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Dr. Prathap Sekhar

Dentist, Chennai

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Dr. Prathap Sekhar Dentist, Chennai
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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. Prathap Sekhar is one of the best Dentists in Shenoy Nagar, Chennai. He is currently practising at Sekhar Dental Clinic in Shenoy Nagar, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Prathap Sekhar on Lybrate.com.

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Can we wear teeth brace during night time while sleeping? If yes, Will it help if we wear teeth brace only during sleeping period?

MDS - Orthodontics
Dentist, Ahmedabad
Can we wear teeth brace during night time while sleeping? If yes, Will it help if we wear teeth brace only during sle...
Braces are fixed appliances, which are fixed to the teeth until treatment is finished. Plates are removable appliances.
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I am 28 years male. Suffering from dental pain at left upper m1 and m2. The dentist took the xray and explained as m2 is completely infected and m1 is infected but in the outermost layre of enamil.

BDS
Dentist, Jalgaon
I am 28 years male. Suffering from dental pain at left upper m1 and m2. The dentist took the xray and explained as m2...
A deeper cavity may need rct and other if less infected may jus need a filling. Please go ahead with the treatment suggested by your dentist.
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MDS
Dentist, Mumbai
If u dont get yr missing teeth replaced,your other adjacent present teeth wil also get compromised as they wil try to occupy the missing space and shift from their original position.

Hi sir, I am suffering from pain in my teeth since 5 days its more pain and I am unable to eat something so please give me a medicine name and for better treatment.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Hi sir, I am suffering from pain in my teeth since 5 days its more pain and I am unable to eat something so please gi...
Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations to decide upon treatment. You may need root canal treatment. Until then apply clove oil on the decayed tooth. Rinse frequently with mouth wash or take c. Amox 500mg 1-1-1, thrice daily, t. Metrogyl 400mg 1-1-1, thrice daily, t. Imol 1-1-1, thrice daily (contraindicated in conditions with gastric ulcer, asthma, wheezing, allergy), c. Becosules 1-0-0 once daily all for 3 days only. Advance procedures can be done with laser. You may consult me in person. Dental tips: - visit a dentist every six months. 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.
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BDS, Certified Implantologist
Dentist, Delhi
2. A diet that is rich in vitamins, minerals and fresh fruits and vegetables can help prevent gum diseases.

BDS
Dentist, Gandhidham
Instead of Brushing twice daily, i would recommend my patients to brush once in the morning properly, rinse after every meal/snacks and use a dental floss and mouthwash daily. Mouthwash to be used at night half an hour before sleeping. Sooner in India, we will have a trend of water floss which is a revolution in oral care. Its already available on e-commerce websites and is highly successful in United States. Visiting a dentist every six months for a regular check up is must.
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Missing Teeth and Problems Associated With It

BDS, Masters in Immediate Loading Implants, Digital Smile Degin , Fellowship in Implantology
Dentist, Gurgaon
Missing Teeth and Problems Associated With It

A loss of tooth or teeth is one of the biggest dental problems that someone can face. The irony is that people consider loss of teeth to be very insignificant. But in reality loss of teeth can lead to not only cosmetic problems, but also functional problems and an unstable chewing mechanism.

Loss of teeth can lead to many problems. Some of them are:

  1. Supra eruption of opposing teeth
  2. Compromised efficiency of chewing
  3. Adjacent teeth might drift into the space created by missing teeth
  4. Food tend to accumulate between teeth, which have moved
  5. Food accumulation also leads to periodontal disease and caries
  6. A lopsided chewing pattern as there is loss of equilibrium in the mechanism of chewing
  7. The extracted area might reveal a loss of bone height
  8. Problems of the temporomandibular joints, like closed bite and TMJ osteoarthritis
  9. The existing functional teeth might lead to problems due to overload
  10. There are increased chances of cheek biting due to collapse of the cheek in the missing space, thus leading to functional and cosmetic problems
  11. The frequency of tongue biting and ulceration might increase in the area of missing teeth or tooth

When missing teeth are replaced, one can easily restore the healthy look of the teeth and also prevent any other dental problems which are due to the missing teeth.

