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Dr. Shivakumar

MDS

Dentist, Chennai

19 Years Experience
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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. Shivakumar is a renowned Dentist in Mogappair, Chennai. He has over 19 years of experience as a Dentist. He has completed MDS . He is currently practising at Dent1st in Mogappair, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Shivakumar and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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MDS - Chennai University - 1998
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I am 30years old, and my teeth become worse, and bad smell comes out, sometimes, gum, swelled up, what I have to do?

BDS
Dentist, Vadodara
I am 30years old, and my teeth become worse, and bad smell comes out, sometimes, gum, swelled up, what I have to do?
You are suffering from gum disease. Go for professional scaling and polishing of teeth n maintain the same with proper oral hygiene habits. Start using a mouthwash. It will be helpful.
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Believe dental implants are often more economical than bridges. They are more conservative, have a high success rate, preserve bone and don't decay. In my experience, patients choose bridges over, but only because of higher up front cost. Implants are not only the standard of care, but a better value as well.

Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Believe dental implants are often more economical than
bridges. They are more conservative, have a high success
rate,...
Hi ashok, I am surprised to read from a patient. You are correct, but unfortunately patients still do not go in for implants readily. Regards, Dr. Gaurav shah
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My teeth and gums are paining a lot since two days. Suggest me some home remedies to feel better quickly.

Advanced Aesthetics, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
My teeth and gums are paining a lot since two days. Suggest me some home remedies to feel better quickly.
Hi, There are various reasons for tooth / gum 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. Without checking you clinically we can't suggest anything. Regards Dr. Krinita Motwani's Dental Clinic
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I have a problem with my mouth and teeth with bad smell to others so I how can I manage or reduce it?

BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
I have a problem with my mouth and teeth with bad smell to others so I how can I manage or reduce it?
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'm 19 years old (male). My weight is 54 kgs. My height is 6'1" I need to put on a lot of weight. I have braces. They be on for a year now. I live in a hostel. What are my best options for weight gain?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I'm 19 years old (male). My weight is 54 kgs. My height is 6'1" I need to put on a lot of weight. I have braces. They...
Hello, Homoeopathic medicines are less invasive and have more herbal approach towards gaining the weight. There are a number of homoeopathic medicines, which treat the root cause behind the body’s inability to gain weight or bulk up. 1. Take alfalfa tonic (wsi), 2 – 2 tsp. Thrice a day, half an hour before meals. 2. Calcarea phos 200, 5 drops , once in aweek , morning empty stomach for 2 weeks. 3. Take eggs, milk, butter, bananas, potatoes, mangoes, figs, oats, soyabean and dry fruits. 4. Do light exercises regularly to keep your body active. These homoeopathic medicines and dietary addition will increase your appetite and give your metabolism a healthy boost.
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I have bleeding in my gums while I brush daily. And sometimes I have pain too. What to do for that?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I have bleeding in my gums while I brush daily. And sometimes I have pain too. What to do for that?
We need more investigations to decide upon treatment. You may need deep cleaning along with surgical, 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. 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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Sir my age is 20. Aur Mere ek teeth ke kuch parts apne ap hi toot gaye or usme halka sa gadda ho gaya. Muje kya karma chahiye?

BDS
Dentist, Chennai
Sir my age is 20. Aur Mere ek teeth ke kuch parts apne ap hi toot gaye or usme halka sa gadda ho gaya. Muje kya karma...
Chota gadda hai toh filling karenge, bada hai toh filling plus cap, thoda aur bada hoga toh root canal karenge, bahut hi toota hai to nikal denge.
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I have some problem in my teeth, that is white patches are present in my teeth 0, what is the solution for that?

B.D.S
Dentist, Jaipur
I have some problem in my teeth, that is white patches are present in my teeth 0, what is the solution for that?
hello.. you can go for crown veneers in which a layer of tooth coloured material is used to cover the facial surface of teeth. Thank You DrJagrati
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Tips for taking care of toddler teeth

BDS (GOLD MEDALIST)
Dentist, Jamshedpur
Tips for taking care of toddler teeth
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I have been facing problem of gums bleeding from 1 week please tell me any home remedies to stop it quick. I have shown it to doctor also but its getting stop.

