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Dr. R Mahendra Thozhan

BDS

Dentist, Theni

17 Years Experience
Dr. R Mahendra Thozhan BDS Dentist, Theni
17 Years Experience
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Dr. R Mahendra Thozhan is an experienced Dentist in Nagalapuram, Theni. He has over 17 years of experience as a Dentist. He is a BDS . You can consult Dr. R Mahendra Thozhan at Sri Manikandan Dental Clinic in Nagalapuram, Theni. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. R Mahendra Thozhan on Lybrate.com.

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BDS - The Vinayaka Mission's Sankarachariyar Dental College - 2000
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10 Reasons for Toothache

Post Graduate Fellowship In Micro Dentistry, Esthetic Dentistry, BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
10 Reasons for Toothache

Toothache is a painful dental condition that affects many people worldwide. At times the excruciating pain can drive a normal person insane. Cavity and tooth decay contribute to toothache in a big way. However, toothache can also be an indication of some serious dental ailments that needs immediate attention. The following factors/reasons can equally contribute to toothache (mild or severe).

  1. Tooth decay: Tooth decay and cavities are synonymous to unhealthy teeth and toothache. Cavities can also give rise to awkward complications like bad breath. Thus, proper dental care and hygiene is of topmost priority. It is highly recommended to brush the teeth three times daily.
  2. Accidental falls: Accidents incurred during sports or games often go unnoticed and untreated. This can invite unwanted complications like broken teeth, infections or inflammations resulting in toothache.
  3. Unhealthy gums: Bleeding, painful and swollen gums and many other gum ailments can severely affect the teeth. At an advanced stage, this can lead to unbearable toothache.
  4. Bruxism: Many people knowingly or unknowingly indulge in Bruxism or tooth grinding. Bruxism can have serious dental implications. It exerts tremendous pressure on the teeth and the supporting tissues. Eventually the jaw muscles also get affected, with toothache being the inevitable consequence.
  5. Decaying enamel: Healthy enamel implies healthy teeth. Factors like excessive intake of sweets, drinks and chocolates play a significant role in enamel decay.  This can have a detrimental effect on the teeth resulting in toothache.
  6. Abscess, a serious dental ailment:  Abscess is the manifestation of dental infections, whereby pus formation takes place between the gum and a tooth. Pus formation can also take place at the base of a tooth resulting in toothache.
  7. Cracked tooth syndrome: A fractured tooth often acts as a catalyst, leading to toothache. The crack on the tooth is so small that even an x-ray fails to reveal it. Factors like bruxism, tooth decay, to name a few; contribute to the Cracked Tooth Syndrome.
  8. The wisdom mystery: Lucky are those whose wisdom teeth erupt completely, at a single go. Impacted wisdom teeth can give a person sleepless nights. Misaligned teeth are no better.
  9. Toothache and periodontal complications: It is a serious condition leading to shooting pain and inflammation. The inflammation and pain affects the root of the tooth immensely. It usually results from infections in plaque formations.
  10. Sinus infections: In many cases, it has been found that sinus infection can lead to toothache. Positioned close to the upper back teeth, the sinuses give rise to what is known as a dull ache.

Toothache can be an amalgamation of many factors. Thus, it is very important to go for periodical dental & full body check ups.

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Having nerves pull in right side of my face and unable to open my mouth widely and chew anything harder and having headache and ear pain.

MDS
Dentist, Delhi
Hi, Full mouth x-ray(OPG) will b helpful to diagnose the problem. Right now you can start with pain killer and muscle relaxant.
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I have white spach & I get weak because of it. Suggest me.

BDS (GOLD MEDALIST)
Dentist,
Please explain your symptoms little more clear. Have you patches inside your mouth or skin? If it is inside mouth you need to go for thorough investigation to rule out the cause. It may be lukoplakia. Keep your mouth clean. Avoid tobacco products, alcohol and smoking if you take these.
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Flossing & Brushing

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Flossing & Brushing
Flossing
Flossing removes plaque and bacteria that you cannot reach with your toothbrush. If you don't floss, you are missing more than one-third of your tooth surface. Plaque is the main cause of gum disease. It is an invisible bacterial film that develops on your teeth every day.

