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Dr. Selvakumar

MDS - Periodontics

Dentist, Chennai

14 Years Experience
Dr. Selvakumar MDS - Periodontics Dentist, Chennai
14 Years Experience
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To provide my patients with the highest quality dental care, I?m dedicated to the newest advancements and keep up-to-date with the latest health care technologies. Doctor is an active mem......more
To provide my patients with the highest quality dental care, I?m dedicated to the newest advancements and keep up-to-date with the latest health care technologies. Doctor is an active member of IDA TN CDE convener, IDA Madras branch treasurer
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Dr. Selvakumar is one of the best Dentists in Public Health Centre, Chennai. He has had many happy patients in his 14 years of journey as a Dentist. He studied and completed MDS - Periodontics . You can visit him at Kumaran Dental clinic in Public Health Centre, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Selvakumar on Lybrate.com.

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MDS - Periodontics - Meenakshi Ammal Dental College & Hospital - 2003
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IDA TN CDE convener
IDA Madras branch treasurer

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Hi I have an doctors appointment coming soon to get my wisdom teeth pulled and just Friday I have smoked some marijuana and in they are going to put me under anesthesia can that harm me in any type of way.

BDS
Dentist,
Hi I have an doctors appointment coming soon to get my wisdom teeth pulled and just Friday I have smoked some marijua...
Drugs like marijuana acts directly on brain. It depends upon how much intake of these drugs you r having. It sometimes slow down the effect of lignocaine, so pls inform your dentist about that so that he is able to help you properly.
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I release a bad smell from the mouth how will I stop that bad smell from my mouth. please suggest?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I release a bad smell from the mouth how will I stop that bad smell from my mouth. please suggest?
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. We need more investigations with clinical examination to decide upon treatment. You may need deep cleaning. Rinse your mouth thoroughly with a mouth wash until then. Advance procedures can be done with laser too. 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.
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My one front teeth has changed in yellow color and in my front uper gum has swel. Kindly suggest me.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
My one front teeth has changed in yellow color and in my front uper gum has swel. Kindly suggest me.
Foods/drinks. Coffee, tea, colas, wines, and certain fruits and vegetables (for example, apples and potatoes) can stain your teeth. Tobacco use. Smoking or chewing tobacco can stain teeth. Poor dental hygiene. Inadequate brushing, flossing, and rinsing with an antiseptic mouthwash to remove plaque and stain-producing substances like coffee and tobacco can cause tooth discoloration. Disease. Several diseases that affect enamel (the hard surface of the teeth) and dentin (the underlying material under enamel) can lead to tooth discoloration. The best treatment for swelling gums is to remove from your teeth the plaque bacteria that causes gum disease. When dental plaque builds up, it turns into tartar, a hard, sticky substance that adheres to your teeth. Without regular teeth cleanings, dental tartar can become a breeding ground for even more plaque, which can creep below the gum line and lead to an infection that causes swelling gums. 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.
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Hi Doctor, I need help, 20 yers back root canal was done front tooth up 1, now problem is bottom one 3 down one got effected, 1 week I suffered with pain after taking antibiotics it has reduced, Now doctor is saying it has cyst, my question is can we reduce with medicine, I go for root canal and cap also, present doctor said that I have to put other 3 caps beside the infected tooth is it needed? I thought that infected tooth will be root canaled, and cap. Could please suggest me Regards shaym.

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Hi Doctor, I need help, 20 yers back root canal was done front tooth up 1, now problem is bottom one 3 down one got e...
Hi, cyst is a delayed response to chronic infection or trauma to jaw bone and teeth. You need to get x-ray done and possibly cyst needs removal by small surgery. Then only teeth affected can be restored with rct and capping. Please visit oral surgeon or dental specialist for surgical removal of cyst.
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I have got some cracks on my wisdom tooth doctor has advised me to remoove the same but I am diabetic as well as a patient of high b. P. Should I go for removal?

BDS
Dentist, Botad
First you go to general physician get checked your sugar and b. P. And inform him that you need to go for extraction of teeth. He will give you opinion. If all things under control, you can go for extraction without any fear. Or if not control he will give you medicine to get all control.
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I am 28 Y old Male. I have done tongue release surgery 6 days ago. I have trouble with: 1. Tip my tongue has a tingling sensation and Lower back of teeth has a tingling sensation3. While stretching the tongue, I am still feeling the pain. 4. I have excess saliva in my mouth.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I am 28 Y old Male. I have done tongue release surgery 6 days ago. I have trouble with: 1. Tip my tongue has a tingli...
Tingling means your nerves are regenerating. Its a good sign. Excessive salivation will induce healing faster.
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A central inciser lower teeth treated with root canal, after a month it started pain.

MDS Prosthodontics, BDS, Medicine
Dentist, Mohali
Visit the same dentist again. It shouldn't pain. Either the root canal done is not proper or else there might be some other reason. You can share xray if you have for better diagnosis!
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Meri beti wisdom tooth remove karana chahti hai. Pain nahi hai tooth ki position theek nahi hai. Is process ki cost kya hogi.

BDS, CDE Endo-Prostho, CDE - Cast Partial & Complete Dentures
Dentist, Pune
Meri beti wisdom tooth remove karana chahti hai. Pain nahi hai tooth ki position theek nahi hai. Is process ki cost k...
Hello, visit a dentist and get it checked, if required get an X-ray done. The removal of wisdom tooth can cost you around Rs 1000- 5000/- depending upon the severity of the case, position of tooth, the dentist and the locality of the clinic.
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I am 47 year old male, suffering from tongue ulcers frequently from last 3 years after removal of gall bladder. I also experience mild backpain in upper part.

