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Dr. R.Thirunavukkarasu

BDS, MDS - Orthodontics

Dentist, Chennai

19 Years Experience
Dr. R.Thirunavukkarasu BDS, MDS - Orthodontics Dentist, Chennai
19 Years Experience
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Dr. R.Thirunavukkarasu is an experienced Dentist in Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai. He has helped numerous patients in his 19 years of experience as a Dentist. He is a BDS, MDS - Orthodontics . You can meet Dr. R.Thirunavukkarasu personally at Gentle Dental Clinic & Orthodontic Centre in Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. R.Thirunavukkarasu and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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BDS - ANNAMALAI UNIVERSITY(CHENNAI) - 1998
MDS - Orthodontics - ANNAMALAI UNIVERSITY(CHENNAI) - 2001
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My teeth are very paining from last two month. I think it is cavity effect. What is your suggestion?

BDS (GOLD MEDALIST)
Dentist, Jamshedpur
My teeth are very paining from last two month. I think it is cavity effect. What is your suggestion?
Hi, if there is caries or cavity get it filled as early as possible because if cavity grows deeper pulp will expose, you will have more pain and discomfort. And then rct will be only option for you. Painkillers are not for permanent cure.
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I have a lot of gaps in my teeth, can those gaps be filled fully without any operation.

BDS
Dentist,
I have a lot of gaps in my teeth, can those gaps be filled fully without any operation.
Yes. Just consult an orthodontist. But there are some cases where the gaps can not b reduced. Still you consult the Dr. N get the opinion.
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I am a 30y male working as mechanic, my teeths are yellow in color. Went to a dentist he tested said all ok, suggested to changed toothpaste and tooth cleaning regularly in hospital. My question is do I need cleen in hospital regularly? this will weak my teeth strength? if regularly means what is period I need to visit like every month or six months? how much charge per visit for cleaning in typical hospital. Thanks.

BDS (GOLD MEDALIST)
Dentist, Jamshedpur
I am a 30y male working as mechanic, my teeths are yellow in color. Went to a dentist he tested said all ok, suggeste...
For scaling and bleaching you should go twice in a year.Bleaching will hepl you in this regard.Take care of your oral hygiene. Brush regularly two times daily with soft bristle toothbrush. Rinse your mouth after each meal. Avoid alcohol tobacco products and smoking if you take these.
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I am24 year old. And I have problem in my teeth blood are flowing from my teeth what should I do.

BDS
Dentist, Delhi
I am24 year old. And I have problem in my teeth blood are flowing from my teeth what should I do.
Bleeding of gums can be because of unhealthy gingive. You shd approach a dentist fr. Proper medication and a deep scalling.
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How to secure teeth?

BDS
Dentist,
How to secure teeth?
Kindly get your dental check up done once in 6 months. If you have any caries then kindly get them filled and if any deposits are there then kindly get scaling done. Brush your teeth twice daily using correct brushing technique.
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How to Fix a Chipped Tooth

PGDHHM, BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
How to Fix a Chipped Tooth

You are in the middle of a hot summer afternoon and decide to have some ice to cool off. Suddenly you hear a crackle and something comes into your mouth that doesn't quite taste like ice. oops! That's a part of your broken teeth! Although your first instinct is to panic, don't worry as there are a lot of things dentists can do these days to fix chipped teeth.

A tooth may chip off for some other reasons too. Decay being one of the main culprits, it erodes the top enamel leaving the tooth exposed to decay. Taking an unsightly fall or getting your teeth broken in a fight are some of the other reasons why your teeth may break o partially chip off. Here are some things you can do:

