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Dr. Raghavendhar Karthik

Dentist, Chennai

Dr. Raghavendhar Karthik Dentist, Chennai
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Dr. Raghavendhar Karthik is a popular Dentist in Nungambakkam, Chennai. You can visit him at D T Smile Care, Multispeciality Dental Centre in Nungambakkam, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Raghavendhar Karthik on Lybrate.com.

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I have irregular teeth. So, I want to straighten my teeth. Please describe the options available and it's cost.

BDS, FOI, MDS - Orthodontics, FPFA, Ph.D.
Dentist, Ahmedabad
I have irregular teeth. So, I want to straighten my teeth. Please describe the options available and it's cost.
You have three options. Braces, aligners and veneers. Cost depends on severity of case and material you want to use. So its my advice to visit cosmetic dentist.
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I usually use to brush my tooth twice a day one at morning and another at before going to bed I use close up diamond attraction toothpaste. But still my tooth gets decayed so please suggest me what should I have already done por composite on my few tooth so please suggest me what I do now.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I usually use to brush my tooth twice a day one at morning and another at before going to bed I use close up diamond ...
Tooth brush to be changed every 2 months. Changing the toothbrush alone donot keeps your teeth clean. All toothpaste have nearly similar ingredients like Abrasives, Fluorides, Surfactants, Antibacterial agents, Flavourants, Remineralizers, Fluoride, Diethylene glycol, Triclosan etc. Only the wrong brushing technique that we follow harms our teeth and gums. So consult your dentist, learn proper brushing technique, Brush your teeth twice a day, up & down short vertical strokes, with ultra-soft bristles, indicator brush to protect your teeth and gums from plaque and calculus. Floss your teeth inter dentally once a day. Consume a healthy diet rich in vegetables and lean protein. Reduce your intake of sugary foods and beverages. Gargle your mouth thoroughly after every meal. Drink plenty of fluoridated tap water. Drink not consume alcohol drinks. Don’t smoke.
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I had to go for bridges for the front teeth as I met with an accident 12years ago as time passed after this treatment my teeth gradually coming outwards so my question is should I go for braces for lower teeth also they are also a little bit outwards.

MDS Prosthodontics
Dentist, Amravati
I had to go for bridges for the front teeth as I met with an accident 12years ago as time passed after this treatment...
Adult orthodontics is also successful nowadays. But your teeth should be firm and should not have any gingival problem for braces treatment.
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Is it necessary to brush twice a day. It's hard to take out time for brushing. I wish there was a better way than wasting 2x5 mins for brushing (day and night)

MBBS
Sexologist, Panchkula
Is it necessary to brush twice a day. It's hard to take out time for brushing. I wish there was a better way than was...
You have to give time to your teeth so that they will help you in eating and chewing, otherwise invite tooth problems.
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Root Canal Treatment

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Root Canal Treatment
Root canal treatment is necessary when the pulp (soft tissue inside your teeth containing blood vessels, nerves and connective tissue) becomes inflamed or diseased. During root canal treatment, your dentist removes the diseased pulp. The pulp chamber and root canal(s) of the tooth are then cleaned and sealed. If the infected pulp is not removed, pain and swelling can result, and your tooth may have to be removed.
Causes of an infected pulp could include:
• a deep cavity
• repeated dental procedures
• a cracked or broken tooth
• injury to the tooth (even if there’s not a visible crack or chip)
If you continue to care for your teeth and gums your restored tooth could last a lifetime. However, regular checkups are necessary; a tooth without its nerve can still develop cavities or gum disease. Most of the time, a root canal is a relatively simple procedure with little or no discomfort involving one to three visits. Best of all, it can save your tooth and your smile.
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My theet are some yellow. I tried many tooth paste. But I have no results in my hand. please suggest something me.

