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Dr. Alok Shah

Dentist, Mumbai

Dr. Alok Shah Dentist, Mumbai
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Dr. Alok Shah is an experienced Dentist in Mumbai, Mumbai. He is currently associated with Dr.Rajendra Dental Clinic in Mumbai, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Alok Shah and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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Sir my son 10 years old his teeth totally damaged some teeth are black what I should I do.

BDS
Dentist, Pune
Sir my son 10 years old his teeth totally damaged some teeth are black what I should I do.
Hello since your son is 10 years old so he must be having permanent as well as milk teeth. Do visit your dentist to check which teeth are affected by the decays and get the appropriate treatment done as soon as possible. Thank you.
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I am 48, I suffer chronic periodontitis since 10 years. please Advise.

BDS (GOLD MEDALIST)
Dentist,
I am 48, I suffer chronic periodontitis since 10 years. please Advise.
Periodontitis is condition which causes loosening of teeth and loss of tooth. You should consult a periodontist for deep scaling, cleaning and root planning followed by some antibiotics and anti inflammatory medicines. Take care of your oral hygiene by brushing twice daily and rinse your mouth with chlorhexidine mouthwash.
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Dry Socket - Causes and Treatments

MDS
Dentist, Delhi
Dry Socket - Causes and Treatments

Are you experiencing toothache that continues for several days after having a tooth pulled out? Does the pain keep on worsening, and continue over several days? These symptoms is a clear symptoms that you are might imply that you are suffering from a condition known as dry socket or alveolar osteitis. The socket refers to the hole in the bone from where a tooth has been pulled out. A blood clot gets formed in the socket for the protection of the underlying bones and nerves. Sometimes, the clot might dissolve some days after the extraction, which leaves the underlying bone and nerve exposed to anything that enters the mouth, such as air, food and water, etc. This may cause an infection accompanied by severe pain.

Causes: Several people are more prone to getting a dry socket after having a tooth removed. This includes people who smoke a lot, have a poor sense of oral hygiene and people who get their wisdom tooth pulled. People using birth control pills and the ones who face unusual trauma during tooth extraction are also likely to get dry socket.

Symptoms: The site from where the tooth has been removed will have a dry opening with a dark blood clot present in it. In case there is no blood clot and only whitish bone in the area, dry socket is indicated. Bad breath and foul mouth odor are observed.

Treatment: Several over the counter, nonsteroidal anti- inflammatory medicines or NSAIDS are prescribed for easing the pain, and discomfort caused because of dry socket. These medicines are not sufficient at times and stronger medicines have to be taken. Sometimes the affected area is anesthetized.

Your dentist will clean the socket and remove any kind of debris from the socket hole. The socket will then be filled with a medicated dressing for healing. A special paste may be used as well. You need to visit the dentist frequently for changing the dressing. This must be continued until your pain goes away, and the sockets are healed. Several antibiotic medicines may be prescribed in order to prevent infection in the socket. You must rinse with salt water or with a special mouthwash regularly for fast and effective recovery.

You should strictly avoid cigarettes and other tobacco products after the treatment of dry socket as tobacco is a strong risk factor. Any habit or practice which might hamper blood clotting should be avoided. If you take birth control pills, always have a tooth removed on the day when you receive the lowest dose of estrogen as estrogen hampers blood clotting. Your dentist plays a very important role in treating dry socket, therefore regular visits to the doctor are a must and you should visit him regularly.

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Last 3 days my teeth was paining please give me some advice.

Get a full dental check up done & x ray if required for any particular tooth in question. Good luck.
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I have been saw like stones on under mouth at end of jaw. I am not exactly aware on health terminology and I have been visited a doctor but no results. Simply said by drinking a cold water its has been happened said. But i am not think so please help on this regard.

BDS
Dentist, Jabalpur
hi... can you send pictures of lesion? you can take by standing in front of mirror by your mobile. also if possible send pictures of doctor's proscription and xrays if any have been done
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I am 21 years old I have 1cm teeth gap in top front side I am worrying about this whenever I am smiling I lose my confident, I am not interested to put clip is an other option is there.

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
I am 21 years old I have 1cm teeth gap in top front side I am worrying about this whenever I am smiling I lose my con...
If you have ruled out the option of going for orthodontic treatment (braces), you can surely close the gap betwen your teeth using veneers or crowns depending on the severity of the gap and size of the adjacent teeth. A gap of 1cm should be a difficult proposition to close but cosmetic treatment is surely possible.
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I have serious cavity problem over 8 months. Toothpaste are not working. What should I do?

