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Dr. S.Shankar

MDS

Dentist, Chennai

27 Years Experience
Dr. S.Shankar MDS Dentist, Chennai
27 Years Experience
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Dr. S.Shankar is one of the best Dentists in Adyar, Chennai. He has helped numerous patients in his 27 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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MDS - Madras Dental College - 1990
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Dentafix Oral Gyaan

99% of the plaque can be removed by the use of waterjets along with daily brushing.

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My jaw not open fully when i try to open but jaw muscle not support what is the treatment please give me only two fingers are going inside mouth?

BDS, MDS Prosthodontics
Dentist, Mumbai
If you are a tobacco user or paan chewer you could be having oral submucous fibrosis. If you are not then it is mostly because of your third molar (wisdom tooth) causing trismus. Kindly get a consultation.
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I have teeth problem between 2 teeth there was hole and sometime it's painful. What I have do?

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
I have teeth problem between 2 teeth there was hole and sometime it's painful. What I have do?
Keep the teeth clean and take tab combiflam for pain and get the space covered by filling in tooth by visiting a dental surgeon.
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I have a missing tooth. My doctor suggested to go for bridge. Could you please tell me whether the bridge is best or the implantation. And also can you tell me pros and cons for bridge and implantation. Which will be for longer period.

MDS, BDS
Dentist, Ghaziabad
I have a missing tooth. My doctor suggested to go for bridge. Could you please tell me whether the bridge is best or ...
Hi lybrate-user, bridge for missing teeth is a conventional procedure while implants are modern solutions for the same situation. Bridge needs support of two adjoining teeth while implant does not depend on adjacent teeth. Only disadvantage of implants is the cost that seems more but it is usually worth it, depending on clinicians experience and post-operative care and support. Please gain more information through internet and ask your dentist for possible complications of the same. Best of luck.
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I am suffering from tooth sensitivity since last 10 days so give me some remedies For it.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I am suffering from tooth sensitivity since last 10 days so give me some remedies
For it.
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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My question is how much pain feel a patient during ulcer. What are the best technique and treatment which cure the disease. Please give reply very fast.

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
My question is how much pain feel a patient during ulcer. What are the best technique and treatment which cure the di...
Dear anoop ulcer is a painful condition .before treatment you must know the reason of the disease and than treatment can proceed . Avoid eating spicy, oily foods and hot beverages. Include fresh fruits containing vitamin C and raw vegetables as part of your diet. Avoid eating candy, chewing gum and aerated drinks. Avoid eating hard foods, Include fresh yogurt, buttermilk, cottage cheese and other dairy products in your diet. Maintain good oral hygiene. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush when brushing your teeth. gargle your mouth alternating with hot and chilled water or apply ice on the part where you have the ulcer. That will reduce the swelling. Chew a few basil or tulsi leaves along with some water for about three to four times every day. This will help the ulcers go away faster. Apply little honey onto the mouth ulcer or mix in a little turmeric to make a paste that can be applied to the affected area. Honey helps to retain moisture and prevent dehydration. It also helps reduce scarring and hastens the process of new tissue growth. Reduce your stress levels by doing an activity that you find relaxing, such as yoga, meditation or exercise. Use a saline rinse Mix a teaspoon or two of salt with a warm glass of water. You can also substitute salt with a pinch of baking soda. Hold the saline solution in your mouth, and swish from side to side. Gargle and spit the solution into the sink. Repeat a few times a day. It's a good idea to do it again after meals and before you go to bed. apply glycerine on ulcers and use ointment benzocaine in case of pain .
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My middle teeth are pain. What I do now at home. Its problem at night today. Reply plz.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
My middle teeth are pain. What I do now at home. Its problem at night today. Reply plz.
Sir, if you have pain it means that there is an infection. Please visit a dentist to determine the exact cause of the pain. He will give you medication for pain relief and also start the required treatment.
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When I eat something cool like ice cream in at that my teeth will start to pain and it's happing for sometime for this what am I do?