While replacement of the missing teeth it is of utmost importance that the equilibrium is maintained with the distribution of the forces caused by chewing. Care is also taken that the cosmetic outlook is also maintained in the treatment.  

Ideally the teeth when extracted or lost should be immediately replaced. This is because the replacement prevents the bone resorption or bone loss in the area and also retains the good bone. But a drawback is that such an immediate replacement might lead to limitation. Immediate treatment is usually done with the help of implants which easily fit in the sockets created by extraction. But even for this an analysis of the bone and gum health is necessary, thus leading to only a few instances for such replacements. Other alternative is that immediate removable dentures can be prepared and these can be replaced once the gums of the area have healed. The time period for this is usually 3 months. If these need to be fixed permanently then a waiting period of 3 months is mandatory for the settling and healing of the gums and bone of the area.

The 3 basic ways of fixing missing teeth are through implants, fixed bridgework (bridges and crowns) and dentures, which can be removed.

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I am a male of 21 and I got continues wounds in my mouth. repeatedly. What should I do ?

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
You may take cap bnc one a day locally apply metrogyl gel ointment suck on tab bifilac twice daily drink plenty of water. Take fibrous food you may add banana to your diet at night take isabgol husk two table spoon full n try to stay tension free.
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Do whitening toothpaste whiten teeth more then regular toothpaste. Is it safe to microwave food in plastic containers?

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Do whitening toothpaste whiten teeth more then regular toothpaste. Is it safe to microwave food in plastic containers?
Pawan yes it is felt that they are effective . microwave issue is controversial use only glass utensils to be on safe side .
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I have yellow teeth, I need to clean my teeth and I want white teeth please tell me remedies to cure it?

BDS
Dentist, Vadodara
I have yellow teeth, I need to clean my teeth and I want white teeth please tell me remedies to cure it?
go for scaling and polishing of teeth. it will clean your teeth of any stains n will give it a shine. for more whiteness, you can go for teeth whitening procedure.
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Hey my age 21, my tooth is totally yellow, I filling totally insult solution please.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Hey  my age 21, my tooth is totally yellow, I filling totally insult solution please.
Homoeopathic medicine HEKLA LAVA TOOTH POWDER ( WHEEZAL) Scrub teeth daily night RINSEOUT ( SBL) Gargles 20 drops in 20 ml luke warm water.Gargles 3 times daily while holding water for 20 seconds in mouth esp.after meals.
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I have pain in my teeth continuously from last two days. Reason behind this pain.

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
take tab combiflam for pain and see dental surgeon in clinic for check up the reason and treatment of pain in your teeth ..
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I meena Prajapati, 22 year old. I am ailing within my teeth problem. I am using Colgate pain out for relief and also taking some pain killer but don't feel proper relief. What should I do please suggest?

BDS
Dentist, Vadodara
I meena Prajapati, 22 year old. I am ailing within my teeth problem. I am using Colgate pain out for relief and also ...
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.
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My two lower front teeth is covered with yellow stain and has become weak and gums are also bleeding. If I cleaned from dentist it will definitely broken. Please suggest how can I cure it?

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
My two lower front teeth is covered with yellow stain and has become weak and gums are also bleeding. If I cleaned fr...
Consult a periodontist you may require gum surgery a splint can b given till bone support redevelops.
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Tooth Sensitivity - Facts You Should Know About It

MDS, BDS
Dentist, Delhi
Tooth Sensitivity -  Facts You Should Know About It

Often we are caught by a piercing pain that shoots through the roots of our teeth right up to our cranial region, at fairly unsuspecting moments. The pain can either cause momentary discomfort or end up being excruciating and difficult to bear. Rushing to the dentist is usually the only recourse left for us to take at such times. Most of such complaints meet the same verdict, that of, ‘sensitive tooth’. The problem of sensitive tooth has emerged as one of the most recurring and prevailing dental ailments.

