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Dr. Lakshmikanth

Dentist, Bangalore

Dr. Lakshmikanth Dentist, Bangalore
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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning....more
I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning.
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Dr. Lakshmikanth is a renowned Dentist in HAL, Bangalore. You can meet Dr. Lakshmikanth personally at Venkatesh Dental Clinic in HAL, Bangalore. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Lakshmikanth on Lybrate.com.

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Composite Fillings - Things You Must be Aware of

BDS, FICOI, MDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Composite Fillings - Things You Must be Aware of

Tooth decay is treated removing the damaged portion of your tooth and substituting it with ‘fillings’. Fillings can be made up of different materials such as silver amalgam, porcelain, gold or even plastic. Hence these plastic, tooth-colored, glass mixtures that are used to restore decayed teeth are known as composite fillings. Composites are also used for changing the color of or reshaping disfigured teeth. 

How are they placed? 
The dentist sets the composite in layers employing a specialized UV Laser light to harden each of the layers. After this, the dentist moulds the composite to fit in your tooth. The composite is then polished to prevent premature staining or wearing out of the composite. Good shaping and polishing of the tooth to produces a virtually invisible restoration.

When are composite fillings used? 
White fillings can be used for cosmetic options as well. 

Esthetic dentistry

  1. Short or spaced out teeth: Composites are able to reshape any deformed teeth or add length to a tooth. 
  2. Cracked or chipped teeth: It can fill in any chips or worn down teeth to appear healthy yet again. 
  3. Smile Makeover: It does not require for healthy tooth structure to be removed unlike a veneer

Preventive dentistry: The molars in the back have deep groves on the sides that food particles can get trapped in causing infection. The composite can be filled in those areas as a preventative.

Advantages of Composites:

  1. The shade of the composite filling is well suited to match the color of your existing teeth.
  2. They can chemically bond to your tooth structure, rendering additional support.
  3. Composite fillings are also used to mend broken or cracked teeth.
  4. With composite filling, not much of your tooth structure needs to be taken off as compared to amalgam fillings.

Precautions with Tooth coloured fillings 

  1. Composite fillings wear faster as compared to silver fillings should be replaced within 3-7 years.
  2. Need regular follow up care or maintenance as they are subject to microleakage.
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Food to eat while undertaking the orthodontic treatment

Post-Graduate Certificate in Endodontics
Dentist, Cuttack
Food to eat while undertaking the orthodontic treatment

Dairy products, soft bread, softer grains, seafood and soft meat, soft cooked vegetables and much more are braces-friendly foods i. E. Which can be eaten without any difficulty even when one is undertaking the orthodontic treatment?

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BDS
Dentist,
Kind of toothbrush to be used by adults: We recommend a brush with soft bristles which helps in removing the plaque and debris thoroughly from the mouth.
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I had pretty clean teeth but within last few years it's getting yellower and yellower and especially molars, I am scared that it would eventually rot and give me lot of troubles is there anything I can do for that like cleaning or something?

BDS
Dentist, Delhi
I had pretty clean teeth but within last few years it's getting yellower and yellower and especially molars, I am sca...
You should go for dental check up. It there is calculus and stain present then go for scaling and polishing of teeth. If there is caries go for restoration of teeth i. E filling of teeth.
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Theeth problem hi bahut taklif hii kuch bhi khana nahi kha pata or muh me chhala bhi aa gaya hai or bahut jayada dant me dard hii or bahut sare ilaaj kiya par koi fayda nahi please koi upay bataiye.

