Hi Dr Shaffie, I hope you can help. I used to be really good at going to see my dentist and looking after my teeth, but when I was a child and teens, my dad and I moved and went to a new dentist and he was really hurting me and was rough. After that I stopped looking after my teeth as well as I should, I did not go any dentist until my teeth needed pulling, I know I don’t look after my teeth the way I should. I would like to know if I could get tooth implants on the NHS, and if not, how much would each one cost individually? Thank you for your time and consideration in advance.
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I’ve Not Looked After My Oral Heath Recently And Would Like To Know If I Could Get Implants Through The NHS?Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013
My Dentist Trimmed My Teeth Too Far Down And Now They Are Sensitive, Now I May Need A Root Canal. What Should I Do?Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013
9 Months ago I got dental bridges on both sides (lower) from Pakistan. The dentist had trimmed the teeth too much and I still feel sensitivity issues with cold, hot and even pressure. Though it gets better with time but not finished. I consulted another dentist and he advised me to leave it as they will be okay with time. The dentist who fixed them, now advising me for root canal but I don’t want to because my supporting teeth are healthy and I don’t want them to be dead.
Now I am in the UK, please advise me, what do I have to do to overcome this problem? Can I wait more or go for the replacement of bridges.
Thank you and kind regards.
I’d like to know if teeth whitening can solve the problem of a tooth that has internal/inside teeth yellow discolouration which started showing after the removal of milk teeth? The yellow colour covers the whole teeth but later washed off on its own without treatment but leaving six teeth at the front with the yellow colour though not much on the teeth. The yellow colour is on four teeth at the upper region and two at the lower region. The four at the upper region is shared two to left side after the front teeth and two at right side after the second front teeth, while the two at the lower region is one to the left and another one to the right side (both incisors). I’d appreciate your advice.
I’ve Just Had A Root Canal Filled And The Pain Has Made Me Cry. I’m Scared Of Going To The Dentist Now. What Should I Do, My Mouth Has Started To Swell?Wednesday, October 16th, 2013
Hello Dr Shaffie, I went to the dentist recently and had a root canal fill and I’m in bad pain since. I can’t eat or put my teeth together and my face has swelled up on the side the tooth was done. What should I do? I would give it a five out of ten in pain, the pain is in my ear to the mouth and has made me cry. It looks like the inside of my mouth is swelling where the needle was put in. I was told I would get pain but this pain is too much. How can going to the dentist do this to you? I wished I never went now, it has made me scared of going to a dentist again.
I have had a gap in between my teeth since childhood. This gap has expanded over the years and has become significantly noticeable. I would like to know the different options available to me and how I can go about it? The gap is in my front teeth and it’s rather embarrassing and is affecting my self esteem. I have done a little research, but the prices are relatively high, I was wondering if the NHS would consider such treatments free. Please give me relevant information and procedures on how to embark on this journey. Thank you and I hope you can help me.
I Am Currently Suffering From Some Bone Loss, Does This Mean I Will Need Dentures As I Am 60 Years Of Age?Friday, October 11th, 2013
Hello Dr Shaffie, My question concerns my top jaw which is made up mainly of crowns and bridges that have been in added at different times over the last 20 years or so, and my dentist has told me there is getting to be a big gap between the crowns and the bone of my jaw under my gums. The bone is wearing away which seems to be the problem causing the gap. Does this mean I will have to have dentures or can something be done about this? I am now 60 years of age. Thanks, I hope you can help me with my request in due time.
Hello Dr Shaffie. I believe I may require treatment fairly soon, at the moment I have two back molars on opposite sides that need extracting and an upper tooth where a crown has come out. In regard to the back molars, one broke in half and the other one is barely above gum level and is almost entirely made up of filling. Will the extraction for the tooth barely over gum level be difficult to perform for some dentists?
I have not seen a dentist for two years, as my previous one retired. I will probably need some other work, can you offer me any advice in regards to this? Thank you and kind regards.
After Having Orthodontic Treatment, I Was Wondering How Long It Takes For Adult Teeth To Come Through?Wednesday, October 9th, 2013
Hi, Dr Shaffie, I’d like to mention that I had a first set of three teeth extracted on July 17th and another set of three extracted on August 13th. I had one baby tooth either side which were both taken out. Then on the 20th August I went to my orthodontic practice to have a fixed brace on my lower set of teeth and in about three months time I will be having a fixed brace on my upper set of teeth. The reason I never had a fixed brace on my upper set is that I have an adult tooth growing either side where the baby teeth were and I have to wait for them to come through enough to have a fixed brace on my upper set. So I was just wondering how long it would take for them two adult teeth to pierce through? Thanks, I hope you can help me out with this.
I Had My Gums Stretched Through The NHS But Now They’re Almost Non-Existent, It’s Affecting My Social Life. What Can I Do?Tuesday, October 8th, 2013
I’m 34 and very depressed about my receding gums. I had my gums stretched on the NHS and I feel like this has done nothing as my gums are now non-existent and my teeth are yellow, what do you suggest. I’ve given up hope and I’ve got no confidence. Do you think I need false teeth. I’m thinking about re-mortgaging to find funds to get my teeth sorted. Doesn’t help that I’m single so I feel like I’m going to be on my own forever now as my teeth look awful. Someone thought I was in my forties the other day. I reckon it’s because my teeth make me look a lot older. Feel sorry for myself as most of my mates smoke and abuse themselves yet they have nice pink healthy gums and white teeth to be proud of. I hope you can help me sort this out.
Hello there Dr Shaffie, when I was Twelve years old I had braces to open up a space. This space had to be opened up in order to compensate for my missing lateral incisors which had to be replaced with dental implants. Now I am Eighteen years old and have been told there is not enough space in the roots to place the actual dental implant and I have been advised to have even more orthodontic treatment, I am just wondering if I need the braces, then how long it would take to open up roughly 3/4mm of space for dental implants to be placed? Thanks, I really hope you can help me sort this problem out?