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Dr. Poornima Ravi

Dentist, Chennai

150 at clinic
Dr. Poornima Ravi Dentist, Chennai
150 at clinic
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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them.
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Dr. Poornima Ravi is one of the best Dentists in Tambaram West, Chennai. She is currently associated with Hindu Mission Hospital - Tambaram in Tambaram West, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Poornima Ravi on Lybrate.com.

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When I wake up in the morning my buccal cavity is full from saliva and also foul odor in my mouth. What should I do for this?

BDS
Dentist, Ahmedabad
When I wake up in the morning my buccal cavity is full from saliva and also foul odor in my mouth. What should I do f...
Excess saliva having saliva secretion is a normal body mechanism. There's nothing to worry about it. One good thing you should know about saliva that most people don't know is its a natural antibiotic produced in our body. It contains digestive juices also which hepls in a better digestion process. We usually consider saliva as a irritting thing when we get up in the morning and we spit it out with gargles. Instead of spitting it out we should swallow that saliva which in turn plays an important role in terms of digestion as well as a immunity booster. And having much saliva secretion also keeps our teeth clean which again keeps our mouth cavities free. So having much saliva secretion is a good thing rather than irritating. For bad odour: 2- scaling first of all undergo scaling (cleaning of teeth) by a dentist - use proper brushing technique. - brush twice a day which is most important (at night specifically just before sleep and avoid any food or liquid except water when you finish your brush at night) - after each meal (i. E breakfast, lunch, dinner and any time when you take snacks) rub your finger on all tooth surfaces inside and outside and than do forcefull gargles 2-3 times. Jay swaminarayan.
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MDS - Periodontics, Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Chandigarh
Even after the RCT is complete, patients must visit their endodontists or dentists to get the proper restorative work completed on the tooth.
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Hi. I got infection in my tooth. Its been 3 years I was feeling sensitivity and it was getting increase with time. Now a days I am feeling pain in that tooth. Do I need rct? Can I smoke during the period of treatment?

BDS
Dentist, Ahmedabad
Hi. I got infection in my tooth. Its been 3 years I was feeling sensitivity and it was getting increase with time. No...
Hello, lybrate-user. First thing I would like to tell you and others is that dental problems are not cured by medicines. You will always need to undergo dental treatments when the cause is decay, fracture or plaque/calculus. Your history suggests infection, but without pics or doing inspection, its hard to know the cause. Still, if the tooth has decay n its not mobile then go for the root canal treatment as it would save your tooth and restore the functionality. Secondly, when tooth has pus at the end of the root due to infection, its better to avoid any type of heat to the local area either in form of hot massage, hot water gargles, or even smoking. Heat may spread the infection to other spaces leading to swelling. Smoking leads to interdental bone loss and your teeth become mobile. Most importantly, it may cause cancer. I hope this information would help you.
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What is the best medicine for sponzy gum and also for piorhia. What is best treatment for it.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Noida
What is the best medicine for sponzy gum and also for piorhia. What is best treatment for it.
Lybrate-user only medicine will not work on spongy gums n pyrrhoea. You have to go for scaling and curettage with medication. Flap surgery if required.
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Sir actually there is cavity in my teeth what to do for filling it? And my teeth is in little bit yellow color how to make my teeth white?

BDS
Dentist, Noida
Sir actually there is cavity in my teeth what to do for filling it?
And my teeth is in little bit yellow color how to...
For cavity get a proper filling done & for yellow colour get a check up done if you require a scaling or not. A thorough check up is a must.
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I have yellow teeth. I do brush daily and it even then leaves bad smell. What should I do?

MDS - Orthodontics, BDS
Dentist,
I have yellow teeth. I do brush daily and it even then leaves bad smell. What should I do?
Smell from the mouth may be due to conditions present in the mouth and from stomach. Conditions in the mouth are poor oral hygiene i. E presence of plaque and tartar, poor salivary flow, or may be due to some gum infections. Problems from stomach may be due gastritis. Dehydration is also a common cause. Drinking adequate water may also relieve this. Kindly consult your dentist for further clarifications and wish a confident smile.
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Sir I have pain on my teeth I think I would have to do root canal treatment what should I do.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Sir I have pain on my teeth I think I would have to do root canal treatment what should I do.
Hi, Apply Plantago Q/ few drops on cotton swab, place it on the affected tooth/ teeth and press it tightly, do it thrice a day. Orally, take Mag. Phos. 6x/ after every 2 hours. Do visit a dentist for proper diagnosis, share the reports with me. In case possible, will help you in treating your problem.
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I am having mouth ulcers frequently and are painful at times and irritating other times. I am taking lactobasil plus sachets and becasul plus. But results are not coming Pls advise.

