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Dr. Somashekhar

B.D.S.

Dentist, Bangalore

16 Years Experience
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Dr. Somashekhar B.D.S. Dentist, Bangalore
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I want all my patients to be informed and knowledgeable about their health care, from treatment plans and services, to insurance coverage....more
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Dr. Somashekhar is an experienced Dentist in Sunkadakatte, Bangalore. He has been a practicing Dentist for 16 years. He studied and completed B.D.S. . He is currently practising at Shankara Dental Clinic in Sunkadakatte, Bangalore. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Somashekhar on Lybrate.com.

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B.D.S. - Govt Dental College Bangalore - 2001
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Above Murali Hotel, Sunkadakatte Bus Stop, Magadi Main Road, Vishwaneedam Post, Peenya, Magadi Road, SunkadakatteBangalore Get Directions
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Hi i am Having a toothache from long time n I'm out of station so can't visit here for a dental checkup so please suggest me any pain killer with long lasting results.

Dentist, Gurgaon
Hi i am Having a toothache from long time n I'm out of station so can't visit here for a dental checkup so please sug...
Hello, only pain killers won't help you. If the tooth has started paining badly, you really need a dentist atleast to get some space created between the paining tooth and the tooth touching it. This will prevent the two teeth from contacting and relieve your pain to some extent. If you can't go for complete treatment, have atleast this much done. Avoid hot food and beverages, also avoid chewing from that side.
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Hello sir/Madam, I have severe bad breathe problem n probably its because of indigestion. Mouth gets dry very sooner, tongue will be of white coated, too much of mucous creation. Request to suggest tablets please.

BHMS
Homeopath, Jalna
Hello sir/Madam, I have severe bad breathe problem n probably its because of indigestion. Mouth gets dry very sooner,...
Drink plenty of water. Take you r food at proper time. Avoid fastfood & spicy food. Take proper sleep. Pls take you r dinner between 7-8 pm. Walk for 10-15min after dinner.
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What is 14 dental points? Mere teeth cavty ki vajah se kerab ho gaye. Or army walo ne medicl me 14 dental points ka jikr.

DNB (Oral Surgeon), BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
What is 14 dental points? Mere teeth cavty ki vajah se kerab ho gaye. Or army walo ne medicl me 14 dental points ka j...
It's important in dental exam in army it's counted fr healthy teeth and gums it's must get your teeth cleaned. And filled before going to army check up.
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I feel like vomiting sometimes. While doing tooth brush and chewing gum etc. Why is it. I want to gain weight and want want to be hungry every time.

MDS, BDS
Dentist, Chennai
I feel like vomiting sometimes. While doing tooth brush and chewing gum etc. Why is it. I want to gain weight and wan...
Few ppl feel like vomoting while brushing. Go for tooth paste like glitzer in order to avoid vomiting
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Causes of Toothache

MD(EH)/AM/Accupressure
Acupressurist, Chandigarh
Causes of Toothache
As well as tooth decay, toothache may be caused by,
Tooth abscess
Tooth fracture
Damaged filling
Repetitive motions, such as chewing gum or grinding teeth
Infected gums

Tooth pain may be sharp, throbbing or constant take mustard oil. Add salt. It will also give you relief.

I am suffering from syphilitic leukoplakia from last one year. Done vdrl negative after 4 doses of penicillin. I am cleaning my tongue with soda powder to get rid from sticky food particle. I am no more vdrl positive but leukoplakia is still not going.

BDS, MDS
Dentist, Gorakhpur
I am suffering from syphilitic leukoplakia from last one year. Done vdrl negative after 4 doses of penicillin. I am c...
A white patch associated with syphilis specifically in the tertiary stage of the infection. It is not considered a type of leukoplakia in true senses, since the causative agent treponema pallidum is well known. It is now rare, but when syphilis was more common, this white patch usually appeared on the top surface of the tongue and carried a high risk of malignant transformation. Regarding this patch in your mouth, you can't remove it forcefully. Also it is not going to stay there forever. Best is to take plenty of vitamins (A, C, E, minerals (zinc, selenium) and antioxidants and wait till white patch disappears. Visit a specialist every two months or if you find any abnormal change in the lesion. It may take 6 months to one or two years in some cases to completely get rid of the problem. Have patience. Do not use soda powder it won't help. Thank You.
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Hello doctors, I have sensitive teeth and I am using oral-b extra soft brush and ra thermoseal paste and till I have the problem. My doctor told I have calcium deficiency and I have to bear the pain to my life long. Need suggestion to reduce the pain

MDS Prosthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Chandigarh
Ca deficiency does not cause tooth senstivity. Its due to desolution of tooth layers and exposure of pulp. If its in early stage can be corrected by medicated paste if not then filling or rct has to be done. Get them treated accordingly. U may consult me as well
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Sir meri age 22 hai mere daant bahut tede mede hai unhe seedha kiyaa jaa sakta hai yanhi mai bahut pareshaan hu isi kaaran mai hansta nahi hoo mujhe bahut bura lagta hai kya ye shide ho sakte hai esme kitne pese lagenge or kitna samay lagega.