Usually exposing the affected tooth to extreme tastes like sweet and sour or hot and cold food items can trigger off sensitivity in your teeth. Tooth sensitivity usually occurs when the nerve endings are exposed to food and other foreign particles due to a condition of gum pull back. This primarily takes place due to insufficient oral care which results in the decomposition of tooth enamel. This also makes one vulnerable to tooth decay and cavity formation. Inflammation of gums and persistent intake of acid inducing food products are among the other prominent factors leading to tooth sensitivity. The incidence of tooth sensitivity also increases with age. However, it is a fairly defeasible disease and one of the foremost steps to rectify the condition is meticulous and regular dental care.

Some of the steps to follow while dealing with sensitive tooth can be as follows.

1. Regular oral care: Maintaining the oral hygiene is paramount to avoid the recurrence of tooth sensitivity. Use of a proper brush in the right technique at least twice a day is mandatory. For the best results and to avoid gum bleeding, dentists recommend the use of a soft bristled toothbrush. Over and above brushing, one must use fluoride and antiseptic mouthwash for rinsing purposes. Use of floss is also a good practice.
2. Using a proper toothpaste: The choice of toothpaste needs to be judicious. The best kind is a fluoridated toothpaste with a lesser proportion of tartar present in it. Regular use may substantially reduce the harm caused by tooth decay and work as a viable solution to sensitive tooth.
3. Regular visits to the dentist: Prevention is better than cure. As such, it helps to make periodic visits to the dentist to check the condition of your teeth rather than making an SOS rush to her or his clinic when disaster strikes. Oral hygiene can be best maintained when abiding by the instructions given by the dentists.

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I am suffering from wisdom tooth pain from last 3 days. Please suggest some remedy?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I am suffering from wisdom tooth pain from last 3 days. Please suggest some remedy?
Wisdom teeth usually make their appearance between the ages of 17 and 21, though it's possible for them to push through earlier or later. Referred to as your "third molars, these four teeth begin to push through the skin like any other tooth, which can cause pain. However, wisdom teeth are much more likely to grow in at an incorrect angle – even sideways – causing impaction that can radiate this pain to the teeth in front of it.
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My gums do bleed when I brush. It also smells a bit. What should I do to avoid it.

BHMS
Homeopath,
My gums do bleed when I brush. It also smells a bit. What should I do to avoid it.
I think your suffering from gingivitis. Maintain oral hygiene. Brush atlst 3 times a day. Rinse your mouth well after every food you take. At night brush with baking soda and wash your mouth with lemon water. Rinse your mouth twice with water mixed with clauve oil. Have a healthy food habit. Do not take or chew tobacco. And visit to your dentist. U need proper homeopathic treatment to cure this problem.
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I am a 35 year old male. I am suffering from brauxism for the last 3 years. Have used mouth gaurds and meds as suggested by my dentist. But there seems to be no improvement. Fed up of using the mouth guards. Can you please suggest dos and don'ts to improve upon my condition. Looking forward to an earnest response.

BDS (GOLD MEDALIST)
Dentist, Jamshedpur
I am a 35 year old male. I am suffering from brauxism for the last 3 years. Have used mouth gaurds and meds as sugges...
Dental guard or accrual splints are the best and harmless treatment for brauxism.Some medicines are also there but they have bad side effects. You can go to a good physiotherapist. They can help you .
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How much it will cost for braces treatment for my teeth and how long it will take.

Certification in Full Mouth Rehabilitation, Post-Graduate Certificate in Oral Implantology (PGCOI), M.Sc - Master of Oral Implantology (MOI), Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Rajkot
How much it will cost for braces treatment for my teeth and how long it will take.
Ideally treatment span is around 1.5 to 2 years depending on case and clinical situation,cost is vary from 30,000 to 75,000 depending on material and method to be use.
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