Within 24 to 36 hours, plaque hardens into tartar (also called calculus), which can only be removed by professional cleaning. Floss at least once a day, and plaque never gets the chance to harden into tartar. Getting into the habit of daily flossing is easier when you floss while doing something else like watching tv or listening to music, for example.

How to floss your teeth
Step 1
Take a length of floss equal to the distance from your hand to your shoulder.

Take a length of floss equal to the distance from your hand to your shoulder

Wrap it around your index and middle fingers, leaving about two inches between your hands.

Wrap it around your index and middle fingers, leaving about two inches between your hands

Step 2
Slide the floss between your teeth and wrap it into a" c" shape around the base of the tooth and gently under the gumline. Wipe the tooth from base to tip two or three times.

Slide the floss between your teeth and wrap it into a

Step 3
Be sure to floss both sides of every tooth. Don't forget the backs of your last molars. Go to a new section of the floss as it wears and picks up particles.

Step 4
Brush your teeth after you floss - it is a more effective method of preventing tooth decay and gum disease.

Brush your teeth after you floss - it is a more effective method of preventing tooth decay and gum disease

Flossing problems and solutions
Gums sometimes bleed when you first begin to floss. Bleeding usually stops after a few days. If bleeding does not stop, see your dentist. Floss can shred if you snag it on an old filling or on the ragged edge of a tooth.

Try another type of floss or dental tape. Ask your dentist or dental hygienist for advice. If your floss still shreds, see your dentist.

Brushing
Regular, thorough brushing is a very important step in preventing tooth decay and gum disease. Brushing removes the bacteria that promote tooth decay and the plaque that can cause gum disease.

Ideally, you should brush after every meal, because the bacterial attack on teeth begins minutes after eating. At the very least, brush once a day and always before you go to bed. Brushing your teeth isn't complicated, but there is a right and a wrong way.

How to brush your teeth
Step 1
Brush at a 45 degree angle to your teeth. Direct the bristles to where your gums and teeth meet. Use a gentle, circular, massaging motion, up and down. Don't scrub. Gums that recede visibly are often a result of years of brushing too hard.

Brush at a 45 degree angle to your teeth. Direct the bristles to where your gums and teeth meet. Use a gentle, circular, massaging motion, up and down. Don't scrub. Gums that recede visibly are often a result of years of brushing too hard

Step 2
Clean every surface of every tooth. The chewing surface, the cheek side, and the tongue side.

Step 3
Don't rush your brush. A thorough brushing should take at least two to three minutes. Try timing yourself.

Don't rush your brush. A thorough brushing should take at least two to three minutes. Try timing yourself

Step 4
Change your usual brushing pattern. Most people brush their teeth the same way all the time. That means they miss the same spots all the time. Try reversing your usual pattern.

Change your usual brushing pattern. Most people brush their teeth the same way all the time. That means they miss the same spots all the time. Try reversing your usual pattern

Step 5
Use a soft brush with rounded bristles. The right toothbrush cleans better. Choose a size and shape that allow you to reach all the way to your back teeth. There are many different types of brushes, so ask your dentist to suggest the best one for you. Dentists recommends you replace your toothbrush every three months.


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BDS, PGDFO
Dentist, Gadchiroli
Oil pulling i.E. Sloshing your mouth with coconut, sesame or sunflower oil for 15 minutes and then spitting it out can give you whiter teeth. It acts as a flossing agent and lubricates the gums to provide that extra shine to your teeth.
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Sir I have a problem in my teeth, when I speak everyone then they feel a smell from my mouth. So have you a solution for this.

