Hello. I had braces two years ago for 6 months. When they took off the mould for the retainer my gums were swollen so it never properly fitted. I went back to the dentist and they sent off another referral for me. I waited 10 months to get an appointment and they said that it is visible that my teeth have moved back but apparently the NHS don’t like offering free orthodontic treatment twice. I know the prices are a lot if I choose to go private, is there a less expensive alternative I could go for?
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When I was younger, perhaps around 14, (I’m 26 now) I had a tooth taken out on the nhs that was growing the wrong way inside my gum and pushing all the other teeth out of place.
I’ve had braces to sort an under-bite also and I’ve tried to straighten all the rest. Subsequently I feel very little was done. My bite is okay but my jaw is all out of line. In the middle of my bottom jaw is a tooth. So the line that should match up with my top teeth doesn’t match. The fang tooth on my top left side isn’t there and makes my face so different looking to the other side of my face. I feel so ugly with it all over the place. I was wondering if this sounds like it is fixable? I’d give anything to have lovely teeth and not want to hide them.
I Have Four Front Teeth Missing And Would Like To Know My Denture Options As I’m Getting Married Next Year?Friday, August 15th, 2014
Hi Dr Moore. I have had my 4 front upper teeth missing for a number of years now. I had bad teeth ever since I was a child and my 2 back teeth each side on lower(wisdom) are also missing. What options have I got as I don’t know which denture treatment I need and the costs as I’m self employed? They get me down and I need to do something about them as I want to get married in the next year and want to be able to smile. My teeth are bad and I feel ashamed to go to local dentist. Thanks.
I Have Been Told That I Should Now Have Dentures For My Upper Jaw. I Have A Hypersensitive Gag Reflex. Is There An Alternative?Tuesday, August 5th, 2014
Hi Andrew. I have been battling periodontal disease for twenty five years and I have been told by my dentist that I should now have dentures for my upper jaw. I don’t think having five children has helped me. I am terrified that I won’t cope as I have a hypersensitive gag reflex. Is there any alternative at all? I have exposed roots and feel self conscious. I have a bridge and crowns across my 6 upper front teeth. I have a lot of bone loss, especially on the top right hand side. Due to neglect my oral hygiene as a child was very poor. I have worked very hard in adulthood to maintain good oral hygiene. I am a 56 year old non smoker.
I Am Scared Of The Dentist And I Don’t Want People Judging Me. Is It Possible To Get Knocked Out Throughout The Treatment?Wednesday, July 30th, 2014
Hi Andrew. I have really bad toothache, but I am scared of dentist from when I was little through a bad experience. I have been to ashamed to go as I have several chipped teeth and now they look really bad. I don’t want people judging me. I have left it them to go rotten but I must have some of the the roots left in my gums. I am very wary of a male dentist going near me as well, I just want nice teeth. If I could be knocked out and wake up with nice teeth that would be my ideal dream. Is this possible? Any advice would help me greatly. Thank you.
Hello. My 14 year old son has a lot of overcrowding, which requires 3 teeth removed, his upper k9 teeth are very high up in the gums, and to complicate things further, he has one upper front tooth missing and currently wears a denture plate. His orthodontist has suggested braces for 2 and a half years, and pulling the teeth next to his missing tooth into the gap, and after braces are off capping the tooth that was next to the missing front tooth to make it look like a front tooth, and capping the k9 to make it look like the tooth that has become the front tooth, but doing this will leave my son unable to wear a denture and live with a gap and then a small tooth in the gap until its capped after the 2 and a half years, is this the only way to deal with this problem? Could braces not be used to straighten the teeth but leave a gap for him to continue to wear a denture and then at the end of the treatment to straighten, the denture be replaced by an implant? My son is devastated by the prospect of revealing that he has a false tooth to his peers. Regards.
I Want To Study As An Oral Surgeon. If I Studied For This In India, Would I Be Able To Use This Qualification Abroad?Monday, July 21st, 2014
Hello Dr Moore. I could do with your help. I have finished my BDS and I want to do a MDS in oral surgery. But ideally I would want to go abroad, but finance is an issue. Is there any way by which I can do MDS in India and then go abroad and practice with the same qualification? (esp. in USA or Canada). I know about DDS but is it worth going abroad and studying dentistry all over again?
I want to be sure of what I want to do before I commit to something. Also I have always dreamt of studying abroad but I don’t know what to do now. Please help me with this issue. Your advice would be greatly received. Thank you.
I Had Dental Implants Fit In Bulgaria. Now I Can Still Feel The Stitches After A Month. Do I Need To Go Back?Tuesday, July 15th, 2014
Hi Dr Moore, I recently had full implant treatment in Bulgaria, the process was perfect but since then I can now feel the very top left corner of one of the top teeth at the front. I was told about gum recession but I need to know if this can be left for now, or does it need stitching or the tray refitting? Keep in mind I still have stitches in my bottom tray (the thread is supposed to dissolve over the month). I am wary spending any more money (and don’t have the money!) so soon after treatment. Thank you for your time.
I Have Broken My Tooth And The Edge To It Is Really Sharp. Should I Go To The Hospital Or My Dentist?Thursday, July 10th, 2014
Hello Dr Moore. I need to see a dentist as I have broken a tooth and the sharp edge is cutting into my tongue making it painful whenever I eat. It’s a constant throbbing now and has stopped me from eating. Just sitting here hurts. It feels like a knife. Is it worth going to the hospital for this type of problem? I’m a bit scared of going to the dentist after previous bad experiences. What should I do? I look forward to your reply. Thank you in advance.
Hello Andrew. I paid £1270 for two porcelain crowns. Is that about right or did I pay too much for them?
Also I need deep cleaning and the dentist told me that it is going to cost me £235.00 and that is not including the medication that I need for my teeth.
I have an appointment in two weeks and I would really like to know before I go so I will not be surprised on the price they will give me. Should I have a look elsewhere as this seems a little excessive to me. Thank you.