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Dr. Shashank P. Kumar

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Dr. Shashank P. Kumar is an experienced Dentist in V S Dental & Hospital, Bangalore. You can visit him at Dr. Shashank P. Kumar@V S Dental College & Hospital in V S Dental & Hospital, Bangalore. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Shashank P. Kumar on Lybrate.com.

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I have ulcers in my mouth. The problem recurs almost every 3 to 4 months. What should I do?

BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
Ulcers r not good and when they r recurring for every 3 to 4 months. Need to reason therefore kindly visit dentist asap.
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I am having a ulcer on side of tongue and it increased in size from 7 days and doctor prescribed dologel and complex for 15 days .the pain is so much that I get headache everyday. I want to Know what is this. And medication for this. My age is 21 years and I have no tobacco habit, no alcohol intake.

MBBS, MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Udaipur
I am having a ulcer on side of tongue and it increased in size from 7 days and doctor prescribed dologel and complex ...
You are having mouth sores. As it is since 7 days. You might be having complain of constimpation probably. I would suggest you to take folic acid tablet for 1 day .just take 2 tablets and crush it in your mouth especially at ulcer site. It will definately help.
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My teeth smell and often pain. I want white and fresh teeth. Suggest me best product to get rid out of it. I am not so rich.

BDS
Dentist, Navi Mumbai
My teeth smell and often pain. I want white and fresh teeth. Suggest me best product to get rid out of it. I am not s...
Your problem is related to gums as per your history. So if your teeth smell and paining please do cleaning of teeth first.
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BDS, Certification In Oral Implantology
Dentist, Ghaziabad
Do you rinse yourmouth with an alchohol-free mouth wash after every meal? If no, then start doing it because it prevents the formation of bacteria in your mouth.

White spot in my tongue and pimple.In my stool test i have bad bacteria .What food i have to take it to control ?

BDS, Certification In Oral Implantology
Dentist, Ghaziabad
Hello, Kindly consult a dental surgeon ASAP. Take spice free and soft diet. Maintain your oral hygiene. Thank You
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Always something eating my mouth is watering and I take much water to take eating please suggest me how to control this hobbit.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Its okay with this habit of taking water while eating food but only drink it sip by sip in very much limited quantities.
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Bleeding loose gums,bad breath,brown layer formation at the edges of teeth. What is the remedy?

BDS
Dentist, Varanasi
Hello, It seems that you are having gingivitis and localized periodontics. You have to go through a complete scaling and root planning i.E, cleaning of your teeth. The brown layer which you see is calculus. After it use proper brushing technique after meals and some good mouth wash and get your teeth cleaned regularly in 6-12 months gap. Regards! Dr.Priyanshu Singh
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How Should Diabetic Patients Take Care Of Their Oral Health?

BDS
Dentist, Delhi
How Should Diabetic Patients Take Care Of Their Oral Health?

If your diabetes is not under control, you are more likely to develop problems in your mouth. The good news is you can keep your teeth and gums healthy. By controlling your blood glucose, brushing and flossing every day, and visiting a dentist regularly, you can help prevent serious problems 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:

  1. You may have less saliva, causing your mouth to feel dry. (Dry mouth is also caused by certain medications.)
  2. Because saliva protects your teeth, you’re also at a higher risk of cavities.
  3. Gums may become inflamed and bleed often (gingivitis).
  4. You may have problems tasting food.
  5. You may experience delayed wound healing.
  6. You may be susceptible to infections inside of your mouth.
  7. For children with diabetes, teeth may erupt at an age earlier than is typical.

Diabetes is a chronic, systemic disease and affects all parts of the body. While its effect on the nerves, eyes, kidneys, and skin is more common, their oral effects are less known. However, diabetes will vouch how they lost tooth and have dry mouth after their sugars went out of control.

  1. Oral Symptoms in Diabetics: There is a strong correlation between oral health and poorly controlled blood sugars. Some of the common oral indications of diabetes are as follows.
  2. Dry Mouth: There is less amount of saliva, which brings with it a whole lot of symptoms including soreness of the mucosa, ulcers, increased chances of infection, gum inflammation and tooth decay.
  3. Thrush: The saliva has higher sugar levels and attracts fungus (Candida in particular) which thrives in this dry, sugary environment. This produces a burning sensation in the mouth.
  4. Periodontal Disease: The gums get severely infected with gingival recession, where the gum line recedes exposing more of the tooth (tooth length seems to have increased). There is “pocket” formation, or space between the tooth and the gum which hosts a variety of bacteria. The periodontal ligament loses its strength to hold the tooth in place, and thereby teeth become mobile. If not worked upon in time, there could be multiple teeth lost.

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.

As much as it sounds alarming, it is not. There are easy, simple ways to manage these. In fact, good overall management of diabetes will ensure the oral symptoms are also maintained under control. Following are some things to do which will help in managing diabetes in general and the oral symptoms in particular:

As soon as diabetes is diagnosed, visit a dentist to take stock of the oral health condition. Any identified problem should be treated to avoid progression.

  1. Keep a close watch to ensure blood sugar remains as close to normal as possible.
  2. Switch to a toothbrush with soft or extra-soft bristles. This will help reduce the pressure on the gums and thereby prevent gum bleeding
  3. After every meal, remember to brush the teeth.
  4. Flossing at least once a day will help remove food deposits between the teeth. Alternately, use interdental brushes.
  5. Rinse at least twice daily using an antiseptic mouthwash.
  6. Denture-wearers should always clean them daily and never go to sleep with the denture in the mouth.
  7. Smoking with diabetics is a strict no-no, work on quitting at the earliest.
  8. Visit a dentist every 3 months to ensure oral issues are identified at the earliest and treatment done with minimal intervention.
  9. Any dental procedure should be done only when sugar levels are under control.

Managing diabetes is a lifelong commitment, and that includes proper dental care. Your efforts will be rewarded with a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Dentist.

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Hi I am getting mouth odour I could sense even in the morning time and night time. I do oil pulling but it does not help. Please let me know what is the reason. It is smelling like a dead rat in the mouth.

MDS - Periodontics, BDS
Dentist, Kolkata
Hi I am getting mouth odour I could sense even in the morning time and night time. I do oil pulling but it does not h...
Please consult a dentist at the earliest for a thorough diagnosis of your problem. You may need strict oral hygiene maintenance and care. You may also have to undergo scaling. Use a mouthwash too as advised by dentist. Concentrate on tongue cleaning too after brushing your teeth. Make sure you don't have stomach or liver disorders.
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Hello doctor, I have ulcer problem of my mouth, the red blisters apper on my tounge and red rashes inside my chick, also redness in my throat. Thats why I can not eat any spicy food. please what to do?

BDS, FICOI, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE)
Dentist, Bangalore
Hello doctor, I have ulcer problem of my mouth, the red blisters apper on my tounge and red rashes inside my chick, a...
Yes you need to avoid spicy food, some times these food causes ulcer, and don't worry it will go by 7-14 days without any treatment, for pain you can use Dolo gel CT, just apply this on the surface with clean hands 3-4 times daily.
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