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Dr. Shikha Agarwal

MDS

Dentist, Siliguri

9 Years Experience  ·  100 at clinic
Dr. Shikha Agarwal MDS Dentist, Siliguri
9 Years Experience  ·  100 at clinic
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MDS - Government Dental College, Aurangabad - 2008
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MDS - Periodontics, Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Chandigarh
Patients should visit their endodontists (especially trained to perform root canal treatment) or general dentist after the root canal treatment to have proper restorative work completed on the tooth.

Male 20 years. Dental problem Often I suffer bleeding from a top jaw front 4th teeth. There is a little bleeding first then when I try to suck it from I side then the flow increases. And only at that time when I shake my teeth with a finger it shakes a little.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Male 20 years.
Dental problem
Often I suffer bleeding from a top jaw front 4th teeth. There is a little bleeding firs...
- use a soft toothbrush -- and brush properly! brush your teeth for at least two minutes twice a day and after meals. Hard brushing can further damage the soft tissues of your mouth. - floss at least once a day and be sure to floss beyond the gum line to remove more plaque. - control bleeding by applying pressure to the area with a cold compress. - rinse with salt water or hydrogen peroxide to keep the area clean. Avoid mouthwashes that contain alcohol, which can dry out your mouth. - stay away from smoking and other tobacco products, which can aggravate bleeding gums. - eat a balanced diet and limit snacking between meals. Carbohydrates and sugars feed dental plaque. - try an oral irrigation device, commonly known as a" water pick, to clear debris from around the gum line. - you may need deep cleaning along with surgical curettage or gum strengthening procedure. Use pepsodent tooth paste & gum paint for 2 to 3 weeks. Advance procedures can be done with laser.
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I am suffering from dental decomposition. One side of my teeth is decomposed into black teeth slowly. please suggest any method to cure this.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I am suffering from dental decomposition. One side of my teeth is decomposed into black teeth slowly. please suggest ...
•If your cavity in the tooth is caused by decay, your dentist will remove the decayed area and replace it with a filling. •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.
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Hello sir I have feel fever and allergic in my teeth and runny nose and feel weakness from last 1 day. What can I do.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
Hello sir I have feel fever and allergic in my teeth and runny nose and feel weakness from last 1 day. What can I do.
Hello,you can take homoeopathic medicines 1.Ars Alb 30 (4 drops in little water) thrice a day for 2 days. 2.Ferrum Phos 6X (3 tabs) thrice a day for 2 days and revert. Keep a gap of 15-20 minutes in both the medicines.
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Hi I m 26 years old woman, I have gaping between my both canine teeth. What shud I do? Shud I put braces or some other treatments?

BDS
Dentist,
Hi I m 26 years old woman, I have gaping between my both canine teeth. What shud I do? Shud I put braces or some othe...
Hi, braces would be a good option for closing the gaps. Other option would be to go for veneers. Do visit your dentist to determine the best possible option.
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My lower right jaw is paining. I took vitamin C tablet and a flexon. But not much relief and now one of my nostril of nose is draining. What should I do?

BDS (GOLD MEDALIST)
Dentist, Jamshedpur
X-ray will be help you to diagnose the problem.There can be Problem in TMJ or some more reasons like cavity, periapical lessons and bone pathology.
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How to stop gum bleeding please tell me any homeopathic ayurvedic alopethic medicine.

MDS - Orthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Ernakulam
How to stop gum bleeding please tell me any homeopathic ayurvedic alopethic medicine.
There is no medicine to stop gum bleeding. You need to find out what causes the bleeding and treat it otherwise the problems may worsen and you may lose your teeth. The common reason is calculus that can be cleaned by your local dentist.
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I am 21 year male, and I have a toothache problem since crown is set up on the teeth after rcton my left up 6 th teeth. What should I do?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I am 21 year male, and I have a toothache problem since crown is set up on the teeth after rcton my left up 6 th teet...
Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations to decide upon treatment. You may need occlusal relief of the root canal treated tooth. 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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My tooth shape is not proper. Is there any way out t o get proper shape? My self sandip Age-25.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
My tooth shape is not proper. Is there any way out t o get proper shape?
My self sandip
Age-25.
Kindly consult an orthodontist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations (Model study, Full mouth & profile x-ray) & clinical examination to decide upon treatment. You may need fixed / removable braces. Requirements may depends on the age, complaint, duration of the treatment & affordability. Cost of cosmetic dentistry (braces) varies with dentist. You may consult me in person.
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Is they any home remedy to whiten the teeth my teeth are red and it don't look presentable.

