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Dr. S Rakesh

BDS, (FAGE) Fellow of Academy of General Education, MBA

Dentist, Bangalore

14 Years Experience  ·  100 at clinic
Dr. S Rakesh BDS, (FAGE) Fellow of Academy of General Education, MBA Dentist, Bangalore
14 Years Experience  ·  100 at clinic
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Dr. S Rakesh is a trusted Dentist in Vidyaranyapura, Bangalore. He has been a successful Dentist for the last 14 years. He has completed BDS, (FAGE) Fellow of Academy of General Education, MBA . He is currently practising at Sai Dental Clinic in Vidyaranyapura, Bangalore. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. S Rakesh on Lybrate.com.

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BDS - Government Dental College Bangalore, - 2003
(FAGE) Fellow of Academy of General Education - Manipal Hospital, - 2006
MBA - Sikkim Manipal University, - 2014
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DIABETIC and Your SMILE

BDS
Dentist, Rajouri
DIABETIC and Your SMILE

Did you know that 29.1 million people living in the united states have diabetes? that's 9.3% of the population. Approximately 1.7 million new cases are diagnosed each year and 8.1 million people living with diabetes don't even know they have it. 

Diabetes affects your body's ability to process sugar. All food you eat is turned to sugar and used for energy. In type I diabetes, the body doesn't make enough insulin, a hormone that carries sugar from your blood to the cells that need it for energy. In type ii diabetes, the body stops responding to insulin. Both cases result in high blood sugar levels, which can cause problems with your eyes, nerves, kidneys, heart and other parts of your body.

So what does this have to do with that smile of yours and how can you protect it? first, it's important to understand the signs of diabetes and the roles they play in your mouth.

The symptoms of untreated diabetes

The warning signs of diabetes affect every part of your body. After a blood test, you may be told by a doctor that you have high blood sugar. You may feel excessively thirsty or have to urinate a lot. Weight loss and fatigue are other common symptoms. Diabetes can also cause you to lose consciousness if your blood sugar falls too low. 

If diabetes is left untreated, it can take a toll on your mouth as well. Here's how:

You may have less saliva, causing your mouth to feel dry. (dry mouth is also caused by certain medications.)
Because saliva protects your teeth, you're also at a higher risk of cavities.
Gums may become inflamed and bleed often (gingivitis).
You may have problems tasting food.
You may experience delayed wound healing.
You may be susceptible to infections inside of your mouth.
For children with diabetes, teeth may erupt at an age earlier than is typical.
Why people with diabetes are more prone to gum disease

All people have more tiny bacteria living in their mouth now than there are people on this planet. If they make their home in your gums, you can end up with periodontal disease. This chronic, inflammatory disease can destroy your gums, all the tissues holding your teeth and even your bones.

Periodontal disease is the most common dental disease affecting those living with diabetes, affecting nearly 22% of those diagnosed. Especially with increasing age, poor blood sugar control increases the risk for gum problems. In fact, people with diabetes are at a higher risk for gum problems because of poor blood sugar control. As with all infections, serious gum disease may cause blood sugar to rise. This makes diabetes harder to control because you are more susceptible to infections and are less able to fight the bacteria invading the gums.

How your dentist can help you fight diabetes

Regular dental visits are important. Research suggests that treating gum disease can help improve blood sugar control in patients living with diabetes, decreasing the progression of the disease. Practicing good oral hygiene and having professional deep cleanings done by your dentist can help to lower your hba1c. (this is a lab test that shows your average level of blood sugar over the previous three months. It indicates how well you are controlling your diabetes.)

Your diabetes dental health action plan

Teamwork involving self-care and professional care from your dentist will be beneficial in keeping your healthy smile as well as potentially slowing progression of diabetes. Here are five oral health-related things you can do to for optimal wellness:

Control your blood sugar levels. Use your diabetes-related medications as directed, changing to a healthier diet and even exercising more can help. Good blood sugar control will also help your body fight any bacterial or fungal infections in your mouth and help relieve dry mouth caused by diabetes.
Avoid smoking.
If you wear any type of denture, clean it each day.
Make sure to brush twice a day with a soft brush and floss correctly daily.
See your dentist for regular checkup.

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In few days my taste buds are almost dead, I Feel only sour taste. I do not know about it?

Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
It is due to the over inflammation of tongue so we cannot get back the lost ones so it should go on just like that.
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I am a 20 year old boy and I have a problem in mouth. In join point of my mouth near ear making a noise of clicking when I am trying to open the mouth. What should I do?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I am a 20 year old boy and I have a problem in mouth. In join point of my mouth near ear making a noise of clicking w...
Kindly consult an Oral & maxillofacial surgeon in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations (full mouth x-ray, TMJ open & closed mouth) & clinical examination to decide upon treatment. Until then have soft diet. Replace posterior teeth if they are missing. Advise mouth opening exercise & side to side movement for the jaw muscles or the use of anti-inflammatory medicines and painkillers. For people who grind their teeth or clench their jaw, a bite-appliance may be made which corrects the way in which the jaw works and reduces the stresses and loads on it. This can be disposed of when normal function is restored. As oral & maxillo-facial surgeon, may be required to perform surgery on the TMJ.
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I am 23 years old and I am suffering from chronic bad breath over the last ten years, even after thorough brushing and rinsing mouth well, the bad breath persists. I will be working in the coming next year and fear with my problem as I cannot interact properly. Please help.

BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
I am 23 years old and I am suffering from chronic bad breath over the last ten years, even after thorough brushing an...
Bad breath can be reduced or prevented if you: practice good oral hygiene. Brush twice a day with fluoride toothpaste to remove food debris and plaque. Don't forget to brush the tongue, too. Replace your toothbrush every 2 to 3 months or after an illness. Use floss or an interdental cleaner to remove food particles and plaque between teeth once a day. See your dentist regularly -- at least twice a year. He or she will conduct an oral exam and professional teeth cleaning and will be able to detect and treat periodontal disease, dry mouth, or other problems that may be the cause of bad mouth odor. Drink lots of water. This will keep your mouth moist. Chewing gum (preferably sugarless) stimulates the production of saliva, which helps wash away food particles and bacteria.
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Instead I brush my teeth twice daily, yet I feel bad breath and sometimes bleeding gums too. What should I do?

MDS Prosthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
Instead I brush my teeth twice daily, yet I feel bad breath and sometimes bleeding gums too. What should I do?
hello sandeep..vitamin c deficiency,calculus deposits on the teeth leads to gum bleeding..not only brushing twice daily but getting professional scaling done once in every 6 months,laser disinfection and regular dental checkups helps you maintain good oral hygiene
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I am suffering from mandibular tori in my lower jaw and I think it becomes large in size in one side . What should I do?Please tell.

BDS, Basic Life Support (B.L.S)
Dentist, Pune
I am suffering from mandibular tori in my lower jaw and I think it becomes large in size in one side .
What should I ...
Normally tori do not need treatment unless they are interfering with function of the bite or the tongue movements. Usually you can leave it alone. Unless the size is changing over time. This may indicate some kind of underlying tumour that would need to be checked.
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Hey Dr. my uncle is 52 years old and he complaints of jaw and chest pain during walking What to do now.?

BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
Hey Dr. my uncle is 52 years old and he complaints of jaw and chest pain during walking What to do now.?
If the pain in your chest, shoulder or jaw is brought on by activity, such as walking, and then goes away with rest, it is important to report this to your doctor. Any pain that is brought on by activity and goes away with rest should be investigated as possible cardiac symptoms.
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Dear Doctor, I have a problem in my oral cavity i. E; my gums are bleeding and a hole is formed (on upper part of my front gum) through which root of the teeth is visible. One good thing is that I don't have pain. So, please suggest me to solve this problem.

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Dear Doctor,
I have a problem in my oral cavity i. E; my gums are bleeding and a hole is formed (on upper part of my ...
Pranay You are having problem like bleeding gums and hole in upper part of gum in front tooth and root is visible. visit dental surgeon for repair of teeth . get scaling and polishing of teeth . rinse with listerine mouthwash
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Suffering from toothache on right in mouth sometimes hot and cold both makes very painful. What to do ?

MDS
Dentist, Bangalore
Suffering from toothache on right in mouth sometimes hot and cold both makes very painful. What to do ?
Toothache is because of infection, simply taking medication wont help much so, I think you need to undergo for root canal treatment.
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I am having tingling feeling in most of teeth whenever I drink cold, what should be done? Is it a sign of worry.

BHMS
Homeopath, Agra
I am having tingling feeling in most of teeth whenever I drink cold, what should be done? Is it a sign of worry.
take coffea 30, 2 drops 3 times daily If you would like to consult with me privately, please click on 'consult'.
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I am 18 year old man. My problem is something different my mother's Jaw is band in left side. What should I do?

Certification in Full Mouth Rehabilitation, Post-Graduate Certificate in Oral Implantology (PGCOI), M.Sc - Master of Oral Implantology (MOI), Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Rajkot
Go for proper consultation and accordingly go for treatment. Without checking clinically can not suggest proper treatment plan.
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I am 29 year old female. I want to know about dental alignment surgery( no braces). So what would be the approximate cost for the treatment and which clinic would be good for this treatment in bangalore.

BDS
Dentist, Secunderabad
Dear . Without using braces you may get d aligning of your teeth done by going through' clear path orthodontics. Invisible they are a set of almost 20 aligners. And you need to change them after every 1 month. My practice is at secunderabad. Here charges are around 80000/- to 90000/-.(including boyh upper and lower jaw) regards.
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Tooth Ache - 5 Ayurvedic Remedies That Can Help You!

