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Dr. Prem Kumar

Dentist, Chennai

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Dr. Prem Kumar 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. Prem Kumar is an experienced Dentist in Ashok Nagar, Chennai. He is currently associated with Prem's Dental Clinic in Ashok Nagar, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Prem Kumar on Lybrate.com.

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I have got my teeth black daag and please tell me what should I do?

MDS Prosthodontics
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I have got my teeth black daag and please tell me what should I do?
Fix an appointment with dentist. It might be caries. In early stages it can be filled but if delayed it will progress n may need root canal treatment.

I am 45 years old female. I have pain on right side of my chin continuously. I have pain in my wish tooth also but no problem in eating and pain in that side tonsil also. I have sugar in range 140-180. Pl guide.

MDS, BDS
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The problem may not be related to your sugar levels. Sometimes, wisdom teeth (either upper or lower) can cause radiating pain and in such cases the pain can be felt all along the jaw line on that side right up to the chin. If the problem is severe, we might have to consider removing the wisdom tooth/ teeth.

Hello doctor,my teeth are thrusting forward during sleep my tongue is not resting in proper place instead it is pushing my lower and upper teeth forward and i am worried about it im nt interested in braces.Is there any way to solve this problem?tongue thrust is biggest problem im facing

BDS
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If u can' t leave the habit use fixed tongue cribs appliance on the advice of orthodontist and go for braces for forward or proclined teeth.

I am 27 female, want to straighten my teeth but budget is problem, please help.

MDS Prosthodontics, BDS, Medicine
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I guess treatment is for lifetime, so decide carefully. Also please don't visit dental quacks or dental surgeons who charge less money for same treatment. Visit a specialist dentist. Orthodontist!

Sometimes I have pain in my mouth under my tongue and I do not know what to do at that time I have eaten pain killers but it does not response good. What should I do?

BDS
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Sometimes I have pain in my mouth under my tongue and I do not know what to do at that time I have eaten pain killers...
It most probably is due to mouth ulcer. It should heal in 7-10 days. You can apply mucopain for temporary relief. If it doesn't subside then do get a check up done.

I drink lots of water, brush twice a day.. Vegetarian.. My problem is I have a very bad breath.. Starts @ morning 11 itself. I keep gargelling n cleaning mouth in fresh room hourly once. Feeling v uncomfortable with my colleagues n family.. Guide me to come out of this.

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I drink lots of water, brush twice a day.. Vegetarian.. My problem is I have a very bad breath.. Starts @ morning 11 ...
There are many reasons for bad breath besides oral hygiene. Which have to be ruled out. Other commin reasons may be. - dry mouth ie decreased flow of saliva. As saliva removes odor causing particles besides helping in digestion. Dry mouth can be due to some use of medication, breathing through mouth or salivary gland problems. Etc - use of tobacco products - medical disorders. Eg. Chronic sinusitis, respiratory tract infections, diabetes, liver or kidney disease, lactose intolerance etc. Natural bad breath remedies include chewing on mint or parsley. Drinking lots of water in case of dry mouth which you are already practicing. Chewing on sugarless gum or sucking on sugarfree candy to stimulate production of saliva. So my advice is to first rule out the cause for bad breath and go for treatment accordingly.

I have my right testis bigger than left one? I am 28 years old. 2. My front teeth broke 1 year ago. I have not done capping yet. Done root canal. Will it create problem? Or should I do capping as soon as possible?

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I have my right testis bigger than left one? I am 28 years old. 2. My front teeth broke 1 year ago. I have not done c...
it is better that you get capping done..it will give extra strength to tooth and there will no problem in future. ..

My teeth are so weak. Blooding while brushing. Suggest me what can i do?

Advanced Aesthetics, BDS
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Hi, there are various reasons for bleeding gums like poor oral hygiene, vitamin deficiency, physical injury to gums, hormonal changes, medications etc. You have to visit a dentist for professional cleaning and check-up to know the exact cause and solution of your problem.

MDS
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The best way to treat bad breath (halitosis) is to instill patients with good oral hygiene practices.The common methods used include tongue brushing, tongue scraping, and chewing gum. Gentle but effective deep tongue cleaning should be an important daily routine. Other methods to reduce halitosis (bad breath) include -
Gargling right before bedtime with an effective mouthwash
Cleaning the tongue surface twice daily
Eating a healthy breakfast with rough foods helps clean the very back of the tongue
Chewing gum
Flossing is particularly important in removing rotting
Periodic visits to DENTIST

I am feeling sensitivity while taking water, eating, or cold stuff from 1 month. I consult doctor he suggest me to use sensodyne. My problem was not yet solved. Can any other suggestions to solve sensitivity problem.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
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I am feeling sensitivity while taking water, eating, or cold stuff from 1 month. I consult doctor he suggest me to us...
Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations to decide upon treatment. You may need cleaning along with desensitizing procedures and / or artificial enamel filling. Advance procedures can be done with laser too. You may consult me in person. Until then apply a desensitizing paste (sensodyne tooth paste) on the teeth. Wait for 10 to 15 min until you brush your teeth with the same paste. Applying it overnight will be better. 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.

