot. Now I have quit eating pan from 3 weeks. I want to get my teeth whiten. I already hav...
Get thorough cleaning and destaining done. Once in 6 months is recommended. If you were eating paan and got scaling done only 3 times in 5 years its still less no of times. Once in 6 months is for persons without any habbits. Smokers and pan chewers may need more cleaning. Affordable cost is based on what each person can afford. It should still be less than the amount spent on the habbits if you calculate per day cost and multiply by 365. Consult a good dentist and get permanent solution to your issue, quit habbits totally. Get teeth whitening or bleaching done after cleaning.
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All About Periodontal Disease

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, BDS
Dentist, Secunderabad
All About Periodontal Disease

Many adults suffer from Periodontal disease, which may result in slight swelling of the gums or something more severe as grave damage to the bone and tissue, which holds on to the teeth. After the onset of Periodontal disease, dental care is essential as it will determine the progress of the condition. 

What are some of the causes of Periodontal disease?
1. Smoking is one of the main causes of gum diseases. Moreover, it also reduces chances of effective treatment.
2. Hormonal changes in women make the gums increasingly sensitive; as a result they become more susceptible to the onset of gingivitis.
3. Diabetic patients are more likely to develop infection of the gums.
4. The ongoing treatment for serious medical conditions like AIDs and cancer can also cause Periodontal Disease.
5. Genetics also plays an essential role in the onset of gums diseases. 

What are the symptoms of Periodontal disease?
1. Persistent foul breath 
2. Red inflamed gums 
3. Tender gums with some amount of bleeding 
4. A sensation of pain while chewing food 
5. Loose teeth
6. Teeth sensitivity 

In case these symptoms are experienced, a dentist should be immediately consulted.

How is Periodontal disease treated?
1. The most effective way of treating Periodontal disease, is by controlling the progression of the condition. The type of treatment generally depends on the extent of the disease. 
2. Generally the doctor begins treatment by cleaning out the plaque, through a process called scaling and root planing. Scaling gets rid of the tartar from the gums and root planing removes rough spots from the root of the tooth, where bacteria generally accumulate and breed. Sometimes, a laser is also used for the same. 
3. After the cleaning is done, certain medicines are recommended and the doctor recommends strict oral care. 
4. If the diseases continue to worsen, a surgical treatment may be recommended. 
5. Some surgical treatments include flap surgery and bone and tissue grafts.

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Sir/madam, I suffered every year from angular cheilitis or perleche during the time of weather changes. Please tell the medicine for this infection.

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Dermatologist, Hyderabad
Sir/madam, I suffered every year from angular cheilitis or perleche during the time of weather changes. Please tell t...
Hello lybrate-user, take B complex tablets, use green leafy vegetables in your diet. Consult a general physician for further management.
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My teeth have suddenly become very sensitive. What might be the reason? Very difficult to eat hot or cold items. Mostly the molar teeth region.

BDS
Dentist, Delhi
My teeth have suddenly become very sensitive. What might be the reason?
Very difficult to eat hot or cold items. Most...
If you have sensitivity you can go for sensodyne toothpaste and still if you don't get relieve go for rct.
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Bad Breath

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Bad Breath
Call it bad breath or halitosis, it’s an unpleasant condition that’s cause for embarrassment. If you’re concerned about bad breath, see your dentist. Bad breath can be caused by a number of sources, your dentist can help identify the cause and determine the best treatment.

What causes bad breath?

Food. What you eat affects the air you exhale, like garlic or onions. If you don't brush daily, particles of food can remain in the mouth, collecting bacteria, which can cause bad breath. Dieters may develop unpleasant breath from infrequent eating.

Gum disease. Persistent bad breath or a bad taste in the mouth can also be one of the warning signs of gum disease; which is caused by plaque.

Dry mouth. This occurs when the flow of saliva decreases and can be caused by various medications, salivary gland problems or continuously breathing through the mouth.If you suffer from dry mouth, your dentist may prescribe anartificial saliva, or suggest using sugarless candy or increase your fluid intake.

Smoking and tobacco. In addition to staining teeth and being bad for overall health, tobacco can add to bad breath. Tobacco users are at greater risk for developing oral cancer. If you use tobacco, ask your dentist for tips on kicking the habit.

Medical conditions. Some diseases have symptoms related to bad breath. Sinus or lung infections, bronchitis, diabetes, and some liver or kidney diseases may be associated with bad breath.

