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Dr. Gayathri Shashank

BDS

Dentist, Mumbai

9 Years Experience
Dr. Gayathri Shashank BDS Dentist, Mumbai
9 Years Experience
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Dr. Gayathri Shashank is one of the best Dentists in Mumbai, Mumbai. She has had many happy patients in her 9 years of journey as a Dentist. She is a qualified BDS . She is currently practising at Sun Smile Dental Clinic in Mumbai, Mumbai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Gayathri Shashank on Lybrate.com.

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BDS - Ragas Dental College Hospital, - 2008
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When I swallow I get pain in my throat please advise me.

BAMS
General Physician,
Without examining it is difficult to diagnose. Consult an ent specialist. For the time being, do salt water gorgling 3-4 times a day. Avoid chilled food and fried items.
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Care with braces

MDS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), BDS
Dentist, Ahmedabad
Care with braces

Brush twice a day and floss daily even when your braces are on. The food particles get stuck into the braces very easily. It is very important to keep them clean.

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My mother is not able to eat spicy food. Though she can eat cold and hot beverages and food items. There are white striations in the corner of the mouth. Medicines prescribed by the dentists were sm fibre which had to be taken twice a day. Her teeth were pointed, so she also got them straight from the dentists. A solution was also given to gargle mouth before going to bed. She has also changed the brush and toothpaste. All these prescriptions have been followed by her but there has been no improvement till now. Please suggest me on what to do now.

MDS
Dentist,
My mother is not able to eat spicy food. Though she can eat cold and hot beverages and food items. There are white st...
From your question and drug prescribed by dentist it looks to be a case of osmf. Initially there is ulceration in mouth and progressive fibrosis of oral submucous fibrous causing inability to open the mouth, oral submucous fibrosis (osmf) is a chronic progressive pre-cancerous condition. It is associated with areca nut chewing, the main component of betel quid. Pt should stop chewing areca nut and tobacco (if has habit?) minimizing consumption of spicy foods, including chiles. Round offpointed teeth and extract third molars. Intralesional injection of hyaluronidase & hydrocortisone acetate will help to improve faster. It will take time. Thank you.
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My brother is 13 years old he has a problem of pigmentation in his teeth and he also went through root canal can you suggest me any toothpaste which whitens his teeth

MDS Prosthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Chandigarh
Pigmentation can be internal or extetnal. Extetnal pigmentation can be treated by dental scaling and polishing. But for internwl pigmentation ie discolouration from childhood cannot be removed by scaling for that other treatment plan is to be done. You may consult me for same.
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I have been suffering from mouth ulcers since 5 year so let me know about right way to remove ulcers from root.

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
I have been suffering from mouth ulcers since 5 year so let me know about right way to remove ulcers from root.
Mouth ulcers are mostly due to increased stress, reduced sleep, diet nutrition deficiency, viral infection, fever and hormonal disturbances. As you have long term problem of recurring ulceration you should look into your diet and the stress factor. Eat a healthy balanced diet with lots of fruits and vegetables to increase your fibre intake, try meditation to reduce the stress level. Also, take a over the counter multi-vitamin preparation daily. A more detailed regimen of medication can be suggested by your dentist after a detailed history and clinical examination.
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My friend have bleeding from inside the teeth for some weeks! what can we do for this?

BDS (GOLD MEDALIST)
Dentist, Jamshedpur
My friend have bleeding from inside the teeth for some weeks! what can we do for this?
Hi, This is the case of gingivitis, problem related to gum.Plaque may be deposited so it's advised for scaling.and proper checkup. Ask ur friend to rinse mouth with chlorhexidine mouthwash three times after each meal. and brush softly.
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I'm having slight toothache on my upper molar tooth. What must be the reason? & what must I do? I'm very scared to approach the dentist. Is it a Root canal?

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
I'm having slight toothache on my upper molar tooth. What must be the reason? & what must I do? I'm very scared to ap...
You must gather courage and visit a dental surgeon there is no reason to be afraid of you will have a pleasant experience and your problem will be solved.
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I (chinmoy 28yrs) hv done one root canal on tooth &one ct scan on whole body. After that I check side effect in Google and that is cancer. Now I m getting nervous day by day. Sir/madam kindly tell me is there any risk.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I (chinmoy 28yrs) hv done one root canal on tooth &one ct scan on whole body. After that I check side effect in Googl...
Nothing to worry. Signs and symptoms of cancer to be aware of include: • Red or white patches in your mouth • An ulcer or sore that does not heal and/or bleeds easily • A blood blister that does not heal • A thick or hard spot or lump that may or may not be painful • A roughened or crusted area or sore • Numbness anywhere in your mouth • Pain and tenderness • Changes in the way your teeth bite together • Pain when chewing or swallowing • Difficulty when swallowing or moving your jaw • Difficulty moving your tongue • Changes in your speech such as slurring or lack of clarity • Loose teeth and/or sore gums • Altered taste • Swollen lymph glands if you donot have these symptoms,take a deep breath,relax.nothing to worry
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I have an abscessed tooth that has gotten infected. When I woke up 3 days ago I found I could barely swallow accompanied by a new level of pain so I went to the ER and got antibiotics. At the moment the swelling hasn't subsided and I have a strange red blotch starting on my swollen jaw & moving down neck and slowly down my chest. The pain is at times nauseating and my head and neck hurt. How concerned should I be and what course of action should I take? Thanks.

