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Part of filling fell out

Thursday, January 7th, 2010
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Lots going on with my teeth. Could not afford a root canal / crown so they pulled the tooth. From the pulled tooth to the front tooth is a pain / sensation. Also they re-filled one that part of the filling had fallen out.. I am also suffering pain in that tooth.,

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How much tooth is actually needed to do a filling?

Friday, December 18th, 2009
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My girlfriend just had a filling fall out. Her NHS dentist told her she couldn’t put another filling in as there is not enough tooth to fill. Exactly how much tooth is actually needed to do a filling? I don’t think it’s much as one of my teeth is mostly filling. The dentist said to her she would need a to perform extraction of the tooth and fit a bridge which NHS doesn’t cover so would cost around 800 pounds or an implant which would be 1000. I have also had an implant fitted on the NHS so is the dentist lying? Sorry, I realise that’s actually two questions…


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Dr Rob Tennet

St Johns Dental Practice
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My filling is fracturing and tastes weird is it harmless?

Monday, December 7th, 2009
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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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My new silver fillings tastes metalic should I be worried?

Friday, December 4th, 2009
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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
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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
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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NHS dentist has advised to have veneers please advise.

Monday, November 30th, 2009
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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
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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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Can I expect NHS to fix the hole in my left tooth?

Monday, November 30th, 2009
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I have noticed that the tooth to the left of my front one has got a hole there. i am very self consious of this as it looks terrible when i smile or talk,will my nhs dentist be able to rectify this and how? im terrified of the dentist.


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My temporary filling has chipped should I be concerned?

Monday, November 30th, 2009
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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
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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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