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Dr. Vidhya Shankar

BDS

Dentist, Mumbai

9 Years Experience
Dr. Vidhya Shankar BDS Dentist, Mumbai
9 Years Experience
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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them.
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Dr. Vidhya Shankar is a popular Dentist in Malad East, Mumbai. She has had many happy patients in her 9 years of journey as a Dentist. She studied and completed BDS . You can visit her at Independent Practice in Malad East, Mumbai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Vidhya Shankar on Lybrate.com.

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BDS - Dr. M.G.R Medical University, Chennai - 2008
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I am 20 Years now. My teeth has been paining from 2 Years whenever I eat some cold drink. What should I do?

Certified Implantologist, Fellow of Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD), BDS
Dentist, Kolkata
Dental check up is mandatory for you sir. Go for it soon without any delay. Visit a dental clinic regards
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I am 62 years old male. Three months back I had sensitivity in the 14th upper teeth, mild pain so that unable to chew on the right side. Dental hospital gave me ampicilin 500 mg three times a day for one week. Sensitivity had gone in a fortnight and tooth pain gone in one month. But still there is some difficulty while chewing. Mean while since last two months I am feeling heaviness in my head and mild giddiness. I am bp patient 140/90 after medication (revalol xl 50 and envas 10). My sugar level fasting 110 after metformin 500 sr. What should I do for my giddiness and heaviness in my head.

BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
I agree with the doctors advice that you need to c the dentist coz your a senior citizen and being careless or ignoring the complaints than it may cause more problem. Sensitivity can be of many reasons now that you took medicine you may not have but you need to know wats the problem, dn't be afraid. Whatever feasible treatment you need the dentist will do that only.
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I am a 24 year old male having sputum with blood on early morning. I don't have any pain but thick mucus with little of blood will be there. I am afraid it was almost 2 years now. Please help me.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
If blood is from gums get scaling done but if otherwise get ur self checked by a chest physician rule out tb
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My teeth was getting yellow from white day by day. But I brash well my teeth everyday. How I get my teeth like previous (white).

oral implantology, BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
Get your teeth cleaned professionally by scaling and polishing. If you are not satisfied with the results go for bleaching of teeth. maintain oral hygiene by brushing twice a day and use mouthwash regularly.
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What can I do about my sensitivity in my teeth. I used many kind of toothpastes but won't work. Please tell me what to do?

BDS (GOLD MEDALIST)
Dentist, Jamshedpur
Use thermoseal ra toothpaste. Rub gently wide you fingers on sensitive area and rinse properly. Use soft bristle toothbrush. Brush gently. If there is any exposed area due to enamel erosion, bonding, fluoride varnish may be useful.
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I have swelling in mouth from last 8 days and a tooth is paining what should I do?

BDS, MDS
Dentist, Delhi
Dear patient this swelling might be due to increased infection in the tooth which is paining. You should visit dentist for getting relief.
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How to build better gums and how to take care of them for stronger gum and teeth?

MDS Prosthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Chandigarh
Regular brushing, flossing and mouth wash.Visit a dentist every 6 month even if you dont have any problem
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I am getting wisdom tooth which is erupted but 1/4th part of tooth is covered with gum tissue and it's painting alot. One Doctor suggested for removal of tissue while the other suggested to extract the tooth. I am suffering from its pain in the jaw neck ear n headache. I couldn't eat or drink easily. Pls advice me what to do to get relief. With pain killer I am getting only temporary relief. please do advise me.

BDS
Dentist, Delhi
Wisdom teeth can erupt anywhere between the age of 17 years and the mid-20s. It is usually accompanied by pain, sensitivity, and discomfort in chewing food. The pain also may radiate to head, neck and ear. For transient relief, you can go for pain killers and any antibacterial mouthwash, to keep the area clean, which may be difficult to clean otherwise with a toothbrush. Permanent treatment usually involves either removal of the gum tissue covering the wisdom tooth (if it is present in your case), or extraction of the tooth. Extraction will not cause you any problem with eating food, and it doesn’t need to be replaced, unlike other teeth.
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I am a 25 years old male have thick white layer on my tongue from last 10 years. Can you please suggest me some best medicine to get rid of white layer from my tongue. I do use tongue cleaner at morning but after an hour again it becomes full white. And have a deep bad breath all day. Please suggest me some mouthwash too. Thanking you.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
1.You should maintain good oral hygiene 2.Do hexidine mouth wash 2-3 times daily 3. Brush your teeth and clean your tongue twice daily. 4.Consult adental doctor to rule out problema like gingivitis, dental caries etc. go for scaling of teeth 6 monthly. 5.Avoid smoking/chewing tobacco
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Sir, my front teeth are not properly attached, they are back and forth with respect to each other (by birth as I think) and they are yellowish coloured. I brush it two times a day but it does not disappearing and my jaws are perfect and I have no disease of teeth. I asked this question because I am going in defence line through NDA. Thats why it is very necessary to have every body part perfect. So is there any solution for this sir? Pls tell me.

MDS - Orthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Kolkata
Irregularly positioned teeth or crowding of teeth as it is called, can cause difficulty in properly brushing the teeth and maintaining oral hygiene as the brush is unable to reach through. You need an orthodontic correction of the crowded teeth or braces as it is more commonly known, after which it will be easier for you to clean your teeth.
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I am having pain in my teeth when I eat cold from my front teeth and blood also come some times can you help me in that I had tried the Colgate prororelief also but not any result till now can you help me in that thanx.

