I have bad rotten teeth what treatment do u suggest me?

Q. Hi, I’m 28 years old and i have always had bad teeth and oral hygiene in general. The last time i visited a dentist was around 14 years ago. The teeth that didn’t have to be extracted had fillings so my mouth was already in quite a mess. Now it has got to the stage where at least 50% of my teeth have completly rotted away right down to the gum line and below. All i see now when i open my mouth is big black holes in my gums. The remaining teeth, mostly being the front visable ones have very bad cavities and are discusting to look at. Having done research online i am absolutly petrified of related health issues caused by bad oral hygeine. I’m so depressed right now i just dont know what to do, I have no friends, people think i am ignorent because i never smile and dont like to look at people when they speak to me incase they look at my teeth. I am jobless at the moment, i wanna go back to work but too worried about what the interviewer will think when he see’s my teeth. I really want friends and to socialise but im just so embarassed to go anywhere or speak to anyone. I currently recieve social security benefits so spending thousands of pounds to fix my teeth is not an option for me. I just don’t know what to do or where to turn, i just want to be able to smile and laugh without looking at the floor or putting my hand over my mouth. I have a partner of 8 years who keeps telling me to sort it but she just dosn’t understand why i carn’t face going to see a dentist. I carn’t even smile in front of my 3 children because im so scared of them seeing my bad teeth and asking questions about them, even my own kids think im ignorent and misrable. I’m quite sure i’m way past the help of a regular dentist because i don’t believe any of my teeth can be saved and its actually my gums that look pretty messed up now. Please help me turn my life around and smile again. Your help and advice is very much appreciated.

A. Hello, I’m sorry to hear of your predictament. I thin k you’re right, a regular dentist probably isn’t going to be able to help you at this stage. Perhaps you hould look into being treated a  dental hospital where treatment is free or subsidised and carried out under the supervision of a specialist?

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

View My Profile Dr Moore

June 6th, 2010 at 08:47 PM
Nick Says :

my teeth are getting worse. my gums have receeded and i have lost 3 of my front teeth. i havent been to the dentisit for years and am worried about how to correct them. please help as i dont have the mony to pay for a lot.

January 26th, 2011 at 08:47 PM
Jackie Says :

My name is Jackie and i’m a mother of 6 beautiful kids. I never had a problem with my teeth until after i started having kids, in fact my teeth were beautiful. Now 7 of my front ones are a big old mess, and have started to rot away. I’m really ashamed of myself foe letting them get this way. I have been to a regular dentist and it’s gonna cost a fortune to get them fixed, and as you can see, i don’t have much money. any suggestions would be great, I wanna be able to smile again without being so embarrassed. Thank you for your time again any suggestions would be great.

January 29th, 2011 at 08:47 PM
velda ratliff Says :

my teeth are bad and I am In line for a transplant, don’t wamt infections to get th the way, can you help?

May 1st, 2011 at 08:47 PM
Euphrasia Says :

hey is it possible to get your front bottom teeth filled as they are rotten. they don’t hurt they just look bad on the inside.

May 1st, 2011 at 08:47 PM
Mog Says :

what will a dentist do to a 16th month old toddler who has two rotten teeth?,

May 1st, 2011 at 08:47 PM
Brysen Says :

The dentist will have a look at the childs teeth and discuss diet and why the teeth have ended up decayed. If the child is in pain then treatment may have to be carried out but that will need to be discussed at an initial exam appointment.

May 25th, 2011 at 08:47 PM
Destin Says :

Hello, im 18 years of age and have recently had a baby, which i know i havea free nhs prescription card.. but my main concern is the hygene of my teeth and gums i never got braces as a kid which didnt help my teeth atall. and as i am a smoker and never took much care of my teeth so i have many rotten gaps in my teetth, my last dentist also done a surgery on two of my teeth and never finsihed the job as they change my dentist, so he never knew what to do. i now have two gaps with little pieces of teeth which is rotten.if possible could you give me an idea of the advantages i can have from surgery as my teeth are bringin down my confidence and could you tell me if so, what the prces will range from. please get in contact

May 25th, 2011 at 08:47 PM
Christian Says :

I have a few missing teeth causing gaps in my mouth. I also poor quality gums. I have had a new dentist at my practice but do not think that they cando thework that i need doing. Can you help?

