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    Gum Disease

    Gum disease begins as a build-up of bacteria and waste products on your teeth that irritate your gums. Read more →

    I have a wobbly tooth and three other dysfunction teeth. Would like to ask Resident dentist Dr James where I can have a reliable good dentist to do my teeth,possibly teeth implants





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    Hi Cindy. i have just finished a course of treatment consisting of "All-on 4"implants to my top jaw, a permanent bridge to replace my bottom front 4 teeth and the remaining bottom molars have had the old mercury fillings removed and replaced with new crowns just to the biting surfaces of the teeth. I'd had years of problems with peridontitis, tooth loss, wobbly teeth, infections etc. Now everything is great. I have no discomfort ( never did actually through the entire procedure ). My teeth are lovely and I have a wonderful smile again. My dentist couldnt have been better, especially considering I am verging on being dental phobic. Cant recommend him too highly. Dont know if I'm allowed to say the name of the practice on this forum but its Dovetail, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. If you can afford this type of specialist dental work then I say..go for it

    I have bad gum disease and several of my teeth are wobbly. Can't afford a periodontist and am trying to treat it with good oral hygiene. Am so worried about losing my teeth, any useful advice.





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    Hi the roots of my two bottom front teeth are starting to show (or the gum is very thin) below the gum line, but my gums are not receding. So it looks like there are two holes in my gum below the gum line. It doesn't hurt, my teeth are not wobbly and I don't think I have any cavities. Please can you let me know what this is?





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    i am a forty year old female. i am not sure if my question is relevant this site but i just don't know what else to do. i have a top front painful wobbly tooth along with a painful wobbly back tooth, receding gums, i suffer with toothache and abcesses quite alot. i can't bear the thought of going to the dentist due to dread of the pain, cost and them man handling my teeth which will undoubtedly end up with me having dentures which fills me with dread and worry. its making me so miserable as i know what i have to do, if i had some idea of what they might do i might be able to conjure up the courage to go to the dentist, but they never seem to be the friendliest of people. i understand there are other people with real problems and illnesses but i really don't know who else to ask, i just want straight advice. many thanks, Janine.





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    Janine...Don't worry so much about the dentist...At the end of the day, they are just people...You need to go and get sorted....There is absolutely no need for your misery. Just what do you think will happen? No-one likes having to go to the dentist..I hate going, but I'm not afraid of them..All I want is my teeth looking after...Get yourself along there, get yourself sorted.. You are your own worst enemy....in a nice way of course...get yourself there...x

    It started a year ago with shoulder pain, then head aches when I wake up . As the months have gone by it's now my jaw on the right side aches a lot . Iv had 2 ear infections and constantly feel like my ears are blocked up. Then 2 months ago I woke up with a banging headache and jaw ache , when I looked in the mirror my jaw was swollen so I open my mouth and to my horror my teeth were wobbly and gums were red and swollen. The pain when trying to close my mouth and put just the slightest pressure on my teeth was excruciating . I saw my dentist and iv been told I have night bruxism . I Was give medication and given a night guard. Iv been told I have a big over bite now and when I close my teeth together my top teeth completely cover my bottom teeth and this I feel is making it very difficult to eat as I'm always in pain. Well it's been 3 weeks with the night guard and there is no difference . The dentist says because my bottom teeth are crooked and over crowded it's worse and they have now worn away the enamel behind my front 4 teeth and will go into the pulp. All I can say is , at times the pain is unbearable to the point of not wanting to wake up . Iv never in my life felt pain like this and at the age of 40 I'd like to think or I'm hoping that surely there is something someone can do to help me as I can't carry on for much longer with just night guard and pain killers for the rest of my life :(





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    My teeth are in pretty poor shape after my childhood and my reluctance to clean my teeth. I'm living with the consequences now, but thankfully I am brushing my teeth twice a day currently. However, my top 2 teeth have began to rot at the top of the tooth where it meets the gum, and I have had numerous fillings. Is there anything I can do to make the appearance of my teeth better, make the teeth whiter and look more healthy. And also, disguise or fix the rotted area between my top two teeth and my gum.





