Lybrate Mini logo
Lybrate for
Android icon App store icon
Ask FREE Question Ask FREE Question to Health Experts
Common Specialities
{{speciality.keyWord}}
Common Issues
{{issue.keyWord}}
Common Treatments
{{treatment.keyWord}}

Dr. Shankar

BDS

Dentist, Chennai

19 Years Experience
Dr. Shankar BDS Dentist, Chennai
19 Years Experience
Submit Feedback
Report Issue
Get Help
Feed
Services

Personal Statement

Our team includes experienced and caring professionals who share the belief that our care should be comprehensive and courteous - responding fully to your individual needs and preferences....more
Our team includes experienced and caring professionals who share the belief that our care should be comprehensive and courteous - responding fully to your individual needs and preferences.
More about Dr. Shankar
Dr. Shankar is a popular Dentist in Mogappair East, Chennai. He has been a successful Dentist for the last 19 years. He has done BDS . You can visit him at Sharma's Dental Care in Mogappair East, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Shankar and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

Lybrate.com has a nexus of the most experienced Dentists in India. You will find Dentists with more than 43 years of experience on Lybrate.com. You can find Dentists online in Chennai and from across India. View the profile of medical specialists and their reviews from other patients to make an informed decision.

Info

Specialty
Education
BDS - Dr. M.G.R. University - 1998
Languages spoken
English

Location

Book Clinic Appointment

No-12/558, Thiruvalluvar Salai,Mogappair East,ChennaiChennai Get Directions
...more
View All

Consult Online

Text Consult
Send multiple messages/attachments
7 days validity
Consult Now

Services

Get Cost Estimate
Get Cost Estimate
Get Cost Estimate
Get Cost Estimate
Get Cost Estimate
Get Cost Estimate
Get Cost Estimate
Get Cost Estimate
Get Cost Estimate
Get Cost Estimate
Get Cost Estimate
View All Services

Submit Feedback

Submit a review for Dr. Shankar

Your feedback matters!
Write a Review

Feed

Nothing posted by this doctor yet. Here are some posts by similar doctors.

I have pain in my front tooth what should I do now should I take medicine or not?

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
I have pain in my front tooth what should I do now should I take medicine or not?
Soni You are having pain in front tooth . take tab combiflam for pain .... please take care of your oral hygiene. Visit dental surgeon for check up . rinse with listerine mouthwash
You found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

I have an problem that my mouth smells bad even I brush my teeth daily so what you suggest to do because it is very bad thing I think.

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
I have an problem that my mouth smells bad even I brush my teeth daily so what you suggest to do because it is very b...
You have to get cleaning and polishing of teeth and gum treatment with this you have to keep your digestion in order. Brush twice and use listerine mouthwash after meals.
2 people found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

I feel the sensations in my teeth whenever I eat or drink cold stuff.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist,
I feel the sensations in my teeth whenever I eat or drink cold stuff.
A major cause of tooth sensitivity is root exposure. Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations with clinical examination to decide upon treatment. You may need cleaning along with desensitizing procedures and / or artificial enamel filling and / or root canal treatment. Advance procedures can be done with laser too. You may consult me in person. Until then apply a desensitizing paste (sensodyne tooth paste) on the teeth. Wait for 10 to 15 min until you brush your teeth with the same paste. Applying it overnight will be better. Advance procedures can be done with laser. You may consult me in person. Dental tips: - visit a dentist every six months for cleaning and a thorough dental check-up. Limit sugary food to avoid tooth decay. 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. Tooth brush to be changed every 2 months.
2 people found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

I usually breath from my opened mouth at night. And drop lots of saliva on pillow. How can I cure it? because my nose are always blocked.

BDS (GOLD MEDALIST)
Dentist, Jamshedpur
Hi, you need to consult an ent doctor. It can be due to your blocked nose. So please get investigated to know about the exact cause. After that if you have problem with excessive salivation consult me.
You found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

I am addicted to sleep by opening my mouth which resulted my teeth little bit out. How should I stop that?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I am addicted to sleep by opening my mouth which resulted my teeth little bit out. How should I stop that?
i think your problem has the root cause in your Respiratory system.and for this a local examination is required to rule out possibilities for this problem.So I advise you to visit a local ENT specialist as he can guide you properly about your problem and will help you solve your opening mouth habit while sleeping.
3 people found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

How to whiteen our teeth?

BDS
Dentist,
There is a procedure known as bleaching which can be done at a dental clinic or at home under your dentist's guidance.
You found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

Dental Care Tips for Diabetes Patients

BDS
Dentist, Faridabad
Dental Care Tips for Diabetes Patients

Diabetes is a chronic, systemic disease and affects all parts of the body. While its effect on the nerves, eyes, kidneys, and skin is more common, their oral effects are less known. However, diabetes will vouch how they lost tooth and have dry mouth after their sugars went out of control.

  1. Oral Symptoms in Diabetics: There is a strong correlation between oral health and poorly controlled blood sugars. Some of the common oral indications of diabetes are as follows.
  2. Dry Mouth: There is less amount of saliva, which brings with it a whole lot of symptoms including soreness of the mucosa, ulcers, increased chances of infection, gum inflammation and tooth decay.
  3. Thrush: The saliva has higher sugar levels and attracts fungus (Candida in particular) which thrives in this dry, sugary environment. This produces a burning sensation in the mouth.
  4. Periodontal Disease: The gums get severely infected with gingival recession, where the gum line recedes exposing more of the tooth (tooth length seems to have increased). There is “pocket” formation, or space between the tooth and the gum which hosts a variety of bacteria. The periodontal ligament loses its strength to hold the tooth in place, and thereby teeth become mobile. If not worked upon in time, there could be multiple teeth lost.