May 26th, 2011 at 08:47 PM
Alanna Says :

On Thursday my upper right rear bridge crown of about4-5 years fell out revealing a rotten stump. I’m seeing the dentist tomorrow morning but feel I need a second opinion given that I’ve had regular 6 monthly checkups and said the crown wobbled, but nothing was spotted. I’m guessing an implant or two may now be required and would like your opinion on the rest of my teeth.

May 26th, 2011 at 08:47 PM
Aubrey Says :

My husband has been told that he needs a 6 unit bridge because of recurring abcesses under the old bridge. He has been quoted £1700 and been told that it is not available on the nhs even though it’s the top front row is this correct? He is so much pain and has had a couple of trips to the hospital to drain abcesses. At those times he’s had to take a week at a time of sick. Up to now he’s had six abcesses and at times has been in incredible pain but we cannot afford that kind of money any suggestions?

June 1st, 2011 at 08:47 PM
Ainsley Says :

After two root canal dental treatments have wrotten away i have been left with no choice but to have a large moler on each side of my mouth removed and have been advised as i am only 26, that dental implants are the only answer, i have heard good things about your practice and would love to have a consultation with yourselves to see if you are able to help me and how muchit would cost many thanks in advance

June 1st, 2011 at 08:47 PM
Cadence Says :

I’ve 4 missing teeth,2 top right, 2 bottom left, 1 of which has only just been removed following decay under a crown. would like implants, but am concerned around costs and whether there is enough bone, as 3 teeth have been missing for a number of years. What does you free consultation involve? I’mlooking for a “whether it’s feasible and the total cost”. Many thanks

June 1st, 2011 at 08:47 PM
Angelina Says :

I was wondering about the cost of dental implants. I have one upper side tooth missing and the tooth next to this has a deep infection. Its now been decided that the tooth will need removing. What do you suggest. Thank you.

June 2nd, 2011 at 08:47 PM
Katherine Says :

i had a fall last year which was not my fault i read on one of the implants websites that some dentists can consider treatment on the nhs when i asked my dentist they said it only applies to cancer patients which is correct

June 2nd, 2011 at 08:47 PM
Hayden Says :

Thanks for your question. Unfortunately I don’t provide dental implants within the NHS so am unable to give advice on what cases qualify for treatment on an NHS basis. Regards.

June 29th, 2011 at 08:47 PM
Zaire Says :

Firstly I would like to start by assuring you, that there are ways to improve your situation and get you smiling again. As you are not currently working, and are on benefits you will probably be exempt from charges at your local NHS dental practice. In order to register with your local NHS practice, I would encourage you to view the NHS choices website http://www.nhs.uk , on the left hand side you will see a section entitled ‘Find and choose services’ by inputting your postcode, this should give you a list of your local NHS dental practices. If you are struggling to find an NHS practice who are taking on new patients, you should contact your local PCT (Primary Care Trust) or NHS direct on 08 45 46 47 and ask if there is a waiting list for your area which you can join. I know that this first step of getting an appointment must be daunting for you, but it could signal the start of a whole new and happier stage in your life. I am sure that your partner and your children will support you when they realise how much it pains you and that you are trying to change things.

September 19th, 2011 at 08:47 PM
Marcella Says :

My 2 year old daughter – she has decay on upper front teeth. She refuses to open mouth while brushing. The enamel on upper front teeth has also partially eroded, and we can see yellow/brown on upper part of teeth. This caused great concern. What’s the best thing to do? Is it possible to put sealant on them to stop further decay? How to stop decay? How to brush her teeth if she makes it impossible to open her mouth. Can the dentist put some shield on decayed teeth?