MD - Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lucknow
I am 47 year old male, suffering from tongue ulcers frequently from last 3 years after removal of gall bladder. I als...
Take triphala powder as mouthwash after that you may apply jatyadi ghrit or simple honey 2-3 time in a day find good result in mouth ulceration.
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Whiteness inside mouth I do not know what is this, please help, some doctor said it may cause cancer.

B.D.S., M.D.S. - Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics
Dentist, Bhiwandi
Whiteness inside mouth I do not know what is this, please help, some doctor said it may cause cancer.
The person who has tobacco or smoking habit usually gets white or red pathes inside their mouth specially at mucosal surface of cheeks where regular contact of tobacco occurs. Yes defenately this kind of lesion may cause cancer if you continue to chew tobacco. But if you quit tobacco n along with treatment from dentist it can be cured.
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My teeth in zig zag in shape and my teeth are suffering from cavity what will do for it.

BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
My teeth in zig zag in shape and my teeth are suffering from cavity what will do for it.
As for the teeth which are not straight, it's better you opt for 1 orthodontic treatment (alignment of teeth using clips a. K. A braces, especially if you are in the age group of 16-27 for really good results) 2 smile designing (specialised prosthetic designing of the teeth to accomplish the perfect smile, the advantage being a really quick treatment time compared to orthodontic treatment) as far as the cavities are concerned, if they are not too deep and the associated teeth aren't paining at any point of time, you may go for restorative treatment by 1 temporary cement 2 permanent cement 3 laser cement in the case that the associated teeth are sensitive, or the cavity is deep, you may need to opt for a root canal treatment.
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My teeth isn't growing now. It has stopped growing in between. I have only half teeth now what should I do?

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
My teeth isn't growing now. It has stopped growing in between. I have only half teeth now what should I do?
Hi, Going by your description it seems you mean that entire teeth are not seen in mouth and only half of the teeth are seen. It may be a condition where your teeth hv fully erupted but are partly covered by excessive gums giving the impression that your teeth are not completely erupted. You may require crown lengthening procedure. It is a cosmetic procedure with excellent result potential. Pardon me if I hv misunderstood your question. If any other doubts feel free to consult using your free consultation. Send pics of your teeth if possible.
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I am 18 years old and I was suffering from teeth ache for last two months and I take medicine but it does not relief me what I have to do to got relief from the pain.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I am 18 years old and I was suffering from teeth ache for last two months and I take medicine but it does not relief ...
The type of treatment you have for toothache /sensitivity/swelling will depend on the cause of the pain, so your dentist will examine your mouth and may carry out an X-ray to try to identify the problem. •If your toothache / sensitivity/swelling is caused by tooth decay, your dentist will remove the decayed area and replace it with a filling. •If your toothache / sensitivity/swelling is caused by a loose or broken filling, the filling will be taken out, any decay will be removed and a new filling put in place. •If the pulp inside your tooth is infected, you may need root canal treatment. This procedure involves removing the infected pulp and then inserting a special type of filling to seal the tooth and prevent re-infection. •If your toothache / sensitivity/swelling can't be treated using these methods, or if your tooth is impacted (wedged between another tooth and your jaw), it may need to be removed.
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The gum of my lower right canine has been bleeding of no reason. I drink 2 glasses of lemon juice everyday, so I cannot be running low in Vitamin C also have braces. What should I do?

BDS
Dentist, Vadodara
The gum of my lower right canine has been bleeding of no reason. I drink 2 glasses of lemon juice everyday, so I cann...
bleeding gums are sign of gum infection due to accumulation of plaque on teeth in your case due to braces. use mouthwash twice daily after brushing. maintain proper oral hygiene. gargle forcefully with water after you eat or drink anything.
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MDS - Periodontics
Dentist, Thane
Dental Floss
Next to the toothbrush, dental floss is the most effective tool for the prevention of decay!

I brush my teeth twice a day but still have a bad smells in breathing. What to do?

MDS
Dentist, Delhi
U need to visit dentist to check any intra-oral source of bad breath (Deposits , any food deposition site,etc.)
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My baby is 1.6 years old. Now half of teeth grown. At what period can I teach her to brush.

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
My baby is 1.6 years old. Now half of teeth grown. At what period can I teach her to brush.
Wait till all her teeth have erupted. Maximum time it will take is by 3 years of age. Between 2-3 years of age all her milk teeth would have erupted. Then you can teach her to brush teeth.
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I have cavity in teeth. Last night its too painful please suggest me some good medicine for soon relax.

Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Chennai
Mild salt water gargle will relieve pain for sometime, get it treated (possibly root canal treatment) get well soon!
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I am 47years old, I am a patient of mouth ulcers, due to chewing tobacco. Kindly suggest me the remedy.

BDS
Dentist, Vadodara
I am 47years old, I am a patient of mouth ulcers, due to chewing tobacco.
Kindly suggest me the remedy.
First is to stop tobacco altogether. You can use mucopain or dologel ointment on ulcer 3-4 times a day. For faster relief you can also start b complex tablets 3 times for 5 days. Completely avoid spicy, oily n hard foods n alcohol (if you drink).
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