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Dr. Shankar

MDS

Dentist, Chennai

18 Years Experience
Dr. Shankar MDS Dentist, Chennai
18 Years Experience
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Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; a......more
Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; as a health provider being ethical is not just a remembered value, but a strongly observed one.
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Dr. Shankar is a renowned Dentist in K K Nagar, Chennai. He has been a successful Dentist for the last 18 years. He has done MDS . He is currently practising at Chennai Smiles in K K Nagar, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Shankar and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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MDS - R.G.R University - 1999
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I am 24 years old female I have teeth problem like blood coming from teeth and also not able to drink cool water etc.What can i do?

Certification in Full Mouth Rehabilitation, Post-Graduate Certificate in Oral Implantology (PGCOI), M.Sc - Master of Oral Implantology (MOI), Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Rajkot
I am 24 years old female I have teeth problem like blood coming from teeth and also not able to drink cool water etc....
You should go for the scaling and root planing treatment or may be the flap surgery. For better you have to visit the dentist.
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My friend has brown teeth, is it possible to get white teeth now?

Certification in Full Mouth Rehabilitation, Post-Graduate Certificate in Oral Implantology (PGCOI), M.Sc - Master of Oral Implantology (MOI), Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist,
My friend has brown teeth, is it possible to get white teeth now?
Yes get your teeth clean by the dentist and also the bleaching treatment if require by that treatment you will get good white teeth
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I brush my teeth twice daily but my teeth remains yellow what should I do to my teeth to become white please give me some advice.

Certification in Full Mouth Rehabilitation, Post-Graduate Certificate in Oral Implantology (PGCOI), M.Sc - Master of Oral Implantology (MOI), Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Rajkot
I brush my teeth twice daily but my teeth remains yellow what should I do to my teeth to become white please give me ...
Go for the treatment called bleaching. By the bleaching treatment you will get the white teeth. There is no other way to get your teeth white. Either by the scaling or bleaching.
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How to prevent tooth decay. is there any remedy for the same?

MDS Prosthodontics
Dentist,
How to prevent tooth decay. is there any remedy for the same?
Tooth decay can be prevented by a good maintenance therapy like brushing, flossing and using some mouthwash. Get a check up done annually by your dentist also. A tooth decay can be treated by cleaning the decayed tooth and doing a filling in the decayed tooth.
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My cousin has a tooth problem. She is getting blood for teeth and with bad odour. What should she do now.

MDS - Periodontics
Dentist, Jaipur
Hi there. I m gum specialist. Bleeding from gums is mostly due to deposits/tartar on teeth. Your cousin needs a professional cleaning which will also reduce the bad odour. A mouthwash after cleaning will solve this issue. You can direct me your further queries in private question section.
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I am 26 and my front line tooth most of the tooth broken. Small part remains still good please give me idea can I remove or its ok.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I am 26 and my front line tooth most of the tooth broken. Small part remains still good please give me idea can I rem...
If the tooth breaks, have the tooth contoured. Fill the crack in. Place a crown on your tooth. If the tooth has been badly damaged and the nerve or pulp is exposed, the dentist may have to perform a root canal to save the tooth. If the tooth has been severely damaged, it may have to be extracted.
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All About Periodontal Disease

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, BDS
Dentist, Secunderabad
All About Periodontal Disease

Many adults suffer from Periodontal disease, which may result in slight swelling of the gums or something more severe as grave damage to the bone and tissue, which holds on to the teeth. After the onset of Periodontal disease, dental care is essential as it will determine the progress of the condition. 

What are some of the causes of Periodontal disease?
1. Smoking is one of the main causes of gum diseases. Moreover, it also reduces chances of effective treatment.
2. Hormonal changes in women make the gums increasingly sensitive; as a result they become more susceptible to the onset of gingivitis.
3. Diabetic patients are more likely to develop infection of the gums.
4. The ongoing treatment for serious medical conditions like AIDs and cancer can also cause Periodontal Disease.
5. Genetics also plays an essential role in the onset of gums diseases. 

