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My Mother Has a Hole in Her Gum. What Can We Do to Help Her?

Thursday, September 11th, 2014
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Hello. I am from Nepal and am sending in a question on behalf of my mother. My mother has developed a hole in the end of her gums recently.

It is swollen and she is suffering from a fever.

She is forty years old. Is this problem serious or is it a minor problem? Should we take her to a dental specialist or to a mouth specialist or even a hospital?

We are confused, so please help us. It’s causing her a lot of pain and she is not able to open her mouth.

I would really appreciate your kindness in offering some advice so we know what to do.
We really want to make the right decision for her. Thank you. 


Dr Marcus Gambroudes

Dr Marcus Gambroudes

Changing Faces Dentistry & Facial Rejuvenation,
51 Station Road Knowle House Knowle Solihull B93 0HN
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Hi, I’ve Had A Gum Infection For Three Months. I Have Tried Everything But I Keep Getting The Flu. What Should I Do?

Monday, September 1st, 2014
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Hi Dr Gambroudes, I have had a swollen gum infection for about 3 months now, which I think is due to a cut on the gum which has now healed. The top tooth where I cut it was hurting. I went to the dentist who did an X-ray and couldn’t find any problems. About a month later I went back and they just put antiseptic gel on it. I went to the doctors and got antibiotics but it didn’t work. I have had a deep cleaning done but the gum is still swollen and I keep getting flu. I have tried different mouthwashes, salt water, vitamin C tablets and so on but nothing is working. What else can I do? Would the gum need to be cut to get the infection out? Thanks.


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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I Had A Tooth Removed And Braces For 2/3 Years. Now, Whenever I Smile, It Doesn’t Look Normal. What Can Be Done?

Thursday, August 14th, 2014
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Hello there! I am currently a student and for probably 8 years of my life I have had a lot of dental care due to having an extra tooth on top of my front tooth which prevented my front tooth to come down. This resulted to having an operation to remove the extra tooth which meant that the original front tooth was knocked out of the pathway. The dentist then attached a gold chain to that front tooth and pulled the tooth down over the course of 2/3 years. This is when I received braces for a good 2/3 years. This resulted to my gum being extended after the tooth came down so when I smile it doesn’t look normal at all. I wanted to have veneers done but I wanted to know how much it would be overall to sort out my gum and replace my tooth because it is still slanted. Thank you very much!


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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My 3 Unit Bridge Has Been Poorly Fitted And Now My Gum Is Inflamed. How Should I Proceed?

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014
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Hi Mark. I had 3 unit front teeth dental bridge done 4 years ago. I noticed that the gum is red above the abutment teeth. I am not sure when this started. My dentist says my bridge was poorly fitted hence the inflammation. He fitted a temporary bridge and said the inflammation would disappear but two weeks later it hasn’t. I also noticed that the crowns go deep into the gum line. I am afraid of receding gums due to this bridge. How should I proceed? Should I get a denture? Or should I opt for an implant? What should I do? Thanks.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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I Am Very Self Conscious Of My Gummy Smile. Can This Be Done Through The NHS As I Am Under 16?

Monday, August 4th, 2014
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As a 15 year old would I be able to have my gummy smile removed and have my two front teeth filed down in line with the rest through the NHS? I am very self conscious of them and I avoid photos. I am also hoping to have a career in acting and I know that having those problems unfixed would jeopardize that. My gummy smile is a few millimetres of gum showing, mainly from a low gum line between each tooth. My two front teeth are also 2 millimetres longer than the the teeth next to them and I would love to have them filed down level to the others. If I can, how much would it cost and how long would take to get an appointment and have it done? Thank you for your time.


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Dr Riten Patel

The Mulberry
18 Ashley Road, Walton on Thames Surrey, KT12 1HS
Web: www.mulberrydental.co.uk Tel: 01932 223 479

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My NHS Dentist Doesn’t Answer My Questions Regarding Gum Grafts. What Are My Options?

Monday, August 4th, 2014
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Hello Dr Moore. I have gum recession which is moderately bad on my bottom middle two teeth but less so on the surrounding few. I also have it moderately bad on one tooth on my top row. It has been caused by overaggressive brushing but I have now learnt how to brush properly, I was thinking of having a gum graft and was wondering what my options are? My current NHS dentist doesn’t really answer my questions and seems keen on just giving me sensitive toothpaste and putting fluoride on the areas affected. Why is this? Thank you.


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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My Gums Have Receded And Now My Front Bottom Teeth Are Wobbly. Do You Think I Have Gum Disease?

Thursday, July 31st, 2014
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Hi Dr Patel. I think I have gum disease. My gums have receded and now my front bottom 2 teeth have become wobbly. One is more lose than the other. Will my teeth fall out? Or can anything be done as I’m only 18 and I’m really worried. I had braces for about 3 years or just under but the dentist never said anything and I’m really scared about losing my teeth. Will my dentist have to take my teeth out? I can’t walk around without teeth. Please help me, this has really bothered me. Thank you for your time.


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Dr Riten Patel

The Mulberry
18 Ashley Road, Walton on Thames Surrey, KT12 1HS
Web: www.mulberrydental.co.uk Tel: 01932 223 479

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Is There Any Way I Can Reverse The Gum Disease Process? I Have Bone Recession At The Back Of My Mouth.

Monday, July 28th, 2014
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Hello Mark. I help you can help me, I have been told by my periodontist that I have the second stage of gum disease and need to have 6 molar teeth extracted, of which, one is loose. There is also bone recession at the back of my mouth.
I would like to know if there is any way that my teeth can be saved by closing the pockets or reattaching the gums to the teeth, or by putting some sort of antibacterial gel around the teeth to reverse the process. Is this possible? 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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I Have Had My Braces Off For Nearly A Year And I’ve Noticed My Gums Have Receded Quite A Bit. Can You Help Me Please?

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014
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Hi. I go to the dentist regularly for my check up and even had braces for almost 3 years. I have had my braces off nearly a year and have noticed recently my gums have receded quite a lot. My front right tooth has become loose and is getting looser as the days go by and is causing me pain now but didn’t before I brushed my teeth 3 times a day, sometimes more because I panic my teeth are going to fall out. I think I have gum disease but the dentist have never said anything about having gum disease and I used to go the dentist every 3 months sometimes before every 3 months to have my braces tightened and nobody said anything. I also went the dentist 2 weeks ago and my dentist still didn’t say anything about my gums being so low I have booked my self back in with the dentist and I’m scared in case they take my teeth out as I’m only 18 can you help please?


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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 Had A Bad Experience With Needles When I Was Young And I Haven’t Been Back Since. Are There Any Other Options For Phobia Patients?

Friday, July 18th, 2014
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Hello. I have not been near a dentist for over 20 years as when I was younger had a terrible experience with a certain needle in my gum. As I remember they made a right mess from and I have never forgotten this. I know I need quite a lot of work doing being 43, but I cannot bear the thought of that needle going into my gum and I’m not sure how I would react. Are there other options out there? I do not have any issues with needles elsewhere just in my mouth, your advise would be helpful. 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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