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Dr. Prabhavathi

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Dr. Prabhavathi is a trusted Dentist in T.Nagar, Chennai. You can meet Dr. Prabhavathi personally at Chennai Smiles in T.Nagar, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Prabhavathi on Lybrate.com.

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I am 40 years old, lived in Lucknow My problem is that I am suffering mouth fibrosis because of gul manjan which I am using from many years. Now I determined to quit tobacco. Pls suggest me the precautions by which I get rid of fibrosis.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, MDS in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Oral And Maxillofacial Surgeon, Bangalore
I am 40 years old, lived in Lucknow
My problem is that I am suffering mouth fibrosis because of gul manjan which I am...
Sir, the condition what you are suffering from is termed as oral submucous fibrosis (osmf). Progression of this condition can be staged as Stage 1- mouth opening > 20 mm Stage 2- mouth opening Edit A
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I am suffering from fever, cold, cough, tooth infection from past one week. What have I to do relief from all these?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I am suffering from fever, cold, cough, tooth infection from past one week. What have I to do relief from all these?
We need more investigations with clinical examination to decide upon treatment. You may need cleaning, root canal treatment & capping. Until then apply clove oil on the decayed tooth. Rinse frequently with mouth wash.
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Hiee, its too hot right now in gwalior bcz of this, my whole internal mouth area is like itching which I do not know why? When I eat something, my tongue does not allow me to eat bitter food.

BDS
Dentist, Kolar
Hiee, its too hot right now in gwalior bcz of this, my whole internal mouth area is like itching which I do not know ...
Ulcers generally take 1-2weeks to heal completely. recurrent ulcers can be due to local mouth conditions such as rough teeth surface or rough mouth appliances or dentures n cheek bites. It can also b due to General nutrtional deficiency, digestion prob, work pressure n stressful lifestyle etc. Certain bacterial n viral infections also cause ulcers. Treatment: start on multivitamin tabs which includes vit c n iron supplements if ur hb% levels r low. Apply dologel oral ointment on ulcers thrice daily. Avoid spicy n oily food, alcohol, tea n coffee. Drink plenty of water n hv fibrous n citrous foods. Visit dentist to rule out oral factors responsible for ulcers.
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Why Smokers are at Greater Risk of Tooth Loss?

MDS Prosthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Mohali
Why Smokers are at Greater Risk of Tooth Loss?

The mouth is the first organ that takes the brunt of smoking. The teeth, lips, cheeks, tongue are all affected by smoking. While most are worried about the discoloration of the teeth and lips, the damage is actually quite deep rooted literally and figuratively. The harmful effects of smoking reach the roots and eventually lead to tooth loss.

Let us look at some ways how smoking affects the teeth.

1. The black stains that are the tell-tale signs of a smoker are a major source of irritation to the teeth, especially along the gum line. On one hand, they do not allow proper cleaning of the gums and on the other, they are a constant source of irritation leading to inflammation. The result is there is damage beneath that layer of black stains, which does not become visible unless the signs of infection become evident pain, redness, swelling or even pus formation in some cases.

2. Smoking conceals the gum disease from becoming evident, thereby, reducing the chance of identifying and treating the disease at an early stage. This progresses to more severe periodontal disease, where the bones and supporting tissues that hold the tooth in place are infected and gradually the tooth weakens.

3. The nicotine in the smoke also promotes the growth of bacteria that lead to plaque formation and thereby worsen the pace at which gum disease happens.

4. Another aspect is that in smokers, the ability of the gums to heal is reduced drastically, thereby, leading to progressive incremental damage and eventual tooth loss.

5. Nicotine reduces the amount of minerals in bones and especially in postmenopausal female smokers, the bones are quite weak and the incidence of periodontal disease is also quite high.

To summarize, for smokers, the risk for gum disease is higher and the recovery of gum disease is delayed. The duration and number of cigarettes has a direct effect on the gum disease. Of note, the effects are more severe in females, compared to males.

The good news however, is that quitting smoking (and other forms of nicotine) can show immediate results, including complete reversal of the damage. Other ways to manage include:

1. Regular brushing and flossing, twice a day at least

2. Rinsing after each meal with either a medicated rinse or plain water

3. Clinical cleaning including scaling and root planing if required at regular intervals

4. Minor surgery if required if there is root exposure and/or deep periodontal pockets

5. Abstain from tobacco in any form

Smoking affects the gums and periodontium severely, tooth loss has a strong and direct correlation with smoking. Not many would have thought about the adverse effects of smoking on the dental system. While they sound very alarming, there is definitely hope, with the first step as quitting it. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Dentist.

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How to remove yellow stain and bad breath on teeth? When I talk with someone in my mouth there have lots of bad smell comes, sow how to reduce pls advise me?

MDS
Dentist, Sangli
How to remove yellow stain and bad breath on teeth?
When I talk with someone in my mouth there have lots of bad smell...
Drink water frequently, brush and floss your teeth twice daily, professional teeth cleaning and polishing by dentist.
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My teeth is in light yellow colour to whiting teeth what is the home made remedy for it.

Dental Clinic
Dentist, Gurgaon
My teeth is in light yellow colour to whiting teeth what is the home made remedy for it.
To avoid yellowing of teeth at home you can brush your teeth twice a day and use a mouthwash at night. Even then if you do not see a change then visit a periodontist for a professional cleaning of teeth. And if the yellowness is due to some internal stains then you can go for bleaching.
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BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Do you keep your mouth covered while playing sports? If no, please start using a full-face helmet or a mouthguard so that any unnecessary injury can be prevented.

