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My Teeth are Worn Down and Jagged. How Can They be Treated?

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015
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Hi there. I would like to ask you a question. My teeth are quite bad I think. I haven’t brushed them for years, because of problems in my life. Over the years I’ve drank lots of fruit juices, smoked, among others. My teeth now are really small, yellow, and a bit jagged. They are wearing away. I think it’s down to acid erosion. But can you tell me the cost of fixing them? Could you tell me if there is a cheaper version, and what my opinions are? And could you tell me, if I got it done, is there away of paying in installments? Thank you.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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Why Is My Tooth in So Much Pain?

Friday, January 30th, 2015
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About a year ago I had a filling replaced. When the numbness wore off I suffered intense shooting pains in that tooth. The dentist filed it off, telling me he’d left one corner too high. But it did not work. So they told me it was the new white filling and replaced it. I still had the pain. So they decided that when they’d replaced the filling, they must have opened a nerve ending. I had root canal done, but still suffered the pain. I went back and had a second root canal, which stopped the intense shooting pain, but has left the tooth extremely sensitive to heat. I can’t eat or drink anything over body temperature on that tooth. Cold temperatures give me a similar problem. It’s not sore while I’m eating, but when it warms up again that’s when I feel it. It feels like it’s deep in my tooth, not just a surface pain, and extremely sore, like a dull ache, not sharp or shooting. They gave me antibiotics and a mouth guard, telling me I grind my teeth, but 6 months use of the guard and I still have the same level of ache. Do you have any idea why this might be? I’ve lost all confidence in the dentist, as before the original replacement filling, I had no pain what so ever. I feel they caused this.


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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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I Have a Lump in my Mouth and Nerve Pain in my Jaw. What Should I Do?

Thursday, November 27th, 2014
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I am very worried. I have had a nerve pain in my top jaw for around two years now and nothing can stop the pain. It doesn’t affect my teeth when I’m eating or drinking, but it hurts to touch, and on the right side under my nose it feels numb. A lump has been there now for around two months and it is getting bigger to the point that I am now stressed, can’t sleep well and I m not sure if it’s something sinister. Last week, my crown fell out and my dentist cemented it back in for me. I pointed out the lump and he said it’s nothing, but he had an emergency patient to deal with so I felt he wasn’t really looking. I can’t get back to see him until 12th December. However I don’t think that I can last that long and I’m not sure what to do next?
If you could advise please that would be great. Many 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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I Have a Broken Tooth, But It Isn’t Causing Pain. Should I Be Worried?

Friday, September 19th, 2014
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Hello Dr Gambroudes. A while ago one of my fillings came loose and fell out. The tooth then cracked,  then the tooth fell out. However, there is still the root and a tiny but of tooth still present. I had an abscess, but I couldn’t get an appointment at the dentist’s until days after I got it and it eventually went away, so I never bothered going to the dentist after all. The area around the broken tooth is very red and a bit lumpy. I do not get any pain from this tooth, but should I be worried? Do you think I should go to the dentist anyway to make sure everything is okay? Thank you for your time. 


Dr Marcus Gambroudes

Dr Marcus Gambroudes

Changing Faces Dentistry & Facial Rejuvenation,
51 Station Road Knowle House Knowle Solihull B93 0HN
Web: www.changingfacesandsmiles.co.uk Tel: 01564 320 024

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Why Is My Tooth So Sharp?

Thursday, September 18th, 2014
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Hello Dr Hughes,
I have a question to ask you about one of my bottom teeth and I hope you can help me. Over the past couple of months it has been very sharp and cuts my tongue whenever I slide it across my bottom teeth. The dentist I regularly go to has filed it down to give it a smoother feel, but the sharpness is still constantly there. I also got tooth bonding done after it was filed, and the sharpness is still there. What do you suggest this could be, and what would I be able to do to get rid of this sharpness on my tooth? Thank you for your time.                                                          

I hope you can help me.

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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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My Mother Has a Hole in Her Gum. What Can We Do to Help Her?

