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My Mum Has A Bad Phobia Of Dentists. Can She Get Help From Anywhere?

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014
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Hi Mark. My mum is 49 and she has got a real bad phobia of dentists due to her brother struggling to come round after having a tooth out as a kid. Now she’s lost most of her teeth and suffering from severe depression and she never leaves the house. She is on benefits. Can she get help from anywhere? I just want her to live her life not hide away. She has never had her photo taken and rarely smiles. She hasn’t been to a dentist since she was 9 years old. Thanks.


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Dr Mark Hughes

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I Have Extreme Dental Phobia And My Teeth Are In A Pitiful State. Do You Think I Will Need To Undergo Surgery?

Thursday, May 8th, 2014
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Hello Dr Moore. I am the mother of 4 boys and I am 47 years old. I have extreme dental phobia. I haven’t been to a dentist for more than 15 years! Now my mouth is really in a pitiful condition. I am planning to visit a dentist now as I have lost my smile and being a teaching assistant I feel that it is an important tool to communicate with children.
I have a question: Most of my teeth are broken up to the gum-line. After 4/5 years my gum is now closed and the root I assume must be inside. I have never had any infection/ pain or abscess. Do you think I will need a surgical extraction? I wish I could get my smile back as I am willing to extract all of my teeth and get dentures.
Thank you for your precious time.


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
Web: www.advancedentalclinic.com Tel: 08443 87 87 88

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An X-ray Showed My Wisdom Tooth Inclining. It’s Starting To Hurt. Is There Anything That Can Be Other Than Extracting It?

Friday, May 2nd, 2014
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Hi Andrew. I’ve got wisdom tooth in below right jaw
and it is hurting a lot. On X-ray it showed it is becoming inclined and it is touching the teeth either side. My dentist says I should go for surgery and remove the wisdom tooth since it is inclined and can cause harm to next teeth. Should I go for surgery and remove it or should I wait for some time for pain to go?  I am scared of surgery so I’m wondering if there is any possibility of avoiding it? Also, I’d like to know if the wisdom tooth will keep pushing and hurting in future?

Thank you.


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
Web: www.advancedentalclinic.com Tel: 08443 87 87 88

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I Suffer From Extreme Dental Phobia And I Haven’t Seen A Dentist In 15 Years. Will I Need Surgery To Extract My Teeth?

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014
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Hello Dr Moore,
I am a mother of 4 boys and I am 47 years old. I have extreme dental phobia. I haven’t been to a dentist for more than 15 years! Now my mouth is really in a pitiful condition. I am planning to visit a dentist now as I have lost my smile and being a teaching assistant I feel that it is an important tool to communicate with children.
I have a question: Most of my teeth are broken up to gum line. After 4/5 years my gum is now closed and the root I assume must be inside. I have never had any infection/ pain or abscess. Do you think I will need a surgical extraction? I wish I could get my smile back as I am willing to extract all of my teeth and get dentures.
Thank you for your precious time.


dr andrew moore

Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
Web: www.advancedentalclinic.com Tel: 08443 87 87 88

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I No Longer Trust My Dentist. Do You Have Any Suggestions On How To Find A New One?

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014
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I went for a dental cleaning and while I was under nitrous and the Dr. came in & showed me “close ups” of my teeth and told me that although they looked beautiful, that all the white fillings and crowns I had, from eye teeth back, had to be replaced. I needed 26 appointments or I could do it all in 1 shot under sedation which of course, I chose sedation since I had already explained to him my severe anxiety. 2 days later I questioned the necessity of this treatment plan and I was tag teamed by his sales team who made me feel even more nervous when they told me I was at risk of losing my teeth. I went through with it but thank God I only let him do one side. The temporaries were a disaster and I told his assistant that they were going to break if she didn’t get the bite correct but they broke 3 days later. The permanent crowns don’t touch each other (side to side), my upper teeth only meet my lower teeth at half of one crown with half of another along the whole span of entire right side of my mouth. I have pain in a tooth that previous to his work had no pain, they are yellow, short, they are flat (no contour what so ever). I have not had any dental work done for 3 years. I have asked him to fix them and had an orthodontist write him a letter as to the importance of restoring my bite. He keeps telling me I would need to pay for the sedation again. First of all, does any of this sound like the work of a “Cosmetic” dentist as he claims to be? Any suggestions on how to pick another dentist?


