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Dr. Sighivahanan

Dentist, Chennai

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I'm dedicated to providing optimal health care in a relaxed environment where I treat every patients as if they were my own family....more
I'm dedicated to providing optimal health care in a relaxed environment where I treat every patients as if they were my own family.
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Dr. Sighivahanan is a trusted Dentist in Shenoy Nagar, Chennai. Doctor is currently practising at Dr.Ambalavanan Dental Care Center in Shenoy Nagar, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Sighivahanan on Lybrate.com.

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M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician
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Foods like peanuts, whole grapes, cherry tomatoes, carrots, hot dogs, meat sticks, or hard candies should be kept away from toddlers as they may have problem in chewing them. Give them mashed, cut and easily chew-able food.

I am unable to open my mouth please tell any medicine for it's. Cure I eat gutaka but I left it? Plzz help.

Certified Implantologist, BDS
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I am unable to open my mouth please tell any medicine for it's. Cure I eat gutaka but I left it? Plzz help.
Absolutely no for gutkha. Please visit your dentist for this. It needs to be evaluated. To diagnose and decide the treatment.
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Little red dots on tongue since 3 days.what should i do?

Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist
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Little red dots on tongue since 3 days.what should i do?
it could be due to local inflammation too...take multivitamin capsules and maintain hygiene and and if still problem persists then need to see clinically
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I am 23 years old male and I am having sensitivity issues in my teeth. How to remedy this problem ?

BDS
Dentist
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I am 23 years old male and I am having sensitivity issues in my teeth. How to remedy this problem ?
1.Use antisensetive tooth paste like RA thermoseal,Sequel F,Sensodyne, etc.Apply that paste on the sensitive teeth,keep it for 10minutes and then brush off. 2.Permanent cure for sesitive tooth is to cover the particular tooth with crown(cap).As sensitivity occurs when outer layer of tooth called enamel washes away resulting in exposure of destinal part, the 2nd layer of tooth.So if we cover the entire tooth with crown,u will be permanently relieved from sestivity.For this u have to visit a dentist.

Hello Doctor, my mouth is not opening due to eating gutkha.what should i do?

SLE, FELLOWSHIP IN DIABETOLOGY, DIPLOMA IN PSYCHOLOGY MENTAL HEALTH AND ILLNESS, PLAB (MANCHESTOR, UK), FAGE, MBBS
General Physician
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Thanks for your query. Please stop eating gutkha immediately and consult a oral medicne specialist (dentist) immediately. Please feel free to ask me a private question.

I am a 24 year old male having sputum with blood on early morning. I don't have any pain but thick mucus with little of blood will be there. I am afraid it was almost 2 years now. Please help me.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist
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I am a 24 year old male having sputum with blood on early morning. I don't have any pain but thick mucus with little ...
If blood is from gums get scaling done but if otherwise get ur self checked by a chest physician rule out tb

Ulcers, I get these ulcers in my mouth very often. I take vitamin -b table for 5 days then I feel good. Why I get these again n again?

MD - Medicine, MBBS
General Physician
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do you have constipation.. then treat it ..take lot of fibre by taking salad and fruits... if a person is constipated then patient has chances of ulcer.. also get FBS and ictc test done
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I haven't sleep for the past one week. My throat is irritating a lot and I have lot of body aches. I have pain inside the cheeks, it like farady spot inside for the long time. I have tried many medicines which was commonly used for mouth ulcers. But no use of it. Kindly help me?

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I haven't sleep for the past one week. My throat is irritating a lot and I have lot of body aches. I have pain inside...
it is possible that your lesion is not healing due to your infected throat you can try antibiotic mouth wash and gargle for relief of both
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What are removable overdentures? When and why these are used? What are the uses and demerits of overdentures?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
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What are removable overdentures? When and why these are used? What are the uses and demerits of overdentures?
Removable overdentures-A removable partial denture or complete denture that covers & rests on one or more remaining natural teeth, the roots of natural teeth, &/or dental implants; a prosthesis that covers & is partially supported by natural tooth roots, &/or dental implants, called also overlay denture, overlay prosthesis, superimposed prosthesis, hybrid dentures. Indications: Indications Patients with few remaining natural teeth (coronally intact / malpositioned / morphologically compromised) Patients with mutilated / severely compromised dentitions Advantages of Overdentures: Advantages of Overdentures Residual ridge integrity– improved stress distribution Stability & retention Patient’s perception of preserved natural teeth Viable & simple alternate technique to CD Application is virtually unlimited Disadvantages of Overdentures: Likely time dependent transition to CD, depends on patient’s oral hygiene & nature of selected abutments Age-related inability to follow proper hygiene Presence of refractory periodontal disease Caries Frequent recall appointments, expense (endo & restoration) Available interarch space Weakness in Acrylic denture base Cast coping – increases lab procedures / expenses Disadvantages of Overdentures.
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A.C.C.I - Accredited and Certified Course in Implantology, MDS - Pediatric & Preventive Dentistry, BDS
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To make your teeth last long and avoid painful dental treatment it is better to have your teeth checked and if the decay has initiated - to stop the same by having it treated with Pit and fissure sealants. This is the new age - Minimally Invasive Dentistry (MID).

BDS
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A cup of tea a day, keeps the dentist away! A single cup of tea contains high amounts of flouride and flavonoids which prevent harmful bacteria from sticking to the teeth thereby keeping the teeth and gums healthy.

Which is the medicine for teeth cavity.

