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Dr. Manjunath Shankar

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Sir my teeth have pain during 10 to 15 days and it is also problem in eating foods so I m request I to please answer my question in next 24 hours.

BDS
Dentist, Saharanpur
Sir my teeth have pain during 10 to 15 days and it is also problem in eating foods so I m request I to please answer ...
Plz take a pain killer and then consult a dentist. Pain killer is only going to give you temporary relief. Dentist will find out the cause of the pain and help you to get rid of it.
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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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Hello I am 26 years old male. I have gap between teeth. So is it possible to joint those gaps. What type of treatment need to do. I think braces is a option. If braces is only option then how much time it will take?

PG Fellowship In Microdentistry, BDS
Dentist, Thane
Braces is one option which has various types in it. It usually takes 1 and 1\2 yrs to 2 yrs. There is non braces form of the treatment with similar time of treatment called clear path or invisalign. Other treatment will be of veneers or crowns depending upon various factors. Warm regards
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I am suffering from weighting because I have from preservatives drinks like mango drink in common language called that drink is report.

Diploma in Diabetology, Pregnancy & Diabetes, Hypertension, Cardiovascular Prevention in Diabetes ,Thyroid
Sexologist, Sri Ganganagar
I am suffering from weighting because I have from preservatives drinks like mango drink in common language called tha...
Please avoid all juices and five fruits like mango, grapes banana, chikooand leechi. Eat lot of salad and missi roti. Brisk walking. Small frequent meal. Discuss with me. Zkg cut powder will help.
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I am 24 years old. I have got tartar or plaque on my teeth of lower jaw from past 4 months. What would be the treatment I have to undergo and what I have to do to prevent it from further growing?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I am 24 years old. I have got tartar or plaque on my teeth of lower jaw from past 4 months. What would be the treatme...
We need more investigations with clinical examination 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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Why do my teeths catch something yellow coloured substance after some time even if I don' t eat or drink anything?

MDS - Oral Medicine and Radiology
Dentist, Nagpur
Nice query. This is known as plaque. It is film of micro organisms. This film formed on the teeth of every individual. You are not the exception. Stop looking into the mirror again and again. Regards
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Sir. I am 19 age. Ma teeth are yellowish I want 2 white teeth sir. please suggest me any paste. Or any medicine. I don't know why my teeth turn in yellow ma ammi (mom) said that in childhood you not brush it.

oral implantology, BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
Sir. I am 19 age. Ma teeth are yellowish I want 2 white teeth sir. please suggest me any paste. Or any medicine.
I do...
Get your teeth cleaned professionally by scaling and polishing. If you are not satisfied with the results go for bleaching of teeth. some cases there are intrinsic stains due to excessive fluoride in water or due to some medication taken by your mother during her pregnancy time
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His central and lateral incisor of maxillary are moving. What will be the treatment for this permanent teeth.

BDS
Dentist, Vadodara
His central and lateral incisor of maxillary are moving. What will be the treatment for this permanent teeth.
If the mobility is not much, just scaling and polishing with little maintenance will retain the teeth. If mobility is enough, go for extraction n than capping.
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I have fall from my bicycle and my tongue has cut by my teeth in center from up to down. Firstly, it was bleeding but now it is less paining. Please suggest me how to heel the pain.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I have fall from my bicycle and my tongue has cut by my teeth in center from up to down. Firstly, it was bleeding but...
Increase dietary intake of vitamin B, folic acid, iron and use of vitamin supplements etc under medical supervision if blood tests confirm low concentrations • institute topical antifungal therapy if fungal plaques noticed Mouth sores are common and rarely Cause complications. Most go away in about a week, but it’s important to monitor any mouth sores you develop. If you are concerned, or if the sore doesn’t seem to be healing, contact your dentist
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I have problem of pimples on mouth, how can I remove it? please give me suggestions fot this.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Eat lot of fruits & green leafy vegetables & drink plenty of water. We need more investigations with clinical examination 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. 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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My daughter is frequently suffering from ulcer is there any home remedy for mouth ulcer.

