Archive for the ‘Gum Disease’ Category

I Have Advanced Periodontitis. What Are My Options Regarding A Bone Graft For Implants?

Friday, July 11th, 2014
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Hi Mark. I have been told that I have advanced periodontitis. The dentist has said this is idiosyncratic and mentioned my body fighting it’s own bacteria? I know that many members of my father’s side of the family have had problems with their gums. He has also said I will gradually lose my teeth ( My bottom back 3rd molar is already loose) and would not be a suitable candidate for implants. I would like to know my options i.e bone graft etc. I am 37 year old ex-smoker.


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Dr Mark Hughes

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My Gums Are Shrinking Due To An Inherited Condition. Is There Any Treatment That Can Enhance The Look Of My Teeth?

Friday, June 13th, 2014
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Hello Dr Moore. Is there any treatment you know of that can enhance the look of your teeth if you have gum disease? My gums are shrinking due to an inherited condition. My teeth look okay but as time goes by it’s starting to look like there are holes between my teeth at the top near to the gum. I am 53 and have a huge fear of false dentures.
I have never smoked but I drink socially.
I clean my teeth twice a day
I visit a NHS dentist regularly for scaling and polishing. I would just like to my teeth to look healthy. Thanks.


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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Can You Tell Me Your Opinion On LANAP Treatment Versus FMD Treatment?

Monday, May 19th, 2014
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I am 52 years of age and I am suffering with chronic periodontitis. I have been referred by my dentist to a dental specialist for treatment. The specialist Dr I have seen has offered me FMD as a treatment. This looks to me like a very painful procedure that I will have to undergo in two separate sittings. The pain of which I will suffer for more than 48 hours after each procedure. I understand this is the removal of all infected flesh to give healthy flesh a chance to heal and the deep cleaning of the roots of my teeth. From what I have read, I understand that the scar tissue that will be left to me will be equally susceptible to infection as the original tissue was. The dental specialists I have been referred to do not offer LANAP and I am wondering if LANAP is a better treatment for my periodontitis than FMD. From what I have read about LANAP it certainly sounds less painful and more so much more effective in the long term. Please tell me your opinion on FMD versus LANAP? Many thanks.


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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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Are There Any Clinics In The UK Which Offers BOST Treatment?

Friday, April 25th, 2014
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Hi Mark. Are there any other clinics in the UK which offer the BOST treatment for periodontal disease?
Is there any data available on the effectiveness of the treatment?
How would I find out if there which clinics abroad offer BOST?
I have been diagnosed with severe and moderate localised periodontal disease and have had this for the past 20 years. I have recently lost 5 teeth in the past 5 years and there are some others which are being affected. I have quarterly hygiene appointments but the problem still progresses. I have had root planing before and have been advised to have it again. I look forward to your reply. Regards.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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Is There Any Practice In The North Which Does Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation? Or Do I Need To Travel To London?

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014
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Hi Mark. I’m very interested in having pinhole gum rejuvenation after seeing it on the web. I have found several practices that do this procedure but they’re all in the south east of the country and I live in the north east. I was wondering if you knew of any one in the North who could carry out this procedure? My gums have receded very badly particularly on my bottom teeth. I do see my own dentist every six months and brush and floss twice a day. I thought it was something I would have to live with until I saw this procedure.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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I Am Very Interested In Laser Technology For Gum Disease. Can You Assist Me In Locating Such Treatment?

Monday, February 24th, 2014
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Hello Dr Hughes. I require a periodontist and I am very interested to find a practice that uses laser LANAP technology for treatment. Periolase, Waterlase are names I have read about. Can you assist me in locating such treatment? I have some loose teeth and have been diagnosed with gum disease by my dental practice.
I live in West Sussex but am prepared to travel. I really hope to hear from you in the near future. Thank you.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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I’ve Lost A Lot Of Bone From Gum Disease, But Now I Have It Under Control I’d Like To Know If Anything Can Be Done To Close The Gaps In My Smile?

Thursday, February 13th, 2014
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Hello Dr Moore,

I was subject to bad periodontal disease caused by smoking. The bleeding went on for a long period of time before I had it seen to but by then it was far too late, the damage was done. I have the disease under control now through regular cleaning but I’ve lost a lot of bone apparently and gum recession of around point 4. The gaps are quite noticeable but my dentist keeps saying there is nothing that can be done. I’d like to know if it’s true and that nothing can be done? Thank you for your help and advice.


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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 You Tell Me If A Maryland Bridge Is An Effective Way To Cover A Gap In My Smile?

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014
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Hi, I am a 37 year old male with advance stage periodontal disease and my gums have receded. My front lower jaw tooth has been removed, causing a gap. The neighbouring front teeth are weak and also have receded gums. My dentist has given me a removable brace which I find to be very uncomfortable. Is this pain normal when it comes to braces? Can you tell me if Maryland bridge is an option and I if it can cover my front tooth gap in effective way? Are there any other options? Thank you and I looking forward to hear from 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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I Went To My Dentist And They Said I Have A BP Score Of 3. How Can I Improve The Health Of My Gums?

Friday, January 10th, 2014
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Hello. I’ve been to see my dentist today for a check up and teeth cleaning. I noticed he mentioned BP to his assistant and she replied “some 3 but mostly 2” Does this mean my gums are getting worse as 6 months ago I was all 2s. I do use mouthwash, mostly ones that are intended for sore or bleeding gums but don’t always brush twice a day or floss. Also is there anything you could suggest please to improve the health of my gums if it means they are becoming worse?


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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 Scared I’ll Lose All My Teeth If My Gum Disease Spreads. Can You Help?

Monday, January 6th, 2014
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Hi Dr Moore, I was just wondering if you could tell me is it true whether I have gum disease or not on my next to last tooth at the back and the top of my mouth is receding really badly and very painful. I’ve been told if I don’t get it out it will most probably spread along to my other teeth and I am really worried I don’t want to lose my teeth but really need to get it out it is so painful. Do you think it will spread to my other teeth? I hope you can give me some advice so I can fix this problem and hopefully prevent it from spreading. 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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