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Dr. Thirunavukarasu

BDS, MDS

Dentist, Chennai

24 Years Experience
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Dr. Thirunavukarasu BDS, MDS Dentist, Chennai
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Dr. Thirunavukarasu is a popular Dentist in Kilpauk, Chennai. He has been a successful Dentist for the last 24 years. He is a BDS, MDS . He is currently associated with A K N Nursing Homes in Kilpauk, Chennai. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Thirunavukarasu on Lybrate.com.

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BDS - Chennai University - 1993
MDS - Chennai University - 1997
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While taking foods in the mouth it's difficult to chew the same. What should i do?

Dentist, Kolkata
While taking foods in the mouth it's difficult to chew the same. What should i do?
your teeth must have got attricted or wear down! Go in for crowns, which will improve. your bite n help. In better chewing! Go in for checkup! Tc.
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I am having difficulties swallowing food and water. And the end of my mouth is hurting badly. Please help

BDS, Non-Resident J.R. in Dept. of Orthodontics, Certified oral implantologist, Advanced Aesthetics, Digital Smile Designer
Dentist, Jammu
You might be haiving third molar erupting in your mouth called as pericoronitis. The difficulty in swallowing and drinking can be because of this. Symptoms of pericoronitis can include: pain infection swelling in the gum tissue (caused by an accumulation of fluid) a" bad taste" in the mouth (caused by pus leaking from the gums) swelling of the lymph nodes in the neck difficulty opening the mouth if the pericoronitis is limited to the tooth (for example, if the pain and swelling has not spread), treat it by rinsing your mouth with warm salt water. You should also make sure that the gum flap has no food trapped under it. If your tooth, jaw, and cheek are swollen and painful, see your dentist right away. He or she can treat the infection with antibiotics (usually penicillin, unless you are allergic). You can also take pain relievers such as aspirin, acetaminophen, or ibuprofen. The dentist may also prescribe a pain medication. If the pain and inflammation are severe, or if the pericoronitis recurs, it may be necessary to have oral surgery to remove the gum flap or wisdom tooth. Your dentist can make the appropriate referral to the oral and maxillofacial surgeon. A low-level laser can be used to reduce pain and inflammation associated with pericoronitis.
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I have face a problem with mouth ulcer it can be happen regularly week by week. I already Consulted doctor he suggested as it comes for stress but it happens from childhood but not regularly. Please advise.

BHMS
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I have face a problem with mouth ulcer it can be happen regularly week by week. I already Consulted doctor he suggest...
Are you sufferring from constipation? if yes cure it first. Eat fibre in your diet, whole wheat, plenty of water. Avoid spicy and fatty food. Take nux vomica 200 one dose empty stomach acidum nitricum 30 four drops tds for 4 days. After that inform
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I am suffering from mouth ulcer Doctor said its due to shortage of vitamin B12 how can I fulfill this need.

M. sc Psychology, BHMS
Homeopath, Hyderabad
I am suffering from mouth ulcer Doctor said its due to shortage of vitamin B12 how can I fulfill this need.
Vitamin b complex is rich in sprouts. By making thats regular intake. You can overcome the deficiency. & also, taking all fruits will help to substitute the deficiency. Try to take hand pounded rice.& eggs.
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Chronic Bad Breath - Causes and Management

M.D.S-Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
Chronic Bad Breath - Causes and Management

One thing that can put away talking to someone very interesting is bad breath. And it is not an uncommon problem. While most just try to use mouth wash and chewing gums to keep it away, it is important to note that bad breath can be a sign of underlying causes, both in the mouth and the body as a whole.  

Identifying the reason can help in early diagnosis and prompt treatment of the actual disease condition.

There could be oral and general causes for bad breath or halitosis as it is medically called.  Food habits and other lifestyle habits including smoking can also lead to bad breath.

