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I Have Rang An Orthodontist And Booked A Consultation, How Much Will I Have To Pay For Braces?

Monday, July 29th, 2013
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Hiya! I really want braces, I am 22 years old my teeth look straight on the top it’s just my two front teeth both overlap and stick out a bit. I have also got a gap in my bottom ones. They are straight at the sides luckily, it’s just the front there is two teeth that need pushing forward , I have rang a dentist and booked a consultations just wondering how I will pay for them by fiance? And also how much is the minimum and how often will I have to pay the dentist? please advise me as I am only on very low income, I really need them because I feel so depressed all the time. I hate to smile every time I look in the mirror in the morning I just hate the way they are. I don’t want to feel this way about them anymore. 


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Dr Riten Patel

The Mulberry
18 Ashley Road, Walton on Thames Surrey, KT12 1HS
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What Is Causing The Metallic Taste In My Mouth?

Monday, July 29th, 2013
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Hi Dr Moore. I have a metal plate with five teeth placed on it but have recently started to have a metal taste in my mouth daily.  I have had my existing denture for about 30 years now and I would like to know –  is it safe to clean the denture by soaking in regular steradent cleaner?  I used to use denclen which worked really well but I cannot purchase this anymore, from anywhere. Could you please advise me on this problem? I often get mouth ulcers. I regularly go to the dentist and because of receding gums have at lease 2 yearly visits to the hygienist. Yet, there’s still problems and I’m not sure what I should do. The metal taste is bothering me and it’s affecting the way I taste food. I don’t enjoy it and I’m always worried. Please help!!


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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What Is The Best Solution For Throbbing Pain In The Maxillary Central Incisors?

Monday, July 29th, 2013
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Hi Doc, I wanted to know what is the best solution for throbbing pain in the Maxillary central incisors with pfm capping and done 2 yrs back on both. I am 26 , have no history of trauma.I had this pain 2 months back , to which the doctors declared my lateral maxillary incisor non-vital supposing it to be acute periapical abcess and did an RCT to it.I had an ortho treatment ( with braces and RCT on 11, 21) when I was 15 with metal capping because my permanent maxillary incisors on eruption were brittle and showed signs of discolouration. Doctors said my mother might have had some medications while she was pregnant with me, due to the reaction of which I had distorted permanent teeth on eruption. Now I have again started to get this throbbing pain on both the incisors for the past 1 month post Lateral incisor RCT , and every doctor I visit says go for episectomy , which I dont want to since there is no gum boil , no mobility in both the teeth , no visible swelling or inflammation, just dull throbbing pain which gets really aggravated during the nights. I have been constantly put on antibiotics for past 2 months , and undergone OPG . Please advice some line of treatment . I donot want to go in for episectomy for sure. Thank a mil!


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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My Dental Implants Have Failed After 4 Years, What Should I Do Now?

Friday, July 26th, 2013
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Hi Dr Patel. I had dental implants placed around four years ago in the Upper left jaw. The back implant I have been told has now failed as the bone has unfortunately shattered around it.

When the implant was fitted I was told did not have enough bone density but the implant seemed to just merge after about six weeks.

I now need to have the three tooth dental implant bridge removed because of its instability within the gums.
Once removed and healed would it be possible to rebuild the bone with a graft? Then replace with another inplant in its place? Or would you say that it’s too long-winded? I’m not really sure what I want to do now, seems a  bit too much trouble to be worth it if you ask 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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Is It Safe To Place A 5-Year-Old Child Under General Anaesthetic?

Friday, July 26th, 2013
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Hi, I am writing for the problem of my 5-year old daughter’s tooth. Her tooth is decayed and had an infection over this tooth (swelling). I took her to the local dentist. She gave an injection there and immediately started to pull off the tooth. My daughter was screaming with the pain and I had to ask the dentist to stop it. It seemed to me that the anaesthetic didn’t work because she was screaming too much. Anyway, the dentist gave an antibiotic and my daughter took it almost a week. The swelling decreased then, but did not completely go away. I took her to another dentist because my daughter was not ready to go to the first one. I told the new dentist about the history. My daughter was scared on seeing the dentist and was not ready to open the mouth for a while. The dentist said he don’t want to take the tooth and it is better to go to a clinic where they will do general anesthesia and will extract the tooth.
My question: is it safe to do this in a 5-year old child? Is there any risk? Would it give any problem in future (affecting the development of brain)?
I would be very grateful for the answer. Thank you very much in advance.


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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Is There A Way To ‘Widen’ My Smile?

Friday, July 26th, 2013
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Hello Dr.Hughes,
My question might be silly because it involves the natural way my jaw is shaped. However, I was wondering if there is any way to widen a smile? I have a very small mouth and lips. So when I smile only a total of 4 teeth clearly show. This tends to make my smile look “fake” and I’ve had a lot of people tell me the same. I dont know if it is maybe because my teeth’s alignment curves back more sharply than the average person, or if it has to do with some other factor.
Is there any hope in maybe widening my smile, so i can have a nice full one?


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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I’m Not Happy With My Crowns As They Are Sitting On My Lips, Please Help!

Friday, July 26th, 2013
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Hello, I have recently had most of my teeth crowned in December and didn’t like them as the front teeth appeared to go in like they used to. So to try and solve this I paid my dentist again and they look great, perhaps a bit dull though but not as bad as the were…anyway the problem I am having is they feel like they are all sitting on my lip and it looks like I have a bit of a sad face when I open my mouth. The problem seems to be worsening and I’m not sure what I should do. Do you think this is because they never straightened my teeth at the start as the were quite badly damaged? Thanks for your time. 


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Dr Safeer Butt

S3 Dental – Synergistic Smile Studios
Clinics in Kent, Surrey & Sussex
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Can You Help Me With My 6th Form Project?

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013
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Hello!

I am a sixth-form student and am currently studying for my A-levels. I’m hoping that one day I can become a cosmetic dentist like yourself! I was just wondering if it would it be possible for me to email you a list of questions for my Extended Project Qualification on Cosmetic Surgery as part of an email interview?

Here are some examples of the questions: 1. What inspired you to specialise in cosmetic dentistry? 2. Did you experience cases of low self-esteem from patients? 3. Have any patients ever expressed a loss of self-identity or self-perception post-surgery? 4. How would you measure self-identity? If you would rather I contacted you and asked them over the phone or through your personal e-mail then please let me know. Many thanks 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 Have One Protruding Tooth, What Can I Do To Get A Completely Straight Smile?

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013
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Hi there Dr Moore. I am very unhappy with my front teeth at the moment as one of them is very wonky and sits on the top of my gum so it sticks out too. Also there isn’t enough room for a full tooth to go as this one had always overlapped with the other front tooth. I am happy with the rest of my teeth so I was wondering if it would be possible to remove the front tooth and replace with a bridge to give me straight smile? I know this seems a little brief so I can send you a picture if you didn’t understand? I would just like some advice regarding this matter, I don’t really know how to go about getting the tooth straightened out. I’m not a brace will be suitable, what do you think? Thank you for your time and advice. 


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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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Why Do I Require The Bridge To Be Attached To My Canine Teeth?

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013
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my 2 bottom front teeth are loose, i was told i need a bridge and those teeth have to come out , and the teeth next to them also because they are not strong enough to hold the bridge so the bridge will be attached to my canine teeth i was told this is the right thing to do. please help because this is costing alot of money i have no insurance. also i am have deep root planing to clean teeth before i go ahead with the extraction and the bridge


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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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