As much as it sounds alarming, it is not. There are easy, simple ways to manage these. In fact, good overall management of diabetes will ensure the oral symptoms are also maintained under control. Following are some things to do which will help in managing diabetes in general and the oral symptoms in particular:

As soon as diabetes is diagnosed, visit a dentist to take stock of the oral health condition. Any identified problem should be treated to avoid progression.

  1. Keep a close watch to ensure blood sugar remains as close to normal as possible.

  2. Switch to a toothbrush with soft or extra-soft bristles. This will help reduce the pressure on the gums and thereby prevent gum bleeding

  3. After every meal, remember to brush the teeth.

  4. Flossing at least once a day will help remove food deposits between the teeth. Alternately, use interdental brushes.

  5. Rinse at least twice daily using an antiseptic mouthwash.

  6. Denture-wearers should always clean them daily and never go to sleep with the denture in the mouth.

  7. Smoking with diabetics is a strict no-no, work on quitting at the earliest.

  8. Visit a dentist every 3 months to ensure oral issues are identified at the earliest and treatment done with minimal intervention.

  9. Any dental procedure should be done only when sugar levels are under control.

These will ensure not just oral health but also overall control of diabetes.

5634 people found this helpful

If there is starting cavity in any boby teeth. Then what should he do for it. Is he concerned to any doctor. There is no any type of pain in teeth or no any problem. This may be first stage of cavity.

BDS
Dentist, Vadodara
If there is starting cavity in any boby teeth. Then what should he do for it.
Is he concerned to any doctor.
There is...
If the cavity at an initial stage, it is the best time to get it filled. The pain will start when the decay will reach near the nerve endings. Than you will have to go for root canal treatment. So better get it done.
You found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

In my left side teeth pain when I eat left side some time. I eat always right side.

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
In my left side teeth pain when I eat left side some time.
I eat always right side.
There is a possibily that your left side have a carious tooth. You have to get an xray done to to rule out any such possibility.
You found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

MDS - Periodontics, BDS
Dentist, Ahmedabad
Keeping your brush at a 45 degree angle while brushing so that the bristles do not hurt your gums.
You found this helpful

I extracted my tooth a couple of days back. The dentist primarily went for a root canal treatment a week ago and found it not worthwhile and extracted my tooth. During those 5 days I have been taking antibiotic tablets. Is it necessary to have more after extraction.

P.G. DIPLOMA IN ENDODONTICS, FELLOWSHIP IN AESTHETIC DENTISTRY, BDS
Dentist, Siliguri
I extracted my tooth a couple of days back. The dentist primarily went for a root canal treatment a week ago and foun...
Hi. No it is not necessary to continue with your antibiotics. If you experience any pain you can just take the painkiller but nothing more.
14 people found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

I have yellow teeth what I do I am so worry about my teeth I brush two time regular but not result.

BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
I have yellow teeth what I do I am so worry about my teeth I brush two time regular but not result.
Yellow teeth at times due to calculus so once get the dental scaling done and followed by whitening treatment if no use of scaling
1 person found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

What is the cause for hole in teeth. Is this lack of calcium ?

MDS Prosthodontics, BDS
Dentist,
Food particles get stuck on teeth leading to bacterial colonization. Acid production. Dissolving of enamel. Leading to cavity formation. Cavity once formed can be treated only by fillings by a dentist. As it wont heal on its own even if you brush thoroughly.
You found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

My teeth colour is light yellow. How can I make them white. I tried many toothpastes but didn't workout. Suggest me a good way to do it. And also if I brush in hot water will the yellowness increase or decrease or it doesn't have any effect? pls tell me. Thank you:):

MDS
Dentist, Mumbai
My teeth colour is light yellow. How can I make  them white. I tried many toothpastes but didn't workout. Suggest me ...
You can get bleaching done for once for removal of your yellowish teeth. This help brighten the teeth. Toothpastes won't help much.
4 people found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

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?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
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.
1 person found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback
Submit FeedbackFeedback

I have tested negative for hsv1 and hsv2 but I have mouth ulcers and swelling of vermilion center with brown pus filled in it, doctor suggested momate of an oral gel, just would like to know what other conditions can cause this please.

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
I have tested negative for hsv1 and hsv2 but I have mouth ulcers and swelling of vermilion center with brown pus fill...
There are number of alternative situation in which oral ulceration happens. So kindly visit your physician for diagnosis and get treatment done accordingly.
You found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

Hello Doctor, Iam Kaviya, age 22, working. There are gaps between two teeth of upper row. Should I consult doctor and wear braces? Or any other treatment? The gaps are not so big so how long should I wear it. Kindly explain.

MDS
Dentist, Sangli
Hello Doctor, Iam Kaviya, age 22, working. There are gaps between two teeth of upper row. Should I consult doctor and...
Orthodontic braces is ideal for your age. Every type of teeth gap will be closed by it. You may need 12-18 months to complete your treatment.
You found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

My one tooth is damaged. What should I do?

BDS
Dentist,
My one tooth is damaged. What should I do?
Kindly get an x-ray done of the damaged tooth. If it can be saved then kindly get root canal treatment done followed by a crown or cap. If it can't be saved then kindly get it extracted. Brush your teeth twice daily using correct brushing technique to maintain your oral hygiene.
You found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback
View All Feed

Near By Doctors

90%
(17 ratings)

Dr. Jayakrishna Kalluru

MDS - Orthodontics
Dentist
Jaya Dental Care, 
200 at clinic
Book Appointment