BDS, Non-Resident J.R. in Dept. of Orthodontics, Certified oral implantologist, Advanced Aesthetics, Digital Smile Designer
Dentist, Jammu
I am having mouth ulcers frequently and are painful at times and irritating other times. I am taking lactobasil plus ...
Ulcers occurred due to sharp edged tooth or some overhanging margin of a filling or crown. Mouth ulcer has so many causes. The most common associated cause is vit b12 deficiency, local trauma or apthous stomatitis. Local trauma includes rubbing on sharp edges, fillings, false teeth, dentures, orthodontic treatment eating rough foods like potato chips can cause ulcers thermal burns can happen after eating very hot foods or beverages in the mouth. Holding an strong concentrated medicine next to mucosa can cause ulcer a person undergoing radiotherapy develops ulcer recurrent apthous stomatitis is also associated with ulcers. Underlying cause is hematinic deficiency (folate, vitaminb, iron), stopping smoking, stress, mensturation, trauma, food allergies or hpersenstivity to sodiul lauryl sulphate found in toothpaste. Many infections are also associated with ulcers like chicken pox, herpetic stomatitis, anug, syphilis, tb many drugs can cause ulcers like alendronate (a bisphosphonate drug for osteoporosis, cytotoxic drugs, nsaids (pain killers), nicorandil for angina and propylthiouracil for hyperthyroidism. I have tried to elaborate as many causes as possible. The purpose is that" ulcer is not a disease but a symptom of may other disease, please try to find your problem, then the treatment can be started after that. We need to find the right cause before we can start over the treatment. For pain relief, you can apply a topical oral ulcer gel containing choline salicylate and lignocaine hcl. Aslo start warm saline rinses if the problem persist, you need to consult a dentist for more specific diagnosis and treatment would be tailored accordingly.
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I need solution of teeth bone loss. Is there medicine for remediation of teeth bone loss?

MDS Prosthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Kolkata
I need solution of teeth bone loss. Is there medicine for remediation of teeth bone loss?
Bone loss can at times be corrected by use of bone grafts which is placed by a surgical process. There is no medicine to recover tooth bone, unfortunately.
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My friend is having toothache in the left lower area possibly (5-6-7) tooth around. X ray has been done and the doctors are suggetsting that everything is normal. The pain refuses to subside. Pain killers have been given but pain resurfaces with no medication. Please guide and help. Please help.

BDS
Dentist, Noida
My friend is having toothache in the left lower area possibly (5-6-7) tooth around. X ray has been done and the docto...
Has x-ray for last tooth, the wisdom tooth being taken for the left side, tooth no 38. Without looking at the x-rays, it is very difficult to access the clinical situation though. If the tooth no 38 is impacted, then it can induce pressure which can again cause pain. Also if possible, then you can send a copy of the x-rays over to us for evaluation. Good luck.
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B.D.S. (Dental Surgeon) , House Surgeon
Dentist,
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Dear sir/madam my sister is 23 year old and her teeth is not properly grow up and some are unbalanced. Please tell me what should she do?

BDS
Dentist, Botad
This may be due to some developmental disease. Go to orthodontic dentist get opinion, they will find out reason and give you treatment plan. So don't wary it can be treatable and she will get good esthetic look. Go for treatment.
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I brush my teeth daily 2 times than why is my teeth yellow I don't like it I used first teeth whitening paste two or more but no results I don't like it help me plz.

Certification in Full Mouth Rehabilitation, Post-Graduate Certificate in Oral Implantology (PGCOI), M.Sc - Master of Oral Implantology (MOI), Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Rajkot
I brush my teeth daily 2 times than why is my teeth yellow I don't like it I used first teeth whitening paste two or ...
toothpaste would be effective only when you are brushing correctly. go for professional cleaning initially and thern go for proper brushing twice a day followed by using mouthwash twice a day
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Blood oozing from gums while brushing teeth.

BDS
Dentist,
Deposits on tooth including ur gums is the reason of bleeding teeth cleaning by dental expert will surely help u out thanx
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My brother have pain in his teeth since last two month and all doctors says for root canal therapy what should he do?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
My brother have pain in his teeth since last two month and all doctors says for root canal therapy what should he do?
If onlocal examination all the doctors have the same view then you should surely go for RCT as I cannot comment without examining physically.
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I am 27 year old female and suffered badly with bad breath. I can brush thrice a day, also uses mouthwash clean my tongue and I dont have constipation problem. I suffered it from last 10 yrs and I take cleaning 3-5 times. Please suggest I think it is due to gums because I feel smelly discharge from gums like blood.

BDS
Dentist, Botad
It may be due to pyoria. You need to clean up you teeth every 6 month and continue the use of mouth wash and gum paint twice a day and maintain proper oral hygiene it will give you relief. If necessary take antibiotics like tab. Metrogyl400 mg twice a day for 5 day. Consult dentist and get diagnosed.
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I am 37 years old. My tooth is paining due to its shake or movement. It is loosing its roots. I don' t want to loose the original tooth. Is it possible to cure it?

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Yes, it is definitely possible to treat such conditions, you have to get proper treatment for your gums with supportive medical cover and maintain your oral hygiene and once the gums are healthy the teeth will gain strength.
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Mother is suffering from gingivitis Help with some home remedies or medication

F.I.O, BDS, Certified Implantologist
Dentist,
Tannic acis gum paints and chlohex mouthwash can give temp relief, but for permanent relief you must visit your dentist to see the exact cause of gingivitis which most probably is going to be calculus and get the cause removed.
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I broke my tooth (Front tooth). I lost half part of it. I know I does not grow. I heard of tooth implant. How much does it cost? Is there any other process to come over?

BDS
Dentist, Siliguri
I broke my tooth (Front tooth). I lost half part of it. I know I does not grow. I heard of tooth implant. How much do...
No need of tooth implant if the root of the tooth is firmly attached to the bone or any fracture in the root. Visit a dentist, via x-ray that will be confirmed. If the root is fine, go for rct with post and core build up and placed a crown above that. Your tooth will look same as what it was, also the costing will be lesser than implant and also for implants 3 months treatment time period is needed and for rct with crown (post) it will take maximum 3-5 days.
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