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Dr. Rahul Visvanathan

Dentist, Chennai

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Dr. Rahul Visvanathan is an experienced Dentist in Chetpet, Chennai. He is currently practising at ORA Dental Centre in Chetpet, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Rahul Visvanathan on Lybrate.com.

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The taste of my mouth is very bad because of viral infection. How can I change it?

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Post viral gingivitis is a common problem. Take rich diet and vitamin supplement and use antiseptic mouthwash regularly.
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We helped this child get back his smile and confidence

A.C.C.I - Accredited and Certified Course in Implantology, MDS - Pediatric & Preventive Dentistry, BDS
Dentist, Jammu
We helped this child get back his smile and confidence
We helped this child get back his smile and confidence. The teeth reconstructed looks amazingly natural as if nothing ever happened to the teeth!
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I had RCT for right side lower teeth 5. After one month, I started feeling extreme bad pain which was not fully going even after painkiller. I immediately visited dentist who said a rice size extra small teeth between teeth 4 and 5 is giving me the pain so he extracted that. Next day he released pressure of RCT tooth. It kept paining so today he removed crown and have appointment for tuesday that he will remove RCT material and leave tooth with medicine. Immediately after cap removal, I got a lump behind the teeth which kept increasing in size and right now it's a pea size. I need to understand the reason of this lump which came within last five hours immediately after crown removal. How it will be treated? Do I need to redo RCT or just pus drain or extraction or just antibiotics will help.

MDS, BDS
Dentist, Kolkata
I had RCT for right side lower teeth 5. After one month, I started feeling extreme bad pain which was not fully going...
Hi lybrate-user, I can understand you had gone through a lot, but don't worry this infection is gonna subside. Mostly after root canal treatment a patient complains of pain due to two reasons either failed root canal or food impaction due to defective crown. The way you described the pain, I mean the intensity of pain suggests failed root canal, may be due to missed canal or due to improper sterilisation. This swelling is due to accumulation of pus, and most probably a gingival abcess due to some calculus or the cement with which the crown was fixed has gone in between the gums and teeth. Well xray would have given a clear picture, though I would say go for re-rct with a course of antibiotics. No need to drain the pus, swelling will subside after the course of antibiotic. Hope this helps.
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Sir, I have wound in my mouth and tongue, what is the reason? Any vitamins problem This wound come monthly.

oral implantology, BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
these must be ulcers in mouth. start with multivitamin capsule. increase intake of fibrous food and drink plenty of water. keep your stomach fit. avoid spicy food.
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I am 21 years old female. I faced stomach ache sometimes. Especially morning before taking breakfast and after taking breakfast. I can't take much food in morning time. And I suffered mouth ulcer monthly twice. Please give me the solution.

MBBS
General Physician, Jalgaon
I am 21 years old female. I faced stomach ache sometimes. Especially morning before taking breakfast and after taking...
Please avoid oily spicy and fast food avoid outside food totally avoid non veg food for 3 months take cap wokride 40 1 on empty stomach tab yastimadhu 80 by himalaya 1 1 syp sucrafil 1b 10 ml twice a day all for 45 days minimum.
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BDS, Diploma in Hospital Administration, Diploma in Pharmacy
Dentist, Delhi
How To Effectively Clean a White Tongue, the Cause of Bad Breath

Have you ever noticed that sometimes you have a white tongue? This condition is something that nobody wants to have. Why? A white tongue not only looks abnormal, but if left untreated, it's a strong indication of a bad breath problem.

People who have a white tongue, also known as a geographic tongue, are definitely more likely to experience an abnormally colored tongue. Geographic tongue simply means a tongue that has lots of grooves and fissures in it. These grooves and fissures make an excellent breeding ground for the anaerobic bacteria that cause bad breath. Under certain conditions, a geographic tongue can be white, yellow, even black in color. A geographic tongue can also be coated and sometimes dry and cracked. The way around this problem is simply making sure that your tongue is kept as clean as possible.

Tongue cleaning or scraping is a process that the majority of people in the United States don't do on a daily basis. Yet, it's one of the most important steps you can take to keep your breath clean and fresh!

MYTHS ABOUT CLEANING A WHITE TONGUE

MYTH #1: You have to scrape hard to clean a white tongue. This is false! You do not need to scrape your tongue so hard that it bleeds. In general, pressing harder does not remove more bacteria. You simply need to press hard enough that the tongue cleaner you're using is pressed flush across the surface. Try not to leave any gaps.

