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Dr. Pavitra Sathyakumar

MDS - Oral Medicine and Radiology

Dentist, Chennai

9 Years Experience  ·  200 at clinic
Dr. Pavitra Sathyakumar MDS - Oral Medicine and Radiology Dentist, Chennai
9 Years Experience  ·  200 at clinic
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Dr. Pavitra Sathyakumar is a trusted Dentist in Medavakkam, Chennai. She has been a successful Dentist for the last 9 years. She has completed MDS - Oral Medicine and Radiology . She is currently associated with The Tooth World in Medavakkam, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Pavitra Sathyakumar on Lybrate.com.

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MDS - Oral Medicine and Radiology - Saveetha Dental College Hospital, - 2008
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Indian Dental Association

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I have germs in my mouth. Always it was bleeding. And my mouth is always smelling. Please tell me some solution for this cause.

MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
do tooth brush morning and evening daily, do mouth wash with listerine mouth wash with water after any thing you eat. go to dentist for cleaning your teeth. it will help. welcome
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I wanted to ask that a diabetic can go for teeth implant n r there any side effects .will that teeth won't create any problem in future?

MDS, BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
I wanted to ask that a diabetic can go for teeth implant n r there any side effects .will that teeth won't create any...
diabetes is not a contraindication.uncontrolled diabetes is...get your sugars under control and manage a healthy lifestyle....you can have implants placed and it will heal well.you need to maintain good oral hygiene after implants and it will function for years....no other issue...but yes if diabetes is uncontrolled then implant will be a failure
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When I sleep my saliva stil cums lik small kids is it a problem if it is den wat it is?

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
When I sleep my saliva stil cums lik small kids is it a problem if it is den wat it is?
It still comes from your mouth then you must be sleeping with your mouth open Try sleeping with your mouth closed or else use a night guard while sleeping.
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Hi I am himanshu sharma age 22 I am having problem related to teeth. What is the simplest way to whiten our teeth?

oral implantology, BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
Hi I am himanshu sharma age 22 I am having problem related to teeth. What is the simplest way to whiten our teeth?
Get your teeth cleaned professionally by scaling and polishing. if you are not satisfied with the results go for bleaching of teeth.
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I look bad when I smile because my gums see while smiling and it is black in colour. Is there any solution to hide the gums while smiling or make the gums pink from black. Please suggest me as early as possible.

BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
I look bad when I smile because my gums see while smiling and it is black in colour. Is there any solution to hide th...
U can make it black to pine bu laser or stripping process. And to hide your gums while smiling. U need to undergo lip reposition surgery. B natural b great and enjoy your smile.
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BDS, Certification In Oral Implantology
Dentist, Ghaziabad
Sugary foods should be consumed in limited quantities as the bacteria in dental plaque changes them into acids.
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Hi doctor, I am having a black mark under my teeth I don't have any habit of using tobacco or any other. But still there is a black or brown stains in my teeth. I tried changing the brush and tooth paste but nothing worked out so please help me to rectify this problem. Thank you!

BDS, PG diploma In Smile Designing and Esthectics
Dentist, Thane
The black marks may b due two reasons largely. Either due to prolonged use of chlorhexidine mouthwashes or bacterial stains which is due to inherent colour of residual bacteria in ur mouth. Stop mouthwash if u r using ny or get scaling and polishing done to get rid of the stains
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I am a 25 yr old male I have teeth problem till 6 months brush time blood will come so what should I do?

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
get oral prophylaxis done and maintain oral hygiene,and use good tooth paste and oral rinse regularly.
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Dentist,
gargle your mouth regularly after every intake. register Sundays for using mouth wash, atleast using of mouth wash weekly once also keeps u r oral as hygiene
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Hi, I am 24 years old I had all test like HIV hsv vdrl hpv and many more, Mouth sore always, I quit smoking from last 4 months back, sexually active from last 5 years, kidney stones also got now taking treatment, what's the causes please help me.

