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Dr. Sandhya Arunkumar

Dentist, Chennai

200 at clinic
Dr. Sandhya Arunkumar Dentist, Chennai
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Dr. Sandhya Arunkumar is a renowned Dentist in Ambikapuram, Chennai. You can visit her at Aruns Dental Art in Ambikapuram, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Sandhya Arunkumar on Lybrate.com.

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Hey I m gaurav I want to know about my mouth. Teeth has a pain so tell me solution for it.

Advanced Aesthetics, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Hey I m gaurav I want to know about my mouth. Teeth has a pain so tell me solution for it.
Hi, There are various reasons for tooth pain. You need to visit to dentist for a check-up and get some x-rays done to get exact cause and solution of your problem. Regards Dr. Krinita Motwani's Dental Clinic
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On March 3, I suddenly had mouth ulcer (may be due to fish bone). Then the doctor gave antibiotic for it. And after 2 days I had chill shiver and the next I had body rash covering my chest at ist and den face back and abdomen and hand and also legs and itchy rash with swollen lymph nodes near my ear. The swollen became normal within a week. From then I used to feel tired at times I used to have muscle twitched with localised body heats in different parts. Then I had pain in my muscles and joint which now became normal. And I have thus often, tightness feel in throat which goes away. But one thing was common, the tiredness, its always the same till now with muscle pain near the top right and left corners of my chest. In bright sunlight I have blurry visions. I showed doctor twice and and had to do cbc test, RA, widal test, urine test, hepatitis test which all came normal. All tests was done 4 months ago. Recently I did ANA test which came 1: 64 as negative. I just do not know why this malaise is not going. And yesterday I did CBC again. Where everything was fine and healthy except two. RBC count was 6.10 in the range 4.50-5.50 and MCV was low as 79 in the range 80-100 and the same thing was in earlier cbc test but one of the physician I showed, he said its normal.

BDS
Dentist, Lucknow
On March 3, I suddenly had mouth ulcer (may be due to fish bone). Then the doctor gave antibiotic for it. And after 2...
You are faving these problems due to anaemia as your hemoglobin is low. And the rash you had may due to antibiotic that you took you may be having unknown allergy of that drug. For other problems I will suggest you to go and see any good physician so he can give you right medication for anaemia. Once your anaemia is cured your problem will be solved.
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My son is 11 months old n has 4 developing teeth. The upoer two teeth are black stained. The lower teeth r too small to observe any stain. Please advise how to remove/avoid stain. N also cause of the stain.

BDS
Dentist, Kharagpur
My son is 11 months old n has 4 developing teeth. The upoer two teeth are black stained. The lower teeth r too small ...
I think it is nursing bottle caries. You should clean you son's milk tooth with warm saline water in everytime after taking food. And consult your nearest pedodontist in kolkata.
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Hi doctor, I am having bleeding from when I brush the teeth in morning. What is the reason for it. What is precaution to eliminate this problem. From 2 days I got pain in teeth. Today I got swollen on left hand side of mouth where teeth pain. What medicine is there for teeth pain kill and make swollen out.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Hi doctor,
I am having bleeding from when I brush the teeth in morning.
What is the reason for it.
What is precaution...
- use a soft toothbrush -- and brush properly! brush your teeth for at least two minutes twice a day and after meals. Hard brushing can further damage the soft tissues of your mouth. - floss at least once a day and be sure to floss beyond the gum line to remove more plaque. - control bleeding by applying pressure to the area with a cold compress. - rinse with salt water or hydrogen peroxide to keep the area clean. Avoid mouthwashes that contain alcohol, which can dry out your mouth. - stay away from smoking and other tobacco products, which can aggravate bleeding gums. - eat a balanced diet and limit snacking between meals. Carbohydrates and sugars feed dental plaque. - try an oral irrigation device, commonly known as a" water pick, to clear debris from around the gum line. - you may need deep cleaning along with surgical curettage or gum strengthening procedure. Use pepsodent tooth paste & gum paint for 2 to 3 weeks. Advance procedures can be done with laser.
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Sir, I m suffering from teeth payria since two year, what I have to do for it. Please suggest me.

