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Dr. Sumitha

Dentist, Chennai

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Dr. Sumitha is one of the best Dentists in Chetpet, Chennai. Doctor is currently practising at A.B. Advanced Dental Care in Chetpet, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Sumitha on Lybrate.com.

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Dental Implants & Dental Crowns - Immediate Post-operative Care

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Dentist
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When a tooth is lost, the dental implant or dental crown would be the closest replacement both in terms of chewing efficiency and facial appearance.

Unlike a denture, the implant replaces not just the crown structure but also the root portion. This ensures that the tooth is replaced as it was prior to the loss. When clinically done properly and cared for appropriately, the dental implant can last for decades.

Why Is a Dental Crown Needed?
A dental crown may be needed in the following situations:

  1. To protect a weak tooth (for instance, from decay) from breaking or to hold together parts of a cracked tooth
  2. To restore an already broken tooth or a tooth that has been severely worn down
  3. To cover and support a tooth with a large filling when there isn't a lot of tooth left
  4. To hold a dental bridge in place
  5. To cover misshapened or severely discolored teeth
  6. To make a cosmetic modification

And, if you have gone for dental implants, keep the following in-check to maintain a good oral health after you the implant is done- 

  • Until the effect of the anesthetic wears off, do not eat or limit to drinking something cold. Avoid anything hot or spicy for the first day.
  • Start using the mouthwash from the evening of surgery and continue through the entire week. It should be held in the surgical area for at least a minute, repeated 3 times daily, for the first week.
  • The other teeth should be brushed from the evening of the surgery. The surgical area should not be touched for the first 3 to 4 days. After that, depending on the pain tolerance, gently brush this area with a soft toothbrush.
  • Add a teaspoon of salt to a glass of warm water, keep it in the surgical site for a soothing effect. This can be repeated as many times as possible, after each meal or snack.
  • Follow a soft diet and do not let the food go into the surgical site area.
  • Do not disturb the surgical site with either tongue or finger.
  • Smoking should be completely avoided until the wound completely heals. The negative pressure created during can dislodge the clot and lead to delayed healing and even complications like dry socket.
  • Expect some swelling and/or bruising in the cheek and mouth area, which will increase for the first 2 to 3 days and then gradually subside. Swelling can be managed with ice packs or a cold towel that is applied for 10 minutes with half-hour breaks. From day 2 onwards, gentle heat can be used.
  • Similarly, expect pain for the first couple of days which can be controlled with pain-killers. Take the first pain-killer before the anesthetic effect wears off.
  • Continued pain and swelling after the first 4 to 5 days should prompt a visit to the dentist, as it might be an indication of underlying dental infection.
  • If you have dentures over the surgical implant site, try using them to the least extent possible for the first week.
  • Complete the entire antibiotics course after the surgery.

Appropriate post-operative care goes a long way in ensure the implant gets absorbed and lasts a lifetime. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.

Dental Implants & Dental Crowns - Immediate Post-operative Care
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My little baby have a small gap in upper front two teeths.Please suggest.

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Spacing in milk teeth is normal. That's how the permanent teeth get accommodated in jaws at later stage. So don't worry.

How to get relief from gum pain , because when I am cleaning the teeth with neem datoon so my teeth is swelling and pain. What should i do? Please advise.

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How to get relief from gum pain , because when I am cleaning the teeth with neem datoon so my teeth is swelling and p...
Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations to decide upon treatment. You may need deep cleaning along with surgical procedures or artificial enamel filling. You may consult me in person too. 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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What would be the estimate expense for capping of upper central incisors ?

MDS Prosthodontics, BDS
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Around 3000 - 10000 depends on type of cap - Metal ceramic or all ceramic. For front teeth E-max crowns are generally preferred for their better esthetics.
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Sir/madam, I am 18y old my weight is approx 85 whenever I eat food too much gas is forming in my stomach and i'm getting bad breathe is there any solution for that im looking forward for solution please help me.Please tell.