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
I have been facing  problem of gums bleeding
 from 1 week please tell me any home remedies to stop it quick. I have s...
First go for deep scaling (professional tooth clening) and then I advice you gum paint n mouthwash that keeps your gum and teeth healthy.
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From yesterday onwards I have severe teeth pain I don't know what the reason for that please help.

BHMS
Homeopath,
From yesterday onwards I have severe teeth pain I don't know what the reason for that please help.
Teeth pain may be due to cavity, or due to gum infection alsoo. Soo you need proper treatment. Visit to your nearby dentist to have treatment.
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I used to clench my teeth intentionally for about a week before the start of orthodontic treatment not knowing it was bad for health, now I sometimes feel like I clench during the night, is it due to my orthodontic treatment or my past habit and will it cause mandibular deformation? I have been undergoing orthodontic treatment for over a year now.

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
I used to clench my teeth intentionally for about a week before the start of orthodontic treatment not knowing it was...
Dear lybrate user, the clenching is not due to your treatment. It's becoming a habit which you should try to avoid as excessive clenching puts pressure on our teeth, leads to wearing off of the chewing surfaces and might also break your braces. Be careful and give up the habit.
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Sir in my teeth always having sensation when I take water and taking tea so sir please solve my problem.

BDS (GOLD MEDALIST)
Dentist, Jamshedpur
Sir in my teeth always having sensation when I take water and taking tea so sir please solve my problem.
Hi tooth sensitivity can be due to enamel erosion because of bruxism, hard brushing and after the orthodontic treatment. Get investigated to rule out the exact cause of sensitivity. Use desensitising toothpaste like thermoseal ra toothpaste for one month. If you cant get relief consult the dentist for laminating or veneering.
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Cap of my already rc done tooth is broken and needs replacement. Also gap is formed to adjacent tooth .do I have to do rc again .also should I see mds doctor. Tooth is lower one last but one.

BDS, MDS
Dentist, Gorakhpur
Cap of my already rc done tooth is broken and needs replacement. Also gap is formed to adjacent tooth .do I have to d...
As long as root is intact and broken part of tooth has not involved the canal system of the tooth, any dentist will do the needful. Specialist is needed when prognosis is poor. Sometimes only option remains is extraction of the tooth, that also any dentist will do. So you decide accordingly. THANK YOU.
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Gums have lost its strength, there is much difficulty in chewing food please suggest name of any homeopathic medicine. I have started using hexadine mouthwash and gum paints there is little difference.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Gums have lost its strength, there is much difficulty in chewing food please suggest name of any homeopathic medicine...
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.
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My gums are bleeding occasionally at the backside of the rear teeth of lower jaw.

Dentist, Gurgaon
My gums are bleeding occasionally at the backside of the rear teeth of lower jaw.
hello rahul, this seems to be due to swollen gums. whenever there is deposition of plaque and calculus around teeth, gum infection takes place, due to which gums become swollen and stars bleeding. visit a dentist soon for professional cleaning of your teeth. this will help in removing the cause of infection and hence bleeding also will stop within some days. meanwhile you can do warm saline rinses twice a day. maintain proper oral hygiene.
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Dental Implants - Types and Benefits

BDS, FICOI, MDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Dental Implants - Types and Benefits

Dental implants are a type of a treatment that is carried out to replace missing teeth. During the process of extracting a damaged tooth, the root and the crown are removed. So, a dental implant involves placing a tooth on a precise titanium insert which is surgically placed on the jawbone. These supporting inserts are placed in the jawbone because they fuse with the jawbone (similar to orthopedic plates) and thus provide a strong foundation for the replacement teeth. 

Why tooth loss matters? 
A missing tooth or teeth can not only take away from the beauty of your smile, but tooth loss can also have many negative effects on your oral health, including:

  1. Bone loss
  2. Shifting and drifting teeth
  3. Bite changes
  4. Chewing difficulty
  5. Wearing down of remaining teeth
  6. Changes in the jaw joint

Types of implant placement 
Whether an implant is placed immediately or in 2 phases depends on a variety of factors like bone density,initial fit of the implant during surgery,the other teeth,area of jaw,loads received during chewing etc.

