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Dr. Sakthivel

MDS

Dentist, Chennai

6 Years Experience
Dr. Sakthivel MDS Dentist, Chennai
6 Years Experience
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Dr. Sakthivel is a popular Dentist in Neelankarai, Chennai. He has had many happy patients in his 6 years of journey as a Dentist. He has completed MDS . You can visit him at Kidz Smile Dental clinic in Neelankarai, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Sakthivel and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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MDS - Channai university - 2011
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When ever I sleep I used to get mouth fill with saliva or bad water (spit) type which also causes bad smell of mouth what is that and how to cure.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
When ever I sleep I used to get mouth fill with saliva or bad water (spit) type which also causes bad smell of mouth ...
Get scaling polishing done by a dentist than brush twice daily especially at night use betadine mouth wash drink plenty of water.
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Sir I have trouble to bad breath since 3 year I have found cavities in my mouth I concern many doctor but still that are failed to stopped my bad breath.

BDS
Dentist, Raipur
Kindly get scaling done and use mouth wash twice daily for 15 days. Get your cavities filled before further damage. Brush your teeth twice daily using correct brushing technique and also notice that you are not constipated most of the times as this is also one of the reasons for bad breath.
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I am 20 years old. I am having a problem of bleeding gums for the past two days. I smoke cigarette for past 4 months. I need your advice regarding this.

BDS
Dentist, Budaun
U r very early for smoking, you should leave this habit. And get scaling of the teeth n take one tab of vit c for one month.
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I have tooth decay problem. What should I do?

BDS
Dentist,
If the decay is not deep than you can go for filling of cement in the tooth or rct if the cavity is deep.
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I am losing my gums quisky so please help me. My gums can reduce. please give me suggestion for my gums.

MDS
Dentist, Sangli
I am losing my gums quisky so please help me. My gums can reduce. please give me suggestion for my gums.
Brush with soft bristled brush. Change your brush every month. Consult dentist and have gum flap surgery with bone graft to enhance gum health.
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I am 20 years old and I have a problem facing with mouth ulcer. Give some health tips.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I am 20 years old and I have a problem facing with mouth ulcer.
Give some health tips.
Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations to decide upon treatment. You may need coronoplasty (smoothen teeth edges) along with t. Rebagen 10, morning one tab & one at night for 5 days, c. Becosules 5 cap, for five days in the morning after meals. Hexigel ointment on the area of ulcer. Rinse your mouth thoroughly with a mouth wash after every meals. You may consult me in person. Dental tips: - visit a dentist every six months for cleaning and a thorough dental check-up. 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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My teeth breaks partially. A little part breaks What is its reason n what is the remedy of it.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
My teeth breaks partially. A little part breaks What is its reason n what is the remedy of it.
You may need cleaning, artificial enamel filling or root canal treatment with a cap. Advance procedures can be done with laser.
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I have gaps between my teeth so please suggest me what to do Because it makes me ugly in front of others.

Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
I have gaps between my teeth so please suggest me what to do
Because it makes me ugly in front of others.
It has treatment options like braces Or it can be closed cosmetically It all depends on the situation Better visit a dentist.
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BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Use fluoridated dental floss ideally before brushing and fluoridated mouthwash after brushing in order to prevent cavity between two teeth
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My tooth is aching badly can you suggest what to do??

Please use ketarol Dt tblt. u will get instant pain relief. Dissolve it in small glass of water and take it. After ur relieved from pain consult the doctor to know exact reason for pain.
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Dear. Sir. I am facing problem with stomach. Means digestion. When I use to eat food. After few minutes. I feal like food will come out from my mouth. This problem is happening from two months ago. Sir kindly suggest some medicine.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Dear. Sir. I am facing problem with stomach. Means digestion. When I use to eat food. After few minutes. I feal like ...
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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I clean my tongue every time I brush (1-2 times a day). A white sediment forms within half a day making me uncomfortable as it could lead to bad breath. Please advice on how to proceed. It has been there for almost 5 months now.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
I clean my tongue every time I brush (1-2 times a day). A white sediment forms within half a day making me uncomforta...
Hello, you can take homoeopathic medicine Antimonium Crud.30 (4 drops in little water) twice a day for a week and update.
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I have brushed morning and and splitted out blood will come into my mouth this is the second time what will happen.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I have brushed morning and and splitted out blood will come into my mouth this is the second time what will happen.
Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations with clinical examination to decide upon treatment. You may need deep cleaning along with surgical curettage or 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.
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Recently I noticed a symmetry in my TMJ. There is no pain, no clicking sound. How would it be treated? By braces or surgery? Your insight on my case would be really appreciated.

