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Dr. M Krishna Shetty

BDS

Dentist, Bangalore

42 Years Experience  ·  100 at clinic
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Dr. M Krishna Shetty BDS Dentist, Bangalore
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Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; a......more
Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; as a health provider being ethical is not just a remembered value, but a strongly observed one. Doctor is an active member of Indian Dental Association, Indian Orthopaedic Association, Indian Orthopaedic Association
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Dr. M Krishna Shetty is a trusted Dentist in Ulsoor, Bangalore. He has over 42 years of experience as a Dentist. He has done BDS . You can consult Dr. M Krishna Shetty at Specialist Dental Clinic in Ulsoor, Bangalore. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. M Krishna Shetty on Lybrate.com.

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BDS - Goverment Dental College - 1976
Languages spoken
English
Professional Memberships
Indian Dental Association
Indian Orthopaedic Association
Indian Orthopaedic Association

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I have fissured tongue. And my cuts are increasing day by day. I have consulted many doctors but I am not satisfied .it would be very grateful to get help here.

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Ayurveda, Sonipat
U take sarso oil it fill of mouth and hold 10-15 minute one time a day and then it splite out from mouth do to 7-8 day and stop all fried and spicy food drink only milk Three four times a day and eat milk rice then you may consult me.
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Hi, My kid is 2.5 years old and suffering from mouth ulcer from 2 days. He didn't eat anything, from 2 days. Just feeding liquid juice, What should I do? Kindly suggest medicine or cream for immediate effect. Thanks in advance Doctor!

BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
Hi, My kid is 2.5 years old and suffering from mouth ulcer from 2 days. He didn't eat anything, from 2 days. Just fee...
Hello For kid you can use honey on the ulcerated area so it will help now. But for complete treatment visit a dentist.
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White is price range of 6 teeth bleaching of front side, and how much period the bleach is remain, and it is any side effect? please guide Thank you.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
White is price range of 6 teeth bleaching of front side, and how much period the bleach is remain, and it is any side...
Bleaching range startes from 350 per tooth & only aftr examing the teeth we can say exact amount no side effects.
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Orthodontic Treatment

BDS
Dentist, Ludhiana
Orthodontic Treatment

While undergoing orthodontic treatment always remember to use a mouthwash after every meal.

How Do I Know If I Need A Root Canal?

BDS (Gold Medalist)
Dentist, Gurgaon
How Do I Know If I Need A Root Canal?

Most people are understandably concerned when they start to have sensitivity, biting discomfort, or other unusual symptoms. Quickly your mind can jump to the worst case scenario and all of a sudden you’re thinking “I might need a root canal? Oh no!”.

Let’s go over what your dentist looks for and what you can look for to know whether you need a root canal.

SENSITIVITY

Sensitivity to hot or cold can be the first sign that something is going wrong with your tooth… or it can be nothing at all.

When you’re ok…

If something hot or cold hits your tooth and you have a quick, painful sensation that goes away in a couple of seconds, this is fairly normal.

When you need a root canal…

If that same hot or cold hits your tooth and it continues to hurt for 15-20 seconds or even minutes, the nerve is likely in the process of dying and you’ll need a root canal.

PAIN

Tooth pain comes in a variety of ways. There can be aching, shooting, throbbing, stabbing, electrical, burning, tingling, constant, dull, or severe pains. You can have a combination of these.

When you’re ok…

A dull ache or occasional minor sharp pains aren’t terribly unusual. These can be the sign that you have a cavity, bit on something wrong, or are having sinus problems. As long as it doesn’t become severe, these don’t usually signal the need for a root canal.

When you need a root canal…

Constant severe pain that comes on all by itself or after a stimulus of some sort is not normal. This almost always indicates that you need a root canal. Pain that is strong enough to wake you up at night is a great indicator of this as well. Most of the time, this type of pain comes presents as a throbbing severe pain. Most people say it feels like the tooth throbs along with your heartbeat.

SWELLING

Swelling is usually the sign of infection. Figuring out whether it is related to your tooth or not is the big trick in knowing whether you need a root canal.

When you’re ok…

A number of things other than an abscessed tooth can show up as swelling of the gums, lips, or cheek. The most common are related to gum disease of some sort. Gum disease is a chronic, long term infection of the gums around your teeth. Occasionally this infection can get out of control and cause some significant swelling. Other less likely things that can cause swelling include mucoceles, fibromas, other growths, or trauma.