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Sir/madam, I am 18y old my weight is approx 85 whenever I eat food too much gas is forming in my stomach and i'm gett...
Bad breath is due to your upset stomach. So take balance diet. Stop spicy and oily food and food from outside. Drink plenty of water and do excersise.
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How to make teeth healthy and whither?

Certified Implantologist, BDS
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How to make teeth healthy and whither?
Maintain proper oral health visit your dentist every 6 months once. Have a clean oral habits. Do scaling and flossing, have beautiful teeth.
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How can I make my teeth whiter?

MDS - Periodontics, Certified Implantologist, BDS
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How can I make my teeth whiter?
Hello thanks for the query natural tooth colour ranges from yellowish white to grayish white. Deposits on the tooth surface like plaque and tartar makes the tooth look yellowish. If it's because of deposits than you have to undergo scaling (teethcleaning) if it's natural than you have to undergo chemical teeth whitening (bleaching) thank you
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My 11 years daughter defined an apical root cyst noted in right maxilla. Doctors of AMC advised to do RCT of 4 teeth. Now i want to know if i take her to chennai apollo, approximately how many days it will be take for the treatment and approx. Cost for it.

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Apical cyst can be treated by conservative means I,e by undergoing RCT but it depends on upon the size of leison. In some cases Apicectomy Is done along with RCT. So the actual time and cost depends on treatment plan.

THE DENTIST REMOVED 2 BROKEN FRONT TOP TEETH. I AM FEELING UNWELL SINCE THEN. WHAT SHOULD I DO ? I CONSULTED A GENERAL PHYSICIAN ALSO.

MDS - Periodontics, BDS
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He must have given you medications.1 or 2 days its normal to get mild fever.But with medicines you will be fine.Or it might me just a coincidence that you got unwell with extraction.No need to worry

After accident on facial maxilabone & front teeth which doctor is suitable?

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Dear your problem has to be managed by radiologist oral surgeon endodontist periodontist n if required orthodontist. Thanks

My tooth is paining from 3 - 4 week what should I do? please Help me.

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Dentist
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My tooth is paining from 3 - 4 week what should I do? please Help me.
Kindly get yourself checked by dentist as to wwhicch part of your teeth or portion of mouth is in pain. And take medications/treatment accordingly.

My jaw often locks and than there is only a limited mouth opening and after some time it starts opening with a clicking and popping sound. What should I do?

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My jaw often locks and than there is only a limited mouth opening and after some time it starts opening with a clicki...
Hi. You should take precautions like not to close tightly during gym workouts and do not open widely while yawning. A device called night guard will help you a lot. It is wore during sleep. An expert dentist can give you after taking your teeth impression. And if after 3 to 4 months of using problem still persists then tmj xray has to be taken for further therapy.
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Do i have any another option rather then braces to get good shape of my teeth?

MDS - Orthodontics, BDS
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You can go with clear aligner system that is the latest technology treatment without braces(www.invisalign.com) You can call us for further details or what's app +918569000538
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My tooth has been decay and I want to remove gems from it can you pls suggest me some medicine.

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Dentist
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My tooth has been decay and I want to remove gems from it can you pls suggest me some medicine.
Hi, from what you have mentioned above, it seems you have got cavities in your teeth. Cavities cannot be treated with medicines. The existing decay needs to be removed and the tooth should be filled with an inert material to prevent the further progression of the decay.

I have black stains on my teeth enamel from last one year. Wat to do amd wat is the cause?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist
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I have black stains on my teeth enamel from last one year. Wat to do amd wat is the cause?
Advise deep cleaning, polishing, whitening (bleaching) procedures, artificial enamel filling or capping. Advance procedures can be done with laser. Use Snowdent tooth paste for whitening until then. Apply SNOWDENT paste on the teeth. Wait for 10 to 15 min. Then brush your teeth with the same paste. Applying it overnight for better results. Cause of discoloration – Smoking, coffee, tea, drugs, aging, staining food (wine, blueberry, etc) genetics.

