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Dr. Suresh Kumar

Dentist, Chennai

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Dr. Suresh Kumar Dentist, Chennai
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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them.
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Dr. Suresh Kumar is a popular Dentist in Anna Nagar, Chennai. He is currently associated with Vignesh Dental Hospital & Implantology Centre in Anna Nagar, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Suresh Kumar on Lybrate.com.

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I am male, 53, since the age of 25 I had habit of chewing tobacco. Now also I am healthy. But now my teeth become like wood. There is no gum in teeth. Please guide me how I should regain the gum?

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
I am male, 53, since the age of 25 I had habit of chewing tobacco. Now also I am healthy. But now my teeth become lik...
Stop tobacco consult a maxillofacial surgeon rule out development of any tobacco related disease cancer is one commonest it may not give you any symptoms initially you may send a pic of your gums on line to me.
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I am 21 years old male, wearing braces for almost a year to fix reverse overjet of 1mm (i had my lower 2 bicuspids removed for the same). Recently my dentist applied a lower archwire 0.016" x 0.022" stainless steel. Is rectangular archwire better than the round archwire and how much more time can I expect to continue wearing braces?

MDS - Orthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Kolkata
I am 21 years old male, wearing braces for almost a year to fix reverse overjet of 1mm (i had my lower 2 bicuspids re...
During braces treatment you have to go through a sequence of archwire changes of which 0.016 x 0.022 stainless steel archwire is a part. Treatment is usually started with round niti archwires for alignment of your teeth which is followed by rectangular archwires for retraction and torque control. Hence both types of archwires are important. Treatment has to be continued till the primary objective of achieving proper overjet is completed.
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I am 23 years old, my lips are cracking every day whenever I brush, bathing, and becoming red. And they are peeling off. So what should I do now. Does it having any remedy? Please suggest me.

MDS
Dentist, Kolkata
I am 23 years old, my lips are cracking every day whenever I brush, bathing, and becoming red. And they are peeling o...
Just simply keep on sipping fluids at regular intervals throughout the day, apply vaseline or boroline on your lips.
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My mummy is 35 years old. She feel much pain of mouth. What should she doing to solve the problem?

BDS
Dentist, Noida
A thorough clinical evaluation needs to be done for her & x-rays to be taken if required for any tooth. Please visit a good dentist & book an appointment. Good luck.
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Few days back I have done teeth filling, now I am feeling kind of pain, what may be the cause and how to get rid of this?

BDS
Dentist, Bhopal
Few days back I have done teeth filling, now I am feeling kind of pain, what may be the cause and how to get rid of t...
Sometimes the filling remains a bit high. So while chewing when teeth come in contact. You feel pain. Or otherwise if the filling is very near to the tooth inner structure we call it pulp. Then also you may get pain. X ray will reveal the truth. Go back to your dentist n get it checked properly if it is high. The dentist will trim it off or otherwise will do the x ray n will do the treatment accordingly. For time being if pain is not bearable. Take one painkiller like. Brufen. Take care.
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I want to know how safe is implant a teeth and what is the cost for it.

MDS - Periodontics, Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist,
Hi thanks for the query at present implant is the safest and best way to replace the missing tooth/teeth regarding cost it ranges from rs. 25000 to 35000 based on type of implant note: all implants are equal good and reliable in long term use, thank you.
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White Patches on Teeth - Causes and Management

Certified Implantologist, Aesthetic , BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
White Patches on Teeth - Causes and Management

White patches on teeth are formed due to many reasons. There are many factors contributing to this. The appearance of the white patches is just like tiny white patches or spots randomly here and there on the teeth. They look odd and may give an impression of poor health and hygiene. 

The causes of white patches on the teeth

White patches are formed on the teeth for the following common reasons:

  • If the teeth are ill formed during development and more calcium is released than required during the development stages, then the excess calcium gets deposited on the teeth as the white patches. You may see them as spots which many be light in color or flashy white.
  • Fluorosis is another common factor, which causes the white patches. This occurs in childhood. During the developing years, if the child's teeth get an excess supply of fluorides, then the white patches develop on the teeth.
  • Mineral depletion is another cause for the white patches. This happens mostly for loss of calcium. If calcium is scarce, then the small white spots are developed on teeth, and the problem is referred to as hypocalcification.
  • If you had been wearing braces for years, and didn't take care of teeth around the braces, then also white spots may develop when you take off the braces.

