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Can I Straighten My Teeth Without Braces?

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013
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Hello Doctor, so I’ll start you off with the main point of my question, okay, I have just the ONE slightly one crooked tooth on the top row. I had straight teeth before and my extra teeth grew in the back and pushed all my teeth forward and made my teeth (or my one tooth) crooked -.- is there any way to make my teeth go back to normal without getting braces ? I really really really really do NOT want braces because then I’ll probably have a garish piece of metal in my mouth and that’s not pleasant for anybody really. But, you are the expert and if I do need braces about how long do I need them for ?also I brush my teeth EVERYDAY and night and they are still yellow very very yellow I do not drink coffee either is there anything I could do ? or a tooth paste you recommend for me ? thank you so much.


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Would Braces Be Able To Help Me Now Instead Of Cosmetic Work?

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013
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Hi, I would like to ask a question regarding orthodontic treatment I had done when I was younger through the NHS, I had braces in for a few years and even had two top teeth taken out to make room for my teeth whilst my braces were on to straighten my teeth, after few years my teeth didn’t straighten much and I was told this was because I have baby roots and due to this my teeth aren’t moving therefore my braces were removed and I had fillings put in, in a few places in my teeth to get rid of gaps etc due to my teeth being takin out. I never had a gap in my front two teeth,  but because I wore braces I now have a big gap and they always need to fill this in and say to me this is classed as cosmetic work and i keep explaining I never had a gap and it was caused by the orthodontic treatment which never worked, also the filling they put in only lasts few months and I have to keep getting this done, what I need to know is have you ever heard of baby roots and was this the case and if I did have them would braces still not work now that I’m 34, and what can I do to avoid paying for cosmetic work which wouldnt have needed doing if I didn’t have orthodontic treatment. many thanks


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18 Ashley Road, Walton on Thames Surrey, KT12 1HS
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My Gums Are Bloody And Swollen When I Brush, What Is Wrong?

Monday, April 22nd, 2013
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Good day sir! every time i brushed my teeth my gums are swallowed and bloody.. its been 2 years or more having this problem and last week i got also black spots in my teeth. what is the problem? i brushed my teeth 2x a day and make it double since i got this problem. i take also vitamins because i think im lack in vitamins c and iron. i’ve done everything that i know to cure this problem but nothing happens. i can’t visit a dentist because there is no dentist in our place that is accredited of my card. i have no idea whats going on in my teeth.. please help me. thank u for the answer.


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18 Ashley Road, Walton on Thames Surrey, KT12 1HS
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Are Composite Veneers Right For Me?

Thursday, April 18th, 2013
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Hello, I am interested in getting veneers to correct the overcrowding of my teeth. One of my canine teeth is up pretty high. Is this something that veneers can fix? Also, is this something that composite veneers can fix? I am looking for something that is reasonably priced as I would do braces if I could afford it. I have been to a consultation already for braces and they said that I would be a good candidate for the invisalign series of braces, I’d love to get that, but it is just too expensive. Thank You!


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The Mulberry
18 Ashley Road, Walton on Thames Surrey, KT12 1HS
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Am I In Trouble After My Root Canal Procedure?

Friday, April 12th, 2013
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I have just had a root-canal treatment done on my lower right molar. My dentist has made my molar tooth smooth but the upper and lower teeth do not touch each other now hence creating a little pressure on my premolar tooth (as they now easily touch each other). What should I do? And is capping necessary after root-canal? If I don’t will my filling break away?I am a non-vegetarian and I have a tooth missing near my treated tooth. This is causing me quite a bit of stress and confusion actually so I would appreciate any advice that you feel may be helpful.


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18 Ashley Road, Walton on Thames Surrey, KT12 1HS
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My Treatment Is Failing And Still Costing Me A Lot Of Money, What Can I Do?

