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Dr. Meenakumari

Dentist, Chennai

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I'm dedicated to providing optimal health care in a relaxed environment where I treat every patients as if they were my own family....more
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Dr. Meenakumari is one of the best Dentists in Saidapet, Chennai. Doctor is currently associated with Jothi Dental Centre in Saidapet, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Meenakumari on Lybrate.com.

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New No: 45, Old No: 17, Old velachery road, Little Mount, Saidapet, Chennai-600 015, ChennaiChennai Get Directions
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From the past 8 years I am chewing gutka And from 2 months I can't open my mouth and I can't eat properly do I have any solution please tell me sir.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
It seems that you have developed submucous fibrosis. Kindly get biopsy of the affected area done and revert.
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A bulge has appeared at the back of tooth, probably for the new tooth. It is causing a lot of pain. How can the pain be controlled. Give some homemade tips plz.

BDS, MDS - Periodontics
Dentist, Bangalore
A bulge has appeared at the back of tooth, probably for the new tooth. It is causing a lot of pain. How can the pain ...
Gargle with salt water .Generally the wisdom tooth causes a lot of pain.in case the pain is unbearable take a painkiller.
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Why my tongue fissured? Feeling tongue discomfort and inflammation? Will my tongue become normal.

FMAS, MS
General Surgeon, Gandhinagar
Respected lybrate-user there is no reason for fissures tongue. Maintaining oral hygiene at its best is the solution. Always gargles after taking any food or snacks. Can do betadine gargles in water when feeling more inflammation. Thanks regards.
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Hello doctor. I daily brush my teeth. I don't have any problem of bad breath. But though on being brushed daily. My teeth appear to be yellow. As well as they have become sensitive as well. I want them to be white. Please help. Thanks in advance.

MDS - Orthodontics, LASERS, BOTOX AND DERMAL FILLERS
Dentist, Lucknow
Hello doctor. I daily brush my teeth. I don't have any problem of bad breath. But though on being brushed daily. My t...
Dear lybrate-user you can get white teeth very easily. There are professional dental whitening procedures which can be useful plus also there are veneers and laminates which can permanently change the look of your teeth.
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Mere teeth se blood aata hai aisa kyo. Aur teeth ke andar me black aur yellow mark hai.

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Mere teeth se blood aata hai aisa kyo. Aur teeth ke andar me black aur yellow mark hai.
Bleeding gum is due to various reasons for example:- -tooth infection -diabetes mellitus -iron overload -malnutrition -harmonal imbalance -use of aspirin and anticoagulants etc. I advice you visit a dentist once in every 3-4 month for plaque removal. Use soft bristle tooth-brush. Use floss twice a day it prevent plaque formation. Tooth paste with triclosan should be used. Use anti-plaque mouthwash two times in a day for 15 days. A balanced healthy diet should be taken. If cavity is not deep or there is no pain and sensitivity in the decayed tooth then go for restoration (filling) but if cavity is deep or there is pain and sensitivity in the decayed tooth then first get the X-RAY done of that tooth and send me the X-RAY picture for further diagnosis
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Warning Signs of Tooth Decay

MDS - Oral Medicine and Radiology, BDS
Dentist, Ahmedabad
Warning Signs of Tooth Decay

Warning Signs of Tooth Decay

How to remove bad breath ? Is it because of mouth or due to acidity . Suggest good tooth paste . Should I use tongue cleaner and dental floss ?

Dentist, Gurgaon
How to remove bad breath ? Is it because of mouth or due to acidity . Suggest good tooth paste . Should I use tongue ...
Hello lybrate-user, both mouth and stomach can be the reason for it. Deposition of plaque and calculus around teeth cause gum infection hence bad breath, deposition (whitish yellow layer) over tongue, unfilled decayed teeth are also responsible for bad breath. Regarding stomach, both uncleared stomach as well as acidity can cause bad breath. Avoid spicy food, try to increase your water intake. I suggest you to visit a dentist for professional cleaning of your teeth because this helps removing plaque and calculus. You can use antibiotic mouth rinses twice a day. Also follow good oral hygiene habits.
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I had gone through root channeling 3 years ago, but certainly now I am having toothache on that particular spot, will the dentist remove that tooth?

PG Fellowship In Microdentistry, BDS
Dentist, Thane
I had gone through root channeling 3 years ago, but certainly now I am having toothache on that particular spot, will...
No, if there is infection again it the tooth it can be treated again, unless it is fractured it will not be taken out.
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How to clean yellow spots on teeth. They a from a long time on my teeth. And I brush my teeth daily.

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
How to clean yellow spots on teeth. They a from a long time on my teeth. And I brush my teeth daily.
Dear Lybrate user, the yellow spots could be hardened plaque deposits or inherent discoloration of your teeth. These won't come out with brushing alone. Visit your local dentist for a clinical check up and get a professional cleaning/scaling done. The dentist will guide your further.
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I brush twice daily, but then I think I have got cavities in between teeth. Changed my paste but no use? What should I do?

oral implantology, BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
I brush twice daily, but then I think I have got cavities in between teeth. Changed my paste but no use? What should ...
cavities are basically decay of tooth. Nothing will happen by changing tooth paste. consult a dentist near you for thorough check up and treatment of teeth.
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I got my lips swallowed every time. I use omnacortil 40 aciloc 150 and dapsone 100. Will it work for me. Please tell.

