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Dr. Shivakumar

MDS

Dentist, Chennai

19 Years Experience
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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BDS
Dentist, Cuttack
Loss of teeth not only have social stigma but also result in functional loss
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Am 55 yr, my teeth and gum both has worn out at based of the teeth. Am not able to bite any solid or drink cold or sometimes hot liquid too. Wats the remedy for it? Please mail me as soon as possible.

BDS
Dentist, Pune
Am 55 yr, my teeth and gum both has worn out at based of the teeth. Am not able to bite any solid or drink cold or so...
Wearing of teeth with aging is known as attrition, it occurs due to several reasons like application of more force while brushing, clenching of teeth etc wearing mouth guard given by dentist will prevent further wearing of teeth. Veeneers or crown fixation can also give best results.
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My name is krishna as I am getting bad smell from my mouth. I do brush my teeth daily 2times, I consulted bds doctor he checked me I told that my teeth and gums etc are completely alright and I also consulted ent doctor he checked thoroughly and said that I dont have tonsils and adenoids my mouth, ears, nose is completely alright and I dont have gastric trouble even though I am getting smell. So please tell me what is my problem.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
My name is krishna as I am getting bad smell from my mouth. I do brush my teeth daily 2times, I consulted bds doctor ...
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. 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 want to put clip in my upper jaw tooth they advised me to remove my 2 tooth .One of my friends said that upper jaw tooth nerves are connected to heart and it may cause any problem to heart ,is there any problem of removing proper tooth. Pls advise

BDS, MDS Prosthodontics
Dentist, Mumbai
Absolutely not. Teeth nerves are not at all connected to the heart. It is very common to suggest extraction (removal) of teeth - premolars for braces treatment to create space. It is absolutely safe when done by a good dentist.
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I Am getting bad breathe from my mouth. Can any one say me reasons and medications?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I Am getting bad breathe from my mouth. Can any one say me reasons and medications?
You may need deep cleaning & fill tooth cavities with artificial enamel filling. Rinse your mouth thoroughly with a mouth wash until then.
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How much will it approximately cost for the teeth clips?

MDS - Orthodontics
Dentist,
How much will it approximately cost for the teeth clips?
Hi. Dear it generally starts at around 25000 and rest it varies on the type of problems and the complexity of the case. There are different types of braces available and the cost varies as to which one the patient desires.
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I am 20 years old. I am feeling embarrassed with pyria. Can I get a solution for this?

BDS, Non-Resident J.R. in Dept. of Orthodontics, Certified oral implantologist, Advanced Aesthetics, Digital Smile Designer
Dentist, Jammu
I am 20 years old. I am feeling embarrassed with pyria. Can I get a solution for this?
It seems you might be having periodontal problem. C/as pyorrhea. You need to get rid of it. It needs aggressive therapy. You need to make a habit of rinsing your mouth everytime you eat something and brush regularly (once in the morning before meals and once at night after dinner, add a mouthwash for better oral hygiene. If the problem persist, you need to consult a dentist for more specific diagnosis and treatment would be tailored accordingly.
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Best treatment for 3 crooked teeth. Don't want braces for just 3 teeth. Suggest other treatment.

BDS, Master of Hospital Administration
Dentist, Patna
Best treatment for 3 crooked teeth. Don't want braces for just 3 teeth. Suggest other treatment.
Prosthodontics is second option. This treatment needs your teeth to be reduced to smaller size by the dentist then a better crown with good shape (not crooked) is placed. You will need rct of those teeth before the crown.
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I have gum / tooth pain in the extreme left portion of bottom jaw while eating hard food. Please suggest remedy.

BDS, Non-Resident J.R. in Dept. of Orthodontics, Certified oral implantologist, Advanced Aesthetics, Digital Smile Designer
Dentist, Jammu
You can take lyser-d for pain relief. Also you can start warm saline gargles. Also consult a dentist if the pain doesn't subside.
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Am suffering from dental problem my teeth are yellow and sticky material on teeth am using colgate plzz advise me.

Post-Graduate Certificate in Endodontics
Dentist, Cuttack
Am suffering from dental problem my teeth are yellow and sticky material on teeth am using colgate plzz advise me.
Deposits on teeth surface is very normal. Everyone has it. But every body has to clean it everyday with brushing. Sometimes it stays for longer time and becomes hard and discolored. Then we should go for scaling. You also need same treatment.
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My friend had orthodontic treatment for her teeth in 2012. Then completed her treatment she got gap between her teeth so what should she do now.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
My friend had orthodontic treatment for her teeth in 2012. Then completed her treatment she got gap between her teeth...
Permanent retainers after orthodontic treatment. Brush twice daily, morning & night, up & down short vertical strokes, with ultra soft bristles, indicator brush. Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations to decide upon treatment. You may consult me in person too.
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Sir, maine ek teeth extract kraya tha 3 month back ab waha gaanth ho gyi hai. Aisa kyu hua ?

BDS, Basic Life Support (B.L.S)
Dentist, Pune
You may have an infection around the tooth or it was not removed completely. An xray should give a better idea.
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I often suffer from mouth ulcer. How to get rid of it? what kind of vegetable or fruit should I take?

