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What Advice Can You Offer About Gingivectomy?

Friday, January 23rd, 2015
Q.

Good morning Dr Hughes. I would like some advice on Gingivectomy, as I would like to have this procedure done but have no idea where to go for this?

I am almost 30 and from since I can remember I have been embarrassed about my gummy smile.  My teeth are nice and straight but very small and when I smile wide all you can see is gums, or so I think.

I would just like some advice as to if this is safe and where to go, plus how much this generally costs.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Kind Regards.


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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’ve Swallowed the Cover of my Dental Implant, Will it Cause Harm?

Monday, December 15th, 2014
Q.

Hi Mark. The cover for one of my dental implants came off while I was eating and I swallowed it. I am frightened it will cause damage to my stomach or intestines. What do you suggest? This is the second time it has come off, but the first time it just plopped onto my tongue while talking on phone. The dentist I use is awesome but as fate would have it, this is the weekend so the clinic is closed. I got the screws placed about one month ago on the back upper tooth on the right. I have two dental screws on the upper left back and so far have had no trouble with them. Thank you for your time.


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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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Can Veneers Treat an Underbite?

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014
Q.

Good morning Dr Hughes. Can you advise me on if I can have veneers fitted to effectively correct am underbite (my bottom teeth sit over my top teeth)?  I wish to improve my teeth with veneers, but with the top teeth veneers appearing over the bottom ones, rather than the way my teeth sit now. Is this possible, and how would it be achieved?

Also, would you be able to advise me on the costing of this? Thank you in advance. 


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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 Missing Canine Tooth. Would A Six Month Smile Solution Be Applicable To My Dental Condition?

Monday, August 18th, 2014
Q.

Hi Dr Hughes, I would like a smile makeover as I don’t like my front teeth. They stick out and I have a missing lower canine and incisor tooth. I am always self conscious about them and embarrassed. I tend to cover my mouth when I speak. I would like to get braces and wanted information on the type of braces available to me as an adult especially the six month smiles? I would like to know if it is possible to get this treatment with missing teeth.
Thank 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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I Grind My Teeth And Have Been Told To Wear A Mouth Guard Throughout The Day, Can Anything Else Be Done?

Thursday, September 19th, 2013
Q.

Hello,

Could you please tell me the options available for me? I chronically grind my teeth and have worn them down and they are starting to break up, mainly the upper left ones but also the other and it is causing me some pain. I have been given a mouth guard to wear during the night and have been told I should start wearing it through the day as well but that is an option I would like to avoid as it is quite unsightly and hinders my speech.

Thank you.


dr mark hughes

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 Am Absolutely Petrified Of The Dentist! What Can I Do As I Need Treatment?

Friday, September 6th, 2013
Q.

Hi, my problem is that I am absolutely petrified of the dentist. I tend to go twice a year and let the dentist look and the last time I went I started to have a clean but nearly I passed out I was that scared. Now I have a loose back tooth which is really very painful. My face is swollen and I can’t eat on that side so you can imagine this is a hindrance. I am on immunosuppression and on warfarin and I know both of these can possibly affect my gums. I have got to the stage where I will have anything done and I want to know if I can be put to sleep during the procedures I need, is that possible? Thank you for your time.


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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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Is There An Alternative To Breaking The Jaw To Fix A Gummy Smile?

Thursday, September 5th, 2013
Q.

Hi, the problem that I would like to to discuss is that I have quite a high smile line, where, if I smile too much my gums show and I’m a little self-concious about it. I was told by my dentist when I was younger and given a brace, that I could have my jaw broke and fixed to sort the problem out, however I didn’t much like the sound of that as you can imagine. However my friend has recently had it done and her smile line looks much better. I am now 21 years old and was wondering if you had an alternative option for a procedure such as this? Many thanks

and kind regards.


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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’ve Tried Many Treatments To Overcome My Root Canal Pain And I Don’t Know What To Do Next?

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013
Q.

Mark,

I had a root canal job done on a molar in October last year, however the pain has come back – I have tried various antibiotics, plus gone back to the Endodontic specialist in Manchester who has re-drilled the canals again and put a temporary dressing in. I still have the pain. The specialist suggests the next step is to send me to a neurolgist, as nothing is showing on the x-rays and there are no other options.

A friend in Canada is a specialist Endodontist and delivers PIPS Laser treatment (LVI Global based) and has suggested I try to find someone who practices this in the UK and also look for a dentist who has a TENS machine. I’ve not had much success so far. Any advice was be very gratefully received.
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 Need To Know How I Can Overcome My Fear Of The Dentist, As I’ve Neglected My Oral Health?

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013
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Hello Mark. My teeth are a bit of a mess partially due to my own fault and having a massive fear of dentists, and so I have been avoiding them for years (I even got rid of an abscess using raw garlic) however now I want to try and fix the damage as much as possible. I have lost four teeth their at the back so you can’t see them. My top two front teeth slightly turn inwards and I have been contemplating veneers? I am still really terrified of the dentist! How can I overcome this problem? Thank you for your time.


dr mark hughes

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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Should I Have My Whitened Teeth Before I Have A Bridge Fitted?

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013
Q.

Hello Doctor Hughes, I really want to have my teeth whitened but I also need to a bridge fitted for a gap that I have in my upper set of teeth, I would like to know if I should get the teeth whitening done first and then the bridge to match them or have the bridge fitted first then have the whitening done? I’m currently saving up to have this done so would really appreciate some advice please, thank you in advance for your help


dr mark hughes

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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