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Dr. Ashokan M

MBBS

Dentist, Bangalore

33 Years Experience
Dr. Ashokan M MBBS Dentist, Bangalore
33 Years Experience
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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them.
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Dr. Ashokan M is one of the best Dentists in Magadi Road, Bangalore. He has helped numerous patients in his 33 years of experience as a Dentist. He has done MBBS . You can consult Dr. Ashokan M at Bhagya Poly Clinic in Magadi Road, Bangalore. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Ashokan M on Lybrate.com.

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Crown Sensitivity: Causes and Management

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Jaipur
Crown Sensitivity: Causes and Management

Losing a tooth to infection (decay) or trauma can be a painful experience. Imagine that you are in a dental chair and just got a new tooth or a bridge fitted. It is a joyous experience, almost like a new found lease of life, to be able to eat better and look better. However, even after a few days to a week, you realize that the new crown is just not settling down completely. There is a constant sensitivity that exists and is not allowing you to enjoy the new tooth.  

There are various reasons that the new crown can be sensitive, some of them including:

  1. A high point: On the new crown, there could be small points that do not allow for a bite as earlier. This can lead to sensitivity and minor jaw discomfort. 
  2. Improper fit with exposed dentin: This can happen at the neck area, where the crown is not fitting the tooth, leaving a small part of dentin exposed. This can lead to sensitivity once the crown is fixed in.
  3. Other decayed teeth: If there is a decayed tooth adjacent to the crown, it could be confusing and sometimes difficult to pinpoint the exact area.

If it persists for more than a week, check with your dentist on the following:

  1. Severity of decay: The extent of decay in the first place should be considered, especially if you have had crown as a result of extensive tooth decay. If it was involving a large portion of the dentin, the changes of having sensitivity are high, even after a crown placement.  In these cases, there could be silent abscess, which may never manifest as symptoms, but can cause a gnawing sensitivity issue with each bite.
  2. Area of decay: Root caries and cervical caries are more prone to have sensitivity compared to the crown of the tooth. The enamel layer in these areas is thin and the chances of dentinal involvement is high. The rate at which the decay will reach the pulp and cause pain is also higher.
  3. Type of dental treatment: If extensive metal work is done, the sensitivity might last longer than a week, which is the norm.
  4. Triggering factors: Make a note of what triggers the sensitivity, hot, cold or sweets. 
  5. Management: As mentioned, expect the sensitivity with your new crown to last for up to a week. In some cases, it may be longer, depending on, as noted above, the severity of the original decay, the area, triggers, etc. 

While some cases may be managed with a small trim of the crown, some may need the crown to be re-fitted, and some may even require re-treating the tooth completely.

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I am 18 years old. I want to ask how do I whiten my tooth either by naturally or medical treatments?

Advanced Aesthetics, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
I am 18 years old. I want to ask how do I whiten my tooth either by naturally or medical treatments?
Hi, there are various method / products available to whiten teeth. The most effective is in-office whitening done by a dental professional. It's usually a one hour procedure in which whitening gel will apply to the teeth and activate by whitening light for 10 to 15 minutes. 2 or 3 such sessions may required.
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I am suffering from the mouth smell. So will you please tell me what I have to do?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I am suffering from the mouth smell. So will you please tell me what I have to do?
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. We need more investigations with clinical examination to decide upon treatment. You may need deep cleaning. Rinse your mouth thoroughly with a mouth wash until then. Advance procedures can be done with laser too. Dental tips: - visit a dentist every six months for cleaning and a thorough dental check-up. Limit sugary food to avoid tooth decay. Gargle your mouth thoroughly after every meal. Scrub gently to clean your tongue with a tongue cleaner. Floss all your teeth inter dentally & brush twice daily, morning & night, up & down short vertical strokes, with ultra-soft bristles, indicator brush. Tooth brush to be changed every 2 months.
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One of my front tooth in the upper jaw is overlapping slightly with the other front tooth, due to this the tooth beside the overlapping tooth has grown a bit on the underside of the overlapping tooth, if I want to straighten my teeth what are the possible ways of doing it? And will this straightening process in any way affect my facial structure? Currently I am 21 years old.

Post-Graduate Certificate in Endodontics
Dentist, Cuttack
One of my front tooth in the upper jaw is overlapping slightly with the other front tooth, due to this the tooth besi...
The only way to correct it is orthodontic treatment. You r in a good stage of growth period to undergo the treatment. You teeth will straighten in a period of time enhancing your smile. No damage occurs to facial structures.
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I feel pain while expanding my mouth upward. This is not a pain in teeth. The pain is in the joint of the left side. What should I do?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I feel pain while expanding my mouth upward. This is not a pain in teeth. The pain is in the joint of the left side. ...
Homoeopathic medicine------------------- ruta-grav q (sbl) drink 10 drops in 20 ml gresh water 3 times daily------- mag-phos 6x (sbl) chew 4 tabs every 2-3 hrly------- hot sponge on jaw joint twice daily.
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Whenever I eat some tough food like mutton or chicken for continuously 2-3 times, both sides of my molar teeth starts paining. It automatically lasts if I take normal food for 2-3 days. This condition starts from last 2 months. However, I brush my teeth twice daily and I didn't see any cavities in my teeth. please suggest remedies.

BDS
Dentist, Vadodara
Whenever I eat some tough food like mutton or chicken for continuously 2-3 times, both sides of my molar teeth starts...
teeth pain can be due to decay or fractured teeth, gum infection or sensitivity. get your teeth x-rayed n go for needful treatment. for decay, you might require rct n cap or removal n replacement by implants or bridge. for gum infection, go for scaling and polishing of teeth. for sensitivity, use desensitizing toothpaste twice daily.
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I am 20 years old boy, I am suffering from teeth pain, I have cavity in my tooth from last 1 year so now what can I do.

