Archive for the ‘Gum Disease’ Category

How Can I Rid Myself Of The Nasty Pain Surrounding My Left Canine Gum Line?

Friday, January 3rd, 2014
Q.

Hello Dr Moore,
The gum surrounding my left canine at the bottom of my mouth is very, very sensitive as well as the bottom of the tooth.
If I touch it, it sends a nasty pain, and feeling. It has been like this for a few months now.
It has now started to affect the teeth either side of it also.
What could I do to rid myself of this pain?
Is there any surgery or dentistry I could have or could it prevented by buying any supplements etc.
Many thanks, I look forward to hearing your advice.


dr andrew moore

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 Start Work Soon But I Can’t Have An Immediate Denture After My Extractions. Should I Get A Second Opinion?

Thursday, December 12th, 2013
Q.

I am dentist phobic – and I have gum disease – after visiting my dentist today for a scale and polish which I need to have done before I have extractions my dentist informed me that after I have my teeth removed I would have to wait 1 month before getting a denture. I asked regarding immediate dentures and he said no I would need to let it heal.  Should I go to another dentist for a 2nd opinion about the immediate denture? I start a new job within 2 weeks and will now probably have to turn the job down even though I was made redundant 6 months ago and it is a good job as I cannot do the job with no front teeth!


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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 Nervous About Going To The Dentist As I Have Gum Disease And I Fear What Will Happen In A Case Like Mine?

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013
Q.

I suffer with gum disease and now have what feels like a sizeable gap in my two main front teeth at the top.

I have been told my only option is to have the top four teeth removed and a denture fitted. I am reluctant to do this as I feel it is quite drastic and once done there is no going back!

I have been told a permanent fixture of new teeth is not an option due to the gum desease.

I am incredibly nervous at going to the dentist, fear the pain and also being judged for allowing my teeth to get this bad.

Would a cosmetic dentist consider composite bonding in a case like mine?

Many thanks.


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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My Jaw Bone Is Not Strong Enough To Hold My Teeth In Place. Can You Offer Any Solutions To This?

Monday, November 25th, 2013
Q.

Hi Dr Bohara,

My dentist has told me that my tooth loss is due to the fact that my jaw bone is not strong enough to hold on to them. He suggests that it is hereditary as I do brush and bottle brush regularly. I have lost all of my incisors on the lower left and one tooth on the lower right with another tooth on the ‘wobble’ already. I have tried to wear a partial denture in the cavity on the lower left, but it lifts if I smile! It also makes me feel sickly. Can you tell me if there is a solution to this?

Many thanks for any advice you can give.


dr kalpesh bohara

Dr Kalpesh Bohara

The Dental Suite
27 Park Road, Loughborough, LE11 2ED
Web: www.dental-suite.co.uk  Tel: 01509 231144
3 Rutland Street, Leicester City Centre, LE1 1RB
Tel: 0116 312 0054

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I Have A Dull Toothache Due To Bone Loss, Could The Dentist Remove The Nerve Instead Of Extracting The Tooth?

Thursday, November 14th, 2013
Q.

Hi Dr Moore. The question I’d like to put forward relates to having toothache due to bone loss which is caused by gum disease in my back molar. Can my dentist cure this by removing the nerve? She says my only option is to remove the tooth. She has already replaced the filling and the pain is still there. Not excruciating pain though and it is normally okay after one paracetamol but still a dumb pain never the less. I have scaling done to prevent the gum disease roughly once a month. The tooth is also very sensitive to hot and cold drinks and foods. Thank you for your reply in advance.


dr andrew moore

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 Have Two Loose Teeth. I Am Dubious About Implants. Would Bridge Work Be The Better Option?

Friday, November 8th, 2013
Q.

I have two loose teeth – one at the front top and one at the side top. Because the front one is unsightly and protruding forward my local NHS dentist has suggested having a bridge fitted. Because I have had gum disease in the past my gums have receded and I am dubious about having an implant therefore a bridge seems the obvious solution. I am wondering whether I should have them taken out before consulting you or leave them in for your assessment. I would also be interested in the cost for bridge work on both teeth if that’s possible.


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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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How Can I Find More About Collagen Injections For My Receding Gums?

Friday, November 8th, 2013
Q.

Hi Dr Moore. How can I find out more about using collagen for my receding gum line on the bottom front teeth. Where is this procedure offered and how much does it cost? Since having my third child my gum line has gone and worried I’m going to lose most of my teeth if they get wobbly as I can see the roots of my teeth, is this my only option before I end up with no teeth? How many times has this procedure been done in the Uk? Please help me with this.


dr andrew moore

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 Suffer From Gum Disease And Gaps Are Appearing From Tartar Building Up. Would A Bridge Work For Me?

Thursday, November 7th, 2013
Q.

Hello Dr Shaffie, I have been told I have quite bad gum disease but I do clean and floss regular but have always suffered from bad gums and as a result I have widening gaps at the front top four teeth.

I am having cleaning to remove tartar and build up this coming week. I really want to get my smile back.

What are my options would a bridge be okay once the gum disease has been addressed? If so what’s the time frame for this type of procedure?

Thank you in advance for any information you can provide me with.


dr hussein shaffie

Dr Hussein Shaffie

The Sandford Dental Implant and Cosmetic Centre
306 Broadway, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 8AA
Web: www.thesandford.com Tel: 02083037051
Email: [email protected]

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I Need A Permanent Solution As I Don’t Like Wearing Partial Dentures. What Can Be Done?

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013
Q.

Hello Dr Hughes, I have periodontitis also known as gum disease, and just had my lower two teeth pulled out yesterday. I’m on partial dentures at the moment and I hate the feel of it, I can’t afford dental implants and my dentist says that I would have to wait six months for the gums to heal and he will give me a Maryland bridge only after six months. My X-ray has shown that the supporting teeth will hold it fine, I’m really depressed and need a permanent solution? Is this the correct treatment option to take? I hope you can hope me sort this out as I’m getting sick of it. Thank you.


dr mark hughes

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 Don’t Know Why My Teeth Are Breaking, I’m Scared I’ll Need A Mouth Full Of Implants. Could It Be A Vitamin Deficiency?

Monday, October 28th, 2013
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Hello Dr Patel. I would really like to know why my teeth keep breaking, could it have anything to do with a vitamin B12 deficiency? I’m finding I cannot afford to look after them. Is there any help I can receive? Top and bottom on both sides teeth have just snapped, I’m finding it difficult to smile and usually I’m a happy person but this is depressing me. My gums are okay though. I eat healthily and never eat sweets but I do indulge in savoury foods. My sister has had gum disease and had to have a full mouth of implants, I’m a bit scared that will be me soon.


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Dr Riten Patel

The Mulberry
18 Ashley Road, Walton on Thames Surrey, KT12 1HS
Web: www.mulberrydental.co.uk Tel: 01932 223 479

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