Dr. Suman Reddivari D.M.D
Dentist2 Pillsbury Street Suite 301 Concord New Hampshire, 03301
Suman Reddivari, DMD, has been practicing dentistry for the past five years. She maintains a private practice, U & I Dental PLLC, located in Concord, New Hampshire, in the United States, where she focuses on delivering high-quality general dentistry services. Dr. Reddivari received her DMD in 2009 from Boston University. She is currently a member of the American Dental Association and the New Hampshire Dental Society.
Education and Training
Dr. Suman Reddivari D.M.D's Expert Contributions
What should I do if my dentures feel loose?
As bone resorbs, denture will become loose. As dentures becomes loose, we either do a reline, a rebase or fabricate new dentures. Also, consider implant-retained or implant-supported dentures if you want more secure dentures or fixed dentures solution. READ MORE
Why does a cracked tooth have to be pulled?
It depends on what level the tooth cracked and how much of tooth structure is remaining and what the long term prognosis, it’s hard to give an opinion without doing an exam and checking on an X-ray. I am sure your dentist considered all the choices but feel free to discuss your options with him. READ MORE
What is the best whitening toothpaste?
Try whitening strips or in office bleaching for best results READ MORE
How many times a year should kids get a teeth whitening?
Twice annually in healthy patients. READ MORE
How can I tell if I'm grinding my teeth?
Ask your dentist about quick splint. READ MORE
Can my silver fillings be replaced with white fillings?
In most cases, yes. Sometimes depending on size of fillings, secondary decay and cracks we will recommend core build up and crowns. READ MORE
Can flossing causes spaces between my teeth?
According to available literature, NO. READ MORE
How often will I have to replace my braces?
Not sure if I understand your question properly, but if you just started you traditional ortho treatment, you will see your orthodontist approximately once every month. Teeth has to be moved slowly with constant light force, they will need to do adjustments or change elastics until desired reault is achieved and then you will wear retainers. If its invisalign then frequency is usually once every 4 or 6 weeks. READ MORE
Do root canals happen more often as you age?
They can happen at any age. If someone has multiple complex dental fillings and they were not maintained properly then they might end up in root canal treatments. To answer tour question, if your dental hygiene is maintained well and you go to regular cleanings and check ups, and do necessar ytreatment you dentist suggest, your risk of needing a root canal should be low even as you age. READ MORE
Is chewing gum often bad for your teeth?
As long as you do not have any TMJ (jaw joint) or masticatory muscle issues, you should be fine. But like anything overdoing one particular activity might put a strain on entire system (joint, muscles, teeth). READ MORE
Does switching toothpaste matter?
Depending on dental diagnosis, we do advice certain type of tooth paste for certain problems. I can not understand why switching tooth paste is a good idea with out any reason READ MORE
Can novocaine be used during cleanings?
Yes. We do that for a few patients READ MORE
Do fillings need to be replaced?
Usually average life span of a filling is 7-10 years. Depending on size, location, stress on filling and tooth some fillings fail sooner and some last longer. Fillings on front teeth might need to be changed for cosmetic reasons alone. With out doing an exam and reviewing your xrays, it is impossible to tell. Talk to your dentist next time you see him. READ MORE
What is gingivitis and its risk factors?
Gingivitis - inflammation in the gums around your teeth. Usual aigns of gingivitis is bleeding on probing, swollen gums, bad odor. Most common cause of gingivitis is poor oral hygiene. Certain drugs and harmonal changes can alter gingival health. Proper oral care and regular dental check ups and cleaning should help you avoid gingivitis READ MORE
Can a tooth abscess be seen on an X-ray?
X-ray will only radiolucency or radioopacities. Depending on clinical findings and x-ray findings your dentist will make the diagnosis. READ MORE
Can an infected tooth spread the infection to the other teeth as well?
Yes infection can spread not only to other teeth but also to soft tissue and spaces. Follow your doctor recommendations. READ MORE
How can flossing help in maintaining the health of teeth and gums?
Yes, it helps. Twice a day is current recommendation. Brushing alone is not enough to get the plaque in between teeth, flossing will help with that. READ MORE
Food getting stuck behind wisdom teeth
Even with meticulous homecare, sometimes food get struck under the tissue partially covering the wisdom tooth. You either opt to do a simple procedure of cutting of the excess tissue (operculectomy) around the wisdom tooth or you can get your wisdom tooth removed either partially(coronectomy) or completely depending on its relation to inferior alveolar nerve. With operculectomy sometimes tissues might grow back. Discuss pros and cons in detail with your dentist. READ MORE
Is it bad if a piece of an old filling falls out?
No it is not Ok. Most common reason for part of old filling to fall out is because of cavity that started under the old filling. Even if there is no cavity, partially missing filling will be a food trap and can cause cavity. Please consult your dentist and replace your filling. READ MORE
Areas of expertise and specialization
Professional Society Memberships
- American Dental Association, New Hampshire Dental Society
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