Post-Graduate Certificate in Endodontics
Dentist, Cuttack
Hi, I am 24 years old I had all test like HIV hsv vdrl hpv and many more, Mouth sore always, I quit smoking from last...
If you hav all your tests done and everything is negative. Then the two commonest reason should not be overlooked. Mouth ulcers can also be due to gastro disturbance. Please take care of your food intake. As you have mentioned, you have kidney stones now, I guess your food intake is not healthy. Change your food habit and inculcate lot of vitamin b complex in food. Sometimes dangerous diseases are given so importance that the minor reasons are missed. Take care.
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Dental Implants or Dentures - What is Best Suitable for You?

BDS
Dentist, Faridabad
Dental Implants or Dentures - What is Best Suitable for You?

Tooth loss occurs due to various reasons decay and infection, fracture, accidents, gum disease, to name a few. Tooth loss has a negative impact on various aspects facial appearance, chewing efficiency, and overall nutrition. The attempts to restore the lost tooth have led to various advancements from removable dentures to cast partial dentures to fixed dentures to implants.

Listed below are features (covering advantages and disadvantages) of both dentures (fixed and removable) and implants. While dentures can be complete or partial, implants are more often partial, of course can be used to replace multiple teeth. A detailed discussion with your dentist along with oral and radiographic examination will help in making a decision.

Removable Dentures:

Advantages:

  1. Replaces tooth but more for cosmetic reasons than function.

  2. Poor chewing efficiency.

  3. Useful when multiple teeth are to be replaced, especially when no adjacent teeth are available for support.

  4. If good bone support is not available, retention is an issue.

  5. Not very healthy for the underlying jaw bone and adjacent gums.

  6. Requires daily and routine maintenance.

Fixed Denture(s):

Also called as bridges, as the artificial replaced tooth is a bridge between two natural teeth.

  1. Requires removal of sound tooth structure as abutment (support). This is the major disadvantage with fixed dentures, which promoted further work from the dentists, ending up with discovery of implants.

  2. Promotes tooth decay in the adjacent teeth.

  3. Good support, so retention is not an issue.

  4. Not as harmful to the underlying jaw bone as removable denture.

  5. Requires maintenance but not like the removable denture.

  6. Expensive compared to removable dentures.

  7. Replacing a bridge also means the adjacent healthy teeth are affected.

Implants:

  1. Very good replacement alternative, replaces not just the crown structure but also the root structure.

  2. An excellent option when the jaw bones and gums are extremely in good condition.

  3. Almost natural restoration of both chewing efficiency and facial appearance, the person can eat almost anything.

  4. Not as harmful on the gums like dentures.

  5. Does not cause bone loss like dentures.

  6. Can be used to replace single or multiple teeth, where multiple implants are placed and a bridge is placed over them.

  7. The titanium screws that are used fuse with the jaw bone over a period of time.

  8. The titanium is also biocompatible, thereby reducing chances of allergy.

  9. Implants are expensive, and many insurance companies may not cover them.

  10. If properly fabricated and maintained well, then it can last for decades.

The decision to go for a denture or for an implant should be decided based on a detailed evaluation of overall health and if required radiographic examination. Both dentures and implants have advantages and disadvantages, and the dentist will help make the right choice. If you wish to discuss about any specific dental problem, you can consult a specilized dentist and ask a free question.

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Ways to Protect the Teeth of Your Little One

BDS
Dentist, Delhi
Ways to Protect the Teeth of Your Little One

Children are much more susceptible to tooth decay and gum disorders than grown-ups. This is because the gum and teeth in toddlers are very delicate. Moreover, children are more attracted to sweets and other food items, which cause damage to the teeth.

Here are several ways to protect the teeth of your little one:

