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Dr. Manikandan

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Dr. Manikandan is an experienced Dentist in Mahabalipuram, Chennai. Doctor is currently practising at 32 Dental Care in Mahabalipuram, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Manikandan on Lybrate.com.

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OldNo38,NewNo103,2nd Floor,Old Mahabalipuram Road,Sholinganallur, Landmark:Next to Aloft Hotel, ChennaiChennai Get Directions
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I have indigestion problem since one year. What preventive measures I take? what medicines can I take? And also my gums of teeth are weak, so which precautions I should take?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I have indigestion problem since one year. What preventive measures I take? what medicines can I take? And also my gu...
We need more investigations with clinical examination to decide upon treatment. You may need deep cleaning along with surgical, gum strengthening procedure. Rinse your mouth thoroughly with a mouth wash after every meals. Use pepsodent tooth paste & gum paint for 2 to 3 weeks. Advance procedures can be done with laser. 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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Oral Cancer - 11 Warning Signs You Must Never Ignore!

MCh - Surgical Oncology, MS - General Surgery, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Oncologist, Bangalore
Oral Cancer - 11 Warning Signs You Must Never Ignore!

Oral cancer is the name given to cancer that develops in the tissues of the mouth or oral cavity. If you interact with a specialist, you will know that oral cancers belong to a larger group of cancers called head and neck cancers. And more importantly, oral cancers are one of the most preventable cancers. You may already be aware that cancers develop when cells begin to divide indiscriminately forming malignant tumors. In oral cancers, the dividing cells are the ‘squamous’ cells found in the lining of your mouth, tongue, and lips.

An implausible fact about oral cancers is that these are most often discovered after they have spread to the lymph nodes of the neck- which means at the stages III and IV. All cancers including oral cancers become more difficult to cure at these later stages. This is why early detection is key to surviving oral cancer.

Types of oral cancers

  1. Oral cancers, to be precise, including cancers of the:
  2. Lips
  3. Tongue
  4. Gums
  5. Cheek
  6. Floor of the mouth
  7. Roof of the mouth, including hard and soft palate

Usually, it’s your dentist who is the first to notice the first signs of oral cancer.

Risk factors
Tobacco use is the biggest risk factor for oral cancer. Tobacco includes smoking cigarettes, cigars, hookahs, and pipes, as well as chewing tobacco. Alcohol is another big risk factor. So, if you are one of those heavy drinkers, be aware of the scourge of oral cancer and get yourself tested periodically to rule out this killer. The risk for oral cancer also increases exponentially when both alcohol and tobacco are used together.

Other important risk factors are:

  1. HPV infection i.e. human papillomavirus is a sexually transmitted virus that spreads through unprotected vaginal as well oral sex
  2. Chronic sun exposure on the face, especially the lips
  3. Family history of oral or other types of cancer
  4. Men are more susceptible to oral cancers
  5. Being older than 45
  6. Radiation exposure
  7. Having any other form of head and neck cancer

Symptoms of oral cancer

  1. Sore lip or mouth that is not healing
  2. Any growth inside your mouth
  3. Bleeding from the mouth, including jaws
  4. Loose teeth
  5. Difficulty or pain while swallowing
  6. Major trouble wearing dentures
  7. A lump in neck or cheek
  8. Chronic earache
  9. Serious weight loss
  10. Numbness in lower lip, face, neck, or chin
  11. Any colored patch in the mouth or lips

Diagnosis of oral cancer

  1. Diagnosis starts with a physical exam of your mouth. The physician will examine the roof and floor of your mouth, the back of your throat, tongue, and cheeks, and the lymph nodes in your neck.
  2. If your doctor finds any tumor, growth, or suspicious lesions in your mouth, she/he will perform a biopsy to collect cells from a tumor. This tissue is then examined for cancerous cells.
  3. Other tests include X-rays to see if cancer cells have spread to your jaw, chest, or lungs; a CT scan to check for and reveal any tumors in your mouth; PET scan to see whether the cancer has traveled to the lymph nodes or other organs like the lungs.