MYTH #2: Tongue Cleaning Alone Prevents Bad Breath. This is also false! Tongue cleaning alone does not kill the bacteria that cause bad breath that are breeding below the surface of a white tongue. It simply removes the gunk on the surface. This gunk (mucus and food debris) is a food source for anaerobic bacteria.

MYTH #3: You must use a complex, expensive gizmo to successfully clean your tongue. Again false! Really, all you need is a fairly rigid instrument, that you can easily make flush on the surface of your white tongue and cover the largest area possible. Those electronic tongue cleaners you see can be helpful if you have arthritis, difficulty with coordination, or in general have a tough time performing some simple actions, which I'll outline below.

Tongue cleaning is really not that difficult to do, and it's not even very time consuming. That extra minute or two you spend on your tongue per day can reap huge rewards in preventing bad breath. It'll help prevent this condition, return it to it's normal color, and most importantly cut down on bad breath.

STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS TO SUCCESSFULLY CLEAN A WHITE TONGUE

STEP 1: Starting at the base of your tongue, place a tongue cleaner/scraper flush against your tongue's surface and make slow sweeping strokes from the back to the front. You can start at either side of your tongue and work your way across to the other side. Depending on the tongue cleaner you are using, you might need to make three to four different swaths across your white tongue.

STEP 2: Once the surface debris from your white tongue has been removed, apply a small bead of toothpaste to the head of your tongue cleaner. Make sure your toothpaste does not contain Sodium Lauryl Sulfate because this ingredient will dry out your mouth.

STEP 3: Gently coat the surface of your tongue (as far back as possible without gagging yourself) with the toothpaste. This allows the toothpaste to penetrate below the surface of your tongue and neutralize those sulfur-producing anaerobic bacteria. Believe it or not, there are more bacteria in the rear of your tongue than in the front!

STEP 4: Once your tongue is coated, allow the toothpaste to stay on the surface of your tongue as long as you can. Up to 90 seconds is ideal. If you begin to cough, or your gag reflex kicks in, that's okay, just spit whenever you need to.

STEP 5: Ideally, it's best to leave the toothpaste on the surface of your tongue, while you brush your teeth normally.

Sir i consulted a dentist they fixed a root cap 5 years back as it is not proper they removed whole teeth and fixed another root cap for another teeth my colleagues are saying that due to root cap there is a chance of root cancer is it true?

MDS Endodontist
Dentist, Panchkula
There is nothing like root cancer. But definitely the term is root caries. If there is root caries we can restore it upto some extent. If u can send me the x ray of the tooth i can definitely help you.
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My problem is mouth ulcer, but i have no pain please give me treatment and safety precautions?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I will suggest you to take injection vitcofol 2cc intramuscularly every alternate days for five pricks
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Tongue blister/red side for last 4 months. Tell me solution for that. No contispation.

BDS, Non-Resident J.R. in Dept. of Orthodontics, Certified oral implantologist, Advanced Aesthetics, Digital Smile Designer
Dentist, Jammu
Do you ahve any sharp edged tooth lacerating your tongue? also start taking multivitamins for that (b-complex capsules) also start warm saline gargles everytime after meals to enhance healing.
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I have a problem in my teeth. I think it cavity. I brought a sensodine paste. Is it help full. Please tell. A tight proposal.

MDS Prosthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
I have a problem in my teeth. I think it cavity. I brought a sensodine paste. Is it help full. Please tell. A tight p...
Sensodyne will not cure the problem. Such cavities need to be filled by the dentist. Otherwise you will end up losing the tooth.
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MDS Prosthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Chandigarh
MISSING teeth should me replaced by artificial teeth within 2 weeks after extraction, otherwise it can lead to -
. Difficulty in chewing
. Affect the remaining healthy teeth
. Shrink the checks inside
. Difficulty in speech
If not replaced in time it gets difficult to get them in actual function again.

I have been suffering from tooh pain since thre days so please give me suggestion to loose my tooth pain?