The various ways of treating the white spots
While the damage is done due to hypocalcification in developmental stages or due to excess fluorides in the developing years can't be reversed, but the appearance can definitely be taken care of. The management is done as follows:

  • Tooth bleaching is an option. The bleach brings uniformity in the teeth color and therefore, conceals the discoloration.
  • Air abrasion is another process where tiny crystal particles are blown towards the patches of calcium deposits, and this depletes the calcium. The removal of excess calcium brings a balance in teeth color.
  • If there are dentures or gaps formed in the teeth after removal of calcium deposits, then a filling will be done to add to the portion to bring natural color balance and smoothness.
  • Tooth capping and porcelain veneer can be added or crowned on tooth so that complete concealing is done of the white spots; this is done when in no other way the visible spots can be managed.

Prevention is better than cure and therefore, practicing dental hygiene and oral care is the best way to prevent the problem. Also a periodic dental checkup has to be done in every six months.

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Hello, I am suffering from problem of mouth ulcer and its very serious so please suggest how I overcome please help me thank you.

MDS
Dentist, Sangli
Hello, I am suffering from problem of mouth ulcer and its very serious so please suggest how I overcome please help m...
You can apply analgesic (pain-killer) dental gel (e. G. Ultigel) on ulcer, 15 minutes before meals. Also, increase water intake, reduce stress, add vitamin c and vitamin b complex to your diet, quit smoking like habit if any.
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My child is 7 years old and she is having some problems in the gums and gets boil in gums every fortnight please suggest what to do.

BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
My child is 7 years old and she is having some problems in the gums and gets boil in gums every fortnight please sugg...
Chronic gingivitis is common in children. It usually causes gum tissue to swell, turn red and bleed easily. Gingivitis is both preventable and treatable with a regular routine of brushing, flossing and professional dental care. However, left untreated, it can eventually advance to more serious forms of periodontal disease. Establish good dental hygiene habits early. When your child is 12 months old, you can begin using toothpaste when brushing his or her teeth. When the gaps between your child's teeth close, it's important to start flossing. Serve as a good role model by practicing good dental hygiene habits yourself. Schedule regular dental visits for family checkups, periodontal evaluations and cleanings. Check your child's mouth for the signs of periodontal disease, including bleeding gums, swollen and bright red gums, gums that are receding away from the teeth and bad breath.
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I have a broken teeth and I want to cap it and also clean my teeth. How much will it cost?

BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
I have a broken teeth and I want to cap it and also clean my teeth. How much will it cost?
Cleaning cost ranges from 1000-1500 rs. In average. Cap costing ranges from 1200-10000 rs. There are different types of caps available nowadays. Visit to a dentist for more details.
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What is the reason for yellowish of teeth and what is the method to whitening the teeth.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
What is the reason for yellowish of teeth and what is the method to whitening the teeth.
Cause of discoloration – Smoking, coffee, tea, drugs, aging, staining food (wine, blueberry, etc) genetics. You may need deep cleaning, polishing along with whitening (bleaching) procedures and / or artificial enamel filling and / 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.
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I am suffering from dental problem my teeth are not gud I think I am suffering from pairia so please give me a right suggestion.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
I am suffering from dental problem my teeth are not gud I think I am suffering from pairia so please give me a right ...
Dear, you really advised to consult a dentist first. Take homoeo medicine. @ kresot 200-6 pills. Thrice a day. @ calendula q10 drops, with 1/4 cup of water, rinse your mouth, twice. Take, care.
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In my mouth there is always some bleeding and Scratch's and the local dentist says that it is due to stomach heat. I also used medicine but it happen again and again.

oral implantology, BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
Bleeding gums and itching sensation is not commonly related to gastric problem. gastric problem can cause fowl smell from mouth or ulcers in mouth. you need to change your dentist
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Guide for Oral Hygiene, Maintenance and Periodontal Health

BDS, PG Diploma In PG Advance Course Of Oral Implantology On New Generation Implants, PGDHHM
Dentist, Gurgaon
Guide for Oral Hygiene, Maintenance and Periodontal Health

While we all dream of a white set of pearly teeth that can be flashed off when we smile, in reality, there are lot of oral problems that do not allow you to do so. There could be stains on the teeth, swollen or bleeding gums, bad breath and the list goes on. All of these can be easily managed by following some regular oral hygiene practices. While most people do not realize, the gums hold the teeth in place and are very essential for overall dental and oral health.