oral implantology, BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
When I eat something cool like ice cream in at that my teeth will start to pain and it's happing for sometime for thi...
There is a possibility of getting decay of tooth or cervical abrasion of teeth causing sensitivity to cold. get it checked by a dentist as soon as possible
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My teeth is yellowish I want to make it white by dental methods how much will it cost.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
My teeth is yellowish I want to make it white by dental methods how much will it cost.
Get scaling polishing done by a dentist cost he will b able to guide you it is usually five to ten k.
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My teeth's are looking very bad. I clean my teeth's with Colgate but my teeth are looking bad. What should I do please suggest me?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
My teeth's are looking very bad. I clean my teeth's with Colgate but my teeth are looking bad. What should I do pleas...
Tooth brush to be changed every 2 months. Changing the toothbrush alone donot keeps your teeth clean. All toothpaste have nearly similar ingredients like Abrasives, Fluorides, Surfactants, Antibacterial agents, Flavourants, Remineralizers, Fluoride, Diethylene glycol, Triclosan etc. Only the wrong brushing technique that we follow harms our teeth and gums. So consult your dentist, learn proper brushing technique, Brush your teeth twice a day, up & down short vertical strokes, with ultra-soft bristles, indicator brush to protect your teeth and gums from plaque and calculus. Floss your teeth inter dentally once a day. Consume a healthy diet rich in vegetables and lean protein. Reduce your intake of sugary foods and beverages. Gargle your mouth thoroughly after every meal. Drink plenty of fluoridated tap water. Drink not consume alcohol drinks. Don’t smoke.
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Gums of my front teeth of both lower and upper jaw are black while the rest of gums are fine i. E. Pink. Is it something to worry about because it doesn't look good to me.

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Gums of my front teeth of both lower and upper jaw are black while the rest of gums are fine i. E. Pink. Is it someth...
If the gums are dark and unsightly you can correct it with depigmentation therapy with or without laser.
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Alternatives for Improving Smile

BDS, Certification In Oral Implantology
Dentist, Ghaziabad
Alternatives for Improving Smile

A beautiful smile plays a very vital role in enhancing the overall beauty of face. Rotated, stained and maL-placed tooth can cause major aesthetic/cosmetic and psychological problems in teenage and young adults. Mid-line teeth gap, rotated teeth, crowded teeth, stained teeth, broken tooth edges and wearing tooth edges are the most common cosmetic problems that our patients report to us. Dynamic advancements in the field of dentistry has come across with the solution of majority of cosmetic problems.

Here we discuss the various options available for improving smile:

1. Veneers: They are thin pieces of porcelain or plastic glued to the front of your teeth. For teeth that are severely discoloured, chipped or misshapen and gaps between the teeth, veneers create a durable and pleasing smile. A veneer is made to match the colour and shape of your tooth. Not everyone is a candidate for professional teeth whitening. Bleaching is not recommended if you have tooth colored fillings, crowns, caps or bonding in your front teeth. There are two types of veneers:

a. Porcelain (indirect) veneers, which must first be created to fit your teeth in a dental laboratory and require two visits to the dentist. Porcelain veneers are generally stronger, while composite veneers are less expensive. With porcelain veneers, the dentist takes an impression of the tooth and sends it to the dental lab for fabrication of the veneer, usually after the front of the tooth has been reduced.

b. Composite (direct) veneers, which are bonded to your tooth enamel in a single visit. With either method, the tooth is prepared for bonding by roughening the front surface with mild etching solution. The veneer can then be bonded to your tooth using a dental bonding cement.

2. Bonding: It uses composite resin to restore chipped or broken teeth, fill in gaps and reshape or recolor your smile. After applying a very mild etching solution that slightly roughens the surface of your teeth and permits the bonding material to adhere, your dentist applies the resin and sculpts, colours and shapes it to provide a pleasing result. A high-intensity light hardens the material, which is then finely polished. Bonding agents are used in treatment of midline gap closures, fractured tooth restoration, wearing teeth edges.