BDS
Dentist,
I am 20 years old boy, I am suffering from teeth pain, I have cavity in my tooth from last 1 year so now what can I do.
Hi, from what you have mentioned above, it seems that you have got a deep cavity in your tooth which is giving you pain and discomfort. Its advisable not to make any further delay and consult your dentist as soon as possible and get the tooth treated.
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There is a gap between my front teeth. How to fix them with low of cost. Is it possible to minimize that gap?

BDS, PG Diploma In PG Advance Course Of Oral Implantology On New Generation Implants, PGDHHM
Dentist, Gurgaon
There is a gap between my front teeth. How to fix them with low of cost. Is it possible to minimize that gap?
Hello get composite built-up done by dentist which will cost you less then other options like ortho (wire and braces) or ceramic veneering.
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I have a 3. 4 years old daughter. Her teeth have become blackish/dark yellowish. What should we do? please advice.

BDS
Dentist, Delhi
Hello mam, your concern about your daughters teeth is very right, blackish teeth may be a sign of bacterial decay or caries. Please make sure you visit a dentist and get her teeth checked. You could get in touch with us to keep informed about preventive dental procedures which help the child to have cavity free teeth.
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I am 37 years old. I am suffering from gum bleeding from last 2 years&upper has red allergy portion in middle last 2years. Please give me solution.

BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
Most likely you have periodontal problems. For this, you need to hurry to the dentist with opg x ray for either curettage or periodantal flap surgery (depending on the degree of bone loss). Please do not delay as this will end up with loose teeth (as the foundation of your teeth i. E, gums and bones will be infected). Since you r young, the treatment prognosis will be good if you follow the instructions properly.
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How long after a tooth extraction before eating and drinking? Answer that question sir.

How long after a tooth extraction before eating and drinking? Answer that question sir.
You can have cold ice cream or cold drink just after 5-10 mins then soft food for 24 hours and normal food after that.
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BDS
Dentist, Delhi
99% of the plaque can be removed by the use of Waterjets along with daily brushing.
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I have bleeding in my gums while I brush daily. And sometimes I have pain too. What to do for that?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I have bleeding in my gums while I brush daily. And sometimes I have pain too. What to do for that?
We need more investigations to decide upon treatment. You may need deep cleaning along with surgical, gum strengthening procedure. Rinse your mouth thoroughly with a mouth wash after every meals. Use pepsodent tooth paste & gum paint for 2 to 3 weeks. Advance procedures can be done with laser. Dental tips: - visit a dentist every six months for cleaning and a thorough dental check-up. Limit sugary food to avoid tooth decay. Gargle your mouth thoroughly after every meal. Scrub gently to clean your tongue with a tongue cleaner. Floss all your teeth inter dentally & brush twice daily, morning & night, up & down short vertical strokes, with ultra-soft bristles, indicator brush. Tooth brush to be changed every 2 months.
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I removed my wisdom tooth 2 days before but my cheek swelling I tried my best eg ice pack heat etc but no change its 3rd consecutive day I am feeling what should I do now?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I removed my wisdom tooth 2 days before but my cheek swelling I tried my best eg ice pack heat etc but no change its ...
After 24 hours, rinse with your mouth with a solution made of 1/2 teaspoon salt and 8 ounces of warm water. Do not drink from a straw for the first 24 hours. Do not smoke, which can inhibit healing. An ice pack applied to the area will keep swelling to a minimum. Take pain medications as prescribed. The swelling usually subsides after 48 hours. Drink lots of fluid and eat nutritious soft food on the day of the extraction. You can eat normally as soon as you are comfortable. Eat soft foods, such as soup, pudding, yogurt, or applesauce the day after the extraction.
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Hello Sir, I have a little pain in gums inside mouth since last few days. Please help.

BDS
Dentist, Rewari
Hello Sir, I have a little pain in gums inside mouth since last few days. Please help.
Just do warm saline water gargles and take a mild painkiller. If the pain does not subside get thorough checkup by dentist and treated accordingly.
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I am tasting metallic taste in my mouth and I feel as if I cannot taste the full flavor of food these days. Is this a serious condition? Please help!

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Jwc you are having metallic taste in mouth . please consult physician for systemic check up . your taste buds are not functioning properly . maintain digestion and oral hygiene . rinse with listerine mouth wash regularly .
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M.D.S, B.D.S.
Dentist, Katihar
Brush twice a day, keep tooth problems away: brushing twice a day removes the tiny left out food particles from the mouth and keeps it fresher and cleaner.
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I am 26 year old man, I have some dental problems, it pains when I eat hot or cold foods, pls guide me what should I do now to avoid this?

BDS
Dentist, Vadodara
I am 26 year old man, I have some dental problems, it pains when I eat hot or cold foods, pls guide me what should I ...
This can be either due to decay in teeth or sensitivity. Set your teeth x-rayed to determine the cause. If decayed, than get the cavity filled with or without rct depending on the extent of decay. For sensitivity, use any desensitizing toothpaste twice daily.
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I am 46 years old having pain in my left jaw for last 7 days. When I chew or open my mouth I feel pain. What should I do?

M.D.S, B.D.S.
Dentist, Katihar
I am 46 years old having pain in my left jaw for last 7 days. When I chew or open my mouth I feel pain. What should I...
As the history given it might be tmj pain. Just consult your dentist some routine chek up will be done and you will be fine don't worry.
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Brush twice a day, keep tooth problems away

BDS (GOLD MEDALIST)
Dentist, Jamshedpur
Brush twice a day, keep tooth problems away
Brush twice a day, keep tooth problems away: brushing twice a day removes the tiny left out food particles from the mouth and keeps it fresher and cleaner.
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