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Dr. Vamsi Lavu

Dentist, Chennai

Dr. Vamsi Lavu Dentist, Chennai
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My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well....more
My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well.
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Dr. Vamsi Lavu is an experienced Dentist in Mandaveli, Chennai. You can visit her at PRIMAL CARE in Mandaveli, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Vamsi Lavu on Lybrate.com.

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I am suffering from sensitivity in my teeth which toothpaste should I use?

BDS (GOLD MEDALIST)
Dentist,
I am suffering from sensitivity in my teeth which toothpaste should I use?
Use Thermoseal RA toothpaste two times daily for at least 15 days .. apply on sensitive tooth leave for 3 minuted and rinse.
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I have swollen gums at times and it disappears in 2-3 days and it is not very frequent. So is it some sort of sign for further grave disease?

oral implantology, BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
I have swollen gums at times and it disappears in 2-3 days and it is not very frequent. So is it some sort of sign fo...
Yes,swelling appears and disappear itself is sign of some infection. get it checked by a dentist. you might have to go for scaling and polishing of teeth
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BDS, Certified Endodontist, Certified Implantologist
Dentist, Siliguri
Drinking a cup of tea everyday helps in keeping the gums and teeth healthy as it contains high amounts of fluoride and flavonoids which prevent harmful bacteria from sticking to the teeth.
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My tongue is cutted from side edges what should I do.

Dear, please visit dental surgeon for checkup. And grinding of sharp teeth, get cleaning and polishing of teeth done and maintain oral hygiene. Use colgate total paste and listerin mouthwash twice a day.
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I am 34 years old last year I have operation tongue cancer and radiation also so what care I have to do?

BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
Hi if the cancer was due to ghutka or smoking then avoid it and don't use steroids unless prescribed drink plenty of water so that the drugs and toxins get flushed out and avoid tension and if you hav any sharp teeth get it trimmed by dentist.
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I have tremendous cavities over both upper and lower molar region! What procedures may help me the most! I want to re implant my teeth as my age is 29 currently.

BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
You should go for cosmetic filling or rct depending on how much deep cavity. Followed by crown or fpd. If any one tooth will be in more worse condition you should go for extraction after that place fpd. See a doctor.
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Thank you for your suggestions on my question about rct. Can you please give me some idea about the prices of caps after root canal. Please suggest me dentist also along with prices because I think where I went they are charging more than normal cost.

BDS
Dentist, Mangalore
Thank you for your suggestions on my question about rct. Can you please give me some idea about the prices of caps af...
every dentists will be having different rates in metropolitan cities they'll obviously charge more and rates of crowns also differs because in the whole india there is very less world class dental labs; so the cost of materials is also very high. I think you'll be satisfied with this answer usually 1500-2000 for rcts crowns it 1000- 10k.
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Dear sir I am 28 year old men. My teeth looking yellowish and also from the evening itself I am getting bad breath. I want to stop my bad breath and also wants my teeth bright. Please help me to do this.

BDS
Dentist, Bhopal
Dear sir I am 28 year old men. My teeth looking yellowish and also from the evening itself I am getting bad breath. I...
you need good scaling and polishing. Use gingisol ointment for local application brush twice a day drink plenty of water stop eating sticky food and tobacco products if use use mouthwash sansitran kf twice a day. Consult to your dentist to find out the cause.
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Is there any cream or something to whiten our teeth. I drink tea nd coffee. And now my teeth are become yellow, kindly help.

Certification in Full Mouth Rehabilitation, Post-Graduate Certificate in Oral Implantology (PGCOI), M.Sc - Master of Oral Implantology (MOI), Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Rajkot
Is there any cream or something to whiten our teeth. I drink tea nd coffee. And now my teeth are become yellow, kindl...
You should go for scaling and cleaning your teeth and if required than go for bleaching of teeth .Bleaching can be done by many technique depending on requirement .
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I have eating tobacco. How can I leave that poison. I used kiwnic gum but I can't see any changes.

