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Dr. P K Shah

BDS

Dentist, Kolkata

53 Years Experience
Dr. P K Shah BDS Dentist, Kolkata
53 Years Experience
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Dr. P K Shah is an experienced Dentist in DH Road, Kolkata. He has helped numerous patients in his 53 years of experience as a Dentist. He studied and completed BDS . He is currently practising at Dr. P. K Saha Dental Clinic in DH Road, Kolkata. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. P K Shah on Lybrate.com.

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BDS - Calcutta University - 1964
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My b 12 level is 220 and tongue blister/ wound problem still exist. How to improve b 12 level by food and tab.

MDS - Oral Medicine and Radiology, BDS
Dentist, Ahmedabad
My b 12 level is 220 and tongue blister/ wound problem still exist. How to improve b 12 level by food and tab.
Hi, your b 12 levels are slightly on the lower side of normal. This is common in strictly vegetarian people. You should not worry, increase the intake of fruits and green leafy vegetables. Meet your physician and start vitamin b12 tablets with his opinion. The blister / wound has nothing to do with vitamin b12 levels as tongue manifestations of vitamin deficiency are different. For tongue problem, visit an oral medicine specialist for its treatment. Regards.
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How to Fix the Gap between the Teeth?

BDS, PGMHA
Dentist, Bangalore
How to Fix the Gap between the Teeth?

An obvious gap between the teeth may be caused due to a condition known as Diastema. This usually manifests as space between two teeth. This condition is caused due to a mismatch between the size of the bones in the jaw and the size of the teeth. This in turn, gives rise to extra space between the two teeth and may also lead to overcrowding of teeth in the mouth. The space usually occurs when the teeth are too small and the jaw is larger. Also, an oversized tissue known as the labial frenum can cause a gap between two teeth. Let us look at the ways in which this condition can be prevented and treated.

1. Prevention: Not pushing your tongue between the teeth during the teeth growing stage can ensure that this condition does not occur. Children tend to rub their tongue along the jawline when the teeth are growing, whether it is the milk teeth or the permanent ones. This can cause a gap. Also, maintaining good oral health and hygiene can help in preventing this condition. One must brush at least twice a day and floss regularly too, in order to ensure that the gap between the two teeth does not widen.

2. Orthodontic Treatment: Braces are one of the most common ways of fixing this problem. The orthodontic surgeon will usually install these braces,  which will remain in the mouth of the patient for a year or more, depending on the severity of the condition. On a monthly basis, the braces will need to be tightened so that the jaw can facilitate the movement of the teeth to close the gap.

3. Tooth Extraction: In many cases, when the braces are installed, the doctor may also have to remove or extract teeth on the sides to make space for the teeth and their movement. This is usually done when there is a related ailment like overcrowding of the teeth.

4. Crowns and other Dental Installations: Crowns, veneers as well as bonding can help in cases where the lateral incisors may be smaller than what is normal. Also, dental implants or a bridge or even a partial denture may be required in cases where extensive dentistry will be called for.

5. Frenectomy: This surgery can help in closing the gap formed by a large labial frenum. 

6. Gum Health: In case there is an infection or any other problem in the gums due to implants or braces, the gum health will have to treated and restored first and then the implants or braces can be reinstalled.

One should also wear retainers for a while after the gap has closed so that it does not appear again.

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My lower jaw which was paining earlier near the wisdom tooth has now turned black. I mean a part of my jaw has turned black. What does this mean and what should I do.

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
My lower jaw which was paining earlier near the wisdom tooth has now turned black. I mean a part of my jaw has turned...
It means you might have a cavity. Which needs a filling or root canal treatment. Kindly get it checked by the dentist. And get an xray done to understand the depth of cavity.
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Hello Dr. I am dental student. My mom is suffering from lupus. She had taken treatment but also what should I do now for her better relif ? So please suggest mi and help !

MDS, BDS
Dentist, Chennai
Hello Dr. I am dental student. My mom is suffering from lupus. She had taken treatment but also what should I do now ...
Hi make sure tat your mother is out of stress and start having nutritious food and try to control having medicine cos the main reason could be immune is compromised cos of having medicine for various other reasons.
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I am 25 year old. After mouth gargling blood is leak in my teeth. And my teeth are yellow color how to change into whitesuggest some medicines.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I am 25 year old. After mouth gargling blood is leak in my teeth. And my teeth are yellow color how to change into wh...
FOR BLEEDING GUMS: We need more investigations with clinical examination to decide upon treatment. You may need deep cleaning along with surgical curettage or gum strengthening procedure. Rinse your mouth thoroughly with a mouth wash after every meals. Use pepsodent tooth paste & gum paint for 2 to 3 weeks. FOR YELLOW TEETH: Advise deep cleaning, polishing, whitening (bleaching) procedures, artificial enamel filling or capping. 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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Hello doctor my self harsh vajirani I am 21 year old boy I have yellowness in my teeth last year what should I do please tell me doctor.

