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Dr. Sidharth Shankar

Dentist, Bangalore

Dr. Sidharth Shankar Dentist, Bangalore
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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning....more
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Dr. Sidharth Shankar is an experienced Dentist in Whitefield, Bangalore. You can visit him at Impressions Dental Clinic in Whitefield, Bangalore. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Sidharth Shankar on Lybrate.com.

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I have got sore mouth. Its too much pain. What now I can do?

BDS
Dentist,
I have got sore mouth. Its too much pain. What now I can do?
If it is a periodic recurrence you need to consult your doctor for the underlying cause. As a household remedy, I recommend application of turmeric powder (haldi) on ulcers or rinses with haldi water. Works very well. But still you need to know the reason for sore mouth so that it can be avoided in future. So, definitely consult your dentist.
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I am 22 years old man bleeding off the teeth before 1 month? what should I do?

MDS - Pediatric Dentistry , Certificate Course in Conscious Sedation, BDS
Dentist,
I am 22 years old man bleeding off the teeth before 1 month? what should I do?
Thank you for your question. Bleeding on brushing is an indication that you have gum inflammation. It is a condition called gingivitis. Periodic dental check up every 6 months, cleaning of gums and teeth (known as scaling and root planing or oral prophylaxis) will help keep your gums healthy and strong. Kindly see a specialist as soon as possible. Bleeding may also be indicative of a medical condition elsewhere in the body.
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Cavities

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Cavities
Cavities, or tooth decay, is the destruction of your tooth enamel, the hard, outer layer of your teeth. It can be a problem for children, teens and adults. Plaque, a sticky film of bacteria, constantly forms on your teeth. When you eat or drink foods containing sugars, the bacteria in plaque produce acids that attack tooth enamel. The stickiness of the plaque keeps these acids in contact with your teeth and over time the enamel can break down. This is when cavities can form. A cavity is a little hole in your tooth.

Cavities are more common among children, but changes that occur with aging make cavities an adult problem, too. Recession of the gums away from the teeth, combined with an increased incidence of gum disease, can expose tooth roots to plaque. Tooth roots are covered with cementum, a softer tissue than enamel. They are susceptible to decay and are more sensitive to touch and to hot and cold. It’s common for people over age 50 to have tooth-root decay.

Decay around the edges, or a margin, of fillings is also common for older adults. Because many older adults lacked benefits of fluoride and modern preventive dental care when they were growing up, they often have a number of dental fillings. Over the years, these fillings may weaken and tend to fracture and leak around the edges. Bacteria accumulate in these tiny crevices causing acid to build up which leads to decay.

You can help prevent tooth decay by following these tips:

Brush twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste.
Clean between your teeth daily with floss or interdental cleaner.
Eat nutritious and balanced meals and limit snacking.
Check with your dentist about the use of supplemental fluoride, which strengthens your teeth, and about use of dental sealants (a plastic protective coating) applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth (where decay often starts) to protect them from decay.
Visit your dentist regularly for professional cleanings and oral examination.
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Which is best toothpaste?

Certification in Full Mouth Rehabilitation, Post-Graduate Certificate in Oral Implantology (PGCOI), M.Sc - Master of Oral Implantology (MOI), Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist,
Which is best toothpaste?
Its depend upon the situation of the teeth. If you have the sensitivity then use the ventage toothpaste. If normal teeth then any toothpaste which contains the fluoride.
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What are the natural cure for mouth ulcers?

Advanced Aesthetics, BDS
Dentist,
Hi, there are various reasons for mouth ulcers it could be because of spicy food, medications, bad digestion, eating hard food etc. You can go for professional check up to get the exact cause and solution for the same. Without checking you checking clinically we can't suggest you anything.
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Are there any alternatives to killing bacteria in the mouth and throat?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist,
Rinse your mouth thoroughly with an anti bacterial mouth wash after every meal. Advise t. Azithral 500mg 6 tab, twice daily daily, c. Becosules 1-0-0 once daily all for 3 days only. Advance procedures can be done with laser. 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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I am having gum pain and swelling on it from last 3 4 day. What should I do for this?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I am having gum pain and swelling on it from last 3 4 day. What should I do for this?
Homoeopathic medicine MERC SOL 30 ( Dr Reckeweg) Drink 5 drops today night and forget this medicine PLANTAGO Q/KREOSOTE Q ( Dr Reckeweg) Mix both these medicines and take 10 drops in 20 ml fresh water 3 times daily for 2-3 months HEKLA LAVA TOOTH POWDER ( WHEEZAL ) Scrub teeth daily night before sleep NOTE-Use brush with soft bristles and use it upside down while brushing teeth.
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My teeth is bleeding at the time im brushing. Wat to do.

