Archive for the ‘fillings’ Category

Could I Be Having a Toxic Reaction to my Filling?

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015
Q.

I’ve had a dental composite filling done and have had constant headaches ever since that make me vomit and I feel slow with bad concentration and brain fog. I never had headaches or these reactions before the filling – could it be a toxic reaction to the filling? The filling has a strong plastic taste to it which I can detect but have generally been feeling very unwell since it was placed. Have you seen this kind of reaction before in patients? I have an existing immunological disease.
Thanks.


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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Are My Fillings Causing the Metallic Taste in My Mouth?

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015
Q.

I have had many amalgam fillings fitted over many years and some are above twenty years old. Over the last year I have developed a constant metallic taste in my mouth and both my teeth and tongue feel on edge, sometimes even giving a ‘buzz’ like I’ve been chewing aluminium foil. Is this because my fillings need replacing? If so, am I able to instruct my NHS dentist to do this or do I have to rely on his judgement before I can get this work done? Also, am I allowed any say in what they actually use as filling material because after 44 years of swallowing mercury amalgam I fear I am at risk of mercury poisoning. Do I have a choice of any alternative filling material offered on the NHS or am I forced to go private? If the metallic taste is not because of the fillings do you have any idea what could be causing it?


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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Can a Filling Make You Feel Unwell Afterwards?

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015
Q.

Dr Moore, have you ever seen patients complain of illness after a composite dental filling was placed? I had a filling done behind my front tooth and have been feeling very unwell ever since. I felt absolutely fine before the filling was placed but since then have been getting very bad headaches, brain fog and a general feeling of un-wellness. The material used was called Venus Flow but I am told it cannot be removed. Can a tooth be removed to rid the problem if the material is impossible to remove? Thanks.


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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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Can I Have My Tooth Polished So It Doesn’t Feel Rough?

Thursday, March 5th, 2015
Q.

Hi. I had a filling done on my tooth and the dentist put a clamp over it and scratched the surface, leaving it feeling rough. Next time I was in I mentioned it and he buffed the tooth surface. Now the whole thing feels rough and a bit sensitive. The rest of my teeth are smooth and shiny feeling, can it be fixed? Or is my tooth now completely damaged and irreparable? Will this lead to my tooth decaying and having to be removed? Many thanks in advance.


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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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Why Does My Tooth Have Dark Patches On It?

Monday, February 16th, 2015
Q.

Hello Dr Hughes. My dentist drilled into my front tooth and cleaned it and got rid of the decay. Then she put a temporary filling in which is a different colour to the rest of the tooth, but part of the tooth at the top has still got a dark patch on it and also a little on one side. Will she remove those now so it’s all one colour? And if she does why didn’t she do it the first time? I am going back next week so she can finish it off and also take a mould for a crown. Thank you. 


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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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Will a Temporary Filling Harm a Newly Fixed Broken Tooth?

Thursday, February 12th, 2015
Q.

Dear Dr Hughes. My son broke his front teeth which affected the pulp area as well.We had restoration work done on the same day. His next appointment is in six months.But now he is left with the uneven restoration layer and obviously it doesn’t look good at all. I was told to wait for the nerve healing process to play out but for the time being he’s not getting his smile back.
I would like to ask if a pleasant temporary filling is possible while we are waiting for it to heal, or will it disturb the healing process? Thank you.


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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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Can I Replace my First Molars With New Wisdom Teeth?

Thursday, February 12th, 2015
Q.

Hi, can I replace my 1st molar (which is full of amalgam) with new wisdom teeth? I am 18 years old and my second molar is fine. Does such treatment exist? If so could you tell me of a possible price range and whether I need to go to a specialist (or can my normal dentist do the job)? I have a filling on all 4 first molars, will I be able to replace them all with wisdom teeth? Thanks in advance.


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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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My Filling Has Come Out and My Tooth is Broken. Is This an Emergency?

Thursday, November 13th, 2014
Q.

Hello Dr Hughes. My (I think it’s called a canine tooth, it’s 3rd tooth from the front to the left) has had a filling on it from when it broke in half about two years ago. The filling has come out, and I’m left with half a tooth again. Is this counted as an emergency? Or will I have to wait two weeks as that’s the only date they can see me? I don’t have any real pain but I am finding it very hard to eat and my tooth feels funny a lot of the time. Thank you in advance. 


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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My Tooth Broke And A Filling Came Out After Root Canal Treatment. What Should I Do?

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014
Q.

Hello Marcus. I have had two root canals done. Very shortly afterwards one tooth broke. And a short while after that, the second tooth lost its filling. When the filling fell out, it exposed a hole and in the hole was cotton. It was definitely in the hole beneath the filling. Why would that be? I have looked on the internet and cannot find any reason this would be. It seems that somehow the dentist forgot something and in may have made a mistake. 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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I Seem To Get Charged A Different Amount Each Time I Have A Filling. Is This Fair Or Accurate?

Friday, October 10th, 2014
Q.

Hello Dr Gambroudes. I visited my dentist recently and had a permanent filling in my left sided tooth and they used cotton wool and some kind of gel to fill this permanently. I wanted to ask whether cotton wool is safe and hygienic for permanently filling the cavity tooth. I’ve been charged different amounts for each filling I’ve had and would like to know if this is fair. Please help me as I don’t know if I’m being ripped off. What would you suggest? Thank you for your time.


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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