The Silent Signs of Gum Disease

MDS , BDS
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Overall oral health consists of health of both the soft and the hard tissues in the mouth. While teeth are the hard tissues, the soft tissues include the lips, tongue, cheek, palate, and most importantly the gums. The gums or the periodontium (perio - around, dont - tooth) surrounds the tooth and provides nutritional support and structural support with its connective tissue. The gums are the unsung heroes in maintaining a healthy set of teeth.


It is common observation that dental decay is more attended to than gum disease. The symptoms associated with decay, be it discoloration, food lodgment, sensitivity, and sometimes pain are a lot more demanding.


The bad news is that the same bacteria have a harmful effect on the gums too. The good news is that gum disease also (like tooth decay), takes time to develop. The bacteria in the mouth and the plaque are the main initiators of gum disease too. It is more innocuous and not immediately attended to, sometime even gets ignored for years until it become severe and mandates treatment. Certain medical conditions like pregnancy, diabetes, stroke, etc., lead to greater severity of the gum disease.


Chronic gum or periodontal disease, if left untreated, can even lead to multiple tooth loss and require dentures much earlier than required. It is not difficult to diagnose gum disease as the symptoms are quite easy to identify, including
- Red, swollen, or painful gums: As with any infection, redness and swelling and pain are the first symptoms of gum disease too.
- Spontaneous bleeding of gums - The gums can look spongy and puffed and can sometimes bleed without even a touch
- Chronic bad breath - The bacteria are constantly acting on the food debris to produce acid, leading to a bad breath (halitosis)
- Pressure on the gums can produce pus - Cumulative infection can lead to gingival abscess
- Bad taste in the mouth - If there is an abscess, it will discharge pus into the mouth, leading to this metallic taste
- Gingival recession, where the tooth appears to have grown longer. The gum line recedes from its original place, exposing more of the tooth. This also causes greater sensitivity, especially to hot or cold foods
- Slight loosening of the teeth (in severe cases) as the fibers loosen their hold around the tooth.
- Painful chewing, it puts extra pressure on the fibers of the periodontium.


Some people are more prone for gum disease than others. The risk factors include smoking, increased
female hormones, and chronic illnesses like diabetes and cancer.


Management: Regular visits to the dentist can help identify these at an early stage and manage both progression and severity. Additionally, managing risk factors like smoking and chronic illnesses also is helpful.
The Silent Signs of Gum Disease

I have blood from my mouth. What should I do. And I also have smell in my mouth.

BDS
Dentist
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I have blood from my mouth. What should I do. And I also have smell in my mouth.
Kindly get scaling done and use gum paint and mouth wash twice daily for 15 days. Brush your teeth twice daily using correct brushing technique to maintain your oral hygiene.

I am 22 yrs old male.My teeth are not in size. Please help me

Master in Dental Surgery
Dentist
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Get braces done. Please do not get them trimmed or capped for quick solutions have time and do good.

I have problem with teeth. They are not strong enough and some yellowish stuff in front of them. Can you tell me how to make it stronger and whitier.

BDS
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I have problem with teeth. They are not strong enough and some yellowish stuff in front of them. Can you tell me how ...
go for scaling and polishing of teeth. brush twice daily n use a mouthwash. gargle forcefully with water after you eat or drink anything. avoid sweet and sticky foods.

I am having mouth ulcer and it's irritating me very much please help me in these case.

MDS
Dentist
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I am having mouth ulcer and it's irritating me very much please help me in these case.
Please apply pain relief gel on ulcers. Also improve nutrition (vitamin c and b complex) of your diet, take optimum rest, reduce stress, increase water intake, quit smoking like habits.

I am 21 year old and I have a yellow teeth and yellow spots problem. please help me what I can do for relief from yellow teeth.

MDS - Periodontics
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I am 21 year old and I have a yellow teeth and yellow spots problem. please help me what I can do for relief from yel...
Visit your dentist. He will see what kind of stains and yellow spots are they. If required, you can get bleaching or veneers done to improve your smile.

How to clean the yellowness of teeth quickly my lower teeth get yellowed and even by brushing it did not fix. What to do?

BDS (GOLD MEDALIST)
Dentist
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How to clean the yellowness of teeth quickly my lower teeth get yellowed and even by brushing it did not fix. What to...
Hi yellow stains can be due to some reasons like improper brushing, acidic food, tobacco, gutka, pan, alcohol and smoking. Quit these habits if you have because they can also cause some serious problems like cancer, submucous fibrosis and leukoplakia. Go for cleaning and bleaching done.

I have pain in my teeth from last five days. What should I do?

Advanced Aesthetics, BDS
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I have pain in my teeth from last five days. What should I do?
Hi, there are various reasons for tooth pain. You need to visit to a dentist for a check-up and get some x-rays done to get exact cause and solution of your problem.

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BDS (GOLD MEDALIST)
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I am 24 years old. Yesterday a small part of my front tooth suddenly broke. Is it serious thing to concern or is it normal?

SVD, FRHS, PGDMC, BDS
Dentist
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I am 24 years old. Yesterday a small part of my front tooth suddenly broke. Is it serious thing to concern or is it n...
Go for dental x ray if it is paining or if it is ok. Then relax only you have to decide wether aesthetic is good or not.
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