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Dr. Raj Shah

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Dr. Raj Shah is a trusted Dentist in August Kranti Maidan, Mumbai. He is currently practising at Saifee Dental Clinic in August Kranti Maidan, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Raj Shah and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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Is temprory wire braces can work for teeth setting? which is made by simple wire without points.

BDS
Dentist, Pune
The temporary wire appliance gives results in minor misalignment cases but chances of relapse or recurring malpositioning after treatment are high. So go for permanent orthodontic treatment which is for longer term but gives relatively long lasting results.
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Can Re root canal done bey the same dentist or else need to visit any Endodontist. I was worried too much about the abscess, because I have a history of leukemia. Is the abscess may be because of any infection? Do I need to do any blood test. My sugar levels are normal.

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Can Re root canal done bey the same dentist or else need to visit any Endodontist. I was worried too much about the a...
Dear Lybrate user, your treating dentist, a general dentist or endodontist first must obtain a consent from your doctor before starting the treatment. The dentist must also mention all the medicines that you'll need during your treatment. We have treated a leukemia survivor at our clinic and the procedure is absolutely safe which was done following strict sterilization protocol to avoid any kind of new infection. The abscess might be a result of long standing decayed tooth. No need to worry. Start the treatment by simultaneously consulting your dentist and doctor with whom you consult for leukemia. Take care.
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I have severe toothache since 4 days. But I don't have caries. What tablets should I take to get rid of this pain?

MDS - Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
I have severe toothache since 4 days.  But I don't have caries. What tablets should I take to get rid of this pain?
The pain may be due to various reasons you should go to a dentist and get it examined for time being you can take general pain killer for temporary relief.
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BDS
Dentist, Lucknow
Make it a point to visit a dentist & get the scaling & polishing done every 6 months. This little investment of time & money can save you from loads of dental problems & accompanying bills in future. Moreover you can save yourself from wearing dentures in old age.

I am a 36 yrs and having dental problem, I have a heavy pain from last 3 weeks I had consulted to dentist but no result please give me the suggestion.

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
I am a 36 yrs and having dental problem, I have a heavy pain from last 3 weeks  I had consulted to dentist but no res...
Hello, you said you have consulted a dental surgeon and no results. Please take tab combiflam for pain and you have to consult dental surgeon for checkup and treatment again.
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Common Mistakes People Do In Dental Care

BDS
Dentist, Navi Mumbai
Common Mistakes People Do In Dental Care

"Common mistakes People Do in Dental Care "

1. Regular Check-ups: Check-up is utmost important part of dental treatment , even if you do not find any usual finding in your mouth you have to  go for  annual check -ups to your Dentist.It is  mandatory to take preventive measure before hand .So ,from next time do not wait for caries pain,sensitivity develop in  your teeth ,just visit to your dentist for a general check up.

2. Follow ups: Follow up is always mandatory in between and after your treatment .Whatever is the treatment ,it is necessary to visit to a doctor if he/she mention that you have to come for follow up.Specialy after your surgery, extraction(teeth removal),Root canal etc .You find everything is done ,treatment is over and didn’t find time to visit again to your dentist ,but you have to understand this that any healing will take time and it is a normal biological process. So from next time ,don’t miss appointments and a  follow up after your treatment too.

3. Self Medication: Strict No-No .I have seen lot of people that they take medicine on their own ,without seeing a dentist /physician .See, every drug has side effects ,if you are taking for a longer time without asking to your doctor .Even if you had old prescription of a doctor ,don’t take any medicine without consulting to your Dentist/Physician. So next time ,if you find anything abnormal or find pain ,swelling  in your teeth  ,just consult your Dentist as soon as possible .

 4. Proper Tooth Brushing: For proper dental care, be sure to brush gently two or three times per day each for two to three minutes, using long, horizontally angled strokes. Waiting too long between tooth brushing can cause harmful bacteria and plaque to develop. However, do not brush too often, which can lead to exposure of the roots, or brush too aggressively, which can cause erosion of the tooth enamel.Discard your toothbrush every 3 months or else if its bristles torn out.

Not using the correct tooth brushing technique is another common dental care mistake. According to family dentistry experts, the best technique is the thorough brushing of every tooth. Thoroughly brushing the inner surfaces of the teeth is important, but many skip that step, which can cause issues to show up at the next visit to their family dentistry office.

