Archive for the ‘Gum Disease’ Category

Are gum grafts the best option for my gum disease?

Monday, July 11th, 2011
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Hi, Im 34 and I have severe gum disease especially on my front bottom teeth the gum no longer fills in between the teeth and I have been told I have lost a bit of bone there as well. Apparently the gum disease is hereditary and I also used to smoke but I gave this up when the dentist told me if I smoked anymore then I would have no teeth left by the time I got to her age.

I am starting to get really conscious of this now, what are my options? I have heard of gum grafts could this help me?
Thanks


dr mark hughes

Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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What can I do to fix my rotten teeth?

Monday, July 11th, 2011
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I have a lot of rotten teeth (approx. 9) im wondering how much it would cost to fix…. ???
I am suffering from an abcess…but i worry that when i go to a dentist they are just going to lecture me on dental hygiene….i already know this and i wouldnt be here if i was good at dental hygiene….it totally affects my confidence..as im always cautious about my smile …Please Help !!!
Plus the pain…is a little too much at times……but it all costs alot of money and i dont have alot….!!


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Dr Rob Tennet

St Johns Dental Practice
18 Bennett’s Hill, Birmingham, B2 5QJ
Web: www.e-dentalpractice.co.uk

Could the problems with my gums be cancerous?

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011
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Hello Doctor 

my lower gum at the front hurts also the back of my gum is swelled and my teeth hurt.my gum around my tooth was rotting my gum was coming away from my tooth and fkaking away and my breath started to smell so i used mouth wash and it cleared up a little but is still there.but my gum is still the same.can u please help as i had a friend who new some one and they got cancer in there jaw.i dont know wot else i can tell u. thank you for your time and any help you can give 


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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Are there payment options for dental treatments?

Friday, June 24th, 2011
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Hello Doctor, hope you are well 

I have 2 cracked teeth that hurts when I drink cold drinks, one is cracked in like between 2 teeth and the other is cracked on the back, they are the second teeth from the back at the top and bottom. 1 fang tooth that’s really out of place and one front tooth that is grey and I really need to get them fixed but I don’t know how I would pay for it do dentists expect all the payment in one or do you pay like monthly?

thanks very much for your time 

dr rob tennet

Dr Rob Tennet

St Johns Dental Practice
18 Bennett’s Hill, Birmingham, B2 5QJ
Web: www.e-dentalpractice.co.uk

Is my new filling causing my bad breath?

Friday, June 24th, 2011
Q.

Hi,

Ever since i had a filling at the back tooth of my mouth i have had consistent bad breath, even with extra strong mint products i still can taste the bad small in my mouth. have gone to 2 seperate dentists seeking help but have had no real success in resolving the issue, have asked the dentist who done the suspected filling to remove/investigate the filling but to no success as well. i do constantly now floss, wash many times a day as well as mouth wash my mouth but the problem has not gone away.

what can u suggest ido from this point onwards.

i have no real pain apart from get blisters inside my mouth from time to time.

Thank in advance


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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Are dentures my only option?

Friday, June 24th, 2011
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Hello Dr Moore
Please can you help me, i have severe bone loss in my gums the teeth that i have left are very mobile, and make it difficult to eat, my dentist said my only option is dentures, this makes me very sad. But if that is the case is there such a thing as realistic dentures? My remaining teeth have all moved and so they look crowded in some places and gaps in other places. I find myself trying not to smile as i am very aware that my teeth do not look very nice, my dentist said that only 2% of the population have this really bad gum condition, i have looked into going abroad for treatment because of the cost, but i think because of my problems it would be wise to get any work done here in the uk. Thank you in advance for your reply. KInd regards 


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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 brush, floss and use mouthwash, so why are my gums still swollen?

Friday, June 17th, 2011
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Hello Doctor, i am worrying about my gums they seem to be swolen in the mornings(inside my mouth Upper)but then go down after a while and can swell back up in the day but not all the time, i get a lump in the roof of my mouth when this occours my mouth also peels inside specially my cheeks, and currently i have soar gums but only around my top front 4 teeth and have noticed my gums beginning to receed very slightly, i have changed my tooth brush to a sensodyne soft one, i floss and use non alcaholic mouth wash, and i am now using corstadol mouth wash, any ideas whats going on, i have been back to my dentist and he said that there are no problems with any of my fillings or other teeth he has taken x-rays to check.Any ideal would be muchly appreciated thanks


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 have periodontists and want my teeth replaced, what would you recommend?

Friday, June 17th, 2011
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Dear Dr Hughes

I have periodontists and my upper teeth are splayed and gappy, very long and I wanted them replaced. I am looking for a second opinion and do not know where to go.

My present dentist has told me I can have the upper teeth replaced in sections only, first four front teeth including work on one back molar. Yet all the upper teeth are quite bad to look at and the bone and gum have eroded away.

I am confused to why I can’t just have a fixed denture and can’t seem to get a direct straight forward answer, I just want to know what the options are.

I would like to find out from another dentist whether there are other options suitable for my teeth. I have to have this work done and the teeth and gum (although not the worst that I have seen having researched this) I have at present are not very nice looking so I find myself being quite ashamed to laugh or speak.

I have seen a few different options via researching implants and want to find out if fixed dentures are an option, whether I can take the molds and ct scans with me for a second consultation to a new CD (or is this not the done thing?), and if I can have the upper teeth all removed and replaced. I am so confused with regard of who to go to for a consultation. I have saved hard for this work to be done, the amount I was quoted keeps changing so I don’t really know where I stand. I just want some clear answers which are best suited to me as an individual. Can you advise? I’m 47. Thank you so much 


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 have just lost my tooth to gum recession, how can I stop this happening again?

Friday, June 17th, 2011
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Having recently lost a tooth due to gum recession I’d like to know of any health supplements that would encourage gum / bone regeneration or , failing that , that would prevent further loss.
Dental advice over the years has failed to indicate such problems – both NHS and private practices – leading to a painful and worrying situation in which I have lost a perfectly healthy tooth ( I looked at it after extraction ) due to gum and bone erosion and found out – all of a sudden – that there is a major problem. hope you can help, thank you for your time


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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After suffering from Periodontist I need a new set of teeth. Help?

Friday, June 17th, 2011
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Dear Dr Hughes
I suffer from Periodontist in the most advanced form I have lost seven teeth in the top and a lot more are loose. I did receive treatment in the newcastle dental hospital and they got it under control. They say that i have to stop smoking because it will make it worse. I see my dentist every 3 months for a scale and polish but i am not happy with the treatment i am receiving. He made me two sets of teeth in the last year and i cannot wear them. My bite does not meet. So I am know going to go to a private cosmetic dentist and wonder if you know if i can get a full set of cobalt chrome dentures made.
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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