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Dr. Shashank S Gaikwad

Dentist, Navi Mumbai

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Dr. Shashank S Gaikwad is one of the best Dentists in Panvel, Navi Mumbai. He is currently practising at MGM Dental College And Hospital in Panvel, Navi Mumbai. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Shashank S Gaikwad on Lybrate.com.

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Plot No 1 & 2,Sector 18, Kamothe. Landmark: Junction of NH4 and Sion-Panvel Expressway, Navi MumbaiNavi Mumbai Get Directions
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There is pain in the end of my lower jaw. Perhaps a tooth is emerging. What should I do?

BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
There is pain in the end of my lower jaw.
Perhaps a tooth is emerging.
What should I do?
Take an xray and send it to me if its in wrong eruption position then you need to remove coz you will have lot of pain related with swelling in future days.
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Hello doctor. Am 21 years old. I took orthodontic treatment when I was 13 years (with 4 teeth extracted) and removed my braces on 16 years. But later my teeth got relapsed. So again wen I was 19 I took a re treatment (no removal of teeth) and removed my braces when I was 20 and due to this one of my front upper tooth got discoloured and I went for root canal and then for a cap. Even thou I wear retainer now my teeth got relapsed again. Lower part of my teeth is good. Could you pls suggest any solution for this?

MFDS RCPS (Glasgow), MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, BDS
Dentist, Delhi
Hello doctor. Am 21 years old. I took orthodontic treatment when I was 13 years (with 4 teeth extracted) and removed ...
Hi lybrate-user It is unfortunate that you are going through these repeated treatment relapses. It is a bit tough to suggest next steps without an assessment of the cause of the repeated relapses. All that I can advise is that you visit your orthodontist and get an opinion from them. You could also seek a second opinion from another orthodontist and discuss the issue with them as well. Hope this helps. All the best!
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BDS
Dentist, Dehradun
You can exercise for healthier gums as well. Gently bite down so as to make sure that your teeth make a clinking sound when they meet. Repeat this 30 to 40 times continously. This exercise will stimulate the flow of blood and will keep your gums healthy.
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He is facing a problem of bad smell from mouth, in the morning and after 2 hours from brushing. He brushed twice a day. What should he do now?

BHMS
Homeopath, Chennai
He is facing a problem of bad smell from mouth, in the morning and after 2 hours from brushing. He brushed twice a da...
The mouth is home to hundreds of bacterial species with various nutritional preferences. These organisms usually enjoy proteins, and as they digest proteins several fetid substances arise. The role of volatile sulfur compounds (VSCs) in producing bacteria that colonize over the tongue was recently understood as a main cause of halitosis (bad breath). The most common VSCs, such as methylmercaptan and hydrogen sulfite, can be detected by using organoleptic and objective methods. Treatment includes maintaining good oral hygiene, brush two times a day and gargle with salted water after meals, homoeopathic medicines will give you permanent solution.
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Dear experts/specialists, Please help. I have an issue with bad breath. I visit dentist once in a year and according to him my teeth are very clean and maintained. Whatever bad breath is coming, it is occurring due to poor digestion, nasal drip or due to throat issue. Fyi, I have a running nose tendency while eating food, brushing teeth. I myself feel the bad breath within throat area and always feel that some food particles are stuck in throat and that is causing bad breath. Also, I read on Google that this may be due to liver not functioning properly. I want to get rid of this bad breath issue permanently so please guide about next to do's, which kind of doctor shall I see in Pune etc? Any help, advice would be highly appreciated.

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Dear experts/specialists,
Please help.
I have an issue with bad breath. I visit dentist once in a year and according ...
Dear Lybrate user, if you're facing indigestion issues or nasal drip, you should consult a gastroenterologist and pulmonologist (respiratory specialist) in your area. You might need to modify your diet a little. The doctor might prescribe you medicines to get rid of this problem. Try to take your meals well in time and don't lie down for at least 1 hour after eating. You can try some homeopathic or ayurvedic treatments as well. First get the check up done, get to the root cause of your problem and pursue the treatment accordingly.
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Sir, I am 54 and strong. However, my teeth are becoming very sensitive to cold-drinks and weak to bite hard stuff like bones, etc. Kindly advice.

