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I have recently lost my job and can’t afford to pay for my dental care, what are my options?

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012
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Hey Dr Andrew.

Ever since i can remember, I’ve had bad teeth. I started smoking quite young and have been for around ten years now. I’m 22 and my teeth are starting to fall apart. I’m so ashamed of my teeth that i haven’t been to a dentist. They are cracking and two of my upper front teeth are starting to blacken in one corner. I wondered what options are open to me? I recently lost my job so i am currently on benefits while i can find work, my teeth hurt when i brush them, when i eat and when breathing during cold weather, i also suffer from bad breath (which is extremely embarrassing). Can you advise me on funds? Please help!

Thanks for your time!


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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I have suffered from bad breath for years, it’s really getting me down, please help!

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012
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hello mark, i have had the same problem for years now – I have very very bad breath.. Am 35 I have bad breath since I was 13 and the older I get the worse its getting I go to the dentist every 3 months and I floss and brush every day. My dentist tells me scrape to my tongue and i do, every day! . I still have bad breath. After eating most times my breath smells and when I eat foods that affect my stomach. Right now I am considering to go to the fresh breath centre for help. Because now I have started avoiding social events. It’s that bad. I have tried everything and its getting me really down and i’m becoming more and more withdrawn. Please help me! 


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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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Some of my front teeth have rotted and broken off, I don’t know what to do, please help!

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012
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Hi there Dr Moore, unfortunately I haven’t looked after my teeth and all my top teeth have rotted very badly ,broken off .
Especially the front row .
This has left me so depressed and has affected my social and working life badly .
I am ashamed to open my mouth,and too embarrassed to see a dentist .The longer i am leaving this the worse it is getting .
I guess I need them all to be extracted and to get a denture, this is how bad they are! What sort of costs would I be looking at ,and do any dentists specialise in working with people with my problem? I am very dental phobic and need a gentle dentist who can be patient with me. Thank you in advance. 


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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 am in agony with my teeth and painkillers are not helping, what should I do?

Monday, August 20th, 2012
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Hello Doctor. Do you have any idea what could be causing me to be in such pain? I have had pain in my teeth for 2 weeks on and off but now it’s getting so bad that pain killers are not even working and it’s stopping me sleeping it is also giving me a head ache. I have tried using pain killers but they are now not working at all, which is causing me worry. I have also been using bonjela but this is only taking away the pain for a short while is there anything that I can do to help or stop the pain? as it’s beginning to affect my work and sleep pattern. Thanks.


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Dr Hussein Shaffie

The Sandford Dental Implant and Cosmetic Centre
306 Broadway, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 8AA
Web: www.thesandford.com Tel: 02083037051
Email: [email protected]

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Can you recommend a dental expert in Northern England to treat my gum issues?

Monday, August 6th, 2012
Q.

Dr Hughes

Having no previous dental problems I decided to have cosmetic dentistry 2 years ago.

I have had crown lengthening procedure, 10 veneers followed by further surgery on my gum pockets.

I am left in constant discomfort from bleeding, swollen and sorte gums. My gums feel as though they do not fit around my teeth anymore and that I have too much space between the teeth where food accumulates.

I have also had severe bruxing, a jaw disc out of line and incorrect bite. All in all, a mess.

My dental hygiene is excellent. I believe that the preparation on my teeth and surgery was incorrectly carried out.

I went to great lengths to do my due diligence prior to choosing a dentist. My dentist has tried to fix the issues but seems to have exhausted is own knowledge or skills.

I have lost all faith in the dental profession.

Can you recommend an expert in the north of england to diagnose and advice a treatment plan please? Can you suggest possible causes and treatments for the gum issues?

Thank you in advance for reading this.

Yours sincerely.


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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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Can I get a brace if some of my teeth have badly decayed?

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012
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Hi, dr. I wondered if you could help?  I am a 18 years old girl and I am going to study in London for my university. I want to have a brace treatment on my teeth but I want to presume the price since I need to ask my parents to ready for the money. I hope that you would tell me how much I should ready. My third molars have not grown and my first molars have totally and badly decayed which I have I need to take them off. How do you think of the price I need to ready? Thank you. 


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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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Should I try and save my tooth by going ahead with root canal treatment?

