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Dr. M. Shiva Shankar

Certified BPS Dentist

Dentist, Bangalore

34 Years Experience
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Dr. M. Shiva Shankar Certified BPS Dentist Dentist, Bangalore
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Dr. M. Shiva Shankar is a renowned Dentist in Northside Manipal Hospital, Bangalore. He has been a successful Dentist for the last 34 years. He studied and completed Certified BPS Dentist . You can visit him at dental care in Northside Manipal Hospital, Bangalore. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. M. Shiva Shankar on Lybrate.com.

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Certified BPS Dentist - A.B. Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences - 1983
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Certification in Full Mouth Rehabilitation, Post-Graduate Certificate in Oral Implantology (PGCOI), M.Sc - Master of Oral Implantology (MOI), Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Rajkot
Rinse your mouth with an alchohol-free mouth wash after every meal to avoid the formation of bacteria.

Hello I had root canal niw m having severe pain kindly tell me any antibiotics to relieve my pain.

BHMS
Homeopath,
Hello I had root canal niw m having severe pain kindly tell me any antibiotics to relieve my pain.
Visit your dentist again that will be better. U can take homoeopathic medicine hypericum 1 m.4-5 globules thrice daily fr 7 days.
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My teeth is yellow in colour and I always do all the thing what the doctor tell like brush 2 times in a day and giving me very hi-fi toothpaste etc but my teeth never change the colour from yellow to white.

BDS
Dentist, Vadodara
My teeth is yellow in colour and I always do all the thing what the doctor tell like brush 2 times in a day and givin...
everyone doesn't have pearl white teeth. your teeth color matches your skin colour. you can go for scaling and polishing followed by bleaching for more whiter teeth. avoid harsh brushing as it will remove your outer white enamel layer exposing inner yellowish dentinal layer.
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Hi My saliva is yellowish or sometimes dark red after waking up from sleep. I feel gum inflammation when I eat something spicy .I feel like my gums are weak but I have taken two tablets (Mox 500 and nor metrogyl) two times then I did not get that bloody saliva so I left those medicine but after 3-4 days it again started .please tell me the reason and treatment for the same.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
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My saliva is yellowish or sometimes dark red after waking up from sleep. I feel gum inflammation when I eat someth...
I think ur playing with med Roland in a bigger trouble consult a periodontist u may require deep gingival curettage than brush twice daily especially at night massage gums
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I am 19 years old daily I am facing an issue when brushing I have to come vomiting what to I do.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I am 19 years old daily I am facing an issue when brushing I have to come vomiting what to I do.
The vomit sensation you are talking about is known as gag reflex. It is a protective mechanism of the human body to avoid the entrance of any unwanted material down the throat. In your case, you are experiencing the reflex while brushing, that means your brushing pattern might be wrong. You are taking your brush to much deeper areas than required. Also, you might not be cleaning your tongue properly. Visit your dentist and ask him about some correct brushing patterns and start using a tongue cleaner. Whenever you experience gag try to focus on some other activity or object, such as your big toe. It diverts you and thus the gag stops. Avoid mouth breathing, that increases the gag. If the problem persists even after changing your brushing/cleaning pattern and avoiding mouth breathing there is more to it. Pay a visit to both your dentist and gasteroenterologist.
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Post-Graduate Certificate in Oral Implantology (PGCOI), P.G.certificate in cosmetic dentistry , BDS
Dentist, Mandsaur
Flossing is as important as brushing on a daily basis. Taking the floss all the way down to the point where the teeth and gums meet is the appropriate way of doing it.

I am 22 years old male and I am having Receding Gums problem so which medicine should take to cure it or any other way to stop it.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
I am 22 years old male and I am having Receding Gums problem so which medicine should take to cure it or any other wa...
For receding gums first get scaling/tooth cleaning done. Then ask you r dentist for correct technique of brushing.
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My age is 26. I cleaned my teeth recently in clinic for the first time and I don't want to clean it every year because it creates teeth gap and damages to the teeth. Can better care avoid me to go to the clinic again?

