Posts Tagged ‘tooth decay’

What Can We Do to Save Our Child’s Teeth?

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016
Q.

My 7 year old daughter has gone to the private dentist with me regularly since she was a baby. I was told one day that she had decay and needed 2 small fillings. We dramatically changed her diet, reduced her sugar intake and tried harder when brushing her teeth. On a visit to an NHS dentist (we were referred by our own dentist as she had an abscess, which they said meant the tooth had to be extracted). The new dentist advised that most of her teeth were decayed (or decaying) and that she would have trouble all of her life and could lose lots of her teeth! We were horrified – should our dentist have helped us more and/or advised us so much sooner? Also, what can we do to improve the situation now please?
thank you. 


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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Does Tooth Enamel Grow Back?

Thursday, September 29th, 2016
Q.

I am now 22 years old. My right and bottom tooth (premolar) is decayed. It sometimes causes pain and bleeding. And it disturbs me most of the time when I’m trying to do my studies. I am thinking of removing it, but I don’t want to loose my tooth when I am too young. I have doubts about whether my tooth will grow or not if I remove it. My question is, at what age do teeth stop growing? Please, I need advice on how to take care of my tooth.
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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What Can I Do To Prevent Further Decay Until I See a Dentist?

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
Q.

I have recently become very concerned about my teeth. I haven’t been to the dentist in 4 years and in that time I haven’t really suffered, but after inspecting my teeth I have noticed that four of my teeth on my lower jaw (the molars) are discoloured and on two of them it is obvious that it is tooth decay (there is black in the crevices). I’m not registered with an NHS dentist but I am on the waiting list (I live in Wales – where it seems to be near impossible to get in to any dentist) and I am not working at the moment so cannot afford private care, is there anything I can do to prevent these cavities from getting worse until I am able to get an appointment for them to be treated? I am also very nervous of any judgment that I may receive when I eventually do get to see a dentist. Any advice that you have would be much 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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Should I Be Concerned That my 3 Year Old Has Decay Beneath Her Crown?

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015
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My 3 year old has 3 crowns and one of them is turning yellow. Should I be concerned that there is decay underneath? She doesn’t complain of any pain at all. The crowns were done at 2 years old and she had a fall in which this cap that is turning was resurfaced. Please give me some idea of what can be done, if anything, that won’t be a traumatic experience for a three year old, as she has been though a lot already. 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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When Replacing A Crown, Will My Dentist Have To Shave Down Further? I Don’t Want To Loose More Tooth Structure.

Friday, October 24th, 2014
Q.

Hi Marcus. When replacing a crown do you have to shave the tooth again? I am concerned about losing more tooth structure and upsetting the nerve as it is a tooth that hasn’t had a root canal. I wanted it changing as I am thinking of getting veneers on the teeth either side of It. Is it possible to just take the crown off then just replace it with a better looking crown rather than have to drill more tooth away and risk root canal treatment. I have had a root canal done before and 4 weeks later my tooth turned black and caused me pain for a long time. Thanks.


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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 Replaced My Amalgam Filling With A White Filling As It Had Decay. My Molar Tooth Is Now Throbbing. Should I Go Back To My Dentist?

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014
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Hi Mark. Today I got an amalgam filling replaced with a white filling. The tooth was not sore in any way but the dentist advised that there was decay and that I would need the filling removed. The molar tooth is now throbbing. Is this normal? Also when I eat, the food seems to be lodging between the filled tooth and the other molar, this did not happen before the procedure. Should I go back to the the dentist? I wish I hadn’t got the amalgam filling removed as it did not cause me any pain. Now I feel like I’ll probably need a root canal. 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 Can’t Bring Myself To Get Into The Habit Of Brushing. Will My Teeth Fall Out Before I’m 21?

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014
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Hi there, I am 18 and I have been going to the dentist for as long as I can remember, when I was 7-10 yearS old I had all of my baby teeth removed due to an addiction to sweets as a child, after that point in time my adult teeth can through. When I as 14 I had to go to the orthodontist to have braces as my teeth were unaligned when they grew through. Ever since I was a young boy I never got into the habit of brushing my teeth, hence having at least 1 filling on each tooth which is what I have now. Even though I myself am very upset and embarrassed about my teeth I still cannot get into the habit of regularly brushing my teeth. I have recently got really bad decay and all of my tooth enamel is gone. I am especially concerned about losing all my teeth by the time I’m 21 and I seriously do not want that to happen. A few factors which need to be set are that I’m also a smoker and I know this will/can cause mouth cancer but I enjoy smoking and am not looking to quit any time soon. Is there any advice you can give me.


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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 Teeth Have All But Been Destroyed With Fillings. How Much Would Four Implants Set Me Back?

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014
Q.

Hello Mark. I have had a bad history with my teeth so much so that my front teeth are completely destroyed and filled with fillings from one of my local dentists. I’m not happy about what he has done so I’m trying to find someone more professional who could help me with my bad teeth. I’m the kind of person who can’t smile in any photos because my tooth condition is so bad. I would like to know how much would it be for upper middle 4 teeth to be replaced with implants? Thank you 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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I’m Currently Not Registered With A Dentist And My Teeth Are Starting To Decay. What Should I Do?

Friday, February 7th, 2014
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Hi Mark, I’m 17 years old, (nearly 18) and have decay in around 6 of my back teeth which is making it increasingly harder to eat. I haven’t been to the dentist for 2 years and I’m currently not registered with one. Also one of my top front teeth is black in 2 spots at the back which is now coming through the front. Another one of my top front teeth has a black line along the top of it. Finally one of my front teeth has 2 holes either side of it and the tip of it, the hole at the tip is black. I would like to know what you believe I would need to have done with the information I given, if it’s not enough then I apologise. Also I would like to know if it’s likely I could have treatment done while being put to sleep?


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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 Is The Cheapest Way To Get Implants For Someone On Jobseeker’s Allowance?

Monday, January 27th, 2014
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Hello Dr Moore, I am just asking this question as I am suffering from really bad erosion and decay of the teeth, half of my teeth have fallen out due to this and it’s really taking a toll on my self confidence as it is really embarrassing. I am just wondering if long term teeth implants would be an option? I currently claim benefits which is for Jobseekers, so I have very little to spend on them. Could you please tell me the cheapest option for long term implants please? Thank you, any advice you can offer me would be greatly received.


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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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