MDS - Orthodontics
Dentist, Mohali
Sir meri age 22 hai mere daant bahut tede mede
hai unhe seedha kiyaa jaa sakta hai
yanhi mai bahut pareshaan hu isi
k...
Hi. I am an orthodontist by profession. Yes definitely your teeth can be straightened and we can give you a very beautiful smile and boost your confidence. The only thing required are healthy teeth. Braces treatment takes around 1 to one and half year. And since you are very young I would advise you to go in for an orthodontic/braces treatment.
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I am suffering the problem off mouth ulcers please suggest me how to over come please please.

Dentist, Coimbatore
I am suffering the problem off mouth ulcers please suggest me how to over come please please.
It may be due to irritation from sharp teeth. Or due to definitely of vit b complex and vitamin c. Consult a dentist and take supplement.
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My friend is 21 years old. He is having protruding jaws. He is not willing and not comfortable with putting on tooth braces. Is there any other solution to cure his problem? Can it be cured by operation? If yes please state the kind of operation.

Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Chennai
My friend is 21 years old. He is having protruding jaws. He is not willing and not comfortable with putting on tooth ...
Yes. Its called orthognathic surgery. With the opinion from orthodontist, oral and maxillo-facial surgeon performs the surgery.
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Oil Pulling - Miracle or Fad?

BDS, FICOI, MDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Oil Pulling - Miracle or Fad?

After multiple patients have asked us about the authenticity of oil pulling as a technique, here's what we have to say:

There is no denying all of us wait for a miracle cure to that terrible disease called dental decay. Much of a dentists or a dental hygienists time goes into answering the question,

why do cavities happen? or how do I prevent cavities?

While people usually assume the answer is brushing and flossing there are some lesser known ancient techniques and some ultramodern gadgets that have contributed to our arsenal of options to keep your mouth healthy.

Oil pulling being one of them has been in the limelight of late.

What is oil pulling?

This oral therapy is a type of ayurvedic medicine that dates back 3, 000 years. It involves swishing approximately 1 tablespoon of oil typically coconut, sesame, or sunflower oil in semisolid form (as shown in the pic) in your mouth for about 20 minutes and then spitting it out.

Start with just 5 minutes a day. Twenty minutes of swishing is a long time, and while the longer you pull, the more bacteria you'll remove, 5 or 10 minutes will still offer some benefit.

A gentle swishing, pushing, and sucking the oil through the teeth is all that's required

Don't swallow. if you find it hard not to, you likely have too much oil in your mouth, spit it out and try again with a smaller amount. just discard the used oil into the nearest cup or trash can.

Why oil pulling? how does it work?

Recent studies show that oil pulling helps against gingivitis, plaque, and microorganisms that cause bad breath.

How? most microorganisms inhabiting the mouth consist of a single cell, cells are covered with a lipid, or fatty, membrane, which is the cell's skin. When these cells come into contact with oil, a fat, they naturally adhere to each other.

Which oil?

Use coconut oil. While you can get the same bacteria-fighting benefits with sesame or sunflower oil, coconut oil has the added benefit of lauric acid, which is well-known for its anti-microbial agents. Also, a recent study found that coconut oil may help prevent tooth decay.

coconut and sunflower oil aren't the only oils with dental health benefits. For irritated, inflamed gums, rub a little vitamin e oil directly on the surface. It's rich in antioxidants, easily absorbed, and helps regenerate healthy gum tissue.

Additional benefits


Reducing decay
Whitening teeth by keeping clean and smooth surfaces that do not lodge food.
Eliminates bad breath
Preventing gum infections caused by harmful bacteria in the mouth


Expert tip

It doesn't reverse the effects of tooth decay, but it's a great supplemental therapy to reduce the bacterial count in the mouth thereby decreasing the likelihood of decay and other dental and systemic diseases.

The only disclaimer we would want to put in is


Do not ingest or swallow the oil in all your enthusiasm and,
Don't skip brushing and flossing. Oil pulling should never replace routine dental visits and traditional home oral care.


While oil pulling can't change your life or make you never need to go to a dentist again -try it for yourself, if it reduces your chances of decay and maybe even helps you ace your next dental visit with no new cavities.

We say thumbs up! pull away!

Please try this safe and natural practice and let us know how you find it in the comments section.

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Why Dental Health Check Ups Are So Important?

MDS - Orthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
Why Dental Health Check Ups Are So Important?

One of the major issues facing dentists, patients and patients wallets is that the majority of us don't visit the dentist on a regular basis.  More than a quarter of adults only visit the dentist when they have a problem.

The infrequency and irregularity of dental check-ups is causing a huge number of problems for us. The facts say a lot here with 31% of adults having tooth decay, 66% of us having visible plaque and 29% of the population suffering from regular pain in the mouth or teeth.

How Often Should You Visit the Dentist

      Both adults and children should visit the dentist regularly, as often as they recommend. For those with certain medical conditions, your dental team may want to see you more often.

    It is also important to remember that certain types of medication may impact our oral health too, for instance, patients who have ‘dry mouth' caused by medication may be more likely to get tooth decay and will need to visit their dental team more often.

