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Dr. Prafful Kumar

Dentist, Chennai

Dr. Prafful Kumar Dentist, Chennai
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My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well....more
My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well.
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Dr. Prafful Kumar is one of the best Dentists in Vasantha Hospital, Chennai. He is currently associated with Dental Clinic in Vasantha Hospital, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Prafful Kumar on Lybrate.com.

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Iam an eight month pregnant women having twenty one years old and first pregnancy. And also having iron tablets and calcium tablets daily. I had heavy pain and bleeding from my teeth. What is the reason for this?

BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
Iam an eight month pregnant women having twenty one years old and first pregnancy. And also having iron tablets and c...
During pregnancy due to hormonal imbalance there may be some problem in teeth occur. This may aggregate gum problem. So during second trimester must clean your teeth and if any cavity restore your teeth to avoid such type of problem. There is no need to worry and take pain killer with doctor concern.
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Hi, I am 25 years old, I am working in a private company. I take my lunch (9 a. M), lunch (1.00) dinner (10.00) on time. But I suffer from bad smell from my mouth. Please give some solution for that.

BDS
Dentist, Raipur
Hi, I am 25 years old, I am working in a private company. I take my lunch (9 a. M), lunch (1.00) dinner (10.00) on ti...
Kindly get scaling done and use mouth wash twice daily for 15 days. Brush your teeth twice daily using correct brushing technique. Also notice that you are not constipated most of the times as this is also one of the reasons for bad breath.
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Dear Doctors, How to deal with mouth and tongue ulcer during 10th week of pregnancy. Met with E & T, refuse to prescribe any antibiotic medication. Told to gargle with saline water. Can I have any other home remedy which will not affect baby and can cure my whitey ulcers.

B.D.S, M.D.S
Dentist, Srinagar
You can use local anaesthetic agents, half an hour before having meals, these ulcers are in a transient phase. E.g Zytee.
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How Breathing Through the Mouth Affects Oral Health in Children

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
How Breathing Through the Mouth Affects Oral Health in Children

Mouth breathing in children is very common and while a kid with open mouth might seem cute, it is not always the case. The parents need to be made aware that a child breathing through the mouth all the time is not normal and it is high time they find a way to manage it.

A little understanding of the effects of the mouth breathing habit on the child's health in general and oral health in particular can be an eye-opener for the parent. For an educated person, there are obvious symptoms, which indicate that the child is a mouth-breather.

These symptoms include:

  1. Dryness of the lips
  2. Crowding of the front teeth
  3. Snoring
  4. Sleeping with the mouth open
  5. Recurrent infections of the airways including sinusitis and middle ear infections
  6. Bad breath

Common causes include:

  1. Chronic nasal obstruction/congestion because of which the child is not able to get enough oxygen through the nose.
  2. Enlarged tonsils or adenoids
  3. Thumb or finger-sucking habit
  4. Recurrent respiratory infections

Effects of mouth breathing on oral health:

Mouth breathing may seem like a harmless habit, but has serious effects on the oral and dental health of the child. Some of them are discussed below.

  1. Dry mouth: A constantly open mouth can lead to drying up of the saliva. This in turn leads to reduced effects of saliva including the flushing effect on the bacteria and the food deposits. This leads to increased chances of tooth decay and gum diseases.
  2. Tooth decay: With reduced saliva, the pH remains acidic for a longer period of time, leading to increased chances of tooth decay.
  3. Gum diseases: Reduced amounts of saliva also leads to increased gum disease and periodontal disease as the bacteria are not removed and have a conducive environment to act upon.
  4. Facial development: A mouth breathing child maintains a different posture than a nose breather. This leads to a narrow and long face, flattened nose, smaller nostrils, reduced facial tone, thin upper lip, pouty upper lip, and a small lower jaw.
  5. Speech: An open mouth causes the tongue to thrust into the palate when talking. This leads to altered pronunciation of some sounds; especially and can cause lisping.
  6. Braces: Mouth breathing causes multiple challenges including prolonged treatment period, inability to close the gaps, reduced stability of the realigned teeth, and increased chances of relapse. The added complication of increased gum disease and tooth decay makes it worse. The habit needs to be corrected first before going in for braces.

