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Dr. Siddharth Shankar

BDS, MDS

Dentist, Bangalore

16 Years Experience
Dr. Siddharth Shankar BDS, MDS Dentist, Bangalore
16 Years Experience
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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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I have a problem with my teeth. When I am eating the pain is very high even I can not eat.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I have a problem with my teeth. When I am eating the pain is very high even I can not eat.
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.
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Sir I have a bad breathing problem If I don't take food then this problem gets created.

BDS
Dentist, Raipur
Sir I have a bad breathing problem If I don't take food then this problem gets created.
kindly get scaling done and use mouth wash twice daily for 15 days. brush your teeth twice daily using correct brushing technique to maintain your oral hygiene. also notice that you are not constipated most of the times as this is also one of the reasons for bad breath.
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I am 25 years old. I am getting sensitivity problem in teeth. So what toothpaste actually I should use? Problem arise more with cold stuff.

DGOI, Aesthetic , M.Sc - Master of Oral Implantology (MOI), MDS - Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopaedics, BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
I am 25 years old. I am getting sensitivity problem in teeth. So what toothpaste actually I should use? Problem arise...
Hi lybrate-user. It's a very genuine problem which you posted. Sensitive teeth can be few or many teeth. Basically this happens due to enamel (top most layer) of the teeth getting thinner or at times due to chipping off the layer. And initially it wud be sensitive to cold air, cold foods, cold drinks and sweets. Further as the problem increases it will gradually be sensitive to hot foods as well. There are two courses of action for this 1. Management of the condition as temporary means by tooth pastes containing potassium nitrate or strontium chloride. But all this is temporary 2. Treatment wud be a definitive course for this treatment. Could be done with layers fillings or other means kindly visit your dentist for the appropriate therapy hope I answered you well
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Sir meri saans me bahut badbu aati hai Maine ghar pe kuch ayurvedic treatment kiya magar kuch bhi farak nhi pada.

MDS
Dentist, Kolkata
Sir meri saans me bahut badbu aati hai Maine ghar pe kuch ayurvedic treatment kiya magar kuch bhi farak nhi pada.
Ayurvedic treatments would not help,,so kindly get scaling done from dentist to get rid of bad breath.
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My sister is suffering from tooth gum swelling from almost 5 years I want anssolution for this.

BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
My sister is suffering from tooth gum swelling from almost 5 years I want anssolution for this.
She should go for teeth cleaning from dentist. . And after that maintain good oral hygiene. Brush twice a day with Fluoridated toothpaste. Do flossing also to remove the plaque in between teeth. . Her problem will be solved. .
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Am 30, male. My right side bottom wisdom teeth smells very very bad even after brushing and mouthwash. All other teeth and gums holding them are fine. I infect took paste in finger and applied all around the teeth and gums but still when I put my finger over the gum and teeth joining area of wisdom teeth alone this bad smell all throughout the day. I need some help from someone regarding this. People say I must pull out the teeth. Am not old enough to lose the wisdom teeth. Also I cant afford thousands to pay to dentist. Any solution please.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
We need more investigations to decide upon treatment. You may need deep cleaning or surgical removal procedures for the mucosa above the tooth to prevent food stagnation or the tooth itself. Rinse frequently with mouth wash. You may consult me in person. 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 sister tooth was little high. Her age was 25 Orthodontist suggested her to wear braces. He removed 4 teeth. How many days braces takes to cover that gap.

BDS
Dentist, Amravati
My sister tooth was little high. Her age was 25 Orthodontist suggested her to wear braces. He removed 4 teeth. How ma...
minimum 18 months if she were it 24 hrs remove only at time of meal & brushing it can manage by removable appliances
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My wife suffering from teeth pain, last teeth of row damaged (sadha hua, she taken medicine from local doctor when she take it feel better but after some time it again started She taken dolonex dt tablet for relief.

BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
My wife suffering from teeth pain, last teeth of row damaged (sadha hua, she taken medicine from local doctor when sh...
Few infections and tooth pain does not get relived with pain killers they exactly need a dentist hand for treatment so plz take her for treatment before it worsens
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I have pain from teeth since last night what precaution should be use please suggest me.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I have pain from teeth since last night what precaution should be use please suggest me.
Homoeopathic medicine Chamomilla 200( Dr Reckeweg) Drink 5 drops in 1 spoon fresh water 3 times daily RINSEOUT ( SBL) Gargles 20 drops in 20 ml luke warm water.Gargles 3 times daily while holding water for 20 seconds in mouth. HEKLA LAVA TOOTH POWDER ( WHEEZAL) Scrub teeth daily night Visit a Dentist for physical examination. If you are unable to start these homoeop medicines,just start brushing your teeth daily night before sleep apart from brushing in the morning.
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Save a Knocked Out Tooth!

BDS, Certification In Oral Implantology
Dentist, Ghaziabad
Save a Knocked Out Tooth!

More than 5 million teeth are knocked out every year in children and adults. With proper emergency action, a tooth that has been knocked out of its socket can be successfully replanted and last for years. It is important to see a dentist as soon as possible after the tooth is knocked out. Quick action will increase the likelihood of saving the tooth.

Saving a Knocked Out Tooth:
1. Pick up tooth by the crown (the chewing surface) not the root:
Locate the tooth immediately; do not leave it at the site of the accident. The tooth should be handled carefully touch only the crown to minimize injury to the root.

2. If dirty, gently rinse tooth with water:

  • Do not use soap or chemicals
  • Do not scrub the tooth
  • Do not dry the tooth
  • Do not wrap it in a tissue or cloth

3. Reposition tooth in socket immediately, if possible:
The sooner the tooth is replaced, the greater the likelihood it will survive. To reinsert, carefully push the tooth into the socket with fingers, or position above the socket and close mouth slowly. Hold the tooth in place with fingers or by gently biting down on it.

4. Keep tooth moist at all times:
The tooth must not be left outside the mouth to dry. If it cannot be replaced in the socket, put it in one of the following:

  • Emergency tooth preservation kit
  • Milk
  • Mouth (next to cheek)
  • Regular tap water is not recommended for long term storage because the root surface cells do not tolerate water for long periods of time.

5. See a dentist within 30 minutes:
Bring the tooth to a dentist as soon as possible, ideally, within 30 minutes. However, it is possible to save the tooth even if it has been outside the mouth for an hour or more.

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I have some Low pain in my under teeth and I don't know what I do to relax this pain please give me a home made solution for my pain please help me.

oral implantology, BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
I have some Low pain in my under teeth and I don't know what I do to relax this pain please give me a home made solut...
you can take pain killer tablet for pain relief. you must gi for dental check up to know the exact reason for the pain. there might be some problem which might get bigger with time. brush twice a day and use mouthwash regularly to keep your mouth clean.
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I am aged 65. I have lost 11 teeth.I want to know is there any treatment to fix ceramic teeth permanently without remove them often.How much it costs approx.

Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Chennai
We do at very much affordable costs with life warranty for implants,and we have very good reviews and reputation in Implants , for costs you can check up the website address given below http://www.Dhanwanthdentalcare.Com/Implants/cost-implants_in_chennai.Html
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Hi doctor, I not take my food properly in all days. Because of work stress. So in my tongue ill with wounds. What I want to do?

BDS
Dentist, Chennai
Its a starting stage of peptic ulcer due to starvations you shd take food at time and needs to take more liquid which cools your stomach.
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Sir, here a swelling my mouth near the teeth for two day there is no pain only swelling. Is this a symptoms of cancer?

BDS, MDS
Dentist, Pune
Sir, here a swelling my mouth near the teeth for two day there is no pain only swelling. Is this a symptoms of cancer?
Hello, swelling since two days is not a sign of cancer. Suspected that you have a chronic caries and dental abscess, see a oral pathologist/oral physician as soon as possible for clinical examination, diagnosis and management. Without treatment, the condition is likely to become worse and you may lose the affected tooth.
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Dental Implants - Types and Benefits

BDS, FICOI, MDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Dental Implants - Types and Benefits

Dental implants are a type of a treatment that is carried out to replace missing teeth. During the process of extracting a damaged tooth, the root and the crown are removed. So, a dental implant involves placing a tooth on a precise titanium insert which is surgically placed on the jawbone. These supporting inserts are placed in the jawbone because they fuse with the jawbone (similar to orthopedic plates) and thus provide a strong foundation for the replacement teeth. 