PGFCP, PGDEMS, Bachelor Of Ayurvedic Medicine And Surgery
Ayurveda, Satara
I got my lips swallowed every time. I use omnacortil 40 aciloc 150 and dapsone 100. Will it work for me. Please tell.
Hi lybrate user. These medicines gives you temperory relief. For complete cure you have to take either ayurveda or homeopathy treatment thanks.
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Oral and Dental Care

BDS, Certificate course in Oral Implantology
Dentist, Aligarh
Oral and Dental Care

Do not use your teeth for doing something other than chewing food. Using them for cracking nuts, removing bottle tops or ripping open packaging can result in chipped or broken teeth.

Food to eat while undertaking the orthodontic treatment

Post-Graduate Certificate in Endodontics
Dentist, Cuttack
Food to eat while undertaking the orthodontic treatment

Dairy products, soft bread, softer grains, seafood and soft meat, soft cooked vegetables and much more are braces-friendly foods i. E. Which can be eaten without any difficulty even when one is undertaking the orthodontic treatment?

Root Canal Treatment - How it Can Relieve Your Tooth Pain and Save Your Smile?

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Root Canal Treatment - How it Can Relieve Your Tooth Pain and Save Your Smile?

A root canal is a treatment to repair and save a badly damaged or infected tooth. The procedure involves removing the damaged area of the tooth (the pulp), cleaning and disinfecting it and then filling and sealing it. The common causes affecting the pulp are a cracked tooth, a deep cavity, repeated dental treatment to the tooth or trauma. The term "root canal" comes from cleaning of the canals inside the tooth's root.

Millions of teeth are treated and saved each year with root canal, or endodontic, treatment. Learn more about root canal treatment and how it can relieve your tooth pain and save your smile.

The Procedure-

  1. A root canal procedure begins with an X-ray to determine the shape of the root canals and whether the infection has spread to the adjoining bone.

  2. Local anesthesia is then administered to numb the affected area.

  3. A rubber sheet is then placed around the tooth to keep the area and prevent it from the saliva.

  4. A hole is then drilled in the affected tooth, following which the decayed pulp and nerve tissues are removed.

  5. The removal is done by using root canal files which are inserted into the hole and then used to scrape and scrub the insides of the tooth.

  6. After the scraping, water is used to clean and flush out the debris.

  7. After the tooth is cleaned, it is sealed after administering medications to prevent infection.

  8. The sealing process involves filling the inner portion of the teeth by a rubber based compound and a sealer paste.

Modern endodontic treatment is very similar to having a routine filling and usually can be completed in one or two appointments, depending on the condition of your tooth and your personal circumstances. You can expect a comfortable experience during and after your appointment.

  • Saving the natural tooth with root canal treatment has many advantages:

  • Efficient chewing

  • Normal biting force and sensation

  • Natural appearance

  • Protects other teeth from excessive wear or strain

Post-obturation:

  1. Once the surgery is done, the tooth may become sensitive due to inflammation of the tissues for the first few days.

  2. This pain and inflammation can be limited by pain medications such as ibuprofen.

  3. It is advised to avoid any chewing by the affected teeth as it can slow down the repair process. You can brush and floss your teeth regularly

    If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a dentist.

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BDS
Dentist, Chennai
Here are some tips to help you look after your teeth.

1. Brush at least twice a day.
The best time to brush teeth is after meals. Choose a toothbrush with a small head for better access to back teeth. Soft bristles are kinder on your gums.

2. Use fluoridated toothpaste.
Fluoride helps to harden tooth enamel and reduces your risk of decay.

3. Brush thoroughly.
Tooth brushing should take between two and three minutes.

4. Floss your teeth daily.
Use a slow and gentle sawing motion.

5. Limit acidic drinks like soft drinks, cordials and fruit juices.
Food acids soften tooth material and dissolve the minerals in tooth enamel, causing holes (cavities or caries). In severe cases, teeth may be ‘eaten’ right down to the gum.

6. Limit sugary foods.
Bacteria in dental plaque change sugars into acids.

7. Protect your teeth from injury.
Wear a mouth guard or full-face helmet when playing sports.

8. Try to save a knocked out tooth.
If possible, hold the tooth back in place while you seek immediate dental advice. If this is not possible, wrap the tooth in plastic or place it in milk and seek dental advice immediately.

9. Avoid using your teeth for anything other than chewing food.
If you use them to crack nuts, remove bottle tops or rip open packaging, you risk chipping or even breaking your teeth.

10. See your dentist for regular check-ups.
You should also visit your dentist if you have a dental problem such as a toothache or bleeding gums.
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I am 19 years old, I have gummy smile, while I smile it looks like ugly, is there any solution my problem, if possible to solve my problem how much cost to solve my gummy smile?

Post-Graduate Certificate in Oral Implantology (PGCOI), Certificate In Cosmetic Dentistry, Diploma In Facial Aesthetics, BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
I am 19 years old, I have gummy smile, while I smile it looks like ugly, is there any solution my problem, if possibl...
Hii dear yes there is a treatment for gummy smile. Traditional method was surgery but nowadays we have laser for gummy smile treatment. It's completely painless, bloodless, surgery less. But we have to see your condition first. We even have the technology to show you before the treatment how you gonna look after the gummy smile treatment.
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I am having a ulcer on side of tongue and it increased in size from 7 days and doctor prescribed dologel and complex for 15 days .the pain is so much that I get headache everyday. I want to Know what is this. And medication for this. My age is 21 years and I have no tobacco habit, no alcohol intake.

MBBS, MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Udaipur
I am having a ulcer on side of tongue and it increased in size from 7 days and doctor prescribed dologel and complex ...
You are having mouth sores. As it is since 7 days. You might be having complain of constimpation probably. I would suggest you to take folic acid tablet for 1 day .just take 2 tablets and crush it in your mouth especially at ulcer site. It will definately help.
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