September 19th, 2011 at 08:47 PM
Rey Says :

Please take her to see a paediatric dentist who can advise you on the best way forward. Regards

January 25th, 2012 at 08:47 PM
emma Says :

Hi I was in a induced coma for 2 months with pnemonia and the nurses didnt clean my teeth the hole time and since then I’ve got 4 holes and staining .I’ve tryed everythink to get rid of the stains but whatever I use it makes it worse than before.I’m on benifits because no one will emoy me and I try not to smile because I know people judge me and don’t ask.I also have 2 young children and I want to make friends and. Work but no one will give me a chance. I’ve got an dentist appointment on Tuesday but I don’t know if he would be able to treat me on the nhs please help thank you

March 16th, 2012 at 08:47 PM
Katelynn Says :

Hello , I was wondering how do you choose the actual colour for the crown after you have had an implant? I obviously want it to be as close a match to my teeth as possible, but was also considering teeth whitening after the procedure. What do you think? Is it best if I have the tooth whitening before my crown is fitted? thank you for your time and for reading and answering my message

April 2nd, 2012 at 08:47 PM
Patrick Says :

I am 20yrs old. All my teeth is rotten. I met a dentist just few months ago and he told me there’s nothin he can do about it. He just used something dat looked like water to wash my teeth, yet no changes. I am afraid. This teeth is making me reserved and inferior in public. Pls help me

August 20th, 2012 at 08:47 PM
ben keszthelyi-mason Says :

I am 15 and my back teeth have gone black I am realy down and can’t sleep I don’t want them to come out but it hurts when I eat sweet stuff I just don’t no what to do and if I have them pulled out I no my mum and dad won’t pay for fake teeth

August 21st, 2012 at 08:47 PM
rox Says :

Hi I have 2 holes in my front teeth and gaps, my teeth have also got bad decay!how would they fix this

October 23rd, 2012 at 08:47 PM
Trever Says :

Hi, I have recently started recovering from my 2 year battle with throat cancer. My teeth are in a horrid state, many are cracked, severely decayed and yellow. I read that you help with cancer sufferers? I want to get back on my feet again and feel I need a brand new smile, I have had to have 4 teeth extracted and due to have crown work and bonding. How can I get in touch with you to arrange treatment for my missing teeth? I like in Leicester too, this is why I have decided to get in touch with you, I await your reply,

October 23rd, 2012 at 08:47 PM
Alma Says :

Please contact the practice on 0116 2760619 and we’ll be happy to arrange a free consultation.

November 6th, 2012 at 08:47 PM
Lee Says :

My crown came out , unfortunately I didn’t realise the importance of getting it back to my dentist asap, so some weeks lapsed before I went,its a back tooth but still noticeable .My dentist couldn’t get it back in, and took some X-rays to see what was causing it. Anyway she says they cant get it back in, and my only option is a plate of 2 teeth. I absolutely hate the idea of false teeth .Is there no other option?

November 6th, 2012 at 08:47 PM
Karla Says :

There could be many options open to you. Please come for a consultation so we can assess your condition properly and figure out what may be suitable for you. Were you offered a dental implant solution?

December 2nd, 2012 at 08:47 PM
dave Says :

over the last several yrs ive slowly lost almost all my top set of teeth and my front bottom teeth are severely decayed and lose im gettin very depressed because of it and cant eat properly as a cant bite into anything and as a result my health is deteriorating and i lost a considerable amount of weight basically ive not been to a dentist in many yrs because of bad experiences when i was a child and as a result was frightened of going back since. ok its my fault there in this awful mess now but i need something doing now before i lose anymore weight, self confidence or fall deeper into depression! i currently work but on a low income and rarely have money to spare after my out goings, i live in birmingham in the uk and if anyone can help me or advice me where to go or who to contact for free help it would be fantastic…thanks

February 4th, 2013 at 08:47 PM
kelly carpenter Says :

I have rotten teeth and someone broke off and u need to get them. Fix

February 10th, 2013 at 08:47 PM
joe mends Says :

i used to have nice and white teeth, but in my adulthood the shape and size of my teeth is urgly and the colour under turning black. what is the cause of my problem and how can it be traeted?

February 23rd, 2013 at 08:47 PM
richard Says :

well i am 23 and have really bad teeth i am so ashamed of my self and feel so down about it i cant even talk to people cause i hate my teeth i feel so sick within my self i am depressed it gets to the point that i dont want to live anymore i need help i just want to be able to smlie again and not be ashamed to look at people please can someone help me?

