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Dr. Meenakumari

Dentist, Chennai

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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How to Correct Severe Hyperdontia?

BDS, PGMHA
Dentist, Bangalore
How to Correct Severe Hyperdontia?

Hyperdontia is an oral condition where people may have an overcrowding of teeth in their mouths due to the growth of extra teeth which are known as supernumerary teeth, in dental terms. This problem may hit people of any gender, background and medical history. This is caused when an extra tooth bud is found in the tissue from which the teeth typically grow. The most common cases are those that affect children who are already suffering from Down's Syndrome.

This article will tell you all about coping with and correcting the issue:

  1. Problems Experienced: Let us first understand the various problems that a patient may experience. To begin with, there may difficulty when it comes to eating and chewing as too many teeth will make this task cumbersome. Also, this condition may prevent the normal teeth eruption process. Further, these teeth may fuse with the permanent teeth in the mouth of the patient. And finally, all this can also lead to the formation of a cyst or tumour.
  2. Check Ups and Diagnosis: In order to treat this problem, the dentist will first of all conduct a thorough check up of the mouth of the patient and try to find the exact cause of the ailment. This will also be done with the help of lab tests based on blood samples as well as a dental X-ray. Further, the most important thing that the dentist will try to check is whether or not the supernumerary teeth are affecting the growth of the permanent teeth, in any way. 
  3. Tooth Extraction: Once the dentist has had a look at the problem, he or she will be in a better position to take a call regarding whether or not the supernumerary teeth need to be removed. In most cases, these teeth will not be removed unless the said tooth is loose, which in turn can present the risk of choking by passing into the lungs. If tooth extraction has been decided upon, then the orthodontist or the dentist will do so by administering local anaesthesia first. Depending on the severity of the condition, the tooth may have to be cut and removed in pieces while the doctor has to ensure that there is enough space left for the permanent teeth to grow and find a place for themselves. 
  4. Alignment: After the process of extraction is done, the dentist has to ensure that there is proper alignment of the teeth with the help of proper orthodontic methods for the remaining teeth to grow in a proper manner. Endodontic treatment will be used for fused treat in order to work on the tooth pulp and tissue in the surrounding area.
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I have pain in my. Inner mouth since 2 days. What should I do?

MDS - Prosthodontist and Implantologist, Root canal certificate, BDS
Dentist,
I have pain in my. Inner mouth since 2 days. What should I do?
Hi , please specify if it is tooth pain or not. Tooth pain mostly indicates decay in your tooth. You should immediately see a dentist for a permanent solution. If the decay has reached the dental pulp then a root canal treatment would be necessary. Clinical evaluation by a dentist is a must before the diagnosis is made.
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From my childhood everyday i brush my teeth but still layers are present over it, somtimes bleeding occurs.

BDS
Dentist, Kolkata
Few people are more prone to plaque deposition may be due to poor saliva flow or crowded teeth. Brush twice daily and rinse after every time you eat . Scaling will remove the calculus but maintenance is up to you. Once the plaque is removed stick to maintenance. Also visit your dentist every six months. You can use a toothpaste x-tar for brushing. It prevents plaque formation.
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Bad smell comes from my mouth (coz of bad stomach) after brushing and eating as well. I do have dust allergy and sneeze a lot. I do have recurrent cold like running nose. Do I have sinus allergy? Is bad breath due to these allergies? What is the remedy? How to get rid of bad breath and sinus problem?

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
Bad smell comes from my mouth (coz of bad stomach) after brushing and eating as well.
I do have dust allergy and snee...
Main cause of bad breath is local though chest. Sinus stomach kidney lever problems may also cause that use a mouth wash thrice daily drink plenty of water
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OIL PULLING

CERTIFICATION IN BACH FLOWER REMEDIES OF ENGLAND, Ph.D DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN BIOCHEMISTRY, B.S.M.S BACHELOR OF SIDDHA MEDICINE AND SURGERY,
Alternative Medicine Specialist,
Measure 10ml of refined sunflower oil or any vegetable oil and without any great effort or hurry, wash and suck the oil inside the mouth like using mouth wash. Never gargle or swallow the oil. Pull the oil through the teeth often and this oil will pull all the toxins from body through saliva. Benefits are as follows: it eliminates toxins from the body. Fissure and boils of the skin is disappear. Migraine headache can be cured. Hypersesitivity of teeth is recovered by oil pulling. Refreshment of body and mind are feel in this technique.
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I suffering from Payoriya in my teeth. Always blood licked from my teeth please teel me what I do.

