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Dr. Shankar

Dentist, Chennai

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Dr. Shankar is an experienced Dentist in Abhiramapuram, Chennai. You can meet Dr. Shankar personally at Smiles Unlimited in Abhiramapuram, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Shankar on Lybrate.com.

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Post-Graduate Certificate in Endodontics
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You can exercise for healthier gums as well. Gently bite down so as to make sure that your teeth make a clinking sound when they meet. Repeat this 30 to 40 times continuously. This exercise will stimulate the flow of blood and will keep your gums healthy.
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What are the most important signs to look out for in terms of eye damage or dental problems? Is there anything I can do to keep my eyes and teeth as healthy as possible?

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What are the most important signs to look out for in terms of eye damage or dental problems? Is there anything I can ...
I can suggest you on dental problems, for eye damage consult an ophthalmologist. Brush your teeth after each meal and visit a dentist to get a thorough dental checkup.
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There is something yellow like particle with horrible smell come out from mouth I search on net so I found that problem as tonsil stone what to do.

Certified Implantologist, Fellow of Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD), BDS
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Sir since you have already self diagnosed urself, now let the doctor do this job again. So, please visit a dental clinic nearby n get a scaling done by a dentist. I am sure your problem will sort out regards

My teeth is not proper. Can I good teeth with clib. But it should not visible to others.

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My teeth is not proper. Can I good teeth with clib. But it should not visible to others.
Yes it is possible to get your teeth aligned with invisible braces. Contact your nearby dentist for more information.
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Sometimes I have bad smell coming out of my mouth. Please could you tell me what to do about it.

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Sometimes I have bad smell coming out of my mouth. Please could you tell me what to do about it.
get scaling done n brush ur teeth twice a day n use dental floss n mouthwash n do warmsaline rinces 3-4 times a day n scrap ur tongue twice day n tel me d status after 5 days

My teeth ary going black its not any bacteria and also have a problem of yellow teeth.

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My teeth ary going black its not any bacteria and also have a problem of yellow teeth.
Your teeth are going black means it's due to caries. Don't wait for too long otherwise caries will destroy your teeth. Get it filled by your dentist. The second problem is of yellow teeth which can be due to improper brushing or can be a natural color of your teeth. I am saying natural color means it can be due to more transparency of outer layer of tooth (enamel) or dark yellow color of your second layer (dentin) of your tooth. The treatment for that is bleaching or cleaning along with polishing depending upon severity of yellowness.

Dear Doctor, I am getting wounds in my mouth regularly. It may last for 3 to 4 days. Is it a symptom for any other diseases or is it a big problem.

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Dear Doctor, I am getting wounds in my mouth regularly. It may last for 3 to 4 days. Is it a symptom for any other di...
If the mouth ulcer is causing a lot of pain, gently rub a small ice cube over the spot or rinse your mouth with ice-cold water. You could also chew on a clove bud (lavang) and direct the juice generated to the area where the ulcer is located. Clove buds are a great ingredient to cure sore throat too. To prevent the ulcerated area from getting infected, make it a point to rinse your mouth with a little salt water. Remember, this won’t make the ulcer disappear, but it can help reduce the pain. Honey is a natural humectant. It helps reduce scarring and hastens the process of new tissue growth. This, along with its anti-microbial effect ensures faster healing of the mouth ulcer. Chew a few leaves of tulsi along with some water about three to four times every day. This will help in getting rid of ulcers faster and also have a preventive action against their recurrence. Applying a little coconut oil directly onto the mouth ulcer or chewing some coconut (fresh or dry) helps reduce pain and inflammation and hence, ulcers heal faster. Mix some sugar to crushed khus-khus seeds and consume this mixture for instant relief from ulcers. You could apply a little ghee directly to the ulcerated area, or drink a glass of buttermilk two or three times every day. Mouth ulcers left untreated generally go away in a week or so; with these home remedies, you can expect faster relief. However, if you notice an ulcer in the mouth that is persistently present although it does not cause you any pain, do not neglect it or try to treat it with home remedies beyond a few days. Make it a point to see a doctor soon because often, a painless mouth ulcer is one of the earliest signs of oral cancer.
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I have infection in my upper tooth what can I do m. Suffering too much pain I can not take this pain so much time suggest me the medicine for tooth infection.

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I have infection in my upper tooth what can I do m. Suffering too much pain I can not take this pain so much time sug...
Toothache can be becoz of different dental problems, dentist need to evaluate. Consult a dentist asap. For temporary relief take pain killer.

Hi, Using mouth wash is safe or not? Please advise.

MDS - Oral Medicine and Radiology, BDS
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Hi, Using mouth wash is safe or not? Please advise.
Any medicine will have a side effect if used for a long time and this includes mouthwash. Use it only when prescribed. Regards.

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For healthier teeth, flossing daily in a sawing motion is highly recommended. Take the floss to the point where the teeth meet the gums.
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My jaw is not properly situated lower jaw is somewhat backward what can be done to do it correct?

MDS - Periodontics, BDS
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My jaw is not properly situated lower jaw is somewhat backward what can be done to do it correct?
You should consult orthodontist. This can be corrected with braces and /or surgical treatment. But clinical examination is must for final say.
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I have problem in sallowing food initially .When i start eating food there is a lot of cough for 5 minutes then i can eat full food without any coughing Dr says that the mortality of food pipe is reduced .Many time endoscopy done but no cause detected i am suffering with problem since more than 10 years

MDS - Orthodontics
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Yes the doctor is right in such condition please take some liquid item first with slow. Motion then continue with chewing. Please follow and start with small bite after some liquid intake.

Sir I have neck, back and head pain. What can I do? Sir some time my mouth is smelling even I brushed my teeth what can I do for it. Sir please send your suggestion My heart is biting so fastly even my blood pressure is normal.

