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I’m Too Scared To Visit My Dentist After Years Of Smoking, And Now My Teeth Are Discoloured. Will They Take My Teeth Out?

Friday, November 29th, 2013
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Hello Dr Hughes, I hope you can help me as I fear I have a dead front tooth as it is slightly discoloured and feels numb. Also my teeth are going see-through at the bottom. I am too scared to go to a dentist because I fear they will tell me I will lose all my teeth. Please can you tell me what to expect. I am 26 years old and I damaged my teeth with fizzy drinks and cigarettes but the dead tooth is from trauma. I have never had any dental complaints before but again I have not been to the dentist in over ten years.


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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 Husband Has Chipped His Bridge And Had To Wait Awhile For It To Be Repaired. What Other Options Are Available?

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013
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Hi Dr Shaffie. My husband has a bridge on his front teeth. One of them chipped on the bottom right side corner. He has had a hard time getting an appointment and when he did, he was told he could only get dentures or implants. They had him come back the following week, then only cleaned the teeth. The next appointment was for some kind of temporary repair, isn’t for another month. Can’t the chip be fixed? What are the other options and what kind of price are we talking about? He isn’t having a lot of pain, however it makes him very self conscious and he wants to get it taken care of as soon as possible. Thank you for your time and your advice.


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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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I’m 22 Years Old And I’m Not Sure Of The Type Of Treatment I Need To Do. Should I Seek Help From My Regular Dentist?

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013
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Hello Dr Moore, I hope you can help me. I am 22 years old and would like some work doing on my teeth I have no idea what my options are or what treatments are available and I am wondering where to start. Do I book a consultation with cosmetic or should I speak to my regular dentist first an see what options are available? My second tooth to the left of my front tooth is only just cutting however it isn’t growing in the space but on top of another tooth which is realigning my front tooth and the one it’s growing above. Do you know what type of treatment I’ll need. Thank you.


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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Is It Illegal To Perform Teeth Whitening Procedures If You Are Not A Dentist?

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013
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Hello Dr Gambroudes, I have a question for you which I hope you can help me with. Is it illegal full stop to do teeth whitening if you are not trained in dental even if the product is safe and legal and being administered by the client and they have read and agree with and have given signed consent? I have been hearing a lot of things that a non-dentist can perform teeth whitening treatments as long as the peroxide level is 0.1% or below, active or released. Your advice on this matter would be greatly appreciated, thank you very much.


Dr Marcus Gambroudes

Dr Marcus Gambroudes

Changing Faces Dentistry & Facial Rejuvenation,
51 Station Road Knowle House Knowle Solihull B93 0HN
Web: www.changingfacesandsmiles.co.uk Tel: 01564 320 024

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Bone Is Protruding Through My Gums And I Need An Alveoplasty. Is It Really Necessary To Extract Healthy Teeth?

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013
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I went to the dentist with pain in my lower left gum area. I assumed the pain was caused by my wisdom tooth coming through. I have not had my bottom wisdom teeth removed as I have never had any issues with them. My dentist discovered the pain wasn’t caused by my wisdom tooth but by bone protruding through my gums. My dentist recommended I have the Alveoplasty procedure done. I have bone protruding my gums in two separate areas. In one of the areas I have had a tooth extraction, however in the second area I still have my teeth. I have no cavities so I would like to know if prior to having the Alveoplasty procedure being done, is tooth extraction a must or can it be done without the removal of my teeth?


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Dr Marcus Gambroudes

Changing Faces Dentistry & Facial Rejuvenation,
51 Station Road Knowle House Knowle Solihull B93 0HN
Web: www.changingfacesandsmiles.co.uk Tel: 01564 320 024

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My Fear Of The Dentist Has Led Me To Do Something I Regret. Please Help Me Before I Visit The Dentist?

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013
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Hello Dr Gambroudes. I was wondering if you could give me any advice. I had a hole in my tooth and being terrified of the dentist I stupidly bought Denseal superior and placed the glass isomer compound in my tooth. Now I want to remove it and visit a dentist. Do you have any idea what will either loosen or dissolve it? I want it removed before I visit the dentist as I don’t want them to know I was so stupid to use it. Any help is really appreciated, thank you.


Dr Marcus Gambroudes

Dr Marcus Gambroudes

Changing Faces Dentistry & Facial Rejuvenation,
51 Station Road Knowle House Knowle Solihull B93 0HN
Web: www.changingfacesandsmiles.co.uk Tel: 01564 320 024

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Hi Mark, Could You Advise Me On Any Clinics Which Deal With Single Tooth Repair?

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013
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Dear Mark. I broke a corner of right front tooth when I was a child, it was very unnoticeable. Then when I was 22 I decided to repair it. I went to a private dentist. Who told me that if she put filling on the corner it would come off, so she told me of another way of repairing it. She said it would be a proper repair. Unfortunately, she removed nearly half of the visible part of my tooth, then made a hole in the root canal and put a metal peg in it and then created a new tooth. It was thicker and after few weeks it got darker. I came back and ask her to do anything about it, but she only said it changed colour because its dead now. Later it had been redone by other dentist, the peg had to be removed but it’s never been the same as my left tooth. Since then I do not like to picture myself with a full smile.
I so much want to have it done with Harley Street Dental Clinic, but your receptionist said that you do not deal with single tooth repair unfortunately.
I totally agree that this work should be done with by very experienced and very high quality cosmetic dentist. Would you be so kind as to advise me?
Is there are any chance to have it done with you in Harley Street Dental Clinic? 


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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 Think My Jaw Has Lowered Recently. What Can I Do To Fix This?

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013
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I’ve recently noticed that my jaw has begun to look like its on a angle, am not sure whether it has always been like this, but from what I can remember this is something that has happened recently and I can’t take my mind of it, I constantly try and place my top teeth on top of my bottom teeth so they go straight but my jaw seems to of lowered, why is this? If I place my top fang directly on top of my bottom fang on my left hand side I can almost push my finger through the gap on the other side of my mouth, if I place my fang directly above my other fang tooth on the right side there is no gap at all, am beginning to become really self conscious because of this, I’m pretty sure this has just came about in the last few months, what can I do about this?


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Dr Marcus Gambroudes

Changing Faces Dentistry & Facial Rejuvenation,
51 Station Road Knowle House Knowle Solihull B93 0HN
Web: www.changingfacesandsmiles.co.uk Tel: 01564 320 024

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How Long Does A Bridge Last On Average And Will They Fit Another When It’s Finished?

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013
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Hello Dr Shaffie. I heard someone say recently that a bridge should last between 10 to 15 years, right? After then what happens to it? Does it break or fall out? Is there a chance it can cause other health issues? I’m currently awaiting treatment for this and I’d like to know if it’s safe, also will they be able to fit me with a new one when it’s finished? I’m wondering how long the whole procedure takes as well. You would really be helping me by answering any of these questions and offering your expert advice. Thank you.


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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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The Thought Of Needles Gives Me Anxiety And I Have A Broken Molar. Can I Get Gas To Put Me To Sleep?

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013
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Hello Dr Moore. About one third of one of my back molars broke off a while ago, and as I have a huge fear of dentists I have not been to see anyone about it. Now it is really hurting, I bit into something and it was excruciating, an now it’s constantly aching. I suffer from anxiety, and I was wondering if they would offer gas to put me to sleep as I also have a huge phobia of needles. Also would you be able to give me an idea of what I might be in for? Thank you in advance for your help with this.


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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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