BDS
Dentist, Vadodara
As per your complain it likes to be generalized attrition shayd apke sare dat uppar se ghis gae lagte hain due to aging or habit of bruxism and tobacco products chewing. The other reason is effect due to severe heavy hard brushing causing wearing of teeth leads to sensitivity use Colgate sensitive pro relief and ch-x mouthwash for 1 month if it still persist then go for full mouth rehabilitation in which doctor does rct in all your hypersensitive teeth followed by capping.
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My teeth are yellow since my childhood. I have tried many home remedies but they didn't helped. I want to know the solution and also the expected cost of treatment. Thank you!

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
My teeth are yellow since my childhood.
I have tried many home remedies but they didn't helped.
I want to know the so...
Consult a dentist get scaling polishing done than brush twice daily especially at night avoid coloured foodstuffs you may require bleaching.
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My teeth have become yellow in color. I would like to know the treatment cost for cleaning my teeth.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
My teeth have become yellow in color. I would like to know the treatment cost for cleaning my teeth.
Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations to decide upon treatment. You may need deep cleaning along with whitening (bleaching or laser) procedures and / or artificial enamel filling. Advance procedure can be done with laser too. You may consult me in person too. Dental tips: - visit a dentist every six months. 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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Sir I am suffering from pyriya disease since 2 years .Sir please consult me what should I have to do now. Because I want to free from this disease.

BDS
Dentist, Allahabad
Sir I am suffering from pyriya disease since 2 years .Sir please consult me what should I have to do now. Because I w...
Get you r scaling and root planing done with clohex plus mouthwash and opg x rays done so that you r further treatment can be planned according to bone destruction also get you r check up done.
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I can' t eat sweet and can' t drink cold water feeling pain in my teeth .What should I do?

BDS
Dentist, Azamgarh
U feeling pain in one tooth or all tooth pls look out of your problem again if problem in the one tooth then go for rct.
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One year back I was suffering from jaw problem. When I contacted a doctor he prescribed me to take pacetane 2 half in the morning and half in the afternoon. Now there is no problem. Still I am taking the tablet. Is there any side effect from theat tablet. Can I stop taking the tablet ?

BDS
Dentist, Pune
Tablets are only for temporary relief. You should stop taking the tablet & then wait & watch to see if the pain starts again. If there is no pain, then no need for tablets & in case if there is pain, then you should visit a dentist for a permanent solution.
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Hi my friend Rahul is 25-26years old and in his mouth there is gaps in between his teeth. Is there any process to lessen the gap at this age if it is than what is approximate expanses to lessen the gap.

MDS Prosthodontics
Dentist, Delhi
Hi my friend Rahul is 25-26years old and in his mouth there is gaps in between his teeth. Is there any process to les...
It is very much possible but the patient has to checked and a treatment plan chalked out. There are options of composite fillings and crowns /veeners depending on the situation. Please consult a dentist for the same.
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Hi sir I am 22 years younger in my mouth upper part of the tongue small ulcers is formed due body fully heating how to control.

BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
Usually ulcer heals by itself only within 1 week. You can take'becosule capsule' once in a day for 1 week for faster recovery. Temporarily you can apply mucopain gel over ulcer for relief.
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BDS, PGDFO
Dentist, Gadchiroli
You can exercise for healthier gums as well. Gently bite down so as to make sure that your teeth make a clinking sound when they meet. Repeat this 30 to 40 times continously. This exercise will stimulate the flow of blood and will keep your gums healthy.

My teeth are yellow and smailes very badly so how can I deal with it? Please advise.

BDS (GOLD MEDALIST)
Dentist, Jamshedpur
My teeth are yellow and smailes very badly so how can I deal with it? Please advise.
Stains on teeth can be due to tobacco, pan, gutka and smoking. Stop taking these go for bleaching. Apply mixture of lemon juice and soda bi carb, rub gently and rinse. Do this once a week.
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My upper and lower front teeth overlap excessively. Space available for upper and lower teeth is not sufficient. What does it mean? And how to fix it.