Hello Sir, I'm suffering to while saliva flow over the mouth on sleep everyday I'm very frustrating Please tell what Can I do for this problem Please help to us on humble request.

MD PHYSICIAN
General Physician, Delhi
Hello Sir, I'm suffering to while saliva flow over the mouth on sleep everyday I'm very frustrating Please tell what ...
Sialorrhea (excessive saliva at night can be due to various reasons like throat infections, blocked nostrils, dental problems, certain drugs, sleeping positions. To treat/prevent so: At first find out if you are breathing via mouth which may be causing drooling while sleeping. If yes; then do find the cause behind mouth breathing and treat the underlying cause. If you have nasal congestion then taking nasal decongestion that can relieve the blockage and you may have better breathing. 2) you can practise sleeping on your back. This may be very much beneficial in preventing drooling while sleeping. You can even purchase a pillow specifically designed to support your neck and head for more comfortable back sleeping. 3) Practicing deep breathing is one of the best exercises you can add to your routine as it helps in controlled breathing. This exercise aid you to correct your breathing pattern and you can easily reduce breathing via mouth which can help stop drooling while sleeping. If you are on any medication, consult your treating doctor for the same.
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I am 23 years old. My jaw is paining from last 3 days. I have consult a doctor but still not working. He told me a new teeth is coming.. please help me.

MDS, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
I am 23 years old. My jaw is paining from last 3 days. I have consult a doctor but still not working. He told me a ne...
At your age there is possibility of third molars (wisdom teeth) erupting. Sometimes due to lack of space, these erupting teeth cause pressure leading to pain. If there is no enough space for these teeth, it will cause food lodgement and infection in gums (pericoronitis). You may need to get x ray done to check for the space available for this tooth, 1. If there is space, you can go for conservative treatment like cleaning and medications 2. If there is no space, you need surgical removal of this tooth.
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Do not use your teeth for doing something other than chewing food

BDS (GOLD MEDALIST)
Dentist, Jamshedpur
Do not use your teeth for doing something other than chewing food
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.
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FCCP (USA), MD - Pulmonary Medicine
Pulmonologist, Indore
Inhaled medicines in the form of inhalers or rotahalers are better than oral tablets. They have increased efficacy and far less side effects.

Implants are best solution for replacement of teeth

MDS - Periodontics, BDS
Dentist, Chennai
Implants are best solution for replacement of teeth
Implanta are best solution for replacement of teeth
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Hi doctors i just wanted to check that i have my lower jaw slightly is not align to my upper jaw in my face so can i align the same if so what will be the cost for the same and how long will it take to the treatment ?

MDS - Orthodontics
Dentist,
All the Mal alignment of jaw depend on severity of discrepancy with upper and lower jaw. If its much then it will need surgical option. If its minor brace therapy may work alone. Just review the dentist and get all assessment done.For better result depending on assessment price can be judged.
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I am troubling with ulcers inside of my mouth it's comes in every month for four to five days please any suggestions.

BDS, Non-Resident J.R. in Dept. of Orthodontics, Certified oral implantologist, Advanced Aesthetics, Digital Smile Designer
Dentist, Jammu
I am troubling with ulcers inside of my mouth it's comes in every month for four to five days please any suggestions.
ulcers occurred due to sharp edged tooth or some overhanging margin of a filling or crown.....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
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Why my mouth is smell so bad even I was brushing my teeth with a best tooth paste. And someone is recommend to use Amway Gilister tooth paste.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
Why my mouth is smell so bad even I was brushing my teeth with a best tooth paste.
And someone is recommend to use Am...
Get scaling polishing done by a dentist use betadine mouth wash twice daily. Than use tooth paste you like, drink plenty of water.
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I am 27 years old male. My mouth is close this time about 20 mm opening after 5 years please help mo to how can me open it?

Certification in Full Mouth Rehabilitation, Post-Graduate Certificate in Oral Implantology (PGCOI), M.Sc - Master of Oral Implantology (MOI), Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Rajkot
Need to consult in detail and find out why it is opening less according to it we will suggest treatment.
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My teeth are yellow. In the corner of the teeth thre is white and bad smelling things which is not removed very well thr .

Dentist, Gurgaon
My teeth are yellow. In the corner of the teeth thre is white and bad smelling things which is not removed very well ...
this is calculus about which you told us. it gets accumulated between and around the teeth causing gum infection and bad breath. if not taken care, causes bleeding gums. visit a dentist for professional cleaning of your teeth. start warm saline rinses 2-3 times a day. ask for polishing also, this will help in improving the colour of your teeth.
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I am suffer dental problem for 6 months and have tried all type tooth past and advice but not given any solution to me. Please sir, do you give any suggestion for my dental problem?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I am suffer dental problem for 6 months and have tried all type tooth past and advice but not given any solution to m...
Brush your teeth twice a day, up & down short vertical strokes, with ultra-soft bristles, indicator brush.Floss your teeth inter dentally once a day inter dentally.Tooth brush to be changed every 2 months.Consume a healthy diet rich in vegetables and lean protein.Reduce your intake of sugary foods and beverages.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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Root canal done. A small bit of drill bit got lodged in. After 1 year a small 2 cm diameter hard ball formed below that tooth. Sometimes it bulges out and gives slight pain. Other times it doesn't bulge out though it is there. Dentist took xray. He says the drill bit is NOT the reason. What should I do?

Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
Hi, mostly the reson is that broken drill only, bcz of the drill Root canals not cleaned up properly and still left over infectious material creating trouble for you..send me your Xray and everything will be clear....
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