BDS, Master of Hospital Administration
Dentist, Patna
My daughter is frequently suffering from ulcer is there any home remedy for mouth ulcer.
She might be having mood altered or some digestive problems unnoticed. Get her some cool stuff and roughage to eat so her defaecation is proper.
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I brush my teeth twice a day. I have cavity problem whereas my friend brushes her teeth once a day. She even has plaque but no cavity. Why is it so? My mom also has dental problems like I do. Can it be genetic? Any remedies to prevent cavities?

BDS
Dentist, Kolar
I brush my teeth twice a day. I have cavity problem whereas my friend brushes her teeth once a day. She even has plaq...
Structure of your teeth n patern of fissures on top surface of your teeth could resemble dat of your mom's! yes! dental varies prob due to structural pattern can be genetic! there are lot of preventive measure one can follow to avoid decay. Pit n fissure sealants r available to help you about decay on an unaffected tooth. Contact your dentist to get this done. Brushing n flossing twice daily helps prevent decay. Mere brushing doesn't help but adopting a proper brushing technique is v imp. Your teeth'll require more attention dan your frens'
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Post graduate certificate course of implantogy, BDS
Dentist,
Diabetes and Oral Health

During the past 10 years, much research has been undertaken on the link between diabetes and periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is the sixth leading complication of diabetes. If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, you are 3 to 4 times more likely to develop periodontal disease, with a higher rate of more severe levels of bone loss and gum infection.1

What Is Diabetes? Diabetes is a serious disease in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin, a hormone needed to convert sugar, starches, and other foods into energy. Normally, insulin helps get sugar from the blood to the body's cells, where it is used for energy. When you have diabetes, your body has trouble making and/or using insulin, so your body does not get the fuel it needs and your blood sugar stays too high. High blood sugar sets off processes that can lead to complications, such as heart, kidney, and eye disease, or other serious problems.2,3

If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, you are 3 to 4 times more likely to develop periodontal disease.

Are There Different Types of Diabetes? It is estimated that more than 20 million adults and children in the United States have some form of diabetes?14 million having been diagnosed with the disease and 6 million being unaware they have it. There are different types of the disease: type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes, as well as prediabetes. Most Americans (around 90%) who are diagnosed with diabetes have type 2 diabetes.2,3

What Is Periodontal Disease? Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is a bacterial infection of the gums, ligaments, and bone that support your teeth and hold them in the jaw. If left untreated, you may experience tooth loss. The main cause of periodontal disease is bacterial plaque, a sticky, colorless microbial film that constantly forms on your teeth. Toxins (or poisons) produced by the bacteria in plaque irritate the gums, causing infection.4

Diabetes Control and Periodontal Treatment

Periodontal disease may make it more difficult for you to control your blood sugar. Your body's reaction to periodontal disease can increase your blood sugar level. Consequently, it is important for patients with diabetes to treat and eliminate periodontal infection for optimal diabetes control. Periodontal treatment combined with antibiotics has been shown to improve blood sugar levels in patients with diabetes, suggesting that treating periodontal disease could decrease insulin requirements.1

What Are the Warning Signs?

DIABETES

Constant hunger or thirstFrequent urinationBlurred visionConstant fatigueWeight loss without tryingPoor wound healing (cuts or bruises that are slow to heal)Dry mouthItchy, dry skinTingling or numbness in the hands or feetMost people with diabetes do not notice any warning signs
PERIODONTAL DISEASE 
Red and swollen gums that bleed often during brushing or flossing and are tender to the touchGums that have pulled away from the teeth, exposing the rootsMilky white or yellowish plaque deposits, which are usually heaviest between the teethPus between the teeth and gums accompanied by tenderness or swelling in the gum areaA consistent foul, offensive odor from the mouth

IMPORTANT: Physicians and Dentists Need to Work Together

It is important that your dentist be kept up-to-date on your diabetic condition and treatment and that your physician be kept up-to-date on your oral condition and treatment, so that they can work together to help you control your diabetes and prevent or control periodontal disease.1

Keep your dentist up-to-date on your diabetic condition and your physician up-to-date on your oral condition.

