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My Root Cracked After Root Canal Treatment. Would A Cantilever Bridge Be A Suitable Option For Me?

Monday, March 24th, 2014
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Hello Dr Hughes. I am 80 years old. My dentist tried to do a root canal on one side of a bridge that holds a false tooth between two crowns. He had a problem that resulted with the root being cracked. This is on the lower left side. I have all four wisdom teeth but when the cracked root tooth is pulled that will leave two teeth missing with only a wisdom tooth and the original crown on the other side.

Will a cantilever bridge work for me? I do not want an implant and would like further treatment options suitable to me? Thank you.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
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I Had A Root Canal On My Front Tooth Last Week And Half Of It Has Slid Out. Will I Be Left With A Gap While The Gum Heals?

Friday, March 21st, 2014
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Hi Mark. I had my first appointment for root canal treatment last week on one of my front teeth. The dentist was away the coming weeks so booked me in for 3 weeks time to finish off. Recently half the tooth slid out!
I have an appointment with someone else for tomorrow and it’s more than obvious they are going to pull it. My question is once pulled – will I just be left for weeks/months while the gum heals with nothing in its place? I’m so concerned as it’s my front tooth and I’m a 29 year old girl. I’d really like to know what will happen to my tooth.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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My Molar Will Only Last 2/3 Years. Is There Any Treatment I Can Have To Make It Last?

Thursday, March 20th, 2014
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Hi Riten. I’ve had one of my back molars removed three years ago (I don’t believe it should have been removed as the dentist failed to perform a root canal and decided to remove it). That being said the molar next to it has had root canal treatment. My question is how can this tooth be protected and can it be retreated with a ‘new’ root canal? My dentist thinks it won’t last more than another 2/3 years as an estimate and has suggested capping it? I am looking for a more long term solution. I am 32. The other side is fine and usable with minor fillings.


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Dr Riten Patel

The Mulberry
18 Ashley Road, Walton on Thames Surrey, KT12 1HS
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How Long After A Tooth Extraction Do I Have To Wait Before I Can Have An Implant?

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014
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Hi Mark, I have just had a tooth extraction because of a failed root canal where the tooth actually fractured causing discomfort and my only option was an extraction as I was informed. I was wondering how long it would be before I would be able to have an implant? It is one of my upper molars. The thing is you can see the crater when I smile, and I usually smile a lot because visually I have lovely straight teeth and white too, so could you advise me on the best course of action regarding this. Are there any treatment types that could work? Thank you.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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I Had An Accident and A Tooth Had Been Root Filled. Now It’s Discoloured Is It Best To Have Internal Bleaching Or A Veneer?

Thursday, March 13th, 2014
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Hi Mark, I hope you can help me. Following an accident I had, my front tooth had to be root filled and this is now slightly discoloured. Would this type of procedure work? My dentist is currently trying to bleach the inside as bleaching outside did not work. He is reluctant to put in a post bridge. Would an ordinary veneer be better or would that make the tooth protrude against the other front tooth. I fell on my front teeth which dislodged 7 of them. Thank you.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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I’ve Had A Crown Fitted Which Seems To Be Affected By My Bite. I’m Concerned I’ll Do Further Damage. Is This Likely?

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014
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Hello Mark, I hope you can help as I have an issue that has me a bit worried. I have just had a crown fitted on my side tooth (After a root canal) but it seems a bit “long” and it’s always the first thing I “hit” whenever I bite down on anything. I am concerned that I will do further damage to it and that it won’t last as long as it should do with my bite affecting it’s function. Is this normal in your experience? What would you advise me to do about this? Could you tell me if it is likely to be under guarantee? Any information you can provide would be of great help to me. 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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Can You Tell Me If Polycarbonate Braces Are Better Than Damon Braces?

Monday, March 10th, 2014
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I visited a dentist recently for RCT and cap, I have been toying with the idea of getting braces and so I started some research and came across damon/damon clear, etc.  So when I asked him about it he said that he uses polycarbonate braces which are advanced and a bit cheaper. I came back and when I searched I couldn’t find anything about polycarbonate being better than Damon, I have another visit scheduled tomorrow, what are the questions I need to ask him before I go through with it? I also read that plastic braces contain BPA and it increases over time. I am confused, any help is appreciated.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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I Had A Root Canal 3 Years And Now My Tooth Has Gone Grey. Would Bleaching Work For Me?

Monday, March 10th, 2014
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Hi Dr Moore,
I had a root canal done 3 three years ago and then my tooth became orange/grey.
I would like to know if internal bleaching is a good option as my tooth has not discoloured that much and I am not interested in a crown so far. In regards to veneers I was told that I have to have it done on my 2 front teeth and I do not like this option as one of these teeth is totally healthy.
I am looking to find a dentist that could do it. Could you also tell me how much it would cost?

I hope to hear from you.


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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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Why Am I Getting Pain When I Chew Directly After Root Canal Treatment?

Friday, February 28th, 2014
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Hi Andrew, I had my first sitting for a root canal where the dentist cleaned the tooth and canals and he used local anaesthesia. It’s been two days and I am taking antibiotics and pain killers. But the my teeth hurt whenever I chew and the pain comes from temporary filled teeth. Please let me know if this is normal? How do I know whether the root canal done by this dentist is correct? Please help me or advise me on what to do?
Also what can I do to prevent this from happening when I get my crown fitted. Thank you for your help in advance.


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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