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Dr. Santosh Rao

Dentist, Pune

200 at clinic
Dr. Santosh Rao Dentist, Pune
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Dr. Santosh Rao is a renowned Dentist in Wakad, Pune. He is currently practising at Smile Bay Dental Care for Kids and You in Wakad, Pune. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Santosh Rao on Lybrate.com.

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To get the proper restorative work completed on the tooth after the RCT is done, strictly visit an endodontist or dentist.

Hi I am nearly 20 years old and both last sides of my teeth's bottom teeth set are swollen (in hindi masoor dono taraf niche vaale daanto ke last teeth k side vaala masoor sooj gya hai both side left and right) is this due to wisdom teeth or akal daar or any other reason please tell. It does, t pain but very very very light pain like its no pain. So what might me developing?

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
Hi I am nearly 20 years old and both last sides of my teeth's bottom teeth set are swollen (in hindi masoor dono tara...
Yes it might be because of the eruption of wisdom tooth... as this is the usual age... If you have pain and discomfort and before it increases in intensity and for smooth eruption of teeth you may take homoeopathic medicine Mag Car 30 tds for 1 week..
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Indications for Root Canal Treatment

Diploma In Cosmetic Dentistry, Advanced Aesthetics, BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Indications for Root Canal Treatment

Having your dentist say to you that you need a root canal, can be a daunting affair. This means that the pulp or soft tissue inside a tooth has been damaged by bacterial infection. A root canal involves removing the damaged pulp, cleaning the infection and filling in the emptied space. Not every tooth infection requires a root canal and hence it is essential to know the indication of a root canal.

Here are a few situations when a root canal may be needed:

  1. Pain: Discomfort ranging from a dull ache to a sharp pain can be a sign that you need root canal treatment. This type of pain is usually characterized by throbbing and may change as you switch positions. It is usually triggered by chewing, applying pressure on the tooth or eating something cold or hot. In some cases, the patient may not be able to indicate the exact tooth that is hurting but can only identify the painful area. 
  2. Gun tendernessSwelling that indicates the need of root canal treatment can range from being slightly red and inflamed to pronounced lumps on the gums. In some extreme cases, this swelling may extend out of the gums into the face and neck region. Sometimes, a pus filled boil with a pimple like head may also form on the gums. If this head bursts, the patient may notice a foul taste in the mouth. This swelling can come and go as the tooth decay deteriorates and may or may not be accompanied by pain. Teeth may also feel like they have been pushed out of their sockets and are taller than usual. 
  3. Tooth discolouration: Discolouring of teeth can be a sign of internal tooth damage. This is especially noted if the teeth take on a dark yellow, grey or blackish tint. Tooth discolouration is fairly common in cases where the tooth has undergone trauma such as an accident etc. 
  4. Exposure of the dental nerves: At times during regular dental work, the nerves in the tooth may be exposed. This indicates an exposure of pulp tissue and can trigger pulp degeneration if left untreated. 

However, all of the above symptoms can be symptoms of other types of dental problems as well and do not necessarily individually indicate the need for a root canal. Only a dentist can properly diagnose a need for root canal treatment after a physical examination and testing.

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While brushing my teeth little blood comes out from gum. Every year I go for teeth scaling. Please advise how to prevent and keep my teeth strong and healthy and it is advisable to go for teeth scaling every year.

BDS
Dentist, Pimpri-Chinchwad
While brushing my teeth little blood comes out from gum. Every year I go for teeth scaling. Please advise how to prev...
Yes you can go for scaling every six months but you need to brush your teeth with proper brushing technique and proper soft bristle brush. Together with scaling you also need to maintain proper hygiene at home.
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I have a wound in tongue. I tried Vitamin B Complex as well but did not cured. What shall I do? Please need help.

BDS
Dentist, Pune
Increase your intake of vitamin c, e and b complex. Have lots of citrus fruits, lemon juice, amla. Daily in your diet.
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Sir there is a problem on my tooth gum in the front teeth only one gum having a cut and it is not filling and there is no blood in it. Help me what should I do?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Sir there is a problem on my tooth gum in the front teeth only one gum having a cut and it is not filling and there i...
Homoeopathic medicine------------------ acid nitricum 30 (sbl) drink 2 drops direct on tongue 3 times daily for 10 days----------------------- eat vitamin -c rich diet esp. Citrus fruits like oramges, maussami, lemon, guava etc and start eating vitamin-c tablet celin once daily-----------------------------
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I am 20 years old. My four to five teeth have minor cavities. How to stop that cavity?

