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Dr. R. Prabhakar

Dentist, Chennai

Dr. R. Prabhakar 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. R. Prabhakar is a trusted Dentist in Anna Nagar, Chennai. You can visit him at Dr. R. Prabhakar Dental Clinic in Anna Nagar, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. R. Prabhakar on Lybrate.com.

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Sometimes I feel a lot of pain in my gums but after the bleeding, they are all back to normal. Need urgent consultancy .

BDS (GOLD MEDALIST)
Dentist, Jamshedpur
You have gum disease called gingivitis and plaque deposition between gums and teeth. You need to go for scaling. Rinse your mouth with chlorhexidine mouthwash. Maintain proper oral hygiene by brushing twice daily.
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All About Wisdom Teeth

MDS - Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopaedics, BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
All About Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth are known to be the final molars to grow out and they complete the set of permanent teeth. They generally start to erupt during the late teens or in the beginning of twenties. 

In case of some people, there is a possibility that the wisdom teeth may never erupt, while others may even grow four and more wisdom teeth. 

Do all wisdom teeth create dental problems?
No, if a wisdom tooth has completely erupted through the gum and tissue, without actually harming the teeth next to it, it does not require to be extracted. But, this is only if the individual is able to clean and brush it thoroughly. The wisdom teeth should be properly examined and dental care is necessary to prevent any complications. 

When do wisdom teeth need extraction?
Proper oral care of the teeth will keep them healthy and clean. But there may arise a situation, in which the removal of the wisdom teeth is quite necessary:

1. In certain cases, the wisdom tooth may erupt at a weird angle, compromising the teeth next to it. This may make it difficult to clean the teeth thoroughly, thus resulting in the onset of bacterial growth and periodontal disease. In this case, the wisdom teeth should be removed as soon as possible. 

2. While the wisdom teeth grows out, it may happen that there is not enough space for it to grow properly. As a result the adjacent teeth may face pressure due to crowded teeth, leading to headaches, toothaches and jaw pain. It is best that the wisdom teeth is extracted in this situation.

3. In case a wisdom tooth develops a cavity, it should be extracted. 

4. An impacted wisdom tooth, that is, if it has only partially grown out of the tissue, should also be extracted before it can cause serious complications.

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I have severe tooth ache in molars fir last 3 days. There is no cavity. Please advice some home remedy.

BDS
Dentist, Chandigarh
Well you have toothache in one or two teeth or whole arch is suffering. Treatment vary according to conditions.
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Ulcer in my throat and tongue for last many days. Pain at the time of eating. Please advice.

Dentist, Mumbai
U take vitamin B capsules twice a day for 5 days Eat non spicy food Specifically curd in your diet N visit dentist if ulcers persist.
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I am having a pain in my teeth, and I did a medical checkup and the doctor told me my teeth are decayed.

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Decayed teeth require to be treated by doinf either fillings or rct depending on the depth of the cavity. Go to a dentist ,get the xray done of the tooth to decide the treatment.
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I am 42 female householder, I was suffering with mouth infection from past one month for this I was used so many tablets and tonics for relief but there is no permanent solution for my problem. What should I do doctor?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Haridwar
Take Ayurveda treatmnt Avipattikar powder 100gm Moti pishthi 4gm Parvak pishthi 10 gm Mix all and take 1 spoon daily two time before meal Consult me for full details.
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BDS, Diploma in Hospital Administration, Diploma in Pharmacy
Dentist, Delhi
How To Prevent Dental Cavities

Dental cavities, often the result of tooth decay is a natural factor that occurs in all humans. However, depending upon the amount of care that you give to your teeth, dental cavities usually occur at different time periods for different people. For children who eat a lot of sweets, dental cavities are likely to arise at an early age if they do not protect their teeth by brushing them in the morning and at night. Similarly, dental cavities can also arise in young people, and is one of the prime reasons for loss of teeth. In order to understand how to take care of dental activities, it is important to first understand what causes them.

Causes

Bacteria usually lives within a person's mouth. The bacteria are responsible for converting the food in to acids. The food pieces, mixed with the acids, the bacteria and the saliva all combine, resulting in the formation of a sticky substance known as plaque. As a person chews his food, the plaque tends to get stuck to the teeth. Over the passage of time, as the plaque is not removed from the teeth, it turns in to a substance which is known as tartar. The tartar begins to irritate the gums, which results in diseases such as gingivitis or periodontitis.

Tooth decay begins to take place if the plaque is not removed from the teeth. For an average person, plaque begins to set in 20 minutes after eating, ultimately damaging the enamel on your teeth, and creating holes in your teeth, which in dental terminology, are regarded as dental cavities. Caring for dental cavities is not an overnight procedure; a person needs to be consistent in cleaning their teeth. However, once dental cavities, or the holes, have been formed in a person's teeth, they can only be rectified by a professional dentist.