BDS
Dentist,
My upper and lower front teeth overlap excessively. Space available for upper and lower teeth is not sufficient. What...
Hi, from what you have mentioned above, it seems that you have got overbite problem in which the upper teeth totally covers the lower teeth when you bite and it can be corrected by orthodontic treatment. Its advisable to consult your dentist and get the best suited treatment planned out.
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I am facing a problem of bad breath I brush twice a day yet problem is still there What should I do.

Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
I am facing a problem of bad breath I brush twice a day yet problem is still there What should I do.
You need to get scaling (cleaning) done so as to remove all the plaque and calculus, the gum bleeding, pus and bad breath would regress over a period of 10-15 days. Also do clean your tongue properly and use a good mouthwash as well.
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Know Everything About Tooth Extraction

Certified Implantologist
Dentist, Kolkata
Know Everything About Tooth Extraction

A healthy set of teeth is essential for good living. However, teeth problems are widespread and you are susceptible to it at any age, at any time. Though there are medications available for tooth problems, sometimes extraction of the tooth remains the only plausible solution. 

You may have to undergo tooth extraction for multiple reasons. Some of them are:

  1. Unaligned teeth: In case you are suffering from unaligned teeth, chances are that you may suffer from what in technical terms is known as "crowded mouth." In such a situation you have difficulty in eating as there is not enough room for the teeth in the mouth. Extraction of tooth, in this case, is the only way to rectify it and align the teeth in a better fashion.
  2. Infection: Sometimes if you suffer from a tooth infection, it tends to quickly spread to the pulp, affecting and damaging the blood vessels and different nerves. Though medications are available, if the intensity of the infection increases, extraction of tooth remains the only option.

Procedure: There are different steps that are involved in the extraction of teeth. They are:

  1. Local anesthesia: Like all other surgeries, administering a local anesthesia is the first step. If you are undergoing a tooth extraction, the dentist or the surgeon will inject anesthesia that will create numbness and soothe you of the ensuing pain.
  2. Cutting away gum and bone tissues: After the anesthesia, the dentist will proceed to extract the infected tooth. In order to do this, the doctor cuts away the gum and the tissues covering the tooth. After the root of the infected tooth has been exposed, the dentist would then with the help of forceps, sever it from the jaw.

After the surgery, you must observe certain precautions to expedite the recovery process. Some of them are:

  1. Take painkillers: After the tooth extraction, the possibility of suffering from an ensuing pain is incredibly high. Therefore, in most cases the dentist prescribes certain painkillers and you must take them regularly.
  2. Change the dressing: The operated area will be covered with bandages to preclude any infection. However, the dressing must be changed from time to time. If the same dressing remains for a long time, chances of an infection increase.
  3. Complete rest: After the extraction, you must take complete rest and not engage in any form of physical activity.
  4. Avoid certain foods: Just after the surgery, the operated area remains tender. Therefore, you must eat food that requires less effort to chew like soup, pudding, ice cream etc. You must also abstain from smoking and drinking for some time.
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I am suffering from tooth pain over 5 months. So, please solve my problem immediately. I am suffering from lot of pain in mouth.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
I am suffering from tooth pain over 5 months. So, please solve my problem immediately. I am suffering from lot of pai...
If you could wait for five months why such a hurry now consult a dentist if cavity get filling done you may req rct.
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Hi ,my question is I'm getting a bad breath in my mouth while speaking ,wat will b the issue.

BDS, MDS oral medicine
Dentist, Thrissur
Hi ,my question is I'm getting a bad breath in my mouth while speaking ,wat will b the issue.
You have to visit a dentist to know what causes bad smell. Causes are numerous may be be due to cavities, prosthesis in mouth, deposits, chronic sinusitis, or may be due to any systemic diseases. You can get rid of bad smell easily just do a consultation with dentist and oral prophylaxis and if you have any systemic cause get it treated by a general physician. Mouth washes are available to get rid of smell use it under supervision of dentist.
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