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Dr. M S Muthu

Dr. M S Muthu

Dr. M S Muthu

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MDS - Paedodontics And Preventive Dentistry, Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgeons(MFDS)



Pediatric Dentist


21 Years Experience Overall  (20 years as specialist)

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99% (386 votes)

Dr. M S Muthu works at Pedo Planet in Porur, Velachery and Anna Nagar centers of Pedo Planet - Children Dental Centers, Chennai.Dr. M S Muthu is an exclusive pediatric dental practitioner treating children since 1997. His primary area of expertise is rehabilitating children with early childhood caries. He has a vast experience in the success of preventive dentistry, also in treating children with special health care needs.

Porur, Chennai

Pedo Planet Children Dental Center


161/62 A, First Floor, Mount Poonamalle High Road, Lakshmi Nagar, Landmark: Above HDFC Bank ATM, Opposite Water Tank & Amma Canteen, Chennai

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04:00 - 07:30


10:00 - 03:00
04:00 - 07:30


10:00 - 03:00


Common questions & answers

Q: Who is a dentist?

A: A dentist is a doctor who practices dentistry. Dentistry involves the mouth, teeth, gums, and related areas. A dentist takes care of the overall oral healthcare. Common procedures performed at the dentist are tooth filling, tooth extraction, cleaning and polishing of teeth, and minor tooth surgeries like root canal treatment. Within dentistry, there are many specializations that require further training.

Q: What education qualifications are mandatory for a Dentist?

A: A doctoral degree in the field of dental medicine or dental surgery is required to become a dentist. The pre-requisite for doing a dental course is a 4-year bachelor’s degree in a science related field. Qualifying in the dental admission exam and enrolling in a dental school are the next steps.

Q: Should I consult a dentist for bad breath?

A: Bad breath is often due to lack of oral hygiene. In some cases, it may be an indication of some underlying health issue. Consulting a dentist for bad breath is the most logical step. A dentist will perform thorough examination of your teeth and gums to determine the cause of bad breath. Halitosis is the medical term for bad breath.

Q: How many sittings does a dentist take for Root canal treatment?

A: Root canal treatment is a dental procedure followed for advanced decay of tooth that cannot be repaired by filling. In this treatment the tooth pulp is removed, the space is cleaned and filled, and finally a crown is placed on the tooth. The number of sittings for a root canal treatment varies depending on the extent of tooth decay.

Q: Will a dentist perform surgery for wisdom tooth removal?

A: People who develop wisdom tooth may require extraction at a later time. A dentist is the right person to perform extraction of wisdom tooth. Once you book an appointment for tooth extraction, the dentist will appraise you of the entire procedure and after care. Sedation, numbing, tissue removal, bone removal, and tooth extraction are the steps of wisdom tooth removal.


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Early Childhood Caries
Braces/ Tooth Colored, Ceramic Braces
Thumb Sucking/ Finger Sucking
Night grinding
Root Canal Treatment for Kids Teeth
Anticipatory Guidance
Fluoride Gel Application
Fluoride Varnishes
Treatment for Special Children
Children with Cleft lip and Palate

Awards and Recognitions

Fourth Pediatric Dentist to Hold a PhD degree in the country - 2010
Focussed research and Highest number of Publications on Early Childhood Caries in India - 2016
National trainer for Zirconia Crowns for Pediatric Patients in India - 2015


MDS - Paedodontics And Preventive Dentistry - Nair Hospital Dental College (NHDC), Mumbai, 1999
Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgeons(MFDS) - Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (RCPS), Glasgow, 2015


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Indian Dental Association
Indian Academy of Aesthetic & Cosmetic Dentistry
Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
Indian Society of Dental Research
International Association of Paediatric Dentistry (IAPD)


2004 - 2016 Senior Consultant at Pedo Planet


2549 Tamil Nadu State Dental Council, 1995
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