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I Have A Dull Toothache Due To Bone Loss, Could The Dentist Remove The Nerve Instead Of Extracting The Tooth?

Thursday, November 14th, 2013
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Hi Dr Moore. The question I’d like to put forward relates to having toothache due to bone loss which is caused by gum disease in my back molar. Can my dentist cure this by removing the nerve? She says my only option is to remove the tooth. She has already replaced the filling and the pain is still there. Not excruciating pain though and it is normally okay after one paracetamol but still a dumb pain never the less. I have scaling done to prevent the gum disease roughly once a month. The tooth is also very sensitive to hot and cold drinks and foods. Thank you for your reply in advance.


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Advance Dental Clinic
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I Am Currently Suffering From Some Bone Loss, Does This Mean I Will Need Dentures As I Am 60 Years Of Age?

Friday, October 11th, 2013
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Hello Dr Shaffie, My question concerns my top jaw which is made up mainly of crowns and bridges that have been in added at different times over the last 20 years or so, and my dentist has told me there is getting to be a big gap between the crowns and the bone of my jaw under my gums. The bone is wearing away which seems to be the problem causing the gap. Does this mean I will have to have dentures or can something be done about this? I am now 60 years of age.  Thanks, I hope you can help me with my request in due time.


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Dr Hussein Shaffie

The Sandford Dental Implant and Cosmetic Centre
306 Broadway, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 8AA
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I Am About To Lose A Tooth Transplant I Had Fitted Twenty Seven Years Ago, I Have Gaps In My Teeth Also, What Kind Of Costs Am I Looking At?

Thursday, October 10th, 2013
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Hell Dr Patel, I hope you can help me out. How much would you say it costs to get a bridge? I have previously had root canal treatment for a crown but I am missing the tooth next door to it. I also have a loose tooth on the other side. I am embarrassed to smile because I have a gap in the front of my teeth and now I have gaps in the side of my mouth starting to appear and this is distressing me. I have been told that I have bone shrinkage on the right hand side and that’s why I am about to lose my tooth which was a tooth transplant which I had twenty seven years ago. Thank you in advance for any advice you can offer me.


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Dr Riten Patel

The Mulberry
18 Ashley Road, Walton on Thames Surrey, KT12 1HS
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As A Sufferer Of Periodontal Disease, Do You Know Of Anywhere That Can Provide Treatment At Low Cost?

Monday, October 7th, 2013
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Hello Dr Moore, I have a question to put forward. Do you know if the NHS provides periodontal treatment?

My gums are receding because of this, and my teeth are no longer aligned. My teeth now protrude out of my mouth and I can hardly close them.

I have suffered some bone loss, and I am very desperate find somewhere that can fix my teeth at an affordable amount.

I have also made regular dental check-ups in recent times, but have never been referred to a specialist of any kind.

Where can I obtain treatment at low cost? I really hope you can provide an answer to ease my worries with 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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I Have Chronic Periodontal Disease, Will All-On-Six Implants Stop The Disease In Future?

Friday, October 4th, 2013
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I have chronic periodontal disease and bone loss, and wonder if I can I have the all-on-6 implants, will they last or will they fail because of my problems and is it true once teeth are removed, so will the gum disease be removed? What problems can arise with the implants, how often do you have them removed for cleaning? Can you still get abscess with implants as I do with my teeth now, and is it the type of implant that makes them suitable for people like myself? Everyone says that they are the solution, for gum disease and bone loss. I only hope you agree, many thanks.


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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 Calcium Deficiency During My Pregnancy. Can Anything Be Done To Rectify My My Smile?

Thursday, September 26th, 2013
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During pregnancy I had horrible case of calcium deficiency, my teeth shifted and I suffered significant bone loss. I would like to know if your six week smile program would be ideal for me since it is a lot gentler in regards to the movement of teeth below the gum line.
My lower central incisors are slightly twisted, the lateral incisors have moved slightly behind the central incisors which have resulted in lower crowding.
My upper central incisors have moved forward and my gum line has elevated a bit, also I have developed a space between them. My right lateral incisor and canine have shifted slighted behind each other. My upper right first and second pre-molars were extracted. Also I have filings in both my upper first molars.