Certification in Full Mouth Rehabilitation, Post-Graduate Certificate in Oral Implantology (PGCOI), M.Sc - Master of Oral Implantology (MOI), Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist
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There is no such medicine for cavity you have get it filled by the dentist before it lead to pain or infection to the.

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Post-Graduate Certificate in Endodontics
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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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BDS, PGDFO
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To keep the gums from getting hurt by the bristles of your brush, keep the toothbrush at a 45 degree angle while brushing.

What you can do about bad breath?

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What you can do about bad breath?


It's easy to improve your breath and keep your teeth and gums healthy at the same time. Try these simple steps to make your mouth feel fresh and clean.

1. Brush and floss more often.

Plaque, the sticky buildup on your teeth, collects bacteria that cause bad breath. Trapped food also adds to the problem.

Brush your teeth at least two times each day, and floss at least once. If you're concerned about your breath, do both a little more often.

Don't overdo things, though. If you brush too hard you can wear down your teeth, making them vulnerable to decay.

2. Rinse your mouth out.

Besides freshening your breath, a mouthwash adds extra protection by getting rid of bacteria. A fresh minty taste can make you feel good. But be sure the mouthwash you choose kills the germs that cause bad breath. Don't just cover up the smell. Rinse daily with a good mouthwash and stop bad breath at its source.

You can also help your breath if you swish your mouth with plain water after you eat. It can get rid of food particles that get stuck in your teeth.

3. Scrape your tongue.

The coating that normally forms on your tongue can be a host for smelly bacteria. To get rid of them, gently brush your tongue with your toothbrush.

If your brush is too big to comfortably reach the back of your tongue, try a scraper" they're designed specifically to apply even pressure across the surface of the tongue area. This removes bacteria, food debris, and dead cells that brushing alone can't take care of.

4. Avoid foods that sour your breath.

Onions and garlic are big offenders. But brushing after you eat them doesn't help.

The substances that cause their bad smells make their way into your bloodstream and travel to your lungs, where you breathe them out.

The best way to stop the problem? don't eat them, or at least avoid them before you go to work or see friends.

5. Kick the tobacco habit.

Besides causing cancer, smoking can damage your gums, stain your teeth, and give you bad breath.

Over-the-counter nicotine patches can help tame the urge. If you need a little help, make an appointment with your doctor to talk about quit-smoking programs or prescription medications that can help you give up tobacco for good.

6. Skip after-dinner mints and chew gum instead.

The bacteria in your mouth love sugar. They use it to make acid. This wears down your teeth and causes bad breath. Chew sugarless gum instead.

Gum stimulates saliva, which is the mouth's natural defense mechanism against plaque acids, which cause tooth decay and bad breath.

7. Keep your gums healthy.

Gum disease causes bad breath. Bacteria gather in pockets at the base of teeth, which creates an odor.

If you have gum disease, your dentist may suggest you see a periodontist, who specializes in treating it.

8. Moisten your mouth.

You can get tooth decay and bad breath if you don't make enough saliva. If your mouth is dry, drink plenty of water during the day.

Chew sugarless gum or suck on sugar-free hard candy. Also try a humidifier at night to moisten the air in your house.

9. See your doctor.

If your bad breath continues despite your best efforts, make an appointment with your doctor. He'll check to see if your problems are related to a medical condition.
What you can do about bad breath?
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Dentist
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Taking care of your tooth brush is as important as taking care of your teeth. So, always rinse your tooth brush thoroughly after brushing and allow it to air-dry before using it again.

MDS, BDS
Dentist
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Cleaning a child?s teeth should begin when the first tooth is visible, because teeth are susceptible to decay as soon as they appear in the mouth. Children should also see a dentist every six months to help your child develop a positive attitude about the dentist.

I have yellowing at my front two teeth bottom, though I do brush properly and regularly, what should I do to whiten it or make natural, tell me about medicine and diet for it.

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Dentist
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I have yellowing at my front two teeth bottom, though I do brush properly and regularly, what should I do to whiten i...
There are several causes of tooth discoloration, including: Foods/drinks. Coffee, tea, colas, wines, and certain fruits and vegetables (for example, apples and potatoes) can stain your teeth. Poor dental hygiene. Inadequate brushing and flossing.... Here is home remedy for brighter teeth--- Mix several teaspoons of baking soda with enough fresh lemon juice (or water) to make a paste. Wipe your teeth and any extra saliva off of them with a paper towel. Put a good amount of paste onto your toothbrush and apply. Leave the paste on for 1 minute, then rinse, so as to avoid the acid effecting enamel. If you are using just water you can leave it on for up to 3 minutes. for faster result you can go for TEETH BLEACHING from dentist...
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I am getting new tooth now which is well known as knowledge teeth. The problem is the new teeth is getting infected actually that new tooth has not fully formed only half of the tooth has been grown. I cant able to brush that tooth at that place as my chin flesh covers inside for that tooth. What to do to stop infecting that tooth. Past I had undergone root canal and cement filling for other tooth.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist
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Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations to decide upon treatment. You may need deep cleaning or surgical removal procedures. You may consult me in person too. 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.

I have done braces, is whitening or bleeching cause weakness of teeth. As after braces my tooth got sensitive I can't bite from my front teeth how it can be stronger?

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I have done braces, is whitening or bleeching cause weakness of teeth. As after braces my tooth got sensitive I can't...
You can start using fluoridated mouth rinse and go for bleaching once the sensitivity is completely eliminated.
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