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Dr. Siddharth Shankar

BDS, MDS

Dentist, Bangalore

16 Years Experience
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Dr. Siddharth Shankar BDS, MDS Dentist, Bangalore
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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them.
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Dr. Siddharth Shankar is a trusted Dentist in Electronic City, Bangalore. He has helped numerous patients in his 16 years of experience as a Dentist. He is a BDS, MDS . You can visit him at V2 E-City Dental Center in Electronic City, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Siddharth Shankar and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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BDS - A B Shetty Institute of Dental Sciences, - 2001
MDS - OXFORD University ( OCDEM), - 2007
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All About Tooth Sensitivity

MDS, Certificate in implantology
Dentist, Delhi
All About Tooth Sensitivity

Tooth sensitivity is a condition when the nerve ending in the teeth are overly sensitive to hold hot and cold conditions. Drinking and eating hot or cold food may cause a sharp pain in the tooth. A material called dentin, which is what makes up the inside of your tooth, is protected by the enamel in the crown and the cementum in the root of the tooth. In cases when the dentin loses its covering, teeth may be become sensitive.

Causes of sensitive teeth
1. Inflammation caused by bacteria may lead to sensitive teeth.
2. Gum diseases such as gingivitis may cause the gums to retract and reveal the roots of your teeth.
3. Constantly grinding your teeth can cause the enamel to break down, which leads to exposure of the dentin.
4. Accumulation of plaque can cause sensitive teeth.
5. Various acidic foods such as lemon cause the enamel to be worn out.
6. Sensitive teeth is caused by decay of the tooth.
7. Various dental procedures such as teeth restoration and cleaning of the teeth cause the teeth to be sensitive.

Treatments for sensitive teeth
1. You need to use dental products that contain fluoride. Fluoride products tend to decrease teeth sensitivity.
2. Restrict consumption of acidic foods such as lemon and some dairy products.
3. If you grind your teeth then start using mouth guard.
4. Follow proper dental hygiene, such as brushing and flossing on a regular basis to keep teeth sensitivity at bay.
5. You should use a toothbrush that has soft bristles so that the gum tissue is not affected while brushing.
6. You may use a toothpaste that has been made for people who have sensitive teeth.
7. You may apply fluoride varnishes to root surfaces that have been exposed.
8. You may cover up root surfaces with white fillings.
9. Application of dentin sealers to root surfaces that have been exposed may help in preventing tooth sensitivity.
10. Laser is also effective to fix tooth sensitivity.

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Hi i am having Saliva (spit) forming in my mouth on its own self. Could you please give me a suggestion how to stop it?

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
Hi i am having Saliva (spit) forming in my mouth on its own self. Could you please give me a suggestion how to stop it?
It's a normal physiological procedure if poor oral hygiene get scaling polishing done by a dentist than brush twice daily especially at night.
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Hello doctor I am very I'll what should i do ? i am also suffering from bad breath. please advice

MDS
Dentist, Cuddalore
Hello doctor I am very I'll what should i do ? i am also suffering from bad breath. please advice
Bad breath could occur commonly due to 1 deposits in teeth 2 decayed teeth 3 decayed teeth with pus discharge. If none of the above, it can also be due to ulcer in stomach if any. Use of mouth wash might help. Please get it diagnosed by dentist before starting treatment.
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What are tips of gums strengthening naturally Is there a treatment for pyorea. Can gums become healthier.

BDS
Dentist, Ghaziabad
What are tips of gums strengthening naturally Is there a treatment for pyorea. Can gums become healthier.
Rinse your mouth with warm salt water after every meal and massage your gums with desensitizing tooth paste then brush your teeth Very softly Brush twice daily. For pyrea you need Scaling, Kindely visit a dentist and get Scaling done.
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My front facing teeth are little big so I want reduce size of my teeth so it possible that my teeth can be smaller than they are now? And what will be the charge for it?

oral implantology, BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
My front facing teeth are little big so I want reduce size of my teeth so it possible that my teeth can be smaller th...
you can get the teeth grinding done ,for very minimal reduction. if the requirement is more consult a dentist for braces.
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I have a daughter of 2.5 years ,there are yellow spots on her front upper teeth though we used to brush her teeth twice a day.

Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Chennai
Well, Kindly improve the brushig , there could be demineralisation, take her to a pedodontist,they might use varnishes or prophylactic fillings
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I am 30 years old and in 2007 I have faced root canal treatment and now in same teeth I am having sever pain now what is best option to go with same rct or any thingh else.

BDS
Dentist, Durgapur
Unfortunately rct in your treated teeth is a failure (thats why the pain). Go for re rct or get it removed.
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I am suffering from sensitivity and it happed in my ryt side of teeth, I am using colgate toothpaste should I change my toothpaste? Or suggest something?

BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
I am suffering from sensitivity and it happed in my ryt side of teeth, I am using colgate toothpaste should I change ...
As a rule, it is always better to consult a practitioner in person. But in response to your question, the sensitivity may be caused due to the following reasons 1. A change in the external tooth layer (enamel) which mainly maintains the structure and integrity of the tooth which can be caused due to wear during eating or an acidic diet. 2. A break in the structure of the tooth which does not involve the tooth pulp/nerve (in which case the pain is sharp and quite disturbing) The treatment for these conditions can (or) cannot be treated by medications. A temporary relief may be achieved by using medicated/formulated toothpastes or gels specific for sensitivity like Colgate Sensitive, Thersmoseal, Sensodyne etc. The mode of application for acheiving desired results is to apply by means of a finger onto the affected area and rub it on. Keep it for a few minutes (5-10) and then brush like a regular toothpaste. Hope this would relieve some of your pain, and we strongly suggest that you visit a practitioner should the pain persist.
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Hi am syad 24 old hun phicle 4 mahine se mera muh gutkha khane ki wajah se nai. Khul raha hai mai kaunsa table lo tell me. Plz.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
Hi am syad 24 old hun phicle 4 mahine se mera muh gutkha khane ki wajah se nai. Khul raha hai mai kaunsa table lo tel...
No tablet will help you in any case... you will have to stop the gutkha in first place... Then there are some exercise to follow which I will explain you once you consult...
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Hi I am 43 years and diabetic, now a day my teeth are iching with cavities what shall I do please suggest

BDS, Non-Resident J.R. in Dept. of Orthodontics, Certified oral implantologist, Advanced Aesthetics, Digital Smile Designer
Dentist, Jammu
Please start doing luke warm saline rinses alternately with a good mouthwash like colgate/listerine and after that get the cavities filled by a dentist.
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Hi, I am 25 years old. I am suffering teeth problem. In my teeth blood coming daily. I am using sensodine teeth paste and brush also. But again blood coming between my teeth. And bad smell coming out on my teeth. What should I do?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Hi, I am 25 years old. I am suffering teeth problem. In my teeth blood coming daily. I am using sensodine teeth paste...
FOR TEETH PAIN: We need more investigations with clinical examination to decide upon treatment. You may need cleaning, root canal treatment & capping. Until then apply clove oil on the decayed tooth. Rinse frequently with mouth wash. FOR BLEEDING GUMS: We need more investigations with clinical examination to decide upon treatment. You may need deep cleaning along with surgical curettage or 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. FOR BAD SMELL: Dry mouth also can cause bad breath. Smoking or chewing tobacco-based products also can cause bad breath, You may need deep cleaning & fill tooth cavities with artificial enamel filling. Rinse your mouth thoroughly with a mouth wash until then.
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I have a severe sensitivity in my front teeth, when I eat cold or hot things, the pain is so intolerable and I can't handle it what should I do?

BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
I have a severe sensitivity in my front teeth, when I eat cold or hot things, the pain is so intolerable and I can't ...
Here are few steps to avoid sensitivity of teeth: - Practice good oral hygiene. - Use a sensitivity toothpaste like Sensodyne. - Don't brush too hard. - Use a softer toothbrush. - Take care while consuming acidic foods. - Use fluoridated dental products. - Avoid grinding your teeth. - See your dentist regularly for professional tooth cleaning, dental care recommendations and advice on treating your sensitive teeth.
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i am 18. My teeth become yellow brushing after few hrs. How to get rid of this problem. Pls suggest some home made tips. Suggests best product name to get rid of this problem.

MDS - Periodontics, BDS
Dentist, Kolkata
i am 18. My teeth become yellow brushing after few hrs. How to get rid of this problem. Pls suggest some home made ti...
Incorporate baking soda in your toothpaste and brush twice daily. Baking soda has a whitening effect on your teeth.
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I am 34 years old man and I am having stains all over my teeth. I brush my teeth regularly. I am a non smoker, I do not take tobacco, pan, or pan masala. I am a non alcoholic drinker also. But I do not understand why I am having those stains on my teeth. Please suggest the reason and cure for that.

Certified Implantologist, MDS Prosthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
I am 34 years old man and I am having stains all over my teeth. I brush my teeth regularly. I am a non smoker, I do n...
Dear lybrate-user, the symptoms which you have described relate to gum disease in which there are calculus, tartar, plaque deposits on the teeth and the gums become weak and swollen. There is also bleeding from the gums and foul smell from the mouth. The teeth become loose this maybe what is commonly known as pyorrhoea. You need to consult a qualified dentist and get your teeth cleaned and the gums treated.
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Certified Implantologist
Dentist, Ahmedabad
Getting a good night sleep before the root canal treatment is the best way to go as it would reduce anxiety and maintain the overall well being.
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Tooth Sensitivity

Post Graduate Fellowship In Micro Dentistry, Esthetic Dentistry, BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
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Hello friends, my name is Dr Aishna Sharma, today I am going to discuss about the topic that is very common and in general everyone suffers from it and that is, tooth sensitivity.