BDS, Diploma in Hospital Administration, Diploma in Pharmacy
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Is Your Toothbrush Making You Sick?
When somebody in the household gets sick with the cold or flu, it won't be long before the entire family is feeling ill, as well. Germs pass from one person to another, more so between people who live together, because of unhygienic habits. Storing and cleaning the toothbrush is one of the most overlooked aspect of home life that potentially spreads diseases. A badly kept toothbrush can also cause oral infections and other chronic health illnesses.
Don't Share That Toothbrush
Toothbrush sharing is vile but also intimate. Some new couples validate their new romances by sharing toothbrushes. Don't do it! Sharing the same toothbrush is not like exchanging bodily fluids while kissing. Toothbrush bristles get into the crevices of the gums and teeth, pushing germs deep into the tissue. The body has many natural defenses against infections, but become vulnerable when there is a tear in the tissue, something that happens often in the mouth. You might have bitten your tongue or gum, flossed too forcefully between the teeth or scratch the gum with hard brush bristles.
Don't Cover Toothbrushes
People put plastic covers on the toothbrush head thinking it protects it from airborne germs. And it does, but the confined and moist environment toothbrush covers create also exponentially increases the amount of germs already on the toothbrush. Toothbrush covers help when packing for trips, because it keeps the bristles from collecting dust and other dirt on the bottom of your bag. Wrapping your toothbrush in paper is even better when travelling, because paper is disposable and absorbs extra moisture while protecting bristles from getting dirty. In the bathroom, keep the toothbrush out to dry in a cup holder, away from the toilet bowl. Don't crowd several toothbrushes in one holder to avoid cross contamination.
Rinse Under Running Water
After use, rinse your toothbrush under running water to remove as much debris as you can and dilute germs on the toothbrush head. Every now and then soak the entire toothbrush head for a few minutes in mouthwash or a solution of salt and warm water to disinfect. The American Dental Association recommends that you change your toothbrush every 3 to 4 months. Replace children's toothbrushes even more frequently, as they wear out much faster. Since there are so many different kinds of toothbrushes, quality and durability differs. Change your brush when it looks too worn or dirty, rather than waiting for 3 to 4 months to pass.
Some people clean their brushes by heating it in the microwave or leaving it in a dishwasher. This can damage some toothbrushes but could work for others. These methods and the use of mouthwash and sanitizing solutions to clean toothbrushes, are not supported by the American Dental Association, because there is no clinical evidence to show that they actually suppress bacterial growth. But, if some rituals make you feel better, and they work for you, don't give them up if it helps you have consistent hygiene habits.

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Gum disease is caused by a buildup of bacteria called 'PLAQUE. Plaque forms constantly on your teeth. It is important to remove this plaque to avoid gum inflammation (swelling & soreness). If the plaque is not removed, the gum disease will in time, affect the bone under the gums because of that your teeth may gradually become loose.
comman signs of gum disease are-
gum bleeding
loose teeth
receding gums
bad breath.

I have pain on my left molar tooth for over 2 days. What precautions I should take?

Master of Clinical Dentistry, Bachelor of Dental Surgery
Dentist
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I have pain on my left molar tooth for over 2 days. What precautions I should take?
Visit a dentist as soon as possible to know the exact cause and treatment of the pain. A delay in visiting the dentist can complicate the treatment.

I'm having pain in my left jaw from the past few weeks. What should I do?

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How is the pain like? is it while opening and closing the mouth or does it lingers throughout the day. Is there a clicking noise while opening the mouth. Is the pain teeth or jaw can you locate it?

I am 22 years old, my teeth gap is little. How to reduce my teeth gap and clean white teeth.

BDS
Dentist
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I am 22 years old, my teeth gap is little. How to reduce my teeth gap and clean white teeth.
gap between teeth can be filled with restorative material like composite. ..visit to a dentist for examination and proper treatment. .
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