  • Take care of you chipped tooth: The first thing to do when you realize that you have a chipped tooth is to see a dentist. If you are unfortunately suffering from this problem on a weekend when a dentist near you isn't accessible, keep the jagged edge of the broken tooth covered with a sugarless chewing gum or paraffin. If you get hungry, opt for a liquid diet or soft solids that don't require chewing. 
  • Treatment: Filling or bonding that is if you've chipped a visible tooth in your frontline, your dentist will use a tooth coloured composite resin for a 'bonding' procedure. If it is one of your inside teeth, your dentist may try a simple 'filling' to fix things up. Bonding is pretty much 'gluing' bits of your artificial teeth on. The dentist clears up the surface to place the adhesive and sticks the bonding material and then hardens it into shape with ultraviolet light. 
  • Adding a crown or dental cap: This procedure is used when a larger piece of tooth chips off, it happens mainly due to decay. The dentist will chip off the edges from your broken teeth and cover it with a crown or cap to protect the tooth from further damage. The cap also acts as a cosmetic fixture not making anyone realize that it is different from your real teeth. 

Patients are generally given a choice on the material for the cap, which they can choose based on cost and cosmetics. A metal cap is the strongest, but can make you look like a villain from yesteryears, which has an evil glint in every smile. The other common options are porcelain fused to metal, all ceramic or all resin. This procedure will require more than one visit for x-rays, taking an impression of the tooth, trial for your crown and finally fixing it.

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I am having toothache since last night. I have used painkiller but does not cured. What should I do?

MDS Prosthodontics, MDS Endodontist
Dentist, Ahmedabad
I am having toothache since last night. I have used painkiller but does not cured. What should I do?
It won't be cured by medicine. Visit your dentist, I think you have pulpitis which needs to be treated by rct (root canal treatment) and it's cause is mainly infection in your tooth.
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Hi, I am 26 years old. For past a week I have a white line on inner part of my chick. I mean when I open my mouth I notice this white line on side walls. I feel soreness in mouth whole day. I used to smoke which I quit for a week from now when I noticed this thinking of chances of oral cancer. I had a white path on my lip which disappeared after a week but the soreness and this white line on chick is not disappearing. What can be cause. Please guide. Should I see a dentist or a physician? please give any remedies if possible or I will visit a doctor this weekend.

BDS, MDS
Dentist, Delhi
Dear patient many times this white line is due to sharp teeth present in your mouth and these are normal phenomenon but there can be other reasons too. So I will suggest you to kindly send me a picture of your mouth so that I can understand your condition more accurately. Stop smoking habit. And you will be fine.
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Hi doctor, I am having a black mark under my teeth I don't have any habit of using tobacco or any other. But still there is a black or brown stains in my teeth. I tried changing the brush and tooth paste but nothing worked out so please help me to rectify this problem. Thank you!

BDS, PG diploma In Smile Designing and Esthectics
Dentist, Thane
The black marks may b due two reasons largely. Either due to prolonged use of chlorhexidine mouthwashes or bacterial stains which is due to inherent colour of residual bacteria in ur mouth. Stop mouthwash if u r using ny or get scaling and polishing done to get rid of the stains
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Sir, i'm 36 years old man. I have no habits of smoking, drinking and anything. Normally i'm taking all foods include non veg. I did not have sex before marriage. In my family no one having cancer. Is oral cancer common to all? Or people having these habits will affected? Kindly give me clear idea.

BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
oral cancer is not common to all.. factors like habits of smoking, drinking, tobacco chewing etc. increase the risk of cancer. .. do visit to a dentist regularly twice in a year for routine check up...if any signs of cancer is diagnosed, it can be cured at early stage easily. ..
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I have a problem in neck & mouth after dental treatment , pleases tell me what should i do ?

BDS
Dentist, Ahmedabad
Please describe detail history of your dental treatment you had in past then we can help you out, Like what was the problem? What type of dental treatment you had done? & What type of problem you are facing in your neck and mouth?
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I'm 18 year old college student. I have diastema and upper teeth are bit crooked. This has lowered my self confidence. But braces are too much costly. What are cheap ways to get it corrected? What's the lowest price of metal braces? please help.

oral implantology, BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
I'm 18 year old college student.
I have diastema and upper teeth are bit crooked.
This has lowered my self confidence...
Though braces appears little costly,but it is not. As this is a permanent treatment without adding any artificial structure for your teeth lifelong.This treatment runs for one year or little more time depending on requirement. This is the best treatment option available
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Hlo sir I have a oral submucas fibrosis and my mouth is not opening. Please give me a best treatment. In ayurvedic ?