Oral causes:

  • Presence of food debris in a moist environment (saliva) is ideal for the oral bacteria to act on the food particles and break them down. This causes a bad breath, when it leads to plaque formation and it then calcifies into a hardened substance called calculus.  Plaque and calculus are the main ingredients for tooth decay and periodontal disease.
  • Severe tooth decay leads to bad breath as does periodontal infections. In severe cases, there could even be abscess formation in the root area of the tooth with pus formation 
  • Unclean dentures are another source of halitosis. There could be food lodged in between teeth or the undersurface of the denture, leading to bad breath.
  • Dry mouth or xerostomia - Certain diseases and drugs can lead to dry mouth with reduced amounts of saliva.  Saliva has a natural flushing effect on the bacteria, and in its absence, the bacteria thrive, leading to a bad odour.

General health:  Chronic diseases like gastroesophageal reflux disease, digestive disorders, liver disorders, cancer, and diabetes can lead to bad breath. 

Others:

  • Long-term smoking and/or chewing tobacco and alcohol are also reasons for bad breath.
  • Crash diets:  People on low-carb diets can have a bad breath, owing to burning of the fat and producing ketones, which have a strong smell.
  • Medications: Nitrates to reduce angina, chemotherapy agents for cancer, phenothiazines for anxiety can all lead to bad breath. They reduce saliva and/or release chemicals causing bad breath.

Management:  The first step in managing halitosis is to nail the cause down, which makes it easier to treat.

  • Start with oral hygiene check, and if there is decay or gum disease, consider restorations and cleaning.
  • Mouth rinses can be used in the maintenance phase.
  • Cessation of tobacco use should be considered.
  • General health conditions like GERD should be managed
  • Artificial saliva in cases of xerostomia
  • Alternative medications if they are causing the bad breath

Oral breath is definitely embarrassing but can be managed very easily.

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Suffering from wisdom teeth pain. They growing away outside from jaw. And itching my cheeks under skin. Please help me.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Suffering from wisdom teeth pain. They growing away outside from jaw. And itching my cheeks under skin. Please help me.
Wisdom teeth usually make their appearance between the ages of 17 and 21, though it's possible for them to push through earlier or later. Referred to as your" third molars, these four teeth begin to push through the skin like any other tooth, which can cause pain. However, wisdom teeth are much more likely to grow in at an incorrect angle – even sideways – causing impaction that can radiate this pain to the teeth in front of it.
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Hello sir. Sir i am a smoker and due to smoking my left chick my down to compare right chick . So give the solution and how can i smoke the ciggreate.

Advanced Aesthetics, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Dear You have to visit to a nearby Dentist who can check you and tell you the exact cause and solution. Without check-up we can't comment. Regards Shilpa Dr. Krinita Motwani's Dental Clinic
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B.D.S
Dentist, Gurgaon

Oral Health And Nutrition

M.B.B.S,C.C.A,D.C.A,AASECT,FPA,AAD,M.I.M.S
General Physician, Gorakhpur
Oral Health And Nutrition

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 any specific problem, you can consult a general physician.
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I got a small tooth cavity over my second premolar. Its paining since morning when I brushed with cold water. Since I am having exams I can not do any procedures right now. Please help me. Is it fine to take ibuprofen/diclofenac if its paining for two weeks. Is it good to do warm saline mouth gargle for this. Please reply.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I got a small tooth cavity over my second premolar. Its paining since morning when I brushed with cold water. Since I...
You can take a painkiller if it is very severe pain. But its not advisable to do that for more than 2 or 3 days. Warm saline will help to a certain extent in reducing infection. But it may not help with pain. Please visit a dentist. He will just prescribe antibiotics and painkiller for three days and then you can start the treatment after exams as soon as possible. It is safer to use the drugs prescribes by the dentist and will also be effective reducing pain and infection temporarily.
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B.D.S
Dentist, Gurgaon
Diastema closure (gap closure )

I am suffering from mouth ulcer and have tried ointments but no effect yet I am not sure what else can I do can you please help me. I'm suffering from this disease since 6years.

oral implantology, BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
I am suffering from mouth ulcer and have tried ointments but no effect yet I am not sure what else can I do can you p...
start with multivitamin capsule like becousule z daily. apply ointment mucopain for pain relief. avoid spicy food and drink plenty of water. keep your stomach fit. increase intake of fibrous food.
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MDS
Dentist, Nellore
Saving a fallen tooth can be useful. Try to keep it in place while you seek immediate medical attention. If that is not the case, try wrapping the tooth in a piece of plastic or soaking it into milk and call for immediate dental service.

