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Dr. Shanmugasundaram

Dentist, Chennai

Dr. Shanmugasundaram Dentist, Chennai
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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning....more
I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning.
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Dr. Shanmugasundaram is a renowned Dentist in Ashok Nagar, Chennai. Doctor is currently associated with Dr.Smilez Group of Dental Centers ASHOK NAGAR in Ashok Nagar, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Shanmugasundaram on Lybrate.com.

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How to reduce numbness on teeth. please help me doctor as because of this I am not able to eat anything

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
How to reduce numbness on teeth. please help me doctor as because of this I am not able to eat anything
Kindly get yourself checked by dentist as you might have swelling over your third or cavity on your teeth. The dentist would accordingly give you medications/treatment for the same. As per situation in your mouth.
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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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My teeth is totally brownish. How I can make my teeth white and clean. Please help me.

BDS
Dentist, Raipur
My teeth is totally brownish.
How I can make my teeth white and clean. Please help me.
Kindly get scaling and polishing done and if you want you can also get bleaching done. Brush your teeth twice daily using correct brushing technique to maintain your oral hygiene.
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Cavities

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Cavities
Cavities, or tooth decay, is the destruction of your tooth enamel, the hard, outer layer of your teeth. It can be a problem for children, teens and adults. Plaque, a sticky film of bacteria, constantly forms on your teeth. When you eat or drink foods containing sugars, the bacteria in plaque produce acids that attack tooth enamel. The stickiness of the plaque keeps these acids in contact with your teeth and over time the enamel can break down. This is when cavities can form. A cavity is a little hole in your tooth.

Cavities are more common among children, but changes that occur with aging make cavities an adult problem, too. Recession of the gums away from the teeth, combined with an increased incidence of gum disease, can expose tooth roots to plaque. Tooth roots are covered with cementum, a softer tissue than enamel. They are susceptible to decay and are more sensitive to touch and to hot and cold. It’s common for people over age 50 to have tooth-root decay.

Decay around the edges, or a margin, of fillings is also common for older adults. Because many older adults lacked benefits of fluoride and modern preventive dental care when they were growing up, they often have a number of dental fillings. Over the years, these fillings may weaken and tend to fracture and leak around the edges. Bacteria accumulate in these tiny crevices causing acid to build up which leads to decay.

You can help prevent tooth decay by following these tips:

Brush twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste.
Clean between your teeth daily with floss or interdental cleaner.
Eat nutritious and balanced meals and limit snacking.
Check with your dentist about the use of supplemental fluoride, which strengthens your teeth, and about use of dental sealants (a plastic protective coating) applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth (where decay often starts) to protect them from decay.
Visit your dentist regularly for professional cleanings and oral examination.
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Hi I had rct about a month ago and it took the dentist approx 10 sittings to clean the canal and fill in. I was advised to get the capping in next 20 days. The problem is I am still facing the sensitivity problem in the same tooth. Can anyone please suggest if I need to consult some endodontist or go for the capping?

Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
Hi. There could be surely a reason for sensitively. Get xray done and send it to me and I would certainly let you know the reason for trouble in your root canal tooth.
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My teeth are straight but are not properly aligned. So after braces I will have a perfect bite .i am 21 years old .will it change my face appearance and jaw ?

MDS Prosthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Kolkata
My teeth are straight but are not properly aligned. So after braces I will have a perfect bite .i am 21 years old .wi...
It won't affect your jaw but the face might change slightly. Ofcourse the reason you are getting braces is to get your bite correct which is extremely important in the long run. Along with correct bite you would get a good smile too.
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I have my yellow teeth and I am very afraid with this please tell me how to make this white and shining. I regular brush.

