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Dr. Shashikanth

BDS, MDS

Dentist, Hyderabad

18 Years Experience
Dr. Shashikanth BDS, MDS Dentist, Hyderabad
18 Years Experience
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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning....more
I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning.
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Dr. Shashikanth is an experienced Dentist in Ramanthapur, Hyderabad. He has over 18 years of experience as a Dentist. He studied and completed BDS, MDS . You can consult Dr. Shashikanth at Rama Super Speciality Dental Hospital in Ramanthapur, Hyderabad. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Shashikanth on Lybrate.com.

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BDS - College of Dental Sciences, Davangere - 1999
MDS - College of Dental Sciences, Davangere - 2005
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For the past 2 months, I am suffering from gum inflammation and lymphnode on my left cheek and have taken few antibiotics like Amoxylin, Roxy. OPG confirms nothing. Have applied dologel CT also but no cure. What to do? Is surgery required?

MDS
Dentist, Chandigarh
For the past 2 months, I am suffering from gum inflammation and lymphnode on my left cheek and have taken few antibio...
Lymph node cannot be palpated on cheek. It must be something else. Dat may be fibromatous tissue. Only excision is required that to after biopsy.
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How to stop tooth erosion ?

Avoid carbonated and aerated drinks, avoid alcohol, avoid tobacco in any form.Brush your teeth with fluoride tooth paste, avoid acidogenic substances, avoid too much caffeine or tea.Use a medium or medium soft tooth brush, get yourself checked by a dentist once in 6 months, avoid acidity.If you have acidity. You should take treatment, avoid oily, spicy fatty foods, take plenty of water and fresh fruit juices, use mild mouthwashes, have lot of salads, green veggies and fruits in your diet. Floss your teeth regularly.
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Dental care during pregnancy

MDS Endodontist, BDS
Dentist, Chennai
Dental care during pregnancy
Have a dental check-up done before you plan for pregnancy to avoid any harm to your baby.
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B.D.S, F.I.O., F.A.G.E.
Dentist, Surat
When the pulp of the tooth becomes inflamed, septic or lifeless, one needs to go through the root canal treatment.
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Composite Fillings - Things You Must be Aware of

BDS, FICOI, MDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Composite Fillings - Things You Must be Aware of

Tooth decay is treated removing the damaged portion of your tooth and substituting it with ‘fillings’. Fillings can be made up of different materials such as silver amalgam, porcelain, gold or even plastic. Hence these plastic, tooth-colored, glass mixtures that are used to restore decayed teeth are known as composite fillings. Composites are also used for changing the color of or reshaping disfigured teeth. 

How are they placed? 
The dentist sets the composite in layers employing a specialized UV Laser light to harden each of the layers. After this, the dentist moulds the composite to fit in your tooth. The composite is then polished to prevent premature staining or wearing out of the composite. Good shaping and polishing of the tooth to produces a virtually invisible restoration.

When are composite fillings used? 
White fillings can be used for cosmetic options as well. 

Esthetic dentistry

  1. Short or spaced out teeth: Composites are able to reshape any deformed teeth or add length to a tooth. 
  2. Cracked or chipped teeth: It can fill in any chips or worn down teeth to appear healthy yet again. 
  3. Smile Makeover: It does not require for healthy tooth structure to be removed unlike a veneer

Preventive dentistry: The molars in the back have deep groves on the sides that food particles can get trapped in causing infection. The composite can be filled in those areas as a preventative.

Advantages of Composites:

  1. The shade of the composite filling is well suited to match the color of your existing teeth.
  2. They can chemically bond to your tooth structure, rendering additional support.
  3. Composite fillings are also used to mend broken or cracked teeth.
  4. With composite filling, not much of your tooth structure needs to be taken off as compared to amalgam fillings.

Precautions with Tooth coloured fillings 

  1. Composite fillings wear faster as compared to silver fillings should be replaced within 3-7 years.
  2. Need regular follow up care or maintenance as they are subject to microleakage.
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I have an severe headache and when I drink cool drinks I feel nerve chillnous in my teeth.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I have an severe headache and when I
 drink cool drinks I feel nerve chillnous in my teeth.
A major cause of tooth sensitivity is root exposure. Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations (full mouth x-ray) to decide upon treatment. You may need cleaning along with desensitizing procedures and / or artificial enamel filling. 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.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.
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I have little white mark on tongue. When I eat my food it felt too much chill then other part. What is this?

BDS (GOLD MEDALIST)
Dentist, Jamshedpur
I have little white mark on tongue. When I eat my food it felt too much chill then other part. What is this?
White sports on tongue can be due to some conditions like yeast infection, leukoplakia, dryness, geographical tongue. It is important for you to get properly investigated and diagnosed to decide the treatment plan. Visit a dentist.
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I have a 3. 4 years old daughter. Her teeth have become blackish/dark yellowish. What should we do? please advice.