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda,
Tooth Ache - 5 Ayurvedic Remedies That Can Help You!

Toothache is one of the common ailments that occur frequently to individuals of all ages. Tooth pain ranges from mild to severe and can be caused by a wide variety of factors pertaining to oral health and dental decay. The pain hightens during or post the consumption of food items that are either too hot or too cold as the tooth becomes increasingly sensitive to changes in temperature.

In Ayurveda, tooth pains are known as daantshool. Ayurveda can provide an effective remedy to tooth pains both chronic and acute. Ayurvedic treatment provides relief from the pain by dealing with the root cause of the problem in a natural and holistic manner without any side effect. It also eliminates the chances of any relapse.

Some of the most common and effective Ayurvedic remedies for sharp tooth pain are as follows:

  1. Garlic and clove oil: Ayurvedic plants such as garlic and clove are known all over the world for their medicinal properties and healing qualities. Clove oil and garlic can be applied to the affected area of the teeth to ease the pain and improve dental health. This remedy will surely show benefits in the form of stronger teeth that are free of any pain.
  2. Lime and asafoetida: The vitamin C content in citrus fruits is an effective disinfectant that heals teeth which experience sensitivity due to decay and the formation of cavities. Limes can cure sharp tooth pains as well as bleeding gums and loose teeth. A mixture of asafoetida, also known as hing, and lime juice should be slightly heated and applied on the affected for pain relief.
  3. Neem and babool: Extracts of neem and babool are well known for their ability to heal tooth pains and related oral problems. These Ayurvedic herbs are good anti septic disinfectants that remove dental decay and provide relief from pain by healing and strengthening the teeth and gums.
  4. Pepper and rock salt: Pepper, known as maricha in Ayurveda, is highly effective in treating sensitive teeth. When pepper dust is mixed with rock salt and applied on the aching tooth, it alleviates the pain and reduces sensitivity. This mixture will improve oral health and hygiene and it can also be used along with clove oil.
  5. Bayberry bark: The bark of the bayberry tree is a useful Ayurvedic remedy for treating tooth pains. A paste made from the bark and a vinegar base can be applied on the tooth for getting relief from the pain.
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Hello doctor, my frontal teeths are protruding day by day at the age of 39 steel braces will be work out or removal of frontal teeths (i.E. 4teeths) by replacing artificial teeths will be ok. Which one will be apt for me kindly suggest me. Scaling has done in my case 4 times till date.

Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
Hi.Metal braces will be useless as they would create more trouble for you.And removal is also baseless treatment. .With cosmetic dentistry I can rearrange your teeth without removing and braces.And results will be as you want.Show me your teeth pic and I will also send you many pt.Pics like your case and you will have an idea.
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There is a gap about 4 cm between 2 teeth in Middle of my lower jaw what is the easy solution? Please tell me.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
There is a gap about 4 cm between 2 teeth in
Middle of my lower jaw what is the easy solution? Please tell me.
Kindly consult an orthodontist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations (Model study, Full mouth & profile x-ray) & clinical examination to decide upon treatment. You may need fixed / removable braces. Requirements may depends on the age, complaint, duration of the treatment & affordability. Cost of cosmetic dentistry (braces) varies with dentist. You may consult me in person.
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BDS
Dentist, Thanjavur
For healthier teeth, flossing daily in a sawing motion is highly recommended. Take the floss to the point where the teeth meet the gums.
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I have an oral problem I can not open my mouth from last 20 years widely I used to take gutkas but I have been not taken since 20 years. I visited many dentist they gave me several types of medical treatment but no one can help me out of this. I am 45 year age what should I do. Is there any chance to recover hence I am now hopeless what do you suggest me SIR.

BDS
Dentist, Pune
Hello lybrate user. I think you have taken injections for your problem and if not just go for it first. Treatment also depends upon severity that is true if the opening is so less that you can not even open 1 cm then surgery is only the option.
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My skin inside the mouth has become very soft after having rct and a cap on one of the teeth what may be the cause white patches type what is the cause and what type of treatment is recommended please mention the name of the. Problem. Is this is serious one or may be cured treatment is expensive or affordable please answer. Thanks.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
My skin inside the mouth has become very soft after having rct and a cap on one of the teeth what may be the cause wh...
White patch like this r called leukoplakia is cap smooth n well polished tt is not expensive you can take cap densomine thrice daily.
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There is a mouth ulcer in mouth. I can't eat anything. It burns a nd pains severely. How to treat it with substances in home?

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
There is a mouth ulcer in mouth. I can't eat anything. It burns a nd pains severely. How to treat it with substances ...
apply dologel CT ointment 3 4 times a day on ulcer. drink lots of water. if der is any gastric upset or any stress please let me know.
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