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Do i go back to the dentist or wait?

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011
Q.

Hi, I have been in agony with toothache since last Thursday.  I went to my dentist and was diagnosed with an infection under a crowned tooth and gave me a course of antibiotics to get rid off it. He saw me again 5 days later and drilled through the crown to release the tension caused by the infection and drilled some infection out. He then injected antibiotic into the tooth and put in a temporary filling, until i can receive further treatment. However I have to wait another 2 weeks before he can carry out root canal treatment but I’m in agony but dont know whether i should I go back to see him or persevere. i am trying every painkiller and nothing is helping. What do you suggested. Thanks


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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Why does my face ache after drinking hot drinks?

Monday, July 11th, 2011
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Why does my face ache after a hot drink but does not react to an ice cold drink? It appears that drinking ice cold water does relieve problem. My problem only started to happen after a recent visit abroad.I do brush,my teeth regularly,using an electric tooth brush. I also floss my teeth on a daily basis. I visit the dentist on six monthly basis and i am due to visit in the next month. I am asking this question so that i am fully prepared with any questions that imay need to ask my dentist.


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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
Q.

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
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Could the problems with my gums be cancerous?

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011
Q.

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 


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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Are there payment options for dental treatments?

Friday, June 24th, 2011
Q.

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 

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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


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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How do I prevent future cavities after root canal treatment?

Friday, June 24th, 2011
Q.

Dear Sir,  I have the problem of cavity and now I have been advised for RCT.

Please let me know that if a person carier of Hepatitis-B, then there are any dangrious/disadvatages by RCT or NOT.

Secondly, how much period the filing will remain? Please also inform me that RCT is the solution of paid and cavity.

Thirdly, how to prevent from Cavity in future to other thooth?

Sometime I felt paid in other parallel theat, those not affected by cavity? What is the reason for this?

Your reply will be highly appreciated.

Regards, 


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Dr Safeer Butt

S3 Dental – Synergistic Smile Studios
Clinics in Kent, Surrey & Sussex
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I am having pains in my tooth and my throat, what should I do?

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011
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I had a filling fall out about 6 months ago. There has been no pain. a week ago i bit down on a sandwhich and a piece went insude my tooth causing pain. After a couple days it was feeling better. About three days later late in the evening it started hurting while i was just sitting reading a book. The pain increased to the point i had to go to the ER. I was given Vicadin and Penicilin. Two days later I cannot open my mouth only about 1/2 an inch and it hurts to swallow. the tooth is not really causing me pain. What is going on and how do I make it better?


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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My daughter’s tooth is grey, can teeth whitening help?

Monday, June 6th, 2011
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Dear Dr I recently asked the following question Q. One of my 15 year old daughter's front teeth is dark grey. Her dentist says it is as a result of bleeeding inside the tooth, but it is still alive and recommended tooth whitening (smile-x) on just that one tooth. The tooth is not stained; the discolouration has happened inside of the tooth and so I don't see how whitening the outside of the tooth will help. Is there any method of possibly whitening the inside of the tooth? I do not want her to have veneers. What is your opinion? Thank you for your time.
A. You cannot have internal bleaching on a tooth that has not had root canal treatment. I recommend you have this tooth x-rayed and ask your dentist to do a pulp test. If the reason for the tooth discolouration is internal bleeding, the tooth is definately dead. In this case it need to have a Root Canal, you then can try internal bleaching.

Thank you very much for your reply. 

Our dentist says the discolouration must be as a result of a knock, possibly some years before. However, my daughter has never fallen or hit that tooth. It was the same colour as all her other teeth before orthodontic treatment started and the discolouration only became apparent the day her fixed retainers were removed. During treatment, following tightening of the retainers, she often had pain for a few days and also experienced occasional bleeding around the gum line in that area. Could it be the orthodontic treatment itself that caused this problem?

The dentist has x-rayed the tooth and tested it by blowing cold air on it. I am not sure whether a pulp test was done, but the dentist assures me that the tooth is not dead and that a root canal is not necessary. Therefore I presume that internal bleaching is not an option. I am suspicious that the whitening suggested by our dentist would just make the tooth look a brighter grey and possibly show up even more. Also, the dentist said she would have to do this treatment every two months for the rest of her life, which is quite a daunting commitment for someone so young.

I would very much appreciate any advice you could give me. Thank you.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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My tooth still hurts after an accident, is my best option root canal treatment?

Monday, June 6th, 2011
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Hello Mark, how long can it take for a damaged tooth ligament to settle. My front tooth does not seem to be recovering since the impact , which is almost four weeks ago. I still can’t bite down on it. Do you think Root Canal Treatment is my better option? X Rays show no sign of damage to the roots.
Could the pulp still be damaged? The tooth mostly hurts when I bite on it but does throb on and off through the day. 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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