Posts Tagged ‘tooth decay’

I have tooth decay, if I improve my oral hygiene routine will that prevent cavities?

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

Hi,I would like to say that I do not have the greatest teeth due to excessive amount of sugar & poor oral hygiene.I just wanted to know if I brush & floss daily will my cavities be stable?I also am wearing partial dentures at age 27 but I am planning to have full dentures due to my teeth being what it is,do you think thats a good choice.
I am truly undecisive but I hope you can help me.I also want to mention is it okay to eat sweets but brush after wards?

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

Is there any way to save my veneers, even though my teeth are decayed?

Monday, April 16th, 2012

I have two veneers on front and side tooth and have a cavity behind the side tooth that is excruciating. The dentist said they think it is too far gone to save and want to remove both veneers and possibly do a bridge since the tooth is so decayed. What will they put in place until the bridge is ready and is it necessary to remove both veneers and how do they remove the veneers? They also mention doing root canals on the one tooth but aren’t sure until they remove the veneers. Can’t they put veneers back on somehow? thank you for your time Doctor Moore, I hope to hear from you soon 

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

X-rays show a black spot near the nerve of my tooth suffering from decay, can this affect the results of root canal treatment?

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

Hello Dr,
I have a front tooth decay, which I had filled with no immediate issues . The tooth was sensitive for a while when one day pain alleviated and the gum below the teeth started to swell up. the dentist here took a few xrays of it and asked whether I wanted to go with root canal treatment. However in the xray near the nerve of the tooth (nerve in the upper part of the tooth and beneath the gums), we could see a black spot. Taking this black spot into consideration do you think normal root canal treatment can go ahead or should i consult a specialist to assess before procedure with the root canal treatment.
Thankyou very much in advance

Dr Sunita Verma Sparkle Dental Boutique 311 Boston Road, Hanwell, London, W7 2AT Web: Tel: 020 8567 4344 View My Profile Dr Verma

Can IV sedation be used during tooth extractions?

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

Can you extract teeth whilst I am IV sedated. I have not been to the dentist for 30 years and hate my teeth and just want them out and replaced by false ones. Please help me. I had a terrible experience as a child and I now cannot even consider goimng to a surgery if it means poking around in my mouth and injections for extractions later on. My upper right wisdom tooth is hurting and 3 of my upper fromt teeth have bits missing from decay. All my teeth apart from my incisors have hurt me at some time in the past but this lastest ache is becoming intolerable

Dr Kalpesh Bohara The Dental Suite 27 Park Road, Loughborough, LE11 2ED Web:  Tel: 01509 231144 3 Rutland Street, Leicester City Centre, LE1 1RBTel: 0116 312 0054 View My Profile Dr Bohara

Are cosmetic dental treatments available on the NHS?

Monday, May 16th, 2011

am i able to get my teeth fixed back up cosmetically on the nhs?
i have always taken good care of my teeth and used to have a perfect set of teeth with a great smile but i ended up having to be on medication long term and this has damaged my teeth to the point of beyond repair so in order to restore them and give me back my confidence would i be eligable to have them done on the nhs as i am unemployed.and i don’t have a dentist of my own as none are willing to take nhs patients on,i now hav’nt had a dentist for 6years and i can’t find one now either.i am extremerly desperate to get them sorted as i dont smile anymore as my confidence has gone and also they need sorting for general health/dental reasons as they are all just crumbling and falling apart and i am in pain with them too.if it came to the crunch would i be able to just have them all removed and get dentures?
thanks .

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

too scared to go to the dentist!

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

hello there Dr andrew Moore i would like your professional opinion please , I have very bad tooth decay, every tooth on my upper gum has it literally only one has not got it and its starting to show early stages of tooth decay, but my bottom teeth are fine at the moment. i really need to see a dentist  urgently as I haven’t seen one for over 3 years now due to being scared , I have bad dental phobia , once I’ve been to the dentist what would they do to fix my teeth? and how much would this cost?
Would they give me implants, or false teeth, or just leave me without any teeth, and is it possible to take gas and air to put you to sleep whilst they do it all?

Thanks C

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

Are there any treatment options for my bad oral health and tooth decay?

Monday, April 11th, 2011

hi im only 17 and am a single mum. when i was younger i was never taken to the dentist and was brought up on a unhealthy diet and became very embarssed to go to a dentist from a yong age and my teeth became very painful to brush! due to this i have really bad oral health all of my teeth are very yellow inbetween my 2 front teeth i have a black line and another of my front teeth has a black hole in it were there starting to go rotten. one of my back teeth is also broken down. this is ruining my life its getting me very down i cant afford cosmetic dentistry as im only 17 please help and tell me what options i have if i have any?

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

After a bad experience with a filling my dentist has now suggested another to help fix slight tooth decay, is this my best option?

Friday, April 8th, 2011

I have just been to the dentist and have been told that WITH this xray they THINK they see slight decay.They want to remove a bit of my tooth to see the severity of the decay if any then either put a filling or whatever. I have already had a filling and it went horribly wrong when it came out a couple days after it being put in. this guy is saying he sees SLIGHT decay. I dont understand its so frustrating becuase i only get my teeth pains when i drink cold drinks and it was really bad a couple weeks ago but i have been using sensodine regularily and the pain is gone pretty much vanished but popps up SLIGHTLY ever so slightly now and then but very rarely. I do not want a filling and make problems worse for myself in the long run especially if the filling comes out like the first time. Im just very scared. What do i do???

P.S. i accidentally posted this as a comment on another question… ive never been here before and was slightly confused. Sorry

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

Will I be able to recieve dentures and treatment on the NHS without a dentist?

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

hi Andrew,
I have several decayed teeth which need extracting, i already have a partial denture which is very uncomfortable. I am in constant pain with my teeth and dont have a dentist.
i am too embarrased to smile and constantly cover my mouth when talking. Would i be able to get treatment and dentures on NHS?

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

Could breastfeeding my son be causing his teeth to decay?

Friday, March 18th, 2011

I am a mum of 2 boys both have been breastfed on demand day and night. This for a long period involved frequent night feeds (every 90 – 120 mins). My first son was breastfeed for 2 years and thankfully has had no problems with his teeth. My 2nd son is nearly 3 and continues to breastfeed but unfortunately has terrible decay evident on most of his top teeth. Since Nov I have stopped night feeding him as advised by a dentist. I am unsure why his teeth are so bad. He has never has a bottle, drinks water, doesn’t eat sweets. He does have chocolate but in small amounts. He did use to eat muller fruit corner yorgurts regularly which I have recently stopped due to their high sugar content. I can’t believe that breastfeeding would cause this. I have wondered about my diet as my first son was lactose intolerate so I didn’t eat any dairy for 2 years but nowdays make up for the chocolate I missed. Thus maybe my milk is sweeter. Also I was 30 wks pregnant with my 2nd son when my first son stopped breastfeeding. Would a reduced dairy intake effect teeth?
I took my 2nd son to a dentist when he was 14months as I could see the enamel coming of his front tooth.
I am desperate to improve his situation. Any ideas why this could have occurred?
I have been advised to have his upper d’s removed next week under a GA due to decay and his age preventing effective treatment – I just can’t believe that this is happening to my little boy and feel truely dreadful!
Any ideas/ tips would be very much appreciated.

Many Thanks

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