Prevention

  1. An excess of sun exposure on your face and lips increases the risk of oral cancer so you can start reducing the danger of getting this cancer by using a lip balm or cream with SPF regularly.
  2. Another way to reduce risk is alcohol and tobacco cessation.
  3. Eating a balanced diet containing fruits and vegetables
  4. Removing your dentures at night and using them the next day only after cleaning them
  5. Visiting your dentist on a regular basis so that she/he can warn you about any alarming change in your mouth.
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I am 16 year old. I can't eat cold or spicy things. When I eat something like that too much pain in my teeth. What can I do?

Advanced Aesthetics, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
I am 16 year old. I can't eat cold or spicy things. When I eat something like that too much pain in my teeth. What ca...
Hi, teeth have a protective layer called enamel with age the enamel wears off and become thin which causes to become teeth sensitive to cold and hot. You need to get a professional check up done to know the exact cause and solution of your problem. Regards
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Sir I can't open my mouth because I was taking tobacco before. Now I'm trying to open. But only one finger is going inside.

BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
Sir I can't open my mouth because I was taking tobacco before. Now I'm trying to open. But only one finger is going i...
Your suffering from oral submucous fibrosis. Eating tobacco over years causes thickening of fibrous bands of your cheeks .please go for a dentist and go for a treatment as early as possible.
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Dear doctor, I am 19 years Old. My jaw behind the premolar of lower left corner is swelled and cavity is observed in premolar teeth and paining little. What should I do now?

BDS
Dentist, Delhi
Dear doctor, I am 19 years Old. My jaw behind the premolar of lower left corner is swelled and cavity is observed in ...
Swelling of the gums is a common problem, wherein the gums may protrude or bulge out and appear red instead of their normal pink. This can cause the gums to become irritated, sensitive and even painful. The gums also may bleed more easily when brushing your teeth. Gum swelling can be due to a number of issues, among which gingivitis and infection are most common. Treatment plan differs depending on the cause. I would suggest you to consult me privately on lybrate, so that, looking at the exact condition of the swelling, I can be in a better position to answer your query and give a proper prescription. Take care.

Have anybody done with wisdom teeth extraction. My 4 wisdom teeth are impacted. I saw some videos on youtube where people have great pain after extraction. I am nervous now.

Post Graduate Diploma In Hospital Administration (PGDHA), BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
Have anybody done with wisdom teeth extraction. My 4 wisdom teeth are impacted. I saw some videos on youtube where pe...
Its a minor surgical procedure, there is little swelling after the removal of wisdom teeth, seeing youtube and getting nervous is not the correct thing.
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BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Keeping your brush at a 45 degree angle while brushing so that the bristles do not hurt your gums.

I have mouth ulcer. I have tried many ways to cure it. But its very often seen. Please suggest me anything more.

MDS - Oral Medicine and Radiology, BDS
Dentist, Ahmedabad
I have mouth ulcer. I have tried many ways to cure it. But its very often seen. Please suggest me anything more.
Hi, there are many causes of mouth ulcers like stress, trauma, constipation, vitamin deficiency and many more. Riboflavin will not help much unless the ulcers are due to vitamin deficiency. You can apply mucopain gel over the ulcers four to five times a day for relief from burning and pain. Visit an oral medicine specialist for complete treatment. Regards.
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I am 23 old man. I have a problem of mouth ulcer from 3 years. Pls give suggestions to cure and prevention.

BDS
Dentist, Kolkata
I am 23 old man. I have a problem of mouth ulcer from 3 years. Pls give suggestions to cure and prevention.
Dear lybrate-user, first please avoid bad habit like chewing tobacco products if you have. If your problem recurr within certain interval please visit a oral pathologist. You may need thorough checkup and treatment.
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BDS
Dentist, Guna
Brush twice a day, keep tooth problems away: brushing twice a day removes the tiny left out food particles from the mouth and keeps it fresher and cleaner.
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