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What did my dentist mean when he said my jaw could have jarred?

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012
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June 30th, I tripped whilst running and fell, my teeth bore the initial impact- upper right incisor cracked and upper left incisor slightly chipped. I saw a dentist two day afterwards who filled the chipped tooth with composite and an X-ray revealed that my right incisor was cracked not only n the middle as if you we’re looking at me but also under the gum at the back of the tooth. The tooth was treated with roo canal, a reconstructive post and a temp crown. Since then I have noticed that my upper teeth seem to have retracted, loss of lip support and therefore volume and mouth appears less full. I have been told my jaw could have jarred, what does this mean? End of Aug an abscess appeared on the gum above my upper right incisor. I have since had it removed- and a bone graft so it is rely for an implant, a temp bridge currently sits in place of the missing tooth. My real concern now if with the change in my lips/ face. Loss of lip support! Philtrum appears falter and longer, bite feels different and physically I can feel a significant difference.
Can you advise if their are any solutions for me? I do not want a lip filler as that will not alter the actual structure of my mouth or the way it feels functionally? This is really distressing me and I am really looking to explore solutions.
Yours in hope.


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
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Is there any way to get a replacement tooth before I have brace treatment?

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012
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I’m in the process of having some bracers fitted to straighten my teeth, today i was given the normal check over and x-ray only to find that that I have still got 1 baby tooth on the upper right side next to my front 2 teeth. It doesn’t look like there is an adult tooth underneath and my dentist thinks with the braces this baby tooth will fall out as it’s already a little loose.

At 31 years old I didn’t think this would happen, is there any way to get a replacement tooth in the same spot to make my smile look even and would it involve a lot of work? I know it’s hard to say without looking at the x-ray and my teeth but is there ways of correcting this? My own dentist has stopped going forward to redo my smile plan, i’m worried it’s going to cost more money which i can’t afford (already at 4k)

Any advise on this matter is most welcome.

Many Thanks

Iain


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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How much will braces cost me to have?

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012
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Hi I went to a dentist yesterday after not going since I was 16, I am now 22. I was told I had great teeth and they are all perfectly straight too except one canine because my baby tooth hasn’t come out it has slightly grown to the left not much but the dentist suggested I go to the orthodontist and get a brace to pull it down because I definitely don’t want and implant, he said it would be a shame as there’s nothing wrong with my teeth its just this one tooth, I do have to see the hygienist twice as he said I have early stages of gingivitis but after that treatment I wanted to book in to get the brace done but I was wondering now much will it cost with me being a student? I know the NHS pays so much for me but unsure how much they will pay. Also how long will it take for my tooth to come down? thank you in advance.


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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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Is the pain I am having because of a root infection?

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012
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A 20 year old filling dropped out of my upper molar. Since being screwed and refilled I have had severe pain on and off most days for a year.My dentist keeps saying it is gum infection but there is no sign of inflammation or rot after all this time and even if I don’t eat on that side,eating can be excruciating for ten minutes and then the pain will completely disappear, and return sometime throughout the day,often without eating or drinking anything.Been using Cortisol soaked brushes mouthwash and toothpaste all this time but my dentist just won’t reason that it could be something else.
Could the screws be touching a nerve maybe? Do I need a root canal? Sometimes the pain goes right up to the base of my eye socket,and I am convinced that gum infection would not feel like this.I never had gum problems before the filling dropped out, and yet I am supposed to believe that I have now from the very first day after the new filling onwards for a year now.
Your advice would be greatly appreciated, I am 62.


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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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What can I do to hide the gap in my teeth?

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012
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Dear Dr Andrew,

I have worn braces in the past (5years ago) because I had a gap in my front teeth which was quite bad. The braces closed the gap and I started wearing the plastic retainers. after a while, I lost the retainers through the post and took a while to get another. During this time, my teeth were moving back and since I got my retainers back, I have had this little gap that seem not to dissapear. I am not happy with my teeth at the moment and I wondered what treatment you could recommend for me. I do not want to have to wear braces anymore. The gap is not as big as an average tooth. its about 0.3cm.

thanks for you help, looking forward to hearing from you.

Ritz


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

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Can bonding close the large gaps in my front teeth?

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012
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hi, i am under 18 years old ( nearly 16) and i have quite bad gaps on my top teeth, i have had them for as long as i can remember and this problem stops me from comfortably smiling. As I am still in school I am paranoid about my teeth and I get bullied because of them. My dentist has told me that braces would not get rid of the gaps which really upset me. So I did some research and saw that bonding could help. Would i be able to get bonding on the nhs- as i feel that the problem is causing me to be insecure around others, and how would i suggest this to my dentist(as he hasn’t provided me with any other options)? thank you i would be extremely grateful if you could have me solve this issue


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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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Can veneers correct broken, front teeth?

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012
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Hi, Doctor Moore. Here is my problem, so I have fallen recently which resulted in me smashing my two top front teeth and also a bottom one. I have half of my top two left and about a quarter of my bottom tooth left. I am very worried that these teeth will have to be removed, as they’re obviously permanent teeth this thought really scares me! Can these teeth be saved or is it just easier for these to be replaced with new, prosthetic teeth? I was wondering what my options are??? Any help would really be appreciated. I would like to have veneers, this has been a long time wish of mine, would they be a suitable form of treatment? So I see this as an ideal time to have some good dental work done. Thanks for your 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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What would happen if I forgot to remove the invisalign aligners when drinking coffee?

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012
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I have had invisalign braces fitted this week to improve the bottom front teeth, my question is: what would happen if I forget to take them out and then have a coffee for example with them in? I sometimes forget when I am busy that I have them in and am so worried I will take a hot drink by mistake? Honestly, they were right when they said they were totally invisible haha i really keep forgetting that they’re there!! I read that it can cause them to stain, which will lose their translucency.. Just one more question, when treatment is complete would the teeth ever move back? Thank you. I really appreciate your feedback as I am really excited about the outcome.


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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Can I receive all the treatment I need before heading off with the army in January?

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012
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hi there doctor Andrew, here is my problem:  I have not been to the dentist in around 10 years as I am too scared but have finally decided to go as two of my bottom molars have broken all the way down to the gum line. Also one on the other side of my mouth has suffered the same problem. One of the top molars is the same, my question is will the dentist make fun of me? As i feel very embarrassed about going to the dentist. I want my teeth sorting as I am going to Afghanistan in January with the army so I need to have them out so nothing puts me off when I’m there. I am in a lot of pain with my mouth currently and would love to get the treatment I need as soon as possible! Can I get the treatment I need even though i’m on the nhs?


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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 an impacted wisdom tooth so the dentist has advised that I have the second molar tooth removed instead, is this the only method of treatment available to me?

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012
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Hi,
I have had pain for about a week now and booked an emergency dental appointment this week and following a number of x-rays the hospital says I have an impacted wisdom tooth. He wants to extract the 2nd molar instead of the wisdom tooth next week but I don’t think the impact is that serious yet and would rather have the wisdom out. I was only in pain for a few days and now it is fine so imagine it is the early stage and my 2nd molar can be saved. I’ve read up on all the problems following 2nd molar extraction such as early loss of adjacent teeth and opposite teeth. Also, I don’t want it to affect my bite and don’t want a big gap in my mouth!
Could someone have a look at the x-ray and give me a second opinion?
Thanks


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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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