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
I have been suffering from tooh pain since thre days so please give me suggestion to loose my tooth pain?
Hello,you can take homoeopathic medicine Plantago Q ( 10 drops in little water) thrice a day for 2 days
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Cavity in right gums, having pain, not eating properly. Not feel Friendly with doctors.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
Cavity in right gums, having pain, not eating properly. Not feel Friendly with doctors.
Too bad if you don't feel friendly with Drs who intend only to help you if you wish to b tt go to a dentist n get filling done you may require rct and cap.
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I'm telling very pain full my teeth too much paining since 2 days my teeth are looking yellow one teeth was crack its soo irritating I can't handle this pain please give me one solution help me urgent.

BDS, CDE Endo-Prostho, CDE - Cast Partial & Complete Dentures
Dentist, Pune
I'm telling very pain full my teeth too much paining since 2 days my teeth are looking yellow one teeth was crack its...
Hello you need to visit the dentist and get it checked. If there is a cavity get it filled. If there is infection to the root of tooth get it treated. For yellow teeth could be because of deposits on teeth surface or food lodged in between teeth. Visit a dentist and get your scaling and polishing done. Brush your teeth twice daily, night brushing is very important. Floss regularly. Rinse after every meal. Visit dentist every 6 months.
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My wisdom tooth is paining, after taking pain killers it's a bit fine. What do I do.

BDS
Dentist, Chandigarh
The wisdom teeth rarely erupt straight. They have gum tissue above them which gets swelled up if some food gets struck and as tooth is far behind brush can't reach there. This can lead to cavity in partially erupted tooth. So without examining it is difficult to pin point the cause. Any pain killer will relieve the pain but the reason of pain needs to be found and treated.
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I have teeth problems please tell me what I do. Brush time blood come out from my gums.

BDS (GOLD MEDALIST)
Dentist, Jamshedpur
I have teeth problems please tell me what I do. Brush time blood come out from my gums.
Bleeding gums is an indication of gum disease. Get scaling and polishing done for plaque removal. Rinse your mouth with chlorhexidine mouthwash. Brush regularly twice daily.
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Is it possible that you have a tooth abscess. But the tooth is all healthy from above the gum line. Or will the tooth change when it has abscess.

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Is it possible that you have a tooth abscess. But the tooth is all healthy from above the gum line. Or will the tooth...
Dear lybrate user, tooth abscess is usually accompanied with swelling, sensitivity to hot and cold and throbbing pain in the tooth or foul smell and salty taste in the mouth. The cause of abscess is tooth decay so the tooth involved is never healthy, it is decayed. The abscess needs to be drained and proper root canal treatment is required to prevent the infection from spreading to the jaw.
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The sensitive tooth issue was prevailing I past 1 years before and now again its started. During last time dentist suggested me Vantej tooth paste and mouth wash. I forgot the mouth wash name which is best one and shud I take tablet for the same. Pls suggest.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
The sensitive tooth issue was prevailing I past 1 years before and now again its started. During last time dentist su...
Tabs have no role u may start tooth paste again but after brush don't rinse for about five min n than rinse
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Hello Sir/Madam, My mother (63 yrs) is a CKD patient undergoing Peritoneal Dialysis (3 exchange/day). She is having pain in her tooth, so, I took her to a Dentist. He prescribed her Cefdiel 300 (twice daily for 5 days) and Dolonex Rapid (20 mg) twice daily for 2 days. My question is, are these medicines safe for my mother?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Hello Sir/Madam, 
My mother (63 yrs) is a CKD patient undergoing Peritoneal Dialysis (3 exchange/day). She is having ...
Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations (full mouth x-ray) to decide upon treatment. You may consult me in person. Dental tips: - visit a dentist every six months. Goggle 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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I have a habit of cracking my teeth (like continuously chewing motions) when I'm asleep, I was unaware of it until recently when it was pointed out to me. I worry that in the long term, this could affect my teeth and cause them to flatten, and already I can see that my canines have flattened considerably. I am unsure whether to consult a dentist or a sleep clinic in this regard, please advise a course of action.

BDS, MDS - Pediatric Dentistry , Certificate Course in Conscious Sedation
Dentist, Hyderabad
I have a habit of cracking my teeth (like continuously chewing motions) when I'm asleep, I was unaware of it until re...
Kindly see a dentist at the earliest. He will first make a bite-guard after which he/she will assess the cause for grinding and help you correct the same. Some common causes of grinding - stress, improper fillings/crowns with high-points (bite not set properly) etc.
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