BDS
Dentist,
I have my yellow teeth and I am very afraid with this please tell me how to make this white and shining. I regular br...
Hi, the yellow color of your teeth might be because of stains which can be superficial and deep or even it might be the natural hue of your teeth. If the they stains are superficial they can be removed by a complete scaling procedure. Deeper stains can be removed by bleaching which can also lighten the yellow shade of your teeth to a certain extent.
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My husband is having tooth problems, that his teeth has come up from the roots and the roots are suppressing inside and some teeths are shaking , what to do and what is the treatments ?

MDS - Periodontics, BDS
Dentist, Ahmedabad
U need a dental checkup 1st for accurate diagnosis and results .If u can post a pic than it would be better.To understand what excatly you want to ask
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I have pain in my teeth and consulted doctor and he has examined the same and suggested to go for RCT followed by capping. Price quoted was 4500 plus 5000 for capping separately. Please advice if the rates are genuine. Thanks ,

MDS
Dentist, Sangli
I have pain in my teeth and consulted doctor and he has examined the same and suggested to go for RCT followed by cap...
Fees are genuine. It all depends on quality of material, instruments and technology used furthermore, experience and expertise and knowledge of the dental surgeon do matter for successful dental treatment.
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BDS, Diploma in Hospital Administration, Diploma in Pharmacy
Dentist, Delhi
Why Tooth Picking Is Bad for Oral Health
A lot of people love to use tooth picks in order to clear out food stuck in their teeth after meals.Some people even consider to do it as a habit that they will use it, even if they no longer have to. These people do not know that there are possible hazards to using it. In order to convince them to avoid using tooth picks, here are 5 reasons why it is bad for oral health.
It can be a source of oral infections. In fact, it could also be a reason for a person to acquire more severe oral discomforts such as mouth cancer. Keep in mind that tooth picks are never sterile as they are only be stored on tables and closets kept inside their boxes or cases. It would never be ideal to put such thing inside your mouth for health reasons.
Constant tooth picking can break the enamel of your teeth. The enamel which is a hard yet thin layer covering the crown of a tooth is a vital tissue as it serves as the main protection or coat of the tooth. Due to its thinness, it can easily break this tissue given that tooth picks are made up of hard substance. Once the user applies pressure on the tooth, the enamel will easily break off of it. Just imagine all of the damage your teeth enamel has taken so far if you are using it three times a day.
It can be damaging to the gums. Whenever a person is using tooth picks, it is inevitable for them to sometimes hit their gums with it. Worse is when they apply too much pressure and they would accidentally have their gums wounded. If you have wounded or damaged gums, the chances of being able to acquire diseases would be higher most especially if the gums become infected. This is why most dentists advise their patients and clients to use dental flossers instead as they are proven to be more safe
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Meri age 27 hai or mere maximum teeth mai kida laga hai or teeth apne aap thoda thoda karke toot raha hai kya koi aisa solution hai mai teeth badalwa saku.

BDS, MDS
Dentist, Gorakhpur
Meri age 27 hai or mere maximum teeth mai kida laga hai or teeth apne aap thoda thoda karke toot raha hai kya koi ais...
Filling karwana hoga aur jo daant bachne yogya nahi hai hai use nikalwakar aap daant badalwa sakte hain.
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Some tooth was broken usually and there is a hole between teeth age.63.Please do help

BDS
Dentist, Asansol
As you said there is hole between teeth. Its actually a cavity. If it is in early stage , than you teeth can filled with filling material. But before that I will advice to for Dental X ray of that particular teeth .To see the extent of decay. If decay is Close to pulp . In that case RCT would be suitable treatment . Visit your nearest dentist. He will guide you.
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MDS - Periodontics
Dentist, Thane
Saving a fallen tooth can be useful. Try to keep it in place while you seek immediate medical attention. If that is not the case, try wrapping the tooth in a piece of plastic or soaking it into milk and call for immediate dental service.
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Hi Due to upper jaw teeth infection my cheek got swollen. After infection dentist removed the teeth. Though cured the swelling remained. Is the swelling dangerous? if so what to do?