BDS
Dentist, Agra
Sir, I m suffering from teeth payria since two year, what I have to do for it. Please suggest me.
You need to get full mouth scaling and root planing done by a dentist. And maintain your oral hygiene thereafter by using mouthwash, flossing, etc.
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I am a 30 year old male & I have 2 problem wright now 1. Bad smell is coming from my mouth. 2. Hydraucil without surgery, is there any natural treatment.

BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
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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I want to know the general cost of getting a braces. Its duration. Will it change the shape of my mouth?

Certification In Smile Makeover, BDS
Dentist,
I want to know the general cost of getting a braces. Its duration. Will it change the shape of my mouth?
The cost depends on the case. Ranging from 15 thousand to 40 thousand. Duration also ranges from 1 year to 2 year its done for aligning the teeth in correct way.
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I have a gum boil. Right now painless,but of the size of a pea.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), BDS
Dentist,
Its not at all something which should be ignored, specially if u r a diabetic. Please get an xray done at the earliest
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I am 27 year old. My mouth and my body get bad smell. I am daily two times routine and bathing also. But smell is come usually. I am so irritate feeling. Pls help me. This problem so long time from childhood. Pls help me.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I am 27 year old. My mouth and my body get bad smell. I am daily two times routine and bathing also. But smell is com...
•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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I have a mouth ulcers in 2-3 days and also redness in mouth please suggest a medicine.

BDS (GOLD MEDALIST)
Dentist, Jamshedpur
I have a mouth ulcers in 2-3 days and also redness in mouth please suggest a medicine.
There are so many cause of Mouth ulcer .Apply metro gel ointment.Rinse your mouth three times after each meal. Take multivitamin capsule once daily. Go for proper investigation to rule out the cause of ulcers.
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My teeth needs a root canal but I don't want any pain where can I get a dentist with numbness spray. I live at vasai, thane.

BDS
Dentist, Delhi
My teeth needs a root canal but I don't want any pain where can I get a dentist with numbness spray. I live at vasai,...
We try to do painless treatment and we r in delhi vasantkunj. Rct is completely a painless procedure.
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Sir. I am 25 year old and I have irregular teeth, what would be the cast for making in good shape?

BDS
Dentist, Agra
Sir. I am 25 year old and I have irregular teeth, what would be the cast for making in good shape?
You can go with orthodontic treatment to get your teeth aligned. This is done using braces. There are two types- metal and ceramic braces. If you r concerned about aesthetics you can opt for the second one that is ceramic or invisible braces.
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Sir, my daughter age 9 years, her milk teeths are not gone. Permanent teeths found, they are unable to come out. What should I do?

Certified BPS Dentist, Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Raipur
Sometimes it happens that the permanent teeth start erupting behind the milk teeth. In such cases its better to get those particular milk teeth extracted.
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Hi doctor I am 18 yrs old. I am suffering from mouth ulcer after every 15 to 16 days so what can I do to overcome this problem permanently.

Advanced Aesthetics, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Hi doctor I am 18 yrs old. I am suffering from mouth ulcer after every 15 to 16 days so what can I do to overcome thi...
Hi, there are various reasons for mouth ulcers it could be because of spicy food, medications, bad digestion, eating hard food etc. You can go for professional check up to get the exact cause and solution for the same. Regards
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I have very yellow teeth and I want to get them cleaned. Can you please suggest any home remedy to get my teeth white back again.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I have very yellow teeth and I want to get them cleaned. Can you please suggest any home remedy to get my teeth white...
The simplest method of removing minor surface stains is polishing, or micro-abrasion if staining is more intrinsic. Provided that your discolouration is not due to inadequate enamel exposing the dentin, tooth whitening (bleaching) is often the most effective treatment for yellow stained teeth. Advance procedures can be done with laser. Use snowdent tooth paste for whitening until then. Apply snowdent paste on the teeth. Wait for 10 to 15 min. Then brush your teeth with the same paste. Applying it overnight for better results.
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Dear sir, I had recently undergone wisdom tooth extraction and was advised amoxycillin 625 for few days after that I am having mouth ulcers have taken b casolues but not benefitted from it please advise as my condition has agravated.

BDS, MDS
Dentist, Delhi
Amoxycillin can cause mouth ulceration in some patients. In addition to becasule capsules you can apply any anesthetic gel 3 to 4 times a day to get immediate relief from ulcer pain.
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Is flossing good for teeth? And does it create gaps in teeth? And are floss picks good?

