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Dr. Selva Kumar

Dentist, Chennai

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My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well....more
My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well.
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Dr. Selva Kumar is an experienced Dentist in Valasaravakkam, Chennai. She is currently practising at ALV Jayas Dental Care in Valasaravakkam, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Selva Kumar on Lybrate.com.

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Hi, I have pain in my teeth. Please advise. What I do?

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Hi, I have pain in my teeth. Please advise. What I do?
I can't prescribe any home remedy to you so consult a dentist sou can get a proper ttreatment on time.

My mouth smell every now and then and my teeth are yellow and I brush my teeth regularly what to do? is there any medical toothpaste.

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My mouth smell every now and then and my teeth are yellow and I brush my teeth regularly what to do? is there any med...
Kindly get scaling and polishing done and use mouth wash twice daily for 15 days. Also notice that you are not constipated most of the times as this is also one of the reasons for bad breath. Brush your teeth twice daily using correct brushing technique.

I am 24 years old, From my mouth bad smells coming! How can I avoid that? Please help me.

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I am 24 years old, From my mouth bad smells coming! How can I avoid that? Please help me.
Kindly get scaling done and use mouth wash twice daily for 15 days. Brush your teeth twice daily using correct brushing technique to maintain your oral hygiene. 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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School going children should have annual dental check-ups.

I have general discomfort and pain while I open the jaw (left side). When my jaw is closed I feel a weird kind of dullness and heaviness on my left face (including my eyes). My temples almost always hurt on palpation (both). Even my eyebrows hurt when I press them. (Sharp pain). My jaw deviates a little sometimes when I open it, though at other times it is not noticeable. Also opening of the jaw isn' t as smooth as it used to be, I have make conscious effort to open the jaw and while I open it, it hurts. I have been suspecting TMJ disorder, but couldn' t make out if it is muscle related or bone related. Also, could it be TN? I am 24 year old male and have been suffering from it since last 6 months.

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Without complete history and clinical examination it is very difficult to make a confirmatory diagnosis. Looks like tmj disorder it needs further evaluation. Muscle relaxants, hot water fermentation, physiotherapy, jaw exercise helps to certain extent but permanent solution will be using occlusal splints visit tmj specialist. If you have teeth clenching habit it should be corrected, if you are under stress destress yourself. Avoid chewing hard food.

I have teeth gap problem maybe 2+ mm and my age is 23. Can You suggest me what should I do?

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I have teeth gap problem maybe 2+ mm and my age is 23. Can You suggest me what should I do?
Hello, you should consult a dentist, he will advice you about the dental braces and its procedure. Thanks.

I am 21 years old but till now my front teeth not fallen but in that 1 teeth has fallen and it is growing little bit I am worried about that there is any solution.

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Get an xray done. It is advisable to get it extracted and then replace with false teeth which can be fixed or removable. You can plan your cosmetic smile by cosmetic smile designing.

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Flossing is as important as brushing on a daily basis. Taking the floss all the way down to the point where the teeth and gums meet is the appropriate way of doing it.

I am having yellow teeth what should I do?

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I am having yellow teeth what should I do?
Hi naturally teeth colour varies from white to yellowish white. If you have stains on teeth surface you should go for bleaching. You can also try this remedy at home. Mix lemon juice and baking soda, rub on stained surface and rinse. Repeat this once in a week. Or mix salt and tooth powder and clean up with it daily.

What are the harmful effects of tooth decay?

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What are the harmful effects of tooth decay?
Tooth decay when untreated spreads to bone at times causing osteomyelitis or cellulities but not all cases leads to that extremes. Coz until than the patient goes to the treatment due to severe pain.

Oral fibrosis my mouth is not opening properly take medicine please help sir madam.

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Oral fibrosis my mouth is not opening properly take medicine please help sir madam.
You should completely stop tabacco , gutkha chewing habit. Eat more red tomatoes , fruits and green vegetables. Do mouth excercise like filling of air in balloon. Avoid hot and spicy food. Consult to dentist for more investigation.

I have yellow teeth for 1 month. What should I do?

