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Dr. Pavitra Sathyakumar

MDS - Oral Medicine and Radiology

Dentist, Chennai

10 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 10 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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Education
MDS - Oral Medicine and Radiology - Saveetha Dental College Hospital, - 2008
Languages spoken
English
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Indian Dental Association

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I want white teeth I brush twice a day but yet my teeth are not that white What to do?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I want white teeth I brush twice a day but yet my teeth are not that white What to do?
Advise deep cleaning, polishing, whitening (bleaching) procedures, artificial enamel filling or capping. Advance procedures can be done with laser. Use Snowdent tooth paste for whitening until then. Apply SNOWDENT paste on the teeth. Wait for 10 to 15 min .Then brush your teeth with the same paste. Applying it overnight for better results. Cause of discoloration – Smoking, coffee, tea, drugs, aging, staining food (wine, blueberry, etc) genetics.
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This is regarding dental case. My wife needs root canal treatment & upper fore teeth needs bridge.Different doctors are giving different opinions and also with different price structure. She is confused on locating the ideal doctor for a prompt opinion with a reasonable cost. Need your expert opinion/suggestion

Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
Hello... Your question is little bit incomplete..you have not mentioned about number of missing teeth bcz generally bridge is given to replace missing teeth.. You can have 2 option... 1..Go for RCT followed by crown and missing tooth should be replaced by dental implants.. 2...Go for RCT and filled by bridge to replace missing teeth Choice is yours bcz price varies... But which option is best for you I can only let you know after seeing your teeth photographs...show me the pictures and I will give you best advice which you would never regret ! Regards !
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I have been suffering mouth ulcer since six to seven days and have been regularly using the ointment but till now I have seen no signs of it reducing.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
I have been suffering mouth ulcer since six to seven days and have been regularly using the ointment    but till now ...
U may take a cap of BNC daily, suck on tab bifilac twice daily, local application of metrogyl gel, drink plenty of water, add fibre to ur diet banana , vegetables r rich in that, take two table spoon of isabagol husk at night. Hurry n worry increase this problem avoid that , ladies may have this problem more during periods
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My teeth become yellowish & sometimes bad breath is also there. I brushed 2 times every day what should I do.?

MDS - Prosthodontist and Implantologist, Root canal certificate, BDS
Dentist, Noida
My teeth become yellowish & sometimes bad breath is also there. I brushed 2 times every day what should I do.?
Hi one of the most common reasons for bleeding gums is gingivitis. In easy terms, gingivitis is inflammation (swelling) of gums. It is mostly dude to the accumulation of plaque over a long period. The plaque becomes hard is causes inflammation leading to bleeding when you brush or eat anything hard. You should immediately see a dentist to get a round of scaling (cleaning) done.
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I have in digestion, sinuses (mild) and stones in my kidneys right 5 mm left side 3 mm 60 days back and I used Chandra Prabha vati and chandanasava for it but I asked about it to a doctor advised me to replace chandanasava (after food three times) and goksharadi guggulu (before food three times) with varanasi kasaya (morning and night after food) I taking these from one week now I have some problems which is mouth odor dry skin and I always feel thirsty even I drink lots of water I feel heat. Somebody tell me is it OK or to change the time (after or before food) or change the medicines as well.

Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S)
Ayurveda, Kanpur
I have in digestion, sinuses (mild) and stones in my kidneys right 5 mm
left side 3 mm 60 days back and I used Chandr...
for gastric trouble sootshekhar ras 125 mg twice a day panchsakar avleh 5 gm twice a day for sinus maha laxmi vilas ras 125 mg twice a day sitopiladi avleh 10 gm twice a day panchsakar for kidney stones basant kusumakar ras 125 mg twice a day gokshuradi awleh (not guggule ) 5 gm twice a day pathreena kawach 2 capsule twice a day
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I get acidity very fast when I drink tea or coffee. I have some ulcer like things on my tongue. My tongue feels dry and rough sometimes. I get a burning sensation in my tongue and mouth when I have acidity due to drinking tea. How can I heal my tongue. - Jeff.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Mohali
I get acidity very fast when I drink tea or coffee. I have some ulcer like things on my tongue. My tongue feels dry a...
If your ulcer has not healed for more than 7 days, consult your dental surgeon, or else wait till 7-10 days for it to heal.
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I am a 22 years old in my mouth 2 ulcer and its too burning when I am eating so what can I do for it ?and my neck and my tummy has burning When I am eating please say to me what I should do for this problem?

MDS - Orthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
Hi, start using becosules once a day for 10 days. Apply dologel ct on the ulcer 5 minutes before your meal. Have more of curd, buttermilk, coconut water. Ulcers take time to heal but this can help in relieving pain. Hope it helps.
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How Should Diabetic Patients Take Care Of Their Oral Health?

BDS
Dentist, Delhi
How Should Diabetic Patients Take Care Of Their Oral Health?