You may be suffering from vitamin defeciency. Consume all kinds of green vegetables and fruits. You need to eat lot of cereals and dal.
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Can Chocolates Cause Tooth Decay?

MDS, BDS, Sedation(Inhalation) Specialist
Dentist, Hyderabad
Can Chocolates Cause Tooth Decay?

One warning that most children would have heard from their parent or other elders is, 'don’t eat chocolates, your teeth will get decayed'. And, most children grow up believing this to be true. As this is a global statement thus, more and more research has been done to clarify this. (Learn more to maintain Oral Health in Children)

Let us understand in brief the basic process of tooth decay. The tooth is made of mineralized layer called the enamel that is covered constantly with saliva. There are thousands of bacteria in the mouth. Food substances gradually deposit on the teeth and form plaque (learn more about plaque problem). This combination of a moist environment and bacteria on a mineralized structure produces the ideal environment for bacteria to act and produce acids which break down the minerals in the enamel. This is the first step in the origin of decay. The acid produced attracts more bacteria which further leads to worsening of the decay.

Some of the facts correlating chocolates and tooth decay are as follows:

  1. Chocolates in particular do not cause tooth decay. Very often, children tend to eat chocolates in between their meals and do not rinse or brush. This leads to greater level of plaque formation, thereby, starting off the process of decay. Not just chocolates any sticky foods can lead to tooth decay. What needs to be enforced is a habit to brush or at the least rinse thoroughly after eating a chocolate bar. In fact, this could be used as a reward, and it can help food deposits formed from other foods also to be washed away. The child gets to eat a chocolate, and good oral hygiene is reinforced too!
  2. Eating a chocolate before the actual meal is a way to indulge. What happens is that there is no sticky residue on the teeth if eaten this way. The child gets to enjoy chocolate at the same time keeping the teeth away from decay.
  3. Another habit is to make sure that the child eats all of chocolate at one shot than to keep nibbling at it for hours. That way, the chocolate can be managed with one round of brushing or rinsing
  4. it is advisable to give the child their share of chocolate at night, as most kids brush teeth before going to bed.
  5. Dark chocolates contain a good amount of antioxidants and are believed to reduce the incidence of plaque formation and therefore, they counter the effect of acids produced by the bacteria.

So, the next time someone talks about chocolates causing all the tooth decay, tell them it is not that bad, you can have your chocolate and eat it too!!
 

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BDS (GOLD MEDALIST)
Dentist, Jamshedpur
Brush twice a day, keep tooth problems away: brushing twice a day removes the tiny left out food particles from the mouth and keeps it fresher and cleaner.
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What should I do to have white teeth?

BDS
Dentist,
If you looking for the change in shade of ur teeth color then bleaching is the answer. Do visit ur nearest dentist to understand the procedure n cost.
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I am 17 years old and my front two teeth is yellow before 10 yrs. How can I make my teeth purely white. Must reply plzz.

BDS
Dentist, Kolar
I am 17 years old and my front two teeth is yellow before 10 yrs. How can I make my teeth purely white. Must reply plzz.
Naturally our teeth colour ranges from pearly white to pale yellow so everyone cannot hv white teeth. Get scalling n polishing done by dentist. If you r not happy with your teeth shade later, you can get bleaching done by dentist which'll lighten your teeth by 2-3 shades. Alternatively you can use a teeth whitening toothpaste such as snowdent after scalling. Whitening gels used daily along with customized dental trays provided by dentist r also available in the market. Avoid heavily coloured foods, tea n coffee, cool drinks, smoking n tobacco products as they stain teeth.
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Mujhe bar bar muh ke chale hote rehte he. Koi solution?

Certification in Full Mouth Rehabilitation, Post-Graduate Certificate in Oral Implantology (PGCOI), M.Sc - Master of Oral Implantology (MOI), Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist,
Mujhe bar bar muh ke chale hote rehte he. Koi solution?
Baar baar muh me chalo do condition me ho sakte hai ya toh aap ko constipation ki bimari hai ya toh body me vitamine b ki kami reh sakti he. Iske liye chahe aap doctor ko jaake dikhaye aur diagnose karvake le.
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I have got sore mouth from last 2 days. I am using bikasaul capsules with folic acid tablet, but no improvement.

B.H.M.S, M.D in Homoeopathy
Homeopath, Anand
Hi along with folic acid and vitamins you should be given some antibiotic like metrogyl 200 bds. You can also take some anti inflammatory tablets that will reduce pain and swelling. Take plenty of curds green vegetable and liquids. Avoid roti in any form. Take soft diet. Avoid constipation. You can take homoeopathic medicines like borex 30 tds for 5 days. If it is due to old tooth brush or change of tooth paste change it. Keep us informed!
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I have a bad breath. I smoke too. If i stop smoking for a week, still i have bad breath. So please give me reasons and solution to stop the bad breath ?

BDS, Certified Implantologist
Dentist, Delhi
Hello, you need to get a cleaning done every 6 months. If you stop smoking the bad breath will not go away.
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