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Dr. Neelam Handikherkar

BDS

Dentist, Mumbai

6 Years Experience  ·  35 at clinic
Dr. Neelam Handikherkar BDS Dentist, Mumbai
6 Years Experience  ·  35 at clinic
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Dr. Neelam Handikherkar is a trusted Dentist in Parel, Mumbai. He has over 6 years of experience as a Dentist. He has done BDS . You can consult Dr. Neelam Handikherkar at Ekdant Dental Clinic in Parel, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Neelam Handikherkar and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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BDS - SMBT Dental College & Hospital, - 2011
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#6,Nirmala Niwas Bulding,A Block,Aai Mai Merwanji Street,Parel, Landmark: Near Lal Maidan & Opposite KEM Hospital, MumbaiMumbai Get Directions
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I have neck pain and teeth pain also which doctor I will consult.

BDS
Dentist,
Generally neck and teeth pain are not correlated. Consult dentist for your teeth. And for neck pain you can consult general physician.
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BDS, MDS
Dentist,
abc dental tips - use of a tongue scraper a day, keeps bad breath away! Like our teeth, our tongue also develops tongue plaque which results in bad breath. So, like our teeth, our tongue also needs to be cleaned daily. Keeping it clean on a daily basis will give you a fresher breath and a fresher mouth. Keep Smiling
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Hello, my daughter age is 6 year, problem in her teeth gum. Gums are swelling, can you help me for the same. Thanks.

DEMS, BDS
Dentist, Pune
Hello, my daughter age is 6 year, problem in her teeth gum. Gums are swelling, can you help me for the same.
Thanks.
If the swelling is in the region being the last milk tooth then the gum swelling must be because the first permanent molars are erupting remedy-massage the area with ghee/honey if the swelling is related to some other teeth then please consult a pedodontist.
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My gums are weak how do i regain my gums stronger am a smoker but per day only 4 cigars i smoke. Please advice me a natural remedy am very much suffered about my teeth.

MDS - Periodontics, Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Chandigarh
Hello Sorry to say but smokers have more gum problem than non smoker individuals, and treatment results do get affected because of smoking I suggest you to go for scaling and root planning and quit smoking.In 4 months by reducing one ciggrate every month For your problem it's better to visit a Periodontist(GumSpecalist) Thank you Dr.AmanBhatia
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BDS
Dentist, Rawatbhata
Did you know that heart disease and oral health are linked?
Studies have shown that people with moderate or advanced gum (periodontal) disease are more likely to have heart disease than those with healthy gums.
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BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
5 Facts about Baby Teeth
Baby teeth may not last forever, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t extremely important. In fact, they are just as important to babies and kids as your adult teeth are to you! Here are five things every parent definitely needs to know about baby teeth.
1. They save a spot for adult teeth: Baby teeth are placeholders for adult teeth, and help them to grow in straight. When baby teeth come out too early—due to decay or an accident—other teeth nearby might drift into the empty space, blocking the incoming adult tooth. This can lead to crowding and the need for braces later on. If a baby tooth is badly decayed, it may have to be pulled. In this case, the dentist might recommend that something called a space maintainer be put in where the tooth used to be.
2. They help children chew food and speak clearly: If kids are missing several baby teeth, they may not be able to fully chew their food. This can cause tummy aches and prevent children from getting all the nutrients they need for their growing bodies. Baby teeth are also very important when it comes to children learning to speak clearly. Losing certain teeth too early can make it difficult to correctly say some words and might cause long term problems down the road.
3. Cavities grow faster in baby teeth: Baby teeth are different from adult teeth in that the outer layer of the teeth (the enamel) is much thinner, and the layer just under that (dentin) is much softer. Because of this, cavities can eat through baby teeth surprisingly quickly. With regular dental checkups, little cavities can get filled before they grow into a gaping hole.
4. Cavities hurt at any age: For children with untreated cavities, there is a good chance their little mouths are in pain. This can make it hard to focus in school and may lead to them feeling upset or grumpy much of the time. Living with the nagging pain of a toothache is no fun at all, so get those tiny teeth looked at asap!
5. Healthy baby teeth give kids confidence: There is so much to smile about when you’re a kid. But when a child is living with badly decayed teeth, the last thing they want to do is smile. Having to face the world with damaged, discolored, or cavity-filled teeth can make it difficult to be social and make friends. A healthy smile makes it easier to be a happy child.
Healthy baby teeth lead to healthy adult teeth, but they also do so much more. You can do your part by making sure your children brush after meals, floss daily, and see the dentist twice a year. And if you spot a cavity, get to the dentist right away! Every kid deserves to have a healthy, happy smile.
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What are removable overdentures? When and why these are used? What are the uses and demerits of overdentures?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
What are removable overdentures? When and why these are used? What are the uses and demerits of overdentures?
Removable overdentures-A removable partial denture or complete denture that covers & rests on one or more remaining natural teeth, the roots of natural teeth, &/or dental implants; a prosthesis that covers & is partially supported by natural tooth roots, &/or dental implants, called also overlay denture, overlay prosthesis, superimposed prosthesis, hybrid dentures. Indications: Indications Patients with few remaining natural teeth (coronally intact / malpositioned / morphologically compromised) Patients with mutilated / severely compromised dentitions Advantages of Overdentures: Advantages of Overdentures Residual ridge integrity– improved stress distribution Stability & retention Patient’s perception of preserved natural teeth Viable & simple alternate technique to CD Application is virtually unlimited Disadvantages of Overdentures: Likely time dependent transition to CD, depends on patient’s oral hygiene & nature of selected abutments Age-related inability to follow proper hygiene Presence of refractory periodontal disease Caries Frequent recall appointments, expense (endo & restoration) Available interarch space Weakness in Acrylic denture base Cast coping – increases lab procedures / expenses Disadvantages of Overdentures.
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I have pain in my teeth over 2 days.

