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Dr. Prakash Kelkar

BDS

Dentist, Pune

40 Years Experience
Dr. Prakash Kelkar BDS Dentist, Pune
40 Years Experience
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Dr. Prakash Kelkar is a popular Dentist in Mandai, Pune. He has been a practicing Dentist for 40 years. He has completed BDS . He is currently practising at Kelkar Dental Clinic in Mandai, Pune. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Prakash Kelkar on Lybrate.com.

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BDS - MaharashtraUniversity - 1977
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I am suffering from tooth sensitivity what should I do. Please suggest some remedy in this regard.

Advanced Aesthetics, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
I am suffering from tooth sensitivity what should I do. Please suggest some remedy in this regard.
Hi, teeth have a protective layer called enamel with age the enamel wears off and become thin which causes to become teeth sensitive to cold and hot. You need to get a professional check up done to know the exact cause and solution of your problem.
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One of my braces came off. It's the only metal that is supporting it. Is it okay if I wait for a month to fix it because I've my exams going on right now and it'd finish only after a month?

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
One of my braces came off. It's the only metal that is supporting it. Is it okay if I wait for a month to fix it beca...
Better to visit dentist and just get it fixed. It would hardly take 15 minutes for the dentist to fix the braces.
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I am a 18 years old girl. I have yellow colur on my teeth. I brush 2 tyms in a day. But still no change.What should I do?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I am a 18 years old girl. I have yellow colur on my teeth. I brush 2 tyms in a day. But still no change.What should I...
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) procedures and / or artificial enamel filling. Advance procedures can be done with laser. You may consult me in person. 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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My tooth had broken few years back. I consult a dentist and he said that I have to get operation for root canal. Is the operation can get me normal? 8.

BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
My tooth had broken few years back. I consult a dentist and he said that I have to get operation for root canal. Is t...
Root canal is mean cleaning, shaping, widening and sealing of canal of tooth so that you should get rct procedure done by a dentist.
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How to cure the teeth problem when hot or cold water is drunk. Any effective measures for curing this problem.

PGDHHM, BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
How to cure the teeth problem when hot or cold water is drunk. Any effective measures for curing this problem.
You maybe having sensitivity in your teeth. Sensitivity in teeth can be due to a cavity, gum problem, aggressive toothbrushing, etc. Get the cause treated. You may use sensitivity toothpaste like sensodyne for some symptomatic relief.
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MDS, BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Sensitivity is a big problems if you are facing this problem try to use a sensitive paste for a week and if sensitivity persists then you must visit a dentist. Sensitivity can be due to many reasons like:
a) cervical abrasion which happens due to incorrect brushing technique
b) fractured filling
c) chipped tooth
d) dental caries/cavity
e) using a very hard brush
f) gum recession
g) capping a vital tooth
h) improperly done RCT etc
Try to visit a dentist as soon as possible to rule out the etiology behind sensitivity.


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How to reduce excess saliva in mouth and bad breath.

CERTIFIED ORAL IMPLANTOLOGIST, NON-RESIDENT J.R. IN DEPTT. OF ORTHODONTICS, BDS
Dentist,
Bad breath can be stopped by doing brushing twice daily, also start doing warm saline rinses or mouthwash everytime after meals. Conditions that can cause saliva overproduction include:[3] rabies gastroesophageal reflux disease, in such cases specifically called a water brash, and is characterized by a sour fluid or almost tasteless saliva in the mouth[5] pregnancy excessive starch intake pancreatitis liver disease serotonin syndrome mouth ulcers[medical citation needed] oral infections medications that can cause overproduction of saliva include:[3] clozapine pilocarpine ketamine potassium chlorate risperidone rabeprazole sodium (aciphex) toxins that can cause hypersalivation include:[3] mercury copper organophosphates (insecticide) arsenic decreased clearance[edit] causes of decreased clearance of saliva include: infections such as tonsillitis, retropharyngeal and peritonsillar abscesses, epiglottitis and mumps. Problems with the jaw, e. G, fracture or dislocation radiation therapy neurologic disorders such as myasthenia gravis, parkinson's disease, multiple system atrophy, rabies, bulbar paralysis, bilateral facial nerve palsy and hypoglossal nerve palsy. Treatment hypersalivation is optimally treated by treating or avoiding the underlying cause. Mouthwash and tooth brushing may have drying effects.
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Ayurvedic Remedies for Oral Health

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), PG Dip Panchakarma, PG Dip Ksharsutra for piles,pilonidal sinus and fistula management , Post Graduate Diploma In Hospital Administration (PGDHA), Certificate in Diabetes update
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
Ayurvedic Remedies for Oral Health

Dental health might come across as a rather innocuous problem, but there is no reason for us to take it lightly. Dental health often functions as the index to an overall good health and it is extremely crucial for one and all to maintain the utmost hygiene level. Your teeth are arguably one of the most susceptible parts of your body wherein the slightest neglect can result in substantial damage. Dental ailment pans across a variety of diseases which unless immediately arrested, can potentially inflict a lot of harm.  

