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Dr. Sreekumar

BDS, MDS

Dentist, Chennai

16 Years Experience
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Dr. Sreekumar BDS, MDS Dentist, Chennai
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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....more
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Dr. Sreekumar is an experienced Dentist in Arumbakkam, Chennai. He has helped numerous patients in his 16 years of experience as a Dentist. He has completed BDS, MDS . He is currently practising at The Healing Tree Dental Clinic in Arumbakkam, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Sreekumar and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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BDS - Dr. M G R University - 2001
MDS - Dr. M G R University - 2007
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BDS, Certified Implantologist
Dentist, Delhi
9. Brush your teeth just before you go to bed and before you have anything to eat or drink at breakfast.
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Can HIV Be Diagnosed Through Oral Manifestation?

M.D.S, Post-Graduate Certificate in Oral Implantology (PGCOI) , B.D.S
Dentist, Hyderabad
Can HIV Be Diagnosed Through Oral Manifestation?

HIV is a systemic disease which affects all parts of the body. The oral cavity also has some tell-tale symptoms which indicate HIV / AIDS. A careful examination and detailed history of symptoms is essential. In some cases, the oral manifestations could be the area where HIV is suspected. This can help in reducing morbidity and improves prognosis. The oral lesions that occur in HIV patients can vary and differ significantly in children and adults. While there are a variety of oral lesions in HIV-infected individuals, listed below are some common infections seen in HIV patients. These are a combination of fungal, viral and bacterial infections.

  1. Candidiasis: Candida is an opportunistic fungus that is normally present in the oral cavity and with reduced immunity of HIV, recurrent bouts of the infection begins to show up. It can be in the form of regular thrush which is whitish and cannot be scraped off (pseudomembranous candidiasis), hyperplastic candidiasis (white patches which can be scraped off) or erythematous (reddish patches). Candida can involve any part of the oral mucosa including the pharynx and the palate.
  2. Herpes Simplex: This is the most common viral infection seen in patients with HIV/AIDS. There could be primary or secondary infection of herpes virus, especially inside the mouth and the vermillion border of the lips.
  3. Herpes zoster: This virus, when already present in the body, can be reactivated with HIV/AIDS and with oral herpes. The distinction with herpes simplex is from their distribution. These are unilateral, along the distribution of the maxillary or mandibular nerve. The lesions appear both on the facial skin and the oral mucosa. While the facial ones break open and form crusts, the mucosal ones coalesce to form larger lesions.
  4. Hairy Leukoplakia: This is present in about 20% of asymptomatic HIV patients. Onset of hairy leukoplakia is an indication of rapid progression of HIV with increased CD4 counts. The typical lesion is a non-movable, hairy lesion along the side of the tongue and can spread to the top and the undersurface of the tongue. There are large amounts of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) identified from biopsies of hairy leukoplakia.
  5. Cytomegalovirus: If the ulcers have a necrotic base with a halo surrounding it, it is CMV infection, usually seen on any oral mucosal surface.
  6. Periodontal disease: This is one of the bacterial infections that manifests itself in HIV patients. It can take two forms such as Linear Gingival Erythema (LGE) which can subsequently lead to Necrotizing Ulcerative Periodontitis (NUP). The oral hygiene is generally good with minimal plaque and there is rapid bone loss and soft tissue reddening and swelling. The, mouth, therefore is certainly a window to one’s health.

Diagnosing HIV with Western Blot Test-

It is a series of blood screenings are performed to test for HIV. The enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), also known as an enzyme immunoassay (EIA), is the first test that your healthcare provider will order to screen for HIV. ELISA, like the Western blot test, detects HIV antibodies in your blood. Antibodies are proteins your immune system produces in response to the presence of foreign substances, such as viruses. If you test positive for HIV on the ELISA test, your provider will order the Western blot test to confirm HIV infection. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.

