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By: Major Dr Pravin | April 07, 2018

How important is sinus in dentistry?


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By: Major Dr Pravin | March 26, 2018

rootcanal specialist in chennai

What is a root canal?

A root canal is a hollow cavity inside a tooth structure in which the blood vessels nerves and veins run through. This is the anatomical component of the tooth which helps in identifying whether we are eating a hard substance or soft substance or drinking cold substance or hot substance.


What is a root canal treatment?

Root canal treatment is a treatment which is done on an infected tooth. The most common tooth problem is an abscess. A tooth abscess is an acute painful condition where there is pus collection inside the pulp structure of the tooth causing severe pain because of increased pressure inside the tooth structure. 


What are the consequences of an abscessed tooth? 

An abscessed tooth will have severe pu...

By: Major Dr Pravin | March 23, 2018

Teething is a necessary, albeit painful, rite of passage for your baby. Sprouting her new teeth is hard work, and can leave her irritable, feverish and with difficulty sleeping as those teeth cut through her delicate little gums and break the surface.

Because so many parents today are hesitant to use any over-the-counter medications unless they’re absolutely necessary, there’s quite an interest in more natural, chemical-free ways of soothing the screams and the pain that accompany teething.

While each baby is different and will respond to each solution with varying degrees of relief, here are some of the ways that you might be able to cut the pain of cutting teeth without reaching for medication.

  • Keep Gums Cool – One of the most cost-effectiv...

By: Major Dr Pravin | March 23, 2018

The Holy month of Ramadan is a time for fasting and self-discipline for Muslims. It is also the time for purifying the mind and the body and empathizing with the less fortunate.

Fasting has numerous therapeutic benefits including improvement in blood sugar levels, blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

SEE ALSO: Ramadan and Oral Health: What You Need to Know

To help you ensure good oral hygiene practices during the fasting period. Here’s some insight from Dr Major Pravin Prathip J 

What causes bad breath?

  • Poor oral hygiene - Bacterial plaque build-ups are a known cause of bad breath, tooth decay and gum disease.
  • Improper cleaning of dentures - Like teeth, dentures can retain bacteria, tartar and cause bad breath when they are not c...

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By: Major Dr Pravin | March 23, 2018

Bad breath is one of the most common problems we face in our society.How many people are aware of it? Spotting bad breath in others is so easy but most people with halitosis are not aware that they have it. Just about everyone has had bad breath, but for some it’s a persistent problem.


If you’re not sure if you have it, the best way to find out is to ask a loved one. If you are not comfortable doing so, here’s a simple test that you can do. Lick your wrist or the back of your hand and sniff. If the smell is bad, you can be sure your breath is too.


Bad breath is often caused by ineffective oral hygiene, medical conditions like diabetes and medication side effects.


Here are some ways to get rid of bad breath.


1)Brush twice a day and floss daily t...

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By: Major Dr Pravin | March 23, 2018

Can Crooked teeth correct on its own?


Crooked teeth are caused due to an imbalance between the jaw size and the tooth size. Let's say , for example if your jaw sizes are smaller and your teeth size are bigger then the teeth and the jaw have to accommodate itself in the jaw somehow, so it causes crookedness.


It is merely like three people who are bigger traveling in a small car , then each one has to adjust by either sitting front and back or one above the other to go comfortably. This is the same situation with the mouth also , either the teeth has to accomodate or it has to overlap each other or get arranged either front and back.


The correction for this problem could be one person has to leave the car so that others to sit comfortably. Vic...

By: Major Dr Pravin | March 17, 2018



 


What is sensitivity?


It is a sharp shooting pain felt on a particular tooth or teeth causing discomfort

while taking hot/cold foods.


Causes include


1.Tooth decay

2.Wearing of enamel in case of fractured teeth

3.Worn fillings

4.Wearing of cementum and exposed tooth roo5.Acidic foods and beverages

6. Incorrect brushing techniques

7.Clenching/grinding the teeth

Bacterial acid destroys the outer surface of the teeth exposing the inner layers 

leading to sensitivity

various factors govern tooth sensitivity


How will I find that I have tooth sensitivity?