I am 27 year old and have problem of mouth not complety open during eating or spoken, pain in ear. I consult with dentist but they said that there was no problem in my teeth. Now what should I do?

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
I am 27 year old and have problem of mouth not complety open during eating or spoken, pain in ear. I consult with den...
See that your last teeth are fully erupted in mouth, if not than consult a qualified oral surgeon. For mouth opening do mouth opening exercises, stop pan gutka or smoking and alcohol immediately.
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sir I have dental problem in left side 6 no.teeth in cavity what I do in the problem rct or not

BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
sir I have dental problem in left side 6 no.teeth in cavity what I do in the problem rct or not
If cavity is not deeper then no need to go for rct and if its deep and you are having pain, then you must have to go for rct. Visit to a dentist for xray and proper diagnosis.
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My mother is suffering from leg pain and back pain and recently these days her gums problem also started so please advice some exercise or any other treatment of possible.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
My mother is suffering from leg pain and back pain and recently these days her gums problem also started so please ad...
Quadriceps strengthening exercises- Quad Clenches: Lie flat on your back or sit upright on a chair with leg kept horizontally on another surface. Now, tighten the muscle on the front of the thigh by pushing your knee down. You should feel your thigh muscles clench, Hold for 3 secs. Repeat 10 times twice a day. Short Arcs: Lie flat on your back or sit upright with your leg placed horizontally on a flat surface like a chair or bed. Place a rolled up towel under the knee. Pull your toes towards you and clench you thigh muscles. Slowly lift your foot up off the bed until your knee is straight (keep your knee resting on the towel). Hold for 3 secs and slowly lower them on the chair. Repeat 10 times twice a day.
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Does invisilign is the best option for closing gap of 2-3 mm of front teeth I am asking this for my uncle his age is around 40.

MDS, BDS
Dentist, Kolkata
Does invisilign is the best option for closing gap of 2-3 mm of front teeth I am asking this for my uncle his age is ...
Hello Lybrate user the best option to treat gap in between teeth is through braces. Invisialign are given in cases where patient does not want to wear braces. The only advantage of invisialign is it's less visibility. Results are always better with the braces only, because the movement of teeth can be controlled by the dentist only with the help of wires. Hope this helps.
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Hello sir I have bleeding in my gums and teeth for 2weeks. Am afraid to visit dental doctor because of pain. Suggest any remedy to decrease pain.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
Hello sir I have bleeding in my gums and teeth for 2weeks. Am afraid to visit dental doctor because of pain. Suggest ...
Hello,you can take homoeopathic medicine Plantago Q (10 drops in little water) thrice a day for a week and revert.
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I would like to know some home made remedy to avoid or get ride of bad breath. Its like, it coming ever now and then. So, my question is what create the smell and how to avoid it.

BDS
Dentist, Vadodara
I would like to know some home made remedy to avoid or get ride of bad breath. Its like, it coming ever now and then....
Bad breath can be due to accumulation of plaque on teeth, decay, bad digestion, sore throat, dry mouth, consumption of caffeinated or aerated beverages n alcoholic drinks. Go for scaling and polishing of teeth. Use mouthwash twice daily after brushing. Maintain proper oral hygiene. Increase your water intake.
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Some times my gums bleed in the morning. Which is not there after brushing. What should I do? What may be the cause?

BDS
Dentist, Delhi
Some times my gums bleed in the morning. Which is not there after brushing. What should I do? What may be the cause?
May be there is calculus deposits on the tooth and gums may be receding. You shouldgo for a cleaning ofteeth by a dentist.
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