BDS (GOLD MEDALIST)
Dentist,
I have pain in my teeth over 2 days.
Hi cavities, tooth abcess, gum disease, food impaction and fracture of tooth can cause pain in the tooth. It's important to find out the cause of pain. After that treatment can be decided. For temporary relief from pain you can take ketorol dt 2 tabs dissolved in half cup of water or ibuprofen after meal.
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I have teeth problem, my teeth have black spot and hole in center of teeth. I want remove this spot and want clean white teeth. What should I do?

BDS (GOLD MEDALIST)
Dentist, Jamshedpur
I have teeth problem, my teeth have black spot and hole in center of teeth. I want remove this spot and want clean wh...
The black spot on your teeth is tooth decay or cavity. Once it starts it goes deeper, cant be stopped. You need to go for filling immediately. Otherwise pulp will get infection and you will have more pain and infection.
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My friend has granulomatous ulcer, consistent with crohn's. How to treat this disease? How much time take to reduce this?

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
There's currently no cure for Crohn's disease, but treatment can improve the symptoms. The main aims of treatment are to: Reduce symptoms – known as inducing remission (remission is a period without symptoms) Maintain remission.
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How can we remove remove yellow color on teeth?

BDS
Dentist,
How can we remove remove yellow color on teeth?
Here is home remedy for brighter teeth--- mix several teaspoons of baking soda with enough fresh lemon juice (or water) to make a paste. Wipe your teeth and any extra saliva off of them with a paper towel. Put a good amount of paste onto your toothbrush and apply. Leave the paste on for 1 minute, then rinse, so as to avoid the acid effecting enamel. If you are using just water you can leave it on for up to 3 minutes. For faster result you can go for teeth bleaching from dentist.
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What will happen if not repaired a loosen teeth for a long period more than one year.

Dentist, Rudrapur
What will happen if not repaired a loosen teeth for a long period more than one year.
This condition called apical periodontitis if u don't take any treatment life of that tooth decreases n also affect adjacent tooth also
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My half broken front tooth has extracted on 19th of june'15. The problem is no bone of concern tooth had found in x ray hollowness is clearly seen by me of bone area (my opinion). Now my dentist given me high dosages of antibiotics for 10 days. Now in result I have not been feeling pus but feeling something is filled on that hollowness? what it should be? and how much time and how much does it cost for new teeth?

BDS
Dentist, Jalgaon
My half broken front tooth has extracted on 19th of june'15. The problem is no bone of concern tooth had found in x r...
The hollowness you can see is the extraction socket.(in my opinion) after tooth extration it may take 30-45 days for new bone formation. Please continue with the medication and do regular followups for further treatment. You can replace the extracted tooth after complete healing with ceramic bridge or implant as suggested by your dentist.
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BDS
Dentist, Thanjavur
To lessen the degree of pain or soreness in the mouth during the orthodontic treatment, you can gargle with 8 ounces of lukewarm water with one teaspoonful of salt dissolved in it. Swish it around your mouth and then spit it out. It will dull the pain and provide relief.
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My mother is 64 years old .she has mouth ulcer and swollen lips .she applied candid mouth paint and had becosules syrup .but still she has problem. Moreover she is high BP patient and allergic to dust.

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Non-Invasive Conservative Cardiac Care Specialist, Pune
My mother is 64 years old .she has mouth ulcer and swollen lips .she applied candid mouth paint and had becosules syr...
Please encourage your mother to consume cool (not cold) sweetish buttermilk and alkaline foods like Kohala (ash gourde), cucumber, cold milk. She should not eat spicy or chilie and oil rich foods. She can take immunity enhancing tonics like Reimmugen Colostrum capsules that will help her ulcers to heal and also help deal with allergy discomforts. Regards.
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I am 61 years old and is suffering from mouth ulcer for the last four years. Please let me know the remedy.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
I am 61 years old and is suffering from mouth ulcer for the last four years. Please let me know the remedy.
Eat fibrous food take plenty of water eat two bananas a day take cap BNC one a day over ulcers apply metrogylDG gel
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His tooth are very sensitive he cant eat any hard cold and hot things and he is very weak.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
His tooth are very sensitive he cant eat any hard cold and hot things and he is very weak.
Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations 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. Dental tips: - visit a dentist every six months for cleaning and a thorough dental check-up. 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 have problem of night teeth grinding. What are causes and remedy for it?

BDS
Dentist,
I have problem of night teeth grinding. What are causes and remedy for it?
Night grinding can arise due to be being stressed at work or otherwise. If there is extensive damage to your teeth then you can consider going to a dentist and getting a night guard fabricated.
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I have toothache when I eat any cold drink.

BDS
Dentist,
Kindly get an x-ray done of the tooth having pain. May be you will have to get root canal treatment done followed by a crown or cap. Till then you can take a pain killer like tab ketorol dt 2 tablets dissolved in water. Brush your teeth twice daily using correct brushing technique to maintain your oral hygiene. Also avoid taking cold water as this may cause more pain.
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I was eating gutkha and pan that's why my mouth is not open properly only two fingers size I can't eat pani puri what to do please reply.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
I was eating gutkha and pan that's why my mouth is not open properly only two fingers size I can't eat pani puri what...
U could b having osmf it req surgical tt n is called precancerous lesion you should consult a maxillofacial surg if ard lko you may consult me stop gutkha.
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