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Is it really necessary for my back 4 molars to be extracted?

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012
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Hi Dr Hughes, my teeth are in really bad shape and recently I decided it was time I did something about it.I made an appointment with a local dentist who after examining them told me that I would have to have four of my teeth extracted.They are two upper Molars and two lower Molars.The teeth have decayed badly over the years so I didn’t question his decision but I am wondering whether there is any way that the teeth can be saved even though two of them are barely visible.What question should I put to the dentist so that he may consider an alternative to complete extraction? Could he transfer me to a specialist to see if they can be saved? 


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I’m about to have several teeth extracted but why do I have to wait weeks for my new dentures?

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012
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I have finally visited a dentist after 20 years, knowing that many teeth have to be removed. My dentist is nice, but I dont think she realises how terrified I am and have been. I have had three teeth out already, and have a temporary denture, which is white compared to my teeth. Thats okay, I can cope with that. I now have to have five more out. The two front ones and either side. She says I will have to hibernate for a couple or so weeks while I wait for my dentures, but that is putting me off having the teeth removed, never mind the terror I feel about the removals. Also there seems to be choices as to the materials the teeth are made of, which she has not given me the option of. I only know this because i have been researching as you do. A little bit of knowledge and all that. But at the end of the day, its my look and mouth and face. I am worried. Can you help with my concerns.


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Dr Andrew Moore

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I have an impacted wisdom tooth so the dentist has advised that I have the second molar tooth removed instead, is this the only method of treatment available to me?

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012
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Hi,
I have had pain for about a week now and booked an emergency dental appointment this week and following a number of x-rays the hospital says I have an impacted wisdom tooth. He wants to extract the 2nd molar instead of the wisdom tooth next week but I don’t think the impact is that serious yet and would rather have the wisdom out. I was only in pain for a few days and now it is fine so imagine it is the early stage and my 2nd molar can be saved. I’ve read up on all the problems following 2nd molar extraction such as early loss of adjacent teeth and opposite teeth. Also, I don’t want it to affect my bite and don’t want a big gap in my mouth!
Could someone have a look at the x-ray and give me a second opinion?
Thanks


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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My bottom teeth are very worn down, what can I do to fix this problem?

Thursday, August 16th, 2012
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Hi, so here's my problem…my bottom first two teeth are worn out badly,before it gets worse is it possible to have crown on it? my gums are strong and healthy.I also wear braces with two artificial teeth on top gum.so I would like advice on those as well and would like cosmetic teeth rather then dentures because I don't want them to slip or fall out when I'm talking it would just be too embarrassing. I hope you do your best to provide me with good advice.thanks I am 63 year old have no fillings in any teeth always been healthy teeth .now first two teeth worn out make bad in looks and i would like my teeth to look like natural teeth .i am sure you be able to help. Thanks again.


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My wisdom tooth is causing me terrible pain, does it need to be removed?

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012
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hello doctor moore. i am 28 years old and i used to feel pain occasionally at the back of the gum where the wisdom teeth grows . and the problems is that i’m still feeling the pain even at this age. i have 28 teeth currently. and it has now been confirmed that the wisdom tooth on the lower left jaw is growing horizontally and pushing the immediate molar tooth. and i am feeling terrible pain all the time. what should be the next course of action for me? would it be appropriate to remove the healthy neighboring pushed tooth so that the wisdom tooth will have space to grow through horizontally or does the wisdom tooth itself have to be removed? thank you for your time doctor


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
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Can I have dental implants to solve bone loss due to missing teeth?

Friday, May 18th, 2012
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I have a crown on top upper left jaw which is going rotten. I have no other teeth either side and I am told I have hardly any bone surrounding the missing teeth area. Can I still have implants even though there is hardly any bone in that area because my dentist told me that he could take that crown out but surely I would be left with sagging cheeks. I cannot have a bridge because I do not like the impressions as they make me gag and to fill a missing tooth on the other side of my mouth he said would be an option but would an implant be better depending on the cost of course. Thanks


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Dr Mark Hughes

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I have several missing teeth would I be a suitable candidate for dental bridge treatment?

Thursday, April 19th, 2012
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Hello, I am interested in dental bridge work. My 2 front teeth are part porcelain composite, now discoloured. the 2 teeth immediately to the left and right of my front teeth have been extracted and I have been offered a pallet by my dentist which I don’t want. Do you think I would be a suitable candidate for dental bridge work? If so, how much might it cost? My teeth status, is not good lots of non-visible missing teeth. I also suffer acid erosion due to acute gastric problems which is treated. Also I’m am almost 60 years old.Thank you – I live in Liverpool UK


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Dr Mark Hughes

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Why can’t my dentist remove all my teeth and fit dentures?

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011
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Hi please can you help me for the last 20 years ive been asking my dentist to remove all of my teeth, i want dentures, but he refuses. I feel so unhappy and have no self confidence. I suffer with stomach acid due to a few teeth missing making it difficult to chew properly. There must be a dentist some where in the uk that can help me. If i wanted plastic surgery say breast enlargement or facelift that would not be a problem, surely i have rights ? I would be more than happy to sign a legal paper saying that im going against good advice. Please can you help me. Kind regards 


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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I am 72 years old and would like implants rather than dentures, what is the cost?

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011
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Sir
I am 72 years old fit and healthy with looks and attitude that deny my age. I have all of my teeth removed and wear dentures. Despite having three sets of new dentures in less than one year none of them fit.
Is a complete set of dental implants possible and what would be the time scale of the treatment and the approximate cost.
I am fully mobile but live in Cumbria therefore I imagine there will be considerable travelling to a centre

Regards GH


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
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Would a bridge be able to replace my two front teeth?

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011
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my two upper front teeth need replacing, would it be possible to have a bridge done to replace both teeth as like a 4 or 6 bridge unit, to make sure there is enough support on the outside teeth? I have heard of a person (dentist) who has had 4 front teeth missing and has had these bridged. She was unfortunately born with a cleft pallet. Can you please advise me? Alternately I would have to look into implants which is going to be costlly and painfull, and also time consuming because I was hoping to get this work done in Turkey.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
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