Thursday, June 28th, 2012
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Dear Andrew,

I saw my dentist to-day who confirmed that I have a tooth abscess. I am taking antibiotics, the pain has been simply awful. It is a lower canine. My options are: root canal or extraction. The tooth itself has no decay. As I have advanced gum disease (I have regular hygiene treatment), the gum is quite receded and this particular tooth has grade 1 to grade2 mobility. Deep down, I don’t like to think of the possible loss of the tooth, I work diligently on my dental hygiene. Having said that, financially I would only be able to afford the root canal on the tooth and not a crown and I think of the possible future brittleness of the tooth, although a crown was not mentioned. Any advice you could give would be greatly appreciated. One moment I think – extraction – problem gone, the next I think, root canal – try to save the tooth. Long message, but thank you again Andrew.


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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 lost my smile 2 years ago starting with a small gap

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012
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I am really really confused on what to do. My whole life I was complimented on my smile, my smile was the only thing I had going for me, I lost that smile 2 years ago.I have been having so many problems I don’t know where to turn or where to begin. I am on my 4th dentist just this last year and paid over $3,500 already…my problem began with a space that started 2 years ago with my front teeth..I was told I had periodontal disease, I could never afford the money to have that problem resolved so with that I started losing my back bottom teeth, and now 3 more bottom teeth need root canal treatment.I only have 8 teeth on the bottom and I now need 2 pulled in the back at the top.Most of my teeth are crowned at the top but.the latest dentist told me I need the 2 back teeth pulled because they are growing down because I have no bottom teeth to stop them from growing.If I get that done, and have the surgery (which I can’t), he said I can get braces after that to fix the gap I now have between my teeth…can I still get braces with so many pulled teeth and having crowns which are over 15 years old? Won’t they get weak and fall out? Since I have so many problems, should I get them all pulled and get dentures? Do I get my 3 bottom teeth root canaled and then get a partial? I don’t know what to do first, being I can afford all the work, I think my best bet would be to get them all pulled but my dentist doesn’t recommend me doing that.I also keep getting abcess, the last one almost put me in the hospital, it was all through my body, I woke up with it and couldn’t even stand,I am just so confused.I haven’t taken a picture or smiled in 2 years and this has gotten me so depressed.I cry every time I look in the mirror, I brush my teeth looking down so I don’t see myself…I don’t even know if I trust these dentist because my first dentist did some work (scaling) and sent me to an orthodontist for my braces and after this new dentist took x-rays, fitted me for braces, he told me he needed a letter from a endo (some other type of dentist), so I had to go to this new dentist who told me I needed a lot more work before I got my braces…so he sent me to yet another dentist, who then pulled 2 teeth and just told me I needed to more pulled.I had 4 sets of x-rays done by each dentist, they all did some work, and I’m back where I started.PLEASE tell me what to do, if you can lead me in the right direction I would really appreciate it.I hate myself right now and I can’t live like this anymore ;((

Thank You!!! 


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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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My teeth are cracked and full of holes, what treatment should I seek?

Monday, April 30th, 2012
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Hi, I was just wondering, I would basically like a new set of teeth.
All my old ones are worn, cracked, holes an even rotted into my gums. I would like to know a rough price of what it would cost an what’s the best procedure. It’s given me content tooth ache, an absuses. Its a pain an want to get it sorted. I’m 21 an this is due to lack of oral hygiene, too much junk food & drugs. Its knocking my self esteem an feel I cannot be myself around anyone, especially when I get tooth ache an I get in a real bad mood
Hope to hear off you,
Much appreciated, 


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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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I have tooth decay, if I improve my oral hygiene routine will that prevent cavities?

Monday, April 23rd, 2012
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Hi,I would like to say that I do not have the greatest teeth due to excessive amount of sugar & poor oral hygiene.I just wanted to know if I brush & floss daily will my cavities be stable?I also am wearing partial dentures at age 27 but I am planning to have full dentures due to my teeth being what it is,do you think thats a good choice.
I am truly undecisive but I hope you can help me.I also want to mention is it okay to eat sweets but brush after wards?


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Dr Safeer Butt

S3 Dental – Synergistic Smile Studios
Clinics in Kent, Surrey & Sussex
Web: www.s3dental.co.uk Tel: 020 8398 6322

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