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Dr. Prathap Sekhar

Dentist, Chennai

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Dr. Prathap Sekhar is a popular Dentist in Kalavakkam, Chennai. You can meet Dr. Prathap Sekhar personally at DENTiNN, Mogappair in Kalavakkam, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Prathap Sekhar on Lybrate.com.

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Since last 4 month I am facing problems in teeth. Problem-since 4 month I am suffering from bleeding and gap between teeth increasing.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Since last 4 month I am facing problems in teeth.
Problem-since 4 month I am suffering from bleeding and gap between ...
- use a soft toothbrush -- and brush properly! brush your teeth for at least two minutes twice a day and after meals. Hard brushing can further damage the soft tissues of your mouth. - floss at least once a day and be sure to floss beyond the gum line to remove more plaque. - control bleeding by applying pressure to the area with a cold compress. - rinse with salt water or hydrogen peroxide to keep the area clean. Avoid mouthwashes that contain alcohol, which can dry out your mouth. - stay away from smoking and other tobacco products, which can aggravate bleeding gums. - eat a balanced diet and limit snacking between meals. Carbohydrates and sugars feed dental plaque. - try an oral irrigation device, commonly known as a" water pick, to clear debris from around the gum line. - you may need deep cleaning along with surgical curettage or gum strengthening procedure. Use pepsodent tooth paste & gum paint for 2 to 3 weeks. Advance procedures can be done with laser. You may consult me in person.
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Visit your dentist once in a six month for routine checkup of your teeth and gums

MDS - Periodontics, Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Chandigarh
Visit your dentist once in a six month for routine checkup of your teeth and gums
Visit your dentist once in a six month for routine checkup of your teeth and gums
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I am 25 years old. I am getting sensitivity problem in teeth. So what toothpaste actually I should use? Problem arise more with cold stuff.

DGOI, Aesthetic , M.Sc - Master of Oral Implantology (MOI), MDS - Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopaedics, BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
I am 25 years old. I am getting sensitivity problem in teeth. So what toothpaste actually I should use? Problem arise...
Hi lybrate-user. It's a very genuine problem which you posted. Sensitive teeth can be few or many teeth. Basically this happens due to enamel (top most layer) of the teeth getting thinner or at times due to chipping off the layer. And initially it wud be sensitive to cold air, cold foods, cold drinks and sweets. Further as the problem increases it will gradually be sensitive to hot foods as well. There are two courses of action for this 1. Management of the condition as temporary means by tooth pastes containing potassium nitrate or strontium chloride. But all this is temporary 2. Treatment wud be a definitive course for this treatment. Could be done with layers fillings or other means kindly visit your dentist for the appropriate therapy hope I answered you well
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I am 27 year old and have problem of mouth not complety open during eating or spoken, pain in ear. I consult with dentist but they said that there was no problem in my teeth. Now what should I do?

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
I am 27 year old and have problem of mouth not complety open during eating or spoken, pain in ear. I consult with den...
See that your last teeth are fully erupted in mouth, if not than consult a qualified oral surgeon. For mouth opening do mouth opening exercises, stop pan gutka or smoking and alcohol immediately.
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I am suffering from mouth ulcer and have tried ointments but no effect yet I am not sure what else can I do can you please help me. I'm suffering from this disease since 6years.

oral implantology, BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
I am suffering from mouth ulcer and have tried ointments but no effect yet I am not sure what else can I do can you p...
start with multivitamin capsule like becousule z daily. apply ointment mucopain for pain relief. avoid spicy food and drink plenty of water. keep your stomach fit. increase intake of fibrous food.
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I have a dental problem. My teeth are not straight. What can do to straight my teeth?