Tooth sensitivity is basically any kind of pain due to extremes (hot and cold) food or drinks or even with a blow of air. Now first of all going deep into this topic you musyt understand the tooth structure, that is a tooth it consists of three layers;

  • The outermost layer enamel, that is considered to be the hardest substance on the eart, other than the diamond.
  • Now, after enamel comes dentin. Dentin is considered to be the softer substance.
  • It has tubules in it. Tubules that starts from the outer layer of the dentin and ends up to the pulp.

This dentin and inside dentin is the pulp. The pulp or the nerve tissue, this nerve tissue consist if sensations, and with whatever we eat whatever we have all the sensation is passed through the nerves and it reaches through the dentin and then it reaches to the enamel. Now whenever we have sensitivity it means that the tooth structure is lost because of many reasons. Now first and foremost reason is the loss of gum tissue. The loss of gum tissue can occur when we take some very acidic things like pepsi, coke or any aerated drink. So in that case our gum tissues are soft in nature, that gets lost. So when it gets lost the lower part of the tooth that is the root of the tooth, it gets exposed and it is sensitive in nature so obviously you will have sensitivity in that area. The sensitivity is not in the tooth structure it is in the root area. Now, other reason of sensitivity is decay. Decay is the most common.

When you will have decay?

First and foremost you will get to know about decay when your food will get lost when the food will get lost only in the outer surface of the tooth, that is the enamel, you won’t have any sensitivity you will just have the complain of getting the food lost, but when it reaches the dentin, you will definitely have sensitivity. The first sensitivity you are going to have is cold, after that hot and after that when it is very near to the nerves, you will have sensitivity to sweets. Now, this is how this process of decay stats from sensitivity and ends up in pain because when you reach the nerve, you will experience pain. Other reason of sensitivity is fracture, when the tooth gets fractured, so obviously in fractured case also the dentin is getting exposed and even at times the pulp or the nerve tissue gets exposed. So all the sensation, whatever you eat or drink gets passed on to the tooth directly to the inside of the tooth directly and you will have sensation of hot and cold, even to sweets.

Now, what is the treatment line for tooth sensitivity?

 The first and foremost line and the most common treatment line people do at home is the desensitizing paste, nowadays there are so many advertisements coming on national television. So, desensitizing paste is something that you have to use regularly and slowly you will attain the result. But, ya if you don’t get results with the desensitizing paste, you have to come to the clinic. To the doctor’s place and you have to get the treated by the fluorited toothpaste that the doctor will recommend. Even after that if you are not getting relieved, then you haveto go for the filling that filling is medicated filling. Even at times if it is your bad luck that you don’t even get relief with the filling then you have to go for the root canal only after that the sensitive tooth will be relieved.

For further detail on this topic, you can call me and chat with me. There is live chat option also on librate.com and you can visit our clinic that is Rohini Dental Care and it is in sector 31 Gurgaon. Rest, you can get from the Lybrate.
 

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I want to go for ceramic braces. Please suggest me. Is this the best way to get an attractive smile. What would be cost and time for treatment?

MDS - Orthodontics, bachelor of Dental Surgery
Dentist, Calicut
I want to go for ceramic braces. Please suggest me. Is this the best way to get an attractive smile. What would be co...
Ceramic braces s a very good option. Ceramic braces are f 2 types polycrystalline (tooth coloured) and monocrystaline (clear ). Mono s expensiv dan poly. Ceramic braces cost you around 30000 to 70000. If you want d best results I would advic you 2 for damon clear braces. This might cost you around 70000 th 90000. The tim would b around 6 mnths to 1 and half er depending on the case.
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Hello m 18 year old and from Mumbai. I have calculus formation on my few teeth. Do dentist Charge per tooth for cleaning or per sitting for calculus removal. And is it necessary to polish teeth after that scaling procedure. How much should I expect to pay for treatment in Mumbai suburbs?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Hello m 18 year old and from Mumbai. I have calculus formation on my few teeth. Do dentist Charge per tooth for clean...
It does not charged like single tooth. It is usually charged as a full mouth cleaning and it mostly finished in single sitting. Cost varies from 2500. Polishing is not mandatory but can be done on patients preference.
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My upper teeth has come front just only two teeth. Just beside the front teeth back there is another teeth is it possible to put clip or how it is possible to get back the front teeth.

BDS
Dentist, Kolar
My upper teeth has come front just only two teeth. Just beside the front teeth back there is another teeth is it poss...
It is possible for your teeth to change position in a short time of 2 weeks only wen your gums have been v weak or wen you hv hd a trauma to your teeth n gums in recent times. Check with a dentist if your gums hv been strong enough to bear the forces put by orthodontist using braces n then go for the braces treatment. Braces treatment would b best to correct your teeth alignment.
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