Thursday, September 11th, 2014
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Hello. I am from Nepal and am sending in a question on behalf of my mother. My mother has developed a hole in the end of her gums recently.

It is swollen and she is suffering from a fever.

She is forty years old. Is this problem serious or is it a minor problem? Should we take her to a dental specialist or to a mouth specialist or even a hospital?

We are confused, so please help us. It’s causing her a lot of pain and she is not able to open her mouth.

I would really appreciate your kindness in offering some advice so we know what to do.
We really want to make the right decision for her. Thank you. 


Dr Marcus Gambroudes

Dr Marcus Gambroudes

Changing Faces Dentistry & Facial Rejuvenation,
51 Station Road Knowle House Knowle Solihull B93 0HN
Web: www.changingfacesandsmiles.co.uk Tel: 01564 320 024

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Is There Any Temporary Filler Treatment I Can Administer at Home?

Thursday, September 4th, 2014
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Good morning Dr Hughes. I am having my bottom four front teeth pulled in five weeks’ time, and at a later date I will be having them replaced by prostheses. In the meantime, there will be a pretty obvious gap there, and  I would prefer it to be temporarily disguised. Is there any material that could be put in the gap until my new teeth are ready, and would it be possible for me to do this myself at home? I cannot afford any appointments for temporary filler as the treatment I’m already having has cost quite a lot, but I will be going a month or two without these teeth. Is there any temporary material I can put in this space so I don’t look so toothless for a few months? Thanks you. 


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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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Hi Dr Patel, I’m 14 And Would Really Like To Become A Dentist. What Subjects Do I Need To Aim For To Achieve This?

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013
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Hi, Dr Patel. I want to ask you something. I’m 14 years old and I would really like some kind of a guide to achieving a degree in dentistry, such as the type of subjects I would need to study and what levels in each subject to get? At the minute I have picked: Triple Science, French, Business Studies, Maths, English, and Geography would you say some of these subjects will help me? Also I would like to know what A-LEVEL levels I need to get to be allowed to take the dentistry course because in so interested in becoming a dentist. I so hope you can help me, thank you in advance.


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Dr Riten Patel

The Mulberry
18 Ashley Road, Walton on Thames Surrey, KT12 1HS
Web: www.mulberrydental.co.uk Tel: 01932 223 479

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What Is This Lump In My Mouth?

Friday, May 3rd, 2013
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Hi I have a lump in my mouth. The location of the lump; the corner of my upper right
Gum between the front and side tooth on the right side.

My gum started to swell gradually
It’s been 6 months and I have seen 3
Dentists however no one knows what it is and have not yet taken any tests :( I feel really let down by the NHS.

I can not afford to go private and it just seems to get worse everytime it get prodded around with.

I stupidly tried a home made remedy to whiten my teeth with banana peal could this be the cause?

One of my dentists mentioned it could be my wisdom tooth pushing my teeth forward and irritating the gum to make it swell. And has removed my wisdom tooth.. Would I need braces maybe? :( pls help I can maybe send a picture via email


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Dr Riten Patel

The Mulberry
18 Ashley Road, Walton on Thames Surrey, KT12 1HS
Web: www.mulberrydental.co.uk Tel: 01932 223 479

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Is My Bone Graft Likely To Be As Troublesome As My Dentist Says?

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013
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Dear Andrew,

I have a question about bone grafts for a dental implant (upper left molar).

I am told by my dentist that due to bone loss I will need a bone graft to allow am implant to take. A 360 degree x-ray was taken.

I am however very concerned about the likelihood of the bone graft taking giving what the dentist said.

He indicated that for a 2 month period after the bone draft I would not be able to sneeze or cough (or fly/ swim) since this will dislodge the bone graft. He also said I would have bleeding from my nose from the sinus cavity.

Given at least in the case of coughing / sneezing these activities that are largely involuntary, I am left with the impression that a bone graft is highly likely to fail.

The dentist I saw did indicate he was not the one to perform the bone graft and as such I am unsure of the risks.

Any advice is appreciated.

Kind regards.


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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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