Posts Tagged ‘gum tissue’

My Mother’s Tooth Has Broken at the Gum Line. Should She Have Treatment?

Friday, October 2nd, 2015
Q.

My mother, who is 95 (and by the way her maiden is Hughes!) had a lower tooth of her six remaining front teeth break off at the gum line.
She is not in any pain and part of the dentin is seen in the center of where the crown was and not much redness or damage.
My question is:  Because she has Alzheimer’s and is 95, would it be better to let the gum tissue grow over the hole left if it can, instead of pulling it and causing perhaps unnecessary trauma or worse to my mom’s health?


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
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Is Bonding Useful For Closing A 4mm Gap Between My Two Front Teeth?

Thursday, August 8th, 2013
Q.

Hi,

I have a 4mm gap between my two front teeth and I am looking at getting it fixed. All of the rest of my teeth are fine and I have no other gaps at all. My teeth are also perfectly straight. Would bonding be possible here or is the gap too large? I don’t want veneers because I don’t want to lose any of my natural tooth structure. I really want the gap closing and bonding seems to be the best way from what I have read but as I said I’m unsure of the procedure and if it would be suitable for me. I would just love a general idea or if there’s anything else you can suggest? That would also be great. I would just like an idea so I can gather the funds to have this fixed once and for all. Many thanks.


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Can a tooth with lingual gum tissue that us tilting be saved by an orthodontic?

Thursday, February 14th, 2013
Q.

I’ve been in Sure Smile braces for a year. My mouth is in worse shape now. My bite is off and my lower central tooth on the left was moved where the bottom of the root started bulging lingually. My gum tissie receeded 4mms or more; most of the root is now exposed. (maybe 3mm’s of gum tissue remains linually, the gum tissue on buccal side is fully present) I am so scared I will lose this tooth. I scheduled with my orthodontist’s partner and asked him to take over my case. I will see him on Tuesday for a new wire. What are your thoughts? Do you think a tooth with little lingual gum tissue and is tilting and the root is bulging can be orthodontically saved, or did the orthodontist do irreversible damage? Please, your thoughts on this situation.
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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