If your diabetic condition is well controlled, periodontal treatment would be the same for you as for a patient without diabetes. In early stages, treatment usually involves removing the plaque and calculus from the pockets around your teeth. If the periodontal disease is more severe or if your diabetes is not well controlled, treatment will be more specialized and tailored toward your specific condition. Your dentist may recommend more frequent oral prophylaxes (dental cleanings) involving scaling and root planing or may recommend periodontal surgery.1

Diabetes and Your Mouth

Periodontal disease is not the only problem that can occur if you have diabetes. Although you might not be able to prevent these problems, you can minimize the trouble they cause you5:

Dry mouth: Xerostomia occurs when your salivary glands don't produce sufficient saliva to keep your mouth moist, causing tissues in your mouth to become inflamed and sore. It can make chewing, tasting, and swallowing more difficult, as well as cause difficulty in eating, making it more difficult to control blood sugar.Fungal infection: Candida albicans is a fungus that normally lives inside the mouth without causing any problems. But when you have diabetes, deficient saliva in your mouth and extra sugar in your saliva allow the fungus to cause an infection called candidiasis (thrush), which appears as sore white or red areas in your mouth.Burning mouth syndrome: If you feel severe burning and pain in your mouth even though you don't see any problems causing it, you may have this syndrome.Oral surgery complications:If you need oral surgery, diabetes? particularly if poorly controlled?can complicate oral surgery. Diabetes retards healing and increases risk of infection. Your blood sugar levels also may be harder to control after oral surgery. Your dentist should work closely with your physician to minimize possible complications. If you need oral surgery, the American Diabetes Association recommends that you: 
Remind your dentist that you have diabetes and discuss any specific diabetes-related issues.Eat before your dental visit so your blood sugar is within normal range.Take your usual medications. Your dentist should consult with your physician about whether you can adjust your diabetes medications or take an antibiotic to prevent infection before surgery.Plan for your eating needs after surgery. If you're having dental work that may leave your mouth sore, plan to eat soft or liquid foods that will allow you to eat without pain.Wait until your blood sugar is under control. It's best to have surgery when your blood sugar levels are within your goal range. If your dental needs are urgent and your blood sugar is poorly controlled, talk to your dentist and physician about receiving dental treatments in a hospital.


How much it cost for a Root canal treatment? please let me know the proper cost with best to best benefits.

Dentist, Dehradun
How much it cost for a Root canal treatment? please let me know the proper cost with best to best benefits.
Cost depends on the dentist, find a competent dentist and get it done. Cost could be close to 4-5 thousand.
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Hi I was just coming out of a terrible flare up for 2 days. And today I went to the doctors to get some anti depressant pills. I then had to go to the dentist. I thought I would have a coffee in costa. I saw a very small granola bar. I asked if it had sugar in it and they said no. I purchased.

Dentist, Thane
Hi I was just coming out of a terrible flare up for 2 days. And today I went to the doctors to get some anti depressa...
stop eating at the bar , come to the normal home cooked food.. try having liquid form of curd (lassi salted) that will help to calm down the flare.
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Hello! I am suffering from severe mouth ulcers! I get it very often! though i'm taking medication under dentists. It's still not curing. Nd the ulcer is becoming more nd more day by day. I am not able to eat anything. Plzz tell me a permanent solution for this!

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Hello! I am suffering from severe mouth ulcers! I get it very often! though i'm taking medication under dentists. It'...
Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion.You may need t. Rebagen 10, morning one tab & one at night for 5 days, along with c. Becosules 5 cap, for five days in the morning after meals. Dental tips: - visit a dentist every six months.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.
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My son is 5 years old and has mouth ulcers since 1. 5 years. I have tried a lot of medicines but no positive results. Please advice me for a solution.

International Academy of Classical Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath,
Mer. Sol. 200 in morning borax200 in night for 3 days only baby will be fine. If it does not help, consult me.
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BDS
Dentist, Nashik
Always rinse your tooth brush thoroughly after brushing, and allow it to air-dry before using it again.
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I have swelling in the oral cavity, white patch in mucosa since 2 month, what should I do?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Quit habits strictly. Various treatment modalities for oral leukoplakia have been reported, but there is currently no consensus on the most appropriate treatment the treatment modalities include change of lifestyle factors such as tobacco and alcohol intake, medication with retinoids or antimycotics, 13-cis-retenoic acid, carotenoids, vitamin c, e, natural agents (green tea) & non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents surgical excision, cryosurgery, laser evaporation or laser excision.
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