BDS
Dentist, Kolkata
I have a dental problem. My teeth are not straight. What can do to straight my teeth?
Diagnosis is needed first to find out the proper cause of the situation. Then after analysis of your age and other medical conditions-- proper treatment can be suggested. There is too many ways to solve the malaligned teeth. So kindly consult with a cosmetic dentist first.
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I am suffer from pyreaa, what is better for me, please reply, I'll be obliged for this.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I am suffer from pyreaa, what is better for me, please reply, I'll be obliged for this.
Homoeopathic medicine---------------- echenesia 30 (dr reckeweg) drink 2 drops in 1 spoon fresh water 3 times daily------------------- b. C.-18 (dr reckeweg) chew 4 tabs every 4 hrly ------------------------- hekla lavatooth powder (wheezal) scrub teeth daily night-------------------------- tooth paste in morning with any tooth paste of your choice---------------------------- report after 1 months--------------------- take following precautions for your teeth------------------ 1. Drinks: coffee and red wine cause major damage to teeth. But other drinks with high acidity, such as soda, juices and even sports drinks can cause damage staining on the teeth because of its tannins and acidic nature wear away at the tooth enamel. These acidic drinks lowers the ph of teeth below 6 thus causing corrosive wear and tear of teeths. 2. Certain foods: all sweets, candies, popscicles, damage teeth due to its high sugar content. So avoid them as much as you can and if you eat do not forget to rinse your mouth with water immediately after finishing it--------------------------------------- 3. Every time you take meals or eat something make sure to rinse your mouth with water and with homoeopathic rinseout gargles (sbl) after every meals---------------------------------- 4. Use any brand paste for brushing teeth in morning but never forget to scrub teeth with hekla lavatooth powder (wheezal) at night just before sleep.------------------------------------- 5. If possible start a habit of chewing neem stick (datuun) in the morning as it not anly scrubs our teeth but its juice acts as a good antiseptic and antibiotic to destroy the harmful bacterias stuck in out teeth cavities and inbetween teeth.
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I am 23 years I have mouth ulcer for the past 2 days. What should I eat to get rid of this? Can you suggest me what I should apply on it?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I am 23 years I have mouth ulcer for the past 2 days. What should I eat to get rid of this? Can you suggest me what I...
1.Apply Zytee/Gelora gel 2-3 times 2.Take one capsule of Becosule daily 3.wash your mouth with hexidine mouth wash 2-3 times daily 4.Avoid acidic/spicy food, take soft food which is easier to chew.Take healthy balanced diet 5.brushing with soft brush twice daily 6.maintain good oral hygiene
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How my teeth are going yellow in colour how 2 prevent it and I need teeth in white in natural way.

BDS, MDS - Pediatric Dentistry , Certificate Course in Conscious Sedation
Dentist, Hyderabad
How my teeth are going yellow in colour how 2 prevent it and I need teeth in white in natural way.
Get bleaching or whitening done after you undergo scaling. See a good dentist and get his/her expert opinion.
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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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I have a dental problem. Its recurring from last so many years. I always keep cleaning and every quarterly visit dentist for cleaning.

BDS
Dentist, Jammu
I have a dental problem. Its recurring from last so many years. I always keep cleaning and every quarterly visit dent...
Scaling and polishing is advised once in 6 months. This time you go for a clean up ask your dentist to teach you hoe to maintain them as well. Floss regularly, brush twice 3 minutes each, change your brush every 3 months, do warm saline rinses regularly.
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BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
You do not realize the worth of your original teeth until you reach a stage where you need dentures. So take care of your pearlies.
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My gums pain alot I can't eat anything for the past three days can you suggest something?

MDS
Dentist, Kolkata
My gums pain alot I can't eat anything for the past three days
can you suggest something?
Yes take painkiller, and do some rinses with lukewarm water and a pinch of salt, then consult a dentist asap.
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I am 26 yrs old and I have white patches in mouth from last two months and I consult with ent, dentist, oral and maxilofacial surgeon Dr. but don't go away white patches, Dr. nothing saying I what to do.

BDS
Dentist, Mohali
I am 26 yrs old and I have white patches in mouth from last two months and I consult with ent, dentist, oral and maxi...
White patches reasons: 1. Decalcification of enamel 2. Hypocalcified enamel (birth defects) 3. Fluoride in water. Treatment is symptomatic 1. Fillings 2. Veneers.
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I am 69yr old male. My tooth (3-6) was removed due to vertical crack. Now should I go for Implant or Bridge? Compare benefits. Also tell me the cost of both the procedures.

