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I Have Severe Toothache and Swelling Behind the Teeth. What Should I Do?

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014
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Hi there Dr Hughes. I’m wondering if you can help me with the problem I am currently facing. At the moment, my central incisor and lateral incisor are really painful. I can feel the pain throughout my whole mouth, it’s that bad. I even have a bit of swelling behind my central and lateral teeth. Please tell me what I should do to prevent this pain, and is it something serious? I have been experiencing the pain for the past three days but today is the worst of all. 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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What Treatments are Best for Enamel Damage?

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014
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Hi Dr Hughes. I’m quite sick and have suffered with bulimia on and off for the past year, being sick every few months.
My teeth feel strong and are still white, but I’m aware of enamel damage that can occur among other problems.
If my teeth are damaged, what treatment is available in cosmetic dentistry? And what is the price guide for treatments offered to patients like this?

Any advice would be so appreciated as I am starting to worry. Best wishes and thank you 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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Does Jaw Surgery Cause Permanent Numbness?

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014
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Hey Marcus. I’m interested in jaw surgery as I’ve noticed that I have a slight overbite and a very small chin, so my chin and nose do not look in symmetry. I’m interested in jaw surgery but the fact that one of the risk is numbness or permanent numbness is scaring me! I’m 17 so can you please throw some light about the risk of permanent numbness, and if it’s common or rare? I have very low self esteem as I am starting to notice it more, even though when I tell my friends they say they can’t notice it. It just puts me down, my facial profile is not balanced and although I am grateful that I’m not in physical harm, I would like to know what you could do to sort this problem out! Thank you.


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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 Have Researched PST As A Way Of Correcting Receding Gums. Is This Approved By The Dental Associations Of This Country?

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014
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Hi Mark. I have been doing some research about PST as a way of correcting receding gums. My dentist who carries out all kinds of cosmetic surgery, veneers, cerec, implants etc claims to have never heard of it, yet I can see that there are some cosmetic dentists who have been trained performing the procedure in this country. I don’t know whether he just doesn’t want me to go elsewhere for treatment or has genuinely never heard of this technique. It is easy to find it. What is your opinion of it and is it approved by the dental bodies/associations in this country? 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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I Am In The Process Of Applying To Dental School. Do You Have Any Tips For Finding Work Experience In The Dental Industry?

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014
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Good afternoon Dr Gambroudes. I would like your help with something. I am a recent sixth form leaver and I am currently in the process of applying to dental schools to get a dentistry qualification. I was wondering if you could give me some insight into finding any work experience within the dental field to better my chances. I would not really mind about the type of experience, but I feel that any experience within the field of dentistry would be of use to me. I am finding it hard to find this work experience and would just like some advice tips from an expert such as yourself. Thanks for your help.


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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Can a Healthy Tooth be Pulled and Replaced with an Artificial One?

Friday, September 5th, 2014
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Hi,
I have completely straight teeth, except for one canine tooth that took too long to come back in after my baby teeth fell out and didn’t have enough room to come down – it is raised and protruding. I can’t afford braces and am getting married next summer. I refuse to show my teeth when I smile, especially for pictures, because of it. I asked the dentist/orthodontist about extraction but they acted like it wasn’t an option because of that being an important tooth. Can’t the tooth be pulled and a false tooth be somehow permanently placed in the space where this tooth should’ve been? It doesn’t seem right that braces could be the only option for one tooth.


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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’m Insecure About My Teeth. Can You Offer Any Advice?

Friday, September 5th, 2014
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Hey Dr Hughes. I have really horrible teeth that make me feel very self-conscious. The ones next to my front teeth stick out and it’s irritated me for years. My dentist made a mistake with previous treatment and tried to charge me a lot of money to fix them, which I couldn’t afford at the time as I was only young. The appearance of my teeth makes me feel very insecure and I dream about having the perfect smile so I can feel more confident in myself. Is there any way I could be able to get some help or guidance in the right direction?
Thank you so much, I hope you can give me some advice. 


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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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Good Day. I Would One Day Like To Become A Dentist But I Am Confused. Could I Own My Own Practice If I Specialized In A Particular Subject?

Friday, July 18th, 2014
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Good day, Dr Moore. I want to become a dentist, but I am confused. Is general dentistry a speciality among the 9 specialities because I want to one day own my own private practice as a dentist? Could I own my private practice if I specialize in any of the 9 specialities like orthodontics or periodontics? I am good at chemistry and maths but not so much at biology. I know all subjects are important but which are the subjects that are really important for dentistry? If I decide to become a doctor of dental medicine, would I be able to carry out operations like cleaning and others? Thank you in advance for your reply.


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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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I Am 17 Years Old And I Am Tongue Tied. If I Have A Frenectomy Will There Be A Chance My Speech Will Get Worse?

Thursday, May 29th, 2014
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Hello Mark, I wonder if you can help me. I am 17 years old, my problem is not with teeth but with my tongue so please help me if possible.
I have Ankyloglossia – tongue tie and it creates a lot of problems while speaking. This is because the frenum limits the movement of my tongue. So I am considering undergoing a frenectomy.
Do you know of any cases where the speech has deteriorated or worsened after a frenectomy? That’s the only thing I am worried about. I don’t want my speech to be further worsened.
Thank you for your reply 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 Jaw Clicks Which Affects How I Chew And Speak. Is This A Sign Of TMJ Disorder?

Friday, May 23rd, 2014
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Hello Mark, I wonder if you could help me out. I have been receiving pain in my jaw and the left side of my head, and this is affecting how I chew my food and speak. It clicks sometimes when I open and close my jaw which is quite annoying and it is quite painful. I don’t have any other symptoms besides these. I do get toothache sometimes but on the other side of my jaw. This usually occurs on my left side which affects how I chew on that side. Is this a sign that I could have TMJ Temporomandibular joint dysfunction? 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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