If you’re concerned about what’s causing your bad breath, make an appointment to see your dentist. Regular checkups allow your dentist to detect any problems such as gum disease or dry mouth. Bad breath may be the sign of a medical disorder. If your dentist determines that your mouth is healthy, you may be referred to your physician.

Maintaining good oral hygiene, eliminating gum disease and scheduling regular professional cleanings are essential to reducing bad breath. Brush twice a day and clean between your teeth. Clean your tongue, too. If you wear dentures, be sure to remove them at night and clean them thoroughly before replacing them the next morning.

It’s important to note that mouthwash will only mask the odour temporarily. Mouthwashes are generally cosmetic and do not have a long-lasting effect on bad breath. If you must constantly use a breath freshener to hide unpleasant mouth odour, see your dentist.
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Sometimes I have pain in my mouth under my tongue and I do not know what to do? at that time I have eaten pain killers but it does not response good. What should I do?

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General Physician, Kolar
Sometimes I have pain in my mouth under my tongue and I do not know what to do? at that time I have eaten pain killer...
please visit an ent specialist. It is advisable you not take pain killers without prescription as most of them cause liver and kidney failure of taken unwisely.
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I am 18 years old today morning while I am taking brush to my teeth I vomited blood from my throat Previously a one week back I observed the same situation, why it happened ?

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
I am 18 years old today morning while I am taking brush to my teeth I vomited blood from my throat 
Previously a one ...
If you have vomited blood it could b a serious matter consult a gastroentologist n get a endoscopy done.
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Hi, I am not able to open my mouth from last 7 to 8 years due to chewing of tobacco. Is there any possibility for resolve my problem?

CEOR, B.D.S, P.G Dip Ortho
Dentist, Agra
Hi, I am not able to open my mouth from last 7 to 8 years due to chewing of tobacco.
Is there any possibility for res...
Yes sure. Primary treatment is in your hands. Means you r the primary doctor just quoting of habit after that we can prescribe some medication n exercise to overcome.
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Wisdom Teeth - When To Get Them Removed

BDS
Dentist, Faridabad
Wisdom Teeth - When To Get Them Removed

The last molar teeth in the mouth are called as wisdom teeth. While in some people they erupt completely into the mouth and function with no problem whatsoever, in others, they remain embedded in the bone, erupt incompletely, erupt at an angle, or are covered by bone or a flap of tissue. They are absent in many.

Of late, dentists recommend removal of wisdom teeth, more a preventative than remedial measure. Some of the reasons for wisdom tooth removal are listed below-

  1. Impaction: Often, wisdom teeth do not have enough space to erupt in their normal position. This can only be evaluated properly on an x-ray. If the x-ray shows that the tooth is unlikely to erupt because of being blocked by a root or bone, this needs to be removed.

  2. Pericoronitis: The tooth partially erupts into the mouth but is covered by a flap of gum. This attracts food and bacteria to accumulate, leading to decay and infection, a condition called as pericoronitis. Very common in the lower wisdom teeth, it leads to severe tooth pain, painful swallowing and swelling of the lymph nodes. This is the most common cause for wisdom teeth to be removed. An x-ray will reveal the tooth to be infected and sometimes periapical abscess may also be present.

  3. Cysts: Impacted teeth can develop fluid-filled cysts which can cause severe and even permanent damage to the jaw bone, adjacent teeth and nerves. Dentigerous cysts are the most common type.

  4. Alignment: Misaligned wisdom teeth exert a constant mild pressure on the adjacent teeth which can hamper the alignment and reverse the effects produced by braces. The bite may be altered also, thereby necessitating removal.

  5. Adjacent Tooth Damage: If the malposed wisdom tooth is causing pocket formation or decay in the adjacent teeth, it is time to get them removed.

  6. Recurrent Sinus Infections: With their proximity to sinuses, there could be constant pain and pressure and infection of the sinuses. This is another indication for their removal.

However, not all wisdom teeth need to be removed. If they have erupted fully, are healthy, produce a good bite, and can be cleaned easily, they do not require removal.

During the teenage years and through 20s, check with your dentist on the health of the wisdom teeth. X-rays can be taken to monitor them and for early identification of problems. If they need to be removed, it is easier to take them out when you're young. The bone surrounding the impacted tooth is less dense, and therefore easier. The ability of the body in general and the jaw bones in particular to heal is also better at a younger age.

