Posts Tagged ‘gum disease’

What is the best option for my husband’s weak teeth?

Monday, July 11th, 2011
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My fiance has very weak teeth. He is only 32 and now has to have a plate for one of his front teeth that had been capped but the tooth continued to rot underneath. He has good oral hygiene and does not want to end up with false teeth. Is there anything that you can recommend? We have considered veneers but I am concerned the tooth will continue to decay underneath which will ultimately require extraction anyway. Is there perhaps an alternative? We are getting married in December and would love to have this resolved.

Kind regards 


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Dr Rob Tennet

St Johns Dental Practice
18 Bennett’s Hill, Birmingham, B2 5QJ
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Could the problems with my gums be cancerous?

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011
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Hello Doctor 

my lower gum at the front hurts also the back of my gum is swelled and my teeth hurt.my gum around my tooth was rotting my gum was coming away from my tooth and fkaking away and my breath started to smell so i used mouth wash and it cleared up a little but is still there.but my gum is still the same.can u please help as i had a friend who new some one and they got cancer in there jaw.i dont know wot else i can tell u. thank you for your time and any help you can give 


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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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I have just lost my tooth to gum recession, how can I stop this happening again?

Friday, June 17th, 2011
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Having recently lost a tooth due to gum recession I’d like to know of any health supplements that would encourage gum / bone regeneration or , failing that , that would prevent further loss.
Dental advice over the years has failed to indicate such problems – both NHS and private practices – leading to a painful and worrying situation in which I have lost a perfectly healthy tooth ( I looked at it after extraction ) due to gum and bone erosion and found out – all of a sudden – that there is a major problem. hope you can help, 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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I had a very bad reaction to implants and have been told that I may have to wear dentures, what are my options?

Monday, May 16th, 2011
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Dear Dr. Glaister
I had an implant of one of my front teeth because one of the posts from my front bridge decayed and actually worked its way out through the back of my bridge which was following 2 years of trying to treat this by my dentist with cleaning, etc. I subsequently had the bridge removed (only 2 of the teeth, one tooth was left from the bridge) and had the root of the decayed tooth extracted. I was then given three options, one being an implant with an abutment, a bridge filing down a 4th tooth or a denture. I opted for the implant, as I thought this was the best option at the beginning of October 2009. I had to have a bone graft as the dentist commented after performing the implant that my bone wasn’t particularly good. I have had my third check up today and have been told that it doesn’t appear to have taken and although I have another check up at the beginning of February, it is likely that I will have to have it removed. I had a very bad reaction when the implant was initially done, a very swollen face and couldn’t face it again. I asked what would happen and was told by the dentist that I could redo the implant(!!) or resign myself to dentures! I am not very pleased about this, apart from parting with £1,000, as I was never advised that it might fail. If I had been told this, I might have chosen a different avenue. Could you advise me please?


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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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What advice can you give me on periodontal cleaning and root canal surgery?

Monday, May 16th, 2011
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1. I was checked at dentist office recently and I have been told that I have gum disease. Do I need arestin put in pockets if my preiodental desease from1mm to 4mm,most of them 1mm-2mm? can they just do professional cleaning and tooth planning without using atibiotics? I was told that I need to pay almost $1300 for antibiotics and $700 for cleaning.
2. How soon I need to put crown over tooth w/root canal?
3. What is the best over counter whitening kit and best toothpaste?
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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Why is the Gap in my teeth becoming wider?

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011
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Hi Dr Verma,
I am very depressed with my front upper teeth. I am 37 year old, and have over the year realised that my front upper teeth have started to widen apart, and the right front upper is started to move outer leave so much gap (similar to Picture 1 from your album below). the same gap have started on the lower front. My question is how to bring them together, and how much its likely to cost me for both upper and lower. I have been to my local dentist and when asked about this all they seem to say is its all age related, my gums have started to shift up which allows the teeth to move. I do get a lot of pain in the mornings as i come to realise that my tongue has probably pushed onto them, and also if i try to bite an apple i get pain straight away, please can you advise. Many thanks


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Dr Sunita Verma

Sparkle Dental Boutique
311 Boston Road, Hanwell, London, W7 2AT
Web: www.sparkledentalboutique.co.uk Tel: 020 8567 4344

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I want my teeth straightening.

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011
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Dr Hughes

Is it possible to have my teeth straightened through what I think maybe gum disease.
Some have become loose and I had extensive work done when younger to straighten them, but they are out of alignment on the left side and two of my teeth on the bottom have fallen backwards
My gums bleed when brushing and I seem to be producing excessive saliva and it is all very uncomfortable and looks awful
Can you please advise?
I understand there is a procedure where the gums are actually lifted, the gums treated and teeth are put right whilst the gums are lifted – is there such a procedure available?


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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Gaps have formed in teeth and caused pain. What can I do?

Thursday, April 21st, 2011
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Dr. Safeer i am 48 years old male having the some problems in my upper teeth. Some gapes occurred on both the sides of my teeth. Food particles cause severe pain. when i clean this by tooth picks or thread pain subside very quicly. i brush two times daily after my lunch and dinner. plz advice what to do . reaching mumbai 0n 02/05/2011


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Dr Safeer Butt

S3 Dental – Synergistic Smile Studios
Clinics in Kent, Surrey & Sussex
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I was told I would loose all my teeth to periodontal disease, what do you advise?

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011
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I was diagnosed with severe periodontal disease at 38 and was told that I would lose all my teeth soon. My teeth were lose and I did not have much bone mass. My dentist said it could have been caused by stress, genetics etc. I have been really depressed as my teeth have moved out of alignment, I cannot bite anything with my front teeth due to an extreme overbite. I rarely smile anymore. I have been told that the best option is to remove my teeth (even though they are healthy below the gum) and to wear dentures. I have come around to this idea. However, I would like cosmetic dentures fixed with mini denture implants but I cannot afford this. Is there anyway that I can get funding for this as I cannot bite, I do not smile and I am depressed as I was told i will loose all my teeth when I was 38. I am now 43 and my hands are tied as I cannot afford to do anything about it. Please help!

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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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What can I do to prevent plaque build-up on teeth with periodontal conditions?

Monday, April 11th, 2011
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I am 69 years old and have quite severe gum disease. I brush my teeth twice daily and floss before going to bed every night. I go to the dentist every six months but can’t prevent plaque building up. It’s getting to the point where my lower teeth will have to be removed. Can I do anything to save them at this stage?


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Dr Sunita Verma

Sparkle Dental Boutique
311 Boston Road, Hanwell, London, W7 2AT
Web: www.sparkledentalboutique.co.uk Tel: 020 8567 4344

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