What are the symptoms of Periodontal disease?
1. Persistent foul breath 
2. Red inflamed gums 
3. Tender gums with some amount of bleeding 
4. A sensation of pain while chewing food 
5. Loose teeth
6. Teeth sensitivity 

In case these symptoms are experienced, a dentist should be immediately consulted.

How is Periodontal disease treated?
1. The most effective way of treating Periodontal disease, is by controlling the progression of the condition. The type of treatment generally depends on the extent of the disease. 
2. Generally the doctor begins treatment by cleaning out the plaque, through a process called scaling and root planing. Scaling gets rid of the tartar from the gums and root planing removes rough spots from the root of the tooth, where bacteria generally accumulate and breed. Sometimes, a laser is also used for the same. 
3. After the cleaning is done, certain medicines are recommended and the doctor recommends strict oral care. 
4. If the diseases continue to worsen, a surgical treatment may be recommended. 
5. Some surgical treatments include flap surgery and bone and tissue grafts.

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I am 36 years now heavy pain wisdom teeth what to do.

MDS Prosthodontics
Dentist,
Usually the wisdom teeth dont erupt in the oral cavity properly and hence have to be eventually removed, so I advice you for its removal.
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I have a bad breath. I am cleaning my mouth 2 times a day. It's very bad breath. Past two years i have been getting this problem. Please some one suggest me the solution.

BDS, MDS - Periodontics
Dentist, Chennai
please go to dentist get professional cleaning .i hope your general health is normal.even if you have lung infection or gastritis bad breathe can occur.try chlorhexidine mouthwash.twice daily for 2 months after food.half of watrr and half of medicine.once you spitt the medicine dont take any food or watrr for 10 more min
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I am 25 years old i'm suffering from dental problems please give me a suggestions for health teeth.

MDS - Periodontics, BDS
Dentist, Ahmedabad
I am 25 years old i'm suffering from dental problems please give me a suggestions for health teeth.
U need a dental check up. Dental problems can be many. Only after a check up one can guide you about the treatment.
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I am 35 years old. My gum portion swelled and pus & blood is coming out. A very bad smell is coming from my mouth. No one can stay near me. Please suggest.

BDS
Dentist, Raipur
I am 35 years old. My gum portion swelled and pus & blood is coming out. A very bad smell is coming from my mouth. No...
Kindly get scaling done and use mouth wash and gum paint twice daily for 15 days. Brush your teeth twice daily using correct brushing technique to maintain your oral hygiene. Also notice that you are not constipated most of the times as this is also one of the reasons for bad breath. If there is swelling in a particular tooth then kindly get an x-ray done of that tooth where there is swelling. May be there is infection and you may have to get root canal treatment done followed by a crown or cap. Brush your teeth twice daily using correct brushing technique to maintain your oral hygiene.
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I have tooth ache from 2 days and gums swelled of left side. It seems like a wound and making like a hole from inside. Whom should I cinsult a dentist or physician?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I have tooth ache from 2 days and gums swelled of left side. It seems like a wound and making like a hole from inside...
Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations to decide upon treatment. You may need artificial enamel filling or root canal treatment. Or / and deep cleaning along with surgical, gum strengthening procedures you may consult me in person too. 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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Whatz treatment for gum bleeding.