BHMS, MD - Alternate Medicine
Homeopath, Nagpur
Recently I noticed a symmetry in my TMJ. There is no pain, no clicking sound. How would it be treated? By braces or s...
If it is a structural abnormality & you have been observing lately you need to consult a cosmetic surgeon & if it is temporarily then you need to know soft tissue swelling which might be from parotids underlying gums or local skin. So first understand actual swelling & its origin confirm it then look for a treatment.
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“Look, Mom! I Have a Loose Tooth!

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
“Look, Mom! I Have a Loose Tooth!
It’s a pretty special moment when your child runs to you for the first time and tells you their tooth is loose. For a child, loose teeth means that they’ll be a big kid soon. For parents, it means their little one is growing up fast…maybe a little too fast. So what should you do when your child comes to you with the exciting news? Here are the things every parent should know about losing that first tooth.

When do kids start losing their baby teeth?
Children will lose their first tooth around age 6. They’ll continue to lose 3–4 teeth per year until they have lost all 20 of their baby teeth by about age 12.

Which teeth fall out first?
Baby teeth usually fall out in the order they came in. The front bottom teeth are often the first to go. The last teeth to fall out are usually the big molars in the back of the mouth.

Does losing a tooth hurt?
Losing a tooth shouldn’t hurt very much. If it is very painful, it probably means that your child is trying to pull a tooth that’s not quite ready to come out. If the pain gets bad, you can put an over-the-counter, pain-relieving gel on the gum surrounding the tooth. Make sure it’s for children, and don’t use it too much or too often.

Should I pull a loose tooth?
The short answer is no. It can tear the gum tissue around the tooth and cause injury. Allow your child to gently wiggle their tooth. But tell them they should let a tooth fall out on its own.

What happens if my child swallows their tooth?
Nothing, really. Accidentally swallowing a tooth isn’t a big deal. It will simply pass through the body.

Will there be a lot of blood when my child loses their tooth?
There shouldn’t be very much blood at all. When there is a lot of blood, it is usually caused by forcing a tooth out before it is ready. To stop bleeding, have your child bite down on gauze, cotton ball or a clean cloth until the bleeding slows.

When do permanent teeth start to grow in?
Usually it takes a few weeks for the permanent tooth to begin to poke through. It will take a few months more for the tooth to fully grow in.

What to do when i see a permanent tooth erupting before the baby tooth has fallen out?
You need to visit your dentist and get a examination done for your child. In some cases it may be advisable to remove the baby tooth to make way for the permanent one.
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Sir my teeth are yellow even though brush properly. Please provide me solution to make my teeth white?

Certification in Full Mouth Rehabilitation, Post-Graduate Certificate in Oral Implantology (PGCOI), M.Sc - Master of Oral Implantology (MOI), Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Rajkot
Sir my teeth are yellow even though brush properly. Please provide me solution to make my teeth white?
Get your teeth clean by the dentist and also the bleaching treatment if require by that treatment you will get good white teeth
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Sir mera aage ka 2 teeth 1 niche hai or 1upper hai mujhe orthofixed tratment karwana hai mere teeth ke bich me koie gap nhi hai doctor bol raha hai ki upper ka 2 teeth ukharana hoga sir ye sahi bol rahe hai doctor.

PERIODONTIST, B.D.S.
Dentist, Navi Mumbai
Sir mera aage ka 2 teeth 1 niche hai or 1upper hai mujhe orthofixed tratment karwana hai mere teeth ke bich me koie g...
Namste lybrate-user, aapake doctor sahi bol rahe hai. Apane abhi batata hai ki teeth ke bich me koi gap nahi hai to agar teeth ko ek line me lane ke liye jagah banani padegi na. Ye jagah upper ke 2 teeth nikal kar ban sakati hai aur treatment khatam hone tak vo gap bhi bhar jayega.
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Mere teeth jyada bahar aaye hue hai to kya me unhe bina remove kiye giswa sakata hun Pls.

BDS
Dentist, Mohali
Mere teeth jyada bahar aaye hue hai to kya me unhe bina remove kiye giswa sakata hun
Pls.
Jo daant bahar hote hain unhe giswana nahi chahiye. Uska ilaaj taar ke saath daant andar karna hota hai. Ap apne nazdiki Orthodontist ka pata kar sakte ho. Orthodontist woh doctor hota hai jo taar (wire) ya surgery ki madad se daanton ko ek line mein karta hai.... is ilaaj ko 2-3 saal b lag sakte hain....
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Extraction Is It the End or Beginning of a Dental Problems?