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I am 18 years old, I have a pain on teeth, some times I seen blood on my teeth, what I do, which medicine you suggest for it, if mouth wash is good not? Please reply as far as possible.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I am 18 years old, I have a pain on teeth, some times I seen blood on my teeth, what I do, which medicine you suggest...
Hello. Tooth sensitivity — also known as dentin hypersensitivity — affects the tooth or exposed root surfaces. This occurs when the enamel that protects our teeth gets thinner, or when gum recession occurs, exposing the underlying surface, the dentin, thus, reducing the protection the enamel and gums provide to the tooth and root. If hot, cold, sweet or very acidic foods and drinks, or breathing in cold air, makes your teeth or a tooth sensitive or painful then you may have sensitive teeth. Tooth sensitivity can come and go over time. Causes: There are many causes of tooth sensitivity, including: Worn tooth enamel from using a hard toothbrush or brushing too aggressively Tooth erosion due to highly acidic foods and beverages Tooth erosion due to bulimia or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) Gum recession that leaves your root surface exposed There are several conditions which can cause pain, but which are not tooth sensitivity: Dental caries A cracked or chipped tooth Grinding or clenching the teeth Leakage around restorations External tooth bleaching Management: Proper oral hygiene is the key to preventing gums from receding and causing sensitive-tooth pain. If you brush your teeth incorrectly, or over-brush, your gums may become sensitive. Brushing properly twice daily for 2 minutes with toothpaste that does not have high levels of abrasives, and flossing once a day, can help reduce the chance of tooth sensitivity. A diet low in acidic foods (tomatoes, pickles, tea, citrus fruits) and drinks also helps prevent tooth sensitivity. Treatment: Apply Plantago Q/ few drops on cotton swab, place it on the affected teeth and press it tightly, do it thrice a day. Orally, take Mag. Phos. 6x and Merc. Sol. 30 - both 3 times a day daily for a month. Do visit a dentist for proper diagnosis, share the reports with me. In case possible, will help you in treating your problem.
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Ways To Maintain Your Dental Health!

MD - General Medicine
General Physician, Anand
Ways To Maintain Your Dental Health!

Almost everything you eat and drink has an impact on your oral health, especially your teeth. This impact is not just due to the food's nutritional value, but also because parts of the mouth come in direct contact with the food that is taken. For example, if the teeth come in contact with a compound that has a pH value lower than 5.5, the enamel of teeth can get softened.

The following is a list of the foods, which are good for your teeth:

  1. Dairy products: Milk and most other dairy products are rich in calcium and protein. The cells called osteoblasts absorb calcium and create the protein tissues, which are the building blocks of the skeleton. An added advantage of these foods is that they are low in sugar content, which is beneficial for the teeth.
  2. Water: Fluoridated water is extremely good for bone and dental health. Minerals like chlorine, calcium, phosphorus and fluorine can prevent damage caused by acidic foods.
  3. Dry fruits: Most nuts are protein rich. The processes of biting and chewing also stimulate the salivary glands and saliva helps to clean the mouth and maintain oral health.
  4. Meat: Meat is also high in protein content and so it helps to protect the teeth and replenish the dissolved enamel. Fish and eggs are similarly helpful.

Here is a list of things that you should consume in regulated quantities to maintain dental health:

  1. Citrus fruits: Fruits like lemons, oranges, grapes etc contain citric acid. Acidic foods erode the tooth enamel and so these kinds of fruits should be included in your daily diet in small portions.
  2. Carbonated drinks: Most soft drinks and beverages contain large quantities of sugar. The sugar can be used by the dental plaque (mass of bacteria growing on the inside on the mouth) to produce acids and over time, which gives rise to a thick yellow layer on the teeth, damaging them.
  3. Candied sugar: Foods that are sticky can remain stuck in between the teeth for a very long time and cause decay of the enamel and harm the gums. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a General Physician.
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Problem of bad breath. I brush my teeth daily. With Colgate.. Even then. The plm. Occur. After 3 to 4 hours of brushing. It starts. Even I take breakfast or not. In both the cases it happens. Then I need to take mouth freshener. Is there not any permanent solution of it?

BDS, MDS - Orthodontics
Dentist, Ghaziabad
Problem of bad breath. I brush my teeth daily. With Colgate.. Even then. The plm. Occur. After 3 to 4 hours of brushi...
Please get your routine dental check up done. Is it there is any badly decayed tooth in mouth which may be causing bad odour or may be just a cleaning may help too. And if it's not because of teeth then please remember that bad oral odour will be there due to general problems aswell i. E. Like if stomach problem, etc. Please see a general physician if not resolved by a dentist after the procedure aswell. And please get into a habit of doing warm saline rinses atleast 3 times a day, that is that put one tbs of salt and mix it in warm water and then rinse your mouth with it. It helps you keep a healthy mouth too.
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MDS
Dentist, Nashik
Always rinse your tooth brush thoroughly after brushing, and allow it to air-dry before using it again.
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Hello sir, I have problem on teeth like bleeding on gums. Please give me some suggestions.

BDS
Dentist, Delhi
Hello sir,
I have problem on teeth like bleeding on gums.
Please give me some suggestions.
Dear lybrate-user, the bleeding gums are due to accumulation of food debris, which is a result of inadequate maintenance of oral hygiene. I suggest that you get thorough professional cleaning/scaling done from a dentist, and use antibacterial mouthwashes thereafter. Following all these measures will solve your problem. Hope that helps.
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I have done two time toothpaste but my mouth bad breath and some time blooding so what I have done please tell me. I have use Colgate total.

