Posts Tagged ‘infection’

I’ve Been Advised By My Dentist To Extract A Tooth Due To Bone Loss. It Rarely Causes Discomfort. Should I Remove It?

Friday, October 17th, 2014
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Hi Mark. I have a history of periodontal disease for which I am receiving regular hygienist treatment. The periodontist has advised extraction of a tooth (due to bone loss and advisory caution to the tooth next to it which could be compromised) This tooth did give pain months ago but now is virtually pain free. Because it rarely gives discomfort I now feel unsure. I have been told that exudate is coming from the gum, there is a sinus (I believe this is the right term) so the exudate is not trapped within. My Dentist sought additional information from the specialist and the advice is to proceed with extraction. The main symptom I have from the area sometimes is a feeling of ‘a warm tooth’ if that makes sense. If you have any thoughts you may have on this I would be grateful.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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I Have Some Teeth Missing At The Back And The Rest Are Worn Down. What Can I Do And Where Do I Start?

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014
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Hello Marcus. I’m 44 years old and I have some teeth missing, mainly the back teeth and the rest are so worn down I don’t want to smile. It’s really affecting my life and my confidence, my wife has even started to comment on them. I can’t even eat a packet of crisps without them hurting. What can I do and where do I start? I really hope you can help me. Thank you for your time in advance.


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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 Have Pain At The Back Of My Mouth and My Cheek Is Swollen. What Could This Be?

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014
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Hi Dr Hughes, Could you help me? I have pain on the left hand side at the back and my teeth ache all the time and hurts to open my mouth wide and to eat. At the back, where the pain is, it looks white as if there is a tooth about to emerge. When closing my mouth it feels like there is something hard in the way. Also my cheek is slightly swollen. I can feel the pain going up to my ear. What could this be? I need something that can take the pain away. 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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I Had A Crown Fitted Two Weeks Ago. It’s Started Throbbing And Feels Sensitive. Is This Indicative Of Dental Infection?

Thursday, August 21st, 2014
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Hello Dr Hughes. Approximately a week ago I had a crown fitted. At first it felt heavy, but I thought that was normal and it would settle down. Two days ago the crown started to hurt and felt sensitive to touch. Furthermore, biting on it is out of the question due to the pain. There is also an intermittent throbbing sensation. I have taken pain killers and that has helped. Do you think it’s possible the throbbing sensation is indicative of infection? I need some advice regarding this. 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 Had A Crown Re-stuck The Other Day And Now I Have A Gap Between My Front Teeth. Could You Tell Me How To Fix This?

Thursday, August 14th, 2014
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Hi Dr Patel. I have three crowns on my front teeth. I am 47 and have had them for about 20 years! I had a crown re-stuck the other day by my dentist and I now have a gap between my front teeth. I never had a gap naturally or when original crowns fitted.
I returned to dentist who said he could not get the crown out and he’d have to “cut it” out. Is this correct? Anyway he took an X-ray and said I still had two “rumbling” infections above my two front right crowns. I had an apicoectomy a long time ago now and I don’t want to repeat the experience.
He said my only options are to fill the gap by adding some sort of material to my left front natural tooth to close the gap, but he said it would angle out from the top which sounds awful! Could you tell me how I can fix this? Thank you for your time.


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Dr Riten Patel

The Mulberry
18 Ashley Road, Walton on Thames Surrey, KT12 1HS
Web: www.mulberrydental.co.uk Tel: 01932 223 479

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After Cracking A Tooth I Didn’t See The Dentist For A Long Time. Now The Root Canal Treatment Hurts. Is This Normal?

Monday, June 30th, 2014
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Hi Mark. I am looking for a bit of expert advice as I am a bit weary of the dentist I have been using. I cracked my tooth and left it for a long time. When the pain was too much I went to the dentist and he said I needed to root canal. I have been going to him for the past 3 weeks and he has inserted a rod in one of the canals but not the others yet. I am in constant pain. I am still on my antibiotics but I keep telling him how sore it is and it is like he keeps dismissing me. Is it normal to be in so much pain? Thank you in advance for your reply.


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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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My Front Teeth Are Loose Through Infection. I Would Like To Explore The Possibility Of Implants. How Would I Go About Finding Someone?

Monday, June 9th, 2014
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Hello Dr Moore. I have two loose teeth together at the front bottom due to a previous infection. My dentist wants to make me a plate for this, I would like to explore having implants to replace them once I have had my original teeth removed, however I wondered how I would locate a cosmetic surgeon that would come highly recommended and give a quality service, without being at the top end of the price market? I’d like to hear from you and I hope you can help.


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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 You Tell Me Your Opinion On LANAP Treatment Versus FMD Treatment?

Monday, May 19th, 2014
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I am 52 years of age and I am suffering with chronic periodontitis. I have been referred by my dentist to a dental specialist for treatment. The specialist Dr I have seen has offered me FMD as a treatment. This looks to me like a very painful procedure that I will have to undergo in two separate sittings. The pain of which I will suffer for more than 48 hours after each procedure. I understand this is the removal of all infected flesh to give healthy flesh a chance to heal and the deep cleaning of the roots of my teeth. From what I have read, I understand that the scar tissue that will be left to me will be equally susceptible to infection as the original tissue was. The dental specialists I have been referred to do not offer LANAP and I am wondering if LANAP is a better treatment for my periodontitis than FMD. From what I have read about LANAP it certainly sounds less painful and more so much more effective in the long term. Please tell me your opinion on FMD versus LANAP? Many thanks.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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I’ve Had Two Root Canals And I Still Have And Infection. What Would Be Your Opinion On This?

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014
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Hello Dr Moore. I’ve been back for my 2nd root canal treatment as my dentist did not remove all of the abscess the 1st time. My problem is that I have a very large soft lump on the roof of my mouth that my dentist said I should keep poking just in case any infection is left but I’m finding that is is very sensitive. When I do this I cannot see it going down so I am now at my wits end as a 3rd course of treatment fills me with dread. I’m due do go back in 10 days for my dentist for a check over. I would just like your opinion on this? Thank you for your time.


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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 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
Web: www.advancedentalclinic.com Tel: 08443 87 87 88

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