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Dr. S.Shankar

MDS

Dentist, Chennai

26 Years Experience
Dr. S.Shankar MDS Dentist, Chennai
26 Years Experience ₹ online
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Dr. S.Shankar is one of the best Dentists in Adyar, Chennai. He has helped numerous patients in his 26 years of experience as a Dentist. He has done MDS. He is currently practising at Tooth Friendly Dental Centre in Adyar, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. S.Shankar and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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I am 22 years old. I have a hole in my teeth from last 1 year. Whenever I used to eat something made up of sugar I get lots of pain like swelling. Kindly suggest.

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Hole in teeth has to be treated. If its more deeper you have to go for root canal treatment, otherwise it can be treated by normal fillings.

Throat/neck/jaw pain on left side hurts randomly but much worse if I turn my head to the right *

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Throat/neck/jaw pain on left side hurts randomly but much worse if I turn my head to the right *
The possible reasons could be many. But common problem are due to wisdom tooth or tmj. Could be associated with vertebral ptoblem. You need to visit a doctor for thorough check up.

I am suffering from pain in my molar teeth & started root canal treatment but due to some personal problems I can't continue this, temporary filling is filled in Jan 2016.

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I am suffering from pain in my molar teeth & started root canal treatment but due to some personal problems I can't c...
You should take complete root canal treatment other wise pain will be start due to blood supply in the tooth.

My teeth was going to happen ugly everyday wt the problem I have to find to clean them.

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My teeth was going to happen ugly everyday wt the problem I have to find to clean them.
I will suggest you to use sparkling white toothpaste from himalaya and avoid any stain causing food items.

what is end to end cost per tooth implant of various make

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nobel bio care -25000 to 30000 osstem-18000to 22000 adin - 12000 to 15000 alpha bio -13500 to 15500 mis -14000 to 18000

How often in a year, can a smoker of cigarette's scale one's teeth, to get rid of nicotine stains?

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How often in a year, can a smoker of cigarette's scale one's teeth, to get rid of nicotine stains?
All individuals requires scaling (cleaning) to be done atleast once in 6 months to maintain our oral hygiene clean. In case of smokers, if stains are more, scaling can be done once in 3 months also. Our toothbrush is not much finely designed to clean all the plaque and calculi in the interdental areas of the teeth, which is the area where most of the calculus accumulate much and has to be removed regularly using scalers by the dentist.

I have gum bleeding problem and bad breadth from several months, due to which I face a lot of problem. I do not use tobacco, alcohol, cigarette. Occasionally I use plain pan and supari to reduce bad breadth. Please help .

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It means that you are suffering from gum disease.Go to your dentist.Preferably periodontist and get check up and scaling ( cleaning of teeth done) you might need a flap surgery depending upon the severity of your disease

Sir, Namaskar, one of inner knowledge teeth not clearly seen, even if any food articles also enter into this teeth side. Kindly suggest

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It could be due to last tooth in your mouth.It hasn't come out well enough.Consult dentist or share xray to know more !

My tooth became yellow since 2 years im trying so many pastes it is not working what could be the reason behind it.

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My tooth became yellow since 2 years im trying so many pastes it is not working what could be the reason behind it.
kindly see dental surgeon for check up . outer stain can be removed by scaling and polishing of teeth .if the stains are intrinsic and get bleaching done.
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Jaw is locked. Can not open mouth and also have problem of wisdom tooth on same side. Please advise.

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Please visit your local dentist. If your daughter is between 18-25 it is very likely that the third molar/wisdom tooth is responsible for the same. She can try warm compresses at home or a muscle relaxant. If jaw is open and locked it needs to be treated by dentist.
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I am 25 years old have a sensitive tooth for the last two months. I have a slightly yellow coloured tooth after an injury in my childhood. In these many years now it is responding to hot or cold items. Please give me suggestions.

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I am 25 years old have a sensitive tooth for the last two months. I have a slightly yellow coloured tooth after an in...
Hello. Tooth sensitivity — also known as dentin hypersensitivity — affects the tooth or exposed root surfaces. This occurs when the enamel that protects our teeth gets thinner, or when gum recession occurs, exposing the underlying surface, the dentin, thus, reducing the protection the enamel and gums provide to the tooth and root. If hot, cold, sweet or very acidic foods and drinks, or breathing in cold air, makes your teeth or a tooth sensitive or painful then you may have sensitive teeth. Tooth sensitivity can come and go over time. Causes: There are many causes of tooth sensitivity, including: Worn tooth enamel from using a hard toothbrush or brushing too aggressively Tooth erosion due to highly acidic foods and beverages Tooth erosion due to bulimia or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) Gum recession that leaves your root surface exposed There are several conditions which can cause pain, but which are not tooth sensitivity: Dental caries A cracked or chipped tooth Grinding or clenching the teeth Leakage around restorations External tooth bleaching Management: Proper oral hygiene is the key to preventing gums from receding and causing sensitive-tooth pain. If you brush your teeth incorrectly, or over-brush, your gums may become sensitive. Brushing properly twice daily for 2 minutes with toothpaste that does not have high levels of abrasives, and flossing once a day, can help reduce the chance of tooth sensitivity. A diet low in acidic foods (tomatoes, pickles, tea, citrus fruits) and drinks also helps prevent tooth sensitivity. As the blood supply to the injured tooth gets affected which causes change in colour and thickness of the tooth. Treatment: Apply Plantago Q/ few drops on cotton swab, place it on the affected teeth and press it tightly, do it thrice a day. Orally, take Mag. Phos. 6x and Arnica 200 - both 3 times a day for a month. Do visit a dentist for proper diagnosis, share the reports with me. In case possible, will help you in treating your problem.
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Sir , i get frequent bite on my cheek due to the tooth 2nd from wisdom tooth in upper jaw. I am 60 yrs. What i should do ?

