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Dr. K.A.Shankar

Dentist, Chennai

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Dr. K.A.Shankar is a renowned Dentist in Mandaveli, Chennai. You can visit him/her at SUDC in Mandaveli, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. K.A.Shankar on Lybrate.com.

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There is problem in mouth I cannot eat any spicy thighs because there are chhala in my mouth, what is best solution of this ?

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You may take cap bnc one a day locally apply metrogyl gel ointment suck on tab bifilac twice daily drink plenty of water. Take fibrous food you may add banana to your diet at night take isabgol husk two table spoon full and try to stay tension free.

Hiii my friend shivraj's frount teeth is broken whats should we do ?

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Depending upon how much tooth structure is still there may be any of following crown build up rct followed by capping rct post and core removal of tooth followed by implant.

My two front teeth's are very big. Can I reduce it's size by any treatment? If yes what are the treatments?(I had braces on teeth .but that treatment is over. Now the large size of teeth's is the issue)

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My two front teeth's are very big. Can I reduce it's size by any treatment? If yes what are the treatments?(I had bra...
Yes it can be corrected by doing intentional rct than FCC(cover) on it . still without seeing clinically cant suggest proper treatment plan.So go for proper consultation and diagnosis than go accordingly.

I am 18 years old male, my teeth are not in same order my front upper teeth came in outer direction, I have consulted the doctor nearby ,he said that he will remove upper and lower two two jaws and put the braces as their is no space in between ,is their any other way to level the order of teeth?

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I am 18 years old male, my teeth are not in same order my front upper teeth came in outer direction, I have consulted...
hello, you can get your teeth aligned by going for orthodontic (braces) treatment. you also go for composite veneers or ceramic veneers to level your teeth.

I have pain in my teeth. Then what can I do for it?

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I have pain in my teeth. Then what can I do for it?
Pain killers can help you temporary relief.So you are advised for x-ray .This will help to rule out the cause of pain. For pain you can take ketorol dt 2 tabs dissolved in half cups of water .you can consult me for further advice through conversation in lybrate.

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When you think of what strikes you first about anybody, majority of people would say the smile. There is nothing more endearing than a warm, friendly smile. When you think more about it, the smile has a huge emotional component to it. This is in addition to the esthetic and artistic value that a smile carries. There are some people who are renowned for their smiles, which is said to be so bright, which led to the term'1000-watt smile, good enough to light up a big room!

Dentistry has evolved over the last few decades to play a major role in a person's appearance. From the shape and size of the teeth to the contour of the jaws and lips to the angle of the smile, there is something dentists can help with. There are specific proportions that are believed to produce a perfect smile, width of the eyes, distance between the eyes, width of the mouth, etc. With more and people realizing that their smiles can be improved, the demand for these is also increasing.

The new development in improving smile is the digital smile design (dsd) that was developed by a ceramician (technician involved in making ceramic crowns) in brazil in 2007, Mr. Christian coachman. This basically involves taking a series of digital photographs and videos of the patient. These are then transferred to the computer and analyzed for the various proportions mentioned above. These images are then manipulated to achieve the correct proportions and reproduce a smile with the correct dimensions. To be doubly sure, these images are also shared with a larger group of dentists and then approval sought.

Detailed discussions are held with the patient on how this will reflect once the change is done. Once changes suggested by the dentist are accepted by the patient and incorporated, then the patient's smile is reconstructed using the calculated analysis and post that the smile correction is done. A successful digital smile design is a great example of teamwork as multidisciplinary teams from dentistry are involved.
The result is an enhanced smile that improves the patient's perception of beauty and also improves their confidence levels and feelings of self-worth and self-esteem. It is to be noted that what a person wants to express with his smile can be taken into account when designing a smile.

The major advantage of dsd is that there is no need for any special equipment and the digital equipment that is part of most dental setups is sufficient to design a smile. Smile designing is only poised to grow more popular in the coming years, with the greater focus on appearance and beauty.
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My problem is blood came from tooth canal swelling also very painful please suggest me solution.

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My problem is blood came from tooth canal swelling also very painful please suggest me solution.
You need antibiotics the swelling is due to infection you may have to get root canal treatment for that tooth.

Hi. I am 25 male. 2days ago I am fall down on a concrete slap. Its hit at the lower portion of my mouth. Now I can't open my mouth properly. When trying start pain in my lower jow.� teeth are also slidely broke. Please help me. What can I do?

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Hi. I am 25 male. 2days ago I am fall down on a concrete slap. Its hit at the lower portion of my mouth. Now I can't ...
Consult dentist and get a full mouth x ray. Fall might have damaged your jaw joint near ear. Don't ignore.

