Posts Tagged ‘gum disease’

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
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What are the options for treating advanced gum disease?

Thursday, August 16th, 2012
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I have advanced stage gum disease and have lost teeth due to it. I am currently seeing a dentist who has removed the 4 front lower teeth and did deep scale cleanig with bone scraping and now am wearing an interim partial. My question is, are there any other options to advanced gum disease other than tooth extraction? When is laser gum surgery still an option? And is most dentist skilled in this procedure?
I am very self conscious about my appearance and just the removal of these front teeth has weighed heavy on my when I look in the mirror without my partial in.
Thank you in advance.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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I have a large gap in between my two front teeth, what can I do to fix this?

Thursday, August 16th, 2012
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Hi,I have a gap in my front teeth which has become very large over the last few years and I think it’s still getting bigger even now,my dentist says there’s nothing he can do with it,I find this quite upsetting because I don’t want to smile without covering my mouth,one dentist said he could put crowns on but they would look stupid because they would be too big and thick for my mouth,it’s really getting me down now. It’s really affecting my self conscious and I would like something fast acting so I can get back to normal again. Have you any suggestions please? Thank you for your time.


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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I’ve been told I have gum disease and the tooth where my bridge is has become loose. What can I do?

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012
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Due to an eye tooth never appearing I had a bridge approx 15 years ago. My dentist has today told me I have gum disease and the tooth that my bridge is fixed on is loose and will in time drop out! Great news as I have been having regular check ups every six months for as long as I can remember and this is the first time there has been a problem.

Would I be able to have an implant with a bridge and if so, how much would it be?


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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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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Would I be able to get dental implants on the NHS?

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012
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Hi I have 7 up back tooth missing and 6 down back missing. I had gum disease and so tried denture but they didn’t work for me and I got sick every time I put them on. What can I do to get dental implants? How much does it cost? I lost all my confident and dont smile anymore because my front teeth are of different sizes and they have gaps and i noticed the gap is getting wider. My kids nicknamed me goofy. I have been trying to save some money to fix this problem but i think its very expensive.Would I qualify for NHS treatment? I am 38 years old?


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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What can you suggest to help me beat my dental phobia so I can receive treatment?

Monday, April 2nd, 2012
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I haven’t been to a Dentist in 10 years or more. I am very Dentist phobic, I am an ex smoker. My teeth are very stained, I have a huge build up of plaque. I’m pretty sure I have some form of gum disease. I have a couple of teeth that feel as if they are shifting/loosening bottom front. I have a couple of back teeth that are broken. I’m really not sure how many of my teeth can be saved. My Daughter is getting married in August and I really need to get my teeth sorted once and for all. I’m ashamed of the state I have let my teeth get into. Would it be possible to have them all sorted before August if I could pluck up the courage to go. Also would a cosmetic Dentist be able to do the work if most of my teeth couldn’t be saved? Thank you.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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My mother has gum disease, but would like to have dental implants, is the possible?

Monday, January 23rd, 2012
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Hi, I am writing on behalf of my mum she has gum disease and has been told that her gums are not fit for implants, the gums are also receeding some of her teeth have started to fall out others are very loose and she is struggling eating much because she fears her teeth will fall out. So we just wanted to know what her options are, she has a vey sensitive pallete and she doesn’t know whether she would be able to wear dentures due to her wretching. Hopefully you will be able to shed a bit of light as it is really distressing my mum. Thank you.


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Dr Rob Tennet

St Johns Dental Practice
18 Bennett’s Hill, Birmingham, B2 5QJ
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Can I have veneer work done on the NHS?

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011
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Hi there, i am soon to have veneers on my four front top teeth to reduce the large gaps that have developed since i had severe peritonitis last year. I had been hopeful that i could have this work done on or part on the NHS as i already suffer from severe depression and anxiety and these gaps have left me more reclusive and avoiding social situations. I explained this to my dentist but he said as the work was cosmetic i would have to pay the full amount myself and hasn’t applied or contacted the NSH on my behalf. I have made an appointment at my doctors to seek his advice too. Also i was originally asked if i could have a brace to close the gaps but the dentist said because of the past gum disease my teeth/gums might not to be strong enough to have a brace. He also originally said that there was no point just putting veneers on if my teeth were going to keep moving apart. He took xrays a few weeks ago and hasnt took me what the results were, ie if since my last xray the teeth have continued to move apart. Please can you advise my on the way to go forward with this, Thanks


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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Are gum grafts the best option for my gum disease?

Monday, July 11th, 2011
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Hi, Im 34 and I have severe gum disease especially on my front bottom teeth the gum no longer fills in between the teeth and I have been told I have lost a bit of bone there as well. Apparently the gum disease is hereditary and I also used to smoke but I gave this up when the dentist told me if I smoked anymore then I would have no teeth left by the time I got to her age.

I am starting to get really conscious of this now, what are my options? I have heard of gum grafts could this help me?
Thanks


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Dr Mark Hughes

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