BDS, Non-Resident J.R. in Dept. of Orthodontics, Certified oral implantologist, Advanced Aesthetics, Digital Smile Designer
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Sir I have neck, back and head pain. What can I do? Sir some time my mouth is smelling even I brushed my teeth what c...
bad breath is associated with either intraoral or extraoral causes.... Deep carious lesions (dental decay) – which cause localized food impaction and stagnation Recent dental extraction sockets – fill with blood clot, and provide an ideal habitat for bacterial proliferation Interdental food packing – (food getting pushed down between teeth) - this can be caused by missing teeth, tilted, spaced or crowded teeth, or poorly contoured approximal dental fillings. Food debris becomes trapped, undergoes slow bacterial putrefaction and release of malodorous volatiles. Food packing can also cause a localized periodontal reaction, characterized by dental pain that is relieved by cleaning the area of food packing with interdental brush or floss. Acrylic dentures (plastic false teeth) – inadequate denture hygiene practises such as failing to clean and remove the prosthesis each night, may cause a malodour from the plastic itself or from the mouth as microbiota responds to the altered environment. The plastic is actually porous, and the fitting surface is usually irregular, sculpted to fit the edentulous oral anatomy. These factors predispose to bacterial and yeast retention, which is accompanied by a typical smell. Oral infections Oral ulceration Fasting Stress/anxiety Menstrual cycle – at mid cycle and during menstruation, increased breath VSC were reported in women. Smoking – Smoking is linked with periodontal disease, which is the second most common cause of oral malodor. Smoking also has many other negative effects on the mouth, from increased rates of dental decay to premalignant lesions and even oral cancer. Alcohol Volatile foodstuffs – e.g. onion, garlic, durian, cabbage, cauliflower and radish. Volatile foodstuffs may leave malodorous residues in the mouth, which are the subject to bacterial putrefaction and VSC release. However, volatile foodstuffs may also cause halitoisis via the blood borne halitosis mechanism. Medication – often medications can cause xerostomia (dry mouth) which results in increased microbial growth in the mouth.
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Past from 6 months I have mouth ulcer it was not painful when I eat after some time I feel like hot chilli I took soon I should take lot of water or sweet after words I feel normal some time I feel my saliva tried out I took lot of multivitamins what I should do.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
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Past from 6 months I have mouth ulcer it was not painful when I eat after some time I feel like hot chilli I took soo...
If the mouth ulcer is causing a lot of pain, gently rub a small ice cube over the spot or rinse your mouth with ice-cold water. You could also chew on a clove bud (lavang) and direct the juice generated to the area where the ulcer is located. Clove buds are a great ingredient to cure sore throat too. To prevent the ulcerated area from getting infected, make it a point to rinse your mouth with a little salt water. Remember, this won’t make the ulcer disappear, but it can help reduce the pain. Honey is a natural humectant. It helps reduce scarring and hastens the process of new tissue growth. This, along with its anti-microbial effect ensures faster healing of the mouth ulcer. Chew a few leaves of tulsi along with some water about three to four times every day. This will help in getting rid of ulcers faster and also have a preventive action against their recurrence. Applying a little coconut oil directly onto the mouth ulcer or chewing some coconut (fresh or dry) helps reduce pain and inflammation and hence, ulcers heal faster. Mix some sugar to crushed khus-khus seeds and consume this mixture for instant relief from ulcers. You could apply a little ghee directly to the ulcerated area, or drink a glass of buttermilk two or three times every day. Mouth ulcers left untreated generally go away in a week or so; with these home remedies, you can expect faster relief. However, if you notice an ulcer in the mouth that is persistently present although it does not cause you any pain, do not neglect it or try to treat it with home remedies beyond a few days. Make it a point to see a doctor soon because often, a painless mouth ulcer is one of the earliest signs of oral cancer.

BDS
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Don't wait for pain in tooth to consult dentist.
Pain may be the last symptom of the disease began much earlier.
Periodontal (gum) diseases may be painless .
So consult dentist as early as possible to avoid lengthy and costly treatment.
Regards.
Dr.Jignesh C Patel
Deep Dental & Homeopathic Clinic

Beware of yellow teeth

BDS
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Yellowness in teeth should not be taken lightly.
Beware of yellow teeth
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My gum is swollen and it hurts. I took enzoflam for three days but now also it is hurting.

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This could be due to erupting tooth or because of a deep cavity in the same . Please get a proper check up done and avoid self medication.

Hi. In my r8 side of gum where the teeth is end there is a swelling and pain. So please help me by giving a suggestion which reduce my pain.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
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Hi. In my r8 side of gum where the teeth is end there is a swelling and pain. So please help me by giving a suggestio...
Treat the infection with appropriate antibiotics. You can also take pain relievers such as aspirin paracetamol or ibuprofen. If the pain and inflammation are severe, or if the pericoronitis recurs, oral surgery to have the gum flap or wisdom tooth removed may be necessary.
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Advanced Aesthetics
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Keeping retainers in hot water, pockets, napkins or on hot car dashboards can cause harm to them.

I am 23 years old female. I have pain due to coming out of wisdom tooth at the left side of mouth in lower set of teeth. Some times it become severe pain and I feel swelling under mouth near molars. My jaw bone also pain at left side. Even can not wash my face due to pain. Give me suggestion so that it comes out fast and I get rid of pain. And how to reduce pain?

BDS
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I am 23 years old female. I have pain due to coming out of wisdom tooth at the left side of mouth in lower set of tee...
Get yourself checked by dentist for evaluation of space available for eruption of wisdom teeth. Get and xray done to check whether there is any hindrance in path of eruption. You also need to start antibiotic and analgesic therapy for subsiding the pain. Do warm water rinses with a pinch of salt 3-4 times daily.
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