Posts Tagged ‘extraction’

Should We Extract My Daughter’s Erupted Canines?

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013
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My 14 year old daughter’s two upper canines have erupted to full size in front and above the lateral incisors. All other teeth, on both sides of the upper arch, (central incisors through to premolars and molars) are well aligned with no gaps. Is it best to extract the canines, or extract the premolars and pull the canines into the spaces? The canines are bigger than the premolars, so would be a tight fit, and they would have to travel a long distance presenting a risk that good alignment would not be achieved. Extracting the canines would seem the simplest option with all other teeth being OK. But is it OK to lose these important teeth?


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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Can My Teeth Be Restored With Cosmetic Work Rather Than Being Extracted?

Monday, April 29th, 2013
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I went to my dentist this week as I have 2 decayed upper left 7&8,  a missing lower left 3 and missing up left 4. My front right 1 has a distal chip right down the edge. I am very embarrassed of my teeth an am getting married in August. I asked my dentist if she could do me some veneers or crowns or bridges and all she said she would do is extract I really don’t want this.i am a NHS patient and don’t know where to turn now. I don’t want to lose any more
teeth. She wouldn’t even offer me composite fillings for my front teeth she just tried to push dentures and I do not want them. Can you suggest anything I can do? I’m so upset.


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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I Have A Gap In My Teeth, What Are My Treatment Options?

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013
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Hi I was wondering if I could get your expert opinion on a problem that I am currently facing , my front teeth has a lot of gaps this is because in my childhood I had calcium deficiency so my milk teeth fell at irregular intervals and the milk teeth were replaced by new teeth after what seemed to be a long time, my upper section of teeth are a bit protruding, I have already consulted a dentist and he has advised me to go for braces, but to go for that option I have to been told that I will need to extract some teeth which I am not ready to under go, due to the simple fact that it seems like it could be a daunting task and I have never had anything like that done in the past… I would be extremely grateful if you could  please suggest  me some alternative forms of treatment I could undergo which aren’t as petrifying. 


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Dr Kalpesh Bohara

The Dental Suite
27 Park Road, Loughborough, LE11 2ED
Web: www.dental-suite.co.uk  Tel: 01509 231144
3 Rutland Street, Leicester City Centre, LE1 1RB
Tel: 0116 312 0054

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How long after a tooth is removed can I have an implant?

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011
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Hi

I have had a lower left molar extracted about 7.5 weeks ago as it was cracked. My dentist says that an implant should be placed within 8 weeks of tooth extraction to eliminate bone shrinkage, however my CT scan done yesterday shows bone is still soft around the extraction area and requires more healing, but my dentist is saying that i can have a bone graft to place the abutment quickly as it is likely that the extraction site will not hold the abutment just yet as it is not healed enough. She also says i have to have a temporary bridge to prevent teeth drifting. The whole process seems very rushed to me and is costing £3500 in total which is very expensive. Could I not wait an extra month to eliminate bone grafting and to allow more healing which i need and then have the abutment? and not have a temporary Bridge at all? I just feel I’m being too rushed especially as I am due to go overseas with work for up to 1 year in a couple of weeks and have explained to my dentist i could get this done in Sydney rather than here in the UK once the area heals.


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Dr Rob Tennet

St Johns Dental Practice
18 Bennett’s Hill, Birmingham, B2 5QJ
Web: www.e-dentalpractice.co.uk

Will the space left after my extraction be filled?

Monday, July 11th, 2011
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Hello Doctor 

i am 23 yrs old. i have been recommended for 4 tooth extraction (4 pre molars) for the treatment of class 2 div 1 and sub div and moderately severe crowding with mandibular arch and braces for one and a half year. but am worried whether the space left out after extraction will b filled ?
what is the success rate of this treatment .
does age factor plays any role in this treatment.
and moreover i have to go for crowning of my upper incisor so whether it is done before braces or after braces when i get proper alignment thank you for your time 


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
Web: www.harleystreetdentalstudio.com Tel: 020 7636 5981

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My one year old fell and chipped his tooth, what should I do?

Friday, June 17th, 2011
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Hi! My son is 20 months old. He fell and chipped his 2 front teeth on Friday night. I consulted a pediatric dentist the next day. He didn’t file it as he thought it may traumatize my kid & recommended to return on Monday for the filing. He also prescribed an anti-biotic so that the teeth does not discolor, for which he says he’d have to do a root canal(!). I was wondering if the anti-biotic is actually necessary and whether my son would really need a root canal if the teeth discolors after some time.

Would appreciate a quick response.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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I’m scared of injections, is there an alternative?

Monday, May 23rd, 2011
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I have a top jaw tooth that has left the gum and is loose also the next tooth to it is a crown on a pin is also loose but not as much movement as the big tooth I took many years to get over my childhood fears of a dentist and have for a long time gone for checkups and hygenist visits twice a year. My dentist has said I would need a roof ingection for the extraction. I would like to know if there is any other way these teeth can be removed as I still remember the pain of this injection for another tooth a few years ago, and can not convince myself it will be different this time. hoping for some advice how to cope with this i.e. could I have a general I am 63 years old, and on blood pressure tablets.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
Web: www.harleystreetdentalstudio.com Tel: 020 7636 5981

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Leaking Crown filled with Gold! What can be done?

Monday, May 16th, 2011
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My crown on the last lower right molar was done about 10 years ago. One dentist told me it there could be problem with it but leave it alone if it’s not bothering you, another said it needed to be restored because there appeared to be leakage but I needed to see an endodontist.. I decided to restore it. A post had been placed in the tooth previous. Endodontist starts drilling and discovered the roots were filled with gold (can you believe it, gold) and the crown is like one unit and there is a risk of tooth breakage if they try to remove the crown. The attempt to remove the gold was futile and I was told just leave it alone. The tooth has a temporary patch. Of course I don’t want to lose my tooth. My osteoporosis makes pulling a tooth somewhat risker. The tooth was not bothing me and I hope it continues not to, but my fear is that it will develop decay. I need the crown filled now, can this be done? Is this the only solution?


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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Can scleroderma lead to problems in the future?

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011
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Hello Doctor Andrew Moore. Please can you assist with my question as soon as possible, Can scleroderma lead to problems in the freezing of the area needed to be frozen for a tooth extraction, to give you a relevant example: if it makes the injection site i.e. the gums thicker or harder or not able to spread the freezing material properly,  My mother has been given a referral to an oral surgeon for the extraction of two teeth in hospital under “local” I am greatly concerned that she may experience a lot of pain during the procedure because the freezing process is not properly distributed. I would be thankful if you can get back to me on this.


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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 want my awful tooth removing! What can be done?

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011
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I am a 27 yr old female who has hide my “extra tooth” as long as I possible can.. I cant tell you the last time I have been able to smile showing my teeth because this one tooth is so embarrasing to me.. I have great health insurance but unfortunelty not good enough because it will not cover a cent for braces to correct this tooth. The tooth is on the top, growing out of my gum. Besides the fact of it being embarrasing it is starting to cause pain.. My dentist refuses to remove it just keeps referring me to the orthodontist but theres no sense of visiting him again as he has already quoted me a fee and its just not affordable. I am a single mom who works full time and alls I want to be able to smile showing my teeth. Can you please tell me what you suggest I do so I can finally give my confidence the boost it needs/needed? I personally wish my dentist would surgically remove the tooth and place an implant in the space where the tooth was suppost to come down? Thank you for your time and your answer in advance. I look forward to hearing from you.


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Dr Sunita Verma

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