BDS
Dentist,
treatment of bleeding gums depend on diagnosis. pls visit ur dentist for better diagnosis if bleeding is due to pyrohoea,den ur problem cud be treated wid cleaning n polishishing if its due to trauma or any other systemic disorder den ur dentist wud suggest u treatment as per d diagnosis
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My lower jaw is positioned behind the upper jaw. The facial profile appears convex. And my facial dimension from nose to chin appears to be longer than normal. Is everything normal and if not what should Be done?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
My lower jaw is positioned behind the upper jaw. The facial profile appears convex. And my facial dimension from nose...
If your facial dimensions are not comfortable for you, you may consult oral and maxillofacial surgeon.
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Hi sir, Gud afternoon i am facing a problem of my dental .When i am drinking cool water, at that time i am feeling density and i am unable to drink cool water.The water reaches my teath and it was so painfull.Please sir solve my problem

BDS
Dentist, Raipur
Start using sensodyne / colgate sensitive toothpaste for 15 days n kindly avoid cold or hot water or drink as it may worsen d condition. Pls show to a dentist as u might b having attrition because of hard brushing or continous tooth contact. Avoid these 2 conditions as well.
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Way to Prevent Tartar

BDS, Diploma in Hospital Administration, Diploma in Pharmacy
Dentist, Delhi
Toothpaste advertisements, dentists and many others have warned us about tartar and its ill effects. Most of us are unsure of what tartar is or what it does to our teeth.

Tartar - what is it?

Although you take good oral care at home, there is still bacteria in your mouth. Bacteria mixes with food and proteins and forms a sticky substance called plaque. This forms a coat on your teeth, gets under the gum line and damages the teeth and the gums.

Whenever you eat something, the bacteria releases acids, which damage the tooth enamel and create cavities leading to infected and inflamed gums. If the plaque is removed regularly, permanent tooth decay can be prevented.

However, plaque that settles on the teeth hardens to form tartar that only a dentist or a dental hygienist can remove.

How are teeth and gums effected by tartar?

Tartar makes brushing and flossing harder which can lead to cavities and eventually tooth decay.

If tartar forms above your gums line, the bacteria present in it irritate and damage the gums and overtime lead to progressive gum diseases.

Gingivitis is the mildest form of gum disease. Visiting a dentist regularly alongside brushing and flossing daily can keep gingivitis away from you. Otherwise, the damage can worsen to such an extent that pockets form between the teeth and gums and bacteria infects the gums. This is called periodontitis.

How to control tartar build-up

The best way however is not to let tartar form on the teeth.

1) dental care

Brush twice a day for at least 3 minutes with a soft toothbrush. Ensure that you brush the rear surface and the rear molars too.

Electronic or powered toothbrushes have been proven to get rid of plaque better than the manual ones, but make sure that they are ada approved.

If you choose a tartar control toothpaste with fluoride, you can prevent plaque from hardening into tartar. Fluoride repairs the enamel damage too. Toothpastes that have triclosan also fight the bacteria in plaque.

Flossing is the only way to remove plaque from between the teeth and keep out tartar formation.

2) proper diet

The bacteria in your mouth along with starchy and sugary foods release harmful acids to damage the teeth and the gums. Remember that whenever you eat, you are feeding the bacteria too. Hence, limit the intake of sugary foods, brush and floss after every meal and drink lots of water.

3) quit smoking

People who smoke or chew tobacco products succumb to tartar build-up.

A dentist only can remove the tartar from your teeth. Accordingly, visit a dentist once in 3 months to prevent any further oral problems.
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BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Pune
There is a reason why GOD GAVE US 32 TEETH.Do not make just a couple of them work on behalf of all !!!
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BDS
Dentist, Bhagalpur
Even after the RCT is complete, patients must visit their endodontists or dentists to get the proper restorative work completed on the tooth.
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My friend has granulomatous ulcer, consistent with crohn's. How to treat this disease? How much time take to reduce this?

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
There's currently no cure for Crohn's disease, but treatment can improve the symptoms. The main aims of treatment are to: Reduce symptoms – known as inducing remission (remission is a period without symptoms) Maintain remission.
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What are the symptoms for mouth cancer? I have bleeding in my teeth for about a week. Please advise.

BDS
Dentist, Sangli
What are the symptoms for mouth cancer? I have bleeding in my teeth for about a week. Please advise.
Non healing ulcer, or hard painless long standing tumor, or non specific growth, are likely to be malignant. Please you consult dentist immediate.
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