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Can you help me find a gum specialist to help me with my gum recession problems?

Friday, November 4th, 2011
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hello doc
i am looking for a gum specialist to check my receeding gums. i think i might need a replacement. been to few hygienist and my gums are healthy though very sensitive and lower than they should be especially the lower frontal one.thanks a lot. i am having some gum problems different like pain in teeth, more than pain is pressure.like they fight and press against each other, got few a the plasting denture you put on night to notb grind teeth but not help. at the dental hospital in glasglow suggested even antidepressant since the cause could be of nervousism. the sensation is worsening prob for the receeding gums. i need somwhere in london.thanks


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Dr Andrew Moore

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What are the differences between NHS and private practice crowns?

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011
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Subject : NHS or Private Crowns ?

My dentist has described some differences :
NHS = ‘flat’, unnaturaly opaque white with metal eventually showing at gum edge as I age.
Private = Translucent white, MUCH more like MY real teeth.

But I was surprised he couldn’t show me examples of Private ones to compare with my existing ageing NHS ones (saying I could only really tell once they are in MY mouth – a bit late I thought !)

Its very hard to justify the extraordinary extra cost (as I need 4 Crowns) when I’ve never been ‘teeth-conscious’ before.

Matching my existing yellowy teeth OR suffering (or risking) whitening them is another new issue I’m sure I must decide before choosing crowns.

Can you help me make these important and expensive decisions ?


dr andrew moore

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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Are you sedated during implant surgery?

Monday, October 24th, 2011
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hi there My mum really wants an implant on her front bottom tooth but is really nervous in going through with it. Could you reassure her what pain or discomfort she would go through during the process, and how many injections they will put in, and is she allowed valliam for the surgery she is 75 years old. Also how many times would she have to go back. She is already got a dentist in mind but can you recommend details of any one who is good with simpathizing with her nervousness including yourself. Hope you can help Thankyou


dr andrew moore

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 would it cost to have all my teeth removed and replaced?

Thursday, October 13th, 2011
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Hello Sir / Madam.

Im from the UK, and was wondering how much would it cost to have all teeth removed & have brand new teeth put in permently?

I’ve had 2 crowns, and serveral feelings and they seem to last for about a year then they fall out.

im looking for a treatment where there is 100% chance they will last a long time, and not for only a year or two.

Would there be anything you could recommend / Advice? as when i was young i never was told to look after my teeth, and now they all seem to be cracking, and costing me £200 for a repair crown every year per tooth, and its costing me too much.

Im looking for a Whole new set of teeth, they will stay permantly in, and will not break / fall out, one that requires alot of brushing, but not many fixes.

Do you guys have any answers? please respond.


dr andrew moore

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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The post of my crown is very dark, is there anyway to make the crown itself more opaque?

Thursday, October 13th, 2011
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Hi, 4 years ago, i had a metal fused to porcelain crown done, and recently i went to a cosmetic dentist to get a all ceramic crown done, i only then realised i had a metal post and now it shines through my all ceramic crown.my dentist did suggest that it is very difficult to remove a healthy post and mine is very healthy it could fracture resulting an implant and i cant take the high risk. Would it be possible to still have a ceramic crown but have it bit more opaque in the middle to hide the metal post? My teeth are shade A1 and my dentist said i would have to go for a much yellow crown to hide the post but can he not make it a bit more opaque in the middle to eliminate the greyish colour metal post?
Many thanks!


dr andrew moore

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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I don’t have some of my adult teeth, are dental implants the best replacement option for my situation?

Friday, October 7th, 2011
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i have a large gap between my two front top teeth, not from a missing tooth just naturally. i would like the gap made smaller. when i was younger an xray revealed i didnt have any big teeth to come through so alot of my back teeth up and down are all milk and at the moment one is so lose i cant even brush it, i know it needs to come out as i know its making my breath smell but im so scared of having it out and dont know what my options would be to replace it, im 24 and really dont want a flase tooth i would like an implant. i also have a tooth missing which was a milk tooth and a g tooth never grew through which i would like replaced. what could i have done and how much would i expect to pay for this


dr andrew moore

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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Is tooth reshaping a better option than dental implants?

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011
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My girlfriend underwent canine substitution as treatment for congenital missing maxillary lateral incisors. Functionally they are fine but they still look very much like candies. I have spoken to somedentists who suggest moving all her teeth back to create a space for implants reversing all the work she had done in adolecence which is unacceptable to us. Having done some research into it I have discovered dentist who wrote a paper on managing this condition called kokich who clearly shows that tooth reshaping is an option (this together with a whole host of academic literature of the same). Can you confirm if this is an option and who in Hampshire might undertake such a procedure
Thank 


dr andrew moore

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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Can I have veneer work done on the NHS?

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011
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Hi there, i am soon to have veneers on my four front top teeth to reduce the large gaps that have developed since i had severe peritonitis last year. I had been hopeful that i could have this work done on or part on the NHS as i already suffer from severe depression and anxiety and these gaps have left me more reclusive and avoiding social situations. I explained this to my dentist but he said as the work was cosmetic i would have to pay the full amount myself and hasn’t applied or contacted the NSH on my behalf. I have made an appointment at my doctors to seek his advice too. Also i was originally asked if i could have a brace to close the gaps but the dentist said because of the past gum disease my teeth/gums might not to be strong enough to have a brace. He also originally said that there was no point just putting veneers on if my teeth were going to keep moving apart. He took xrays a few weeks ago and hasnt took me what the results were, ie if since my last xray the teeth have continued to move apart. Please can you advise my on the way to go forward with this, Thanks


dr andrew moore

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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My veneer is painful and there is some mild swelling, what can I do?

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011
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Hi, hopefully you can give me some advice with some dental issues I’m having. I had a veneer fitted on a top front tooth back in January, and the dentist who did it managed to damage the tooth to the extent that I needed a root canal treatment done – this was done at the end of March. Since then the pain has improved but is still present; the tooth can be tender to bite down on (but not always) and the front surface is often (but again not always) sensitive/tender to light pressure. Tapping on the tooth is much better than it was previously. I am also having some pain in the gum between the front tooth and the one to the right – my dentist can see nothing wrong with the gum but it is frequently slightly painful and can swell slightly first thing in the morning/on eating. I don’t know if this is likely to be from the tooth or from an internal infection. I appreciate this is a lot to describe and expect you to comment on, but any advice would be appreciated. Because there are no obvious issues my dentist does not seem in a hurry to try to fix anything, but these issues are now having an effect on my mental health.
Thanks


dr andrew moore

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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Does inhalation sedation wear off quicker than IV sedation?

Monday, September 26th, 2011
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Could you please advise me on the following problem; I normally get sedated (intravenous with valium) for my dental treatments as I have a choking phobia, anxiety, strong gag reflex and very sensitive teeth, but now I have no-one who can go with me as my friend who usually takes me is currently housebound. There is no-one else who can take me. I have mild toothache now, are there any other methods of sedation or similar that would enable me to get treatment but without the need for someone to accompany me? Is it possible to be sedated at a dental hospital (I live in Glasgow) and stay in a waiting room for a few hours until the effects of intravenous sedation wear off? Would inhalation sedation be an option? Does it make you as drowsy as intravenous sedation or would I still be fully conscious with inhalation sedation? Please help, Thanks


dr andrew moore

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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