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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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Hi, I am 23 years old. I have one query about my health. Morning after brush I use to clean my tong, at that time rarely I am getting some blood. Can you give me better solution this?

BDS
Dentist, Vadodara
Hi,
I am 23 years old.
I have one query about my health. Morning after brush I use to clean my tong, at that time rar...
nothing is wrong with your health. you are just scraping your tongue a bit more. use a less sharpen tong .
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Dental Emergency

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Accidents happen, and knowing what to do when one occurs can mean the difference between saving and losing a tooth.
Here are some tips for common dental emergencies:

• For a knocked-out permanent or adult tooth, keep it moist at all times. If you can, try placing the tooth back in the socket without touching the root. If that’s not possible, place it in between your cheek and gums, in milk, or water. Then, get to your dentist’s clinic right away.

• For a cracked tooth, immediately rinse the mouth with warm water to clean the area. Put cold compresses on the face to keep any swelling down
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• If you bite your tongue or lip, clean the area gently with water and apply a cold compress.

• For toothaches, rinse the mouth with warm water to clean it out. Gently use dental floss to remove any food caught between the teeth.

• For objects stuck in the mouth, try to gently remove with floss but do not try to remove it with sharp or pointed instruments.

When you have a dental emergency, it’s important to visit your dentist or an hospital as soon as possible.

Here are some simple precautions you can take to avoid accident and injury to the teeth:
• Wear a mouthguard when participating in sports or recreational activities.

• Avoid chewing ice, popcorn kernels, beetle nut ( supari ) and hard candy, all of which can crack a tooth.

• Use scissors, NEVER your teeth, to cut things.

Most dentists reserve time in their daily schedules for emergency patients. Call your dentist and provide as much detail as possible about your condition.
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I am 25 years old. I have a tooth pain for past 2 months. Shall I remove the teeth or took a medicine for some days.

MDS
Dentist, Bangalore
I am 25 years old. I have a tooth pain for past 2 months. Shall I remove the teeth or took a medicine for some days.
Don't go for tooth removal as the tooth can be saved by root canal treatment. Remember no other artificial tooth can replace a natural tooth.
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Undergoing root canal treatment Pain not stopping from a week after taking medicine regularly Maybe some infection or anything Need help. Taken pain killer n antibiotic both still its not stopping.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Pune
Undergoing root canal treatment
Pain not stopping from a week after taking medicine regularly
Maybe some infection or...
Hello, The intensity and duration of pain varies from Patient to patient. In case there is severe infection in the tooth prior to root canal treatment, then it's takes a few days for the pain to subside. Kindly share your problem with your dentist ,he or she will surely help you out.
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Tooth Sensitivity

BDS
Dentist, Navi Mumbai
Tooth Sensitivity

Tooth sensitivity is something that affects a number of people. It is often caused by eating or drinking something hot, cold, sweet or acidic. Under normal conditions, the underlying dentin of the tooth (the layer that immediately surrounds the nerve) is covered by the enamel in the tooth crown, and the gums that surround the tooth. Over time, the enamel covering can get thinner, thus providing less protection. The gums can also recede over time, exposing the underlying root surface dentin.
The dentin contains a large numbers of pores or tubes that run from the outside of the tooth to the nerve in the center. When the dentin is exposed, these tubes can be stimulated by changes in temperature or certain foods. 

What causes it?

Exposure of the dentin can occur due to a number of factors. Some of the more common reasons are:

  • Gum recession due to age or improper tooth brushing.
  • Acidic beverages (such as soda) that cause enamel erosion and dentin exposure.
  • Tooth grinding : this may actually cause most or all of the teeth to feel sensitive.
  • Brushing with a very abrasive toothpaste, brushing incorrectly and/or brushing more than three times a day could result in a loss of enamel.
  • Gum disease, which can result in gum recession.
  • A chipped or fractured tooth may expose the dentin.