BDS
Dentist, Noida
Smell can be because of calculus deposits. Consult a good dentist & get the cleaning of your teeth done at the earliest.
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Is there any home ready for treatment of wisdom teeth pain?

MDS
Dentist,
No, wisdom tooth usually erupt by 18-23 but in case if its showing in xray that its not going to erupt then its better to get it extracted.
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I am suffering from dental decomposition. One side of my teeth is decomposed into black teeth slowly. please suggest any method to cure this.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I am suffering from dental decomposition. One side of my teeth is decomposed into black teeth slowly. please suggest ...
•If your cavity in the tooth is caused by decay, your dentist will remove the decayed area and replace it with a filling. •If the pulp inside your tooth is infected, you may need root canal treatment. This procedure involves removing the infected pulp and then inserting a special type of filling to seal the tooth and prevent re-infection.
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General Dentistry

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Dentist, Gurgaon
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I have been suffering from teeth pain when ever I have drink cold water. What is the problem. Which medicine is better to solve.

MDS - Periodontics
Dentist, Navi Mumbai
I have been suffering from teeth pain when ever I have drink cold water. What is the problem. Which medicine is bette...
Maybe due to attrition of teeth or tooth decay. Try using sensodyne toothpaste for instant relief. Tooth decay will need a filling.
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BDS, PGDFO
Dentist, Gadchiroli
During orthodontic treatment, suffering from pain and soreness in the mouth is quite common. To lessen the degree of it, the patient can gargle with  8 ounces of lukewarm water with one teaspoonful of salt dissolved in it. It will surely dull the pain and provide some relief.
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I am 16 year old male, my mouth smell foul whenever I take breath. What should I do?

BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
I am 16 year old male, my mouth smell foul whenever I take breath. What should I do?
Bad breath can be reduced or prevented if you: practice good oral hygiene. Brush twice a day with fluoride toothpaste to remove food debris and plaque. Don't forget to brush the tongue, too. Replace your toothbrush every 2 to 3 months or after an illness. Use floss or an interdental cleaner to remove food particles and plaque between teeth once a day. See your dentist regularly -- at least twice a year. He or she will conduct an oral exam and professional teeth cleaning and will be able to detect and treat periodontal disease, dry mouth, or other problems that may be the cause of bad mouth odor. Drink lots of water. This will keep your mouth moist. Chewing gum (preferably sugarless) stimulates the production of saliva, which helps wash away food particles and bacteria.
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Pain reliever in toothache ?

BDS
Dentist,
Analgesics can provide temporary pain relief in toothache but there is no such pain killer that can eliminate dental pain permanently. So I would suggest that you visit a dentist first for the elimination of the cause of dental pain. Regards.
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Hello Doctors, I am dealing with issues of sensitivity in 4 lower front teeth. Since 7-8 years after I got RCT of my 2 upper front teeth. The enamel of my tooth get eroded by drilling machine when RCT of my upper teeth was going on. What should have do now?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Hello Doctors,
I am dealing with issues of sensitivity in 4 lower front teeth. Since 7-8 years after I got RCT of my ...
Homoeopathic tooth paste----------- hypericum 1x (wilmar schwabe india) chew 1 tab twice daily---------- kreosote q (sbl) rinse your mouth with 15 drops in 20 mlluke warm water twice daily---------- calcarea-fluor 6x (dr reckeweg) chew 4 tabs twice daily for 3-4 months------------- homoeodent tooth paste (sbl)---------- heklalava tooth powder (wheezal) use at night----------- precautions--------- 1. Afways scrub teeth with above powder before sleep at night-------- 2. Avoid extreme hot and cold things-------- 3. Avoid sour things-------- 4. Rinse your mouth with rinseout (sbl, everytime you eat or drink anything during the day.-----------
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My bleeding gums and bad smell from mouth.

