Posts Tagged ‘dentist advice’

I Was Unable To Wear My Retainer During Military Training, And My Teeth Moved Back. How Much Will It Be To Fix?

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

Hi, Dr Hughes. I wore braces for two years, then had them taken off, and started wearing retainers until I went to basic military training. I had to take off my retainers because you are not allowed to wear them in basic military training. I had only worn them for six months before I went, and then after basic military training my teeth had kind of moved back or got jacked up a little. How much would it cost me to get them straightened with braces again? I’m pretty sure there’s not that much work needed on it and it should only take six months or less? I hope you can answer my query for me. Thanks in advance.

Dr Mark Hughes Harley Street Dental Studio 52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY Web: Tel: 020 7636 5981 View My Profile Dr Hughes

My Crown Felt Too High, So My Dentist Filed Down the Tooth Above It. Is This the Correct Procedure?

Friday, September 5th, 2014

I recently had a new crown fitted and immediately felt it was too high. It is also much deeper (front to back) than my other teeth. My dentist asked “does it feel too high?” and when I answered yes, she checked it by asking me to bite down and move my teeth from side to side on a strip of paper, said “I’ll adjust it”, and then proceeded to file down the tooth immediately above it – without informing me first. The filed tooth is root-filled and is mainly filling anyway so it didn’t hurt, but is this normal procedure if a crown is too high? It seems all wrong to me and the filed tooth is now shorter than the corresponding one on the other side. Surely any filing should have been done to the crown?

Dr Mark Hughes Harley Street Dental Studio 52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY Web: Tel: 020 7636 5981 View My Profile Dr Hughes

Is It Common Practice To Pay All Of The Money Upfront And If So Is There Some Sort Of Guarantee Of Completion/Workmanship?

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

Hello Dr Moore. Thanks to this website I believe I have found a fantastic cosmetic dentist and am looking forward to having my treatment done. I just had one last question about paying for the treatment; Is it common practice to pay all of the money up-front and if so is there usually some sort of guarantee of work completion/workmanship? Are you asked to sign a contract? Thanks for your help and advice in advance. 

Dr Andrew Moore Advance Dental Clinic 104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG Web: Tel: 08443 87 87 88 View My Profile Dr Moore

I Can’t Sleep As My Tooth Is Really Painful. Do You Know What Is Causing This?

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

Good morning. I just want to ask how I could release the pain in my tooth because inside my right front tooth it’s really painful I can’t even touch it because it’s so painful and it’s affecting the others sometimes? I haven’t slept all night because of the pain the only way to reduce the pain is when I drink cold water and take Ibuprofen but most of the time it doesn’t work. Do you have any idea why this is? Do I need to see my dentist? Many thanks, I really hope you can help me Dr Gambroudes.

Dr Marcus Gambroudes Changing Faces Dentistry & Facial Rejuvenation, 51 Station Road Knowle House Knowle Solihull B93 0HN Web: Tel: 01564 320 024 View My Profile Dr Gambroudes

Hi Dr Patel, I’m 14 And Would Really Like To Become A Dentist. What Subjects Do I Need To Aim For To Achieve This?

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

Hi, Dr Patel. I want to ask you something. I’m 14 years old and I would really like some kind of a guide to achieving a degree in dentistry, such as the type of subjects I would need to study and what levels in each subject to get? At the minute I have picked: Triple Science, French, Business Studies, Maths, English, and Geography would you say some of these subjects will help me? Also I would like to know what A-LEVEL levels I need to get to be allowed to take the dentistry course because in so interested in becoming a dentist. I so hope you can help me, thank you in advance.

Dr Riten Patel The Mulberry 18 Ashley Road, Walton on Thames Surrey, KT12 1HS Web: Tel: 01932 223 479 View My Profile Dr Patel

Hello Doctor, I Want To Know If Any Remaining Decay Can Cause Health Problems In Later Life.

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

Hello Doctor, I have a bit of a weird one for you. Basically when I was very young, I didn’t clean my teeth properly and this led to decay in my mouth. I had a few teeth taken out as a child when suffering from severe toothache. Into my teenage years I began cleaning properly and everything, still had to have a few fillings and I think we were on the way to making my teeth strong enough for braces. The top row is quite crooked and one of my front teeth overlaps another. Recently I have had no toothache but am worried about the state of my mouth and want to get it fixed. What problems might I have in later life if there is still some sort of remaining decay that I don’t know about? Are there any serious health risks? I look forward to reading your response. Cheers.

Dr Riten Patel The Mulberry 18 Ashley Road, Walton on Thames Surrey, KT12 1HS Web: Tel: 01932 223 479 View My Profile Dr Patel

Will I Get An Infection After My Dentist Put Cotton Wool In My Root Canal?

Monday, September 16th, 2013

Hello, I need some advice, Dr Shaffie. I had a root canal done by my general dentist and while in the process of getting it done she placed a piece of cotton wool inside my tooth and covered it with a hard substance. Now my tooth is throbbing and killing me and when I bite down I feel something moving away in my tooth and it’s very painful. I asked around and I was told she was not supposed to use cotton and I that this could cause some kind of infection. I was told to go to the emergency room immediately and have them remove the cotton to avoid tooth infection. Is this really true?

Dr Hussein Shaffie The Sandford Dental Implant and Cosmetic Centre 306 Broadway, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 8AA Web: Tel: 02083037051 Email: [email protected] View My Profile Dr Shaffie

2 Days After My Root Canal Treatment And I Can’t Bite Down, Is This Normal?

Monday, August 12th, 2013

Hi Mark, I have recently had a root canal that did not bother me at all. I just had another one that is right next to the first one. It did have pain in it before the root canal. It is 2 days after the root canal and it feels like the inside is tender and if I bite down on it ( even a little bit ) it feels like the rods are being pushed. During the procedure it felt as if the doctor pushed past the canal. Could this be why it has some pain? If so should i be worried and call the doctor? If this is normal how long will it last? I’m not sure what I should do and I don’t want to pester my dentist as he is a very busy man! It just doesn’t feel the same as it did last time. Any help would be great, thank you for your time. Regards. 

Dr Mark Hughes Harley Street Dental Studio 52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY Web: Tel: 020 7636 5981 View My Profile Dr Hughes

My Dentist Has Advised Me To Wait For My Crown To Fall Out, Is That All She Can Really Do?

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

Hi Dr Hughes, can you help me with something please? My crown is a nhs 1 it is loose and it has been for a while. but i have been to my dentist twice recently as it is loose but she wants to wait to see if it will just fall out because she could not pull it out what will happen i think it doesn’t fit well also i can see a small bit of the gum above the crown and i find it quite embarrassing would there be anything else my dentist could offer me if this crown is going to give me problems? i want it replacing really as i feel this would be the best course of action but as i said my dentist wants to wait and see if it”ll just fall out. is this good advice? i cannot eat properly and i don’t like smiling anymore because of it, it’s really starting to get me down and feel very self conscious.  please help any advice would be very much appreciated! 

Dr Mark Hughes Harley Street Dental Studio 52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY Web: Tel: 020 7636 5981 View My Profile Dr Hughes

Will The Pain From My Cracked Tooth Become Unbearable?

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013


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!

Dr Safeer Butt S3 Dental – Synergistic Smile Studios Clinics in Kent, Surrey & Sussex Web: Tel: 020 8398 6322 View My Profile Dr Butt