Posts Tagged ‘abscess’

What Can We Do to Save Our Child’s Teeth?

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016
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My 7 year old daughter has gone to the private dentist with me regularly since she was a baby. I was told one day that she had decay and needed 2 small fillings. We dramatically changed her diet, reduced her sugar intake and tried harder when brushing her teeth. On a visit to an NHS dentist (we were referred by our own dentist as she had an abscess, which they said meant the tooth had to be extracted). The new dentist advised that most of her teeth were decayed (or decaying) and that she would have trouble all of her life and could lose lots of her teeth! We were horrified – should our dentist have helped us more and/or advised us so much sooner? Also, what can we do to improve the situation now please?
thank you. 


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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I Have a Painful Lump in My Mouth, What Should I Do?

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015
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I have a lump inside my mouth on the lower gum on my jaw. It feels really strange when I talk, eat and smile. It’s quite painful. The pain feels like shooting pains in a way. It also hurts if I bend my head to the left (the side the lump is on). Please help me, what should I do? I’m really worried in case it is a gum infection or cancer because I am young. I only found the lump 10 minutes ago but as soon I started having lunch the pain started. Thank you.


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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I Have Severe Toothache and Swelling Behind the Teeth. What Should I Do?

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014
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Hi there Dr Hughes. I’m wondering if you can help me with the problem I am currently facing. At the moment, my central incisor and lateral incisor are really painful. I can feel the pain throughout my whole mouth, it’s that bad. I even have a bit of swelling behind my central and lateral teeth. Please tell me what I should do to prevent this pain, and is it something serious? I have been experiencing the pain for the past three days but today is the worst of all. Thank you.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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Are Veneers a Good Option for My Front Teeth?

Monday, September 15th, 2014
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Hello Dr Hughes. My front teeth are awful!
A few years ago I had a dental abscess, and I had to have a hole drilled into the front of my front tooth to allow the infection to drain out, and this was then filled in by my dentist. Since then, the tooth has now gone black. My dentist has bleached the inside, but I am still very self conscious about it. Would veneers work for me? I would probably need the 4 front teeth doing.  Do you have any other suggestions? By the way, I am a very nervous patient. I also live in North Wales, with Wrexham or Chester being the nearest town. Thank you. 


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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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I Have An Abscess At A Root Which Has Developed Over A Period Of 18 Months. Would This Prevent Me From Having A Same Day Implant?

Monday, September 1st, 2014
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Hi Dr Gambroudes, If I was a suitable candidate in all other respects, could a same-day implant be fitted to an upper first molar which has been identified as having a failed root canal treatment and where the X-ray shows an abscess at root which may have been developing for a minimum of 18 months – The crown has been taken off by a former dentist of mine in error and I’m now left with just the bottom 4 bits of tooth just below gum line. I need this treatment ASAP as I don't really want to wait the 3 months healing time needed after extraction of the broken tooth if necessary.


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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 Milk Tooth Pulled Recently And A Small White Spot Has Appeared Within The Gum. Could This Be An Abscess?

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014
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Hello Dr Hughes. I had a milk tooth pulled as it was loose and on the same day had a permanent bridge fitted (adhesive metal wing). It’s two days after the procedure and I have started to experience a pain whenever there is pressure, moreover, a small white painless spot has appeared within the gum above the artificial tooth. The pain is not that bad, more annoying. Do you think this could be bruising post insertion and extraction, or could it be the start of an abscess? It is now four days post procedure and I’d like some advice. 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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An X-ray Showed My Wisdom Tooth Inclining. It’s Starting To Hurt. Is There Anything That Can Be Other Than Extracting It?

Friday, May 2nd, 2014
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Hi Andrew. I’ve got wisdom tooth in below right jaw
and it is hurting a lot. On X-ray it showed it is becoming inclined and it is touching the teeth either side. My dentist says I should go for surgery and remove the wisdom tooth since it is inclined and can cause harm to next teeth. Should I go for surgery and remove it or should I wait for some time for pain to go?  I am scared of surgery so I’m wondering if there is any possibility of avoiding it? Also, I’d like to know if the wisdom tooth will keep pushing and hurting in future?

Thank you.


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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I Have An Abscess But Can’t See My Dentist. Should I Take The Antibiotics He Gave Me?

Monday, April 7th, 2014
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Hi Andrew. I went to the dentist yesterday because I thought the tooth whitening I was doing had caused me some irritation. The dentist found a small abscess in the front tooth and dressed it. This was a surprise to me as it was not so painful. He gave me antibiotics but said to try not to take them. Should I take them as it is now very painful and is around the nose area again and worse than before. It is worrying me but the dentist is closed over the weekend. I hope you can advise me. Thank 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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I Was Told I’d Have To Pay For An Implant Privately After The NHS Extracted My Tooth. Is This Correct?

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014
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Hi Dr Moore, I have just got back from an NHS dentist and one of them said I need a root canal. Then that dentist left for another practice and handed me over to his colleague, I was advised by his colleague that the root canal would not work and that my best option would be to have the tooth extracted? I had no choice to agree as I had just got over an abscess in that tooth, after the extraction I asked what the next step was, as I am now left with a big gap in my smile line, and she said I will have to pay private for an implant or braces to push the teeth together. Could you offer me any advice on what I should do, I can provide photo’s of the tooth and gap.


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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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I Have An Abscess With No Pain But It Won’t Go Away. Should I Have Root Canal Treatment?

Monday, December 23rd, 2013
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I have an abscess on my upper right teeth no. 6. but there is no pain. I wear braces too. I went to a dentist not for a check up last time because there was a swelling on my cheek already but she said it was normal everything is fine because I wear braces. The next day the swelling got worse and was affecting the right side of my face. I went back to the clinic but to another dentist. She said I have an abscess and prescribed Coamoxiclav 1g and Diclofenac and told me to come back after 5 days for RCT. The swelling on my face subsided but the abscess was still there. I went back after 5 days but she didn’t perform RCT because there was no pain. She just pricked the abscess with a needle and prescribed again another Coamoxiclav 1g and Flagyl. She said if there’s pain after, that she will have to extract it. Now the abscess has still not gone and there is still no pain. I didn’t take Coamoxiclav again. I think I might suffer from an overdose if I did. Also I asked her if she would change the filling of my other tooth because it’s too thin already( 8years) but she just won’t unless it hurts. Was she right? Please help. I don’t want to lose my teeth.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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