If that sounds like a long list, they are not all inclusive. Early intervention in the habit can correct and negate all these effects. Talk to your dentist to know how to help your mouth breathing child.

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My two teeth are half broken and one tooth become black . What should i do?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, BDS
Dentist,
My two teeth are half broken and one tooth become black . What should i do?
It appears its non vital you would req a epicoectomy n capping consult a maxillofacial surg n for capping a prosthodontist or endo.
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Sir I do root canal treatment 1 year ago. Is it necessary to cover the tooth with crown?

BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
Sir I do root canal treatment 1 year ago. Is it necessary to cover the tooth with crown?
If its front teeth not necessary if the tooth not destructed and for back teeth its compulsory for crowning.
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I have problem of stomach, due to which my mouth is full of ulcer. What should i do?

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
I have problem of stomach, due to which my mouth is full of ulcer. What should i do?
Take fibrous diet like leafy vegetables bananas plenty of water n a cap of BNC daily over ulcers apply metrogylDG gel
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Hi , I wanna ask about my teeth I have space between front of my teeth .i want to feel it what should I do.

Hi , I wanna ask about my teeth I have space between front of my teeth .i want to feel it what should I do.
Considering your age than going for braces you can opt composite or ceramic veneers or ceramic crown replacement for cosmetic purpose depending on the gap.
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She was taken to a dentist. He took X-Ray and asked to undergo Flap surgery with bone enhancement. Is it necessary? Which dental hospital charges the least for this in Kakinada or Rajahmundry or Hyderabad.

MDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
She was taken to a dentist. He took X-Ray and asked to undergo Flap surgery with bone enhancement. Is it necessary? W...
For patients who have gum problems and bone loss, flap surgery is recommended based on x ray. Ccharges depend on whether it is performed by a specialist, manually or with a high end laser and depending on the material used.
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I have swollen gum on the left side , lower jaw below last but one tooth. Please help.

Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Chennai
Dear sir, Nicely brush that area with paste and gargle with salt water,(there can be some food lodgement,)it should be alright , if it still persists, consult a nearest dentist.
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My mom has burning sensation inside mouth in tongue also she feel difficulty in eating hot and little spicy food. Doctor give some vitamin b complex medicine n she has no allergy or any diseases from past this is first time happen and also color of lips turned little black. Plez suggest what to eat to give relief or to make it fine. She is 42 year.

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
My mom has burning sensation inside mouth in tongue also she feel difficulty in eating hot and little spicy food. Doc...
Kindly apply dologel ct over affected area. For three to five minutes. And then rinse your mouth after that. This should be done two to three times a day daily for a week. Hopefully the burning sensation will come down. 20 minutes prior to eating food.
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Hello Doctor, I am suffering from mouth blister for last two month I want to know that is that mouth ulcer? Please advise.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Hello Doctor, I am suffering from mouth blister for last two month I want to know that is that mouth ulcer? Please ad...
If the mouth ulcer is causing a lot of pain, gently rub a small ice cube over the spot or rinse your mouth with ice-cold water. You could also chew on a clove bud (lavang) and direct the juice generated to the area where the ulcer is located. Clove buds are a great ingredient to cure sore throat too. To prevent the ulcerated area from getting infected, make it a point to rinse your mouth with a little salt water. Remember, this won’t make the ulcer disappear, but it can help reduce the pain. Honey is a natural humectant. It helps reduce scarring and hastens the process of new tissue growth. This, along with its anti-microbial effect ensures faster healing of the mouth ulcer. Chew a few leaves of tulsi along with some water about three to four times every day. This will help in getting rid of ulcers faster and also have a preventive action against their recurrence. Applying a little coconut oil directly onto the mouth ulcer or chewing some coconut (fresh or dry) helps reduce pain and inflammation and hence, ulcers heal faster. Mix some sugar to crushed khus-khus seeds and consume this mixture for instant relief from ulcers. You could apply a little ghee directly to the ulcerated area, or drink a glass of buttermilk two or three times every day. Mouth ulcers left untreated generally go away in a week or so; with these home remedies, you can expect faster relief. However, if you notice an ulcer in the mouth that is persistently present although it does not cause you any pain, do not neglect it or try to treat it with home remedies beyond a few days. Make it a point to see a doctor soon because often, a painless mouth ulcer is one of the earliest signs of oral cancer.
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Actually from few years mouth smells bad even after brushing twice a day. It's very awkward some one says that your mouth has a bad smell. Please can you help me to get rid of this smell.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
Actually from few years mouth smells bad even after brushing twice a day. It's very awkward some one says that your m...
Get scaling polishing done by a dentist massage gums use betadine mouth wash twice daily drink plenty of water.
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I'm 26 years old having mouth ulcer please give me a solution as I feel it might be a oral cancer.

MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
make powder of tab dexamathasone, oral mycostatine, cap becomplex and dissolve the powder in 5ml glycerine, mix properly, apply locally. it will help you lot. take tab flagyl 400mg 1tab tds. welcome for further help.
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I am suffering from dental pain. Last two months my teeth are paining. Some bad smell also coming. Sometimes blood coming from teeth. What should I do?

BDS
Dentist, Vadodara
I am suffering from dental pain. Last two months my teeth are paining. Some bad smell also coming. Sometimes blood co...
teeth pain can be due to decay or fractured teeth, gum infection or sensitivity. get your teeth x-rayed n go for needful treatment. for decay, you might require rct n cap or removal n replacement by implants or bridge. for gum infection, go for scaling and polishing of teeth. for sensitivity, use desensitizing toothpaste twice daily. Bad breath is due to accumulation of plaque on teeth, decay teeth, dry mouth, smoking, tobacco chewing, consumption of caffeinated or aerated beverages, oilly n spicy food, sore throat, bad digestion. Go for scaling and polishing of teeth. Use mouthwash twice daily after brushing. Maintain proper oral hygiene. Increase your water intake.
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My son has cavity in his molar so can you tell some medicine for it he feels pain in eating food.

BDS
Dentist, Panchkula
My son has cavity in his molar so can you tell some medicine for it he feels pain in eating food.
I need to know the severity of the problem, age and weight of the patient and any allergies to any medication. Consult the dentist in person thats best for your son.
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When I wakeup my mouth is become full of saliva, Sometimes it comes out and wet my bed. Give me solution.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
When I wakeup my mouth is become full of saliva, Sometimes it comes out and wet my bed. Give me solution.
Although excessive saliva is not too common, there are a number of conditions that can cause it - some harmless, others more serious. It is possible that your saliva problems are just a result of the way you speak. Some people speak faster or slower than others, just as some people blink more often, breathe faster, or have a more rapid heartbeat. This may just be what's normal for you. Since it is negatively affecting your life, I suggest your problem can be ignored. However there are medical conditions that causes excessive salivation injection glycopyrrolate reduces secretions in the mouth, throat, airway, and stomach.
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Can oral cancer be cured?

MDS, BDS
Dentist,
Can oral cancer be cured?
Best way is to prevent oral cancer. Stop tobacco chewing and smoking habit and alcohol. Oral cancer is mostly preceded by lesions called as pre-cancer which can be easily detected by your dentist. If cancer is already occurred then, treatment depends on stages of cancer early stage is easy to cure treatment modalities are 1. Surgical removal 2. Radiotherapy - killing of cancer cells with high dose radiation 3. Chemotherapy- killing of cancer cells with certain drugs all these treatment modalities has its own side effects.
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I have ulcers in my mouth from long, what should I do?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, BDS
Dentist,
I have ulcers in my mouth from long, what should I do?
Cap bnc one a day local application of metrogyl gel suck on tab bifilac twice daily drink plenty of water take fibrous food.
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