MDS, BDS, Sedation(Inhalation) Specialist
Dentist, Hyderabad
I am 20 years old. My four to five teeth have minor cavities. How to stop that cavity?
Hello Mr. Lybrate-user, maintain oral hygiene by brushing twice a day and clean your teeth after every meal or food you take and get your cavities filled.
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Hello I have undergone root canal of my tooth. It has been 2 months but still it has sensitivity; Though not always but often when I brush my teeth or while having soup etc. What should be the cause & the solution. Thanks.

Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
Hi..There are only two reason.. 1..The live near be tissue could be left over in canal causing the problem 2..It could be sensitivity due to adjacent tooth , A carefull examination would definitely revel the problem...
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I am suffering from pain full mouth ulcer from last few years. Kindly suggest me.

BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
I am suffering from pain full mouth ulcer from last few years. Kindly suggest me.
The exact cause of most mouth ulcers is unknown. Stress or tissue injury is thought to be the cause of simple mouth ulcers. Certain foods, including citrus or acidic fruits and vegetables (such as lemons, oranges, pineapples, apples, figs, tomatoes and strawberries), can trigger a mouth ulcer or make the problem worse. Sometimes a sharp tooth surface or dental appliance, such as braces or ill-fitting dentures, might also trigger mouth ulcers. The exact cause of most mouth ulcers is unknown. Stress or tissue injury is thought to be the cause of simple mouth ulcers. Certain foods, including citrus or acidic fruits and vegetables (such as lemons, oranges, pineapples, apples, figs, tomatoes and strawberries), can trigger a mouth ulcer or make the problem worse. Sometimes a sharp tooth surface or dental appliance, such as braces or ill-fitting dentures, might also trigger mouth ulcers. Some cases of complex mouth ulcers are caused by an underlying health condition, such as an impaired immune system; nutritional problems, such as vitamin b12, zinc, folic acid, or iron deficiency and gastrointestinal tract disease, such as coeliac disease and crohn's disease. Avoiding foods that irritate your mouth, including acidic or spicy foods avoiding irritation from gum chewing brushing with a soft-bristled brush after meals and flossing daily, which will keep your mouth free of foods that might trigger a sore. Avoid smoking, tobacco chewing. Seek medical advice about mouth ulcers if you have: unusually large sores sores that are spreading sores that last three weeks or longer intolerable pain despite avoiding trigger foods and taking over-the-counter pain medication difficulty drinking enough fluids a high fever with the appearance of the mouth ulcer. Take becosules for 10days daily once (one cap) apply dologel on the affected area. Gargle with betadine mouth gargle.
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I haven't slept for 2 days. I have a toothache thought it will be fine but its paining a lot.

MBBS, MBA (Healthcare)
General Physician, Delhi
I haven't slept for 2 days. I have a toothache thought it will be fine but its paining a lot.
avoid day time sleep, avoid tea coffee cola in evening and after. 8 hours sleep is ok. 10 pm to 6 am is good timing.avoid stress. take balanced diet.
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How can I clean my teeth clearly? There is a bleeding in my teeth's while brushing.

MDS
Dentist, Kolkata
How can I clean my teeth clearly?
There is a bleeding in my teeth's while brushing.
u cannot clean it urself and stop the bleeding.Cause of bleeding is deposition of food deposits in the gums that needs to be cleaned by a dentist.
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Hello sir, My friend is suffering some problem he eat daily 5 to 10 pans with out tobacco. At the eating food he can't open he's mouth properly. And he thinks that he is suffering from cancer. please help me.

Dentist, Varanasi
Hello sir, My friend is suffering some problem he eat daily 5 to 10 pans with out tobacco. At the eating food he can'...
Pans without tobacco also cause cancer like supari, pan masala etc so consult years dentist because reduced mouth opening is precancerous lesion and chances are to convert in cancer so consult good dentist.
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I have developed a cavity in my upper wisdom tooth. Doctor has suggested extraction? Should I all for root canal or extraction of better.