April 7th, 2013 at 08:47 PM
ellen Says :

my teeth have been rotting since i was 11.my first cavity was when i was 11.to make a long story short,ive never had any dental insurance my entire life.i have good oral hygene.i m missing about 12 teeth.i have bit and parts of teeth.and what few teeth i have left are rotting.i lost my first tooth when i was 14.that was the tooth that started to rot when i was 11.i always have an infection.i use to floss as well.i dont anymore because pieces of teeth fall out.like i said i have good oral hygene and i brush 3 times a day.my gums are actually very good.i have gone through some horrific pain throughout years.i cant even begin to describe the pain and infections.the pain was so bad i was at a delusional point and suicidal.i have 3 grown children.since i never had insurance ,i worked hard to provide them with dental care.they are grown now.ages 30.23 and 18.both except the 18 year ol have insurance.both the oldest ones have beautiful teeth .my youngest whos 18 has had so many problems.she was also born with 4 absent teeth.(no adult teeth under the baby) shes already lost a baby with no adukt tooth to replace.she also had an accident when she was 13 and smashed her front teeth.she lost 3/4 of a front tooth as well.i was able to help her at the time.but she needed so much more work i could not afford.havin g bad teeth has effected my entire life.i never pursued any dreams.i never go out and taliking to people,lets just say i avoid that.you wont find any pictures of me or togethe with my kids.ive lived a lonley and sheltered life because of my rotton teeth.now i have to watch my 18 year old suffer.i cant help her anymore,she works partime and goes to college.by the time she able to earn a good living her mouth of teeth will be gone and im afraid it will hold her back in life like me.ive been treated so differnt by people and when i took my children to the dentist i was treaim ted like scum.during and after my pregnancies my teeth always got so horribly worse.im almost 48 now and i feel my life is over.

April 24th, 2013 at 08:47 PM
sean Says :

I have several teeth that have rotted due to my lack of care or self respect for my self in my younger years now I don’t smile I avoid photos I try not speak if I can help it.i work in a low paid job around take home of £1000 a month and I realy am desperate for help how to get my smile and confidence back it actualy makes me feel suicidle when I think of my horrible smile please help

May 19th, 2013 at 08:47 PM
claire chester Says :

please can you help me I used to be a drug addict but have been clean two years now but was on a methodone script im now wanting my teeth sorted they have improved a lot with my floosing mouthwahing but they are still bad ive a denture and bridge front and denture at the bottom but black is coming on top of gum where the bridge is and my own two teeth are starting to loosen I suffer from realy bad aniexty and worry with panic attacks and teach my 11 year old son how its important to look after your teeth I knoe my only two teeth that r mine are losing im thinking could I get all dentures or crowns if it helps me I have seen my dentist who just done some bonding and cleaning but im thinking I might be more happier with bridges or dentures or crowns and will my 10 year old bridge that’s going black fall out this realy is causing me so much stress I don’t know how to start

June 26th, 2013 at 08:47 PM
christine Says :

Hi I have servre bad teeth and scared of dentists could you please give me some advise of what to do I realy want to get them back how they used to look

August 14th, 2013 at 08:47 PM
Jamie Says :

Hi. I’m 14 & I have black stuff on my front teeth. I don’t like smiling & laughing in front of my friends cause I think they will see my teeth. I had good teeth until I start playing game, eating junk food & not brushing my teeth & I just want to be the old me but I can’t afford surgey on my teeth. So could you help me?

February 7th, 2014 at 08:47 PM
LuAnn Says :

I have a son who has trouble with his teeth since he was a baby. We had his teeth fixed with silver crowns. Now he’s 22 years old. And did not take care of his teeth and would not go to the dentist after experience he had with his baby teeth. He was so afraid . Now he has all bad teeth. To the point of having to have a lot removed. We do not have or can afford insurance at this time. My husband got hurt on his job and had two surgeries and still cannot work. Do you know of any place that can help us? Also would like to know if what I heard is true. If your front four teeth get infective that it could get in blood system and go to your brain and this could be very serious. Please let be know if this is true. Thank you

May 13th, 2014 at 08:47 PM
Meagan Says :