Advanced Aesthetics, BDS
Dentist,
Hi, there are various reasons for bleeding gums like poor oral hygiene, vitamin deficiency, physical injury to gums, hormonal changes, medications etc. And there are various reasons of bad breath, like impurities in blood, inefficient digestive system, dry mouth (lack of saliva production), gum disease, cavities, plaque and tartar formation around teeth and gums, kind of diet, improper brushing / cleaning of mouth etc. I would advise you to get a thorough physical and dental examination to rule out the cause of bad breath or bleeding gums and to solve it permanently. You can come for a consultation (free of cost) in our clinic.
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Canker Sores - What Causes it and How to Prevent it

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Canker Sores - What Causes it and How to Prevent it

Canker sore is a kind of mouth ulcer or an open and painful sore. It is the most common and prominent type of mouth ulcer, which usually affect lips, inner cheeks or tongue. This a yellow or white spot surrounded by reddish sore. Canker sore can be either complex or simple. The common type of canker sore affects people between 10 to 20. Generally, canker sore develops in people who were previously attacked by it.

The symptoms of canker sores may include:
1. Large sores
2. An outbreak in sores
3. Excruciating pain
4. High fever
5. Diarrhoea
6. Rash
7. Headache

There can be many risk factors for canker sores. It may develop into a severe oral ulcer. Canker sores can also be triggered genetically. There are various causes of canker sores, which may include:
1. Viral infection
2. Stress
3. Hormonal fluctuations
4. Food allergy
5. Menstrual cycle
6. Mineral or vitamin deficiency
7. Immunity system problem
8. Mouth injury

Canker sores can cause difficulties in swallowing and chewing. Most of the canker sores need no treatment; they can heal on their own. There are many ways by which you can prevent canker sores, those may include:
1. Avoid some food items which can cause irritation in your mouth
2. Avoiding citrus foods like - lemon, orange, acidic vegetables and spicy fried foods
3. Avoiding problems through gum chewing
4. Brushing in a slow manner with soft-bristle tooth-brush
5. Brushing at least two times a day, especially after heavy meals
6. Drinking a lot of fluid

However, a canker sore heals on its own, without any treatment. Taking care of your oral health on a regular basis would rescue you from having canker sores. If you keep your mouth clean it would help you fight bacteria. Sometimes pain can become severe, and you might need some medications to cure your canker sores.

There are some ways through which you can treat your canker sore.
1. Antimicrobial mouth wash
2. Antibiotic medicines
3. Corticosteroid ointment
4. Prescribed mouthwash
5. You can gargle with salt and warm water
6. Orabase can also be used to create numbness

Sometimes canker sores can pop up for stress. If stress is the reason for your canker sore then some stress reduction methods like meditation, deep breathing and calming technique will help. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.

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I am having paeria in my teeth. What should I do to get rid of it?

BDS (GOLD MEDALIST)
Dentist,
I am having paeria in my teeth. What should I do to get rid of it?
Hi pyorrhea is an inflammation of tissues supporting tooth and can cause loosening and loss of tooth. You need to go for deep scaling and cleaning. Rinse your mouth with chlorhexidine mouthwash. Brush regularly two times daily with soft bristle toothbrush
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Pbl Due To Spacing B/w Tooth

BDS
Dentist, Lucknow
Pbl Due To Spacing B/w Tooth

The spacing between tooth is common pbl. Spacing occurs due to-
1-poor oral hygiene (which cause pyoriya etc)
2-space leaving after extraction of tooth
 Pbl generate -
1-unconditional movement of tooth (if lower posterior tooth is extracted upper posterior tooth will go downward)
 Front teeth will come forward
2-accumulation of food occurs due to that carries oucerss
3-pyoria
4- tooth mobility
Precautions-
1-go for regular visit
2-best treatment for spacing is orthodontic treatment.

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When I bite any fruit then I saw blood on it. What to do?

Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist,
When I bite any fruit then I saw blood on it. What to do?
It is a sign of gingivitis. See your dentist and get a thorough cleaning followed by good oral hygiene regime with gingival massage. You will be alright.
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