BDS
Dentist, Vadodara
I suffering from Payoriya in my teeth. Always blood licked from my teeth please teel me what I do.
Go for professional scaling and polishing of teeth. This will remove the plaque and calculus there by reducing the bleeding. Maintain the he same with proper oral hygiene habits. Use mouthwash twice daily after brushing.
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I have a bad breath in the morning. What shall I do?

Certification in Full Mouth Rehabilitation, Post-Graduate Certificate in Oral Implantology (PGCOI), M.Sc - Master of Oral Implantology (MOI), Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist,
bad breath in morning is a common symptoms but it can be redused by using tongue cleaner or either by using mouth wash which contain zinc componant..
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My front teeth are loose any suggestion for my problem I think it is because of gum disease.

B.D.S
Dentist, Bangalore
My front teeth are loose any suggestion for my problem I think it is because of gum disease.
Hi sir gums if weak will lead to loosening of teeth. Please see your dentist for professional deep cleaning and subsequent treatment.
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MDS
Dentist, Mumbai
For healthier teeth, flossing daily in a sawing motion is highly recommended. Take the floss to the point where the teeth meet the gums.
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I have yellow teeth. Give me solutions.

Advanced Aesthetics, BDS
Dentist,
Hi, you need to get a professional cleaning done. If that does not help then you may go for teeth whitening.
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How to get relief from painful mouth ulcers?

How to get relief from painful mouth ulcers?
Pain ful mouth ulcers are really a big problem please use glycerin and benzocaine ointment application twice /three time a day and take becosule cap twice a day for a week.
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How should I clean my teeth in home. Huge black spots r there. Tell me plzz sir/madam.

oral implantology, BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
How should I clean my teeth in home. Huge black spots r there. Tell me plzz sir/madam.
cleaning of teeth at home is possible by brushing twice a day and using mouth wash. you can use dental floss to clean interdental area. ince you should visit a dentist for thorough check up
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I am 25 year old male. My question is my teeth in pain too much, expline it why I can handle this situation and this problem effective on my mind.

BDS, D.pharm
Dentist, Chennai
I am 25 year old male. My question is my teeth in pain too much, expline it why I can handle this situation and this ...
You have dental caries. If then get restoration done don't worry once you get tooth filled you will b fine.
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Bad Breath - Causes, Diagnosis And Treatment

MDS, BDS
Dentist, Delhi
Bad Breath - Causes, Diagnosis And Treatment

Bad breath, also known as halitosis, can occur due to a multitude of reasons and is quite disconcerting. Chewing gum, using breath mints and mouthwash are just temporary solutions as they do not address the problem. Read on more to find all about the different causes, symptoms of bad breath and also about their prevention.

Causes:

  1. Food: If food particles, which are stuck in and around your teeth start decaying, they promote bacterial growth, which causes a foul odor in the mouth. Eating certain foods, such as spices, onion and garlic also cause foul odor. 
  2. Tobacco products: Smoking and chewing tobacco not only causes gum disease, but also causes a foul odor to be present, thus causing bad breath.
  3. Poor dental hygiene: If you do not brush daily, food particles in your mouth get stuck in your mouth between the teeth in particular, which decay and cause bad breath. A form of bacteria known as plaque forms over the teeth, which over time decays teeth and also causes foul breath.
  4. Dry mouth: A medical condition known as dry mouth, also known as xerostomia can contribute to bad breath as in this condition; the amount saliva produced from the salivary glands is reduced. This results in the growth of bacteria, which causes bad breath.
  5. Medications: Some medications can cause foul breath in an indirect manner as they cause dry mouth as a side effect, which in turn causes bad breath. Other medications break down in your body and the chemicals, which the medicine contains can be carried on your breath.

