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Dr. Vamsi Lavu

Dentist, Chennai

Dr. Vamsi Lavu Dentist, Chennai
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Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; a......more
Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; as a health provider being ethical is not just a remembered value, but a strongly observed one.
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Dr. Vamsi Lavu is a renowned Dentist in Royapettah, Chennai. She is currently associated with Cranio Facial Clinic (P) Ltd in Royapettah, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Vamsi Lavu on Lybrate.com.

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I have weak gums and I can see lower front teeth through the gums and due to this sensitivity issues also occur. What is the best way to get the gums back in shape? I brush my teeth two times regularly.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
I have weak gums and I can see lower front teeth through the gums and due to this sensitivity issues also occur. What...
Take merc sol 30/tds 15 days For sensitivity gargle with plantago Q adding 15 drops of this in half glass water And brush ur teeth properly with a super soft tooth brush at least twice daily
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I'm suffering from mouth smell. Bacteria increasing very quickly in my mouth i don't know the exact reason, I have some stomach problem, Pleas help.

Doctor of Medicine
General Physician, Surat
It may be due to hyperacidity too so better to treat this first and dentist opinion is also necessary, take care for oral hygeine.
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My teeth are slightly loose. will it cause any problem in future? Please advice.

BDS, FELLOWSHIP IN AESTHETIC DENTISTRY, P.G DIPLOMA IN ENDODONTICS
Dentist,
My teeth are slightly loose. will it cause any problem in future? Please advice.
Yes it can, we need to assess the degree of mobility, your bone condition, and assess your gums. There are a number of options to treat loose teeth. Kindly take an x- ray and send it for further advise.
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I have sensitivity in my teeth so please give me suggestions about about this problem. I have face this problem about 6 months.

BDS
Dentist, Bhopal
I have sensitivity in my teeth so please give me suggestions about about this problem. I have face this problem about...
There may be some cavities or gums problem. You need a dental checkup to find out the main cause of sensitivity. Then treatment accordingly either fillings or scaling. Mean while you can use sensitran kf tooth paste twice a day.
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Sir mere teeth me kida lag gaya hai kya karu?

BDS
Dentist,
Sir mere teeth me kida lag gaya hai kya karu?
For detailed understanding of the situation visit a dentist. You need to get that cleaned up and filled if its not deep enough to touch the pulp (nerve and blood supply of tooth). An x ray can show you that. If its deep than go for root canal treatment.
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Hi, I am having bad breath. How to recover from it? Please suggest.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist,
Hi, I am having bad breath. How to recover from it? Please suggest.
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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Sir, I am 27 years old male. My problem is since childhood I have a dental problem. I have cavities on some teeth. When one teeth is completely destroyed then its occur in another teeth. I brush up my teeth twice daily. Doctors please kindly suggest me what I have to do to protect my good teeth from these problem & what I have to do to make stronger my teeth. Thanks in advance doctors & waiting yours valuable suggestion.

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Sir, I am 27 years old male. My problem is since childhood I have a dental problem. I have cavities on some teeth. Wh...
Lybrate-user having dental problem since childhood. Cavities in tooth and one teeth destroyed completely. See dental surgeon for checkup and treatment. Decayed tooth needs removal and other can be restored by filling. The best way to get rid of tooth problem & improve oral health is to follow a thorough dental hygiene routine which includes brushing your teeth twice a day mouthwashes help-use an antimicrobial rinse to help keep bacteria at bay. Please take care of your oral hygiene. Visit dental surgeon for scaling and polishing of teeth. Use colgate-white tooth paste. Rinse with listerine mouthwash. Before going to sleep.
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Sir mere teeth k bich mai bhut space hai kya ooo kum ho sakti hai mera age h 20 years.

BDS
Dentist, Harda
Sir mere teeth k bich mai  bhut space hai  kya ooo kum ho sakti hai  mera age h 20 years.
Hehe obviously ortho t/t hota he wires lgate h usme 1-2 sal ka treatment h ye poora space kam ho jaega n acchi smile aa jaegi, visit to any orthodentist or nearby dentist asap.
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BDS, Diploma in Hospital Administration, Diploma in Pharmacy
Dentist, Delhi
How To Prevent Dental Cavities

Dental cavities, often the result of tooth decay is a natural factor that occurs in all humans. However, depending upon the amount of care that you give to your teeth, dental cavities usually occur at different time periods for different people. For children who eat a lot of sweets, dental cavities are likely to arise at an early age if they do not protect their teeth by brushing them in the morning and at night. Similarly, dental cavities can also arise in young people, and is one of the prime reasons for loss of teeth. In order to understand how to take care of dental activities, it is important to first understand what causes them.

Causes

Bacteria usually lives within a person's mouth. The bacteria are responsible for converting the food in to acids. The food pieces, mixed with the acids, the bacteria and the saliva all combine, resulting in the formation of a sticky substance known as plaque. As a person chews his food, the plaque tends to get stuck to the teeth. Over the passage of time, as the plaque is not removed from the teeth, it turns in to a substance which is known as tartar. The tartar begins to irritate the gums, which results in diseases such as gingivitis or periodontitis.

