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Dr. Ratnakar Potdar

BDS

Dentist, Pune

39 Years Experience
Dr. Ratnakar Potdar BDS Dentist, Pune
39 Years Experience
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I'm dedicated to providing optimal health care in a relaxed environment where I treat every patients as if they were my own family....more
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Dr. Ratnakar Potdar is a popular Dentist in Pimpri, Pune. He has helped numerous patients in his 39 years of experience as a Dentist. He has done BDS . You can meet Dr. Ratnakar Potdar personally at Dental Care Center in Pimpri, Pune. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Ratnakar Potdar on Lybrate.com.

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BDS - Nashik Dental College - 1978
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I am having pain near right ear while opening my jaws, when eating food or yawning, I feel very much pain, this problem is about 2 months ago and it is continuously increasing Is it a serious issue,

MDS - Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
I am having pain near right ear while opening my jaws, when eating food or yawning, I feel very much pain, this probl...
Yes it is a serious matter that needs immediate attention you need to show a dentist as delay may cause dislocation of joint.
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Hi! My dad is 63 years old. So this problem started last August, when we noticed that he is having some speech issue. It was like as if he is eating something and talking, when actually his mouth was completely empty. Then the frequency of this slurring increased in some weeks/months (can not recall). When we met our doctor, he advised to get an MRI done. On getting the MRI he concluded that it is because of diabetes and blood pressure that some muscles of the tongue are weak. Since november, my dad is controlling diabetes and blood pressure and has also lost 10 kgs (he was overweight, with strict diet and exercise he has lost 10 kgs and now weighs 80 kgs) So, the slurring problem increased and now its not slurring but lisping. We also noticed that his tongue is not able to touch the roof of the mouth. And there is always some burning sensation on some part of the tongue. We met a few renowned doctors but nothing was concluded. We met a neurologist, who recommended the following tests. MRI, diffused and contrast RNT THYROID ECHO ULTRASOUND OF THE NECK. All the above tests were normal. On meeting our neurologist the last time, he has given the following conclusions. He said - His tongue muscles are weak, And blood supply to the blood is not appropriate. And has given us some medicines. Although on his prescription he has written the following. D/d Multi infarct state e bulbar palsy Bulbar palsy onset AHC He has also written follow up to see for evolution/ evaluation of AHC disease. As you can see what he said and what he wrote was completely different. My question is I did my research on Ahc and bulbar palsy, yes it is very scary but some symptoms are not matching with the symptoms of Ahc and bulbar palsy. He also said - there is no test to conclude this disease, if nothing happens after having the given medicines. We will conclude that he is suffering from Ahc and bulbar palsy. Symptoms that differ His walking is perfect - daily walks for more than 7 kms His muscles are strong No problem with swallowing Please help me out in this.

BDS
Dentist, Kolar
Dear lybrate user, you can try consulting a dentist who hs done masters in oral medicine and radiology or in oral pathology. With aging tongue muscles tend to become weak n also mouth gets dry making them difficult to speak properly or swallow. Moistness of mouth also plays a role in speech. Wen a person loses mutiple teeth, the space available for tongue increases n tongue seems to noticably increase in size in older patients. This again causes difficulty in speech. With aging, weak muscle n nerves coupled with slight increased side tongue n absence of muliplt teeth or complete absence of teeth may cause incomplete control over tongue. Taste buds greatly reduce in number with aging causing bald tongue. Nutritional deficiency esp iron deficiency can cause bald tongue n inflamation easily.
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Hi sir/ ma'am, I am 21 years old and I am suffering from mouth's chhale please help what can I do now?

MDS - Periodontics
Dentist, Delhi
You can apply dologel ointment twice daily. Laser treatments are also available for the treatment of ulcers.
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Danto mai thanda-grm pani lgna mitha lgna and kbhi kbhi danto se khun aana etc kya ye puri trh se thik ho skte hai please mujhe btao?

Certification in Full Mouth Rehabilitation, Post-Graduate Certificate in Oral Implantology (PGCOI), M.Sc - Master of Oral Implantology (MOI), Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Rajkot
Its sign of dental caries and gum diseases.You need serious treatment with dentist to keep natural teeth long term.
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I am a20 year old boy having problem in my mouth, it gives bad smell sometimes, please help me out. Thank you.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I am a20 year old boy having problem in my mouth, it gives bad smell sometimes, please help me out. Thank you.
Gastritis, lung & sinus infection may also be the cause of bad smell in the mouth. 90% of bad breath is due to a dirty tongue. You may need deep cleaning & fill tooth cavities with artificial enamel filling. Rinse your mouth thoroughly with a mouth wash until then. Advance procedures can be done with laser too.
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Sir mere teeth k bich mai bhut space hai kya ooo kum ho sakti hai mera age h 20 years.