Treatment

Filling is one of the most common treatments chosen by individuals who have dental cavities. Dentists usually fill the teeth by first removing the decayed material with the help of a drill, and then use another material, often being porcelain or composite resin, in order to fill it up. In some instances, gold, silver and platinum are also used. For frontal teeth, porcelain and composite resin are usually preferred, as they both match the appearance of natural teeth in a person.

The second method is 'crowning. If the tooth structure is significantly limited and the dental cavities are extensive, this might be the preferred option. The first step is the removal of the decayed or damaged area. Once the damaged part has been removed, a crown is placed over the top of the tooth, hence covering the area. Often times, the crown is made out of metal or composite resin or porcelain, and is affixed with a metallic structure.
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I am suffering from plague from many years and now one of my teeth got a hole on it. I am really worried now. Pls suggest me what to do now.

BDS
Dentist, Jaunpur
Plaque and calculus are one problem for which you need oral prophylaxis or in short cleaning of tooth hole is called cavity which need to b filled as soon as possible to limit it other wise serious problem may occur.
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Flossing

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Pune
Flossing

Remember to floss teeth after brushing. Dental health is not expensive, it is priceless!

I have teeth problem my teeth pains on taking any cold substance ps help very serious conditions here will be very thankful to you.

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Kindly get a check up done at the dentist. You might have a cavity which might be deep. And only after taking xray one can judge. Whether a filling is required or root canal treatment.
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My 18 years daughter suffering from toothache so many time in month please. Advice me for her.

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
See a doctor. She is young and she needs to save her teeth. More you neglect, more her teeth will decay.
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I am 24 years old. I have got tartar or plaque on my teeth of lower jaw from past 4 months. What would be the treatment I have to undergo and what I have to do to prevent it from further growing?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
We need more investigations with clinical examination to decide upon treatment. You may need deep cleaning along with surgical, gum strengthening procedure. Rinse your mouth thoroughly with a mouth wash after every meals. Use pepsodent tooth paste & gum paint for 2 to 3 weeks. Advance procedures can be done with laser. 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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Is babies open mouth always an indication of hunger or it just likes to be on the breast always. We are bit sceptical on whether we are feeding her sufficiently?

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
If child is unable to breath with closed mouth will also have open mouth what's the birth wt n now of the child , any allergies, u may send a pic of the child n any other relevant details
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Sir pls recommend me some medicated chewing gums or something else so my mouth should smell good sir I daily brush two times what ever I eat it starts smelling after sometime.

BDS, MDS Prosthodontics
Dentist, Rohtak
Bad breath or halitosis can be because of varied reasons. There can be some underlying gastrointestinal problem, in my opinion you must get your thorough check up done by a dentist and a physician. For the time being you should concentrate on maintaining your oral hygiene. Brush properly and keep your tongue also clean.
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I have tooth pain and I have consumed about 10 combiflam tablets in the last 2 days will iy cause any health problem.

BDS
Dentist, Delhi
Only pain killer wil not help have antibiotics fr two days and go to a dentist immediately and get that toith treated may be you have a decay without treatment you wil not get relief and unnecesarly you wil be having medicines.
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Due to chewing of pan masala in few days I am unable to eat as it feels like it wounded severely in the inner side of mouth so kindly advice what to take to recover the same.

BDS
Dentist, Meerut
Chewing of pan masala is not good for your health even. Abstain from the habbit. Pan masala must have formed a precancerous lesion. Stop chewing immediately. Avoid spicy food. Consult a Dentist. Intake of multivitamins especially vit. B12, vit A, vit E, vit C, will help you get relieved of the condition.
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MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, BDS
Dentist, Vadodara
If you have diabetes, make sure you take care of your mouth. People with diabetes are at risk for mouth infections, especially periodontal (gum) disease. Periodontal disease can damage the gum and bone that hold your teeth in place and may lead to painful chewing problems. Some people with serious gum disease lose their teeth.
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My upper teeth are disordered. How can I get an ordered set of teeth in order to correct my smile?

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
You can get braces done. Which is the natural way of teeth allignment. Or else other treatment which might be a cap/veneer/laminate.
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I am smoking for the past 30 years. The saliva in the mouth is of bad smell and taste. occasional pain the gum. What to do?

Certified Implantologist, Fellow of Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD), BDS
Dentist, Kolkata
Visit a dentist. Go for scaling. You might b required to go to the dentist for 3 to 4 times only for the scaling depending on the amount of stains you have.
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What is full dental implant. Is it major Surgery. What is costly for this. Is it not Suitable for Diabetics? Success rate & duration.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
Dental implants r devices for replacement of missing teeth n is a excellent out come of biotechnology metal used is titanium that n precision to make it leads to increased cost diabetics if not in control success rates r very less but if successful insertion in healthy individuals it's for life time
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