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Can a tooth with lingual gum tissue that us tilting be saved by an orthodontic?

Thursday, February 14th, 2013
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I’ve been in Sure Smile braces for a year. My mouth is in worse shape now. My bite is off and my lower central tooth on the left was moved where the bottom of the root started bulging lingually. My gum tissie receeded 4mms or more; most of the root is now exposed. (maybe 3mm’s of gum tissue remains linually, the gum tissue on buccal side is fully present) I am so scared I will lose this tooth. I scheduled with my orthodontist’s partner and asked him to take over my case. I will see him on Tuesday for a new wire. What are your thoughts? Do you think a tooth with little lingual gum tissue and is tilting and the root is bulging can be orthodontically saved, or did the orthodontist do irreversible damage? Please, your thoughts on this situation.
Thank you!


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
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The roots of my incisors are crooked and cause pain, how likely are they to fall out?

Thursday, February 14th, 2013
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Hello, I went to the orthodontist 2 weeks ago and he took x-rays of my teeth as my two front central incisors cause pain when biting an apple or when any force is applied to them when chewing etc. The x-ray showed that the roots on these teeth are curved as appose to pointed and they are half the length of the roots of my lateral incisors. I also have a 7mm overbite. He phoned me up and i have a choice whether to get braces or not. Apparently there is a risk of these teeth falling out if i get braces but i do not like the look of the as the two central incisors overlap. My parents tell me that it’s not obvious but i am extremely conscious of it. I would really appreciate any statistics of the chance of them falling out etc and a second opinion as i have no idea what the repercussions could be.

Thank you so much and i look forward to hearing back from you.


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Dr Riten Patel

The Mulberry
18 Ashley Road, Walton on Thames Surrey, KT12 1HS
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Can I Afford Invisible Braces On Job Seekers Allowance?

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013
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Hello Dr. Patel, I am 20 years old and receiving income based job seekers allowance . If I was to get invisible braces, how much would that cost? I’ve had braces before when I was at school and they were free of charge. However, my wisdom teeth have come out and I’ve been told from my dentist that I’ll have to have them removed due to not enough room. So therefore, because of my wisdom teeth growing, they’ve pushed the rest of my teeth slight forward, so I’m thinking of getting braces again so I can have straight teeth. Anything you can suggest will be helpful, thanks in advance 


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Dr Riten Patel

The Mulberry
18 Ashley Road, Walton on Thames Surrey, KT12 1HS
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Why Are My Teeth Coming Forward?

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013
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Dear Dr. Moore,Greetings of the day!!Dr. I have had crooked teeth and so presently m undergoing ortho treatment since last 1 month. My age is 27 years. I have got self ligating brackets with IPR and no extraction. But now i feel my upper teeth are coming forward. I am kind of worried that this is not part of the process of aligning and that something is going wrong?? I know you must be thinking why I am not consulting my orthodontist doctor.. And that’s true. And I will be doing but still, for my own satisfaction I want to know. Hope you will help me and can give me some answers!! Thanking you in anticipation. I look forward to reading your response. Thank you very much


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Dr Andrew Moore

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What Should I Do About My Impacted Tooth?

Friday, January 11th, 2013
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Ive a horizontally impacted tooth (48) with dilaceration of the root. I dont want to get it extracted. Im myself studying to be a dentist in Bangalore,India. This has caused mild lower crowding as well as increased midline diastema ( i have diastema since long time, as well as lateral spacing) the lower crowding has caused an increase in the midline diastema. My question is, is there any way by which i dont have to get my tooth impacted and not have orthodontic treatment either? I like the amount of gaps between the teeth that ive presently. I dont want to reduce it nor i want it to increase. I dont have any pain or infection what so ever. All my wisdom teeth are impacted. Ive an opg image but dont know how to attach it to this question. Kindly help me :)


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
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