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Dr. Ramana Kumar

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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning....more
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Dr. Ramana Kumar is a renowned Dentist in Mylapore, Chennai. You can visit her at Dental Clinic Mylapore in Mylapore, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Ramana Kumar on Lybrate.com.

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I have I little white mark on tongue. When I eat my food it felt too much chill then other part. What is this?

BDS
Dentist, Noida
I have I little white mark on tongue. When I eat my food it felt too much chill then other part. What is this?
You need to get the white patch evaluated at the earliest for you to rule out any major changes which can develop at a later stage. Depending on the site & size even biopsies are possible with minimum discomfort. Good luck sir!
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दांतो की देखभाल क्यों जरूरी है ?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Faridabad
दांतो की देखभाल क्यों जरूरी है ?

ये तो  हमारी साधारण जानकारी है कि दांतो की कैविटी एंड मसूड़ो की बीमारियों से अच्छे से ध्यान रखने से बचाया जा सकता है| यह सिर्फ बड़े लोगो के लिए ही नहीं बल्कि छोटे शिशुओ के लिए भी जरूरी है | 

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What should be done my grandmother's inner teeth is paining so much, Please help.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Ahmedabad
What should be done my grandmother's inner teeth is paining so much, Please help.
Vague question please consult your dentist prescribing medicines hafazardly might cause more harm then good.
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Hello. I am suffering from vomiting problem. Everyday when I woke up and at the time of brushing my teeth I am feeling vomiting. Please help me Thanks.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Hello. I am suffering from vomiting problem. Everyday when I woke up and at the time of brushing my teeth I am feelin...
The vomit sensation you are talking about is known as Gag Reflex. It is a protective mechanism of the human body to avoid the entrance of any unwanted material down the throat. In your case, you are experiencing the reflex while brushing, that means your brushing pattern might be wrong. You are taking your brush to much deeper areas than required. Also, you might not be cleaning your tongue properly. Visit your dentist and ask him about some correct brushing patterns and start using a tongue cleaner. Whenever you experience gag try to focus on some other activity or object, such as your big toe. It diverts you and thus the gag stops. Avoid mouth breathing, that increases the gag. If the problem persists even after changing your brushing/cleaning pattern and avoiding mouth breathing there is more to it. Pay a visit to both your dentist and gasteroenterologist.
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There is a cavity in my tooth and I feel sensitivity whenever I take cold water or sweets. What should I do?

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
There is a cavity in my tooth and I feel sensitivity whenever I take cold water or sweets. What should I do?
Please use sensodyne pro enamel tooth paste regularly and get the cavity filled at the earliest by visiting a dental surgeon.
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BDS, Certified Implantologist
Dentist, Delhi
If you wear dentures, general rule is to: brush, soak, brush. Always clean your dentures over a bowl of water or a folded towel in case you drop them. Brush your dentures before soaking, to help remove any food debris. Using an effervescent denture cleaner will help remove stubborn stains and leave your denture feeling fresher.
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Hello doctor, I have a broken teeth in front, composite was done 7 years ago and it was going fine. It came out today as I was having meal. What shall I do?

MDS, BDS
Dentist, Pune
Hello doctor, I have a broken teeth in front, composite was done 7 years ago and it was going fine. It came out today...
Get your composite filling done again but if it comes out again and again then you may have to go for a ceramic crown.
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Hi Dentist, From couple of days I facing a problem. My front bottom teeth (3) are shaking. Also I have some gaps between the teeth. So I need the recommendations from you end.

B.D.S
Dentist, Kolkata
Hi Dentist,
From couple of days I facing a problem.
My front bottom teeth (3) are shaking. Also I have some gaps betw...
U sud undergo scaling first. If you rr degree of mobility z less. U can go fr splinting followed by scaling.
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I am 16 years old and I am having ulcers in the mouth since last 5-6 days. I have been eating tablets like B-capsule and Riboflavin together with Zytee mouth paint but it's having no effect. So what can I do in such situation?