BDS
Dentist, Harda
Sir mere teeth k bich mai  bhut space hai  kya ooo kum ho sakti hai  mera age h 20 years.
Hehe obviously ortho t/t hota he wires lgate h usme 1-2 sal ka treatment h ye poora space kam ho jaega n acchi smile aa jaegi, visit to any orthodentist or nearby dentist asap.
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I had nasopharynx carcinoma when I was 16. I am completely recovered now. I am 19 now bt stillmy mouth does not produce saliva as the salivary glands got damaged while radiation on my nect and face. I face a lot of problem. Please suggest me some natural ways to treat it.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
I had nasopharynx carcinoma when I was 16. I am completely recovered now. I am 19 now bt stillmy mouth does not produ...
It's very rare at this age did you go radiation, it may recover with time till than drink plenty of water keep lemon drops in mouth.
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Sir I suffer teeth problem. My teeth hole n I am pain n sensitivity problem I am filling one tym wat can I do suggest me.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Sir I suffer teeth problem. My teeth hole n I am pain n sensitivity problem I am filling one tym wat can I do suggest...
The type of treatment you have for toothache 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 is caused by tooth decay, your dentist will remove the decayed area and replace it with a filling. •If your toothache 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 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 discontinued my braces treatment at end of 2015 and now again I started to continue my treatment but dentist said that your old doctor treated your teeth very badly &they get very sensitive and weak. She treating me very slowly becozz my teeth is very weak. Is there any solution to get back my teeth as early as possible? Give me a solution (food) for my good teeth.

BDS, MDS
Dentist, Delhi
I discontinued my braces treatment at end of 2015 and now again I started to continue my treatment but dentist said t...
its very bad that your present doctor is bad mouthing about previous doctor. every doctor do his job at its best. ur senstivity can be cured by any antisensitivity toothpaste available .dont worry
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Hi, I am suffering from lichen plans skin disease white patches in mouth & dots on penis need drugs and treatment.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Hi, I am suffering from lichen plans skin disease white patches in mouth & dots on penis need drugs and treatment.
Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations to decide upon treatment. 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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Sir,I am getting bad smell from my mouth even I brush daily two times.What is the reason behind this?

BDS
Dentist, Raipur
There may be deposits in your mouth which gives that bad smell. Kindly get scaling done and then brush twice daily using correct brushing technique. Also use mouth wash twice daily.
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I hv taken half treatment of root canal and left in between. Will it affect other teeth?

MDS
Dentist, Sangli
I hv taken half treatment of root canal and left in between. Will it affect other teeth?
Yes, sure it will affect other teeth as well as jaw bone health, because half treatment means half of infection will be present in tooth and jaw bone. Please complete rct procedure and cap for teeth at the earliest.
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My teeth are yellow due to my bad eating habits please tell me some home made remedies to clean them as soon as possible.

BDS
Dentist, Kolar
My teeth are yellow due to my bad eating habits please tell me some home made remedies to clean them as soon as possi...
Stains cannot be removed effectively with home remedies n requires definitive treatment by dentist. Naturally our teeth colour ranges from pearly white to pale yellow so everyone cannot hv white teeth. Get scalling n polishing done by dentist. If you r not happy with your teeth shade later, you can get bleaching done by dentist which'll lighten your teeth by 2-3 shades. Alternatively you can use a teeth whitening toothpaste such as snowdent. Avoid heavily coloured foods, tea n coffee, cool drinks, tobacco products as they stain teeth.
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MDS Prosthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Latur
Chewing food from the affected side should be avoided.

Dear Dr. I got floride effect in my teeths because we r asked for Dr. What treatment for this effects. Dr. Told no treatement far. After told only one solution caping system we are agree for that treatemant are completed now Dr. Was removed my teeth enamel with' handpeice meachine for my 16 teeth. Sir any side effect should happs for the vibration of meachine .Please reply

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), BDS
Dentist, Patna
What he is doing is correct. Instead of capping you can go for veneering or laminates. But in every case, enamel will be removed.
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My wisdom tooth is growing due to which lower jaw part has swelled a bit also its paining inside and I cannot have food properly kindly suggest any medicine.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), BDS
Dentist, Patna
My wisdom tooth is growing due to which lower jaw part has swelled a bit also its paining inside and I cannot have fo...
No medicine is going to help you. Please get your teeth surgically removed from an oral and maxillofacial surgeon.
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Dear sir I have pain in my teeth. I can't eat hot & cold teams please suggest what should I do for fast relies. I can eat all I teams.

BDS
Dentist, Vadodara
Dear sir I have pain in my teeth. I can't eat hot & cold teams please suggest what should I do for fast relies. I can...
teeth pain can be due to decay or fractured teeth, gum infection or sensitivity. get your teeth x-rayed n go for needful treatment. for decay, you might require rct n cap or removal n replacement by implants or bridge. for gum infection, go for scaling and polishing of teeth. for sensitivity, use desensitizing toothpaste twice daily.
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I am 18 years old. I want to ask how do I whiten my tooth either by naturally or medical treatments?

Advanced Aesthetics, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
I am 18 years old. I want to ask how do I whiten my tooth either by naturally or medical treatments?
Hi, there are various method / products available to whiten teeth. The most effective is in-office whitening done by a dental professional. It's usually a one hour procedure in which whitening gel will apply to the teeth and activate by whitening light for 10 to 15 minutes. 2 or 3 such sessions may required.
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What reason of yellowish teeth? And Which product will remove yellowish of teeth.

BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
What reason of yellowish teeth? And Which product will remove yellowish of teeth.
There are several causes of tooth discoloration, including: Foods/drinks. Coffee, tea, colas, wines, and certain fruits and vegetables (for example, apples and potatoes) can stain your teeth. Poor dental hygiene. Inadequate brushing and flossing.... 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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Limit Your Sugar Intake to Maintain Dental Health

Certified Implantologist, Advanced Aesthetics
Dentist, Pune
Limit Your Sugar Intake to Maintain Dental Health

Sugary foods should be consumed in limited quantities as the bacteria in dental plaque changes them into acids.

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