Posts Tagged ‘root canal’

Can I Have My Calcified Root Drilled Out Privately with a Crown Built on Top?

Friday, August 19th, 2016
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I am a 65 year old male. Recently, I broke a double filling at the front of my mouth. After a visit to my NHS dentist it was hoped that a crown could be built upon inserting a post into the tooth’s root canal. However, after an X-ray and examination, it been decided that I would need an extraction as the root canal had become calcified (the tooth is dead).
My question is can the root be drilled out privately and crown built? If so, what would be to maximum cost?


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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How Much Would it Cost to Fix My Discoloured Tooth?

Monday, February 29th, 2016
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Hiya, I was just wondering how much it would cost as my front tooth is black and I need it fixing. it’s so embarrassing, I don’t go out because I feel everyone is staring at it. I was just wandering how much it would be to be filled and made the same colour as my other teeth? Please reply a price as it’s urgent, I’m losing everyone because I won’t go out because I’m worried of people laughing at my teeth. Please help me fix my teeth with some advice and a price as this is very upsetting for me and needs sorting as soon as possible.


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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My Mother’s Tooth Has Broken at the Gum Line. Should She Have Treatment?

Friday, October 2nd, 2015
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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
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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Can I Get a Veneer Free on the NHS?

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015
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I had root canal treatment carried out by my local NHS dentist on my front top
tooth. In time, this discoloured my tooth. I am vary aware of this and it does affect me personally when I come to smile. I cannot afford veneers but was informed by someone who had a veneer done for free on one of her front teeth.
Could I myself have this done free of charge from my dentist? I have not approached my dentist regarding this because I wanted as much information as possible regarding my options before I asked, as they say knowledge is power!


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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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What Can I Do to Stop My Dental Pain?

Friday, April 10th, 2015
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Hi. I have being in agony over the past few days. I have taken ibuprofen but nothing is taking the pain away. I’m not sleeping at all because I’m in constant pain. I find that drinking very cold water helps for like 10 seconds. I went to the dentist today and had x-rays, it showed decay close in a nerve under my filling, so she took off the filling and put on a sort of dressing. However I am still in agony, what can I do?


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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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What Kind of Monthly Payment Plans are Available for Cosmetic Dentistry?

Thursday, March 26th, 2015
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Hello. My teeth need completely sorting out. I am 23 and have two root canals that need doing, I think they both have an abscess on the as well. Also, my mouth is filled with metal fillings and I would love to just have white fillings. I think there is a lot of work that needs doing. They look nice when I smile but they are ruined. Do you know how much it is likely to cost, would I be able to get the work done and pay back monthly?
If you could let me know any information that would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you.


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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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Why Is My Tooth in So Much Pain?

Friday, January 30th, 2015
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About a year ago I had a filling replaced. When the numbness wore off I suffered intense shooting pains in that tooth. The dentist filed it off, telling me he’d left one corner too high. But it did not work. So they told me it was the new white filling and replaced it. I still had the pain. So they decided that when they’d replaced the filling, they must have opened a nerve ending. I had root canal done, but still suffered the pain. I went back and had a second root canal, which stopped the intense shooting pain, but has left the tooth extremely sensitive to heat. I can’t eat or drink anything over body temperature on that tooth. Cold temperatures give me a similar problem. It’s not sore while I’m eating, but when it warms up again that’s when I feel it. It feels like it’s deep in my tooth, not just a surface pain, and extremely sore, like a dull ache, not sharp or shooting. They gave me antibiotics and a mouth guard, telling me I grind my teeth, but 6 months use of the guard and I still have the same level of ache. Do you have any idea why this might be? I’ve lost all confidence in the dentist, as before the original replacement filling, I had no pain what so ever. I feel they caused this.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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What Methods are Available to Save a Tooth, Other Than Root Canal Treatment?

Friday, December 12th, 2014
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Hi Mark,

I have just been to see a new dentist today, who preaches non-amalgam fillings which is something I value as I am into alternative medicine.
He has advised me to have a root canal, which I am rather sceptical about. I have done a lot of reading from Weston A Price’s findings over the years and he strongly doesn’t advocate a root canal as in essence the tooth is left dead. He mentions that, even though the main canal is treated and sterilised, all the other tubes and canals are close to impossible to sterilise in the one sitting a dentist would perform in a standard ‘root canal’ treatment. Therefore, when the procedure is performed and the tooth is left dead, it can harbour all types of bacteria, presenting multiple diseases and problems to the body.
My question would be, do you advocate any other form of treatment (i.e. ozone injections) that could potentially save the tooth? Or would you agree with extraction? If so, as I value my teeth, I wouldn’t feel overly comfortable in having a missing tooth. What could be done then, if an extraction was to take place? Implant? Bridge? Would these be free of metal? Thanks in advance.


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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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Would Veneers be the Best Treatment for my Darkened Tooth?

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014
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Hi Dr Hughes. I had root canal treatment on one of my front teeth over 5 years ago, and it has now got very dark/black. I have been very self-conscious about this and think a veneer on this tooth may be the best option? I am aware that the tooth is dead and the last time I had the root canal treatment they gave me a gum shield with liquid in it to whiten the tooth, but now it has got very dark and has been for last 2/3 years. I am aware of the costs and would be willing to pay it, could you give me advice please? 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 Have a Lump in my Mouth and Nerve Pain in my Jaw. What Should I Do?

Thursday, November 27th, 2014
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I am very worried. I have had a nerve pain in my top jaw for around two years now and nothing can stop the pain. It doesn’t affect my teeth when I’m eating or drinking, but it hurts to touch, and on the right side under my nose it feels numb. A lump has been there now for around two months and it is getting bigger to the point that I am now stressed, can’t sleep well and I m not sure if it’s something sinister. Last week, my crown fell out and my dentist cemented it back in for me. I pointed out the lump and he said it’s nothing, but he had an emergency patient to deal with so I felt he wasn’t really looking. I can’t get back to see him until 12th December. However I don’t think that I can last that long and I’m not sure what to do next?
If you could advise please that would be great. Many thanks. 


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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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