BDS
Dentist, Pune
Is flossing good for teeth? And does it create gaps in teeth? And are floss picks good?
Yess flossing is a very good habit & it shud b done by everyone everyday after everymeal. Your toothbrush is not able to clean the spaces in between the teeth that thoroughly, that's y you need to do flossing & yes it does not create any space between the teeth because its very very less in thickness, just like a thread, but yes using toothpicks or pins in between the teeth can definately increase the spaces in between your tooth.
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Periodontitis: How to deal with it?

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Periodontitis: How to deal with it?

Periodontitis is a serious gum infection that damages the soft tissue and destroys the bone that supports your teeth. Periodontitis can cause tooth loss or worse, an increased risk of heart attack or stroke and other serious health problems.

Periodontitis is common but largely preventable. Periodontitis is usually the result of poor oral hygiene. Brushing at least twice a day, flossing daily and getting regular dental checkups can greatly reduce your chance of developing periodontitis.

In most cases, periodontitis is preventable. It is usually caused by poor dental hygiene.

Signs and Symptoms of Periodontitis

  • Swollen gums
  • Bright red or purplish gums
  • Gums that feel tender when touched
  • Gums that pull away from your teeth (recede), making your teeth look longer than normal
  • New spaces developing between your teeth
  • Pus between your teeth and gums
  • Bad breath
  • Bad taste in your mouth
  • Loose teeth
  • A change in the way your teeth fit together when you bite

Risk Factors

Factors that can increase your risk of periodontitis include:

  • Gingivitis
  • Heredity
  • Poor oral health habits
  • Tobacco use
  • Diabetes
  • Older age
  • Decreased immunity, such as that occurring with leukemia, HIV/AIDS or chemotherapy
  • Poor nutrition
  • Certain medications
  • Hormonal changes, such as those related to pregnancy or menopause
  • Substance abuse
  • Poor-fitting dental restorations
  • Problems with the way your teeth fit together when biting

Treatments

Non-Surgical Treatments:

If periodontitis isn't advanced, treatment may involve less invasive procedures, including:

  • Scaling. Scaling removes tartar and bacteria from your tooth surfaces and beneath your gums.
  • Root Planing. Root planing smoothes the root surfaces, discouraging further buildup of tartar and bacterial endotoxin.
  • Antibiotics. Your periodontist or dentist may recommend using topical or oral antibiotics to help control bacterial infection.

Surgical Treatments:

If you have advanced periodontitis, your gum tissue may not respond to non-surgical treatments and good oral hygiene. In that case, periodontitis treatment may require dental surgery, such as:

  • Flap surgery (pocket reduction surgery): The healthcare professional performs flap surgery to remove calculus in deep pockets, or to reduce the pocket so that keeping it clean is easier. The gums are lifted back and the tartar is removed. The gums are then sutured back into place so they fit closely to the tooth. After surgery, the gums will heal and high tightly around the tooth. In some cases the teeth may eventually seem longer than they used to.
  • Bone and tissue grafts: This procedure helps regenerate bone or gum tissue that has been destroyed. With bone grafting, new natural or synthetic bone is placed where bone was lost, promoting bone growth.

In a procedure called 'guided tissue regeneration', a small piece of mesh-like material is inserted between the gum tissue and bone. This stops the gum from growing into bone space, giving the bone and connective tissue a chance to regrow.

The dentist may also use special proteins (growth factors) that help the body regrow bone naturally.

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Odor smell is coming from my mouth. I want to get rid of bad smell that comes from my mouth. What should I do?

Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Odor smell is coming from my mouth. I want to get rid of bad smell that comes from my mouth. What should I do?
You need to get scaling (cleaning) done so as to remove all the plaque and calculus, the gum bleeding, pus (if any) and bad breath would regress over a period of 10-15 days. Also do clean your tongue properly and use a good mouthwash as well.
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Super fact of the day - 22nd October, 2015

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Super fact of the day - 22nd October, 2015
Super Fact of the Day: Unlike other organs, your tooth cannot repair itself.

The outermost layer of the tooth is an 'enamel' which is NOT a living tissue and therefore it can’t repair itself. That's something your dentist has to struggle with!

Would you like to share this interesting fact with family or friends? Go ahead and click on 'Share'.
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