  1. Have a dental checkup: You should take your child to a dentist on his first birthday. Early prevention is important as any kind of problem in the teeth will be detected and this will save you from a lot of trouble in the future.
  2. Teaching healthy habits: Brushing is very important and you should teach your child to brush regularly, more than once a day. Before the development of teeth in your baby, you should brush his gums gently by using water on a soft baby toothbrush or with a clean and soft cloth. After developing teeth, brushing must be practiced with delicate toothbrushes and fluoridated toothpaste. If several teeth touch against each other, you should use flossing. Brushing is essential before going to bed, and no food should be taken after brushing.
  3. Prevent "baby bottle decay": You should not let your child go to sleep with a bottle of juice or milk. The sugar contained in these liquids sticks to the child's teeth, which activates bacteria and may lead to tooth decay.
  4. Avoid giving juice to your child: Juice may be healthy for the body, but it leads to tooth decay in little kids. The amount of regular juice intake should never be above four ounces.
  5. Avoid excess use of a sippy cup: Sippy cups enable children to shift from bottles to a glass. However, all day long usage of sippy cups should be restricted as it may cause decay on the front and back portions of teeth, when the drinks are rich in sugar.
  6. Be careful about sweet medicines: Many medicines meant for children are sugary and stick to the teeth, increasing the chance of cavities. Several antibiotics cause overgrowth of Candida or yeast and cause an oral disease known as oral thrush. This disease causes creamy patches on the tongue. In case your child needs sweet medicines, brushing should be increased.
  7. Stop using a pacifier by the age of 2 or 3: Pacifiers are good for children, but using pacifiers for a long period of time affects the lining of teeth. The shape of the mouth may also change. Hence, do not let your child use pacifiers after 2 or 3 years of age.

Children are quite prone to teeth disorders and decay in the teeth. Hence, measures must be taken to protect the teeth of children from any kind of disorder.

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I and 23 years old male, from last two days, getting blood with urine and saliva, which kind of illness is this?

Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS), MS - Urology, MBBS
Urologist, Ahmedabad
I and 23 years old male, from last two days, getting blood with urine and saliva, which kind of illness is this?
Dear, get urine and usg abdomen and kub. Post the reports along with pictures of scan here. It will show us whether you have infection, stone, obstruction or anything else.
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I feel sensitivity in my tooth right side jaw while eating anything sweet. I am 26yrs old. Wha home remedies n precautions can be done

MDS - Orthodontics
Dentist, Kolar
If you have cavity you need to visit dentist because you need to take treatment. If general sensitivity you can use SHY NM tooth paste. First apply and leave it for 2 to 3 min then brush twice daily.
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I have been told by dentist that I need orthodontics treatment. I just wanted to know is this treatment hurtful and how much time it takes to recover and also the cost.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
I have been told by dentist that I need orthodontics treatment. I just wanted to know is this treatment hurtful and h...
It's done when u have all permanent teeth at ur age c to it it takes about eighteen months cost will depend on case to case n Dr
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I have a teeth problem .like germs and bleeding can you please give me the solutions for my teeth.

BDS, CDE Endo-Prostho, CDE - Cast Partial & Complete Dentures
Dentist, Pune
I have a teeth problem .like germs and bleeding can you please give me the solutions for my teeth.
Hello, bleeding gums could be because of deposits on your teeth or food lodged in your teeth. Visit a dentist get your scaling and polishing done. Brush twice daily, maintain proper brushing technique, floss regularly and rinse after every meal. Visit dentist every 6 months.
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Sometime I feel my mouth is very watery while speaking I can feel more sliver in mouth. tongue also gives me sensation n I feel very similar symptoms when you couldn't sleep long hours. I am taking at least 6 hrs sleep. What could be the reason.

BDS
Dentist, Lucknow
Sometime I feel my mouth is very watery while speaking I can feel more sliver in mouth. tongue also gives me sensatio...
From your above mentioned symptoms it sounds like you have a problem of excessive salivation. It can be caused by many factors like vitamin deficiency, gastric problems, excessive starch intake, mouth ulcers, oral infections, certain medications, certain high metals in body and may be due to inability of clearance. Inability of clearing a saliva itself has may cause tonsil infections or underlying systemic disease. Brushing and using mouthwashes can help to some extent but permanent relief will be after treating the cause. So its better to consult a dentist or physician for proper treatment.
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I am 31 years old, while night I am getting lots of spit in my mouth, what should I do for that? Please.

MDS - Periodontics
Dentist, Delhi
I am 31 years old, while night I am getting lots of spit in my mouth, what should I do for that? Please.
Kindly refer to your family doctor if it can be due to several systemic disease. Also have some anti sialogogues medication.
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