  1. Brushing: A much despised activity, this is one habit that should start early in life and continued through life. The benefits of good brushing, practiced at least twice a day, cannot be underestimated. While it is advisable to brush with each meal that was soft and sticky, it may seem impractical. An alternate is to rinse off with each meal thoroughly to prevent sticking of foods to the teeth. Twice a day brushing is mandatory. Check with your doctor on the correct technique, to avoid damage to tooth structure.
  2. Rinses: Each meal should be followed by a thorough rinse to clear the tooth surfaces of foods that may stick to it and continue to cause damage. Where possible, an antibacterial mouth rinse should be used. If not, plain water is a good substitute.
  3. Flossing: While brushing takes care of the tooth surfaces, there are surfaces between the teeth which escape cleaning via brushing. Flossing is advisable for these areas and should be done at least once daily.
  4. Gum massage: After each brushing session, do a plain finger massage that will help in improving blood circulation and improve the health of gums.
  5. Fluoride: If you know that you are highly prone to caries, then using fluoridated toothpastes or fluoride pastes should be a good option to reduce incidence of caries.
  6. Scaling: A professional cleaning at a dental clinic at least once in 6 months is a must. This will help identify any early decay and also remove dirt and plaque from the tooth, leaving it healthy and free of infection.

The gums, as noted earlier, are extremely important to keep the teeth in place. Weakened gum health as indicated by swelling, bleeding, or redness should be immediately checked by a dentist and treated. The health of the periodontal fibers helps hold the teeth firmly in place. Damaged fibers can also lead to tooth mobility and eventual tooth loss. So, when gum disease is suspected, it is always advisable to visit a dentist and get them checked and cleaned if necessary.

These are some oral health practices which must be started early in life and followed religiously to get rich dividends. 

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I am suffering from my teeth they are not white but I have tried many paste but no effect pls tell me how I get a whiten smile.

DGOI, Aesthetic , M.Sc - Master of Oral Implantology (MOI), MDS - Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopaedics, BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
I am suffering from my teeth they are not white but I have tried many paste but no effect pls tell me how I get a whi...
Yellowish teeth teeth changes its colour as we all age due to dietary habits ie, carbonated drinks contain colours, red wine, few fruit juices (pomegranate, raspberry, cranberry, etc.), tea, coffee, turmeric used for foods sometimes depending on the area you reside the increased amount of iron in your water can also discolour your teeth. Lets understand this better, tooth has a top layer called" enamel" - white layer tooth has the layer beneath this called" dentine"- yellow layer enamel is white- white layer dentine is yellow- yellow layer if you see all the young kids, including you during your younger age will have white teeth. Due to the presence is more of white layer. As we advance with age the teeth change its colour to yellowish. Because the white layer becomes thin and the yellow layer shows from inside. So this is natural and nothing to worry about it. Well apart from this the foods we consume as I mentioned earlier can also stain the teeth which needs professional cleaning by the dentist. But professional cleaning will take away the stain on the surface but not whiten your teeth. Yes there are proceedures like" bleaching, done with caution can whiten your teeth. Please discuss this with your dentist. Caution: please do not use any whitening products for teeth sold online or in shops as they can be more abrasive and acidic making the teeth loose its luster and also make it more yellowish over a period of time also do not try home remedies like baking soda, lime, salt, vinegar as these are highly acidic and abrasive and will make your teeth rough as well as loose the white layer of your teeth more quickly. Please visit your dentist for professional help and discussion I hope I clarified you. If you need more clarification then ping me.
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His mouth smell sometimes when he ate chicken what's the matter I am not getting please can you help me to sort my problem.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
His mouth smell sometimes when he ate chicken what's the matter I am not getting  please can you help me to sort my p...
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. We need more investigations with clinical examination to decide upon treatment. You may need deep cleaning. Rinse your mouth thoroughly with a mouth wash until then. Advance procedures can be done with laser too. 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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My wife suffering from tooth ache and dentist prescribed Droxyl clav500 and Dolide. When taken droxyl clav500 before food she is feeling uncomfortable and uneasiness in stomach. Since she is prone to gastric is this tab is dangerous. Don't know should she continue to take this tab or not. Another few dentist is not available. Any suggestion please.

BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
My wife suffering from tooth ache and dentist prescribed Droxyl clav500 and Dolide. When taken droxyl clav500 before ...
If toothache is due to decay on tooth then she should go for root canal treatment. Prolonged use of medicine is not good for health. Visit to a dentist for examination and proper treatment.
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approached Clove Dental for complaint of toothache in 4, 5 on the upper right teeth. They suggested RCT in both which has been done 4 times in each tooth. Now with and without the caps, the pain has increased. After so much efforts to continuously inform my increasing discomfort to Clove, they have asked me to get the CBCT done of the RCT treated teeth. Is it advisable n clinically necessary? Please do note that any x-rays or clinical history is unavailable as it was done at a private clinic. Also, the consultations undertaken were with the private practising Dentists, hence no documentation is available. I in no way want to retry RCT again for this teeth. It has repeatedly failed and added lots of unwanted harassment and increased discomfort and stress levels. Is CBCT required and clinically needed for further diagnosis?

BDS
Dentist, Vadodara
approached Clove Dental for complaint of toothache in 4, 5 on the upper right teeth. They suggested RCT in both which...
Even it is a private dental clinic, you can still ask for all your x rays and records from them, it is your right to have access to all your history. So I would suggest you get all your past history from them, and let me help you with proper diagnosis. Cbct is mainly used for dental implant, orthodontics treatment. It can be used for root canal treatment, but most of the time, a simple x ray is sufficient for good diagnosis. I would suggest that first you demand all your documentation from them, they cannot refuse to give you that.
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Hi. I have bad breath problem. I consult so many dentist but all of them said that my teeth r perfect. Then I went to gaestrologist for my stomach check up as my mouth becomes dry so early and for check up that may be it is coming from stomach gases but they also said that your system is perfect. There is no problem. So I didn't understand that why it comes. Then I searched that it may be due to psychic reasons also. That now I think alot about it. So it comes. Please doctors suggest me something that is it right that I think alot about it and it comes all time due to over thinking. Nd if yes then please suggest some cure for it. I really need your help thanks.

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Hi. I have bad breath problem. I consult so many dentist but all of them said that my teeth r perfect. Then I went to...
Dear lybrate-user relax ,as you have already got your oral health check up done and clearance from gastro enterologist .now you said it is only psychological best way is avoid the feeling and follow normal course of maintaining oral hygiene brush twice followed by mouthwash regularly. Normal way to precautions are The embarrassing problem of bad breath can be cured through some simple means. Drink as much water as you can. It will help in keeping your mouth clean and refreshed. Also rinse your mouth with water after you munch a snack or drink anything; doing so will minimise the smell in your mouth. Use mouthwash You can carry a small bottle of mouthwash along wherever you go if the problem of bad breath is too severe. Rinse your mouth after every meal and before every crucial meeting or date. Mouth fresheners and sprays You can keep some packs of mouth fresheners and mint chewing gums in store, they always come handy. Mouth-freshening sprays are effective too. They help in controlling bad breath and leave your mouth smelling good. Citrus fruits fight bad breath Citrus fruits like oranges and strawberries aid in fighting bad breath. The vitamin C in them contains anti-bacterial properties and helps in eliminating germ build-up in the mouth. Chew natural mouth fresheners Fennel seeds, cloves, cardamom, basil leaves or mint leaves help restore fresh breath. The antiseptic properties in these ingredients help in curbing bad breath naturally.
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How can we get relief from yellowness of teeth?

BDS
Dentist,
Hi treatment plan to make your teeth white goes as follows: visit the dentist, who will first do clean up of your teeth this will remove all the extrinsic stains and deposits present on the teeth & reveal the original colour of your teeth. After that if you want more brighter teeth you can undergo teeth whitening or bleaching treatment for further enhancement of shade. Your dentist will be best judge to decide whether home bleaching or in office bleaching will provide you with the desired results. You can try some commercially available whitening toothpastes after bleaching to maintain the effect for bit longer time. Whitening toothpastes can also be used without bleaching treatment for very minor yellowish discolouration but cannot give you satisfactory results in more complex situations.
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