Hi Dr Shaffie. I had a severe pain in my left jaw. The dentist I visited said I have infection on tooth #19. He gave me antibiotics to take for a week. The pain is getting better but not completely gone. The treatment plan he proposed is to extract the teeth and put the bridge in. Would you say this is a good option? If so, does the bridge treatment have to take place immediately or can I wait for a month? What other options do I have available to me? I do not have any insurance to cover and I want to know if this process of bridging can be delayed? Thank you, I’ll await your advice on this matter.
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Hello, my query is slightly complicated so please bear with my explanation. I had a filling in my top tooth treads ago and also an extraction on the top my dentist placed a bracket bonded tooth in the gap by cementing the tooth to either side of the two supporting teeth, I feel a little pain in either my bottom right jaw or top right jaw don’t know why what do you think it could be? I don’t know how or what I can do to get rid of the pain it’s like a throbbing pain I haven’t had it in a long time, I am concerned as I brush my teeth 2 times a day and I also rinse with fluoride mouthwash by Colgate. How can I stop this pain? Not sure if its sensitivity either :/ please help thanks.
Hello, I was wondering whether you could help me – my mam has been told by her dentist that she has to have three of her front lower teeth removed as they are loose. My question is whether it is always the case that loose teeth have to be removed? I mean, these are her front teeth so this is quite significant news. I used to visit the same dentist and he told me that my two back lower teeth would have to be removed as they were too badly damaged to save following the removal of impacted wisdom teeth, however, when I visited another dentist for a second opinion I was told they could be saved with root canal treatment so you can understand my worry. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Which treatment is best and cheapest for my son he is 16 years old and had NHS orthodontist treatment 6 years ago. He stopped wearing his retainers four years ago. Now his wisdom teeth are coming through he has a mid-line shift of top front teeth going to the right,
Before the orthodontist treatment 6 years ago we had to have a tooth removed on the top right side due to overcrowding, I feel this has caused the mid line shift as x-ray has been taken and he has the extra tooth on the left side plus the wisdom teeth which are coming through and pushing the whole line off teeth to the right.
I would appreciate any advise you can give thank you.
I went to my dentist this week as I have 2 decayed upper left 7&8, a missing lower left 3 and missing up left 4. My front right 1 has a distal chip right down the edge. I am very embarrassed of my teeth an am getting married in August. I asked my dentist if she could do me some veneers or crowns or bridges and all she said she would do is extract I really don’t want this.i am a NHS patient and don’t know where to turn now. I don’t want to lose any more
teeth. She wouldn’t even offer me composite fillings for my front teeth she just tried to push dentures and I do not want them. Can you suggest anything I can do? I’m so upset.
20 Years Ago I Had A Wisdom Tooth Out And Have Been Unable To Smile Ever Since, What Options Are There?Wednesday, March 13th, 2013
20 years ago I had a problem lower wisdom tooth extracted on the NHS in hospital. It was apparently a difficult extraction. Immediately after I had problems smiling and felt something wrong with the left hand side of my face. People told me my face had changed and I couldn’t smile properly on that side. It felt very knotted. I tried again and again to get someone to take it seriously but nobody in the dental profession would. Maybe I just couldn’t describe it properly to them. However reading the internet I now know what is wrong from other people who have suffered the same. It seems the gum on that side (where the tooth was extracted) is tightly attached to my cheek such that I can’t smile because it’s too tight. The problem has never gone away and still upsets me terribly. The people on the internet seem to have been offered treatment via a laser but that’s been soon after. It’s now 20 years in my case. Could a laser still be used to separate the cheek from the gum that covers where the tooth was extracted?
Dr Mark Hughes
Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
Web: www.harleystreetdentalstudio.com Tel: 020 7636 5981
I have recently had two root canals started and am going back for the crowns within the next few weeks. I have another slightly problematic tooth that my dentist has told me the root is twisted and that I need to see a specialist for the root canal treatment or even potential extraction. This would be fine however I am intending to keep my teeth. I wanted you to tell explain to me, does a twisted root need to be worked on by a specialist or is the dentist trying to get more money out of me..? I am a little concerned that they are so would really appreciate a response. Thanks for your time and hope you can get back to me for my own peace of mind…
hello ,i jus found out my front tooth on the right can not be saved and my dentist said a porcelain tooth is my best option , i just really want to know desperatly how long from my old tooth being taking out to a new percalain tooth being put it , how long wiould i have to wait inbetween? im asking because it will be clearly visable when my old tooth will get taken out and im very paranoid it will take months for this new tooth to be put in which would be my worst nighmare as its my front tooth and clearly visable , i would much appruciate it if u could email me back asap or if i would be able to contact you so i can find out more about this process , thankyou
I’m looking maybe to get all my teeth pulled and replaced by permanent dentures. Obviously I need to goto a dentist and get more information but depending on the cost for a complete set either on the nhs or private will depend if I want to enquire about it. The price is really the issue. I need to know before I can commit to having any treatment done or agreeing to any. I know cost shouldn’t be an issue when it comes to my health but I can deal with the pain in my mouth, especially when dentistry experts like to charge a arm and leg for the smallest of procedures.
Can you give me a rough price to indicated what I may be looking at spending point all work that needs done?
Hi In short I have had medical problems over the last 14 years which all started weeks after having an amalgam filling done. I have spoken to Dentists and been reffered to many differant departmants of health and they have said my problems may be because of my amalgam but they can not garantee, I understand this Issue but am still going to get my filling removed. I have looked into extractions & composite fillings but am wary of dentist who use differant ways of extraction & BPA bondings. I am sensative to chemicals, how can I get the least toxic fillings to replace the ones I have ( silver amalgam), can biocompatible test be done be for & what about porcalins, I am very serious about this could you please advise what may help me.