Dentist, Ahmedabad
I have eating tobacco. How can I leave that poison. I used kiwnic gum but I can't see any changes.
Self motivation is the best way. The chewing gums in the market are just to help you with quitting but you need to be strong willed.
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Why my mouth is smell so bad even I was brushing my teeth with a best tooth paste. And someone is recommend to use Amway Gilister tooth paste.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
Why my mouth is smell so bad even I was brushing my teeth with a best tooth paste.
And someone is recommend to use Am...
Get scaling polishing done by a dentist use betadine mouth wash twice daily. Than use tooth paste you like, drink plenty of water.
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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. ?

MDS
Dentist, Kolkata
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...
I can suggest tips fr your teeth like brush twice daily, get scaling done from a dentist, rinsd after each meal and a visit to dentist every 6 months is essential. Eat lot of veggies, drink 8-10 glasses of water daily, this will help in care of your hair.
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Why Dental Cleaning and Polishing???

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Why Dental Cleaning and Polishing???

What are dental cleanings (scale and polish) and why have them?

Dental cleanings involve removing plaque (soft, sticky, bacteria infested film) and tartar (calculus) deposits that have built up on the teeth over time. Your teeth are continually bathed in saliva which contains calcium and other substances which help strengthen and protect the teeth. While this is a good thing, it also means that we tend to get a build-up of calcium deposits on the teeth. This chalky substance will eventually build up over time, like limescale in a pipe or kettle. Usually, it is tooth coloured and can easily be mistaken as part of the teeth, but it also can vary from brown to black in colour.

If the scale or calculus (tartar, as dentists like to call it) is allowed to accumulate on the teeth it will, unfortunately, provide the right conditions for bacteria to thrive next to the gums. The purpose of the cleaning and polishing is basically to leave the surfaces of the teeth clean and smooth so that bacteria are unable to stick to them and you have a better chance of keeping the teeth clean during your regular home care.Also it leaves your teeth feeling lovely and smooth and clean, which is nice when you run your tongue around them. Actually, come to think of it, there's nothing worse than someone you fancy running their tongue around your teeth and finding a piece of spinach or something! Still, if they're hungry

The professional cleaning of teeth is sometimes referred to as prophylaxis (orprophy for short). It's a Greek word which means 'to prevent beforehand' - in this case, it helps prevent gum disease.

How are dental cleanings done?

The dental hygienist or dentist uses specialized instruments to gently remove these deposits without harming the teeth. The instruments which may be used during your cleaning, and what they feel like, are described below.

Ultrasonic instrument

Commonly used first is an ultrasonic instrument which uses tickling vibrations to knock larger pieces of tartar loose. It also sprays a cooling mist of water while it works to wash away debris and keep the area at a proper temperature. The device typically emits a humming or high pitched whistling sound. This may seem louder than it actually is because the sound may get amplified inside your head, just like when you put an electric toothbrush into your mouth.

The ultrasonic instrument tips are curved and rounded and are always kept in motion around the teeth. They are by no means sharp since their purpose is to knock tartar loose and not to cut into the teeth. It is best to inform the operator if the sensations are too strong or ticklish so that they can adjust the setting appropriately on the device or modify the pressure applied.

With larger deposits that have hardened on, it can take some time to remove these, just like trying to remove baked-on grime on a stove that has been left over a long time. So your cleaning may take longer than future cleanings. Imagine not cleaning a house for six months versus cleaning it every week. The six-month job is going to take longer than doing smaller weekly jobs.

Fine hand tools

Once the larger pieces of tartar are gone, the dental worker will switch to finer hand tools (called scalers and curettes in dental-speak) to remove smaller deposits and smoothen the tooth surfaces. These tools are curved and shaped to match the curves of the teeth. They allow smaller tartar deposits to be removed bycarefully scraping them off with a gentle to moderate amount of pressure. Just like taking a scrubbing brush to a soiled pot, the dental worker has to get the areas clean and smooth.