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
It is considered a precancerous progressive disease the treatment is normally surgical a fibrotomy is performed and than covered with available mucosa/ skin with buccaneers fat pad in severe cases nasolabial flap and other treatments are also given consult a maxillofacial surgeon meanwhile sm fibro tabs r said to b of help but not a substitute to surgery.
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I am a 29 years old female and have mouth ulcer for last 2 weeks. What should I do? Please help me.

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Please keep your digestion in order. Take b complex with folic acid and apply boro glycerin mouth paint twice a day for a week.
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If capping is done loose on teeth can it be corrected. It seems capping on my front 10 upper teeth is loose gap between gums (real and artificial). Air is passing what should I do?

BDS
Dentist, Vadodara
If capping is done loose on teeth can it be corrected. It seems capping on my front 10 upper teeth is loose gap betwe...
You have two options. The gaping can be filled with cement. If the gap is more you need to get new bridge. Second option is the best.
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I accidentally swallowed toothpaste "Colgate" while brushing.. And I have heard lots of bad things about colgate . Please suggest what should I do ?

BDS
Dentist, Anand
Colgate is just foam water with calcium carbonate as an abrasive, all gud/bad things u hv heard are just hoax, dont belive them, its like swallowing slight amount of lux foam ..
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My all the teeth enamel has been removed by unknown cause. What can I do can to repair it?

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
My all the teeth enamel has been removed by unknown cause. What can I do can to repair it?
It can go by bruxism like habit, acidity or heavy chewing or by stay in desert you can full mouth rehabilitation by going to a prosthodontist.
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BDS
Dentist, Varanasi
Drinking a cup of tea everyday helps in keeping the gums and teeth healthy as it contains high amounts of flouride and flavonoids which prevent harmful bacteria from sticking to the teeth.
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Dental Implants

MDS, B.D.S
Dentist, Kanpur
Dental Implants

A person's looks can be greatly dented by presence of a missing tooth. The effect often trickles to denting their speaking, eating and ultimately their self-esteem. Health wise they will compromise the oral health of a person for there will be increased pressure on the adjacent teeth which may impact negatively on the bone structure that supports it. While there are traditional remedies for countering this such as using crowns and bridges, many users find them uncomfortable and limiting. Besides, they don't avail the permanent function they are expected to as replacement teeth. Thanks to modern science though, dental implant surgery is now possible to provide patients with functional tooth restorations that are long lasting.

What are dental implants?

These are basically artificial tooth roots that are placed into the jaws of patients with missing teeth so that they can hold replacement teeth. The artificial roots will be cemented such that they will blend in with the existing jaw to become a part of your mouth. They are usually placed during dental surgery where titanium will be placed in the jawbone that will then fuse with the existing jawbone to provide a strong foundation for the replacement tooth.

Situation you may need implants...

There are various situations that put people in need of dental implants and replacement tooth. First is when they need to replace a damaged tooth. You could also get one when you want to eliminate weak teeth in your mouth, replace a damaged tooth or want to replace a knocked out tooth that may have experienced trauma. Also, you could get a dental implant when you want to take care of weak teeth that result from bone loss due to any gum disease.

What the procedure involves?

First, the patient has to visit a doctor for assessment on whether he is the right candidate for the procedure. If you are, the doctor will determine if other procedures need to be performed before the surgery such as bone grafting; especially if your bone structure is weak. The doctor may use dental x-rays to determine if the gums are strong enough to withstand implants. Then the bone will be drilled if it's ready to create room for implant placement. Thereafter, the area will be left sutured for about a week so that implants are firmly in place and then removed. After the gum has healed, a metallic post is then placed, which will offer support to the crown that will be laced to act as the replacement tooth.

With proper oral health, dental implants can last a really long time. Brush and floss daily so that no materials accumulate under the implant. For anyone suffering from damaged tooth, dental implants are the solution. If you wish to discuss about any specific dental problem, you can consult a dentist and ask a free question.

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