BDS
Dentist, Zirakpur
Getting teeth cleaned every 6 months is just like you taking a professional care of your face, hair etc. Cleaning dosnt create gaps. Cleaning removes tartar from inbetween the teeth and if you maintain that cleaniness your gum will fill up that triangular gap. -care all you need is two times brushing -interdental cleaning -tongue cleaning -restrict in between meals -decrease the frequency of sugar intake -rinse your mouth everytime you have something even after all this you might be needing a professional cleaning once a year because after you have your meal their is a deposition of a layer on your teeth which is called plaque. That plaque if not removed turns into calculus (tartar) professional cleaning remoces tartar.
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MDS-Pedodontist
Dentist, Greater Noida
Care for your Child's teeth!! The fact that you are reading this shows that you are committed to healthy and beautiful smiles for kids. As a parent you may have many questions so that you are able to take care of your child’s teeth.
Let us thank you for your efforts, and we assure you that your kids will be thankful to you in the future


BRUSHING- the WHEN & HOWs…?

You should start with cleaning your infant’s teeth with a wet wash cloth, however as your kid gets more teeth, you can start to use a soft children’s toothbrush. Brushing should be done in more circular motion covering both front and back side of all the teeth from gums towards teeth.

The TOOTHPASTE confusion? Your child may be at risk of too much fluoride intake, so your choice of toothpaste is simple yet essential. If using fluoridated toothpaste, use a small, pea-size amount of toothpaste, so that there is little danger for your child getting too much fluoride if he swallows it. The alternative off course is to use non-fluoridated toothpaste, until they are spitting the toothpaste out.

FLOSSING- simple yet effective tool ? Flossing is an important part of good oral hygiene. Your child should start flossing from the age of 3-4 years, but they likely won't be able to floss on their own, so your role will be to assist them. It should be encouraged at least once a day

FLUORIDE- the right balance ? Children begin to need supplemental fluoride by the age of six months. The additional requirement is dependent on child’s environment. If your kid is drinking tap water and you live in an area with the water is fluoridated, then he should be getting an adequate amount of fluoride. If he doesn't drink water much, or is drinking well water, un-fluoridated bottled water, then he may not be getting enough fluoride to keep his teeth healthy. Talk with your Pediatric Dentist for elaborate details about fluoride supplements in forms of gels and varnishes.

SEALENTS- Sealing the future cavity ? A sealant is a plastic material that provides a protective coating to the teeth, thereby acts as a barrier against plaque and bacteria from being present in the grooves and pits of the teeth. Molars can be hard to clean with all the grooves and are prone to developing cavities, so sealants can do wonders.

FIRST VISIT- the sooner the better…?
Common practice is that one may not visit a dentist unless your child has risk factors for having problems with teeth, such as sleeping with cup/bottle, teeth staining, thumb sucking, night pain etc. However, an early visit to the child dentist is a good way to learn proper about basics of oral hygiene at an early age.
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BDS, PGDFO
Dentist, Gadchiroli
Brushing baking soda on your teeth twice a month can remove the stains of coffee or red wine and give you your pearly white teeth back.

MDS
Dentist, Delhi
Replace your old tooth brush with a new one after every three to four months.
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BDS, PGDFO
Dentist, Gadchiroli
Gum diseases can be treated and reversed in their initial stages very easily. By getting the accumulated tartar and plaque removed by a dentist, there is a chance that they can get better without much ado. 

I am 42 year old man and I am having diabetes since 2 years ago but last 4 months I am suffering pain in my teeth its a quite low pain but shall I go for dental surgery.

MBBS, DNB, Diploma Dyslipidemia, CCEBDM, CCMTD
General Physician, Gurgaon
I am 42 year old man and I am having diabetes since 2 years ago but last 4 months I am suffering pain in my teeth its...
How is your sugar control. You can definitely go ahead with your surgery provided the sugar control is good. You have to understand that everything is inter related. Bad sugars lead to bad teeth (infection) and bad teeth can lead to bad sugars so check your hba1c and fasting sugars.
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Homeopathic Treatment for Bad Breath

BHMS
Homeopath, Kolkata
Homeopathic Treatment for Bad Breath

Bad breath is a condition that usually results from poor oral health or digestive problems. Bad breath may also cause social awkwardness and self-esteem issues. The practitioner first carries out a diagnosis to detect the symptoms and prescribes a remedy accordingly.

