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Dr. Tom Thankam

Advanced Aesthetics

Dentist, City

3 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic
Dr. Tom Thankam Advanced Aesthetics Dentist, City
3 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic
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Advanced Aesthetics - Triveni Institute of Dental Sciences - 2014
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My cousin have only 6-7 teethes from his childhood so what should he do. How he will fill-up all teeth. Is there any where where he can get it without money. Or less money.

BACHELOR OF DENTAL SURGERY, MASTER OF DENTAL SURGERY
Dentist, Kanyakumari
My cousin have only 6-7 teethes from his childhood so what should he do. How he will fill-up all teeth. Is there any ...
There are many conditions where the number of teeth is less than number. One to mention is ectodermal dysplasia. First of all a radiograph need to be taken to check for presence of any teeth. You can go to some dental college where the treatment would be free or less.
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I have regular problem of teeth.My teeth are deteriorating or i can say gradually breaking the teeth wall and i have multiple cavities.Is there any way i can avoid all these. In upper jaw i have 3 teeth are criss cross.So for that what is suggestible. I have consulted 2-3 times . They suggested i should go for orthodentic treatment. Please suggest.

Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
First off all a picture of your teeth will revel many things.But without seeing your teeth I can only tell you to keep cleaning n get cavities filled bcz I can't comment blindly on ortho treatment without having seen teeth photographs
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For wearing braces is there any age inundation and what r the costs of braces in Lucknow? Does braces assures the complete alignment of teeth?

BDS, CDE Endo-Prostho, CDE - Cast Partial & Complete Dentures
Dentist, Pune
For wearing braces is there any age inundation and what r the costs of braces in Lucknow? Does braces assures the com...
Hello, there is no age limit for orthodontic (braces) treatment. It is the most common and safe treatment for alignment of teeth. It would cost you around Rs 15,000-40,000/- depending on the case.
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My sister has bleeding from the tooth for the past two and a half months. She cleaned her mouth once. She is using chlorhexidine mouth wash. We took an opg, the report is normal. We took blood tests (bt-3min 15sec, ct-6min 45sec, platelet count-1.60, haemoglobin-12.1, blood sugar-91) everything came normal. But till bleeding continues. What we have to do now? is there any reason for this bleeding from teeth? please answer me thanks.

MDS
Dentist, Kota
It seems that there is nothing wrong with her blood profile so the thing left is health of your sister's gums. Any infection/ inflammation of gums leads to bleeding, so get her teeth cleaning done again and tell her to maintain oral hygiene good. You may need to take some antibiotics and vitamins. But to prevent recurrences you have to be very punctual about hygiene measures. Do visit your dentist once in 3 months initially and 6 months later on.
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I am suffering from mouth ulcer for tounge, back plate, upper plate and its painful, kindly suggest the remedy.

BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
Follow these tips to relieve some pain; 1. Use a soft toothbrush when brushing your teeth. 2. Avoid hard, sharp, spicy and acidic foods and drinks until the ulcer heals? stick to soft foods that are easier to chew. 3. Avoid things that you think may be triggering your ulcers, such as specific foods. 4. Reduce your stress levels by doing an activity that you find relaxing, such as yoga, meditation or exercise. Please visit your nearby dentist to knw the causes for the ulcer. Based on your clinical examination, dentist will be able to help you with medications and mouthwash.
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What should be done my grandmother's inner teeth is paining so much, Please help.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Ahmedabad
What should be done my grandmother's inner teeth is paining so much, Please help.
Vague question please consult your dentist prescribing medicines hafazardly might cause more harm then good.
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What You Need to Know About Invisible Braces?

MDS - Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopaedics, Post Graduation Certicate In Clear Aligner Therapy, Post-Graduate Certificate in Oral Implantology (PGCOI) , Certificate In Advanced Endodontics,Laser Dentistry, BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
What You Need to Know About Invisible Braces?