BDS
Dentist, Ahmedabad
I have serious cavity problem over 8 months. Toothpaste are not working. What should I do?
First of all toothpaste don't have any role for the prevention of cavities. And having cavities is not a serious problem at all. Cavities which are not too deep can be excavated and be restored by a dental cement. Cavities that are very deep can be cured by root canal treatment followed by crown ( cap ). For better prevention of cavities , 1- Follow proper brushing technique. 2- Brush twice a day 3-clean your teeth immediately every time after you eat fiid or liquids. 4- Undergo scaling ( cleaning of teeth) at the interval of every 5-6 months. 5- Visit dentist for regular oral cavity check up every 4 months for the early diagnosis and prevention of dental diseases.
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How can I make my teeth bright?

MDS - Orthodontics, BDS
Dentist,
How can I make my teeth bright?
Consult dentist for that treatment required scaling and polishing followed by if required then bleaching procedure.
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BDS
Dentist, Pune
Giving chocolates to your children often is like making a way for dental decay and sufferings for your kids!
Please don't buy or gift chocolates instead gie them nuts & Dry fruits.
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I am 20years old my teeth was so critical what should I do. If I wear a clip maximum how many months I want to wear.

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Probably you are having crowded anterior teeth and needs braces, consult an orthodentist and he will correct the problem.
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Oral and Dental Health

MDS - Periodontics, Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Chandigarh
Oral and Dental Health

Rinse your mouth with an alcohol-free mouthwash after every meal to avoid the formation of bacteria.

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How keep my teeths strong? it is bleeding.

BDS
Dentist,
How keep my teeths strong? it is bleeding.
Hello your problem is due to poor oral hygiene, brushing too hard, unbalanced bite, you simply need to improve your overall oral hygiene & make an appointment with dentist.
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Hi I am jabeen, 47. I have mouth ulcer problem from past 3 years I was into homeopathic medicine the problem is not yet solved. If I have spicy and hot things I feel more burning in my mouth and also I have acidity problem m. Please suggest me for this.

BDS, CDE Endo-Prostho, CDE - Cast Partial & Complete Dentures
Dentist, Pune
Hi I am jabeen, 47. I have mouth ulcer problem from past 3 years I was into homeopathic medicine the problem is not y...
Hello, you can do baking soda in water rinses. This will help to heal ulcers and acidity problem. You can consult a physician and get your Vitamin B levels checked. If required, take supplements for it.
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Are You Taking Care of Your Aging Parents Dental Needs?

BDS
Dentist, Pune
Are You Taking Care of Your Aging Parents Dental Needs?

Blog by Dr. Ratnika agarwal, dental surgeon/owner of smile up dental care implant center, pune

Advancing age puts many seniors at risk for a number of oral health problems, such as:


    Darkened teeth. Caused, to some extent, by changes in dentin -- the bone-like tissue that underlies the tooth enamel -- and by a lifetime of consuming stain-causing foods beverages.
    Dry mouth. It is caused by reduced saliva flow, which can be a result of cancer treatments as well as certain diseases medication side effects. Many medicines can cause dry mouth.
    Diminished sense of taste. While advancing age impairs the sense of taste, diseases, medications,  dentures can also contribute to this sensory loss.
    Root decay. This is caused by exposure of the tooth root to decay-causing acids.
    Gum disease. Caused by plaque made worse by food left in teeth, use of tobacco products, poor-fitting bridges and dentures, poor diets, and certain diseases, such as anemia, cancer, and diabetes, this is often a problem for older adults.
    Tooth loss. Gum disease is a leading cause of tooth loss.
    Uneven jawbone. This is caused by tooth then not replacing missing teeth. This allows the rest of the teeth to drift and shift into open spaces
    Denture-induced stomatitis. Ill-fitting dentures, poor dental hygiene, or a buildup of the fungus candida cause this condition, which is inflammation of the tissue underlying a denture.
    Thrush. Diseases or drugs that affect the immune system can trigger the overgrowth of the fungus candida in mouth


Age in and of itself is not a dominant or sole factor in determining oral health. However, certain medical conditions, such as arthritis in the hands and fingers, may make brushing or flossing teeth difficult to impossible to perform. Drugs can also affect oral health and may make a change in your dental treatment necessary.

Oral hygiene tips for seniors:

Daily brushing flossing of natural teeth is essential to keeping them in good oral health. Plaque can build up quickly on the teeth of seniors, especially if oral hygiene is neglected, & lead to tooth decay and gum disease.