BDS,MIDA
Dentist, Rewa
I have developed a cavity in my upper wisdom tooth. Doctor has suggested extraction? Should I all for root canal or e...
See wisdom tooth is of no use and RCT of wisdom tooth will cost more than 20000 bucks and nowadays no one will attempt because of visibility problem so its better to extract.
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From past week something weird happed in my mouth. I'm enable to eat, the upper palate, chick n even toung is acting red in color, i'm finding hard to swallow. How can I get relief from this?

BDS
Dentist, Jabalpur
pls provide your age and medical history. you can use oint dologel ct for symptomatic relief for time being. pls consult a dentist
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What is the best way to remove bad breath when you wake up? When I wake up, my mouth smells too strong no matter if I do brush before sleeping or not.

MDS
Dentist, Guntur
What is the best way to remove bad breath when you wake up? When I wake up, my mouth smells too strong no matter if I...
Halitosis (bad breath) is a commonst condition when you wake up from bed, even brushing during previous night. I advice you to swish mouth daily befre bed, and if you don't find it useful you can visit a dentist where he wil evaluate further.
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I have feel bad breath from my nose but I consult doctor nose CT scan done found my nose centre bone bend to right side. Please suggest me how to remove bad breath.

BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
I have feel bad breath from my nose but I consult doctor nose CT scan done found my nose centre bone bend to right si...
Bad breath can be reduced or prevented if you: - practice good oral hygiene. - brush twice a day with fluoride toothpaste to remove food debris and plaque. - don't forget to brush the tongue, too. - replace your toothbrush every 2 to 3 months or after an illness. - use floss or an interdental cleaner to remove food particles and plaque between teeth once a day. - see your dentist regularly -- at least twice a year. He or she will conduct an oral exam and professional teeth cleaning and will be able to detect and treat periodontal disease, dry mouth, or other problems that may be the cause of bad mouth odor. - drink lots of water. This will keep your mouth moist. - chewing gum (preferably sugarless) stimulates the production of saliva, which helps wash away food particles and bacteria.
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I want to go for ceramic braces. Please suggest me. Is this the best way to get an attractive smile. What would be cost and time for treatment?

MDS - Orthodontics, bachelor of Dental Surgery
Dentist, Calicut
I want to go for ceramic braces. Please suggest me. Is this the best way to get an attractive smile. What would be co...
Ceramic braces s a very good option. Ceramic braces are f 2 types polycrystalline (tooth coloured) and monocrystaline (clear ). Mono s expensiv dan poly. Ceramic braces cost you around 30000 to 70000. If you want d best results I would advic you 2 for damon clear braces. This might cost you around 70000 th 90000. The tim would b around 6 mnths to 1 and half er depending on the case.
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I am 15 years old . I take good oral hygiene very well but after that also my mouth stinks.

PGPPH, BDS, Certified Implantologist
Dentist, Hyderabad
Sometimes halitosis or bad breath is not due to oral hygiene. There are several other reasons so need to be clinically correlated. Respiratory tract infections? sore throat, swollen lymph nodes (" swollen glands") in the neck, fever, stuffy nose, a greenish or yellowish nasal discharge, a mucus-producing cough external agents? cigarette stains on fingers and teeth, a uniform yellow" coffee stain" on teeth dry mouth? difficulty swallowing dry foods, difficulty speaking for a prolonged period because of mouth dryness, a burning sensation in the mouth, an unusually high number of dental caries, dry eyes (in sjgren's syndrome) systemic (bodywide) illnesses? symptoms of diabetes, lung disease, kidney failure or liver disease.
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I have gap of 3 mm wide between my front two teeth. How much would it cost to fill this gap.

BDS
Dentist, Delhi
I have gap of 3 mm wide between my front two teeth. How much would it cost to fill this gap.
Hello Lybrate user, this small gap cab be filled with composite restoration. It's cost is around 2200/- for more information you can contact me through Lybrate.
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My gums are bleeding. But when I have a close look there's nothing! Im not sure why is it happening. When I wake up in the morning I spit a mixture of blood and saliva with an bad odour from my mouth. Even if I brush, the freshness lasts only for a few hours. Please help.

BDS, MDS Prosthodontics
Dentist, Greater Noida
My gums are bleeding. But when I have a close look there's nothing! Im not sure why is it happening. When I wake up i...
Get Scaling done. Start warm saline rinse. Use Dentakind gum paint for some relief. but eventually cause that is plaque and calculus (deposits on teeth) had to be removed.
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