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Hello doctor my self harsh vajirani I am 21 year old boy I have yellowness in my teeth last year what should I do ple...
Harsh vazirani having yellowness of teeth . see dental surgeon for cleaning and polishing of teeth . apply baking soda and lime juice paste once a week .
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I am having bad breath all over the day. Is It Some Kind Of Problem Or Disease? What Should I Do?

Advanced Aesthetics, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Hi, there are various reasons of bad breath, like impurities in blood, inefficient digestive system, dry mouth (lack of saliva production), gum disease, cavities, plaque and tartar formation around teeth and gums, kind of diet, improper brushing / cleaning of mouth etc. I would advise you to get a thorough physical and dental examination to rule out the cause of bad breath and to solve it permanently.
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I have yellow teeth. Even I have brushing two times per day there is no improvement what should I do to whiten my teeth.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I have yellow teeth. Even I have brushing two times per day there is no improvement what should I do to whiten my teeth.
I will suggest you to use sparkling white toothpaste from himalaya and avoid any stain causing food items
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I have tooth problem since 2 weeks doctor suggest me remove damaged tooth if I do it there is effect eyes or not gibe me answer what I have to do.

Post-Graduate Certificate in Endodontics
Dentist, Cuttack
I have tooth problem since 2 weeks doctor suggest me remove damaged tooth if I do it there is effect eyes or not gibe...
Tooth extraction never affects your eyes. The injection given during extraction will numb the area and the effect stays for max 3hours but no damage is caused. After 3 hrs everything becomes normal.
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BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
We recommend the consumption of counter pain relievers like ibuprofen and aspirin to reduce the inflammation caused in the mouth by RCT.
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I have tmj disorder and most probably it is due to bruxism. The clicking sound arises from my right side of my jaw. I have also neck pain and facial pain. Now I am feeling little asphyxia. What will I do now. Please help me.

BDS, CDE Endo-Prostho, CDE - Cast Partial & Complete Dentures
Dentist, Pune
I have tmj disorder and most probably it is due to bruxism. The clicking sound arises from my right side of my jaw. I...
Hello, You need to visit a dentist and get it checked. Ask for a night guard. You need to relax. Try to calm down. You can do hot fomentation near your right ear. You can take hot water bath before sleeping and listen to music. This will help you to calm down.
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I am 26 yrs old and I have white patches in mouth from last two months and I consult with ent, dentist, oral and maxilofacial surgeon Dr. but don't go away white patches, Dr. nothing saying I what to do.

BDS
Dentist, Mohali
I am 26 yrs old and I have white patches in mouth from last two months and I consult with ent, dentist, oral and maxi...
White patches reasons: 1. Decalcification of enamel 2. Hypocalcified enamel (birth defects) 3. Fluoride in water. Treatment is symptomatic 1. Fillings 2. Veneers.
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MDS - Periodontics, BDS
Dentist, Chennai
Implants for front teeth with artificial soft tissue graft and bone.

Know Everything About Tooth Extraction

Certified Implantologist
Dentist, Kolkata
Know Everything About Tooth Extraction

A healthy set of teeth is essential for good living. However, teeth problems are widespread and you are susceptible to it at any age, at any time. Though there are medications available for tooth problems, sometimes extraction of the tooth remains the only plausible solution. 

You may have to undergo tooth extraction for multiple reasons. Some of them are:

  1. Unaligned teeth: In case you are suffering from unaligned teeth, chances are that you may suffer from what in technical terms is known as "crowded mouth." In such a situation you have difficulty in eating as there is not enough room for the teeth in the mouth. Extraction of tooth, in this case, is the only way to rectify it and align the teeth in a better fashion.
  2. Infection: Sometimes if you suffer from a tooth infection, it tends to quickly spread to the pulp, affecting and damaging the blood vessels and different nerves. Though medications are available, if the intensity of the infection increases, extraction of tooth remains the only option.