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I have yellow teeth for 1 month.
What should I do?
Cause of discoloration ? Smoking, coffee, tea, drugs, aging, staining food (wine, blueberry, etc) genetics. Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations to decide upon treatment. You may need deep cleaning along with whitening (bleaching) procedures and / or artificial enamel filling. 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. You may consult me in person. . 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.

I brush daily but when I drink water I feel vary cold in teeth and smell come from the mouth please help me.

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I brush daily but when I drink water I feel vary cold in teeth and smell come from the mouth please help me.
•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. You may consult me in person.

My gums are bleeding. But when I have a close look there's nothing! Im not sure why is it happening. When I wake up in the morning I spit a mixture of blood and saliva with an bad odour from my mouth. Even if I brush, the freshness lasts only for a few hours. Please help.

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My gums are bleeding. But when I have a close look there's nothing! Im not sure why is it happening. When I wake up i...
Get Scaling done. Start warm saline rinse. Use Dentakind gum paint for some relief. but eventually cause that is plaque and calculus (deposits on teeth) had to be removed.

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Taking care of ur teeth not only helps preserve ur full set of teeth for good luks n better chewing of food thus improved digestion n less stomach probs.

Dear sir/ Madam, I have a dental problem such as my gums are cutting. So please recommend me the right cure. Thanks.

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Dear sir/ Madam, I have a dental problem such as my gums are cutting. So please recommend me the right cure. Thanks.
you may need ultrasonic teeth cleaning and polishing. Try to have vitamin C in your diet, increase water intake and brush your teeth twice daily.

Good afternoon,for last two month I have been found that my tooth are getting decay. It is corroding while I bite my tooth itself, it is something like sand in my mouth. Help me to recover from this.

pg certification in aesthetic dentistry, BDS
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Dear , kindly get your oral hygiene evaluated and get the proper treatment from the nearby dentist. Its impossible to give you the solution without checking it clinically. Regards Dr. Nilay Bhatia

I have some ulcers in mouth they are about 3 since three days i'm unable to eat, my dad said it is due to vitamin deficiency can you please help me.

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I have some ulcers in mouth they are about 3 since three days i'm unable to eat, my dad said it is due to vitamin def...
it can be because any of the following reasons 1) stress of any type 2) vitamin b12 deficiency 3) a sharp tooth 4) due to hormonal changes in females 5) due to some injury get back with details for further diagnosis

My front two teeth have big gap, please help me what can I do ?

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My front two teeth have big gap,
please help me  
what can I do ?
This gap between two teeth is called diastema. It can be corrected by either orthodontic treatment using bands our your teeth after frenectomy. It can also be corrected by light cure filling material use of which will reduce gap. One more option is crowns. Please visit a good dentist of your area.

I have throat infection since 1 month. Irritation cough with mucus. Redness behind pharynx wall. Palate also affected. Some time ear itching inside cavity. No fever and chill. And no history of lymph enlarged. Pain in upper later side of neck. Pls doctor give me perfect diagnosis. Help me. I have already take Levoflox but not effective. Give me solution.

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I have throat infection since 1 month. Irritation cough with mucus. Redness behind pharynx wall. Palate also affected...
Cough is basically a reflex of throat which helps to expell out the things which are not required by our body, cough can be irritational allergic and infective, the history you are saying suggestive of irritational cough this can be cured by folloeing measures, nose and mouth mucosa are nearly same at the posterior end, and any symptoms of throat comes with symptoms of nose also dear the symptoms you are getting are due to dryness of the mouth, this is because of lack of mucus in the mouth which is protective layer of our mouth, and is being produced in the mouth by glands which will be helped by good and healthy blood supply to the glands, blood with good blood cells will take oxygen to the gland and gland works, they require oxygen in ample of amount, so if you do not take iron diet on daily basis than this will lead to less of mucus production and hence lead to dryness and thick mucus problem, this thick mucus leads to irritation in mouth hence leads to itching in the mouth, start taking good iron diet on daily basis, and shakes, avoid salty and spicy food. Cough is due to dry mucus stick to throat tissue.
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