BDS
Dentist, Kolar
Is they any home remedy to whiten the teeth my teeth are red and it don't look presentable.
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 after scalling. Whitening gels used daily along with customized dental trays provided by dentist r also available in the market. Avoid heavily coloured foods, tea n coffee, cool drinks, smoking n tobacco products as they stain teeth.
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What is the best diet to prevent cavities avoid the pain?

BDS, FICOI, MDS
Dentist, Mumbai
What is the best diet to prevent cavities avoid the pain?

Ever wondered what is the best diet to prevent cavities and avoid all that pain at the dentist?

While food is something that no one can do without, there are some of us who eat to live and others who live and love to eat.

The websters dictionary defines a foodie as: a person who enjoys and cares about food very much

The entire diet and nutrition industry has been conjured around this over or under obsession of food. We have the foodies who indulge in delectable delights and then we have the diet junkies who abstain from everything.

No matter which end of the spectrum you belong to foodie or diet junkie you can't deny the importance of your teeth in enjoying your food.

The ability to eat food is something that we easily take for granted up to the point that we are unable to eat due to poor dental or general health. Loss of teeth can have far-reaching effects not only on your face but also on your general health, lifestyle, self-image and mental state.

Impact of tooth loss


    Altered taste sensation
    Inability to chew
    Reduced or increased salivation
    Compromised nutrition
    Gastric disturbances
    Nutritional deficiencies
    Accelerated aging


Can you imagine a world where you couldn't experience the pleasures of eating your favorite food? biting into delicious slices of pizza or that chunk of yummy chocolate or even a juicy piece of chicken for the meat lovers!

While everyone seems to be on a diet of some sort these days here's what we call a dental diet or a few healthy habits that can ensure you maintain your pearlies and prevent cavities and pain till you're around!

Eating for your teeth

Milk and milk products have proven to strengthen teeth, whether at developing stages of dentition or even as we go through life. Cheese, yogurt, and milk in any form are rich sources of calcium which if not included in your diet should be substituted by a calcium supplement.

Chewing healthy

Soft synthetic processed foods reduce the efficiency and health of our teeth in contrast fibrous foods like apples, carrots and celery are all supposed to stimulate gums and teeth to maintain their optimal functions of chewing, shearing, and biting.

Indulging your sweet tooth

Eat all the pastries, chocolates and candy that you want but rinse thoroughly post meals so no remnants of these get stuck in your teeth to prevent cavities. Sweet dishes are the leading cause of cavity development.

Liquid diet

Drink plenty of water to ensure that the food particles get rinsed off your teeth and the acid content in your saliva is kept diluted.

When drinking something sour like colas and lime juice make sure you have it with a straw. Acidic foods can deplete the enamel layer of your teeth causing wear and erosion leading sensitivity

While science and technology have replaced teeth with artificially fixed substitutes through implants and state of the art replacement techniques, even as experts, we recommend prevention is better than cure!

So a shout out to all you foodies, at least for the love of food make sure you look after your teeth or it can be a very bleak and hungry future out there! take precautions and prevent cavities that are so ugly and painful!

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How do I remove pan masala stains from my teeth without going to the dentist. I want some DIY tips.

MDS
Dentist, Sangli
How do I remove pan masala stains from my teeth without going to the dentist. I want some DIY tips.
Dear lybrate-user, if you really want your teeth sparkling white, then you must visit dentist for ultrasonic teeth cleaning and polishing. Please if possible quit pan masala eating habit, because it may cause mouth or throat cancer. God bless you.
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I am 72 years and Type II diabetic.Two main teeth from both sides of my bottom mouth were removed because they were moving long back. Now one main tooth from top right side and bottom left side are also moving. I want to get these two teeth also removed and go for new ones i.E.Six teeth total.What is the present method of fixing new teeth and what should be appx expenditure. Thanks in anticipation of your reply.

BDS
Dentist, Kanchipuram
Hi Sir, We can replace the missing teeth by two options one is a removable one & the other is a fixed one. Removable ones are cheaper but not advisable. Fixed ones are called bridges.But to have a bridge the last teeth should be present.Without the last teeth it would be difficult to do bridge.Treatments vary based on the position of the missing teeth. Only a nearby dentist can guide you properly after clinically examined you. Regards JAI
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I am 35 years old. I am suffering from mouth ulcer for last 5 days. Please guide me.