B.D.S
Dentist, Jaipur
Swelling arises due inflammation that reaches deeper. Advised to take proper medications antibiotics and painkillers. For better help u can ask me. Thank you Dr Jagrati
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I am having acid problem not able to use toothpaste. When I try to use vomiting start.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
I am having acid problem not able to use toothpaste. When I try to use vomiting start.
Don't b in a hurry while brushing use tooth paste of which you like the taste best don't let your brush go too far back in your mouth.
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I have swelling in my lip. Its been there over a month. Also Dr. said its because of Slavia. What should I do?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
It must be mucocele, which can occur due to trauma to the minor salivary glands on the lip. Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations to decide upon treatment. You may need surgical removal. You may consult me in person. 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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Pain Even After Root Canal - What To Do

PGDHHM, BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Pain Even After Root Canal - What To Do

When a small cavity isn't treated in time, the tooth decays badly that normal filling cannot solve the problem. In such cases, your dentist will probably advise you to undergo, a root canal. When performing a root canal, the dentist will remove the nerves and pulp within the tooth, clean the inside of the tooth and seal it. After this procedure your tooth will not sense anything and should be pain free.

However, in some cases you may still experience pain after root canal and there are four main causes of this pain:

  1. Swelling of ligament around the tooth: One of the signs that you need a root canal is swelling of the gums. Even after the nerves and pulp within the tooth are removed, the ligaments around the infected tooth may still be swollen. This can take some time before the tissue is normal again. In most cases this is the cause for pain after a root canal procedure.
  2. Damaged tissue: Part of the root canal procedure is to clean the insides of the tooth. Here the dentist must be very careful to not go beyond the tooth. In some cases the file used to clean the tooth may go beyond the root and damage the tissue there. Another possibility is that the sealant used to fill the tooth may go beyond the root, thus aggravating the tissue. This can take some time to heal and may cause pain.
  3. Excess filling: After the tooth has been cleaned, the dentist fills the tooth with a sealant. If excessive sealant is filled in the tooth, it may become taller than the surrounding teeth, which puts extra pressure on the tooth and results in soreness and pain. The dentist will have to remove the excess sealant in order to resolve this issue.
  4. Phantom pain: Phantom pain is rare when it comes to root canal. This occurs when the nerve leading up to the tooth still behaves like it were connected to the tooth despite the nerve within the tooth being completely removed. The peripheral nerves will need to be treated to resolve this issue.

In most cases, these events cannot be prevented. There is also no reason to expect that this is a symptom of your root canal being a failure. Stay in touch with your dentist and brush and floss your teeth regularly. You will soon notice the pain subsiding.

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My question is like what we have to do if I get blood in my gums and teeth and also they smell bad because of the blood. Even I couldn't eat apple, banana etc, so, please suggest me a good solution for this. I really want that my gums get healthy and also not smelly as fast as possible. It would pleasure if you suggest me any suitable option for all this regards

B.D.S
Dentist, Jaipur
My question is like what we have to do if I get blood in my gums and teeth and also they smell bad because of the blo...
Hello, thanx for the query. You are having gum problem calling gingivitis. You need dental scaling done by dentist. At home you can do one thing. Take a glass of warm water add 1 tps salt gargle 2 to 3 times a day daily for a week. For bad breath use mouth wash and clean tongue. For more you can consult me. Thank you drjagrati.
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My tooth are little outside my mouth I am thin so it looks ugly. How I resolve this problem through toothpin or some other thing which can affordable by anyone.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
My tooth are little outside my mouth I am thin so it looks ugly. How I resolve this problem through toothpin or some ...
Consult a orthodontist you may require braces you may also require to loose some teeth to make space.
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If I won't eat anything. The mouth is filling with bad smell. How could I reduce it.

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
If I won't eat anything. The mouth is filling with bad smell. How could I reduce it.
use a mouth wash like chlohex plus rinse two times for one month... the bad smell might reduce or at times the cause of bad breath is gastric roblems as well i hope you dont have them.. if yes then kindly consult a physician for that..
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