We all know about that dreaded toothache and it is not an experience that one would like reliving. Although dentists with their whole host of extractions, fillings and excisions often help in soothing those toothaches, for a more natural mode of healing and remedying dental disorders, one may turn to Ayurveda.  Ayurveda regards healthy lifestyle practices like balanced and wise dietary choices and diligent brushing as the most fundamental requisite for maintaining your oral health.  

Some of the advisable methods for upholding oral hygiene can be enlisted as follows:

  1. Dant Dhavani or Brushing: As an alternative to the new age bristle brushes, Ayurveda recommends the herbal chewing sticks for the purpose of brushing.  As per Ayurveda, the effect is better in those sticks which have a bitter or an astringent taste. For this purpose, Neem, Licorice, Cutch, Arjuna, Milkweed or Fever Nut are best suited. 
  2. Gargling with rock salt and mustard oil: For the upkeep of oral hygiene, it is a healthy practice to massage the gums with mustard oil and rock salt. One can gargle it off with warm water after leaving it for a span of five minutes. Persistent following of this method can bring considerable improvement to your oral hygiene. It is also a good way to mitigate the impacts of asthma and migraine.
  3. Jivha Lekhana or Tongue Scraping: Pure metal is endowed with a lot of health boosting properties. Thus, instead of stainless steel tongue cleaners, Ayurveda advocates the use of scrapers made of gold, silver or copper. This helps in battling bad odor and enhances your sense of taste. 
     
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I frequently get mouth ulcers.

The reasons of oral ulcers are many..just check out few of them ...indigestion. Less water consumption. Acidity..stress.so check out your reason and change accordingly.. N consult your dentist first.hope it helped you..
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Hello, from few days my tongue got a crack in the middle. It looks like a line.My age is 23 M. What could be the reason?

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Fissured tongue could be due to several reasons.The exact cause is unknown.Could be genetic, or aging or environmental factors.Could be associated with certain syndromes and diseases like Psoriasis .Maintenance of oral hygiene, cleaning the tongue and regular salt water gargles help.
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Hello Doctor. I m 19 yrs old n I feel a little bit sensitivity in my teeth. What is d soln to dis Natural remedy will be preferable.

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Hello Doctor. I m  19 yrs old n I feel a little bit sensitivity in my teeth. What is d soln to dis
Natural remedy wil...
use a sensitivity paste like sensodyne apply for 3 to 5 minutes.. and then brush with same paste..for a month..
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Healthy mouth in pregnancy

Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Research, BDS
Dentist, Kolkata
Healthy mouth in pregnancy
During pregnancy gum problems get aggravated due to hormonal changes affecting a few microbes. So proper hygiene maintenance and dental check ups are a must. If any invasive procedures like extraction are needed can be done in the 2nd trimester of pregnancy under proper antibiotics which do not harm the baby.
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What Do You Do About a Severe Toothache?

M.D.S-Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
What Do You Do About a Severe Toothache?

Those who have experienced it would vouch for the fact that toothache is one of the worst pains. There could be times when the attack happens out of nowhere and you are crying for relief.

The tooth has 2 parts - the visible part called the crown and the invisible part called the root which is embedded in the jaw bone and covered by the gums.  

Both the crown and the root have 3 layers from inside out. The crown has enamel, dentin, and pulp. The enamel is the mineralized part of the tooth, dentin has fine sensory dentinal tubules, and the pulp receives nerve and blood supply to the tooth through a small orifice at the end of the tooth called the apex.  On the root surface, instead of enamel, there is a softer substance called cementum.  The dentin and the pulp continue through the tooth, but are thinner in the root portion of the tooth.