3. Whitening: Some people are born with teeth that are more yellow than others. Others have teeth that yellow with age. Your natural tooth colour can also be affected by many factors. Surface stains (called extrinsic stains by dentists) and discolouration can be caused by:
a. Tobacco (whether smoked or chewed)
b. Drinking tea, coffee, or red wine
c. Eating highly pigmented foods such as cherries and blueberries
d. Accumulation of tartar deposits, which result from plaque that has hardened
e. Treatment with the antibiotic tetracycline during the time when teeth are forming
f. Yellowing or greying of the teeth as part of the aging process
g. Trauma to the teeth that may result in the death of the tooth's nerve, giving the tooth a brown, grey or black colour.

Whitening/Bleaching is a simple procedure where whitening agents are applied over the tooth surface in order to chemically change the colour of tooth. It can either be a single visit clinical procedure or multiple application home procedure under the guidance of your dentist.

Will my newly whitened teeth stain?
Any tooth can stain, including the veneers and bonds mentioned above. To help prevent stains from coming back, avoid smoking, coffee, tea, red wine and heavily coloured foods. And brush your teeth twice a day with a whitening toothpaste. If you wish to discuss about any specific dental problem, you can consult a specilized dentist and ask a free question.

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Dentist, Nagpur
Saving a fallen tooth can be useful. Try to keep it in place while you seek immediate medical attention. If that is not the case, try wrapping the tooth in a piece of plastic or soaking it into milk and call for immediate dental service.
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BDS, MDS - Pediatric Dentistry , Certificate Course in Conscious Sedation
Dentist, Hyderabad
Oral Health is the Gateway to Overall Health. Teach Children healthy oral habits. Start early and inculcate a positive dental attitude. :-)

I have tooth ache problem recently started, what would be the reason behind this? Can any one of doctor (s, suggest a remedy to overcome this problem?

BDS
Dentist, Delhi
I have tooth ache problem recently started, what would be the reason behind this? Can any one of doctor (s, suggest a...
Hi lybrate-user. Most likely, the tooth which is aching has a long-standing cavity. It is quite possible that the tooth may require root canal treatment, which will serve as a permanent solution to your problem. For now, in case you have severe pain, you can take any pain killer that suits you, or keep a clove for a few minutes near the affected tooth. However, these remedies may only temporarily relieve your pain. I advise you to visit the dentist at the earliest and get the tooth checked before the condition worsens.
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For few days I am facing problem of dry mouth I. E. In middle of night I just woke up and find my mouth totally dry as if all saliva is been sucked. Then I take little water sip by sip as taking glass of water at one go choke me. Kindly advice.

BDS
Dentist, Kolar
For few days I am facing problem of dry mouth I. E. In middle of night I just woke up and find my mouth totally dry a...
Hi. You hv stated dat your prob is seen only from a fw days. -dry mouth at night is commonly triggered by dental mouth appliances with during night -if you hv snoring prob or other breathing difficulties due to allergy, sinuitis, most blocks etc, one tends to breathe thru mouth rather dan nose. Delivery glands secretion decreaes during more normally n open mouth'll cause severe dryness. -some medications den taken regularly also cause dry mouth-check with your physician of your on daily medications. Medications taken fr cold decreases secretions in body n may cause dry mouth e. G citrizine remedies- drink plenty of water -chew mint / pudina during dat -avoid alcohol n tea n coffee after evening -over the counter salivary substitutes available -tk physician help if I hv snoring or breathing difficulties.
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His central and lateral incisor of maxillary are moving. What will be the treatment for this permanent teeth.

BDS
Dentist, Vadodara
His central and lateral incisor of maxillary are moving. What will be the treatment for this permanent teeth.
If the mobility is not much, just scaling and polishing with little maintenance will retain the teeth. If mobility is enough, go for extraction n than capping.
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BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Plaque tends to accumulate in the areas where the brush is unable to reach. Use of Waterjets can help in removing 99% of the plaque from your mouth.
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