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Dr. santosh Rao

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Dentist, Pune

12 Years Experience
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Dr. santosh Rao is a popular Dentist in Chinchwad, Pune. He has helped numerous patients in his 12 years of experience as a Dentist. He has done MDS . He is currently practising at Siddhivinayak Dental Clinic in Chinchwad, Pune. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. santosh Rao on Lybrate.com.

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MDS - Sri Rajiv Gandhi College of Dental Sciences Hospital - 2006
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Dental Fillings: Everything You Need to Know

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Dental Fillings: Everything You Need to Know

Most of us suffer from some or the other dental problem in our lifetime. Majority of these problems are attributed to tooth decay. Tooth decay or cavities occur when bacteria living in the mouth produce a strong acid that slowly deteriorates the health of the teeth. If left untreated such decays will lead to infection, causing extreme pain and eventually tooth loss. To prevent this, dental fillings are done. Fillings are also used to repair broken or cracked teeth. Here is everything you need to know about fillings. 

What is a Dental Filling?
A dental filling is one of the most commonly used methods that can restore the normal functioning and shape of the tooth, which may have been damaged due to tooth decay. These fillings close off the spaces where bacteria can set in and cause further decay. This protects the surrounding tissues too as food and bacteria accumulated in cavities can harm gums too. 

Procedure of Dental Filling: 
Before a filling session, the dentist will carry out proper assessment of your teeth. Dental X-rays may be used to ascertain the extent of the damage. This can be followed by a procedure with which the dentist will clean out the affected area of the tooth. After the decay has been cleaned out, the cavity will be filled with desired filling material. 

Types of Dental Fillings: 
There are various kinds of dental fillings. Let us find out a little bit about each kind. 

  1. Gold Filling: These are made in a laboratory before they are cemented in place. These fillings are known to last over two decades thanks to the fact that they are tolerated exceptionally well by the gum tissue. This is also an expensive option, which will require multiple visits to the dental clinic. 
  2. Amalgam Filling: These are also known as silver fillings and are usually an alloy containing tin, silver, and other metals, which bond well with the teeth. Many Dentists today are advising against the use of these fillings as it has been proved that mercury content in these fillings can harm the body.
  3. Composite Resin Filling: These kinds of fillings are matched to the colour of your teeth for a natural appearance. These are the most commonly uses fillings today as they fulfill most of the criteria we would desire from a dental filling. 
  4. Porcelain Filling: These are known as inlays or onlays. These fillings are used in restorations where a large part of the tooth structure has been lost. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a dentist and ask a free question.
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One dropping, feeling weak on same side of my face .us it bells palsy? Can it be cured through medications?

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
Yes it can be Bell's palsy.. And yes it can cured by medicine... You may consult for homoeopathic treatment... Still if you want you may take Causticum 1M one dose.
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BDS
Dentist, Ramanathapuram
Food or drinks which contain acid often soften the tooth material causing the dissolution of minerals into the tooth enamel resulting in the birth of cavities (holes).

I have dental problem Unable to bite or chew food there is a gap on the left top portion of my tooth line what ever I eat it stand and accumulates the food particle and creates pain and more sensitive fear of going to dentist.

Certification in Full Mouth Rehabilitation, Post-Graduate Certificate in Oral Implantology (PGCOI), M.Sc - Master of Oral Implantology (MOI), Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Rajkot
I have dental problem Unable to bite or chew food there is a gap on the left top portion of my tooth line what ever I...
There is absolutely no need to have any fear. Dental Treatment are painless nowadays. In your case firstly clinical evaluation is a must to differentiate whether you have Decay there or just the space which can be filled using Composites. So kindly go for proper consultation and plan accordingly.
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I have one side Gingivitis (பல் ஈறு வீக்கம்). I face this problem every month. What should I do? please give me a one permanent solution for this.

BDS, PG Diploma In PG Advance Course Of Oral Implantology On New Generation Implants, PGDHHM
Dentist, Gurgaon
I have one side Gingivitis (பல் ஈறு வீக்கம்). I face this problem every month. What should I do? please give me a one...
may be you are not brushing properly from that side start brushing properly two times a day with proper brushing technique.
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I have problem of stomach, due to which my mouth is full of ulcer. What should i do?

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
I have problem of stomach, due to which my mouth is full of ulcer. What should i do?
Take fibrous diet like leafy vegetables bananas plenty of water n a cap of BNC daily over ulcers apply metrogylDG gel
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Respected doc I have also pain in my wisdom teeth from 3 days. what I do to relief? please help me.

BDS
Dentist, Ahmedabad
If the wisdom tooth has erupted fully and in a proper position then we can save it by dental cement filling. If the cavity is deep and near or into the pulp then we can save it by root canal treatment. Ideally we should save natural tooth structure if its fits in above criterias. If the wisdom teeth has erupted in a such way that it's disturbing other tooth structures and we don't have any option left for saving it then only you should go for removal. The wisdom tooth usually causes pain because of its uneven position distrubing adjacent teeth and some times swelling of the tissues around the tooth causing pericoronitis ( i.e inflamation of the surrounding soft tissues ) causing pain. Wisdom tooth which is usually considered as an extra tooth having no role in mastication (i.e chewing of food) On other hand removal of wisdom tooth have much advantages rather than any disadvantage.. Retaining wisdom tooth some times results in food lodgement within and between adjacent tooth ,results in caries ( decay ) of the adjacent tooth. So for improper erupted wisdom tooth, removal is the only and best available option to the date. Which in turn also helps in preserving other tooth structures.

BDS
Dentist, Thanjavur
Gingivitis can be borne through the hormonal changes in women which increase sensitivity.

Odor smell is coming from my mouth. I want to get rid of bad smell that comes from my mouth. What should I do?

Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Odor smell is coming from my mouth. I want to get rid of bad smell that comes from my mouth. What should I do?
You need to get scaling (cleaning) done so as to remove all the plaque and calculus, the gum bleeding, pus (if any) 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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