The various causes of bad breath are

  1. Irregular brushing habits
  2. Tobacco consumption
  3. Consuming certain foods like onion and garlic may result in a foul smell
  4. Yeast infections in the mouth
  5. Dry mouth where saliva production is minimal
  6. Illnesses such as kidney problems may cause bad breath

Homeopathy focuses on providing a holistic treatment rather than a symptom based treatment.
The various homeopathic remedies for bad breath are

  1. Pulsatilla: If you have bad breath along with dry mouth, Pulsatilla can be an effective remedy. Pulsatilla is a very effective treatment for getting rid of bad breath along with dry mouth.
  2. Merc sol: It is very effective in treating bad breath along with increased production of saliva. If your salivary glands are overactive and have a moist mouth, then this remedy is recommended. It is also useful in getting rid of bad breath that occurs from dental cavities.
  3. Carbo veg: If the bad breath results from infections, such as gingivitis and gum bleeding, then you may use this remedy. It is also used in the treatment of pus discharge from the gums.
  4. Carbolic acid: Carbolic acid is used to treat bad breath along with constipation. The symptoms are bloated abdomen, abdominal cramps and nausea.
  5. Kreosote: This remedy is recommended for bad breath that results from dental caries. It may lead to bleeding from your gums due to teeth decay.
  6. Belladonna: Belladonna is a treatment that is recommended for bad breath that results from a throat infection. The throat infection may be accompanied by symptoms of fever.
  7. Nux vomica: Nux vomica is used for treating symptoms of bad breath along with cold. This also relieves symptoms of indigestion and constipation.
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My father is diabetic his sugar level is normal but he feels burning sensation on his tongue.

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Dear lybrate-user your father is a diabetic and having burning sensation in tongue. As the blood sugar level is controlled. Get it regularly checked and let him avoid tobacco and smoke and spicy foods. Let him drink plenty of water and give him cap becosule and folic acid. Apply glycerine on tongue and sometime ointment benzocaine on tongue.
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I am getting mouth ulcer after radiation is completed 2 years back, I got buccle cancer got operation and radiation in 2015, now I am facing ulcer problem in my lower lip and tong, please guide me, I am cleaning my mouth every time I take food. I am facing uncle problem past from 4 month.

BDS, MDS - Periodontics, Ph.D.
Dentist, Pune
Ulceration is the side effect post radiation therapy. Start taking multi-vitamins, get a consultation done from your oncologist.
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Sir, my tooth gums bleeding doesn't not stop. I daily brush but it didn't stop. What to do? Please help me.

Advanced Aesthetics, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Sir, my tooth gums bleeding doesn't not stop. I daily brush but it didn't stop. What to do? Please help me.
Hi, there are various reasons for bleeding / swollen gums like poor oral hygiene, vitamin deficiency, physical injury to gums, hormonal changes, medications etc. You have to visit dentist for professional cleaning and check-up to know the exact cause and solution of your problem.
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The cheek and area around the cheek is swollen too much because of the tooth extraction, how to bring down the swelling please suggest remedies with medications and home methods as well asap.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
Post ext swellings are normal please continue the med prescribed, take 3/4 glass of warm water add 1 tea spoon of common salt rinse 4-5 times a day.
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Sir mere muh me chhale bahut jyada hote h mitne k bad 5 ya 7 din me fir se ho jate h.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Sir mere muh me chhale bahut jyada hote h mitne k bad 5 ya 7 din me fir se ho jate h.
Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations to decide upon treatment. You may need coronoplasty (smoothen teeth edges) along with t. Rebagen 10, morning one tab & one at night for 5 days, c. Becosules 5 cap, for five days in the morning after meals. Hexigel ointment on the area of ulcer. Rinse your mouth thoroughly with a mouth wash after every meals. You may consult me in person. Dental tips: - visit a dentist every six months. 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.
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