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Would like to know if gold tips are added while root canal?

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009
Q.
I chipped my front teeth as a teen ager and got three caps. Over time root canals were done. One root canal was done nearly 30 years ago in Hungary with some mysteriouis metal. The caps were replaced over 15 years ago and it is important to redo the root canal treatment. My dentist suggests laser treatment and then filling the roots with some rubber substance or a rubber substance with gold tips. What are the advantages and disadvantages of adding the gold tips to the roots? I would think that the less metal in our mouths the better.


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Dr Andrew Moore

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My filling is fracturing and tastes weird is it harmless?

Monday, December 7th, 2009
Q.
Hi there, Im 27 and having a nightmare with my teeth, I havnt been to the dentist in over 3 years because my husbands salary went up and we are no longer entitled to it free. Anyway, my top middle tooth had previously had a black filling in, and the other day while I was eating a crunchy pizza, I heard a crack and half the filling fell out, the tooth is wobbly at the back half and Im really sore. Every time I swallow, I taste a chemical taste and worried about mercury poisoning (if not, what is the taste?) I have to find a dentist on Monday, and wont even have the time off to get it fixed until next Friday, whats the best thing to do until then, is the chemical taste harmless? half the filling is still there. Thank you This is horrible


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Dr Julian Caplan – Director on the board of the BACD

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My new silver fillings tastes metalic should I be worried?

Friday, December 4th, 2009
Q.
Dear Rob, I have just had a silver filling frmo my local NHS dentist. In fact I’ve had three – I knew about two but it looks to me like I have had a third added onto one of my other teeth. The third filling tastes slightly metalic as I run my tongue over it. My dentist had to reshape the filling in the next tooth – otherwise nothing else of note happened. Do I need to get the metalic taste checked out? Many thanks!!!


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Dr Rob Tennet

St Johns Dental Practice
18 Bennett’s Hill, Birmingham, B2 5QJ
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Back tooth with amalgam filling causing severe pain.

Friday, December 4th, 2009
Q.
I had back tooth problems. there was hole on my back teeth. it was extream pain. i went to dentiest and did the amalgam filing on that and that i got much more pain on it. i cant bite anything. next day dentist said that i got infection and he gave amoxicillin. and he said that i need to do crown on it. can you please tell me what to do. it herts me a big time.


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
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NHS dentist has advised to have veneers please advise.

Monday, November 30th, 2009
Q.
My two front teeth are worn away at the bottom i had a bap inbetween when i was growing up for the past couple of years i have been getting the gap filled will tiny fillings iv just recently been to my dentist which is NHs and they said i should get veneers im unsure what to do ?? as my teeth are healthy otherwise


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Is sub-standard material used for making dental bridges?

Monday, November 30th, 2009
Q.
Hello, I had a bridge fitted in April.Yesterday I bit a piece of sellotape off the roll and as a result a piece chipped off the bottom of my tooth. My dentist said I need a new bridge, I was told that bridges are only guaranteed for 3 months, I thought that fillings,crowns etc were guaranteed for 12 months. I had a bridge previously for 12 years with no problems (also using my teeth on Sellotape). This makes me wonder if the materials used are sub-standard as I have done nothing extreme to warrant the damage.


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My temporary filling has chipped should I be concerned?

Monday, November 30th, 2009
Q.
Hi, I had been given a temporary filling about 6 months ago and I am due to have the permanent filling done in a couple of weeks. However, the other night the same tooth (near back of mouth) partially chipped/cracked on the inside edge of the tooth, exposing some of the temporary filling. There is no pain but my question is, should this be of some concern to me given I am about to have a filling, and is the enamel able to be bonded back to the tooth or if not, what procedure, if any, is likely to take place? Many Thanks


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Does filling fall out if its not capped?

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009
Q.
I have had many fillings in my front teeth (6-11). Some of them came loose after a couple months. My dentist said that he would like to cap these teeth. He said that my fillings will just keep falling out. Is this true? I have become very depressed about my teeth. I want to keep my teeth for as long as possible. I am only 30. What are my options?


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Can I have root filling after veneer?

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009
Q.
Hi, I have a front tooth whith veneer and it started feeling a bit tender and painful for a couple of months, my dentist is suggesting a root filling but being one of my front teeth I am very worried if it tuns out okay without any visible damage afterwards. The pain is not severe and is acutally bearable but feels tender. My dentist also says it might fall out at some point which is devastating for me. Can you please advise if I should get the root filling done and if there is any way to save the tooth.


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Swallowed my mercury filling should I worry?

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009
Q.
I have swallowed a mercury filling, am i in any danger and what do you suggest i do? I have a space now which is sensitive to hot and cold drinks is there any immediate action i can take?


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