Dental implant placement can be of two types

  1. Immediate single stage placement: In this type we place an implant and give you at least a temporary crown immediately,followed by a permanent crown shortly thereafter.
  2. Delayed (2 stage) Implants: Such a placement is usually to safeguard the implant from any early forces when its just healing and fusing within the bone.After the placement the implant is kept covered below the gum for 3 months and uncovered after this period to give you a permanent crown.

Benefits
Now that you know about the different types, it is time to move on to the benefits of getting these.

  1. Long lasting: Compared to other treatments such as tooth bridges which last for 5-10 years, dental implants can last for an entire lifetime if maintained properly.The only part to replace is the crown.
  2. Mimicking natural teeth: Your replacement teeth will feel similar to your actual teeth, so you do not need to worry about your self-image issues. Flash that wonderful smile of yours without thinking over it the second time.
  3. Preserve surrounding teeth: When an implant is inserted in place of a missing tooth, adjacent healthy teeth are not damaged.
  4. Comfort: Dental implants being a fixed replacement they have none of the problems that removable dentures or other substitutes may cause.Patients who replace all of their teeth with dental implants can feel more comfortable talking, smiling and eating.
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7 Ways Tobacco Affects Your Dental Health!

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
7 Ways Tobacco Affects Your Dental Health!

Tobacco has many ill effects on the health of an individual. Dental health is equally affected with use of tobacco. From dark stains to poor gum health to increased incidence of decay to the more severe effects like oral cancer, tobacco has a very detrimental effect on your dental health. Read on know more about how harmful tobacco can be on the dental system. 

  1. Brown teeth and tongue: One of the tell-tale signs of a smoker are the brown teeth and stained tongue and lips. A dentist need not even be told that the person smokes, it just shows!! What is interesting is that these stains on the teeth do not easily go away with a scaling (Cleaning of teeth), they just continue to form as long as tobacco is being put into the system. 
  2. Gum disease: The oral health of a smoker is definitely not at its best. With the stains on the teeth, the gums are more prone for irritation and infection. This leads to grayish, unhealthy gums. The periodontal fibers are also affected, leading to bad breath, pocket formation and even tooth mobility in severe cases. The mouth is generally drier in comparison and so bacterial growth is more favored, further accelerating the process of gum disease and teeth decay. 
  3. Dental caries: The increased amount of bacteria and dryness in the mouth leads to greater incidence of dental decay. Chances of cervical decay (decay around the gum line) and root decay are higher in smokers. 
  4. Bad breath: Use of tobacco in itself cause bad breath which is exacerbated by dry mouth caused by useof tobacco. 
  5. Impaired taste: The tongue has a constant coating too, leaving the taste buds unable to completely taste food substances. Ask any smoker a couple of questions and you would realize how they never get to enjoy and taste the food as it should be. 
  6. Poor healing: Whether it is a gum disease, a tooth removal or a root canal therapy, smokers who go for dental treatment need a longer time to respond compared to nonsmokers. If smoking is continued at the same pace, then the chances of developing a dry socket with an extraction or a failed root canal therapy are quite high. There are more failures reported in success of implant in smokers as compared to non smokers. 
  7. Cancer: The most dangerous and the most severe of all, cancer of the cheek, gums, lips, tongue, roof of the mouth can all happen in smokers, twice more likely in comparison with non-smokers. 

Now, if all these are not good enough to kick the habit, remember this list is only for the mouth and the teeth. The whole body goes through a lot more harmful effects, and that should be a good reason to quit tobacco use in any form. If you need professional help, do not be embarrassed to seek.

I can not drink cold water or coffee tea my teeth gums irritate me when I brush blood comes from teeth bad smell comes pls help me I am 30 year woman.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
I can not drink cold water or coffee tea my teeth gums irritate me when I brush blood comes from teeth bad smell come...
Get scaling polishing done by a dentist massage gums use betadine mouth wash twice daily drink plenty of water.
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My inner part of lower lips has white rashes which is painful during eating. What should I do?

MDS - Orthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Jodhpur
You can apply dento gel or dolo gel or xytee gel any one which you get to affected area 3 to 4 times a day specially before meal. You will get relived soon.
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