Archive for the ‘Q. General dentistry’ Category

Does Tooth Enamel Grow Back?

Thursday, September 29th, 2016
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I am now 22 years old. My right and bottom tooth (premolar) is decayed. It sometimes causes pain and bleeding. And it disturbs me most of the time when I’m trying to do my studies. I am thinking of removing it, but I don’t want to loose my tooth when I am too young. I have doubts about whether my tooth will grow or not if I remove it. My question is, at what age do teeth stop growing? Please, I need advice on how to take care of my tooth.
Thank you. 


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
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Should I Go to a Dentist or a GP with My Dental Issue?

Thursday, May 21st, 2015
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I am 55 and over the past 5 years I have noticed my underbite getting worse! I had a glucose test, it was negative. I need surgery on it. I am getting pain in my jaw,and it’s popping all the time. It gives me headaches .I am very self conscious about it too! It affects my eating and speaking . Should I go back to my dentist for another referral? Or should I go to a GP? I’m getting desperate! My bottom teeth are way in front of my top teeth,


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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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What Can I Do To Prevent Further Decay Until I See a Dentist?

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
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I have recently become very concerned about my teeth. I haven’t been to the dentist in 4 years and in that time I haven’t really suffered, but after inspecting my teeth I have noticed that four of my teeth on my lower jaw (the molars) are discoloured and on two of them it is obvious that it is tooth decay (there is black in the crevices). I’m not registered with an NHS dentist but I am on the waiting list (I live in Wales – where it seems to be near impossible to get in to any dentist) and I am not working at the moment so cannot afford private care, is there anything I can do to prevent these cavities from getting worse until I am able to get an appointment for them to be treated? I am also very nervous of any judgment that I may receive when I eventually do get to see a dentist. Any advice that you have would be much appreciated – thank you!


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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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How Much Would a Gold Tooth Cost?

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015
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Hi. I’m on benefits and I would like a gold tooth on my front tooth. I would like an estimate of how much it will cost me, and I have got another problem as 1 of my teeth is pressed back, so I would like that covered with a gold tooth. So how will the procedure go, will I have to get that tooth pushed forward or will you be able to fit a gold cap in the gap? Please get back to me as I am in need ASAP. If it is not a gold tooth I wouldn’t mind a silver tooth but please get back to me. Thanks.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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How Can I Sort Out the Surface Scratch On My Tooth?

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015
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Hi. I noticed a faint surface scratch on my front tooth. I’m panicking that it’s going to crack or something. Is this normal? It’s hardly visible and  it’s very faint. Could any toothpaste help or could it strengthen and disappear on it’s own? Also, someone told me that it could just be a natural line of the tooth. I’m very conscious of my teeth so hopefully I’m just worrying about nothing. I hope you can put my mind at rest. Thanks. 


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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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Do I Have a Cavity?

Friday, April 24th, 2015
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Dear doctor,
I am experiencing some discomfort at the moment, probably the upper left 4 or 5 teeth, but I think is the premolar and it is sensitive to sweet things. Could it be a cavity or maybe too much hard brushing on that side, considering that I just chew from that side of the mouth?
I’m getting worried because on the right side a very deep cavity was not found in the past and I had to have a root canal treatment.
I m scheduled with a dentist but I just wanted to have some extra advice to be on the safe side…my OPG taken in December doesn’t show any abnormalities or caries.
Many thanks in advance, I hope you can help me.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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What Can I Do to Stop My Dental Pain?

Friday, April 10th, 2015
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Hi. I have being in agony over the past few days. I have taken ibuprofen but nothing is taking the pain away. I’m not sleeping at all because I’m in constant pain. I find that drinking very cold water helps for like 10 seconds. I went to the dentist today and had x-rays, it showed decay close in a nerve under my filling, so she took off the filling and put on a sort of dressing. However I am still in agony, what can I do?


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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Are My Fillings Causing the Metallic Taste in My Mouth?

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015
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I have had many amalgam fillings fitted over many years and some are above twenty years old. Over the last year I have developed a constant metallic taste in my mouth and both my teeth and tongue feel on edge, sometimes even giving a ‘buzz’ like I’ve been chewing aluminium foil. Is this because my fillings need replacing? If so, am I able to instruct my NHS dentist to do this or do I have to rely on his judgement before I can get this work done? Also, am I allowed any say in what they actually use as filling material because after 44 years of swallowing mercury amalgam I fear I am at risk of mercury poisoning. Do I have a choice of any alternative filling material offered on the NHS or am I forced to go private? If the metallic taste is not because of the fillings do you have any idea what could be causing it?


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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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Can a Filling Make You Feel Unwell Afterwards?

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015
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Dr Moore, have you ever seen patients complain of illness after a composite dental filling was placed? I had a filling done behind my front tooth and have been feeling very unwell ever since. I felt absolutely fine before the filling was placed but since then have been getting very bad headaches, brain fog and a general feeling of un-wellness. The material used was called Venus Flow but I am told it cannot be removed. Can a tooth be removed to rid the problem if the material is impossible to remove? 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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I Have Severe Toothache and Swelling Behind the Teeth. What Should I Do?

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014
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Hi there Dr Hughes. I’m wondering if you can help me with the problem I am currently facing. At the moment, my central incisor and lateral incisor are really painful. I can feel the pain throughout my whole mouth, it’s that bad. I even have a bit of swelling behind my central and lateral teeth. Please tell me what I should do to prevent this pain, and is it something serious? I have been experiencing the pain for the past three days but today is the worst of all. 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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