BDS
Dentist,
My teeth is bleeding at the time im brushing. Wat to do.
Few advice to stop bleeding gums-- - visit to a dentist for professional cleaning once in a year - use a soft toothbrush -- and brush properly! brush your teeth for at least two minutes twice a day and after meals. Hard brushing can further damage the soft tissues of your mouth. - floss at least once a day and be sure to floss beyond the gum line to remove more plaque. - control bleeding by applying pressure to the area with a cold compress. - rinse with salt water to keep the area clean. - avoid mouthwashes that contain alcohol, which can dry out your mouth.
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To improve dental health

BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
To improve dental health
3 things to do your improve dental health
1. Brush your teeth daily with fluoride tooth paste.
2. Floss your teeth
3. Eat balanced diet.
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I am 18 years old & my teeth colors become yellow & blood come from my teeth & smelling as well as coming please sir tell me what should l do.

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
I am 18 years old & my teeth colors become yellow & blood come from my teeth & smelling as well as coming please sir ...
Aradhana you are having yellow teeth with bleeding gums and smell from mouth this all problems in gums can be due to poor oral health . Do 10 % H2O2 mouthwash . visit dental surgeon for checkup and for bleeding from gums you need to take care of your teeth and maintain good oral hygiene, like brushing your teeth twice a day with colgate fresh mint tooth paste ,regular rinse with Mouthwashes (listerine )after meals.
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BDS
Dentist,
What exposes your teeth to abuse is not how much you eat, but how often you eat. Every time you eat, bacteria convert the carbohydrates in the food into acids that can dissolve your tooth enamel. By snacking throughout the day, you make your teeth susceptible to constant bacterial attack. Hence avoid eating high sugar, high acid foods between meals. Diet soda may have no sugar but the acid in it can be dangerous to your tooth enamel. If you have a sweet tooth, it’s best to have sweets at meal times!
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Iam 55 years old. For the last 3 days I have pain in the right jaw with inflamed gums and the pain going down upto right side in throat making swallowing of saliva also very difficult. Can not open my mouth enough to eat using a spoon. Only sipping of liquids is possible. Please suggest.

MDS
Dentist, Guntur
Iam 55 years old. For the last 3 days I have pain in the right jaw with inflamed gums and the pain going down upto ri...
Sir, your tooth has gone severe damage. It is otherwise called chronic irreversible pulpitis. Your local dentist could do treatment for the tooth. Please contact your nearest dentist.
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Which one is best filling GIT r silver amalgam for teeth with partial r deep cavities? N in which circumstance one of them suited best.

oral implantology, BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
Which one is best filling GIT r silver amalgam for teeth with partial r deep cavities? N in which circumstance one of...
Silver amalgam is strong filling done for posterior teeth. it is black in colour but has a very good life. GIC is a cement with comparatively shorter life but is white in colour. nowadays silver amalgam filling is not used much as LIGHT CURE COMPOSITE has replaced silver in maximum cases
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I am 24 year old male. I have bleeding in my gums since last 10 days. What should I do?

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
I am 24 year old male. I have bleeding in my gums since last 10 days. What should I do?
Mateen Anjum you are having bleeding gums since last ten days . . bleeding gums can be due to gingivitis . . take tab celin 500 once a day . visit dental surgeon for checkup and for bleeding from gums you need to take care of teeth and maintain good oral hygiene, like brushing your teeth twice a day with colgate fresh mint tooth paste ,regular rinse with Mouthwashes (listerine )after meals .
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I always have a thick white coating formed on my tongue, after I scrape it gets remove and forms again after a while, am also suffering from bad breath due to this. How to overcome this problem completely?

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
I always have a thick white coating formed on my tongue, after I scrape it gets remove and forms again after a while,...
Hello, you can take homoeopathic medicine Antimonium Crud.30 ( 4 drops in little water) thrice a day for a week and update.
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I had a yellowish blend of teeth even after using many toothpaste, mouthwash the color is still yellow Seeking opinion for whitening teeth

BDS - Orthodontist, Root Canal, Cosmetic & Aesthetic Dentist, MScD, PGDMLS
Dentist, Bhopal
You may opt for bleaching after cleaning. Veneers can be an option for front teeth if the problem is deep staining secondary to a disorder of tooth formation.
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I have pain in my jaw.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, BDS
Dentist,
Looks you're getting wisdom teeth, you may show me or you can send me a opg x ray in the mean time painkiller, newborn jaundice you suffered or your kid if kid n feeding painkiller or not good for kid.
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I ate sweets and coffy at last night then my teeth pain started. Many times I faced that problem. What I do?

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
I ate sweets and coffy at last night then my teeth pain started. Many times I faced that problem. What I do?
Hi Anand . The pain maybe due to sensitive teeth which are worn out (abraded), gums which are weak or cavities. Only a dentist can solve the issue after a thorough investigation.
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Whenever I eat something hot or cold, there is an unbearable pain in my teeth. Please can you tell me the remedy?

BDS
Dentist, Delhi
Whenever I eat something hot or cold, there is an unbearable pain in my teeth. Please can you tell me the remedy?
It's dentinal sensitivity. Treatment based on severity. But cause is usually attrition or abrasion of enamel surface. So need replacement wid enamel substitute.
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When I press my gums there is smelly discharge from front lower gums and sometimes gums swell ,i have started using mouthwash and pepsodent -g toothpaste what more should I go for

Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
There is infection of gums so you have to get scaling done from dentist.Mostly scaling is sufficient but if problem persists than xray is advised as there could be big spaces between teeth below gums.
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