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My tooth is decayed. And m not doing anything. What will be the worst effect in this case.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
My tooth is decayed. And m not doing anything. What will be the worst effect in this case.
Toot decay on progress leads to pain. If untreated, it may even cause abscess. So it is always advised to have early treatment.
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I am 25 years old and I am having sensitivity in my back tooth from past 6 months. What do I do?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I am 25 years old and I am having sensitivity in my  back tooth from past 6 months. What do I do?
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. 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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BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Pune
However costly a car will not last you a lifetime.DENTAL TREATMENT CAN!
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I have pain in my teeth for 10 days, What should I do?

BDS
Dentist,
I have pain in my teeth for 10 days, What should I do?
Hello, please refer a dentist for exact diagnosis and treatment plan. For temp relief you can follow these steps: 1. Warm saline rinses 2. Use a pain killer like paracetamol (crocin/ zinase-dp) 3. You can use clove oil dipped in a cotton pallet and place it over the tooth.
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I m 22 yr old girl, and recently i found a tick sound when i try to open and close my mouth. It feels like a tension there. Is it a problem?

BDS, MDS
Dentist, Asansol
You should visit one oral & maxillofacial surgeon or one oral medicine expert or one temporomandibular joint specialist. This disease is called temporomandibular disorder or TMD dont try to open mouth widely, avoid hard food, visit one specialist asap
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I have pain in teeth. What should I do?

Dear, pain in teeth can be treated with a tablet of combiflam, but important is to know the cause of pain for that you will have to meet a dental surgeon to examine you find out the problem and treat you.
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I have wounds inside mouth and gums. I can't chew food properly as it pains severe. It cures automatically but after a day the problem starts again.

Diploma in Endodontist, BDS
Dentist, Madurai
I have wounds inside mouth and gums. I can't chew food properly as it pains severe. It cures automatically but after ...
Hi lybrate-user, you have problem of ulcer, which can be caused by stress or heat or spicy foods, avoid spicy foods, drink milk, curd more. Use ointments or gels.
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Hai doctor my teeth is in yellowish colour I had brushed daily two times but that yellowish colour not change please tell a remedy for this problem.

BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
Hai doctor my teeth is in yellowish colour I had brushed daily two times but that yellowish colour not change please ...
There are several causes of tooth discoloration, including: Foods/drinks. Coffee, tea, colas, wines, and certain fruits and vegetables (for example, apples and potatoes) can stain your teeth. Poor dental hygiene. Inadequate brushing and flossing.... Here is home remedy for brighter teeth--- Mix several teaspoons of baking soda with enough fresh lemon juice (or water) to make a paste. Wipe your teeth and any extra saliva off of them with a paper towel. Put a good amount of paste onto your toothbrush and apply. Leave the paste on for 1 minute, then rinse, so as to avoid the acid effecting enamel. If you are using just water you can leave it on for up to 3 minutes. for faster result you can go for TEETH BLEACHING from dentist...
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I have got cavities in my teeth and it pains too much. Is there any analgesic for this problem?

BDS
Dentist, Vadodara
I have got cavities in my teeth and it pains too much. Is there any analgesic for this problem?
Tooth pain could be due to number of reasons. It could be because of infected tooth, fractured tooth or mobile tooth it is important to know the underlying cause before we do any treatment.
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Respected doc I have also pain in my wisdom teeth from 3 days. what I do to relief? please help me.

BDS
Dentist, Ahmedabad
If the wisdom tooth has erupted fully and in a proper position then we can save it by dental cement filling. If the cavity is deep and near or into the pulp then we can save it by root canal treatment. Ideally we should save natural tooth structure if its fits in above criterias. If the wisdom teeth has erupted in a such way that it's disturbing other tooth structures and we don't have any option left for saving it then only you should go for removal. The wisdom tooth usually causes pain because of its uneven position distrubing adjacent teeth and some times swelling of the tissues around the tooth causing pericoronitis ( i.e inflamation of the surrounding soft tissues ) causing pain. Wisdom tooth which is usually considered as an extra tooth having no role in mastication (i.e chewing of food) On other hand removal of wisdom tooth have much advantages rather than any disadvantage.. Retaining wisdom tooth some times results in food lodgement within and between adjacent tooth ,results in caries ( decay ) of the adjacent tooth. So for improper erupted wisdom tooth, removal is the only and best available option to the date. Which in turn also helps in preserving other tooth structures.
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