Posts Tagged ‘gum’

I Have Too Much Exposed Gum. What Can I Do About This?

Friday, September 19th, 2014
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Hello Dr Hughes. I have three upper teeth on a partial denture, and I really like them. However, I have a tooth on the upper left side that is causing me bother because when I smile the gum is very exposed, making the tooth look smaller and it doesn’t match up with my new teeth. Do you think I could I get it removed and have a bigger false one added to my denture to hide the exposed gum and make it match up with my teeth on the denture? The false teeth are two front and the one next to them is on the right side. I really don’t like the exposed gum on the left side, what can I do about this? 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 a Hole in Her Gum. What Can We Do to Help Her?

Thursday, September 11th, 2014
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Hello. I am from Nepal and am sending in a question on behalf of my mother. My mother has developed a hole in the end of her gums recently.

It is swollen and she is suffering from a fever.

She is forty years old. Is this problem serious or is it a minor problem? Should we take her to a dental specialist or to a mouth specialist or even a hospital?

We are confused, so please help us. It’s causing her a lot of pain and she is not able to open her mouth.

I would really appreciate your kindness in offering some advice so we know what to do.
We really want to make the right decision for her. Thank you. 


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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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My tooth is really sensitive after having a crown fitted, what should I do?

Friday, June 17th, 2011
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Hello Doctor, 

I recently had a porcelain cap fitted to a molare, as the tooth weakened and cracked. Unfortunately the dentist did not fit the tooth right into the gum now my mouth feels as though it is “alive” I cannot touch it without leaping in the air and it throbs for ages afterwards – it is the most horrendous tooth ache! i have tried sensitive tooth based rubbed around the gum edge – but it is not working. Is this normal? What can I do? Thank you for your time 

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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 just finished Invisalign and there are gaps between my teeth and the gum, what can I do?

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011
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I have just had my teeth straightened with Invisalign & i have a few gaps between my teeth where there is no gum & the gap doesnt look too good can anythng be done……


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Dr Safeer Butt

S3 Dental – Synergistic Smile Studios
Clinics in Kent, Surrey & Sussex
Web: www.s3dental.co.uk Tel: 020 8398 6322

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My crown has been filed away and there is a gap between gum and tooth, is this normal?

Monday, March 14th, 2011
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My gold crown was filed down in the top centre of the tooth to make it fit better. The gold has been filed away leaving what looks like the cement or the filling (I had root canal). Is the crown still effective after its been filed (drilled) away like this please?

Also the crown does not meet the gum – ie i can feel a slight gap with my tongue. Is this normal?


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Dr Julian Caplan – Director on the board of the BACD

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I have a dry socket because of tooth extraction, what should I do?

Friday, January 28th, 2011
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please can you help me, i had a tooth extraction on 20/02/10, i followed the aftercare instructions so carefully, but i seemed to have got dry socket, i went to my dentist 2 days ago and he put this iodiene stuff in the hole and put me on metronidazole for 5 days. but im still in so much pain, its unberable from the hole, the gum, and my jaw. im constantley crying cos of the pain but no one seems to know what to do. the area around the hole just does not feel right, like i have cotton wool poked up in my cheek. please can i have some advice, over the counter meds are not working either.


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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 had an implant crown fitted and the gum around it is receeding, what should I do?

Thursday, January 20th, 2011
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Hello, I knocked my front tooth out when I was younger and wore a bridge (one sided) for years. Last year (aged 28) I decided to have an implant fitted instead. It was fitted and my dentist had to rebuild the gum above. Anyways it all went ok and then last Sept he fitted my new porcelain crown. Over the last 8 months my the gum surround my teeth EITHER SIDE OF the implant has become very red and has started to receed. This is gum above 2 good teeth and not above the implant. The gum above the implant has receeded a little too but I think that is cause they had to rebuild it so much in the first place. My concern is as to why the gum is receeding above my good teeth. My dentist cannot figure it out but says it has nothing to do with my implant yet before I had this fitted there was nothing wrong. What do you think? Do you think it could be to do with the crown itself? Please help as Im worried I might start losing some teeth! Thanks,


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Dr Kailesh Solanki

Kissdental – UK Practice of the Year 2007
157 Woodsend Road, Flixton, Manchester, M41 8GN.
2 New Street, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 2QS.
13 Stanley Street, Manchester, M8 8SH.
Web: www.kissdental.co.uk Tel: 0161 748 5250

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i accidentally whitened my gum, what can i do?

Monday, January 10th, 2011
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I have been using the enlighten home kit given by my dentist to wear for 3 hours a night (my teeth are too sensitive to do overnight). Some of the gel got onto the gum and before I could get it whiped off it’s made the gum white. What can I do/use the help the gum heal quickly.


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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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Can my gums grow back after they have decayed?

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010
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Hi i have been to see my dentist where i had 2 fillings and he cleaned alot of tar from my teeth. This was due to having a fixed brace in and it was difficult to keep teeth clean. Now i can holes at the top of my teeth where the gum should be. They look like decay but it just looks like gum missing. Can my gums grow back at all what can i do ive been told to keep them clean can i do anything for my gum to come back 🙁


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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 loose teeth and don’t want to loose them. Can you help?

Monday, November 22nd, 2010
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hi there.my two front teeth are only ever so slightly loose.i am grinding my teeth in my sleep for many years now and have just got a night guard from my dentist.they said i have a tiny pocket between my teeth and gums.i was wondering if using my night guard would help strenghen my teeth.or if not,what other things could be done?i dont want to lose my teeth and my dentist says i dont have gum decease.please help.thanks


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Dr Rob Tennet

St Johns Dental Practice
18 Bennett’s Hill, Birmingham, B2 5QJ
Web: www.e-dentalpractice.co.uk