Procedure: There are different steps that are involved in the extraction of teeth. They are:

  1. Local anesthesia: Like all other surgeries, administering a local anesthesia is the first step. If you are undergoing a tooth extraction, the dentist or the surgeon will inject anesthesia that will create numbness and soothe you of the ensuing pain.
  2. Cutting away gum and bone tissues: After the anesthesia, the dentist will proceed to extract the infected tooth. In order to do this, the doctor cuts away the gum and the tissues covering the tooth. After the root of the infected tooth has been exposed, the dentist would then with the help of forceps, sever it from the jaw.

After the surgery, you must observe certain precautions to expedite the recovery process. Some of them are:

  1. Take painkillers: After the tooth extraction, the possibility of suffering from an ensuing pain is incredibly high. Therefore, in most cases the dentist prescribes certain painkillers and you must take them regularly.
  2. Change the dressing: The operated area will be covered with bandages to preclude any infection. However, the dressing must be changed from time to time. If the same dressing remains for a long time, chances of an infection increase.
  3. Complete rest: After the extraction, you must take complete rest and not engage in any form of physical activity.
  4. Avoid certain foods: Just after the surgery, the operated area remains tender. Therefore, you must eat food that requires less effort to chew like soup, pudding, ice cream etc. You must also abstain from smoking and drinking for some time.
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My friend is suffering from bad breadth. What precautions should he take to come over it? He is 17 yrs old.

Master of Clinical Dentistry, Bachelor of Dental Surgery
Dentist, Mumbai
Brush teeth properly twice a day with a soft toothbrush and toothpaste. Use mouthwash and floss in between teeth daily. Rinse you mouth with water thoroughly after every meal. Visit a dentist every 6 months for a regular check-up and clean-up.
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I am having gum pain and swelling in one tooth since yesterday. The pain has increased now and I am not able to close my mouth properly.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
I am having gum pain and swelling in one tooth since yesterday. The pain has increased now and I am not able to close...
It's suggestive of acute pulpit is you may b having a exposed tooth with alveolar abscess consult the maxillofacial surgeon you may require drainage extraction or may b rct n cap.
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I have bleeding from my teeth and some yellow deposit on my teeth, please let me know how to getaway with this problem and what is the reason for this cause.

BDS
Dentist, Kolkata
I have bleeding from my teeth and some yellow deposit on my teeth, please let me know how to getaway with this proble...
Dear lybrate-user, bleeding gums and yellow deposit results from gum inflammation called gingivitis and calculas fromed. You please takecare of your gums by proper toothbrushing twice a day and use a antiplaque mouth rinse regularly. If problem prevails visit to a nearby dentist.
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I can't clean my below teeth with any paste . It doesn't become clean . Suggest me any paste or solution for this problem.

Dentist, Jamshedpur
I can't clean my below teeth with any paste . It doesn't become clean . Suggest me any paste or solution for this pro...
No paste is going to help if calculus has been deposited get a cleaning done and then take proper care.
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MDS - Orthodontics
Dentist, Rajnandgaon
10 tips to look after your teeth
Good oral hygiene and regular visits to the dentist will help you maintain healthy teeth and gums.

Here are some tips to help you look after your teeth.

Brush at least twice a day. The best time to brush teeth is after meals. Choose a toothbrush with a small head for better access to back teeth. Soft bristles are kinder on your gums.

Use fluoridated toothpaste. Fluoride helps to harden tooth enamel and reduces your risk of decay.

Brush thoroughly. Tooth brushing should take between two and three minutes.

Floss your teeth daily. Use a slow and gentle sawing motion.

Limit acidic drinks like soft drinks, cordials and fruit juices. Food acids soften tooth material and dissolve the minerals in tooth enamel, causing holes (cavities or caries). In severe cases, teeth may be ‘eaten’ right down to the gum.

Limit sugary foods. Bacteria in dental plaque change sugars into acids.

Protect your teeth from injury. Wear a mouthguard or full-face helmet when playing sports.

Try to save a knocked out tooth. If possible, hold the tooth back in place while you seek immediate dental advice. If this is not possible, wrap the tooth in plastic or place it in milk and seek dental advice immediately.

Avoid using your teeth for anything other than chewing food. If you use them to crack nuts, remove bottle tops or rip open packaging, you risk chipping or even breaking your teeth.

See your dentist for regular check-ups. You should also visit your dentist if you have a dental problem such as a toothache or bleeding gums.

What should we do if we find small cavities prevailing in two of our teeth so as to keep them healthy and strong?

BDS
Dentist, Raipur
What should we do if we find small cavities prevailing in two of our teeth so as to keep them healthy and strong?
Kindly get the cavities filled before they become deep and painful. Brush your teeth twice daily using correct brushing technique to maintain your oral hygiene.
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