BDS, Non-Resident J.R. in Dept. of Orthodontics, Certified oral implantologist, Advanced Aesthetics, Digital Smile Designer
Dentist, Jammu
I am 69yr old male. My tooth (3-6) was removed due to vertical crack. Now should I go for Implant or Bridge? Compare ...
here is the comparison To replace lost teeth, you can either get a dental bridge or you can rely on dental implants. Do you know the benefits and disadvantages of each option? One of the biggest benefits of dental implants is that they protect the other teeth. In the case of a dental bridge, the natural teeth have to perform the function of support. The implant is not putting any strain on other teeth. Another great advantage of implants is that they can be used to replace more than one missing natural tooth. In the case of a bridge, a dentist will need healthy adjacent teeth for support. Various combinations are possible in the case of implants. The dentist can replace a single missing tooth or a denture. Implants require little maintenance. This is one of the biggest differences between this option and dental bridges. High quality implants can last a lifetime. Dental crowns and bridges will have to be replaced every 10 to 15 years. If you are considering implants, you should take in consideration another important advantage – implants are easier to maintain. The cleaning process is very simple and flossing between implants is possible. In addition, implants look more natural and facilitate chewing, since the dental bridge may slip. Dental bridges, on the other hand, come with a number of advantages, as well. To get a bridge, you will have to undergo a simple dental procedure that involves no surgery. In order to be placed in the mouth, dental implants require surgical intervention. It is easier and quicker to get dental bridges. The entire procedure will visit in approximately two to three visits to your dentists. A dental bridge is recommended in the case of jaw bone loss or significant damage. The process will be simpler, less painful and less expensive in such instances. It is important to know that the positioning of dental implants demands healthy bone. Once fixed, the bridge is very stable. It will provide for effortless chewing of food and it will feel comfortable, once you get familiar with it. Dental bridges are also a less expensive option than other dental methods for the replacement of missing teeth. Knowing these factors will help you make an informed decision about dental implants and bridges. Each option has its advantages that need to be compared for an informed decision to be made.
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Root Canal Treatment

MDS Prosthodontics, B.D.S
Dentist, Kolkata
Root Canal Treatment
Save your teeth by rct (root canal treatment)
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I fall down and teeth broken with the root and it was restitched with the same teeth the teeth become black and I did not have any good set of teeth through surgery whether I will be able to get good set of teeth?

BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
I fall down and teeth broken with the root and it was restitched with the same teeth the teeth become black and I did...
Hi, tooth has become non vital (dead) thats the reason for the black color. If tooth is firm, get root canal treatment done and further you can go for cap.
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I am 23 years old, everyday my eyes and mouth are itching. Please give some suggestion.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I am 23 years old, everyday my eyes and mouth are itching. Please give some suggestion.
We need more investigations (full mouth x-ray) & clinical examination to decide upon treatment. Dental tips: - visit a dentist every six months for cleaning and a thorough dental check-up. Limit sugary food to avoid tooth decay. Gargle your mouth thoroughly after every meal. Scrub gently to clean your tongue with a tongue cleaner. Floss all your teeth inter dentally & brush twice daily, morning & night, up & down short vertical strokes, with ultra-soft bristles, indicator brush. Tooth brush to be changed every 2 months.
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I am having a tooth decay problem and need a root canal. How much time does it to recover with which I am having?

BDS
Dentist, Delhi
I am having a tooth decay problem and need a root canal. How much time does it to recover with which I am having?
Root canal treatment can be done in single sitting and 3-4 sittings depending upon severity of pain & infection. 3-4 sittings are at a gap of 1-2 days.
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I am age of 30. I want to straighten my teeth .How much time it take to straighten teeth.

BDS, CDE Endo-Prostho, CDE - Cast Partial & Complete Dentures
Dentist, Pune
I am age of 30. I want to straighten my teeth .How much time it take to straighten teeth.
Hello, you can go for Orthodontic treatment (braces) to straighten your teeth.it will take 1.5- 2 years depending upon the case.
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