When you need a root canal…

Swelling that is associated with an infection of your tooth (an abscessed tooth) means you most definitely need a root canal. The nerve inside the tooth has died and all this tissue inside has now become infected. The tooth acts as a constant source of infection that affects the bone and other tissues around your tooth. A root canal removes all this infected tissue and allows your body to heal.

If your tooth is abscessed you’ll usually have pain when you touch the tooth or bite with it. The swelling typically occurs next to or around the tooth but can also move further away so that it looks like it is coming from somewhere else.

BITING PAIN

Biting pain is another one of those tricky ones. Biting pain can be related to an infection, trauma, a failing filling, or a cracked tooth.

When you’re ok…

A failing filling or cracked tooth don’t always mean you need a root canal. You may just need a new filling or crown instead. Cracked teeth are more likely to need a root canal in the future though.

Some people also have trauma to teeth as a result of an accident or from grinding and clenching their teeth. This can lead to pain, especially when biting. If you’ve had recent trauma give the tooth some time to settle down before jumping to the conclusion you need a root canal. If you’re a grinder consider investing in a night guard to reduce the force on your teeth.

When you need a root canal…

An infected tooth means you definitely need a root canal. No way out of this one.

A cracked tooth that has developed significant pain, sensitivity, or in which the crack extends into the nerve means that it would need a root canal.

LARGE CAVITIES

Cavities are no fun. Large cavities are even less fun, especially when you end up needing a root canal. X-rays of your tooth can show the rough extent of a cavity but don’t tell the whole story. Your dentist will only know it’s full extent once they clean it all out of the tooth.

When you’re ok…

If the cavity doesn’t extend to the nerve of the tooth once your dentist removes it, then you’re in the clear, at least for the time being. If it is really close to the nerve you may develop symptoms in the future that mean you need a root canal. Most dentists try to avoid going into the nerve space when at all possible in order to give your tooth a chance.

When you need a root canal…

If the cavity is removed and the nerve of the tooth is exposed then it will need a root canal. In very rare cases where the opening to the pulp chamber is only a pinpoint your dentist may do what is known as a pulp cap and try to let the tooth heal itself. Long term, you’ll probably still end up needing a root canal at some point.

This can be a good guide of whether you need a root canal, but it is important to know that there are many times when you could need a root canal without even knowing it. I’ve seen plenty of infected teeth or teeth with extremely large cavities in which the person had no idea there was a problem at all. The best prevention for root canals is good oral hygiene, reducing sugar and acid in your diet, and seeing your dentist consistently so they can catch things early.

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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 have large gaps between my teeth. How much cost it will be to close gaps. And can I use bands to close gaps.

MDS Prosthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Dehradun
I have large gaps between my teeth. How much cost it will be to close gaps. And can I use bands to close gaps.
Dear Lybrate user, You can get the gap closed with the help of braces treatment or composite/ceramic veneers. Please visit your dentist and ask for the best possible treatment for your condition. Important: please DO Not try to correct your teeth using bands at home. They can be very harmful for your teeth. It's better to let the specialist help you improve your smile.
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I have pain in my gums and while brushing bleeding occurs how do I get rid of this?

BDS
Dentist, Vadodara
I have pain in my gums and while brushing bleeding occurs how do I get rid of this?
Bleeding gums is sign of infection. Go for scaling and polishing. Use mouthwash after brushing twice a day.
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I have getting bad smell from my mouth Even I am brushing morning and night I am smoker and drunker not daily when in party's.

BDS, MDS
Dentist, Jaipur
I have getting bad smell from my mouth Even I am brushing morning and night I am smoker and drunker not daily when in...
Stop smoking. get your teeth cleaned professionally by scaling and polishing. this will help you to overcome the problem of fowl smell
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Hello sir, I have suffering from teeth sensitive please take advise for precaution.

BDS, Certificate in Cosmetic Dentistry, Certified in Orthodontics, Certification in Prosthodontics & Periodontology, Advanced Endotontic Course On Root Canal
Dentist, Pune
Hello sir, I have suffering from teeth sensitive please take advise for precaution.
Use senquel- f or sensodyne toothpaste twice or thrice daily, tak it on a finger n coat it on all the tooth surface, leave it for 5 min & after that brush using the same. These toothpaste have flouride content, which closes the open dentinal tubules thus preventing sensitivity gradualy.
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