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I’ve Had Swollen Gums For Months But My Dentist Doesn’t Seem To Know How To Get Rid Of It. What Should I Do?

Monday, February 10th, 2014
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Hi, in October, I flossed and my gum was bleeding because I pulled the floss out too hard. The next day, the tooth started hurting. A month after, I went to the dentist, as it wasn’t getting any better. She did an x-ray and said my teeth were fine but just had some tartar build up so I booked an appointment to get a deep cleaning but had to wait 2 months. In the meantime my tooth was still causing me problems and my gum was feeling irritated all the time. I tried rinsing with salt water, corsodyl mouthwash, mouthwash with tea tree oil and clove oil, and so on but nothing was working. I went back to the dentist and she said she didn’t realise that I had a cut on the gum and also may have food stuck under the gum and the gum was swollen but not red and I had been eating on that side. She said she couldn’t see any decay and just put some antiseptic cream on the gum and told me to rinse with salt water. Since having this problem, I have also been getting the flu a lot. I went to the doctor who gave me flucloxacillin. I had my teeth cleaned in January and told her my gum was swollen but she didn’t think it was and said it looked like I had a scab on the gum and it looked like it was healing. The cut has healed but the gum is still swollen and I have had flu again. It is really worrying me because I know I have an infection and the dentist won’t do anything. What else can I do and does the gum need to be cut to get rid of the infection, as nothing else seems to be working? Thanks.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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Will My Smoking Cause My Infection To Swell Further?

Friday, February 7th, 2014
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Hi Dr Moore, I really hope you can help. I’m 19 years old and have my wisdom teeth coming through, I have had my bottom left one already come through, it caused a little bit of pain but now it is fully through now.
My bottom right one is coming now and has become infected, causing a swelling around my cheek and gum, I had it drained quite a bit yesterday by the dentist and it’s now more comfortable. I am a smoker so will smoking cause more swelling? Or will it infect it further? Thanks, I hope you can offer me some advice on this.


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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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My Wife Has Received Unsuccessful Endodontal Treatment. How Would You Treat Her Following This?

Friday, January 17th, 2014
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Hello Dr. Moore. My wife has received unsuccessful endodontal treatment for infection in the roots. She has been advised that an extraction will be required if the infection flares up, but a crown on the tooth after sectioning has been suggested as an option. The tooth would be sectioned and half extracted (with two roots from which the infection could not be removed). A crown would then be fitted to the remaining half. Please would you let me know if this is an established technical procedure, how successful is it and is it commonly offered privately in the UK? Thank you, I look forward to hearing 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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Since My Root Canal Treatment My Tooth Has Been Sensitive And Causes Pain Spreading To My Ears. Why Is This?

Monday, January 13th, 2014
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Hello Dr. Moore, I have undergone root canal treatment 2 months back. Currently my root canalled tooth is highly sensitive even to normal water. For both hot and cold things it is sensitive. It’s causing a pain and spreading to my ears. I am brushing with Sensitive pro-relief for 3 weeks, twice daily, yet no relief from the pain. While having chewing gum I can feel slight pain in the root canalled tooth at a particular spot. From that particular spot only, the pain is getting triggered. Can you suggest why this could be happening? Thank you, I shall look forward to your reply.


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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I Can’t Sleep As My Tooth Is Really Painful. Do You Know What Is Causing This?

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013
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Good morning. I just want to ask how I could release the pain in my tooth because inside my right front tooth it’s really painful I can’t even touch it because it’s so painful and it’s affecting the others sometimes? I haven’t slept all night because of the pain the only way to reduce the pain is when I drink cold water and take Ibuprofen but most of the time it doesn’t work. Do you have any idea why this is? Do I need to see my dentist? Many thanks, I really hope you can help me Dr Gambroudes.


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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 Had A Crown Fitted A While Back And I Am Now Being Told They It Will Cause Infection And That I’ll Need Dentures. Surely Something Else Can Be Done?

Thursday, October 17th, 2013
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I had a new porcelain crown fitted to my front tooth 2 years ago, a couple of days ago part of it chipped off, been to dentist and have been told I have a severe infection in the root that the steel post attached to my crown and the whole thing needs to be extracted! I’m devastated because I am terrified of dentists, is this the only solution? They have said I will need a false denture. Surely there is another method? Whilst I am not vain I hate the thought of a denture with 1 front tooth just yet, I have no pain what so ever, no problems with it before apart from this tiny piece that as broken off which makes 1 of my front teeth a little rough and rubbing on my bottom lip, but they told me if I don’t have it done now I will end up with a bad abscess which will result in the same thing happening but obviously I will suffer more pain.


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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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I Have Swelling Under My Jawbone And Some Toothache When I Lie Down, What Could This Be?

Monday, September 30th, 2013
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Hello Dr Marcus, I have a toothache on my right side coming from one of the lower back teeth (I’m sorry, I don’t know the proper name) and there is a little swelling underneath my jaw bone on the same side. I believe I had the same problem a few months ago but without the swelling, and the pain went away by itself. It feels like the pain tends to get more intense when I’m lying down or when I stand up from lying down, I was really hoping you could help me try and diagnose this problem?


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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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Can You Treat Infection Without Replacing Existing Veners

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013
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I’ve had veneers placed in my two front teeth about six years ago due to a tragic blow to my two front teeth. I recently went to a dentist in regards to a wisdom tooth that is coming in, when looking at the x-rays my dentist noticed that there was an infection around the two veneers, examined the two small blister like bumps at the very tgop of my gums where my veneers are. She then right away said I needed to see a specialist in regards to a dental implant. I was so worried and know this can cost MORE than veneers. She didn’t say if the infection has spread to the bone, but did notify me if I waited x amount years it could.
Is there any other solution to treat the infection so that way my veneers DONT need to be replaced?


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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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How Can I fix My Teeth Without Effecting My Speech And Appearance On The Way

Friday, January 25th, 2013
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I currently have a bridge over a front missing tooth, anchored on both sides. The remaining front tooth that is an anchor has a root fill, this was done some 20 years ago. I have some gingivitus around the gum line of this tooth and now have discomfort on the very top edge of the bridged tooth up against the gum line. The bridge is very firm, but I feel discomfort when pressure is put on the tooth. I have been given Amoxicillin which has not eased the problem. I have had an Xray and the root canal is still good with no absess or problems showing on the xray but there is a metal plate on the back of the bridge that covers anything that may be going on with the tooth itself. I am paranoid about them doing anything with the bridge in case I end up loosing the front anchoring tooth. The dentist has suggested a course of flagyl next stept. I do lots of lectures and am very self concious about my speech and my appearance – what should I do not please?


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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I haven’t seen a dentist for 8 years and my teeth are in a state, what should I do?

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012
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Hi Dr Hughes, i have not seen a dentist for 8 years through fear, i have suffered absesses until they have burst on their own, i have lost teeth that were on stems, one of them has snapped off, i have bought tooth adhesive and stuck some of them in myself, very loose and tried to fill in gaps with the adhesive,i have exposed areas where crowns have broken off and i am just left with the decayed bit at gum level, i am finding it increasingly difficult to eat anything solid is there anything at all that can be done? do you do sedation? i am so scared of the dentist and this is why my teeth have gotten into such a bad state over the years. thank you for your time and help. 


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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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