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013
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Hi I have had bridge made on to 1 front and tooth next to it, also as eye tooth at the other side, it is all on one if you know what I mean, I had a partial denture before and wanted a nice smile. I was then to get 2 implants, which went in and I had terrible pain. My dentist’s father died and she went to Cyprus for a week or so. At this point she had her husband X-ray my mouth several times, there was no infection and I was given antibiotics twice still had pain, eventually the pain died down and the two implants were slipping out. The implants were put in on the 18th Dec, two years ago bone graft was also done, however I went on holiday 3 Jan when I returned I called and asked if I was supposed to see them, returned to dentist she took them out, told me maybe one would have rejected but 2 she could not understand, I was left with just the bridge on 3 teeth but she did say the teeth were secure, 2 of my teeth started to go black and I went back last may as I was getting married, my own dentist said I needed root treatment had this done on the front tooth but she could not find the canal on the other one, she did first part and went on holiday and another dentist did bleaching, was not happy with it so he did it again, now my teeth move and my dentist says I need to have a full upper denture on 6 implants after me paying £460 per tooth before, I also had all my bottom teeth done they are okay, but she says I will need to pay another £7.500 for this, can she do this, I did say I was unhappy about this but that is what I have to pay. I paid £1000 toward implant at time and contract said i would only pay £292 for bone graft if implant didn’t take and had no refund on this but paid a lot of money to her, I am so upset and do not have any more money to pay for a denture, Can she do this to me?.
Kind regards.


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Can I Discuss An Extended Project Question On Cosmetic Dentistry With An Industry Expert?

Thursday, March 28th, 2013
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Dear Sir,I am currently studying for my A-Levels at Woodhouse Sixth Form College in London. For my A-Levels I have taken biology, chemistry, psychology and math, and I am hoping to pursue a career in dentistry once I have completed my A-Levels As an extracurricular activity I have taken up an Extended Project Qualification. The EPQ provides an additional AS-Level, and can be based on any area that an individual chooses to explore. I have based my Extended Project on cosmetic dentistry, and the question I am investigating is: does the increase in cosmetic dentistry reflect todays image conscious society? I would be grateful if you could provide your opinion on this question. This would be much appreciated. Thank You Regards,


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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 Teeth Are Badly Cracked, Should I Go For Bonding Or Crowns?

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013
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My front teeth are very badly cracked, i want to know what is best to have now
Bonding or Crown/ Cap, i have only ever had them filled, but they keep wearing away, what is the next best thing to do, because they are very thin now and i am very worried about them

can you please advise me as i will be going back to my Dentist, i really need to deal with this problem, as i do not smile anymore, please can you help me with my problem, my tooth brush gets caught in them, food get caught in them, they are getting worse, and now i feel i have to do something about them, what do suggest for me, Crowns or Bonding, i have been reading about both of them, but i am not sure, i need to know because the money i spend on them, i want them to a good 15/20 years. is there any advice you can give to me.

Kind Regards.


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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 Think I Want To Become A Dentist, Can You Give Me Some Advice?

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013
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Hi Dr, I was wondering if I should become a dentist or not. There seem to be lots of different opinions on the career and I am getting confused because of the opinions I am getting from people. At the moment I am studying GCSE’s for my sixth form however I am really confused as a child I’ve always wanted to go in IT work but now I have a lot of family members telling me to go into dental work but to be honest I am not too sure if I should be come one or not. I say this as my Maths isn’t very good but my Science is pretty strong and I enjoy it a lot especially biology and I like the idea of surgery and fixing things. So really I think that I do want to become one but I am not to sure on what to do or even think about. You are one so I thought you would give good advice. Please help me I need to talk to someone that they know what they are talking about.


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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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As I have aged, I have suffered from painful clusters of mouth ulcers, what could be the cause of this?

Thursday, February 14th, 2013
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Hello Doctor Patel, I’m 22 and I think that I might have a dental condition that I hope you can fix. Ever since I can remember I have suffered from mouth ulcers. When I was younger I didn’t used to get that many, maybe once every 4-5 months. But as I have gotten older, they have got worse. Once I get one, Its like they spread and I get at least another 4 around the area. They are incredibly painful and they take around 3-4 weeks to heal. I get around 3 weeks without one and then they come back. It’s so annoying and they’re so painful. Do you think there is anything that could be done to fix this, My teeth seem in good health to me but I’m sure there must be something else going on. Thank you.


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The Mulberry
18 Ashley Road, Walton on Thames Surrey, KT12 1HS
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