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    The most suitable solution is to have 'composite' restorations placed which are white - this must be done by a dentist and is available on the NHS for anterior teeth. Keep on top of your brushing etc., stop smoking and avoid foods that stain teeth including wine/curry etc.

    the rot at the top of your teeth is because you are not cleaning your teeth properly. i would advise a trip to the dentist to have the rot removed and filling placed, and thena trip to the hygienist for a very strict oral hygiene regime

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    Hi I'm stevie and I'm coming 26, for the past 9 years my teeth are yellow and the enamel is off most my teeth, I used to drink a lot of fizzy drinks when I was in my teens. I always have to fillings done because I'm always breaking and chipping my teeth and I also smoke I know that doesn't help my teeth but I have tried to quit a few times in the past. But I have bad anxiety problems that I just can't socialise with people because I don't want people seeing my teeth, I can't remember when the last time I actually smiled. Because of my teeth I get badly depressed and there days that I don't eat beacuse I scared of breaking my teeth. I have no confidence or self esteemm, when I see people in street they have nice perfect teeth. I hate my teeth and I hate myself for what I have done to them. Can anybody help or give me advice?





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    I'm 34 and some of my teeth have crumbled. I only have 24 teeth left and at least 5 have crumbled. I brush my teeth twice per day. My dentist told me that it's due to smoking. I have friends who smoke more than I do but have perfect teeth. Why are my teeth doing this and how do I stop it?





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    im frightend to visit my dentist as i have fear of needles

    I have been type 1 diabetic for 31 years,,I am 38 and have lost all my top teeth,I am now waiting for my bottom teeth to start falling out,my dentist says its due to my diabetes that my gums are shrinking and they cant do anything for me only teeth on a pallet,I also suffer from depression and this problem isn't helping that

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    hi i have a problem with my teeth i have a bridge that i have had in my top mouth for 16 yrs and which is starting to break and cannot afford private care and the bottom teeth there are only 6 of my own teeth as when i was pregant had very low calsuim and lost there rest of my teeth and its getting to hard to chew food unless its very soft pls help me as i need to have a smile and teeth in my mouth pls let me now if u can help me as i am manchester thank u





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    Hi, I'm caity and when I was younger and my milk teeth came out the teeth that then came out turned yellow straight away. My teeth are in perfcet condition, I've never needed fillings or any thing like that, but I want to know what should I do about this, I am very embarrassed about my teeth and I just want to be able to smile again. Is there any advice you can give me to help me with this?





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    I am 19 and have had bleeding gums for 4 year. I have just given up smoking to try and help I brush my teeth twice a day and have tried mouthwashes. I am scared of losing my teeth and have wobbly teeth already. What should I do?





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    Hello jay, firstly congrats for giving up smoking! this will certainly help you along the road to recovery. But it is worth mentioning that one of the symptoms of recently giving up smoking can be ' bleeding gums' due to the vessels in the gums being less constricted. Bleeding gums are a sign of 'inflammation' which is generally due to the presence of plaque on the teeth. This can be removed by cleaning twice a day for 2 minutes , but importantly must include a form of 'inter-dental' (in between the teeth) cleaning such as flossing or using inter-dental brushes, this is a area that is commonly missed by people. Mouthwashes are not a substitute for mechanical cleaning and generally do very little for plaque removal. Although one mouthwash can be quite useful called 'corsodyl' or 'corsodyl daily' but these are not recommended for long term use and can cause staining if used for longer than 2 weeks, but always consult your dentist before use! I recommend you book yourself a appointment with your dentist or your dental hygienist where they can demonstrate products and these oral cleaning techniques to you properly, and can discount any other factors that can be contribute to your condition, such as medications, smoking, genetic susceptibility, dental work that may require altering in your mouth or any systemic condition you may have (e.g. If you have poorly controlled diabetes you are more likely to gave gum disease) they can measure the severity of your gums and prescribe you the treatment you may require to prevent the condition from getting any worse. This is one of the most common conditions in the population, as it has very few symptoms and is relatively painless! So do not feel shy about approaching your dentist about this, the sooner you tackle this condition the better the outcome, so don't delay! In the meantime step up your cleaning regime, perhaps invest in a electric toothbrush if you haven't already, start flossing and get that appointment booked! Keep up with no smoking! Good luck

    hi...i got jumped by some people a whie back an my front teeth are wobbly only slightly...is there anythink to stop this as i cant eat properly an wud prefer not to have false teeth tbh ? thanks





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    Pop along to see your dentist. They can check to see if there is any long term damage. Avoid using them if you can for now. Give them a chance to heal. Use a mouth wash rather than scrub them using a toothbrush and don't use an electric toothbrush on them until they have healed. Teeth can be completely knocked out and repositioned healing properly if they are looked after. Good luck.