In addition, some dental treatments can cause sensitivity. Treatments such as such as teeth whitening, professional dental cleanings, having braces put on or getting a filling placed have been known to cause sensitivity during or after the procedure.

What can I do about it?

The first step in doing something about dental sensitivity is to find out what the cause is – a dental professional can help you with this.

If the sensitivity is due to a cavity, a restoration can be placed. If gum disease is the cause, the dental professional can perform a thorough cleaning of the area.

If the sensitivity is due to exposed dentin, there are a number of steps you can take, as can your dental professional, to help reduce the sensitivity. These can include:

  • At Home: 
    • Use a very soft bristle tooth brush, with low abrasive tooth paste.
    • Brush correctly and do not over brush.
    • Use a tooth paste specially formulated to soothe the nerve endings in the tooth.
    • Use a high concentration fluoride toothpaste (given to you by the dental professional) to strengthen the tooth surface.
  • The dental professional can:
  • In Office Procedures:
  • Fluoride varnish can be applied to exposed areas, strengthening the enamel and dentin.
  • Fluoride foam or gel can be placed into a mouth tray; you then sit with this in your mouth for 3-5 minutes, providing the teeth with a high concentration of fluoride to strengthen the areas.
  • Bonding agent, the material used to stick tooth colored restorations to teeth, can be used to seal the dentin surface and provide a barrier to the stimuli that cause sensitivity.


In the end, whether you need an in-office procedure or over-the-counter products, the most important step is to see a dental professional so that he or she can determine the cause of the tooth sensitivity and help you find a solution that will work.

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I am 30 years old. I am suffering from pyria. Please suggest me best toothpaste and medicine for this disease.

MDS
Dentist, Kolkata
I am 30 years old. I am suffering from pyria.
Please suggest me best toothpaste and medicine for this disease.
There is no such toothpaste, and no medicines. Start brushing twice daily after meals, apply metrogyl DG gel on gums twice daily, and get a scaling done from a dentist.
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Our baby is 10 mths old and four teeth has emerged. Could you please tell us if we need to brush his teeth as we feel it smells?

BDS
Dentist, Lucknow
Our baby is 10 mths old and four teeth has emerged. Could you please tell us if we need to brush his teeth as we feel...
Yes you should clean his baby teeth as well. And best way to do it to take a muslin cloth or you can take any soft cloth. Roll it in your first finger and dip this cloth in warm water and start cleaning his teeth, cheeks, gums, tongue. You should do this every time you feed your baby and specially when he is sleeping. If you don't take good care of your cleaning then this will lead to many tooth infection problems and deterioration of your child's teeth.
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loss of teeth results in wrong function of chewing

BDS
Dentist, Cuttack
loss of teeth results in wrong function of chewing
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Age is 39 and all my teeth are weak and all chewing teeth from both side i have eliminated .Facing tremendous problem in eating please help me out ?

BDS, Certification In Oral Implantology
Dentist, Ghaziabad
Hello, You may go ahead with dental implant supported prosthesis or removable partial denture. Thank you
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Hello dentist. There is a hole in my teeth I need filling and how much chargeable for dental filling?

MDS
Dentist, Kolkata
Hello dentist. There is a hole in my teeth I need filling and how much chargeable for dental filling?
We cannot tell u the charge for the filling,,it varies from place to place,but get the cavity filled asap.
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BDS
Dentist, Lucknow
Don't cap your toothbrush while travelling. Capping the toothbrush may entrap moisture & encourage bacterial growth.
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I am having pain in my gums on which there is a yellow color spot at the side of it between the cheek and the gum because of which I am having a lot of pain on eating. Please suggest me a home or ayurvedic treatment. Thanks.

Certified BPS Dentist
Dentist, Trivandrum
I am having pain in my gums on which there is a yellow color spot at the side of it between the cheek and the gum bec...
There is no aurvedic treatment for this if you can go and do scaling with dentist and find out what this yellow colour is due to. Or come to me I can solve it.
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I have got sensitive teeth. Unable to eat anything properly. Tried lot of medicine. But no result.

