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Should I Listen To My Dentist And Opt For The Adhesive Dental Bridge?

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013
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Hi doctor Butt, I had to have front crown removed after 13years because of fracture. My dentist has offered a sticky bridge on nhs or 600pounds private. It is the tooth right next to front tooth, i’ve always took care of my teeth and dentist said I have good oral hygiene, could you tell me if nhs bridge is ok. Should I save for private, is there a big difference in appearance. Will I be able to see the metal on nhs at the back of tooth, and will my Eye tooth which will be filed down, be very badly damaged. I have had tooth out now for over2months and have a temporary plate with tooth on, and I am not coping very well with it, in fact I’ve lost 10lbs because I am feeling sick all the time with this thing in my mouth and I have stopped eating out in restaurants as I don’t enjoy my food with it in.I’m 59 years oldThank you


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Dr Safeer Butt

S3 Dental – Synergistic Smile Studios
Clinics in Kent, Surrey & Sussex
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I Suffer From Epilepsy And The Medication Has Ruined My Teeth, What Can I Do?

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013
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Hi, I suffer from a number of medical conditions, including epilepsy. Due to lots of medication over a lot of years and side effects. My hair, skin and teeth have suffered. My teeth are crooked, but due to illnesses and medications they have also become very weak. I have lost one tooth already. I have no confidence left due to these illnesses and haven’t visited the dentist in a while because of this. I hate my teeth and speak to people and laugh with my hand over my mouth as I am so self conscious about my teeth. I am a single parent who due to these awful illnesses is unable to work. Is there anyway I can get my teeth sorted on the NHS? I’m desperate for help and I just don’t want them getting worse than they already are. Thank you for your kind advice in advance. 


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Dr Riten Patel

The Mulberry
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My Dentist Said He Can’t Do Anything About My Periodontal Disease, Is This True?

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013
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Hi,

I was subject to bad periodontal disease caused by smoking (I think). The bleeding went on for a long period of time before I had it seen to but by then it was far too late, the damage was done. I have the disease under control now through regular cleaning but I have lost a lot of bone apparently and gum recession of around point 4. The gaps are quite noticeable but my dentist keeps saying there is nothing that can be done. Is this true? I thought he would have been a bit more helpful! I’m looking for some sort of restorative treatment in order for my old smile to come back, I used to have such a nice smile. I just don’t believe that NOTHING can be done. Surely there is something? Can you please offer me some advice? Thank you for taking your time to read this. 


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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Can I Receive Root Canal Treatment Even When I’m Wearing Braces?

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013
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Hi I was just wondering if you could advise me with something? Is it possible to have root canal treatment whilst wearing fixed braces? I have a swollen throbbing root in my cheek from my canine tooth which is getting worse. I have had my braces for 3 months and plan on having the treatment completed after 10 months. The molar next to this tooth was extracted 5 1/2 months ago due to a failed root canal treatment I don’t know if this is a possible reason for my problem now. I have no idea whats caused it all I know is that it’s causing me great concern now. I’m also in a lot of pain, it’s affecting everything I do. Just so you know, I do brush regular and use a fluoride mouthwash daily. With this in mind, do you have any advice for me? Thank you for your time.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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My Teeth Are Shifting Back To Their Old Position, What Should I Do?

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013
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hi there dr butt, i am 16 years of age and i had my braces taken off about a year and half ago, the result afterwards was a huge improvement, although they have moved back to there original shape, i have always worn my retainers and still do simpily because i dont want my teeth to move anymore than they already have. i just don’t get why they have moved and i don’t know what to do in order to get them back to their old position so just wondered if you could advise me please? would the Nhs offer me another treatment? or would i have to pay? i have spoken to my parents about it and all they say is that my teeth are fine, they haven’t moved blah blah but i can see that they have and it’s worrying me cos i already had to wear braces all the way through school so i don’t want to wear them through college too! hope to hear from you soon.


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Dr Safeer Butt

S3 Dental – Synergistic Smile Studios
Clinics in Kent, Surrey & Sussex
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Why Won’t My Dentist Remove My Loose Teeth?

Friday, July 19th, 2013
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Hi Mark. I have very loose 2 front teeth which have been nearly knocked out so I now haven’t got no nerves going through them which makes them look sort of see through. I think they’re dying. I asked my dentist to remove them but she refused (she said they’re fine but I can see and feel how loose they have become) so I am now looking for veneers now if you can help me please as I don’t think I could cope with a palate denture. I feel that veneers are the best solution for me and I think I’ve got all of my other teeth really white just these 2 at the front, which are letting me down now and depressing me so bad. I’m not sure how I can go about getting them fixed and I’m not sure who I should visit about this now as I feel my dentist doesn’t really care that much about helping me, especially when I went about my loose teeth. 


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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What Are The Treatment Options For Inverted Canines?

Friday, July 19th, 2013
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Hi Andrew. I currently have a gap on the side of my teeth. the canine on my left side is inverted, so when I smile facing forward, it looks like im missing a whole tooth if you understand what I mean? Thus there is a gap. you cannot see the inverted canine until you look at me smile from the side. is there a solution to this? my canine is inverted inward, so it looks like i have a missing tooth, and it has prevented me from smiling for the past 10 years. I smile with my mouth close, and often it comes across as if i’m not being genuine which has hindered me being able to make friends properly, especially in the area I live. How much would it cost for me to have this fixed? and what are the procedures I can pay for? 


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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 Been Quoted £3500 For Braces, Is This Correct?

Friday, July 19th, 2013
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Hi, my teeth are really crooked and because of this my nhs dentist has advised I’d have to go private for braces. I have a number of problems with my teeth. For example, my mouth is overcrowded and I have another wisdom tooth coming through. Chewing is a nightmare, I don’t smile and my teeth cause me to have low self esteem and confidence about myself. I saw a private dentist who advised me about receiving clear step and a extraction of the wisdom tooth would cost £3500. Is there a cheaper way to achieve this please? This is unaffordable to me, can I get normal metal braces that I should have had when I was young? Can you please tell me how I can go about getting help with finance in order to receive this needed treatment? 


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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I Only Have One Upper Tooth, Can I Receive Implant-Retained Dentures Through The NHS?

Friday, July 19th, 2013
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Hi doctor Moore, I was really hoping that you’d be able to help me out with a problem I’ve been having for a very very long time. I am 27 years old and only have one upper tooth. Because of this I therefore have a denture, it is very ill fitting and so loose that i have to glue it in about four to five times a day. It’s making me so self-conscious that I barely even leave the house. I find it so depressing and it really knocks my confidence i was wondering if there was any way that i could get implanted dentures on the nhs. My partner and i are on a very low income and i am also pregnant. I’m not sure if this will impact upon any future treatments that I plan to have. I’m really at a loss as to what to do and as I said this has been a struggle of mine for many years now. Please help.
Many 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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My Dentist Says That I Need Surgery To Remove Part Of My Tooth! Are There Any Other Alternatives?

Thursday, July 18th, 2013
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Desperate: That’s me! I have a front left tooth which has previously had a root canal and a crown. Over the past year or so the crown has had to be re-cemented due to loosening up. Now it seems I have a root fracture, an infection which has left me with a constant lump at the top of the gum and again the crown is loose. My dentist recommends minor surgery to remove and replace a part of root which he hopes will then hold a crown, I am on tender hooks and am dreading the prospect of this not working as the thought of having a front tooth removed (although I have dentures to the sides) feels me with dread! Any suggestions? many thanks.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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