    Hi, I have peradontal gum infection, I had treatment about two years ago in Budapest as it was cheaper than this country, I had a support put behind my front bottom teeth as they were very wobbly, as my gums were and still are receeding my teeth are super sensative so i had to have this treatment including a through clean over 4 days and the dentist said that my whole mouth had to be numbed as it would be too painful, i have been to the dentist once since then for a tooth extraction, i am just worried that one day my teeth will just end up falling out, I cannot even use cold water to brush my teeth as it is too painful, please what can be done???





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    I am always interested in the teeth segments of your show. The singer with the rocky teeth for instance! I am a young 40yr old - and over the last year or so have managed to lose 3 top teeth (fell out!) ... and now the WORST thing is happening - my 2 front teeth are now very wobbly and will be out by Christmas. The dentist said it's not really my fault - I brush very well, at least 4 times a day -and he says it could be a hereditary thing. I WANT implants - but can't afford it - and feel like I'm too young to have dentures. I've tried them when I lost the first 2 teeth - and couldn't eat properly or talk properly. The implants aren't available on the NHS - well, not for me. And they are too expensive to pay for myself. (About £1000 per tooth). Is this something you could help with?





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    im only 17 and i have quite bad teeth, i've never seen a dentist as my mother never got any of us kids into one! I don't want to find a dentist now as im embaressed that i've never been before. I have the fear and dreams of my my teeth falling out constantly and now im paranoid that they're getting really wobbly and will fall out..





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    hi there well my problem has been wobbly front teeth due to pero problems. tried everything, having deep clean at the dental hospital that took about a year to cmplete, having a tooth sewn into my bone -the hygienest and I were on each others chrismas list, i see the hygienest at my dentist every 3 months and floss like made and use t-brushes every day. All this to no avail, my pockets are 8 and should be 3 according to my dentist - its a shame because my teeth are lovely - there is a solution paying £10,000 and having bone taken from my hip and inserted into my top jaw so I can have teeth screwed in. who can afford this unless you are rich. I'm just an ordinary person working in an office. is there any other treatment I can try, I would hate to loose my teeth and have to have a plate. pls help xx





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    Hi can you please help me, I am 33 and have the biggest fear of thedentist because when I was 11 I had my last ever two molars that were wobbly do when I told the man. He was very mean to me and fill the teeth then a few days later they cracked and my new molars could grow properly i was in pain.. So I have never been back, I have some missing teeth and really want to get them sorted out or even a new set, but I am so afraid I start crying, have the shakes and worry I might even died when having treatment, I just going through a divorce from a man I loved for 17 years and I blame it on my face





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    Hi im 21 have constant toothache. swollen gums. a filling fell out about 3months ago. my teeth seem to be moving and wobbly. i think i need a dentist but i can't afford it. what can i do





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    sorry mate you will be like it till you save up to £150-£500

    Maybe contact your local dental school as they usually need patients and provide all treatment free of charge. all students are really well supervised and use the latest techniques and materials. Forking out for your treatment now will be cheaper than having to pay for expensive complicated treatments in the future!! maybe look into pay monthly schemes to spread the cost?? Good luck!!

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    Hi i'm in exactly the same position. My gums are receding and my front teeth the root is slightly visable and one front tooth is feeling quite wobbly and the dentist just shrugged and said floss and that i would lose them eventually. i'm only 34 and have good dental hygiene so please help what can i do?

    I have gingivitis and my 3 molars are very wobbly and are on the verge of coming off. I am really fed up of infections and pain every month and want a solution to get this sorted once an for all. I have never had any alcohol or smoked and am 37 on the verge of loosing all my teeth. Due to this I also have weight issues as I cannot chew most of the food I eat so they are swallowed. Please Help or advice.





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    I have suffered from bruxism for very many years now I have a wobbly front tooth have had perio but seems to have become worse. I have seen the dentist stated no cure but am willing to wear a brace Ancient Egyptians would tie teeth together is that an option. Could you arrange for me to visit that amazing dentist that helped that guy with wrong implants that did the work in a day please. Thanks.