BHMS, MD - Homeopathy, MD Homoeopathic
Homeopath, Pune
Theeth problem hi bahut taklif hii kuch bhi  khana nahi kha pata or muh me chhala bhi aa gaya hai or bahut jayada dan...
Consult nearby dentist to find out the cause.(dental carries, gingivitis, or else) treat first. Plantago q homoeopathic medicine take a cup of water add 2-3 drops of medicine and gar gal 2 times a day. Or take a piece of cotton apply a 2 drops of medicine and put over affected area. Will cure the pain.
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I have sores on inside of upper lips and they are almost 5 in no. I used candid mouth paint and took 2 spoons of liquid bcompsules b complex two times a day but there is no case of improvement why.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
I have sores on inside of upper lips and they are almost 5 in no. I used candid mouth paint and took 2 spoons of liqu...
U may take cap cap bnc once daily ,drink plenty of water add fibre to ur food, green veg r good, banana is rich in fibres, take isabagol husk two table spoon at night, avoid tensions, hurry worry, ladies during periods may even have more such prob
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BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Ever wake up feeling like your teeth are wearing a sweater? That sticky, fuzzy film on your teeth is called plaque. Living inside of plaque is a whole lot of cavity-causing bacteria. Whenever you eat, that bacteria turns the sugars in your food into acids. Those acids slowly wear away at the hard outer layer of teeth, and eventually, a cavity, or hole in the tooth can form. Plaque is always growing on our teeth, and so it is important to take steps every day to clear it away.
If plaque is left to sit on the teeth, over time it can harden and turn into something called tartar. As tartar builds up, it can push underneath the gums, causing bleeding or irritation, known as gingivitis. Gingivitis is the early stage of gum disease, and it can be stopped with good oral hygiene and simple dental treatments. If left alone, gingivitis can turn into severe gum disease, which can damage the bones holding the teeth, leading to tooth loss.



This all might seem kind of scary, but there’s no reason to stress out. Even though plaque buildup can harm your teeth and gums, it’s surprisingly pretty easy to keep it under control. Here are things you can do to keep plaque from taking over:



Brush after meals. Use a toothbrush with soft bristles, and a pea-sized amount of fluoride toothpaste. Brush for two minutes, making sure to brush the back teeth.
Floss at least once per day. The best time to do it is before bed or after your last meal. Dental floss can target the plaque that’s hiding between your teeth, where a toothbrush can’t reach.
Visit the dentist twice per year for a checkup and cleaning.
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Sir I do root canal treatment 1 year ago. Is it necessary to cover the tooth with crown?

BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
Sir I do root canal treatment 1 year ago. Is it necessary to cover the tooth with crown?
If its front teeth not necessary if the tooth not destructed and for back teeth its compulsory for crowning.
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What should I do to stop bleeding from my teeth can you tell me any tips for that.

BDS, CDE Endo-Prostho, CDE - Cast Partial & Complete Dentures
Dentist, Pune
What should I do to stop bleeding from my teeth can you tell me any tips for that.
get ur deep scaling n polishing done . bleeding is result of deposits which weaken gums. proper oral hygiene care n cleaning once a year will help u .
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My mouth smell alot at any point of time I brush them daily and have lots of water to still the same is there any suggestions to control it or to vanish this problem bcz every time I can not cary the mint or sprays for this?

BDS
Dentist, Rewari
Foul breath due to caries I teeth or bleeding of gums or constipation or acidity check the reason and get treated.
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I swallowed a teeth bridge while having my lunch yesterday afternoon. I took an xray and saw the bridge is in stomach, its made of ceramic and NO METAL IS USED. I do not feel any health issue , I am as normal. Will this become a issue , please let me know.

BDS, MDS - Orthodontics
Dentist, Gurgaon
I swallowed a teeth bridge while having my lunch yesterday afternoon. I took an xray and saw the bridge is in stomach...
Take lot of bananas and laxatives with water. Then repeat x-ray after a week. It should come out. If not then consult a gi surgeon.
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Sometimes I have bad smell coming out of my mouth. Please could you tell me what to do about it.

BDS
Dentist, Saharanpur
Sometimes I have bad smell coming out of my mouth. Please could you tell me what to do about it.
get scaling done n brush ur teeth twice a day n use dental floss n mouthwash n do warmsaline rinces 3-4 times a day n scrap ur tongue twice day n tel me d status after 5 days
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My teeth r zig zag. I dont eat any ghutka types chewing substances still my teeth down side red red is there so how to remove that.