Diagnosis:
Dentists would usually rate the odor from your mouth either by smelling or by using certain sophisticated odor detectors. The back of the tongue is often the source of smell and the dentist is also likely to scrape the region and rate its odor.

Treatment:

  1. Maintaining oral hygiene: If the bad breath is due to the formation of plaque, brushing and flossing on a regular basis will prevent its growth, thus reducing or eliminating bad breath. Using mouthwashes also kills bacteria, hence eliminating the bad breath causing bacteria from your mouth.
  2. Treatment of dental disease: Gum disease can also cause bad breath as in this disease, the gums pull away from the teeth, which gives scope for bacterial growth causing bad breath. Treating gum disease, thus would also eliminate the scope for bacterial growth and eliminate bad breath at the same time. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a dentist.
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I have an allergy of soil. That effects in my mouth. So what can I do for avoid them?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I have an allergy of soil. That effects in my mouth. So what can I do for avoid them?
Consume a healthy diet rich in vegetables and lean protein.Gargle your mouth thoroughly after every meal.Drink plenty of fluoridated tap water.Drink not consume alcohol drinks.Don’t smoke.Check your mouth regularly for any unusual sores and lesions.Visit a dentist every six months for cleaning and have regular thorough dental check-ups where your dentist will look at the health of both your teeth and your mouth Most importantly, do not delay seeking immediate advice from a dentist or medical professional if you notice any unusual symptoms or sores on your lips or in your mouth.
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I have bleeding in my teeth for 5 days so please tell me what I do ?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist,
I have bleeding in my teeth for 5 days so please tell me what I do ?
Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations 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. 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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Bleeding from teeth what I have to do ?

MDS - Oral Medicine and Radiology, BDS
Dentist,
Bleeding from teeth what I have to do ?
Hi, the most common cause of bleeding gums is due to gum disease called gingivitis. I would advice you to get your teeth cleaned by a dentist as gingivitis is caused by deposition of plaque and calculus on teeth. Regards.
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My friend is having gum bleeding from past 1 month though she had been using gum forte gel. What to do.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
My friend is having gum bleeding from past 1 month though she had been using gum forte gel. What to do.
- use a soft toothbrush -- and brush properly! brush your teeth for at least two minutes twice a day and after meals. Hard brushing can further damage the soft tissues of your mouth. - floss at least once a day and be sure to floss beyond the gum line to remove more plaque. - control bleeding by applying pressure to the area with a cold compress. - rinse with salt water or hydrogen peroxide to keep the area clean. Avoid mouthwashes that contain alcohol, which can dry out your mouth. - stay away from smoking and other tobacco products, which can aggravate bleeding gums. - eat a balanced diet and limit snacking between meals. Carbohydrates and sugars feed dental plaque. - try an oral irrigation device, commonly known as a" water pick, to clear debris from around the gum line. - you may need deep cleaning along with surgical curettage or gum strengthening procedure. Use pepsodent tooth paste & gum paint for 2 to 3 weeks. Advance procedures can be done with laser. You may consult me in person.
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Hello doctor, I am 25 year old man I have cavity problem what should I do? Please tell me.

BDS
Dentist, Raipur
Kindly get the cavity filled before it becomes deep and painful. Brush your teeth twice daily using correct brushing technique to maintain your oral hygiene. Avoid having sticky food and sweets before going to bed.
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My baby boy's teeth of front side broken at last six year and not come new teeth yet. What are solution this. Kya teeth neklwane page.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Kolkata
My baby boy's teeth of front side broken at last six year and not come new teeth yet. What are solution this. Kya tee...
Good morning my Lybrate user, don't worry. take medicine he will be cured. Calc.carb - 6/2 doses 15days gap in empty stomach at morning. Calc phos - 3x/ 2 tabs 4 times daily.
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