Posts Tagged ‘pain’

Why are my teeth so sensitive?

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011
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I have receeding gums and sensitive teeth.eg eating icecream one day is fine the next terrible pain. always have sensitve teeth even when i have not ate or drunk anything for a couple of hours.wake up in the morning sensitive teeth not painful but pain always in the background. dentist told me my brushing is perfect but i have to admit many years ago i use to scrub my teeth very very hard hence why they are probably the way they are. hospital told me to see my dentist soon so that he can put something on my gums and use a type of light on them which will happen in a couple of weeks then back to hospital in october to see how they are. hop you can help as i want them whitened.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
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I still have pain after root canal treatment.

Monday, July 11th, 2011
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had a root canal done wednesday. Had had a lot of pain b4 and a rather large lump which had started weeping pus b4 treatment. Worried that as i still have a small tender lump on the gum this treatment may be unsuccessful and the infection may not go. I am on antibiotics which finish in 4days time. What do you think ? this tooth had been playing me up for sometime but every-time i had an xray nothing ever showed up until the lump appeared. Thanks 


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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I am having pains in my tooth and my throat, what should I do?

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011
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I had a filling fall out about 6 months ago. There has been no pain. a week ago i bit down on a sandwhich and a piece went insude my tooth causing pain. After a couple days it was feeling better. About three days later late in the evening it started hurting while i was just sitting reading a book. The pain increased to the point i had to go to the ER. I was given Vicadin and Penicilin. Two days later I cannot open my mouth only about 1/2 an inch and it hurts to swallow. the tooth is not really causing me pain. What is going on and how do I make it better?


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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 brother lost two teeth in a car accident, could dental implants be the answer?

Friday, June 17th, 2011
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Hi Doctor Moore,

My brother was involved in a car crash 20 years ago which resulted in him losing his front two teeth and a titanium plate being inserted into the top palette of his mouth. Two front replacement teeth were drilled into the plate by the NHS at that time.

Twenty years later, he is very conscious that his teeth have moved and he now has a large gap between these front two teeth and the teeth on each side of these are crooked, discoloured and overlapping. His bottom teeth could do with some attention also. He does not smoke or have gum disease.

I keep encouraging him to get his teeth sorted but he’s concerned about a few things:
a) How painful or difficult would it be for him to have his teeth reconstructed under these circumstances?
b) The cost – could you give an indication of how much he would need to spend to correct all 4 teeth at the top of his mouth and correct a couple of crooked teeth at the bottom?
c) How long could he expect his teeth to last? He’s worried that, in his words, “once he starts messing”, he’ll have to continually fund replacement of any veneers or false teeth.

Thank you for answering my questions. I think it would transform his life if I could persuade him to take this step.

Kind regards


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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My gums have become swollen after cosmetic bonding, what can I do?

Monday, June 13th, 2011
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Hello Dr Moore
I had cosmetic bonding done 6 days ago to close minor gaps between the front teeth. Soon after that The gum tissue in one spot (Behind the two front teeth on the lingual side) swelled up and became painful. I went back to my dentist, he cleaned the surface where he applied the bonding material, which was painful, and gave me chlorhexidine rinse to rinse three times a day. There is some improvement but the area is still swallen and painful. My dentist said that if it does not get better he will need to do even deeper cleaning with local anesthesia. Things are not making sense to me. Why do I need deep cleaning after cosmetic bonding? What’s your opinion?
Thank you for your time


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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My tooth still hurts after an accident, is my best option root canal treatment?

Monday, June 6th, 2011
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Hello Mark, how long can it take for a damaged tooth ligament to settle. My front tooth does not seem to be recovering since the impact , which is almost four weeks ago. I still can’t bite down on it. Do you think Root Canal Treatment is my better option? X Rays show no sign of damage to the roots.
Could the pulp still be damaged? The tooth mostly hurts when I bite on it but does throb on and off through the day. 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 filling has fallen out twice and I am in a lot of pain, what do you suggest?

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011
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Hello Doctor 

i have recently had a filling done the first filling came out within three months,i went back they filled another,but im now suffering with alot of pain around the area,i went in as an emergency and they informed me that the filling was too high so they smoothed it over for me,however im still in pain they have informed me if continues it may be the nerves been damaged and would have to do an root canal is this necessar? and what has caused this? thank you very much for your time 


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Dr Sunita Verma

Sparkle Dental Boutique
311 Boston Road, Hanwell, London, W7 2AT
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Is it less painful to have a wisdom tooth extracted or root canal treatment?

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011
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Hi doctor,

My wisdom tooth has got infected. It’s on my upper left jaw. I visited a dentist today and she advised me tooth extraction to be performed in a week’s time. She also prescribed me Ammoxicillin (500mg) to be taken 3 times a day for one week. I am not sure if I should go for a root canal treatment or a tooth extraction. My exams are approaching so I want to go for a treatment which takes less time and gets me back on work asap. I would also like to know which one is a less painful procedure. I am 29, female. Please help.

Thanks, 


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Dr Sunita Verma

Sparkle Dental Boutique
311 Boston Road, Hanwell, London, W7 2AT
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Should I have a crown fitted even though I have some discomfort in that tooth?

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011
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Dear Dr , I have recently been advised by my dentist that I require a crown fitted on one of my back teeth, the tooth has already had a root filling about 9/10 years ago, I cannot recall ever having problems with the root filling but upon changing my dentist they have noticed that my root filling is actually broken at the bottom of one side (if that makes sense) this tooh was re filled and I have had discomfort in the area since the filling, they have advised that I should still go ahead with the crown, I am however concerned that after having the crown fitted the root breakage could give me trouble which could possibly lead to extra root work and another crown being required… which would be the best way forward in your opinion !!


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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