If hot/cold foods, sweet, acidic foods/drinks, breathing in cold air makes the

 tooth sensitive/ painful then it is indicative of tooth sensitivity


Treatments for sensitive teeth:

There are variety...

By: Major Dr Pravin | March 12, 2018

Ramya ( name changed), 25 years old Female ( Receptionist at front desk) reported to our Malligai dental hospital for the chief complaint of having bad breath from her mouth during the morning and also during the daytime.
When our chief doctor was interacting with her, Ramya explained that she was having low confidence in the job while communicating with the customers because she feels that her customers are finding difficult to come close to her when she talks. Her doubt is whether her customers and colleagues were not happy because of her bad breath.

Then Our chief doctor did a thorough check-up for Ms. Ramya and found that she is having a severe gum disease medically called as aggressive periodontitis. Bad breath, has drastically affected...

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By: Major Dr Pravin | February 21, 2018

Mouth ulcer

mouth ulcer treatment


Ram(patient name not included due to concern) 28 years male patient reported to our Malligai Dental Clinic and was very depressed and stressed .The reason was he was not able to bear the pain because of his ulcer in the mouth and was not able to eat properly. Because of this he had an unhappy situation with his family because the ulcer was recurrent in nature . This made him to come to the dental clinic, he was worried whether this could be a cancer. So he reported to our clinic. 


After checking the patient clinically and from  the history of his complaint it was found to be mouth ulcer due to stress (ram is an IT professional ) .So we decided to give intense relief by using the latest technology of LASER  for trea...

By: Major Dr Pravin | November 26, 2017

tooth sensitivity management


What is tooth sensitivity?


It is a sharp shooting pain felt on a particular tooth or teeth causing discomfort while taking hot/cold foods


Causes include:
1.Tooth decay
2.Wearing of enamel in case of fractured teeth
3.Worn fillings
4.Wearing of cementum and exposed tooth root
5.Acidic foods and beverages
6. Incorrect brushing techniques
7.Clenching/grinding the teeth


How will I find that I have tooth sensitivity?


If hot/cold foods, sweet, acidic foods/drinks, breathing in cold air makes the tooth sensitive/ painful then it is indicative of tooth sensitivity


Treatments for sensitive teeth:


There are variety of treatments depending on the cause for sensitivity


1.Desensitising tooth paste


2.Fluoride gel application


3.Surgical grafting techniques


4.Filling / Roo...

By: Major Dr Pravin | November 26, 2017

Every One of us wants a great smile but a lot of us need help getting there. A

Smile is a curve that sets everything straight. Though there are various treatment

options like conventional braces,ceramic braces available the invisible braces

has a special niche among the General Population.


What are invisible braces?

The invisible braces are used for correcting mal positioned teeth and are 

manufactured using advanced computer technology that predicts tooth 

movement making it possible for the removable straightening orthodontic

 appliance.


What are the advantages?

They are very very esthetic and invisible from long distances.They are very 

predictable and easy to maintain the hygiene during the treatment.The patient

 is having...

By: Major Dr Pravin | November 26, 2017




It’s really tricky to choose a good dentist. Sometimes your family friends neighbours can recommend a good dentist from their experience.But what if you are moving to a new place like chennai or any place where you could see million dentists in a small area sounds little confusing right?Lets help you in choosing the Best Dentist in Chennai for an example ( you can apply for other geographical areas also)


The first thought which comes to many of us when choosing a Dentist is to go to a local dentist near by (a small dispensary type) or to a bigger corporate setup.The choice of choosing a Dentist as per our advice is to be done predominantly based on the procedure to be done or required for your dental problem.


If it is a small procedure like g...

By: Major Dr Pravin | November 25, 2017

By: Major Dr Pravin | November 24, 2017

If you're looking for natural ingredients to keep your gums and teeth healthy, you've got more than one product to try. Whichever you choose, don't forget that it's not a replacement for brushing, flossing, or rinsing with a mouthwash. You've still got to stick with those good habits to protect your smile.

Overall, we're still learning which natural ingredients work best to help prevent cavities and gum disease. Fluoride definitely helps you avoid cavities, though. All toothpastes with the American Dental Association (ADA) Seal of Acceptance have it.

Peroxide, Tea, and Oils

Some natural or herbal substances, including common foods and drinks, can help clean teeth.

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