To maintain good oral health, it's important for all individuals -- regardless of age -- to:


    Brush at least twice a day with a fluoride-containing toothpaste
    Floss at least once a day
    Rinse with an antiseptic mouthwash once or twice a day
    Visit our team of experience dentist at smile up dental care implant center on a regular schedule for cleaning an oral exam. We will be very happy to serve you.


What seniors can expect during a dental exam

If you're a senior headed for a check up, our dentistry team will conduct a thorough history dental exam to provide you with the best solutions to resolve the problems from its root cause. Questions asked during a dental history will include:


    The approximate date of your last dental visit and reason for the visit
    If you have noticed any recent changes in your mouth
    If you have noticed any loose or sensitive teeth
    If you have noticed any difficulty tasting, chewing, or swallowing
    If you have any pain, discomfort, sores, or bleeding in your mouth
    If you have noticed any lumps, bumps, or swellings in your mouth


During an oral exam, our experience team of dentists will check the following: your face & neck (for skin discoloration, moles, sores); your bite (for any problems in how the teeth come together while opening closing your mouth); your jaw (for signs of clicking and popping in the temporomandibular joint); your lymph nodes salivary glands (for any sign of swelling or lumps); your inner cheeks (for infections, ulcers, traumatic injuries); your tongue and other interior surfaces -- floor of the mouth, soft and hard palate, gum tissue (for signs of infection or oral cancer); and your teeth (for decay, condition of fillings, and cracks).

If you wear dentures or other appliances, our dentist team will ask a few questions about when you wear your dentures and when you take them out (if removable). He or she will also look for any irritation or problems in the areas in the mouth that the appliance touches, and examine the denture or appliance itself (looking for any worn or broken areas).

Please call our team on 8237802848 / 020-27041188 or visit Dr. Ratnika agarwal at smile up dental care implant center, pune today and get your elders dental check-up today! we provide dental solutions for all age groups.

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There is a gap in my teeth front side. The gap is .5 inch. Is there any treatment for it with out changing original teeth.

MDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
There is a gap in my teeth front side. The gap is .5 inch. Is there any treatment for it with out changing original t...
Yes depending on the amount of gap and reason why d gap is developed one can plan for your problem. So you visit a dentist to seek treatment.
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Dant ka masuda me drad hota hai.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist,
Dant ka masuda me drad hota hai.
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. Advise c. Amox 500mg 1-1-1, thrice daily, t. Metrogyl 400mg 1-1-1, thrice daily, t. Imol 1-1-1, thrice daily (contraindicated in conditions with gastric ulcer, asthma, wheezing, allergy), c. Becosules 1-0-0 once daily all for 3 days only. 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.
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When I was eating my tooth steel cap put inside stomach with my food. So is there any problem to get out the cap? What should I do?

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
When I was eating my tooth steel cap put inside stomach with my food. So is there any problem to get out the cap? Wha...
If cap is swallowed by mistake, there isn't much to worry. They are usually excreted next day. Get it replaced from a near by dentist asap.
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I have problem with mouth ulcer inside upper lip frm last 1 week. and from last 2 days I am taking becosule tablet but the mouth ulcer's aria is increasing day by day please help.

BDS
Dentist, Durgapur
1. Kenacort gel (abbot) apply 3times a day after meal 1. Orahelp gel (mankind) apply 3 times a day 5 mins before meal 2. Trioplast paste (icpa) apply 3 times a day 10 mins after meal.
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medications that can stain teeth

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
medications that can stain teeth
Medications that can stain teeth

The antibiotic tetracycline causes gray teeth in children whose teeth are still developing. Antibacterial mouthwashes that contain chlorhexidine or cetylpyridinium chloride can also stain teeth. Some antihistamines, antipsychotic drugs, and blood pressure medications cause tooth stains, as can iron and excess fluoride. If bleaching doesn't help, ask your dentist about dental bonding, in which a tooth-colored material is applied to teeth.
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My son is 11 years old, and he has gaps between his teeth. I am planning on getting his teeth fixed with clips. Please suggest if it is appropriate for his age and if his teeth can be set at this age or need to wait for few more years? I guess he lost all of his milk teeth.

BDS, CDE Endo-Prostho, CDE - Cast Partial & Complete Dentures
Dentist, Pune
My son is 11 years old, and he has gaps between his teeth. I am planning on getting his teeth fixed with clips. Pleas...
Hello, you can get the treatment done. It is the right age to get it done. Orthodontic (braces) treatment is the best and most conservative treatment. Visit an orthodontist and get it checked. Get x-rays done. Let him decide the treatment plan for you.
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