If your diabetes is not under control, you are more likely to develop problems in your mouth. The good news is you can keep your teeth and gums healthy. By controlling your blood glucose, brushing and flossing every day, and visiting a dentist regularly, you can help prevent serious problems in your mouth.

The Symptoms of Untreated Diabetes

The warning signs of diabetes affect every part of your body. After a blood test, you may be told by a doctor that you have high blood sugar. You may feel excessively thirsty or have to urinate a lot. Weight loss and fatigue are other common symptoms. Diabetes can also cause you to lose consciousness if your blood sugar falls too low. 

If diabetes is left untreated, it can take a toll on your mouth as well. Here's how:

  1. You may have less saliva, causing your mouth to feel dry. (Dry mouth is also caused by certain medications.)
  2. Because saliva protects your teeth, you’re also at a higher risk of cavities.
  3. Gums may become inflamed and bleed often (gingivitis).
  4. You may have problems tasting food.
  5. You may experience delayed wound healing.
  6. You may be susceptible to infections inside of your mouth.
  7. For children with diabetes, teeth may erupt at an age earlier than is typical.

Diabetes is a chronic, systemic disease and affects all parts of the body. While its effect on the nerves, eyes, kidneys, and skin is more common, their oral effects are less known. However, diabetes will vouch how they lost tooth and have dry mouth after their sugars went out of control.

  1. Oral Symptoms in Diabetics: There is a strong correlation between oral health and poorly controlled blood sugars. Some of the common oral indications of diabetes are as follows.
  2. Dry Mouth: There is less amount of saliva, which brings with it a whole lot of symptoms including soreness of the mucosa, ulcers, increased chances of infection, gum inflammation and tooth decay.
  3. Thrush: The saliva has higher sugar levels and attracts fungus (Candida in particular) which thrives in this dry, sugary environment. This produces a burning sensation in the mouth.
  4. Periodontal Disease: The gums get severely infected with gingival recession, where the gum line recedes exposing more of the tooth (tooth length seems to have increased). There is “pocket” formation, or space between the tooth and the gum which hosts a variety of bacteria. The periodontal ligament loses its strength to hold the tooth in place, and thereby teeth become mobile. If not worked upon in time, there could be multiple teeth lost.

Why People with Diabetes Are More Prone to Gum Disease

All people have more tiny bacteria living in their mouth now than there are people on this planet. If they make their home in your gums, you can end up with periodontal disease. This chronic, inflammatory disease can destroy your gums, all the tissues holding your teeth and even your bones.

Periodontal disease is the most common dental disease affecting those living with diabetes, affecting nearly 22% of those diagnosed. Especially with increasing age, poor blood sugar control increases the risk for gum problems. In fact, people with diabetes are at a higher risk for gum problems because of poor blood sugar control. As with all infections, serious gum disease may cause blood sugar to rise. This makes diabetes harder to control because you are more susceptible to infections and are less able to fight the bacteria invading the gums.

As much as it sounds alarming, it is not. There are easy, simple ways to manage these. In fact, good overall management of diabetes will ensure the oral symptoms are also maintained under control. Following are some things to do which will help in managing diabetes in general and the oral symptoms in particular:

As soon as diabetes is diagnosed, visit a dentist to take stock of the oral health condition. Any identified problem should be treated to avoid progression.

  1. Keep a close watch to ensure blood sugar remains as close to normal as possible.
  2. Switch to a toothbrush with soft or extra-soft bristles. This will help reduce the pressure on the gums and thereby prevent gum bleeding
  3. After every meal, remember to brush the teeth.
  4. Flossing at least once a day will help remove food deposits between the teeth. Alternately, use interdental brushes.
  5. Rinse at least twice daily using an antiseptic mouthwash.
  6. Denture-wearers should always clean them daily and never go to sleep with the denture in the mouth.
  7. Smoking with diabetics is a strict no-no, work on quitting at the earliest.
  8. Visit a dentist every 3 months to ensure oral issues are identified at the earliest and treatment done with minimal intervention.
  9. Any dental procedure should be done only when sugar levels are under control.

Managing diabetes is a lifelong commitment, and that includes proper dental care. Your efforts will be rewarded with a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Dentist.

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I am chewing gutkha for last 3 years. My teeth are become reddish. How can I remove that Please suggest me something for that.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
I am chewing gutkha for last 3 years. My teeth are become reddish. How can I remove that Please suggest me something ...
It cannot be removed by home remedies. You will need to consult a dentist for teeth cleaning and scaling.
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Hi, I have a jaw pain in left side and I think there is any crack in bone in left side and there is also a sound coming while opening the mouth properly so I think there is any crack in bone in left side so can you please suggest any medicine. Thank you.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
Hi, I have a jaw pain in left side and I think there is any crack in bone in left side and there is also a sound comi...
Without injury crack is less common... There can be caries and can be treated by Homoeopathic treatment... You may take Homoeopathic Medicine Heclalava 30 one dose.. See if it helps... But for assured results Consultation is must..
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