Posts Tagged ‘extraction’

I Have Decay In My Roots. My Dentist Tells My It Needs To Be Extracted. Is This Correct Or Is There A Viable Alternative?

Thursday, June 26th, 2014
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Hi Mark. I have sensitivity in an upper molar. My dentist X-rayed and reported decay at the junction of the roots. He said that due to the position of the decay the only remedy he could recommended was an extraction.
My gums have receded somewhat due to my age but if possible I would like to avoid extraction. Is this advice correct or is there a viable alternative? I have an implant next to this tooth and I am worried that the gap left after an extraction could lead to weakening of the implant. Thank you.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
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I Want A Full Set Of ‘Silver’ Teeth. What Would The Best Way To Achieve This? Would Implants Work For This?

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014
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Hello. For a while I have wanted to get a full set of ‘silver’ teeth. I know other alloys are mainly used such as palladium. I just want them to appear silver. I know it will cost a lot but was wondering what the best way to do it would be. Whether it be a full set of crowns or to remove my current teeth and replaced with implants.

I do have a full set of healthy teeth (one missing), however I have always wanted this done and would like to know the best way before I commit to spending my money and changing my permanent appearance.

Also where would I be able to receive such a thing?

Many thanks.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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Dental Implants Are Financially Out Of My Reach. Is There Any Way I Can Get My Smile Back?

Friday, June 20th, 2014
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I Am 45 years of age and I lost a lot of my teeth through neglect. So I decided to have a mass extraction of about 18 teeth in one go under general anaesthetic through the NHS. I was then given a set of dentures from the NHS. The only time I wear them is when I go to the supermarket twice a week. I have spoken to my dentist about implants but they are financially out of my reach. I have read about your teaching position with the Royal College of Surgeons and I was just wondering if you are looking for potential patients to demonstrate your technique? Thank you.


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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I Recently Broke My Tooth In Half After An Accident. Which Treatment Would I Need To Consider For This?

Monday, June 2nd, 2014
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Hello Dr Hughes, I hope you can help me. Recently, my front tooth’s lower portion broke due to a bad accident. I guess that my half tooth broke. I want to know which treatment should I go ahead with? Which treatment is more durable and involve less invasive surgery to correct. I’d also like to know how much the various treatments cost. Thank you for listening to me and I look forward to hearing from you. 


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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Now My Gum Has Fully Healed, Would It Be Possible To Have Three Implants? What Would This Cost?

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014
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Hello Dr Hughes. I have had a number of teeth extracted over a 5 year period, the last being a year or so ago. The gum has now fully healed leaving no hole. My question is: Can I now get an implant? A replacement tooth to fill the gap left behind from a missing tooth even years after the tooth was extracted? If so, what is the procedure and rough idea of costs for 3 replacement teeth? Does it involve making a hole in the gum to place the implant in? Thank you.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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Can You Suggest Appropriate Methods To Replace Missing Teeth Which Might Be More Secure Than Those I Currently Use?

Monday, May 12th, 2014
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I am 41 years old, non;smoker, general good health. My teeth are fine but owing to a 15 year gap in visits to the dentist I (according to an X-ray image), I now have advanced gum disease which will not respond to treatment, at least at a non specialist level. Consequently the rear molar on either side of the lower jaw has been removed and according to my dentist this now leaves my bottom teeth in a stable state. However 2 front teeth on the upper jaw have also been removed
and the 3 behind the right canine
also have infection beneath them and thus are scheduled for removal in near future. I already have a small denture for the missing front teeth but this has to be removed in order to eat any but the softest foods. If all these teeth are removed is any infection
likely to be contained? Can you suggest appropriate methods to replace missing teeth which might
be more secure than those I currently use?


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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I Have Extreme Dental Phobia And My Teeth Are In A Pitiful State. Do You Think I Will Need To Undergo Surgery?

Thursday, May 8th, 2014
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Hello Dr Moore. I am the mother of 4 boys and I am 47 years old. I have extreme dental phobia. I haven’t been to a dentist for more than 15 years! Now my mouth is really in a pitiful condition. I am planning to visit a dentist now as I have lost my smile and being a teaching assistant I feel that it is an important tool to communicate with children.
I have a question: Most of my teeth are broken up to the gum-line. After 4/5 years my gum is now closed and the root I assume must be inside. I have never had any infection/ pain or abscess. Do you think I will need a surgical extraction? I wish I could get my smile back as I am willing to extract all of my teeth and get dentures.
Thank you for your precious time.


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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My Daughter’s Orthodontist Recommended That She Have Four Teeth Removed. Is This The Right Decision?

Monday, April 28th, 2014
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Hello Andrew. My 16 year old daughter has been referred to her orthodontist following a dental visit. She still has 5 baby teeth. X-ray has confirmed that she has adult teeth waiting to come down, all except one. The orthodontist has recommended she has the four baby teeth removed, two canines and the two either side. There is a tooth in the gum above one of the canines. To have four visible teeth extracted at this age will be so awful and we are in such a quandary as to whether or not we are making the right decision, please can you advise us. Many thanks.


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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Is It Possible To Remove A Tooth And Then Fit A Bridge For A Better Appearance And To Boost My Confidence?

Thursday, April 24th, 2014
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Hi Dr Moore, I have a lower front tooth which is set much further back than the other three. Is it possible to remove the tooth and then fit a bridge for a better appearance? Although it is a healthy tooth it is very detrimental to my confidence. Having a straight set of lower front teeth would massively boost my confidence. Braces are far too expensive and because the other three teeth have now closed the gap and pushed it further back I believe it would take years to straighten, if it was even possible.

Many thanks.


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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’m Concerned That My Root Treatment Will Expose My Crowns. What Happens If I Don’t Have The Treatment?

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014
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Hi Andrew, I’d like your advice. I have always visited my NHS dentist regularly. Yet, after seeing a specialist, I have been told that I need root service debridement. I am very concerned about this. Will the treatment damage/expose my crowns and if I don’t have it, what other options do I have? And what will result be without the treatment? Also can I be sure that this will extend my teeth? I have 4 crowns at the top in the front and also at the bottom. Apparently the ones at the bottom are not so bad. I am concerned that the crowns at the top will look too much like crowns. I hope to hear from you. 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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