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
I am 16 years old and I am having ulcers in the mouth since last 5-6 days. I have been eating tablets like B-capsule ...
Generally an ulcer stays in the mouth for about 7-10 days. You can apply dologel ct on the ulcers for relief.
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How Breathing Through the Mouth Affects Oral Health in Children

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
How Breathing Through the Mouth Affects Oral Health in Children

Mouth breathing in children is very common and while a kid with open mouth might seem cute, it is not always the case. The parents need to be made aware that a child breathing through the mouth all the time is not normal and it is high time they find a way to manage it.

A little understanding of the effects of the mouth breathing habit on the child's health in general and oral health in particular can be an eye-opener for the parent. For an educated person, there are obvious symptoms, which indicate that the child is a mouth-breather.

These symptoms include:

  1. Dryness of the lips
  2. Crowding of the front teeth
  3. Snoring
  4. Sleeping with the mouth open
  5. Recurrent infections of the airways including sinusitis and middle ear infections
  6. Bad breath

Common causes include:

  1. Chronic nasal obstruction/congestion because of which the child is not able to get enough oxygen through the nose.
  2. Enlarged tonsils or adenoids
  3. Thumb or finger-sucking habit
  4. Recurrent respiratory infections

Effects of mouth breathing on oral health:

Mouth breathing may seem like a harmless habit, but has serious effects on the oral and dental health of the child. Some of them are discussed below.

  1. Dry mouth: A constantly open mouth can lead to drying up of the saliva. This in turn leads to reduced effects of saliva including the flushing effect on the bacteria and the food deposits. This leads to increased chances of tooth decay and gum diseases.
  2. Tooth decay: With reduced saliva, the pH remains acidic for a longer period of time, leading to increased chances of tooth decay.
  3. Gum diseases: Reduced amounts of saliva also leads to increased gum disease and periodontal disease as the bacteria are not removed and have a conducive environment to act upon.
  4. Facial development: A mouth breathing child maintains a different posture than a nose breather. This leads to a narrow and long face, flattened nose, smaller nostrils, reduced facial tone, thin upper lip, pouty upper lip, and a small lower jaw.
  5. Speech: An open mouth causes the tongue to thrust into the palate when talking. This leads to altered pronunciation of some sounds; especially and can cause lisping.
  6. Braces: Mouth breathing causes multiple challenges including prolonged treatment period, inability to close the gaps, reduced stability of the realigned teeth, and increased chances of relapse. The added complication of increased gum disease and tooth decay makes it worse. The habit needs to be corrected first before going in for braces.

If that sounds like a long list, they are not all inclusive. Early intervention in the habit can correct and negate all these effects. Talk to your dentist to know how to help your mouth breathing child.

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My wife is suffering from high BP since last 10 years. Her bp pattern remains in range 170/90 for about one month. We have been monitoring regularly at home. She takes a pill LODOS 2.5. Also she has been taking garlic pills. However it never reduces below this level. She is quite reluctant to visit a doctor. Also she has lost 70%of her teeth still she does nt want to visit dental surgeon for treatment. Is this could be a reason for her high blood pressure. Please help.

BDS
Dentist,
My wife is suffering from high BP since last 10 years. Her bp pattern remains in range 170/90 for about one month. We...
Hii. The antihypertensive drugs can be the cause for the loss of teeth. Actually what happens is the antihypertensive drugs causes increase in the size of gingiva. Leading to difficulties in maintaining proper oral hygiene. That eventually leads to tooth loss.
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My friend recently had his chipped tooth fixed but he has started chewing gutkha again. I'm concerned and I wanna know the consequences of this action.