Why tooth loss matters? 
A missing tooth or teeth can not only take away from the beauty of your smile, but tooth loss can also have many negative effects on your oral health, including:

  1. Bone loss
  2. Shifting and drifting teeth
  3. Bite changes
  4. Chewing difficulty
  5. Wearing down of remaining teeth
  6. Changes in the jaw joint

Types of implant placement 
Whether an implant is placed immediately or in 2 phases depends on a variety of factors like bone density,initial fit of the implant during surgery,the other teeth,area of jaw,loads received during chewing etc.

Dental implant placement can be of two types

  1. Immediate single stage placement: In this type we place an implant and give you at least a temporary crown immediately,followed by a permanent crown shortly thereafter.
  2. Delayed (2 stage) Implants: Such a placement is usually to safeguard the implant from any early forces when its just healing and fusing within the bone.After the placement the implant is kept covered below the gum for 3 months and uncovered after this period to give you a permanent crown.

Benefits
Now that you know about the different types, it is time to move on to the benefits of getting these.

  1. Long lasting: Compared to other treatments such as tooth bridges which last for 5-10 years, dental implants can last for an entire lifetime if maintained properly.The only part to replace is the crown.
  2. Mimicking natural teeth: Your replacement teeth will feel similar to your actual teeth, so you do not need to worry about your self-image issues. Flash that wonderful smile of yours without thinking over it the second time.
  3. Preserve surrounding teeth: When an implant is inserted in place of a missing tooth, adjacent healthy teeth are not damaged.
  4. Comfort: Dental implants being a fixed replacement they have none of the problems that removable dentures or other substitutes may cause.Patients who replace all of their teeth with dental implants can feel more comfortable talking, smiling and eating.
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Hello, I am 20 year old male, I have frequent problem of cold and sore throat. How should I deal with my sensitivity?

B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
Homeopath, Delhi
Hello, I am 20 year old male, I have frequent problem of cold and sore throat. How should I deal with my sensitivity?
Please do one latest X - Ray of PNS (water's view), IgE level, Absolute Eosinophile count and send me final impression of the reports. On that basis, I can suggest you the medication.
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My teeth looks too dirty even I daily brush. Sir/mam how may I make my teeth clean and whitish?

BDS
Dentist, Pune
My teeth looks too dirty even I daily brush. Sir/mam how may I make my teeth clean and whitish?
Your dentist can give you beautiful smile. You can get whitening done. Visit the dentist and he will give you options of home whitening (slow) or dental office whitening (fast)
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I am 21 years old I have clear braces I just want to know how will braces fix my narrow arch?

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
I am 21 years old I have clear braces I just want to know how will braces fix my narrow arch?
As per principle s of movement of teeth resorption n apposition of bone takes place corresponding to the direction n quantum of force applied this is how it's going to it will fix ur narrow arches
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I am 62 years old male. Three months back I had sensitivity in the 14th upper teeth, mild pain so that unable to chew on the right side. Dental hospital gave me ampicilin 500 mg three times a day for one week. Sensitivity had gone in a fortnight and tooth pain gone in one month. But still there is some difficulty while chewing. Mean while since last two months I am feeling heaviness in my head and mild giddiness. I am bp patient 140/90 after medication (revalol xl 50 and envas 10). My sugar level fasting 110 after metformin 500 sr. What should I do for my giddiness and heaviness in my head.

BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
I agree with the doctors advice that you need to c the dentist coz your a senior citizen and being careless or ignoring the complaints than it may cause more problem. Sensitivity can be of many reasons now that you took medicine you may not have but you need to know wats the problem, dn't be afraid. Whatever feasible treatment you need the dentist will do that only.
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