Why Dental Check Ups Are So Important

   The problem we have is that many of us ignore the health of our mouth, especially when we compare it to our overall body health. We allow problems to develop before we actually visit the dentist.

There are a wide number of issues this creates but we have listed the two most common issues left unchecked;

      Allowing Gums to Bleed

        Allowing your gums to bleed helps create cavities and inflamed gums - pockets develop under the gum-line filled with bacteria that eat away the teeth and eventually the bone causing tooth loss. Visiting the dentist regularly can ensure your gum health is properly maintained and early treatment prevents serious problems developing.

    Tooth Pain

        Tooth pain is most often caused from cavities forming. Once a cavity reaches the stage where it is causing pain then root canal treatment (or possibly tooth loss) is more likely, or an extensive filling. Regular check-ups ensure that the beginnings of a filling can be identified, treated and additional brushing routines created. 

  Overall dental check-ups will dramatically decrease the potential for all oral health problems becoming serious. They are also cost effective compared to paying for expensive major dental works such as tooth replacements, crowns and gum repair.

Check Up Costs Are Low

      This includes a check of your teeth and gums and also covers basic treatments including scaling, polishing and the application of fluoride varnishes and fissure sealants. You will also receive advice on preventing issues developing and your brushing technique and habits.

Private dental check-ups are not significantly more expensive in most parts of the country.

Visiting the dentist should be a regular part of your schedule, just like a proper oral health routine. The benefits of check-ups far outweigh any minor inconveniences booking an appointment might cause!It's time to prioritise our oral health.

Hi sir, I was hitting door and broken to 2 upper front teeth. X ray and root canal treat meant completed.in broken side composite filling.in root canal treatment that time some hole is there. Not wear crown. I need to take braces.

BDS
Dentist, Vadodara
Hi sir, I was hitting door and broken to 2 upper front teeth. X ray and root canal treat meant completed.in broken si...
if the root canal treatment is done, just wear a crown. braces are used in cases of malaligned teeth.
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Hey my mother have got mouth infection. Redness n small pimple on tongue. Since 3 months. please help me.

BHMS, MD - Homoeopathy
Homeopath, Lucknow
Hey my mother have got mouth infection. Redness n small pimple on tongue. Since 3 months. please help me.
This condition is called mouth ulcer or apthae. Apthae can be there due to several reasons, like indigestion, constipation, deficiency of vitamin b12. Generally, this can be cured, just by few managing steps, like taking easily digestive food, take food, eat at least one papaya daily, avoid spicy, fatty, oily food, and taking b-complex capsules. If then also this doesn't cure in 10 days please consult.
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I am 23 year old and in teeth there are lot of sensitiveness how to solve the problem of it please help me and which tooth paste will help me to get.

BDS
Dentist, Kolar
I am 23 year old and in teeth there are lot of sensitiveness how to solve the problem of it please help me and which ...
This could b either due to sensitivity due to loss of enamel surface or due to decay of tooth. Tooth decay can b treated by filling of tooth or by rct n capping of the decay is deep. Sensitivity can b reduced by using desensitizing toothpaste such as senquelf or sensodyne toothpaste by rubbing some amount of toothpaste onto your tooth surface n wait till 5 mins before rinsing it off. Get your teeth evaluated by dentist to know the cause of your problem n get treated accordingly. Regsrds.
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I have feeling bad smell in my mouth I dont know why it coming from my mouth its because of teeth or something else. Please suggest me the way to solve this problem. I brush twice in a day but I am feeling this smell for last 1 year. Somtime its not come when I hungry its increase from my mouth.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I have feeling bad smell in my mouth I dont know why it coming from my mouth its because of teeth or something else. ...
Gastritis, lung & sinus infection may also be the cause of bad smell in the mouth. Kindly consult a physician & dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations to decide upon treatment. You may need deep cleaning. Rinse your mouth thoroughly with a mouth wash until then. Advance procedures can be done with laser too. You may consult me in person. Dental tips: - visit a dentist every six months. 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.
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When I got up in the morning there is pain in teeth but aftr brushing my teeth pain vanish immediately. Can u plz help me

BDS
Dentist, Sivasagar
From your query it seems that you have carious teeth or non carious lesions(causes due to abnormal wear of enamel or dentine,inappropriate brushing habits,acidic food etc.)When you first wake up in the morning there is lot of germ build up inside the mouth which causes the pain.I'll suggest you to brush your teeth before going to bed and use a non alcoholic mouthwash like chlorhexidine. Also, I suggest you to visit a dentist soon.
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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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Very bad smell is coming from my mouth so how can I stop it please give me some treatment ideas to to prevent it.

MDS Prosthodontics
Dentist, Bangalore
Very bad smell is coming from my mouth so how can I stop it please  give me some treatment ideas to to prevent it.
You probably require a scaling done. Deposits and plaque in the mouth can cause bad breath. Brush twice daily, floss, use non alcohol containing mouth wash. Clean your tongues upper and side surfaces daily. Some medications can cause saliva output to decrease and worsen bad breath. And obviously some foods too like onion and garlic!
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