Please advise if anything can be done to rectify my smile. Regards.


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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I Want To Know If Implants Are The Sensible Choice After Suffering From Gum Disease?

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013
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Hi, Dr Moore. My problem is that I had quite aggressive gum disease recently but I’m now quite stable. The four front top and bottom teeth were badly affected.

I am wondering whether to extract these and get implants sooner rather than later? They would definitely look better but I don’t know if this is really the sensible choice – what should I consider?

I don’t know whether to seek cosmetic treatment first but think I would be happier with ” new teeth”. I am currently very good with oral hygiene and know I’d look after my implants if I got them fitted. Thank you.


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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I Am 22 And Suffering From Periodontal Disease, Please Help!

Thursday, June 27th, 2013
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Hi, i have periodontitis , i have lost 5 teeth and will soon be losing a few more. I wondered if you could advise me on something please? I am 22 years old and therefore (obviously) very young and would like some advice and how to move forward. I have very little amount of gum and hardly any bone left in the areas where the teeth were taken out from. My dentist has not been very reassuring so i would like to know what i can do to save my remaining teeth and i would like to know of any procedures that are available in my situation. I am currently wearing dentures and have been for the last two years but would like something permanent.I don’t even know how I got into this predicament but it’s really getting me down. Any help will be very much appreciated. Thank you! 


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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Why do I have gum disease where I had veneers fitted?

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012
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I had veneers across 8 of my top teeth about 5 years ago to correct my teeth that were under sized, discolored and uneven surface from flourosis. I liked the final result however, ever since I have had real trouble with persistent gum disease, receding gums and bone loss just in the area where i had the work done. I was told by a periodontist about a year ago that the veneers were not fitted 100% flush with my real teeth so there is space for bacteria to collect. She said that there was nothing i can do other than keep on top of my cleaning and oral hygine.

I try to keep a good hygine routine, brush, floss and mouthwash but it feels like a bit of a loosing battle.

I’m worried about how bad my bone loss and receeding gums will get and if the veneers should be re-done to prevent this from getting worse?

Or is there something else I can do with regards to keeping the veneers but getting some help with stopping any further bone loss?

In your experience with cosmetic dentistry, is this something you come across very often and what would you recommend for me to do?

Thanks in advance.


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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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Will I need dentures before I am 50?

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012
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Hello Dr Patel. I have had advanced gum disease for about 20 years owing to my fear of going to the dentist, previous traumatic experiences at the dentist and poor hygeine. At the age of 42 I have now fortunately overcome my fear and found a lovely gentle dentist and I am now having regular checkups and hygeine sessions. I also been referred for and have undergone peridontal treatment in the last two years, and I am maintaining good dental hygeine every day. However my degree of gum disease has led to a significant amount of bone loss. I currently have most of my teeth, but many of my upper teeth are loose and my dentist does not hold out much hope for me holding on to them long term. I have a crown on one front tooth, and a veneer on the other front tooth. My gums have receded so far that the crown peg is visible now and the tooth with the veneer is similarly receded, exposing the part of the tooth which originally would have been hidden in the gum. My other top front teeth are discoloured and gappy and I am very self conscious about my teeth. My bottom teeth are reasonably secure. I really would like some advice about what to do next. My dentist is reluctant to replace my front veneer as the tooth is already loose and he doesn’t want to disturb it further. My crown will have to be replaced shortly I think. I would like to know what the options might be for someone like me who has significant bone loss. Are implants out of the question, or am I really now facing the prospect of wearing dentures before I am 50? I would really appreciate your advice regarding my options and the possible costs involved if implants could be an option – at least for my top front teeth.

Many thanks. 


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Dr Riten Patel

The Mulberry
18 Ashley Road, Walton on Thames Surrey, KT12 1HS
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