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Hi, I Have A Crack In My Tooth Which Has Had A Filling Put On It. I Still Think My Gum Is Infected. Should I Get A Second Opinion Or Wait Till It Heals?

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014
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Hi, I emailed you regarding an infection I had in my gum. I have now realised that the problem I was having was due to a crack in my tooth. The crack was located on my upper front tooth near the gum. The tooth was sensitive to hot and cold temperature, there was pressure in the tooth and there was swelling of the gum. I was taking antibiotics from the doctor but the gum is still swollen slightly. It used to get irritated but the irritation has gone. I went to see my dentist who filled it with a filling. She didn’t seem to know much about cracked teeth. I had this done today and when I had it the pressure seemed to have reduced but as I’m putting pressure on that tooth, the pressure is still there but less than before. I was thinking that the gum needs time to heal because as the tooth was cracked and food was getting inside the gum causing an infection, it didn’t get a chance to heal. Could this mean the pulp is damaged? Should I wait for it to heal or get a second opinion? Thanks.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
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How Effective Are Braces Over A Bridge, And Will The Movement Of Teeth Be Restricted ?

Monday, September 2nd, 2013
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Hi Dr. Andrew, I am wondering, if you could possibly advise me on my current dental condition. I am 24 and have a bridge on my upper four front teeth (the central and lateral incisors, as I believe they are called) as I had an accident and lost a central incisor and cracked the lateral. Now I wish to have orthodontic treatment on both my lower teeth and upper, as I have crooked teeth on the lower and an overbite (overjet) somewhat caused by the bridge. I wanted to ask how effective the braces would be over a bridge as the movement of the teeth underneath might be restricted by the bridge. What solution do you recommend? Thanks for your help.


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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I Need My Teeth Straightened After A Fight But I’m Worried They Might Crack, Could This Happen?

Monday, September 2nd, 2013
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Hiya,

Let me first start by saying how it started, a few years ago when I was 16, I got into a fight and got punched in the mouth, it landed on my front upper tooth and now it’s been pushed back, it’s not major problem but I would like it straightened again so it will line up with the rest of my teeth, the only problem is that I am worried about is if there is crack across the centre of the tooth, would it still be able to be straightened? The crack isn’t major but it’s still there and I worry everyday that if I bite into something hard it could crack completely. Any help and advice will be appreciated, obviously I will not attempt to straighten it myself, I just want to know if it’s worth me making a trip to a cosmetic dentist?

Thanks.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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What Choices Are Available To Me, Regarding A Cracked Tooth?

Friday, June 14th, 2013
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Hi Doctor Patel. I wondered if you could help me? Unfortunately, I have cracked one of my teeth (bottom row, right at the back). The crack is across the top of the tooth but it is not causing me any pain at the moment. I know if I don’t get it seen to it could become infected or it may even die.  I have made a dentist appointment but I wanted to know what choices should be available to me? I would like to know because I know cosmetic work can be quite costly. So I need to know how much money I am likely to be paying. I also work, so it would be great to know how many appointments I’ll have to make in order to have this problem fixed. Thank you for your time. 


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Dr Riten Patel

The Mulberry
18 Ashley Road, Walton on Thames Surrey, KT12 1HS
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Will The Pain From My Cracked Tooth Become Unbearable?

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013
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Hello,

I had some work done on my right front tooth 2-3 years ago.

After that work I noticed a slight pain in that tooth.

The last week that pain has gotten worse.

I’m worried cause today is the Queens birthday long weekend and my dentist is closed.

Is this pain going to get unbearable?

I did notice that I have a cracked bottom right tooth which when I bite hard hits my right tooth.

I go to the gym and when I work out I tend to bite hard. So I don’t know whether it is something I am doing, grinding or pressuring the tooth too much or whatever. Tooth pain is horrendous though and I’d like to avoid it as much as I possibly can!


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Dr Safeer Butt

S3 Dental – Synergistic Smile Studios
Clinics in Kent, Surrey & Sussex
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I had crown treatment months ago and my tooth is very painful, what is causing this?

Monday, August 20th, 2012
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I had a crown put on about a year and half ago, straight after I was in pain and had to take anti biotics. It has never really felt right since, but then the tooth next to it needed a crown, so that was done. The first one carried on hurting over the months so I asked dentist to take the crown off. He did and tried to put another one on, but it was too painful so I asked hon to leave it off for a while. The pain is shill bad burning and aching all the time. It hurts more when I lay down at night. He did another root canal on it but it has made no difference. What should I do now please as dentist says it can only be one of the teeth needing root canal, but I am in so much agony around the gum and bit of tooth that is left and it’s hurting my jaw as well I think. Thank you.


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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My tooth has developed two cracks, will I have to have it removed?

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011
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Hi Mark,
One of my back teeth which has had a filling for years has now developed 2 cracks on the inside about 3mm apart. The cracks run vertically from the end of the tooth to 3/4 up the tooth towards the gum line. I can move this piece of tooth if i push it hard with my tongue although it is still held fairly ridgedly in place. If this piece were to fall out looking at the inside of the tooth i would be left iwth 2 pieces of the side wall of the tooth left and right with with a visible filling in the middle. My friend says i will be able to use the tooth like this because if i visited a dentist he would extract it straight away. Would this be the case.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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My tooth is really sensitive after having a crown fitted, what should I do?

Friday, June 17th, 2011
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Hello Doctor, 

I recently had a porcelain cap fitted to a molare, as the tooth weakened and cracked. Unfortunately the dentist did not fit the tooth right into the gum now my mouth feels as though it is “alive” I cannot touch it without leaping in the air and it throbs for ages afterwards – it is the most horrendous tooth ache! i have tried sensitive tooth based rubbed around the gum edge – but it is not working. Is this normal? What can I do? Thank you for your time 

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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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My damaged two front teeth have been fixed but are discoloured, what can I do?

Monday, April 4th, 2011
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When I was younger I fell of a swing and damaged my 2 front teeth. My right tooth is half real and half fake andis stained along the crack between the real and fake bit. My left tooth died so I had a route canal (i think) and had it covered (my dentist recently said this was a venner?) but my tooth still looks very grey through the venner and my teeth don’t match. I really don’t like my smile anymore and I’m getting married soon. What would you suggest needs to be done and is there anyway it won’t cost tons of money? I feel the dentists should have done a better job when I was younger. Thank you!


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Dr Sunita Verma

Sparkle Dental Boutique
311 Boston Road, Hanwell, London, W7 2AT
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My front toot has cracked, can this be repaired or do I need an implant?

Monday, April 4th, 2011
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my front toot has cracked, can this be repaired or do I need an implant


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Dr Sunita Verma

Sparkle Dental Boutique
311 Boston Road, Hanwell, London, W7 2AT
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