BDS
Dentist, Vadodara
Bleeding while eating n brushing are signs of gum infection. Get scaling n polishing done. Maintain the same with proper oral hygiene habits. Start using a mouthwash.
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I have been getting blood from my gums especially when i went for Bath room other wise its OK.Upon by consulted dentist he throughly cleaned my teeth and gums,bleeding has stopped for a month and again its bleeding.Please suggest remedy for my problem

Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Dehradun
You need to visit your dentist as these are chronic problems. he would suggest you further treatment as Deep Cleaning & Flap based on the clinical & Radiological Assessment. Also he could guide you about the Outcome. But you have to be patient with the treatment as it may require multiple sittings over long period
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MDS - Orthodontics
Dentist, Shimla
A host of soft foods like dairy products, soft breads, softer grains, sea food and soft meat, soft cooked vegetables and many more are available in the market which should be consumed especially when one is taking orthodontic treatment since they are very easy to eat.

Why to Fill Up a Missing Tooth?

BDS
Dentist, Delhi
Why to Fill Up a Missing Tooth?

A missing tooth can be responsible for causing different health issues. Along with these, a person loses his ability of chewing with missing teeth, develop problems related to speaking and his overall facial appearance also gets affected.

In case of a missing tooth or several missing teeth, it is best advised to get dentures fitted. Dentures are false teeth, which are fitted in the oral cavity in place of lost natural teeth.

Here are several reasons why it is important to fill up a missing tooth:

  1. Shifting of tooth: When a tooth is lost, the surrounding teeth start drifting or moving in the open gap where the lost tooth used to be. The surrounding teeth are shifted out of the alignment. This affects the appearance of your face, and your teeth seem crooked and misplaced. It is necessary to replace a missing tooth with dentures in order to restrict the shifting before it is too late.
  2. TMJ Syndrome: After a tooth is lost and the surrounding teeth start shifting, the alignment is changed. This gives rise to problems with biting and creates issues with the jaws. The upper jaw and the lower jaw fail to meet correctly, and this causes strain and damage to the jaw joint. This phenomenon is called TMJ syndrome.
  3. Decay of tooth and gum diseases: After the shifting of surrounding teeth when a tooth is lost, the teeth alignment changes. This makes it difficult for a person to reach several areas in the gum with a toothbrush or floss. This makes plaque and bacteria accumulate in that area and they cannot be reached or cleaned. Tooth decay and gum diseases or periodontal diseases that are likely to affect those spots. These diseases and disorders cause further tooth loss.
  4. Alteration in facial appearance: A missing tooth should be replaced properly and a dentist must make sure that the root of the missing tooth is removed. In case the root is not removed totally, bone deterioration is likely to occur. Bone loss occurs in the jaw area, and this may result in a change or alteration in your facial appearance. A timely replacement of a missing tooth will prohibit bone loss from the jaw area, and you will be saved from any kind of alteration in your facial appearance, which might affect your looks and self-esteem greatly.

A missing tooth should never be ignored and in case you lose a tooth, you should see a dentist as soon as possible. By filling up a missing tooth, you will be able to save yourself from several issues related to the mouth and gums.

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Hi Dr. my name is sahil. I m facing pain in my upper last tooth from the past 2-3days. please provide a solution.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Wisdom teeth usually make their appearance between the ages of 17 and 21, though it's possible for them to push through earlier or later. Referred to as your "third molars," these four teeth begin to push through the skin like any other tooth, which can cause pain. However, wisdom teeth are much more likely to grow in at an incorrect angle – even sideways – causing impaction that can radiate this pain to the teeth in front of it
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Hi, I am under orthodontic treatment. I think due to that I am getting frequent bleeding. I am not knowing exact location of the bleeding but morning when I get up, getting blood from mouth. I also doubt whether it is due to this orthodontics treatment or some other. Please give some solution. I am afraid that I will get blood loss-anemia. as I am already anemic.

BDS
Dentist, Delhi
The bleeding gums are due to accumulation of food debris, which is a result of inadequate maintenance of oral hygiene. I suggest that you get thorough professional cleaning/scaling done from a dentist, and use antibacterial mouthwashes thereafter. Following all these measures will solve your problem. Hope that helps.
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Few days back I fell down and have a half broken front tooth. What can I do for it?

Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
kindly get X ray done if fracture involving underlying pulp ( vital tooth nerves) then root canal followed by crown otherwise can be restored by good composite material within 1 hr..
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Dental Tips

Post-Graduate Certificate in Endodontics
Dentist, Cuttack
Dental Tips

Keeping your brush at a 45 degree angle while brushing so that the bristles do not hurt your gums.

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My front teeth are little bit outer or furthest from the centre. I'm 37, Can these frontal teeth be shifted to the actual position/centre. If it is possible than what kind of treatment required & what will be the fee.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I will suggest you to apply braces through a orthodontist and charges can be told after clinical examination
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During my sixth std a cyst was developed at my lateral incisor because there is a delay in permanent teeth of so doctor removed my teeth by performing surgery. Now I want to rectify that gap .some one is saying to remove all my incisors and clipped and the other is saying to have zirconium teeth by decreasing the size of adjacent teeth. Do in future there is a possibility of any advanced technology or alternative without effecting other teeth other than screwing. My age 20.

MDS Pedodontics
Dentist, Mangalore
Hi satish.. Implants are advanced tooth replacement option that is available for us today.. In this procedure adjacent tooth is not altered.. A small screw will be placed in the bone which will mimic the natural tooth( sounds scary but its a simple procedure😊)
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