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I’ve Been Advised By My Dentist To Extract A Tooth Due To Bone Loss. It Rarely Causes Discomfort. Should I Remove It?

Friday, October 17th, 2014
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Hi Mark. I have a history of periodontal disease for which I am receiving regular hygienist treatment. The periodontist has advised extraction of a tooth (due to bone loss and advisory caution to the tooth next to it which could be compromised) This tooth did give pain months ago but now is virtually pain free. Because it rarely gives discomfort I now feel unsure. I have been told that exudate is coming from the gum, there is a sinus (I believe this is the right term) so the exudate is not trapped within. My Dentist sought additional information from the specialist and the advice is to proceed with extraction. The main symptom I have from the area sometimes is a feeling of ‘a warm tooth’ if that makes sense. If you have any thoughts you may have on this I would be grateful.


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Dr Mark Hughes

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I Have Pain At The Back Of My Mouth and My Cheek Is Swollen. What Could This Be?

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014
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Hi Dr Hughes, Could you help me? I have pain on the left hand side at the back and my teeth ache all the time and hurts to open my mouth wide and to eat. At the back, where the pain is, it looks white as if there is a tooth about to emerge. When closing my mouth it feels like there is something hard in the way. Also my cheek is slightly swollen. I can feel the pain going up to my ear. What could this be? I need something that can take the pain away. Thank you.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
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Hi, I’ve Had A Gum Infection For Three Months. I Have Tried Everything But I Keep Getting The Flu. What Should I Do?

Monday, September 1st, 2014
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Hi Dr Gambroudes, I have had a swollen gum infection for about 3 months now, which I think is due to a cut on the gum which has now healed. The top tooth where I cut it was hurting. I went to the dentist who did an X-ray and couldn’t find any problems. About a month later I went back and they just put antiseptic gel on it. I went to the doctors and got antibiotics but it didn’t work. I have had a deep cleaning done but the gum is still swollen and I keep getting flu. I have tried different mouthwashes, salt water, vitamin C tablets and so on but nothing is working. What else can I do? Would the gum need to be cut to get the infection out? Thanks.


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Dr Marcus Gambroudes

Changing Faces Dentistry & Facial Rejuvenation,
51 Station Road Knowle House Knowle Solihull B93 0HN
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I Had A Crown Fitted Two Weeks Ago. It’s Started Throbbing And Feels Sensitive. Is This Indicative Of Dental Infection?

Thursday, August 21st, 2014
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Hello Dr Hughes. Approximately a week ago I had a crown fitted. At first it felt heavy, but I thought that was normal and it would settle down. Two days ago the crown started to hurt and felt sensitive to touch. Furthermore, biting on it is out of the question due to the pain. There is also an intermittent throbbing sensation. I have taken pain killers and that has helped. Do you think it’s possible the throbbing sensation is indicative of infection? I need some advice regarding this. Thank you for your time.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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My Front Teeth Are Loose Through Infection. I Would Like To Explore The Possibility Of Implants. How Would I Go About Finding Someone?

Monday, June 9th, 2014
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Hello Dr Moore. I have two loose teeth together at the front bottom due to a previous infection. My dentist wants to make me a plate for this, I would like to explore having implants to replace them once I have had my original teeth removed, however I wondered how I would locate a cosmetic surgeon that would come highly recommended and give a quality service, without being at the top end of the price market? I’d like to hear from you and I hope you can help.


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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I’ve Had Two Root Canals And I Still Have And Infection. What Would Be Your Opinion On This?

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014
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Hello Dr Moore. I’ve been back for my 2nd root canal treatment as my dentist did not remove all of the abscess the 1st time. My problem is that I have a very large soft lump on the roof of my mouth that my dentist said I should keep poking just in case any infection is left but I’m finding that is is very sensitive. When I do this I cannot see it going down so I am now at my wits end as a 3rd course of treatment fills me with dread. I’m due do go back in 10 days for my dentist for a check over. I would just like your opinion on this? Thank you for your time.


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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I’m Scared To Have Another Root Canal In Case It Needs Extracting. What Are My Other Options?

Friday, April 11th, 2014
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Hi Dr Moore. I had root canal many years ago, but it didn’t really cure the infections and I was always in pain. In the end I had to have both teeth extracted. I take great care with my teeth to the extent I have become a bit paranoid. I have now developed another infection which I am told I will have to have either root canal or extraction. I am petrified to have this done in case I lose another tooth, I will also have no teeth on my upper left jaw. What are my options? Thank you in advance for your reply.


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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I Am Worried The Swelling Near My Tooth Is Affecting My Swallowing. Does It Need To Be Drained?

Monday, March 3rd, 2014
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Hello Mark. After fracturing my tooth, I had root canal treatment recently. I still have severe pain around the tooth and swelling of my jaw, under my neck and difficulty in swallowing. I am on antibiotics, amoxycillin and metronidazole. I am requiring frequent painkillers [nuramol and codeine and paracetamol]. If I have a dental cyst/collection of pus, does this need to be drained or will the antibiotics remove the pus cells?
The swelling is large and painful and I am worried that the swelling will make swallowing and possibly breathing difficult.
Thank you for taking the time. 


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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I’m Worried I Might Have Pulpitis As I’ve Tried Different Treatments And Gum Is Still Swollen. What Do You Think?

Monday, February 17th, 2014
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I have had problems with the one front incisor tooth since October. I flossed one time at night and I pulled the floss too hard and my gum started to bleed. I didn’t think anything of it but then after that the tooth has been hurting. I’m not sure how long the gum has been swollen but it has slight swelling near that tooth, nowhere else and the swelling has been the same. It also has a lot of pressure there, is sensitive to hot and cold and the gum used to be very irritated, which has only just calmed down now after trying different mouthwashes. I have been to the dentist a number of times and she did an X-ray but couldn’t find anything. I first thought that it was just a swollen gum due to a cut I had on the gum but the cut healed. I have also taken antibiotics twice from the doctor because I was getting constant flu like symptoms since October. I recently went to the dentist again and explained that the problem could be due to a cracked tooth, as food was getting in there causing my gum to swell, which she just put some filling on. She said she didn’t understand why I was getting all these symptoms and she didn’t think the gum was swollen due to the fact that it looked pink and it looked normal but when I feel the other parts of my gums, they feel normal except for this one. She didn’t even do another X-ray just to see if anything had changed since I last had the X-ray. I am worried that it may be pulpitis, as I have read that the symptoms are the same as I’ve been getting. Do you think it could be pulpitis especially since the problem has been there since October?


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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Hi, I Have A Crack In My Tooth Which Has Had A Filling Put On It. I Still Think My Gum Is Infected. Should I Get A Second Opinion Or Wait Till It Heals?

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014
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Hi, I emailed you regarding an infection I had in my gum. I have now realised that the problem I was having was due to a crack in my tooth. The crack was located on my upper front tooth near the gum. The tooth was sensitive to hot and cold temperature, there was pressure in the tooth and there was swelling of the gum. I was taking antibiotics from the doctor but the gum is still swollen slightly. It used to get irritated but the irritation has gone. I went to see my dentist who filled it with a filling. She didn’t seem to know much about cracked teeth. I had this done today and when I had it the pressure seemed to have reduced but as I’m putting pressure on that tooth, the pressure is still there but less than before. I was thinking that the gum needs time to heal because as the tooth was cracked and food was getting inside the gum causing an infection, it didn’t get a chance to heal. Could this mean the pulp is damaged? Should I wait for it to heal or get a second opinion? Thanks.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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