BDS
Dentist,
I have an abscessed tooth that has gotten infected. When I woke up 3 days ago I found I could barely swallow accompan...
Dear lybrate-user you r suffering from periapical abscess, to get ride of it you should go to good root canal treatment (r. C. T) when dentist will open your cavity for access opening to get cannal than your swelling n pain will be subside very soon otherwise I wl get worst.
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How Safe Is Tooth Whitening?

MDS, B.D.S
Dentist, Kanpur
How Safe Is Tooth Whitening?

Nobody is happy with their teeth and everybody wants whiter, brighter teeth. In the last few decades, tooth whitening is one of the most commonly done cosmetic dental procedures. Majority of these people are in the age of 10 to 25, who are very conscious about their looks.

What needs to be understood is that dental whitening is permissible to a certain extent. Not many people realize this and continue to use teeth whiteners even after the desired result is achieved in an effort to get it a couple of more shades lighter. This is something that we need to watch our for. 

Safety of tooth whitening: Some of the supposedly unsafe aspects of tooth whitening are most products used currently are tested both on patients and in laboratory and are proven to be completely safe. However, overuse or misuse of these products can lead to issues. The active chemical ingredient in most of these products is hydrogen peroxide. Most of the products contain about 10% carbamide peroxide, which breaks into hydrogen peroxide and urea. There are claims that this is carcinogenic. However, this is not the case and there is no strong correlation. Also, if the application is done correctly, there is very minimal exposure to hydrogen peroxide directly.

The second issue that most people associate with tooth whitening is  tooth sensitivity and gum irritation. Both these symptoms are directly related to the percentage of carbamide peroxide. It is shown that products with more than 10% produce more teeth sensitivity and gum irritation than those that contain less than 10%. Improper tray selection can lead to gum irritation. Also, patients who are overzealous and go about whitening their teeth further can end up with severe sensitivity. The explanation in these cases is the enamel is worn off by the chemical leading to exposed dentinal tubules which, even when exposed due to caries, can cause sensitivity.

Listed below are some ways to avoid or reduce sensitivity: 

  1. When using the bleaching tray applicator, use it only for the recommended period of time. Do not keep it longer to make the teeth whiter.
  2. Use a paste that is meant for sensitive teeth. The potassium nitrate in these will help relieve sensitivity.
  3. Use a product with fluoride so that the teeth can remineralize. This can be used before and after tooth whitening for up to 4 minutes.

It is advisable to avoid tooth whitening in some cases like the following

  1. Pregnancy
  2. Breast feeding
  3. Ceramic crowns or bridges in the front teeth - these cannot be bleached
  4. Gingival disease with gum recession and exposed root - the sensitivity is sure to quite high

To avail the best results, always use clinically proven products under the supervision of a dentist.

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B.D.S
Dentist, Jaipur
Chewing a sugarless gum after your meal for around 20 minutes freshens your breath and also make the leftover food particles cling to it.
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BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Avoid chewing food from the affected side.
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He have ache in the teeth and doctor told that only one solution is the remove the teeth from mouthe.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
He have ache in the teeth and doctor told that only one solution is the remove the teeth from mouthe.
Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations with clinical examination to decide upon treatment.
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My chewing paan masala without using tobacco in it, M using tobacco free pan masala Is it have any harmful affect? before it about 6 months ago m a adductor of smokeless or smoke tobacco but I left it.

MDS, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
My chewing paan masala without using tobacco in it,

M using tobacco free pan masala 
Is it have any harmful affect?
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Chewing pan masala which contain beetle nut or areca nut is harmful. It can cause submucous fibrosis of oral mucosa which is pre-cancer condition.
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My teeth is in lit yellowish colour how to remove this, give some tips to remove.

Advanced Aesthetics, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
My teeth is in lit yellowish colour how to remove this, give some tips to remove.
Hi, You need to get a professional cleaning done. If that does not help then you may go for teeth whitening. Regards
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I have little swelling below my jaw, which is little bit paining. Please suggest me.

BDS, MDS
Dentist, Delhi
Get an xray done. That swelling might be due to tooth infection. You can also send me that xray for further consultation.
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Suddenly I m notice a gap between my upright teeth. And I m eating some stronger food starts pain there. What I do for ends the problem? Please give m a proper answer.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Suddenly I m notice a gap between my upright teeth. And I m eating some stronger food starts pain there. What I do fo...
Kindly consult an orthodontist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations (Model study, Full mouth & profile x-ray) & clinical examination to decide upon treatment. You may need fixed / removable braces. Requirements may depends on the age, complaint, duration of the treatment & affordability. Cost of cosmetic dentistry (braces) varies with dentist. You may consult me in person.
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I've a tumor at left side of my tongue. Is it harmful?

Consult a local dentist and if required Get a biopsy done . Will know for sure. For all you know it could be a cyst like mucocele.Better consult local dentist to check out if it's an ulcer, or cyst or a Tumor.Is the swelling changing in dimensions.Has it grown big?
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BDS
Dentist,
Have your Sunday brunch but remember to clean the trench...
Interdental cleaning is a must!
For more dental tips see www.dencitydentalcare.blogspot.in
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Sir/Mam I have problem in teeth always blood is coming. please tell me what to do to stop this?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Sir/Mam I have problem in teeth always blood is coming. please tell me what to do to stop this?
We need more investigations with clinical examination 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. 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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