BDS, MDS - Pediatric Dentistry , Certificate Course in Conscious Sedation
Dentist, Hyderabad
I have done two time toothpaste but my mouth bad breath and some time blooding so what I have done please tell me. I ...
Pls get a scaling done and then use hexidine mouthwash. Brushing really will not help until all deposits are cleaned from your teeth.
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One of my wisdom teeth has been infected and I visited a nearby dentist. He assured me of an RCT and also a extra unwanted covering over wisdom teeth to be cut off as food gets lodged inside it and cause inflammation .I want to know whether it will be a good decision to do such surgery from a clinic without any support staff or from a hospital as there might be bleeding after surgery?

Certification in Laser Dentistry, B.D.S, Certification in Dental Implants, Certification In Rotary Endodontics
Dentist, Kanpur
One of my wisdom teeth has been infected and I visited a nearby dentist. He assured me of an RCT and also a extra unw...
There Are So Many Treatment Options Available Regarding The Third Molar Apart from The RCT The removal Of covering gingiva Can Be removed By THE LASER Also. I Personally As A dental Laser Surgeon prefer to remove the covered gingiva with the help of soft tissue laser. Its Completely Blood Less & PAin less. Neither need the sutures Nor IT Takes extra time for healing.
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MDS, BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Diets that are deficient in vitamin C can cause severe dental problems, including loose teeth and bleeding gums. Try a salad with citrus fruits, such as orange or grapefruit sections, to boost your body's ability to fight those destructive symptoms, as well as plaque. Be sure to buffer citrus fruits by including them as part of a meal, because their acid content could potentially erode tooth enamel.
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My molar teeth has been rotten up to the flesh. It is paining now, if I go for filling, would it not be painful?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Zirakpur
My molar teeth has been rotten up to the flesh. It is paining now, if I go for filling, would it not be painful?
Rotten tooth requires complete opinion of dentist near u. If root is ok it can be saved by construction of a crown.
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BDS, Certified Endodontist, Certified Implantologist
Dentist, Siliguri
You can exercise for healthier gums as well. Gently bite down so as to make sure that your teeth make a clinking sound when they meet. Repeat this 30 to 40 times continously. This exercise will stimulate the flow of blood and will keep your gums healthy.
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I am suffering from payria there is pain in teeth what to do I am not understanding please tell me.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
I am suffering from payria there is pain in teeth what to do I am not understanding please tell me.
Hello,you can take homoeopathic medicine Plantago Q (10 drops in little amount of water) thrice a day for 2 days and revert.
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I am 24 year old teenager my teeth are becoming yellow in colour help me remove them and get back my white colour.

Master of dental surgery, Bachelor of dental surgery
Dentist,
I am 24 year old teenager my teeth are becoming yellow in colour help me remove them and get back my white colour.
Get a scaling done for your teeth. Ask your dentist for proper oral hygiene maintenance tips and brushing techniques.
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My teeth is so yellow and gap between front two teeth how can reduce gap and become teeth whiter.

Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
My teeth is so yellow and gap between front two teeth how can reduce gap and become teeth whiter.
Visit a dentist and get scaling (cleaning) done, use a mouthwash before bed and brush twice a day.Your teeth may have plaque accumulation giving it a yellow appearance.
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She is feeling too tiredness of her Jaws from both sides for 6 days: she can't understand the problem so please help her: be kind to your response: Thnkzz Regards masood Ahmed.

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
She is feeling too tiredness of her Jaws from both sides for 6 days: she can't understand the problem
so please help ...
Do hot water fermentation on both the sides of our cheeks. It will help relax the muscles of the jaw. If it does not help in a few days then consult your doctor to understand the reason.
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Hi, I am 50 year old, facing teeth sensitivity issue since last 2 months. Am taking pain killer and also changed to oroguard toothpaste after consulting dentist. Still no effect.

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Hi, I am 50 year old, facing teeth sensitivity issue since last 2 months. Am taking pain killer and also changed to o...
For sensitivity use colgate pro sensitive tooth paste and apply with finger around the tooth and wash after five minutes. And also visit dental surgeon for proper checkup and further treatment required.
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BDS, MDS - Periodontics
Dentist, Chennai
Implants with crown

Dental Tips!

MDS - Periodontics, Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Chandigarh
Dental Tips!

Keeping your brush at a 45 degree angle while brushing so that the bristles do not hurt your gums.

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