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What can I go about my gummy smile?

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011
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Hi I have suffered with a gummy smile all my life. When I was 13 years old I asked what could be done and the only option was to have my bone under my nose lifted which I didn’t want and I am now 30 years old and desperate to look normal. I’ve been doing lots of reseach ‘ve been to my dentist who referred me to a periodontist who said he can’t help me and to contact a cosmetic dentist. I’m finding this very daunting as I don’t know which is the right treatment or who to go to. I’m really confused as to what I should be looking for and asking . I remember being told I have a 5mm excess gum and I hope there is something that can be done.


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Dr Sunita Verma

Sparkle Dental Boutique
311 Boston Road, Hanwell, London, W7 2AT
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I have a black line showing at the top of my crown, what should I do?

Monday, July 11th, 2011
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I had post crowns fitted some years ago on my top two front teeth. A year ago I had root canal treatment, and since then there is a highly visible black line between my crowns and my gums – I think it is the metal from the crowns.

I was informed that I am not able to have the post crowns replaced and would therefore like to know what my options are as I am becoming increasingly upset about this black metal showing.

thank you for your time and any help you can give 

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Dr Rob Tennet

St Johns Dental Practice
18 Bennett’s Hill, Birmingham, B2 5QJ
Web: www.e-dentalpractice.co.uk

I don’t want to remove my piercing, but it is causing some gum damage.

Monday, July 11th, 2011
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Hello,

I have a lip piercing which has made a V shaped tear in my gum. I brush my teeth twice daily and use mouthwash. However, I am concerned about my tooth falling out. It is in no way loose but it could become so. Another problem is that on one side of the tooth slightly overlaps the one next to it outwards and on the otherside they are pretty much aligned.

Two questions. What is the best way to clean my tooth and exposed part of tooth. And will it fall out? I dont particularly want to take piercing out.

Kind regards.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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Can my gums be reshaped after I have received my dental implants?

Monday, July 11th, 2011
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Hi, I have had tatum implant surgery for two missing teeth. Both gaps are at the top front row and I am due to have the abutments fitted ready for crowns. Where the implants have been fixed into position my gum line has taken it’s own form and shape. Once the crowns are fitted I will be left with gaps where the gum once naturally protruded into a point between each tooth. My question is, can gum be taken from other arears of the gum and applied to existing gum so it acts as a filler then reshapen in order to create a better visual apperance to both the tooth and gum line?


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Dr Safeer Butt

S3 Dental – Synergistic Smile Studios
Clinics in Kent, Surrey & Sussex
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Could the problems with my gums be cancerous?

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011
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Hello Doctor 

my lower gum at the front hurts also the back of my gum is swelled and my teeth hurt.my gum around my tooth was rotting my gum was coming away from my tooth and fkaking away and my breath started to smell so i used mouth wash and it cleared up a little but is still there.but my gum is still the same.can u please help as i had a friend who new some one and they got cancer in there jaw.i dont know wot else i can tell u. thank you for your time and any help you can give 


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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Are dentures my only option?

Friday, June 24th, 2011
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Hello Dr Moore
Please can you help me, i have severe bone loss in my gums the teeth that i have left are very mobile, and make it difficult to eat, my dentist said my only option is dentures, this makes me very sad. But if that is the case is there such a thing as realistic dentures? My remaining teeth have all moved and so they look crowded in some places and gaps in other places. I find myself trying not to smile as i am very aware that my teeth do not look very nice, my dentist said that only 2% of the population have this really bad gum condition, i have looked into going abroad for treatment because of the cost, but i think because of my problems it would be wise to get any work done here in the uk. Thank you in advance for your reply. KInd regards 


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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 think stress is causing red and white spots in my mouth, what can I do?

Friday, June 24th, 2011
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Hi Doctor 

white spots and red spots in the mouth

hi having lot of stress and some treament on my teeth but l noties in my mouth lot of white spots and red sports on lips got sores to and blister very painful and white patches all over mouth when go see a dentis cant have him doing any treament at all now ive got see a specialist why do ive got do that please help me find out why 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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I brush, floss and use mouthwash, so why are my gums still swollen?

Friday, June 17th, 2011
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Hello Doctor, i am worrying about my gums they seem to be swolen in the mornings(inside my mouth Upper)but then go down after a while and can swell back up in the day but not all the time, i get a lump in the roof of my mouth when this occours my mouth also peels inside specially my cheeks, and currently i have soar gums but only around my top front 4 teeth and have noticed my gums beginning to receed very slightly, i have changed my tooth brush to a sensodyne soft one, i floss and use non alcaholic mouth wash, and i am now using corstadol mouth wash, any ideas whats going on, i have been back to my dentist and he said that there are no problems with any of my fillings or other teeth he has taken x-rays to check.Any ideal would be muchly appreciated thanks


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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I have periodontists and want my teeth replaced, what would you recommend?

Friday, June 17th, 2011
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Dear Dr Hughes

I have periodontists and my upper teeth are splayed and gappy, very long and I wanted them replaced. I am looking for a second opinion and do not know where to go.

My present dentist has told me I can have the upper teeth replaced in sections only, first four front teeth including work on one back molar. Yet all the upper teeth are quite bad to look at and the bone and gum have eroded away.

I am confused to why I can’t just have a fixed denture and can’t seem to get a direct straight forward answer, I just want to know what the options are.

I would like to find out from another dentist whether there are other options suitable for my teeth. I have to have this work done and the teeth and gum (although not the worst that I have seen having researched this) I have at present are not very nice looking so I find myself being quite ashamed to laugh or speak.

I have seen a few different options via researching implants and want to find out if fixed dentures are an option, whether I can take the molds and ct scans with me for a second consultation to a new CD (or is this not the done thing?), and if I can have the upper teeth all removed and replaced. I am so confused with regard of who to go to for a consultation. I have saved hard for this work to be done, the amount I was quoted keeps changing so I don’t really know where I stand. I just want some clear answers which are best suited to me as an individual. Can you advise? I’m 47. Thank you so much 


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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 just lost my tooth to gum recession, how can I stop this happening again?

Friday, June 17th, 2011
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Having recently lost a tooth due to gum recession I’d like to know of any health supplements that would encourage gum / bone regeneration or , failing that , that would prevent further loss.
Dental advice over the years has failed to indicate such problems – both NHS and private practices – leading to a painful and worrying situation in which I have lost a perfectly healthy tooth ( I looked at it after extraction ) due to gum and bone erosion and found out – all of a sudden – that there is a major problem. hope you can help, thank you for your time


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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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