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I Had A Milk Tooth Pulled Recently And A Small White Spot Has Appeared Within The Gum. Could This Be An Abscess?

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014
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Hello Dr Hughes. I had a milk tooth pulled as it was loose and on the same day had a permanent bridge fitted (adhesive metal wing). It’s two days after the procedure and I have started to experience a pain whenever there is pressure, moreover, a small white painless spot has appeared within the gum above the artificial tooth. The pain is not that bad, more annoying. Do you think this could be bruising post insertion and extraction, or could it be the start of an abscess? It is now four days post procedure and I’d like some advice. 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 Get Sick From Wearing My Denture. Is There Any Other Treatment That Can Help Me?

Monday, August 4th, 2014
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Hello Dr Hughes. The dentist advised me to have all my upper teeth removed as I was born with a cleft palette which was operated on as a baby. I can’t seem to wear the dentures they have given me as they irritate the roof of my mouth. Is there anything I can do on the NHS or is private my only option? I do work but being a single parent and only aged 49, I would struggle to go privately. I get violently sick whenever I wear my denture. I would appreciate any advice? Thank you.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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My Dentist Has Told Me That My Tooth Is Damaging The Bone But Is Still Strong. Should I Have It Replaced Or Wait?

Friday, August 1st, 2014
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Hello Dr Moore. I would like clarification on a dental issue I have. I have had problems with my top front tooth for nearly 30 years. I damaged it in my teens and had a root canal performed then. I have subsequently had an apicoectomy twice and repeated root canals from a specialist. I also have a reoccurring cyst in the gum above it. I experience no pain and the tooth is strong. Should I have it replaced now or wait? My current dentist says I should wait as the tooth is strong and I have no pain. He has advised me that it is damaging the bone but over a series of X-rays he feels this is not significant. What should I do? Thank you for your time.


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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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
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I Have A Grinding Problem With My Molar. My Dentist Has Advised My To Have It Extracted But I Would Like To Know A Different Solution?

Friday, July 25th, 2014
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Dear Dr Hughes, I am 47 years old now. I have a chewing or grinding problem with my right 3rd molar. I have pain and sensitivity but no swelling or redness. My dentist advised me to go for extraction as there is grade 2 mobility. Do I really need to have extraction when there is no swelling. Kindly guide me? I am not diabetic or hypertensive.I got flap surgery done 5 years back and till now I have maintained them with proper care. For 6 months now this 3rd molar is not co-operating and it hurts to bite food. Do you know of any other treatment which could help me?


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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I Got Charged For Two Aveoplasties But I Can’t Remember Anything Of The Sort. What Should I Do?

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014
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I recently had 7 teeth pulled in preparation for a lower denture. I received local anaesthesia only, I was wide awake, no gas either. I just got my bill and there was £600 on the bill for two aveoplasties. I think they made a billing mistake. Like I said I was wide awake and I contend there were no aveoplasties done. I even remember him saying after he pulled the last tooth, “Look at that, 7 teeth in 25 minutes, I think we just set a record”. Even though I was very numb wouldn’t I know and be able tell that a procedure like that or something other than a tooth being pulled was being done? Can an aveoplasty be done without sutures being required? Thank you very much in advance. 


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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All My Life I’ve Wanted The Perfect Smile. What Are The Best Treatments To Achieve This?

Monday, April 28th, 2014
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Hi Dr Moore. I am 46 and have all my life want a perfect smile. For the upper teeth anyway, my teeth are badly crooked at front, I have had a few removed at the back either side, and one front tooth is starting to rot. It’s been filled at the back to the maximum capacity and the one next to it is starting to go too. I have diabetes also. What’s my best option? Dentures? I am prepared to have all my remaining upper teeth removed to get that smile I have always longed for. Thank you for your time. I look forward to your reply.


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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I Had Two Teeth Extracted And I Can Feel The Root Of My Canine Through My Gum. Is This Normal?

Monday, March 10th, 2014
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Hi Mark. I had two teeth extracted in November 2013 and the gap seems to be closing fairly quickly – I had my upper first premolars extracted. But last month I felt the root of my canine through my gum, by that I don’t mean it’s protruding the gum line, I can just feel the root and the top of the root. I’ve spoken to my orthodontist and was told ‘they are keeping an eye on this tooth, it will be fine’. Is this normal?

I’m currently two years into my treatment and should be ready for jaw surgery by June/July this year. Thank you.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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Will My Dentist Fit My Temporary Dentures Straight Away Or Will I Be Gummy For A While?

Friday, February 14th, 2014
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Hello Andrew, I’m getting dentures fitted soon and I’m also having my remaining teeth out and I’m worried I will be left all gummy for a while. Does this happen?  I understand that I may get temporary wax dentures to check the fitting is correct and that the finished dentures will be acrylic. I’m just paranoid ill be Mr Gummy for a while. I would also like to know if the temporary ones are going to hurt or be uncomfortable at all? 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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Hello. I Have A Small Jaw And I Need A Tooth Removing As It Is Impacting On Others. How Much Does This Cost?

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013
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Hello Dr Moore, I have a tooth at the front of my mouth which has grown over my other teeth. There was not a big enough space for it to grow into as my jaw is too small and I apparently have too many teeth. This means that they have no space to grow straight. I really dislike the way it looks as it is very noticeable. I am currently asking around and was wondering if you could give me a quote of what kind of prices it would be to have the tooth removed. Can there be any complications involved with this type of procedure? This would be of great help to me 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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