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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What Can I Do About My Loose Dentures? I’m Very Nervous When It Comes To My Teeth.

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014
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Hi Dr Moore, I hope you can help me. I currently only have four teeth left of my own and I am wearing dentures at the moment, which over the years have loosened which has made me much more aware of them. I would like to know what can be done and I would also like some idea of costs and if you do a payment scheme of some kind. I am very nervous of the dentist hence me loosing most of my teeth. I’m very embarrassed to take them out and I never have in front of anyone. Any advice or information on this would help me a lot, thank you.


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
Web: www.advancedentalclinic.com Tel: 08443 87 87 88

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I Have A Severe Phobia Of Needles And I Am Very Nervous Before My Labial Frenectomy. Is There Anything That Can Be Done Other Than Injections?

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014
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Hello Dr Moore. I hope you can help me as I have a severe phobia of needles and I have bad hyperventilating attacks whenever I see them coming near me or when they are about to be used on me. I have to get a labial frenectomy and I have braces and I am panicking about the needles. I read some people have to get 4-5 injections just to be numbed up for the procedure and I am very VERY nervous about this because I don’t want needles if they don’t have to be used and I am adamant about it. Is there anything else? Thank you for your time.


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
Web: www.advancedentalclinic.com Tel: 08443 87 87 88

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How Much Would A Partial Denture Of 4 Teeth Cost Me?

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014
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Hello Dr Moore. How much is a partial denture of 4 teeth and how much would total treatment cost me? I have not seen a dentist for over 10 years and am very nervous. If I had further teeth extracted could I have dentures fitted the same day to avoid embarrassment. My only real problem is my top teeth as they are coming loose and I have a few crowns. I am 56 years old and need assurance that I can afford the treatment before proceeding. I look forward to your advice regarding this situation.


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
Web: www.advancedentalclinic.com Tel: 08443 87 87 88

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I’m Fed Up Of The Long List Of Work That Needs Doing And Want To Know If It Would Be Best To Just Get A Full Set Of Implants, Top And Bottom?

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014
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I’m a 28 year old female and my teeth are really making me feel depressed. I had a few bad experiences when I was young visiting the dentist and often would have to be held down by the other dentists as I was so afraid. I try my best to have regular check-ups but it seems every time I go, I walk away with a big list of work that needs doing. My mouth is just a mass of black, I just hate it. I was told my options were an implant or a denture as my teeth next to it were too brittle to support a bridge. I opted for a denture as I didn’t want to spend that amount of money on 1 implant to sit next to my other bad teeth. When the dentist removed my root canal 2 months ago, she couldn’t get it out and literally had to destroy my gum to get to it. I was left with what I can only describe as an upside down v up my gum! The denture I have is just awful. It covers the entire roof of my mouth and drops down onto my tongue sometimes when I’m eating. I’ve been told I need 2 more root canals on my back teeth both sides. It seems every tooth in my mouth is at a different stage of needing work and I feel it will only be a matter of time before those root canals will fail and I’ll need more implants. My teeth are a little discoloured but apart from my missing front tooth my teeth don’t look that bad from the outside, they are just very brittle, always have been. My question to you is this, I want to have all of my teeth removed and a full set of implants, top and bottom. I’ve discussed this with my dentist and for some reason she won’t entertain the idea, simply telling me its always best to keep your own teeth which I feel is a massive contradiction when she tells me the sheer scale of all the work I need? Financially I can afford to pay for them, I think the price I have seen is around 25k, I have always wanted a perfect, white, bright smile. 


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Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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I Recently Had A Fall And Lost Three Crowns. I’m Afraid That If I Visit The Dentist That My Teeth Will Be Removed. What Should I Go?

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014
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Hi Mark, I fell down some steps recently and three of my crowns at the front have fallen out. They were on pins, (two of them have the pins on but one of them has no pin on and no tooth it’s just flat to the gum-line). What will the dentist need to do? I am terrified of the dentist and I am really stressed out. My biggest fear is that I will have to have my teeth removed as they are not the best I have quite a bit of decay. I’m really unsure about what I should do and I hope your advice can help me. Thanks.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
Web: www.harleystreetdentalstudio.com Tel: 020 7636 5981

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