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I Have A Partially Impacted Wisdom Tooth Trying To Come Through For 6 – 8 Years. It’s Starting To Taste Bad. What Are My Options Regarding This?

Monday, March 10th, 2014
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Hello Andrew. I have a wisdom tooth on the left side of my mouth that’s partially impacted. It’s been trying to come through for many years (possibly 6 – 8 years) but there’s one quarter of it that still hasn’t pushed through. It is not really causing me any pain however I’ve noticed a horrible smell/taste coming from the tooth. What are my options regarding this? I’ve been researching wisdom tooth extraction and am not too keen on this procedure. I look forward to hearing your advice.


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
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I’m Unsure About Having Jaw Surgery And Extracting My Premolars. Would This Cause Me Any Problems In The Future?

Monday, March 10th, 2014
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Hey Mark, I have had a consultancy appointment concerning jaw surgery where I was told I would have my upper jaw broken in two places and worked on separately and then my lower jaw moved back. There is nothing particularly wrong with my teeth; I just have an open bite. The surgeon told me I will have to have my wisdom teeth out along with my premolars so he has somewhere to enter to do the surgery, I have read up on this and with other patients the surgeon has just entered through the root of the mouth. I know in the end it will solve the problem of my open bite but what are the repercussions of the first premolar removals? Will it affect the end product of my teeth alignment or cause any problems in the future? Thank you, I look forward to your reply.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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How Much Does It Cost For The NHS To Remove A Painful Impacted Wisdom Tooth? I’m In Agony.

Thursday, February 13th, 2014
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Hi there, I am a Scottish and I’m living in London. After years of wisdom tooth pain I had enough, I had my teeth checked when I was in Scotland at Christmas time and said to the dentist I can’t cope (I broke down in tears at work – not ideal) and I really needed them gone. She said that she can refer me to a doctor as one of them is impacted and the other isn’t. This would have been fine apart from the doctor is in Scotland not England. So now I am left with very painful teeth, both coming through at once, it’s causing ear ache and gland problems. My face is always agony, I cannot sleep due to clenching my jaw, do not talk to me about eating! Haha, sometimes I get up and it is relatively pain free after a couple of cups of something warm. Anyway, what can I do? How does the NHS work in England? Please can someone give me advice as I have been quoted prices from £150 (non-impacted) to £700 for the impacted ones to be removed. Kind Regards.


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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
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My Wisdom Tooth Is Growing Slanted Into My Molar. Is There Any Risk In Having It Removed?

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014
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Hi. I went to dental for an X-ray for my painful tooth recently. My Doctor says my wisdom tooth is growing slanted and is moving into the second molar. But the wisdom tooth still looks okay. Just that second molar along is starting to decay. I thought I’d just be able to pluck out the second molar that’s having pain. But in order to save money I am able to use Medisave, I’ve been advised to pluck out the wisdom tooth beside it as well. I really don’t know what should do. I’m 24. Will there be any risk with this type of procedure? Thank you for your reply in advance.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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If I Remove My Teeth, Will My Overcrowded Teeth Move And Straighten To Fill The Gaps?

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014
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Hi Andrew, my teeth are overcrowded. I was just wondering if I remove some of my teeth if the other teeth will move to fill the gaps? My wisdom teeth haven’t come through yet but I have been told they will impact. Should I just wait until these come and remove more teeth at once? I have been experiencing TMJ. I’m not sure if this has something to do with it. The oral surgeon thinks stress caused it although he is unsure. Will removing the teeth make this situation worse? I look forward to your advice regarding this matter. Thank you.


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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My Wisdom Teeth Are Forcing My Teeth Out Of Shape. Should I Have Them Removed?

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014
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Dear Dr Hughes, I’m 19 years old, and I’ve had braces when I was 11 years old up until I was about 13. Now my wisdom teeth are coming through and my teeth are being forced together and slightly starting to form out of line and shape, which is making me rather paranoid, I’d love to get a brace or something that can re-line my teeth again but am unsure about how I go about this? Also do you advise waiting for the wisdom teeth to come through fully or seek to get them removed, as you can imagine I’m in a load of pain and can’t cope much longer!

Kind Regards.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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My Wisdom Tooth Hurts Really Bad But I’m Not Sure I Should Take A Painkiller As It May Cause Addiction. What Should I Do?

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014
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Hello Dr. Mark,

I am having some problems with my lower right wisdom tooth. It hurts really bad, but I also don’t want it to be extracted as I am working at the moment and I cannot take some days off – I am sure I will have to stay at home at least one week after the operation – so I bought a pain killer: Ibuprofen and Codeine (200mg / 12.8 mg tablets). In the description it says that I cannot take it more than 3 days (2 at a time and three times a day) as it might cause addiction. Should I still use it? I would appreciate your help. Regards.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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I’ve Not Been To The Dentist For 20 Years And My Teeth Are Becoming Discoloured. Does This Mean I Have An Underlying Problem?

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013
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Hi, I was wondering if you could help me. I havent been to the dentist for 20 years so a little bit worried about going. I have noticed of late I have a back tooth that is very sensitive and causing issues when I am chewing. I also have 1 wisdom tooth that doesn’t look great it looks really discoloured and another which hasn’t yet come through but you can see it. I am starting to get worried about my teeth as they all seem to look a little discoloured these days. Does discolouration mean I have bad teeth. Please help.

Regards.


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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 Am Worried That My Wisdom That Certain Teeth Will Be Pushed Out By My Wisdom Teeth. How Can I Get Straightened Teeth?

Thursday, December 5th, 2013
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Hi, I am 28, and for years now I have not been happy with my teeth. When I was 15 I had teeth removed to make room for a brace. The brace seemed to do nothing and my teeth are now misshaped. I also have wisdom teeth coming through which have been coming through for years now and don’t seem to be growing much further. I am worried that certain teeth in my mouth will be pushed out by my wisdom teeth. I am wanting straight teeth that are not misshaped but not sure of the cost involved could you help?


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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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