My teeth are disgusting…my gums are swollen…help me

May 25th, 2014 at 08:47 PM
Nicky Broom Says :

Hell i am 29 years old and have not been to a dentist in over 10 years and my teeth are all broken, rotted and i have holes everywhere, i cant eat properly and have problems talking to people because i dont want them to see my discusting teeth, all i want is to smile again and would love a message from a dentist to say they are willing to help me otherwise cant see it ever getting sorted, i am in a mess

June 5th, 2014 at 08:47 PM
tracy Says :

Hi my son is 7 years old and all his teeth are bad holes in them what can i do

June 5th, 2014 at 08:47 PM
mark Says :

Hi my teeth are bad they have all fell out i don’t know if its because i smoke they look horrible i only have a few at the front what advice would you give me

June 5th, 2014 at 08:47 PM
tracy Says :

Hi my son is 7 years old and all his teeth are bad holes in them what can i do and he wont brush them he has learning difficulties and slight autisum

June 5th, 2014 at 08:47 PM
mark Says :

Hi i have all bad teeth most of them have fell out they look horrible and they are bad what can i do and they are chipped

June 5th, 2014 at 08:47 PM
tracy Says :

Hi my son is 7 years old and he has got all holes in the top row of his teeth they look like they are all bad he wont brush his teeth he has learning difficulties and slight autism

June 5th, 2014 at 08:47 PM
mark Says :

Hi my teeth are all bad and they are rotten they have mostly chipping away i get lots of tooth ache

July 12th, 2014 at 08:47 PM
Sonia Odonnell Says :

I have bad teeth and has a adult I’ve got asthma which inhalers for and also steroids having taking them ive got low calcium ive got denture in butcant them got. No confidence at all please help looking at getting a bridge

September 9th, 2014 at 08:47 PM
sarah Says :

hi, i,m in south yorkshire and i,m looking to get help or advice where to go to sort out and fix my teeth for me..i have a unsightly broken tooth on my lower jaw nr to the front and have partial denture for my lower back jaw, i have problems now with my confidence due to this aswell as not being able to chew which is leading to other problems now because of my poor diet, i am working part time so i am wondering if there are any lower cost dentists available in my area who would be able to help and do the work needed …thanks in advance

July 16th, 2015 at 08:47 PM
lisa Says :

I’m 35 years old and I use to have the perfect, beautiful, straight, pearly white teeth that people yearn to have. One of my best traits is my smile. However, within the past year or 2, my teeth have gone way down hill. I use to use over the counter whitening systems that I recently found out actually rots ur teeth from the inside out, I also brushed my teeth hard, which took the enamel off, I was on meds before that caused dry mouth and I drink a lot of mt. Dew. So, the combination just destroyed my teeth. I now look like a meth head. I dont want to even look in the mirror these days. Smiling isn’t an option and when I do laugh or smile, I cover my mouth with my hand or put my head down. I use to be so proud of my teeth. Now, the dentist says all my top teeth have to be pulled and I need a denture. I’ve seen so many people that look goofy in dentures and I don’t want to look like that while I’m still young.i can’t afford implants, is there n e thing out there cheaper yet similar to implants ? I need some serious help. I would even pay the fortune I would cost to get implants but I would have to do a payment plan and my credit is shot so I can’t get accepted for payments. Does n e one no of n e way around the credit history? Or other options I might have? I am in Minnesota and id give n e thing to just have my smile back and my confidence.

October 11th, 2015 at 08:47 PM
emma duttz Says :

Wow, I now feel so much better just knowing I’m not the only one in this predicament. Although I do have 2 strong front teeth and a few other ok teeth but the back ones are awful due to bad lifestyle,drug addiction and sheer lack of care has left me with receding gums and now I’m struggling cos there are teeth on the bottom row that are so wobbly, its only gonna takes a wrong bitd of food and its out and then it will leave me with no teeth on the bottom row past the 4 main bottom teeth. I now wont be able to smile at all. I couldn’t smile much anyway but now its getting desperate. I’m actually a singer and having to hide it is too much. I’m so sad and need a solution. I can pay bit by bit as I do work but I’m in n Devon and gv

Leave a Reply