Polishing

Once all the surfaces are smooth, the dental worker may polish your teeth. Polishing is done using a slow speed handpiece with a soft rubber cup that spins on the end. Prophylaxis (short for prophy) paste - a special gritty toothpaste-like material - is scooped up like ice cream into the cup and spun around on the teeth to make them shiny smooth.

Fluoride


Your dentist may also apply fluoride. This is the final, and my favorite part of the dental cleaning! Fluoride comes in many different flavours such as chocolate, mint, strawberry, cherry, watermelon, pina colada and can be mixed and matched just like ice cream at a parlour for a great taste sensation! Make no mistake though, this in-office fluoride treatment is meant for topical use only on the surfaces of the teeth and swallowing excessive amounts can give a person a tummy ache as it is not meant to be ingested.

Fluoride foam or gel is then placed into small, flexible foam trays and placed over the teeth for 30 seconds. Afterwards, the patient is directed to spit as much out as possible into a saliva ejector. The fluoride helps to strengthen the teeth since the acids from bacteria in dental tartar and plaque will have weakened the surfaces. It is best not to eat, drink or rinse for 30 minutes after the fluoride has been applied.

Is it going to be painful?

Most people find that cleanings are painless, and find the sensations described above - tickling vibrations, the cooling mist of water, and the feeling of pressure during 'scraping' - do not cause discomfort. A lot of people even report that they enjoy cleanings and the lovely smooth feel of their teeth afterwards! There may be odd zingy sensations, but many people don't mind as they only last a nanosecond.

Be sure to let your dentist/hygienist know if you find things are getting too uncomfortable for your liking. They can recommend various options to make the cleaning more enjoyable.

Painful cleaning experiences can be caused by a number of things: a rough dentist or hygienist, exposed dentine (not dangerous, but can make cleanings unpleasant), or sore gum tissues.

In case you may have had painful cleaning experiences in the past, switching to a gentle hygienist/dentist and perhaps a spot of nitrous oxide can often make all the difference. You could also choose to be numbed. If you find the scaling a bit uncomfortable because the gum tissues (rather than the teeth themselves) are sensitive, topical numbing gels can be used.

 

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Please tell us the appt .Cost of PFM TEETH that gives satisfactory performance ?

MDS - Periodontics, Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Chandigarh
Hello Thanks for the Query PFM will usually cost 2500 to 4000 depending upon lab used Thank you Dr.Aman Bhatia
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I am having the problem of hypersensitivity in teeth What should I do to cure it And what are the things I should not do?

B.D.S
Dentist,
First of all consult dentist to find exact cause of hypersensitivity. If it is due to wear off of enamel than than any sensitivity toothpaste can help or go for varnishing of affected tooth. If it is due to carious lesion than dentist can help better
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Sir I am having sum thing on my tongue its called chala in hindi sir wat can I do plss rply me.

BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
it is ulcer on your tongue. . Usually ulcer heals by itself only within 1 week. You can take 'Becosule capsule' once in a day for 1 week for faster recovery. Temporarily you can apply mucopain gel over ulcer for relief..
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I Am having severe tooth ache for last 3 days What should I do?

BDS
Dentist,
I Am having severe tooth ache for last 3 days
What should I do?
There are so many reasons of pain in tooth. You should visit to a dentist to identify exact cause of pain and proper treatment. Temporarily you can have pain killer for relief, but this is not a permanent solution. Visit to a dentist soon.
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I am suffering from Ulcer in mouth from 2 days. What to do? Please help me.

Advanced Aesthetics, BDS
Dentist,
Hi, there are various reasons for mouth ulcers it could be because of spicy food, medications, bad digestion, eating hard food etc. You can go for professional check up to get the exact cause and solution for the same.
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BDS
Dentist, Dibrugarh
Visit a dentist regularly for oral health checkups.
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I am 19, male. I used to get ometing in morning while brushing teeths. And sometimes after having food, this problem I face frequently. For few days it is stopped. Is it something serious. Please help.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
It's result of enamel loss or cavities rule out cavities use colgate sensetive tooth paste twice daily.
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