BDS
Dentist, Delhi
Hello mam, your concern about your daughters teeth is very right, blackish teeth may be a sign of bacterial decay or caries. Please make sure you visit a dentist and get her teeth checked. You could get in touch with us to keep informed about preventive dental procedures which help the child to have cavity free teeth.
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What is an ulcer how is it caused what to do if it happens again and again Please suggest a remedy or guide me whats wrong in my diet I am a 18 years old boy.

Certification in Full Mouth Rehabilitation, Post-Graduate Certificate in Oral Implantology (PGCOI), M.Sc - Master of Oral Implantology (MOI), Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Rajkot
It is a red part with burning sensation & it happem due to sharp tooth or biteon that part. Take folic acid tablets, multivitamine & hexigel.
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My teeth r blackish. Means there r black spots on my teeth. What should I do to get a healthy and totally white teeth?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
My teeth r blackish. Means there r black spots on my teeth. What should I do to get a healthy and totally white teeth?
The simplest method of removing minor surface stains is polishing, or micro-abrasion if staining is more intrinsic. Provided that your discolouration is not due to inadequate enamel exposing the dentin, tooth whitening (bleaching) is often the most effective treatment for yellow stained teeth. Advance procedures can be done with laser. Use snowdent tooth paste for whitening until then. Apply snowdent paste on the teeth. Wait for 10 to 15 min. Then brush your teeth with the same paste. Applying it overnight for better results.
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I am 28 years old I am suffering from mouth ulcer twice monthly what should I do?

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
There are many reasons for ulcers for ex:- stress ulcer, drug allergy, systemic disease, multi-vitamin deficiency, stomach upset etc. I suggest you visit a dentist to find the etiology of ulcer for proper treatment.
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Is brushing twice a day with fluoride toothpaste will help keep your teeth and mouth healthy?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Is brushing twice a day with fluoride toothpaste will help keep your teeth and mouth healthy?
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. Tooth brush to be changed every 2 months. 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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I have suffering from payeriya in my teeth and out bledding

BDS
Dentist,
I have suffering from payeriya in my teeth and out bledding
Good dental hygiene with proper brushing and flossing every day. Avoid sugar and refined carbohydrates. The diet recommended in grow youthful is perfect for dental health and the promotion of good bacteria in your mouth. Professional dental cleaning using special instruments to remove plaque/calculus/tartar below the gum line. It usually takes about three to four months for microbial plaque to grow back to pre-cleaning levels, but good dental hygiene and diet can markedly slow or prevent the recurrence of these bacteria and plaque. After the initial cleaning a second appointment two months later will show if improved dental hygiene and diet are effective. If there are any gum pockets with a depth greater than 5 mm which persist, these may need more specialised cleaning or even surgery, or they will likely lead to further bone loss over time. Mouthwash (sodium bicarbonate, hydrogen peroxide). I do not recommend commercial mouthwashes because they contain synthetic chemicals that are absorbed through your mouth and are probably toxic, and may prevent the formation of a healthy bacterial biome in your mouth.
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I have teeth problem as usual a little bleeding in the morning while brushing the teeth what should I do?

Advanced Aesthetics, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
I have teeth problem as usual a little bleeding in the morning while brushing the teeth
what should I do?
Hi, there are various reasons for bleeding gums like poor oral hygiene, vitamin deficiency, physical injury to gums, hormonal changes, medications etc. You have to visit a dentist for professional cleaning and check-up to know the exact cause and solution of your problem.
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I took treatment for gingivitis. Is there a way to stimulate the gum growth. My problem solved but gum level still low.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
We need more investigations with clinical examination to decide upon treatment. You may need deep cleaning along with surgical, gum strengthening & advancement procedure. Rinse your mouth thoroughly with a mouth wash after every meals. Use pepsodent tooth paste & gum paint for 2 to 3 weeks. Advance procedures can be done with laser. 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.
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I need to reshape my teeth for a perfect smile. What is the best technology to reshape the teeth with braces or without them. Please tell me. And if possible what would be the estimate charges to get it done.

BDS
Dentist, Bhubaneswar
I need to reshape my teeth for a perfect smile. What is the best technology to reshape the teeth with braces or witho...
If you are having crowding or spacing of teeth then that can be treated both with and without braces and regarding charges it varies from place to place and doctor to doctor and also depending on a particular case. So it would be better if you visit in person and get the investigation done.
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I have severe tooth ache in molars fir last 3 days. There is no cavity. Please advice some home remedy.

BDS
Dentist, Chandigarh
I have severe tooth ache in molars fir last 3 days. There is no cavity. Please advice some home remedy.
Well you have toothache in one or two teeth or whole arch is suffering. Treatment vary according to conditions.
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How can we make our teeth glow brighter?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, BDS
Dentist,
Keep them clean, avoid staining foods, contact your doctor every six months get scaling polishing done if recommend.
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How I cleaning yellow teeth of my 2 years child if brushing she swallowed tooth paste i'm so worried about that.

MDS-Pedodontist
Dentist, Greater Noida
How I cleaning yellow teeth of my 2 years child if brushing she swallowed tooth paste i'm so worried about that.
Your concern is quite valid, that's why you need to get counselled for right brushing approach for your small child so that you can provide him/her best care. A child specialist in dentistry would be the best person to guide for same.
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