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
My teeth r zig zag. I dont eat any ghutka types chewing substances still my teeth down side red red is there so how t...
Those are stains tht occurs if you don't get cleaning done every 6months n as your teeth are not aligned food lodgement is much more also get braces treatmnt to get your teeth aligned.
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Dr. it's been more than 6 months I'm having headache. Initially it use to moves all over in my head various parts then started ear pain with tinnitus sound followed with jaw and teeth pain. I tried many medicines over this 6 months but no use. Since 1 week headache is slightly reduced but having jaw pain and Ear pain and severe hair fall. Hair is not normal it's like just falling a lot. Doctor yes I do accept I'm going through a lot of personal problems since 6 to 8 months and under stress. I even mentioned it to my Dr. here he said probably Tension headache and gv medicines but it's not helping me. I developed lot of white hair, ear pain, Jaw pain, at times flashes in front of eyes and hair fall. Dr. are these signs of stress or an indication to serious health problems. I'm scared is it any Cancer or Brain Tumour? ? . Dr. one friend suggested to get an MRI done. I'm really confused. Do you think I should get an MRI done? Dr. why since 6 months my headache, ear pain tinnitus sound and jaw pain teeth pain, eye flashes or eye twitching is not reducing ? Why since 1 week I'm loosing so much hair? . Dr. I'm really scared please suggest what tests should I get done and what do you personally think these symptoms are? Please help me .

MDS Prosthodontics, MDS Endodontist
Dentist, Ahmedabad
Dr. it's been more than 6 months I'm having headache. Initially it use to moves all over in my head various parts the...
You should visit md physician. Consult good doctor. 6 months is abnormal thing. Mri helps in diagnosis of soft tissue but it should be referred and diagnosed by doctor. As a dentist I can suggest you to visit a good dentist because tooth ache can be from jaw to ear to head known as a reffered pain. This pain can be so severe that it can wake you up in middle of night also. So better to visit a dentist also. Take care. Wish you healthy life ahead.
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I have yellow teeth what should I do?

BDS
Dentist,
That depends original shade varies from person to person, if you feel it was whiter before and now turned into yellow then you should go for scaling with polishing, if its deeper stains then you have option of bleaching which usually lasts for minimum for 6-10 months.
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Sir, my teeth is yellow . So please help how to clean?

BDS
Dentist,
Treatment Plan goes as follows : Visit the dentist,who will first do clean up of ur teeth This will remove all the extrinsic stains and deposits present on the teeth & reveal the original colour of your teeth. After that if u want more brighter teeth You can undergo Teeth whitening or bleaching treatment for further enhancement of shade. Your dentist will be best Judge to decide whether home bleaching or In office bleaching will provide you with the desired Results. Regards, Dr.Hiten Shah Swastik Dental Care.
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As it was aborted in 3rd month of pregnancy. Mtp is used along with antibiotics. Its been 10 days. Bleeding is controlled. Today I went to ultrasound scan to chek residues. And report is ---bulky uterus with elongated cervix and 22x11 mm retained products of conception in upper endometrial cavity. Now my doubt is that. Is DNC required? Kindly suggest.

MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, MBBS, Post Doctoral Fellowship in Reproductive Medicine, Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery
Gynaecologist, Pune
As it was aborted in 3rd month of pregnancy. Mtp is used along with antibiotics. Its been 10 days. Bleeding is contro...
IF THE BLEEDING HAS STOPPED THEN THERE IS NO NEED TO UNDERGO DNC, BECAUSE THE PRODUCTS WOULD BE AUTOMATICALLY THRONE OUT OR GET ABSORBED. YOU CAN WAIT FOR ANOTHER 2 WEEKS. WAITING WONT CREATE PROBLEMS
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I am 20 year old. I have a problem in my teeth. Its paininga a lot. What type of tablets can I use. Can I use any pain relief tablet?

BDS
Dentist, Nashik
Yes you can take painkillers but that wont be permanent solution. First of all we need to find out the reason of pain after some investigation we can come to final treatment plan.
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