5. A Dental Floss and a Antiseptic Mouthwash: Also a necessary additionally with the two times brushing. Food accumulates in between teeth and a major  cause too for developing dental caries in between two teeth and also it inflamed your gums  and sometimes lead to pockets and Gingival and Periodontal problems .So for a healthy teeth and gums ,use a dental floss/interdental brushes  to keep  the area clean in between teeth and gargle with the mouthwash once daily before bedtime .

6. Chomping on Tooth Destroyers: A lot of food items and beverages may cause destructions of enamel of your teeth if you are addicted to them .Don’t brush just after having an acidic beverages ,wait for some time than brush your teeth as it will cause more destruction of enamel of your teeth. Everyone has" sweet tooth "so watch your portion of sweets and candies you are taking on daily basis ,it is advisable not to have these items (choclates,chips,candies,soda,cola etc ) on daily basis .So restrict them or if not possible for children ,than give them only in one day in a week (Sundays)

7. Eat vegetables and fruits: Lots of vitamin is needed for your health of your teeth and gums  ,so make sure the green vegetables and fruits are in part of your daily diet.Drink atleast 4-5 litres water per day.

8. Any Unusual Habits like Tobacoo use: Along with all of the other health care issues caused by tobacco, smoking or using other tobacco products can also increase your chances of developing gum disease and experiencing rapid bone loss around your teeth.

9. Tooth trauma: Clenching teeth, chewing ice, or gnawing on pencils can put excess pressure on your teeth and wear away tooth enamel. If you grind your teeth unconsciously – especially at night, your dentist can create a customized mouth guard for you to wear at night. In addition, you should wear a mouth guard when playing contact sports to lessen your risk of broken or cracked teeth if you experience a severe blow to your face, and also when swimming to decrease your teeth’s exposure to chlorine, which can erode and stain tooth enamel.

10. Lack of Vitamin C: Vitamin C is important for the health of your gum tissue and should be      consumed daily. People who consume less that 180 g daily are 25% more likely to develop gum disease.

Lack of calcium – Calcium is known for its ability to strengthen bones. In fact, people who consume at least 800 mg a day are less likely to develop severe gum disease. While calcium can be found in foods like cheese, yogurt, and milk, you should still consider calcium supplements to help strengthen your teeth and bones.

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My daughter has two bad teeth and she is experiencing pain from the past couple of days. The dentist suggested root canal for both the teeth. Is it required to go for root canal for a four year old kid? These teeth will eventually fall out. Are there any alternatives? How will the permanent teeth get affected with the proposed treatment?

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Hi! yes , if she is having pain then it is advisable to get her root canal treatment done. Removing the tooth is not advisable. Permanent teeth will not get affected.
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I couldn't able to eat ice cream and even couldn't drink chilled water because of sensitivity of my teeth what should I do to get rid of this? please advice.

oral implantology, BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
I couldn't able to eat ice cream and even couldn't drink chilled water because of sensitivity of my teeth what should...
For severe sensitivity of teeth you can start using a desensitizing tooth paste and mouth wash. if this doesn't subside after this the only option is to go for root canal treatment
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I am facing mouth problem due to my broken front teeth. My mouth getting scratch by the teeth. Should it capping my teeth or not?

BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
I am facing mouth problem due to my broken front teeth. My mouth getting scratch by the teeth. Should it capping my t...
Yes, first go for an x-ray to find out any infection, if no infection persist. Go for capping, if there is any infection you can go for root canal treatment and then go for capping.
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I have yellow colored teeth. I brush my teeth twice a day but it remains yellow. The toothpaste I use is Colgate and the toothbrush of Oral-B. What should I do to whiten my yellowish teeth?

oral implantology, BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
I have yellow colored teeth. I brush my teeth twice a day but it remains yellow. The toothpaste I use is Colgate and ...
Get your teeth cleaned professionally by scaling and polishing. If you are not satisfied with the results go for bleaching of teeth.
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BDS
Dentist, Chennai
Eating a piece of cheese after a meal helps in pulling away some of the plaque and leftover tiny food particles from meals. And since it contains calcium, it adds to the health of teeth and bones as well.