BDS, Non-Resident J.R. in Dept. of Orthodontics, Certified oral implantologist, Advanced Aesthetics, Digital Smile Designer
Dentist, Jammu
My theet are some yellow. I tried many tooth paste. But I have no results in my hand. please suggest something me.
Tooth shade can be lighten by a procedure called as bleaching. In this procedure, a tray containing a gel is placed in the mouth for 15-30 mins. This will lighten the shade of your teeth.
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Gum problem when i m drinking the cold and hot any thing a huge sensitivity in my all teeth and pain goes to brain left side and right side. What should i do kindly guide me.?

Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
There could be deep cavity and mostly it's your upper teeth. Consult dentist and get the cavity filled. .
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I am a chain smoker, from one week I am suffering from severe gum pain, reddish skin over the operculum of the wisdom teeth, and swelling around the area, rest of teeth are good. I am a drinker for 2 years and stopped drinking 2 years ago. I am afraid if they are symptoms of oral cancer. What should I do now ?

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
I am a chain smoker, from one week I am suffering from severe gum pain, reddish skin over the operculum of the wisdom...
No it doesn't appear to be cancer but you may be getting wisdom molar consult a maxillofacial surgeon it has to be seen if they r coming in correct direction if not it will have to be removed smokers r potential cancer patients it will be better if you quit smoking.
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I have been suffering from sore tongue from the last 5 days. Give me a method for quick heal.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Eat lot of fruits & green leafy vegetables & drink plenty of water. Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations with clinical examination to decide upon treatment. You may need Coronoplasty (smoothen teeth edges)
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Hi sir am 20 years old. My problem is am getting blood on tooth when I get mouth wash and even in normal time E. G. When I eat something etc. Because of this am struggling with bad smell so kindly suggest the good route to resolve this issue. Seeking earlier replay from you.

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Hi sir am 20 years old. My problem is am getting blood on tooth when I get mouth wash and even in normal time E. G. W...
you might have tartar /deposit.. on your teeth.. kindly visit dentist and get cleaning and polishing..done..and along with that use mouthwash for 15 days to one month...
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I am 26 years old male & I have bad breath problem since 8 years. I have consulted at least 10 dentists & all of them told that my mouth good, teeth & gum are good & hygienic. So I want to know exact problem & solution for that. Thanks & regards, Syed.

BDS
Dentist, Mangalore
I am 26 years old male & I have bad breath problem since 8 years. I have consulted at least 10 dentists & all of them...
The bad breath is due to the volatile sulphur compounds just keep your mouth clean you can rinse your mouth with salt water or use of mouth rinses.
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What Do You Do About a Severe Toothache?

M.D.S-Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
What Do You Do About a Severe Toothache?

Those who have experienced it would vouch for the fact that toothache is one of the worst pains. There could be times when the attack happens out of nowhere and you are crying for relief.

The tooth has 2 parts - the visible part called the crown and the invisible part called the root which is embedded in the jaw bone and covered by the gums.  

Both the crown and the root have 3 layers from inside out. The crown has enamel, dentin, and pulp. The enamel is the mineralized part of the tooth, dentin has fine sensory dentinal tubules, and the pulp receives nerve and blood supply to the tooth through a small orifice at the end of the tooth called the apex.  On the root surface, instead of enamel, there is a softer substance called cementum.  The dentin and the pulp continue through the tooth, but are thinner in the root portion of the tooth.

The mouth has the largest amount of bacteria in the body. These act on the food deposits on the tooth and produce acid which leads to breakdown of the enamel. The only symptom when enamel breakdown happens is food lodgment, and it continues till treatment ensues. Once the breakdown reaches the dentin, sensitivity sets in, and most people go for treatment then. If not, the next layer is the pulp, when there is severe pain.  This acute pulpitis causes pain in spurts and can be unbearable.

On the root surface, if there is periodontal disease and the gum line goes down, then cementum gets worn off (far more easily than enamel) and decay reaches the dentin and pulp (again faster than in the crown).