BDS, Non-Resident J.R. in Dept. of Orthodontics, Certified oral implantologist, Advanced Aesthetics, Digital Smile Designer
Dentist, Jammu
Please start using colgate sensitive tooth brush and toothpaste and mouthwash of the same name. Still problem exist. Shift to colgate gel-kam, that would definitely help.
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BDS (GOLD MEDALIST)
Dentist, Jamshedpur
Stages of periodontal disease

I am suffering from to many ulcers in mouth from childhood what I have to do to resist them.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I am suffering from to many ulcers in mouth from childhood what I have to do to resist them.
Homoeopathic medicine---------------------------------- merc sol 30 (sbl) drink 1 drop direct on tongue every week at night ----------------------------- acid sulph 30 (sbl) drink 2 drops in 1spoon fressh water 3 times daily for 2 months----------------------------------- eat a diet rich in iron and vitamin-c and vitamin -b 12 and for this adopt following diet in your life style------------------------ sources of vitamin b12: 1. Vegetables: none. 2. Fruits: none. 3. Food: eggs, brown rice, fish, yogurt (dahi), milk and milk products like cheese, cow and soy milk.------------------------ sources of vitamin c: 1. Vegetables: broccoli (hari phoolgobhi), cucumber, tomato, spinach (palak), lemon (nimbu), onion (pyaaz), peas (matar), green vegetables. 2. Fruits: orange (santra), pineapple, guava, mango, apple, grapes, banana, kiwi, lychee, papaya (papita), peach (adau), pear, plum (aloo bukhara), strawberry, lime juice.------------------------------ sources of iron: 1. Vegetables: spinach, dark green leafy vegetables, lentils (daal). 2. Fruits: avocados (makhanphal), peach (adau), pear (nashpati), pumpkin (kaddu), raisin (kishmish), pomegranate (anaar). Food: eggs, fish, meat, cereals, almonds (badam), whole wheat bread, soybean-------------------- avoid frequent use of such as chocolate, coffee, peanuts, almonds, strawberries in routine diet-------------------------- report me after 2 months--------------
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Good morning. I am vinoth my problem on my teeth in daily blooding so how can I stop that one.

BDS
Dentist, Bharuch
Good morning. I am vinoth my problem on my teeth in daily blooding so how can I stop that one.
You have gum problems. You have to do proffesional clinic periodically and flap if needed. Thank you
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I am 68 years old male, 59 kgs, 5'7" I feel bitter taste in my mouth most of the time. It is specially severe when I get up in the morning. Motions are more or less normal. Shall be grateful for advise.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations (full mouth x-ray) to decide upon treatment. 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.
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I suffered from herpes on left side of my face and inside the mouth. With the result nerves are damsged and left side of face has suffered loss of sensation. Any treatment is suggested to revert to normal.

MDS - Periodontics, BDS
Dentist, Ahmedabad
Take neurobion forte. 1 tab daily in morning for 1 month. Once nerves are damaged it will take time to heal.
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I'm 1 month pregnant and having severe tooth pain after pregnancy. I can not wait so have taken zerodol sp two times. Will it harm my baby in two dose please help.

M.B.B.S, Post Graduate Diploma In Maternal & Child Health
Gynaecologist, Bokaro
I'm 1 month pregnant and having severe tooth pain after pregnancy. I can not wait so have taken zerodol sp two times....
Do not take more painkillers now. Best would be to consult a dentist to ascertain the cause of tooth pain. If there is problem in visiting the dentist, then get in touch with me. For now, do not worry about the effect on baby. The baby will not be harmed.
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There is bleeding from my gums and teeth regularly. And my gums swallow if I eat meat. Pls suggest.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
There is bleeding from my gums and teeth    
regularly. And my gums swallow if I eat meat. Pls suggest.
Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations to decide upon treatment. You may need deep cleaning along with surgical, 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. 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.
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