Few people are lucky enough to be born with a set of perfectly aligned teeth. This fact and the pursuit for beautiful smile led to the development of braces. Traditional braces did help realign teeth, but are uncomfortable and affect a person's appearance while they are in use. Ceramic braces are less noticeable as the brackets are clear or tooth coloured. Invisible braces are the latest in dental realignment therapy. They are virtually invisible and are not associated with any dietary restrictions unlike the earlier forms of braces.

Invisible braces are also known as aligners. Aligners are similar to mouth guards in appearance, but are custom built to fit tightly around the patient's teeth. These slip over the teeth and are designed to be removed and replaced every fortnight. Aligners may also be removed for eating, brushing and flossing. Each set of aligners vary slightly so as to move your teeth forcefully and correct your bite.

Treatment time of invisible braces depends on how much the teeth needs to be moved. In most cases, treatment takes between 10 months to 24 months. Aligners are also often used by adults who wore braces as children to correct slight displacement of teeth. In such cases, treatment could take as little as 10 weeks.

However, not everyone can get invisible braces. Aligners are custom built to fit tightly over teeth. This makes them unfit for use on children teeth as their teeth are constantly growing and developing. This is typically used for patients suffering from mild to moderately crowded teeth or those who have minor spacing issues between teeth. It can also be used as a follow up form of treatment for traditional braces.

Invisible braces are also slightly more expensive as compared to traditional braces as they are custom fitted.

The first step towards getting invisible braces is an X-ray, dental photographs and impression of the patient's teeth, gums and bite. These are then used to create a digital 3D representation of the patient's teeth in their current positions and their desired positions. The in-between stages are then created by moving the teeth .25 to .33 millimeters in each stage. The number of intermediate stages depend on the extent teeth need to be moved. Each stage is representative of an aligner to be worn for 2 weeks. If a tooth needs to be pulled away or rotated, a small, composite attachment may be bonded to the tooth.

The biggest advantage with invisible braces is that they can be worn without making a person self-conscious.

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My teeth become yellowish & sometimes bad breath is also there. I brushed 2 times every day what should I do.?

MDS - Prosthodontist and Implantologist, Root canal certificate, BDS
Dentist, Noida
My teeth become yellowish & sometimes bad breath is also there. I brushed 2 times every day what should I do.?
Hi one of the most common reasons for bleeding gums is gingivitis. In easy terms, gingivitis is inflammation (swelling) of gums. It is mostly dude to the accumulation of plaque over a long period. The plaque becomes hard is causes inflammation leading to bleeding when you brush or eat anything hard. You should immediately see a dentist to get a round of scaling (cleaning) done.
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On Saturday I had removed my wisdom teeth till now swelling is there what should I do to reduce swelling I am taking medicines also applying ice pack and doing hot water and salt gargle.

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
On Saturday I had removed my wisdom teeth till now swelling is there what should I do to reduce swelling I am taking ...
Dear lybarte user, the swelling after wisdom tooth extraction normally stays for 3-4 days as it is a surgical procedure. Keep taking your medicines and follow the instructions given be your doctor. If the swelling doesn't subside for another 1-2 days, consult your dentist immediately.
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I have pain in my teeth from last 2 days after eating ice cream so please tell me what should I do now?