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Have the biting started recently or present since a long time? You might need to extract your tooth if it is severely out of line or you can also cover (crown) your tooth to eliminate the cheek biting problem.

I brush twice a day, clean my tongue twice a week but still I get some bad breathe. I used to brush well by universal brushing system and change my paste frequently as per my dentists suggestion. But still I have a problem regarding bad breathe. Please help me!

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I brush twice a day, clean my tongue twice a week but still I get some bad breathe. I used to brush well by universal...
•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.
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My teeth's are in yellow colour give me the solution it comes to white.

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My teeth's are in yellow colour give me the solution it comes to white.
Whitening of teeth can be done by a number of ways from a simple cleaning and polishing, to bleaching, to use of tooth coloured fillings or external veneers to improve smile. Each of these possible options varies from patient to patient depending upon cause and degree of yellow teeth. Visit a dentist to know which is the best option for you.

I had wisdom toothache and swelling 1 week back. When consulted dentist she told me to go for wisdom tooth extraction as according to her it is decayed. I am afraid to go for the same as I have heard that it will affect health of my vision. Is wisdom tooth extraction safe to go for. Also with proper course of antibiotics and pain killers the pain and swelling has subsided. Kindly suggest what is best to go for.

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I had wisdom toothache and swelling 1 week back. When consulted dentist she told me to go for wisdom tooth extraction...
If the wisdom tooth is decayed, it is best to get it extracted. Tooth extraction has not effect on vision. It is a very safe procedure. Even if the pain and swelling has subsided, there is a chance it will come back.

I have tooth ache?

CERTIFIED ORAL IMPLANTOLOGIST, NON-RESIDENT J.R. IN DEPTT. OF ORTHODONTICS, BDS
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I have tooth ache?
Mam tooth ache is either due to carious process or due to periodontal problem. We need to find the cause of toothache and then we can treat it. Thanks.
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Sir/Madam from last 1 week there is pain in my tongue. There have been many pores and cuts in the tongue? What tablet or medicine shall I take?

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Sir/Madam from last 1 week there is pain in my tongue. There have been many pores and cuts in the tongue? What tablet...
Increase dietary intake of vitamin B, folic acid, iron and use of vitamin supplements etc under medical supervision if blood tests confirm low concentrations • institute topical antifungal therapy if fungal plaques noticed Mouth sores are common and rarely Cause complications. Most go away in about a week, but it’s important to monitor any mouth sores you develop. if the sore doesn’t seem to be healing, contact your dentist.

Hello mam/sir this is ravinder I am facing problem with the missing tooth. In my childhood I lost one of my front teeth which was to be taken out and now their is gap in the teeth due to this the alignment of teeth is effect a lot. I want you to suggest me the treatments related to it.

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Hello mam/sir this is ravinder I am facing problem with the missing tooth. In my childhood I lost one of my front tee...
There are only two modes of fix restortion of missing tooth 1st is implant which is most close to the natural tooth 2nd one is fixed partial denture (bridge) which needs the preparation of adjacent teeth for support implant is a better option for you the only cons of implant is its cost, a good implant costs around 20000 to 30000.
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I have weak gums and I can see lower front teeth through the gums and due to this sensitivity issues also occur. What is the best way to get the gums back in shape? I brush my teeth two times regularly.

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I have weak gums and I can see lower front teeth through the gums and due to this sensitivity issues also occur. What...
Take merc sol 30/tds 15 days For sensitivity gargle with plantago Q adding 15 drops of this in half glass water And brush ur teeth properly with a super soft tooth brush at least twice daily
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He has lil bit cavities, yellow teeth and bad breath. But he brushes his teeth daily. What should he do?

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He has lil bit cavities, yellow teeth and bad breath. But he brushes his teeth daily. What should he do?
he should visit dental surgeon for scaling and polishing of teeth and filling of cavities and with this best way to get rid of smell is 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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