Whatever the case, the treatment would be the same:

  • Dental examination, clinical testing, and x-rays would be diagnostic. Tapping the tooth would reproduce the same pain and that is indicative of acute pulpitis
  • Antibiotics and pain killers would be given to control the pain
  • Once the infection subsides, root canal therapy is initiated.  Using the decayed portion to gain access to the root, thin instruments called reamers and files are used to clean out the pulp space completely. They are then shaped to accommodate an inert substance called gutta percha which ensures infection does not seep into the tooth again.
  • With RCT, the tooth is weakened, and therefore a crown needs to be placed. This could either be a ceramic crown or a full metal crown based on economic and esthetic reasons.

The best way to avoid this is regular visits to a dentist so that decay is identified in the early stages and treated with the minimal cost and maximum natural tooth preservation.

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I am facing ulcer from yesterday under lower lips my Dr. given me ORAHELPgel (choline salicylate &lignocain hydrochloride gel) and said to drop 2 times on ulcer but it smell like tobacco and im worry about is it ok to swallow that orahelp drops?

BDS
Dentist, Vadodara
I am facing ulcer from yesterday under lower lips my Dr. given me ORAHELPgel (choline salicylate &lignocain hydrochlo...
Don't worry about the smell. Apply it 3-4 times on ulcers. Avoid oilly n spicy food. Don't worry if you swallow some.
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Sir I have bed smell coming from mouth. What should I do to remove out the smell and it is from 2 years.

Master of Clinical Dentistry, Bachelor of Dental Surgery
Dentist, Mumbai
Sir I have bed smell coming from mouth. What should I do to remove out the smell and it is from 2 years.
Brush teeth properly twice a day with a soft toothbrush and toothpaste. Use mouthwash and floss in between teeth daily. Rinse you mouth with water thoroughly after every meal. Visit a dentist every 6 months for a regular check-up.
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How to remove mouth dirty smell. I didn't get validity once brushed. Smell will comes after 3 hour. What to do.?

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 to remove mouth dirty smell. I didn't get validity once brushed. Smell will comes after 3 hour. What to do.?
You have to brush your teeth twice in day. And also use the tongue cleaner. And the zinc contain mouthwash.
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I am having severe toothache till last two days because of which I am not able to sleep from last night I have also taken pain killers but they work for few hours and again my pain gets started what should I do?

BDS
Dentist, Delhi
I am having severe toothache till last two days because of which I am not able to sleep from last night I have also t...
Hi lybrate-user, the pain in your tooth can be because of tooth decay, fracture, a damaged filling or other reasons. The most common cause is a long-standing cavity or tooth decay, which usually requires a root canal treatment (rct). The same treatment applies to a tooth fracture as well. In case of a damaged filling, there may be two possibilities: either the filling can be removed and replaced with a new one after applying a soothing base material; or if the damaged filling is placed deep near the nerves of the tooth, it may require an rct. I suggest that that you consult me privately on lybrate, so that I can provide more specific answers. You will be able to send across images of your aching tooth/teeth, and looking at them will help me be in a better position to solve your problem.
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How we can make our teeth inside in less time and also can we do it without braces.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
How we can make our teeth inside in less time and also can we do it without braces.
Surgical orthodontics is a method but still for a short while u require braces n of course retainers consult a maxillofacial surgeon
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Pregnant females undergoing Dental Treatment

Certified Implantologist
Dentist, Kolkata
Pregnant females undergoing Dental Treatment
The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends pregnant women maintain healthy circulation by keeping their legs uncrossed while sitting in the dentist’s chair
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In my mouth there is a knot becoz of upper teeth and lower teeth and also there are pimple on back.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
In my mouth there is a knot  becoz of upper teeth and lower teeth and also there are pimple on back.
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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My mother is 72 years old - she has lost her teeth. Should we go for dentures or mix implants with dentures?

Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
My mother is 72 years old - she has lost her teeth. Should we go for dentures or mix implants with dentures?
it is better to go for implant supported denture so that it gives more support and and reliability to u r mother so go for it
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