BDS, Master of Hospital Administration
Dentist, Patna
My friend recently had his chipped tooth fixed but he has started chewing gutkha again. I'm concerned and I wanna kno...
Gutkha causes following diseases and condtions. 1. Attrition and de mineralization 2. Carcinoma (cancer) 3. Oesophagial irritation and ulceration. 4. Gastric problems 5. Peptic ulcer 6. Stains and discolouration of teeth. 7. Psychological disorders and CNS hypo function. 8. Poor oral hygiene 9. Pocket and periodontal diseases. 10. Infections and Adverse reactions. 11. Leukoplakia 12. OSMF reduced mouth opening 13. Erythroplakia 14. Pulpitis 3.
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I have bad breath problem my mouth is smelling very bad I did scaling brush my teeth and tongue properly thrice a day and also visited a doctor but no response I got. I have nose allergy but not sinus.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I have bad breath problem my mouth is smelling very bad I did scaling brush my teeth and tongue properly thrice a day...
•Eat a healthy, balanced diet and avoid eating strongly flavoured or spicy food. •Cut down on sugary food and drink, as it can increase the amount of bacteria in your mouth. •Reduce your alcohol consumption. •Stop smoking. •Cut down on coffee. •Drink plenty of water to help prevent your mouth becoming dry. •Chew sugar-free gum after eating, to stimulate the flow of saliva. This will help clean away any remaining food particles. •Don't use toothpaste to clean your dentures, as it can scratch the surface and cause stains. •Clean your dentures thoroughly using soap and lukewarm water, denture cream or a denture-cleaning tablet. •Use a separate toothbrush to clean your dentures. •Make sure you visit your dentist for regular check-ups. Having regular dental check-ups will ensure that any plaque is removed from your teeth, particularly in areas that are difficult to reach. •Your dentist can recommend the best way to clean your teeth and gums, and point out areas you might be missing. They can also identify any signs of gum disease and ensure early treatment. •Gastritis, lung & sinus infection may also be the cause of bad smell in the mouth. 90% of bad breath is due to a dirty tongue. •If your bad breath is caused by a gastrointestinal problem, such as an H. Pylori infection or gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD), you may be referred to a gastroenterologist. •Persistent bad breath or a bad taste in the mouth may be a warning sign of gum (periodontal) disease. Gum disease is caused by the buildup of plaque on teeth. •You may need deep cleaning & fill tooth cavities with artificial enamel filling. Rinse your mouth thoroughly with a mouth wash until then. Advance procedures can be done with laser too.
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My mouth smells very dirty all the time. My teeth are yellow always. What should I do to overcome this?

BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
My mouth smells very dirty all the time. My teeth are yellow always. What should I do to overcome this?
Bad breath can be reduced or prevented if you: - practice good oral hygiene. - Brush twice a day with fluoride toothpaste to remove food debris and plaque. - Don't forget to brush the tongue, too. - Replace your toothbrush every 2 to 3 months or after an illness. - Use floss or an interdental cleaner to remove food particles and plaque between teeth once a day. - See your dentist regularly -- at least twice a year. He or she will conduct an oral exam and professional teeth cleaning and will be able to detect and treat periodontal disease, dry mouth, or other problems that may be the cause of bad mouth odor. - Drink lots of water. This will keep your mouth moist. - Chewing gum (preferably sugarless) stimulates the production of saliva, which helps wash away food particles and bacteria.
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My mouth opens only 1 cm due to pan masala tobbaco I want my mouth full open. What to do? please advise.

LCPS, BAM&S
General Physician, Pune
This is a condition that can lead to cancer of mouth. See a maxillo-facial surgeon immediately. Don't waste a minute also. Reach nearest big hospital. Urgentlly
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Pain on lower right molar tooth while chewing and senstivity with hot and cold please recommend any medication for pain and infection regards.

Certification in Full Mouth Rehabilitation, Post-Graduate Certificate in Oral Implantology (PGCOI), M.Sc - Master of Oral Implantology (MOI), Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Rajkot
Pain on lower right molar tooth while chewing
and senstivity with hot and cold please recommend any medication for pa...
Only Medicine dont work properly i guess.Go for proper treatment still you can use anti sensitivity fluoridated paste for hot and cold sensitivity.
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I have a swollen gum above the wisdom tooth, its very painful, applied gum care lotion, can you suggest some antibiotic.

BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
I have a swollen gum above the wisdom tooth, its very painful, applied gum care lotion, can you suggest some antibiotic.
it is called as pericoronitis. . if swelling is not there in jaw or cheek ,treat it by rinsing your mouth with warm salt water. You should also make sure that the gum flap has no food trapped under it. If the pain and inflammation are severe, or if the pericoronitis recurs, oral surgery to have the gum flap or wisdom tooth removed may be necessary.
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I have got tooth decay at the age of 11-12. Now I am of 20. It pains very much. What should I do? Please suggest.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I have got tooth decay at the age of 11-12. Now I am of 20. It pains very much. What should I do? Please suggest.
Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations to decide upon treatment. You may need root canal treatment. You may consult me in person too. 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.
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