BDS, Masters in Immediate Loading Implants, Digital Smile Degin , Fellowship in Implantology
Dentist, Gurgaon
Extraction Is It the End or Beginning of a Dental Problems?

Removal of teeth is gradually not the first option for a lot of dental issues. However, a large number of dental infections and other causes end in extraction. The front teeth, because of their visibility, are more likely to be replaced. The back teeth often go un-replaced, though they play a higher role in terms of food digestion and function. In many patients, reasons for impaired bite and crooked tooth are traced back to failure to replace a removed tooth. (Learn more to maintain healthy teeth)

Let us look at the some of the issues as a result of not replacing a missing tooth:

  1. Reduced chewing/digestive efficiency: The back teeth play a significant role in chewing the food and contributing to the initial stage of digestion. The salivary enzymes play a significant role in digestion when the food is chewed and removal of back teeth tends to make people swallow food faster than if good amount of chewing were to happen. Studies show that loss of each posterior tooth (molars especially) reduces tooth efficiency by 10%.
  2. Malocclusion: A malocclusion happens due to the empty space created, into which 3 teeth are trying to move. The tooth before and after the empty space tend to slowly tilt towards the empty space in between. Also, the opposing upper or lower tooth supra erupts into this space.  Each tooth plays a critical role in maintaining the adjacent and opposing tooth in place, which is lost when a tooth is not replaced after removal.
  3. Bone loss: The tooth also is essential for maintaining healthy bone, and if not replaced, it can lead to accelerated loss of alveolar bone.  Good bone support is very essential for construction of dentures, especially in old age, when complete dentures which are almost always removable need to be done. This is true especially in the lower teeth, where denture retention is a big challenge.
  4. Extra pressure on other teeth: Not replacing a tooth puts additional pressure on the remaining teeth, leading to accelerated bone loss and wearing off of the enamel.
  5. Esthetics: There will be a sinking in of the face when back teeth are not replaced, leading to a puckering.

So, the next time, tooth loss is inevitable, ensure you plan how to replace it in the earliest possible time period. The more it is delayed, the more difficult it is to replace it and the more expensive it will turn out for the patient. Fixed dentures or removable dentures can be the options, depending on age, food habits, finances, etc. Implants also could be another option, which is the new-age solution for replacing teeth.  A detailed discussion with your dentist, ahead of removal will help you plan better. (know more for Nutrition and Dental Health)

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Paraesthesia: Causes & Treatments

MDS , BDS
Dentist, Delhi
Paraesthesia: Causes & Treatments

Often paraesthesia is caused due to the needle injury. When the dentist inserts the needle for a block, the patient might experience a sharp sensation on the tongue equivalent to that of an electric shock. This is known as paraesthesia and is defined as a change in the sensation or anesthesia that is persistent and the duration generally extends. This condition cannot be prevented and is a complication in some patients who undergo a dental treatment. Though it is commonly seen in the implant therapy, paraesthesia is more of a dental malpractice.

The feeling of the electric shock is felt when the needle comes in close contact with a nearby nerve. This is enough to develop paraesthesia. Severing of the nerves with a local anesthesia and small gauge needle is uncommon. The exact cause of paresthesia has not been ruled out, but it is believed that the block happens because of using 4% solutions of local anesthesias. In case a paresthesia occurs, then it usually gets resolved within some days, weeks or months, but if it lasts for more than 6-9 months, then it is considered to be permanent.

When the paraesthesia is due to a surgical trauma, then getting help from an oral and maxillofacial surgeon is recommended. They assess that if a surgical intervention can be used to fix the problem. In case the paraesthesia is due to the anesthesia given locally by the dentist, then he/she does the following:

  1. Patient Management: Reassurance of the patient is must as they get jittery about the situation. The dentist often speaks about the condition with the patient personally. The patient is made to understand how a paraesthesia might have occurred and how much time it would take to resolve. This is also recorded in the patient book so as to avoid any such incidents in the future.
  2. Examination of the patient: The dentist should discuss the whole phenomenon and procedure of how paraesthesia can take place. It is important to let the patient know that the condition subsides, but it might take some time. The extent and the degree of paraesthesia should be assessed and the findings should be noted in the examination records.
  3. Follow up with patient: It is the dentist's duty to keep a tab on the follow up with the patient. The patient should go for a re-checkup within 1 month of developing a paraesthesia and then again in 1-2 month intervals. The visits could be more and can last until the paraesthesia completely resolves. Improving signs and symptoms usually promise that the paraesthesia is getting better. If paraesthesia is still persistent, then help from an oral and maxillofacial surgeon should be taken for a surgical approach.
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