I had lost my front half of 2 teeth. The incident happens 7 years ago. I had not consults any dental specialist. The teeth not discolored. There is no pain teeth. I had no about its decay or root canal infection. Vaneer treatment or root canel treatment, which treatment can I do? please help.

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You might have to get root canal treatment. Composite or bridge can be done depending on the severity of trauma. I would suggest you visit a dentist. If you have any queries, please feel free to consult.

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Small issues like changing toothbrush every three to four months.Proper brushing technique and many other small advices you can get by visiting your dentist regularly.Will help you to maintain your oral health in good condition.

I am getting my wisdom teeth and I am unable to take my meal. Can you help me with this issue?

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I am getting my wisdom teeth and I am unable to take my meal. Can you help me with this issue?
You can take a pain killer for temporary relief. If pain is severe, you might need antibiotics too. Do warm salt water gargling to keep the area free of infection.

I have teeth problem From childhood one teeth is slightly behind from other teeth. What can I do?

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I have teeth problem From childhood one teeth is slightly behind from other teeth.
What can I do?
Hello lybrate-user. For your teeth you have get orthodontic treatment done (braces) to get your teeth alligned.

My teeth was looking yellowish even i brush well and sometimes getting smell any tips to get out of this problem ?

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Yes please get your oral hygiene maintained by getting your teeth clean and polishing done and further gingival treatment as desired.

My gums is infected, getting very bad smell, i am under laser treatment So one month has passed. but now bad smell is coming and painful gums & teeth Please tell me original treatment .

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My gums is infected, getting very bad smell, i am under laser treatment So one month has passed.
 but now bad smell i...
•Eat a healthy, balanced diet and avoid eating strongly flavoured or spicy food. •Cut down on sugary food and drink, as it can increase the amount of bacteria in your mouth. •Reduce your alcohol consumption. •Stop smoking. •Cut down on coffee. •Drink plenty of water to help prevent your mouth becoming dry. •Chew sugar-free gum after eating, to stimulate the flow of saliva. This will help clean away any remaining food particles. •Don't use toothpaste to clean your dentures, as it can scratch the surface and cause stains. •Clean your dentures thoroughly using soap and lukewarm water, denture cream or a denture-cleaning tablet. •Use a separate toothbrush to clean your dentures. •Make sure you visit your dentist for regular check-ups. Having regular dental check-ups will ensure that any plaque is removed from your teeth, particularly in areas that are difficult to reach. •Your dentist can recommend the best way to clean your teeth and gums, and point out areas you might be missing. They can also identify any signs of gum disease and ensure early treatment. •Gastritis, lung & sinus infection may also be the cause of bad smell in the mouth. 90% of bad breath is due to a dirty tongue. •If your bad breath is caused by a gastrointestinal problem, such as an H. Pylori infection or gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD), you may be referred to a gastroenterologist. •Persistent bad breath or a bad taste in the mouth may be a warning sign of gum (periodontal) disease. Gum disease is caused by the buildup of plaque on teeth. •You may need deep cleaning & fill tooth cavities with artificial enamel filling. Rinse your mouth thoroughly with a mouth wash until then. Advance procedures can be done with laser too. You may consult me in person.

I am 18 year old and I have toothache from last 3 months what should I do?

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I am 18 year old and I have toothache from last 3 months what should I do?
You should consult dentist for this...n may be u have require root canal treatment or extraction ....n for pain u should take analgesic tablet like Ebility three times a day n tab tinimox three times a day for four days...

How to cure mouth ulcers?

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How to cure mouth ulcers?
You can use the following drugs dentogel applied over the ulcer 3 times in day cap-b complex one in day.

I have upper lip extension problem, means my upper lip size is small, so my mouth is always stay open and my tooth looks directly so, what I should do?

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I have upper lip extension problem, means my upper lip size is small, so my mouth is always stay open and my tooth lo...
Kindly consult an orthodontist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations (Model study, Full mouth & profile x-ray) & clinical examination to decide upon treatment. You may need fixed / removable braces. Requirements may depends on the age, complaint, duration of the treatment & affordability. Cost of cosmetic dentistry (braces) varies with dentist. You may consult me in person.

My brother is suffering from teeth decay pain from last night please give a solution ?

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Kindly get his x-ray done. May be he has to get root canal treatment done followed by a crown or cap. Till then you can give him a pain killer.

My wife is 3 month during her pregnancy. She has frequent acid reflux symptoms and no desire to eat. Last one week she has got mouth ulcers too. How should I take care of her during this time.

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My wife is 3 month during her pregnancy. She has frequent acid reflux symptoms and no desire to eat. Last one week sh...
Visit your doctor (general practitioner) and take medicine for acid reflux. It is most likely causing the ulcers too. Once the acid reflux is under control, the ulcers will heal.
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