The mouth has the largest amount of bacteria in the body. These act on the food deposits on the tooth and produce acid which leads to breakdown of the enamel. The only symptom when enamel breakdown happens is food lodgment, and it continues till treatment ensues. Once the breakdown reaches the dentin, sensitivity sets in, and most people go for treatment then. If not, the next layer is the pulp, when there is severe pain.  This acute pulpitis causes pain in spurts and can be unbearable.

On the root surface, if there is periodontal disease and the gum line goes down, then cementum gets worn off (far more easily than enamel) and decay reaches the dentin and pulp (again faster than in the crown).

Whatever the case, the treatment would be the same:

  • Dental examination, clinical testing, and x-rays would be diagnostic. Tapping the tooth would reproduce the same pain and that is indicative of acute pulpitis
  • Antibiotics and pain killers would be given to control the pain
  • Once the infection subsides, root canal therapy is initiated.  Using the decayed portion to gain access to the root, thin instruments called reamers and files are used to clean out the pulp space completely. They are then shaped to accommodate an inert substance called gutta percha which ensures infection does not seep into the tooth again.
  • With RCT, the tooth is weakened, and therefore a crown needs to be placed. This could either be a ceramic crown or a full metal crown based on economic and esthetic reasons.

The best way to avoid this is regular visits to a dentist so that decay is identified in the early stages and treated with the minimal cost and maximum natural tooth preservation.

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What must be done if, some one has burning sensation in tongue? And feeling like ulcers? Can constipation cause the infection? As thecolour of the tongue has changed to brick red and there is pain in swallowing.

MSD - Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge
Dentist, Chandigarh
Burning tongue syndrome might result from deficiency of vitamin b complex. You can get your blood test and consult a physician as well as a dentist.
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Is that age is mandatory for wearing tooth braces. Because I am 21 years old female.

BDS
Dentist, Delhi
Is that age is mandatory for wearing tooth braces. Because I am 21 years old female.
No age is not mandatory for wearing tooth braces. In early age time duration of wearing braces is less. You can have your braces treatment.
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I am smoking for the past 30 years. The saliva in the mouth is of bad smell and taste. occasional pain the gum. What to do?

Certified Implantologist, Fellow of Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD), BDS
Dentist, Kolkata
I am smoking for the past 30 years. The saliva in the mouth is of bad smell and taste. occasional pain the gum. What ...
Visit a dentist. Go for scaling. You might b required to go to the dentist for 3 to 4 times only for the scaling depending on the amount of stains you have.
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My teeth is so dirty because I smoke too much so please give me right solution for clean my teeth because after 2 days I have to in a party.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
My teeth is so dirty because I smoke too much so please give me right solution for clean my teeth because after 2 day...
All individuals requires scaling (cleaning) to be done atleast once in 6 months to maintain our oral hygiene clean. Our toothbrush is not much finely designed to clean all the plaque and calculi in the interdental areas of the teeth, which is the area where most of the calculus accumulate much and has to be removed regularly using scalers by the dentist. So pls do visit a dentist for scaling.
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Problem in teeth due to water in Rajasthan. Lightly pain in my teeth always. Due to chloride in water so many problem create in my teeth.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
Problem in teeth due to water in Rajasthan. Lightly pain in my teeth always. Due to chloride in water so many problem...
It's not chlorides but fluorides which cause the problem get scaling polishing done by a dentist it will not help if discolouration is there for that get bleaching done.
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I feel like My teeth has become loose from teeth gums after dentist clean my teeth with that dentist cleaning drilling machine please suggest some remedy to make teeth hard attached to gums.

BDS, CDE Endo-Prostho, CDE - Cast Partial & Complete Dentures
Dentist, Pune
I feel like My teeth has become loose from teeth gums after dentist clean my teeth with that dentist cleaning drillin...
Hello, cleaning does not cause loosening of teeth, the false support which are deposits is lost so patient feel that the tooth is loose. After some days this get better. Get your cleaning done every 6 months and if required you can go for splinting.
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I have 20 years old , in this age in my mouth the lower last teeth is there in that place one tooth is growing due to this when I close my mouth normally that tooth touches the upper part of beside of tooth skin , in that time I have pain , what I do ?

BDS
Dentist, Vadodara
I have 20 years old , in this age in my mouth the lower last teeth is there in that place one tooth is growing due to...
you might be having an erupting wisdom tooth. visit your nearby dentist n get your teeth x-rayed. this will help to determine whether there is enough space or not. till than take some antibiotics along with painkillers. do warm salt water gargle 6-7 times a day.
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