Advanced Aesthetics, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
I am 35 years old. I am suffering from mouth ulcer for last 5 days. Please guide me.
Hi, there are various reasons for mouth ulcers it could be because of spicy food, medications, bad digestion, eating hard food etc. You can go for professional check up to get the exact cause and solution for the same. Regards
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brushing tips

BDS, Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Research
Dentist, Kolkata
brushing tips
While brushing hold the bristles of yr brush at 45degree angulation to the gum line. Both the gum line and tooth surface should come in contact with the brisles. Brush gently to avoid gum bleeding. Brush twice to prevent acid build up from bacterial colonied. Rinse thoroughly after meals.
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I have done braces, is whitening or bleeching cause weakness of teeth. As after braces my tooth got sensitive I can't bite from my front teeth how it can be stronger?

BDS
Dentist, Ahmedabad
I have done braces, is whitening or bleeching cause weakness of teeth. As after braces my tooth got sensitive I can't...
You can start using fluoridated mouth rinse and go for bleaching once the sensitivity is completely eliminated.
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Is whitening toothpastes usually contain peroxides and other strong abrasives that might make your teeth appear whiter by removing stains?

BDS
Dentist,
Is whitening toothpastes usually contain peroxides and other strong abrasives that might make your teeth appear white...
yes they contain peroxides too remove intrinsic stains n some abrasives for removal of extrinsic stains.
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Dental Erosion - Ways To Repair It

Certified Implantologist
Dentist, Kolkata
Dental Erosion - Ways To Repair It

There are a lot of ways that tooth enamel (hardest substance in the body) can wear off – decay and erosion being the most common. While decay is an infectious process with bacteria playing a significant role, erosion is nowhere associated with bacteria. The tooth gets ‘eroded’ in small amounts with the various food substances that you eat. These include the sodas that wash down the burgers and pizzas, the various sports drinks that are used to boost performance, the lime and oranges that are constantly sucked, and other acidic and sugary foods.

It does not mean you should not have an occasional soda or a sports drink or a citrus fruit. It is the constant and overuse of these that is damaging. The oral pH goes to a very acidic level (below 5.5) with these which then leads to demineralization of the enamel. The environment that is usually produced by the bacteria is caused by the acidic and sugary foods.

In some cases, acids could come from an internal source too. People with gastroesophageal reflux disease may have the acid coming from the esophagus, which also can lead to erosion.

However, there is nothing to be disheartened about as the lost enamel can be replaced to restore both tooth function and appearance. The most commonly affected teeth are the inner surfaces of the upper incisors and the biting surfaces of the lower molars. The result is tooth sensitivity, darker teeth, and increased chances of tooth decay and fracture.

Repair Mechanisms: Treating erosion has two components to it – to repair the lost tooth structure and to prevent further damage. The second is equally or rather more important than the first one.

Treatment-

  1. Restorations: In mild cases of erosion, the lost tooth structure can be rebuilt with composite resins or glass ionomer cement which usually restores lost tooth structure to its earlier version. Usually done in one sitting, it should not take more than an hour. The results would last longer if further erosion is prevented.

  2. Crowns: In cases where a lot of tooth structure has been lost and the remaining enamel weakened, a new crown will need to be done. This offers protection against further decay and also restores esthetics and function quite effectively.

Prevention-

  1. Avoid overuse of acidic, sugary drinks like sports drinks and aerated beverages.

  2. Avoid sucking on oranges as they prolong the effect of the citric acid on the tooth.

  3. Include toothpaste and rinse with fluoride.

  4. Improve dairy intake, thereby providing sufficient calcium.

  5. Follow oral hygiene habits including brushing, flossing, and regular dental visits.

Lost tooth structure unfortunately cannot be regained; however, further loss can be prevented.

If you wish to discuss about any specific dental problem, you can consult a specilized dentist and ask a free question.

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I have mouth ulcer many times. I use smile ucler but after sometime I received the same. I also use orasap gel too. please help to cure permanently.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
I have mouth ulcer many times. I use smile ucler but after sometime I received the same. I also use orasap gel too. p...
Look after your stomach take fibrous food green leafy veg plenty of water, cap bnc one a day, local appl of metroggyl gel n suck on bifilac tab twice daily.
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