Dentist, Kolkata
I have pain in my teeth from last 2 days after eating ice cream so please tell me what should I do now?
Plz use a good sensivity toothpaste n soft bristle toothbrush. Also get the teeth checked for any cavities., by the dentist
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I am 39 year old . I am suffering from bad mouth odor for last One year . What can I do ?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I am 39 year old . I am suffering from bad mouth odor for last One year . What can I do ?
•Eat a healthy, balanced diet and avoid eating strongly flavoured or spicy food. •Cut down on sugary food and drink, as it can increase the amount of bacteria in your mouth. •Reduce your alcohol consumption. •Stop smoking. •Cut down on coffee. •Drink plenty of water to help prevent your mouth becoming dry. •Chew sugar-free gum after eating, to stimulate the flow of saliva. This will help clean away any remaining food particles. •Don't use toothpaste to clean your dentures, as it can scratch the surface and cause stains. •Clean your dentures thoroughly using soap and lukewarm water, denture cream or a denture-cleaning tablet. •Use a separate toothbrush to clean your dentures. •Make sure you visit your dentist for regular check-ups. Having regular dental check-ups will ensure that any plaque is removed from your teeth, particularly in areas that are difficult to reach. •Your dentist can recommend the best way to clean your teeth and gums, and point out areas you might be missing. They can also identify any signs of gum disease and ensure early treatment. •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. •If your bad breath is caused by a gastrointestinal problem, such as an H. Pylori infection or gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD), you may be referred to a gastroenterologist. •Persistent bad breath or a bad taste in the mouth may be a warning sign of gum (periodontal) disease. Gum disease is caused by the buildup of plaque on teeth. •You may need deep cleaning & fill tooth cavities with artificial enamel filling. Rinse your mouth thoroughly with a mouth wash until then. Advance procedures can be done with laser too. You may consult me in person.
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Hello doctor, I would like to know about mouth. I found some white color skin in inside my cheeks. Since last month. I swan to MD he say nothing to worry. He give me medicine of fdson. Now I feel little cheek pain under my ears. Is it serious?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
The treatment modalities include change of lifestyle factors such as tobacco and alcohol intake, Medication with retinoids or antimycotics, 13-cis-retenoic acid, carotenoids, Vitamin C, E, Natural agents (green tea) & Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents
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Which toothpaste is good for regular use? For care dental problem. Stop create cavity.

Dentist, Gurgaon
Which toothpaste is good for regular use? For care dental problem. Stop create cavity.
cavity does not depends on goodness of tooth paste but one its use. any Toothpaste used two times a day along with a good quality tooth brush with correct technique can prevent cavity. you do not have to buy any special Toothpaste as now a days all of them contain good fluoride content. do not use tooth powder as they have thicker particles and can abrade your teeth. brush twice a day, specially at night after dinner, rinse your mouth after every meal, floss your teeth, drink lots of water, eat healthy, change your tooth brush every 2-3 months, and visit a dentist every 6 months for regular dental check up.
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I need a quickest solution for severe toothache, I need something very helpful so please help me if anyway possible.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Kanpur
I need a quickest solution for severe toothache, I need something very helpful so please help me if anyway possible.
Dear Lybrate user Use clove oil on the location of toothache. It will very helpful to you. For more information please consult me personally. Thanks.
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BDS
Dentist, Thanjavur
A limited consumption of sugary foods is suggested as the bacteria present in dental plaque changes them into acids.

Hi, I am 28 years old, male and I have a pain in my left gum ( mouth) for last 1 months. What should I do ?

MDS - Periodontics, Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Chandigarh
Hi thanks for the query pain in left gums can be because of many things such as food lodgement, phyorrea, or impacted wisdom tooth. It's difficult to suggest you anything without proper diagnosis, in my suggestion visit your dentist he can guide you better with proper diagnosis.
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I have mouth ulcers on my inner side of lips. I am using ORASORE gel but it's only for 2-3 min relax.

BHMS
Homeopath,
Maintain ur oral hygiene...at night brush with baking soda and wash ur mouth with lemon water..take kali chlor 6....4-5 globules 3 times daily fr 7 days..it's a homoeopathic medicine..u can get it from any homoeopathic medicine shop..
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Hello sir. my teeth are yellow, please consult me any good toothpaste or any other solutions. Regards

BDS
Dentist, Jabalpur
Hello sir. my teeth are yellow, please consult me any good toothpaste or any other solutions.
Regards
Hello use paste snowdent by indico warren pharma also get your teeth cleaned. Paste can only remove stains for calculus you need to get your teeth professionally cleaned only.
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I am not a smoker also I don't have any habit of" pan/faki" but my teeth is yellow and I want to make it white perfect. My teeth is not in proper alignment also, so What is the best solution for whiting the teeth?

BDS
Dentist, Raipur
I am not a smoker also I don't have any habit of" pan/faki" but my teeth is yellow and I want to make it white perfec...
Kindly get scaling and polishing done and if you want you can also get bleaching done. Brush your teeth twice daily using correct brushing technique to maintain your oral hygiene.
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