Tooth decay begins to take place if the plaque is not removed from the teeth. For an average person, plaque begins to set in 20 minutes after eating, ultimately damaging the enamel on your teeth, and creating holes in your teeth, which in dental terminology, are regarded as dental cavities. Caring for dental cavities is not an overnight procedure; a person needs to be consistent in cleaning their teeth. However, once dental cavities, or the holes, have been formed in a person's teeth, they can only be rectified by a professional dentist.

Treatment

Filling is one of the most common treatments chosen by individuals who have dental cavities. Dentists usually fill the teeth by first removing the decayed material with the help of a drill, and then use another material, often being porcelain or composite resin, in order to fill it up. In some instances, gold, silver and platinum are also used. For frontal teeth, porcelain and composite resin are usually preferred, as they both match the appearance of natural teeth in a person.

The second method is 'crowning. If the tooth structure is significantly limited and the dental cavities are extensive, this might be the preferred option. The first step is the removal of the decayed or damaged area. Once the damaged part has been removed, a crown is placed over the top of the tooth, hence covering the area. Often times, the crown is made out of metal or composite resin or porcelain, and is affixed with a metallic structure.
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Toothbrushes should be replaced after every 3 months

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Replace your old tooth brush with a new one after every three to four months.
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How to protect my teeth from germs, how can I improve my teeth color according to white like a cute baby. How can I care about my hair also?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
How to protect my teeth from germs, how can I improve my teeth color according to white like a cute baby. How can I c...
Hello, For teeth: There are five basic steps to caring for teeth and gums: 1. Brushing: Brush at least twice a day. If you can, brush after every meal. Ideally wait 30 minutes after eating, this will allow any enamel that softened from acid during eating to re-harden and not get brushed away. Brushing removes plaque, a film of bacteria that clings to teeth. When bacteria in plaque come into contact with food, they produce acids. These acids lead to cavities. 2.Tips for Flossing Your Teeth: Floss teeth once a day. Flossing gets rid of food and plaque between the teeth, where your toothbrush cannot reach. If plaque stays between teeth, it can harden into tartar, which must be removed by a dentist or hygienist. 3. Eating Right for Dental Health: For good dental health, eat a variety of foods, but minimize those that contain sugars and starches. Snacking on sugary foods can lead to tooth decay, because most people don't brush after snacks. Starchy snack foods, like potato chips, stick to the teeth. Avoid snacking on: Candies, cookies, cakes, and pie Sugary gum Crackers, breadsticks, and chips Dried fruits and raisins 4. Visit Your Dentist Regularly: Visit your dentist at least once every six months. To maintain healthy teeth and gums, it's important to have regular check-ups and professional cleanings. 5. Tips for Rinsing: In addition to the above four steps above, antibacterial mouth rinses reduce bacteria that cause plaque and gum disease, according to the American Dental Association (ADA). Fluoride mouth rinses also help reduce and prevent tooth decay. Use SBL's Homoeodent toothpaste twice- morning and at night daily. For Healthy Hair: The care to be taken to get the healthy hair Management: Take diet rich in protein like non-veg., eggs (it's loaded with essential nutrients such as proteins, Vitamin B12, iron, zinc and Omega 6 fatty acids in large amounts and biotin) , different pulses & legumes, sprouts, nuts (sp. walnuts and almonds); iron-rich food like green vegetables, dates, carrots, prunes, green peas; also oats, shrimp, take flaxseeds, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, green tea, soyabean, fruits, salads, etc. Take low-fat dairy products (they also contain whey and casein, two high-quality protein sources) Take proper 6-9hrs of sound sleep. Give up the habit of smoking and excessive alcohol intake. Avoid junk food and any kind of beverages (tea, coffee, aerated drinks, cold drinks, etc.) Avoid canned/ tinned food or food that contains preservatives (eat fresh ones). Avoid use of hard water to wash the head rather use boiled water for head wash. Avoid use of harsh hair colour, hair treatment like rebonding, straightening, perming, etc. Avoid vigorous exercises or any supplements provided by the gym! Cover your head with scarf or cap while stepping outside. Use Rose wood/ any wooden hair comb to brush your hair. Regular exercising is also one of the important point, but should be done under some good, qualified yoga teacher or instructor for proper guidance; it also releases the stress/ tension in the mind and the body and keeps you FIT and YOUNG!! Medication: Take homoeopathic Rx - Schwabe's Wiesbaden 200 & Alfalfa Tonic twice a day for 1 month and revert. Also, use Schwabe's Arnica shampoo and Hair Growth oil regularly as per the condition of your scalp (minimum 3 times a week). After shampooing, use Bakson's Arnica Hair conditioner as well after every head wash.
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My teeth broke some 1 month ago. After some years its will broke completely. Please help me.

BDS
Dentist, Delhi
My teeth broke some 1 month ago. After some years its will broke completely. Please help me.
Get a checkup by the dentist for your tooth which has broken up as it can be retained after filling or cap.
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Sir. My mouth saliva convert in to just like water and test is not normal jut bitter sweat or other type etc. And intestine produce sound before eating. Or bad breath come out from abdomen. Or stool is not normal. Sir I consulted many doctor. But no change. Sir. What should I do?

Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Coimbatore
Sir. My mouth saliva convert in to just like water and test is not normal jut bitter sweat or other type etc. And int...
What is your lifestyle. Do you exercise. Are you a veg or nonveg, water consumption per day. Time of food intake, exercise duration, habits like smoking alcohol. Ect. Please give me a complete personal history I can help you diagnose.
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How costly is RCT ? Is it a permanent and harmless fix ?

BDS
Dentist,
RCT normally costs around 3000 to 6000....If done properly its definately saving ur tooth provided u hav crowned the tooth after RCT.... DR.POOJA PATEL 9833070073
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Extraction Is It the End or Beginning of a Dental Problems?

BDS, Masters in Immediate Loading Implants, Digital Smile Degin , Fellowship in Implantology
Dentist, Gurgaon
Extraction Is It the End or Beginning of a Dental Problems?

Removal of teeth is gradually not the first option for a lot of dental issues. However, a large number of dental infections and other causes end in extraction. The front teeth, because of their visibility, are more likely to be replaced. The back teeth often go un-replaced, though they play a higher role in terms of food digestion and function. In many patients, reasons for impaired bite and crooked tooth are traced back to failure to replace a removed tooth. (Learn more to maintain healthy teeth)

Let us look at the some of the issues as a result of not replacing a missing tooth:

  1. Reduced chewing/digestive efficiency: The back teeth play a significant role in chewing the food and contributing to the initial stage of digestion. The salivary enzymes play a significant role in digestion when the food is chewed and removal of back teeth tends to make people swallow food faster than if good amount of chewing were to happen. Studies show that loss of each posterior tooth (molars especially) reduces tooth efficiency by 10%.
  2. Malocclusion: A malocclusion happens due to the empty space created, into which 3 teeth are trying to move. The tooth before and after the empty space tend to slowly tilt towards the empty space in between. Also, the opposing upper or lower tooth supra erupts into this space.  Each tooth plays a critical role in maintaining the adjacent and opposing tooth in place, which is lost when a tooth is not replaced after removal.
  3. Bone loss: The tooth also is essential for maintaining healthy bone, and if not replaced, it can lead to accelerated loss of alveolar bone.  Good bone support is very essential for construction of dentures, especially in old age, when complete dentures which are almost always removable need to be done. This is true especially in the lower teeth, where denture retention is a big challenge.
  4. Extra pressure on other teeth: Not replacing a tooth puts additional pressure on the remaining teeth, leading to accelerated bone loss and wearing off of the enamel.
  5. Esthetics: There will be a sinking in of the face when back teeth are not replaced, leading to a puckering.

So, the next time, tooth loss is inevitable, ensure you plan how to replace it in the earliest possible time period. The more it is delayed, the more difficult it is to replace it and the more expensive it will turn out for the patient. Fixed dentures or removable dentures can be the options, depending on age, food habits, finances, etc. Implants also could be another option, which is the new-age solution for replacing teeth.  A detailed discussion with your dentist, ahead of removal will help you plan better. (know more for Nutrition and Dental Health)

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I'm getting so many cavities, and I want to know how I can prevent them. I brush, use mouthwash, and floss.

BDS
Dentist, Noida
The only way to prevent cavities is to brush & floss your teeth at least twice daily & also to consult a dentist once every six months. Even then cavities will happen but it can be best delayed or prolonged.
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How effective is Colget sensitive pro relief in repairing enamel ?

BDS
Dentist,
Colgate pro relief helps in blocking ur sensitive dentinal tubules and prevents sensitivity. How ever along with this you should avoid taking to much citric or carbonated drinks as they may neutralise the effect
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Sir, Mene 6 months pehle apne braces khulwaye the. Mene sirf wo 1 saal lgwaye or fir khulwa diye. Ab firse mere agey wala tooth dislocate hokar agey tilt ho raha hai or side ke tooth ki bhi position change ho rahi hai. Ap muje bta skte hain ki me kya kru. Mujhe firse braces to ni lgwane pdenge yaa kisi or method se Yeh theek ho jayenge.

BDS
Dentist, Delhi
Sir, Mene 6 months pehle apne braces khulwaye the. Mene sirf wo 1 saal lgwaye or fir khulwa diye. Ab firse mere agey ...
Braces ke baad retention plate lagti hai, for atleast 8 to 10 months. You should have taken that. Nothing can be done. Get braces done and use that paste for retention. Visit to a dentist for checkup gum's condition.
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Patient came with pain in upper right back tooth region. On examination no cavity detected. Third molar is erupted in correct position. On palpation there is muscle pain in buccal vestibule. What it may be. Didn't find any palpable mass.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Patient came with pain in upper right back tooth region. On examination no cavity detected. Third molar is erupted in...
Myofacial pain: non-drug treatments may include: physical therapy" stretch and spray" technique: this treatment involves spraying the muscle and trigger point with a coolant and then slowly stretching the muscle. Massage therapy. Trigger point injection.
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