I am 23 year old male I have teeth problem my teeth never pain but there are some yellow particles deposited on my teeth from childhood (around when I was of 12 yrs) that time my science teacher told me that it is florida because of increasing floridity in my body it deopsite on your teeth I'm very much depress about it kindly help me out please.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I am 23 year old male I have teeth problem my teeth never pain but there are some yellow particles deposited on my te...
The type of treatment you have for toothache /sensitivity/swelling will depend on the cause of the pain, so your dentist will examine your mouth and may carry out an X-ray to try to identify the problem. •If your toothache / sensitivity/swelling is caused by tooth decay, your dentist will remove the decayed area and replace it with a filling. •If your toothache / sensitivity/swelling is caused by a loose or broken filling, the filling will be taken out, any decay will be removed and a new filling put in place. •If the pulp inside your tooth is infected, you may need root canal treatment. This procedure involves removing the infected pulp and then inserting a special type of filling to seal the tooth and prevent re-infection. •If your toothache / sensitivity/swelling can't be treated using these methods, or if your tooth is impacted (wedged between another tooth and your jaw), it may need to be removed.
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I have a small tooth between two front tooth. I want to remove this .And clip it to remove the gap. I here that removed teeth makes headache and other eye problems .I want your suggestion for this problem.

BDS, Master of Hospital Administration
Dentist, Patna
I have a small tooth between two front tooth.
I want to remove this .And clip it to remove the gap. I here that remov...
Do not hear things from the world. Visit the dentist and ask about the procedure. There is nothing to do between your mesiodens that is the middle tooth between c.incisors and eye sight or headache. Be free to get the smile correction.
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I am 35 year old male. From last night im suffering from gum pain. I have got a little swelling too. Pls tell me what should i. Do?

BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
I am 35 year old male. From last night im suffering from gum pain. I have got a little swelling too. Pls tell me what...
Once get dental checkup done coz swelling in gums is not good sign therefore get dental scaling done first and the dentist will inform you the later treatment.
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I got my impacted wisdom tooth extracted on 16 March. What should I eat. Can I start my regular routine.

MDS
Dentist, Kolkata
I got my impacted wisdom tooth extracted on 16 March.
What should I eat. Can I start my regular routine.
Yes you may, but do warm saline rinses 6-7 times daily for a week and avoid sharp food like chicken bones, fish etc. For few days.
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I am observing the decay in my teeth and not able to understand what to do kindly guide. I can share photos also.

Advanced Aesthetics, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
I am observing the decay in my teeth and not able to understand what to do kindly guide. I can share photos also.
Hi, you need to go for a check-up and x-ray to figure out extent of decay to get a clear idea of the treatment plan.
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Dr. I have a great cavity in my teeth I want to remove it can I remove my cavity at home.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Dr. I have a great cavity in my teeth I want to remove it can I remove my cavity at home.
•If your cavity in the tooth is caused by decay, your dentist will remove the decayed area and replace it with a filling. •If the pulp inside your tooth is infected, you may need root canal treatment. This procedure involves removing the infected pulp and then inserting a special type of filling to seal the tooth and prevent re-infection.
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Hi I'm 23 old guy and my gums bleed wen I brush n I feel tat I hv gaps between them coz it used to perfect n strong but it's no longer there. Could u plzzz suggest wat would be the best option.

Oral Implantologist (New York University), Advanced Aesthetic Oral & Dental Surgeon. BDS (India)
Dentist, Mumbai
Bleeding gums is a sign of gum infection & inflammation which happens because of plaque & calculus deposition on tooth & border of gums. You need to get a clean up (oral prophylaxis) done to solve the bleeding problem. As for the gaps between your teeth, if it is too huge & making you conscious about your smile & looks, you need to get braces treatment done. If the gaps are not too wide your problem may be solved with removable wire appliance & you may not need to put braces.
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20 years old male, undergoing root canal on the right side of the face and there was pain from few days. Today morning the right side was swelled up now what should I do for it.

MDS
Dentist, Kolkata
20 years old male, undergoing root canal on the right side of the face and there was pain from few days. Today mornin...
Keep taking the antibiotics and analgesics. Pain stays for some days even after the root canal treatment.
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Hello doctor, I have teeth problem as usual a little bleeding the morning while brushing the teeth so what should I do? please give the solutions.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Hello doctor, I have teeth problem as usual a little bleeding the morning while brushing the teeth so what should I d...
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. 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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