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How Much Does It Cost To Have A Wisdom Tooth Removed? My Teeth Are Infected And Need To Be Removed.

Thursday, August 28th, 2014
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How much is it to have a wisdom tooth and the tooth next to it removed? I have this problem now and I can’t wait any longer to have it done. My wisdom tooth has come out at an angle and has pushed against my other tooth creating a hole and the nerve is right next to it. Both teeth are infected I am on antibiotics now and it has been 48 hours of me taking the antibiotics it is causing a lot of pain. I can’t eat or sleep and the pain killers don’t help at all I’m finding it hard to work.


Dr Marcus Gambroudes

Dr Marcus Gambroudes

Changing Faces Dentistry & Facial Rejuvenation,
51 Station Road Knowle House Knowle Solihull B93 0HN
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As A Teenager, Will The NHS Cover The Costs Of Invisalign Treatment To Straighten My Teeth?

Thursday, August 21st, 2014
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Hello Dr Patel. I’m a teenage boy and I want to ask you a question that I’m not sure. If my mother is on social benefits, is it free to get Invisalign for me? I live in UK and I heard that the NHS can straighten my teeth for free. I don’t want regular braces as they are way too noticeable. Is there any other braces I could get to straighten my smile? Can you please help me out with this please? Thank you very much. I look forward to hearing back from you.


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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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I Have Diastema Which Really Bothers Me. Could I Have Dental Surgery To Correct This? I Don’t Braces Again.

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014
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Dr Riten Patel. I have diastema and it has been bothering me for a while but I do not want to get braces again (Yes, I’ve had braces before). I visited a dentist recently and they said the fastest treatment was fast braces but then again it’s still braces. I hope to believe that teeth correction surgery exists and I hope you can or know someone who performs surgery to straighten teeth quickly. I am pretty sure it is expensive so if it exists can I please get a price estimate so I can know what to work with? Thank you.


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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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Half Of My Top Set Of Teeth Are Broken. I Want To Smile In Photographs With My Family. Could I Pay For Dental Treatment On A Monthly Basis?

Friday, August 15th, 2014
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Hello Dr Patel. I am 47 years old and I want to have a photograph taken with my family and smile, which I have not been able to do. I would like to know if I can pay on a monthly basis? My top teeth have 2 screws in them them and half of them are broken. I have been told by one dentist that one tooth is badly damaged and when it’s taken out may take up to three months to heal unless I can go private. Could you give me any advice on what treatments I might need? Thank you for your time.


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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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I Had A Crown Re-stuck The Other Day And Now I Have A Gap Between My Front Teeth. Could You Tell Me How To Fix This?

Thursday, August 14th, 2014
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Hi Dr Patel. I have three crowns on my front teeth. I am 47 and have had them for about 20 years! I had a crown re-stuck the other day by my dentist and I now have a gap between my front teeth. I never had a gap naturally or when original crowns fitted.
I returned to dentist who said he could not get the crown out and he’d have to “cut it” out. Is this correct? Anyway he took an X-ray and said I still had two “rumbling” infections above my two front right crowns. I had an apicoectomy a long time ago now and I don’t want to repeat the experience.
He said my only options are to fill the gap by adding some sort of material to my left front natural tooth to close the gap, but he said it would angle out from the top which sounds awful! Could you tell me how I can fix this? Thank you for your time.


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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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My 14 Year Old Daughter Needs Braces But Her Orthodontist Said This Wouldn’t Be Covered By The NHS. Should I Keep Trying?

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014
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Hi Dr Patel. My 14 year old daughter has gaps between her top front teeth. Her dentist suggested braces for her and referred her to an orthodontist. The orthodontist agreed that a brace would be beneficial however said that it wouldn’t be covered on the national health! We can’t afford the £2000 quoted but are now concerned as one of her teeth appears to be twisting. Is it worth going back and asking again whether it will now be covered on the national health? Thank you.


dr riten patel

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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My Dentist Thinks I Should Replace My Veneers. What Would You Recommend?

Monday, August 11th, 2014
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Hi,

I had 6 porcelain veneers fitted to my top front 6 teeth 25 years ago. Within the last 12 months 2 have chipped which I had replaced during my last 2 months in the RAF (free dental treatment) but they are not even close to the shade of my other 4. Since leaving the RAF I have joined my local dentist and recently another veneer has pinged off. I saw my dentist and he recommended that I have all 6 replaced in order to colour match and have all my teeth whitened and fillings replaced with white ones. What would you recommend? (I do fully expect my remaining original veneers to start pinging off now as they’ve lasted way beyond what it was advised).


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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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I Have Been Considering Dental Implants But Find Them Costly? Could You Advise Me?

Monday, August 11th, 2014
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Hi Dr Patel, I am 54 years old and an ex-smoker. My teeth are mostly bridges, and my question is: Could I have these replaced for a whiter, brighter smile? I have being considering implants so as to have something more permanent, but found them to be very costly. I do understand you can pay monthly which I am considering at a lesser cost to replacing what I already have. Could you advise me? Or do I need to see dentist? Thank you for your time.


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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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After My Tooth Was Extracted I Suffered From Severe Pain Like Lightning Bolts. What Do You Think This Is?

Friday, August 8th, 2014
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Hello Dr Patel. I had a hole in my tooth and one day I got severe pain like lighting bolts. It came back 3 times. This pain is the worst pain I have ever experienced in my life. I have had the tooth removed but I am scared it could be trigeminal neuralgia. The pain was so bad that I cried. I asked the dentist about this pain but I am not convinced they really understood the amount of pain I had suffered. I have not eaten anything really substantial for 3 weeks now and I am losing weight. I cant go anywhere on my own for fear of this pain. I had my tooth taken out and have not had it since. I am still not convinced it has gone though because it only happened 3 times in 4 weeks. What do you think this is? Thank you for helping 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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I Need To Change My Smile But My Credit History Is Poor. Could I Still Pay Monthly?

Thursday, July 31st, 2014
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Hello Dr. Riten.
I have a big problem with my teeth. I saw in your website that you can do same day implants, which is really good.
My problem is that my credit history isn’t really good. Would it be possible to pay monthly without searching my credit history? Having a nice full set of teeth is my dream. I have a full time job, and my monthly salary is good and as full my teeth are important for me I can afford to pay each month. Thank you for your time and answering a question.


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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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