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    I have just come back from the dentist and have been given a verdict of gum disease. I have one wobbly back tooth upper right back, your left, and this was caused by the removal of a wisdom tooth that was growing at a funny angle when removed it left the tooth next to it with a slight gap in the gum. But according to my new dentists it’s being caused by Gum Diseases! Anyway I brush my teeth with an oral B tooth brush with Oral B tooth paste plus use Te Pe’s brushes and a Oral B mouth wash after, My teeth don’t ever bleed when I brush them or use Te Ps’s, and my teeth and surrounding area is as clean as a whistle. Yet the Dentist says I still have Gum disease and I now have to see a Hygienist costing me £49 for the first visit. she wanted to refer me to a specialist for an invasive deep surgery clean. As I said above my teeth are clean and white on the actual tooth surface and around the gum line. So my question is, how can this be and how can I have Gum Disease? I don’t smoke, I hardly drink, and I eat healthy and work out and keep my self in good shape. So what’s going on?





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    If you have deep pockets around your teeth it is not possible for you to clean under the gums. If you do not go for regular cleanings then yes it possible for you to have gum disease and possibly periodontal disease. Good news is gingivitis is curable while periodontitis is manageable. If you have any dental schools in your area they may do the deep scaling for a reduced cost. Just an FYI a healthy pocket measures at 1-3 mm anything more than that is considered loss of attachment and you can't clean further than that alone.

    Hi, I am in my 20's, and I have two false teeth on the upper part of my mouth, all of my other teeth are terrible and it really depresses me, I cry a lot about my teeth and somedays do not want to leave the house or even speak to anybody because of the way they look, i had my missing teeth replaced by two false teeth on a pallet which don't even match my other teeth, I really need help as I cannot cope any longer with the way they are, I cannot afford to get them fixed myself which makes me think I'm going to end up with no teeth at all as most of them wobble and I fear that I may loose more teeth. PLEASE HELP ME!!





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    My second teeth came through with my enamal on them so what ever I ate my teeth would turn that colour. My teeth crumble due them being so weak. I had veneers on the front six teeth wheni was 12 and have not had them replaced so the have a big gap at the top of each tooth. Due to my teeth crumbling I have loads of teeth missing and this is making my front all sprout out and I have no bite now. I don't smile cus I'm so embarrassed about my teeth. I can't afford to have my teeth done and it is going to cost me thousands. I'm so depressed about this and need help in any way.





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    I hate my teeth I have had addiction problems since I was 15 to heroin and my health and teeth have suffered. Please can u help me because ive finally been clean nearly a year now and almost qualified carpenter and because of my bad teeth it effects my confidence.please can u help me im on n.h.s can I get inplants on n.h.s. thanx

    (difficult to say as can't see your mouth) but sounds like it could be a condition called 'periodontitis' - this is inflammation and infection in the tissues supporting the teeth. Do you smoke? Stressed or diabetic? Did your parents have this condition? Do the gums appear in any way black or green? More spaced or wobbly? Otherwise this could be related to a systemic cause (blood disorder) - but i don't want to be alarmist - just to indicate that there can be several causes of spontaneous bleeding gums.

    i have had teeth discolouration ever since i can remember. everyone looks at me as though i do not brush my teeth, i do twice daily but i still have discoloured teeth. my teeth are a mix of white/yellow, some are speckly and some with patches. i was on prednisilone since the age of 3 - 14, and this could be the cause. i am very self-conscious about my teeth :-( what can i do about my teeth? its not a pretty smile, id like to have nice white teeth and a bright smile...... any suggestions please?





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    I wanted to share my story as its painfully upsetting to me, And maybe i wont feel alone here?. Iam only 25,I have had 3 children in the last 4 years and each time i have got really very bad Receding gums!, I visited the dentist begged for help! to wich i was allways Given Antibiotics and sent home.. After my 3rd child my Gums got sooo bad that my front bottom Teeth just feel out! I cried for days, Then visited a dentist who then told me it was too late! (Yes like i had been saying for the past 3 years), The NHS seem reluctent to help me now,And iam stuck with 2 front bottom Teeth missing aswell as 2 wobbly ones where the next way along due to there been no gums left!, Luckily my gums now im no longer pregnant seem to have stopped receding but alas its all too late what can i do???. Thank you.





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    I have problems with my gums and teeth since I was young my teeth go bad and break off . I already have some false teeth but my dentist has already told me that the rest of my teeth will end up the same way I am only 32 and I would love to a lovely set of teeth please help





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    hey im 14 and i look after my teeth well. But they still manage to hurt and they seem to be getting a deeper gap in the center of my back teeth. About 2 years ago i got 5 teeth pulled out because i never ever brushed them but since then i have been looking after my teeth extremly well i dont no what to do im afraid all my teeth are going to fall out. help??





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    im 14 and i have bad teeth i would love to have new teeth i get bullyed because of my bad teeth i dont brush my teeth and i used to eat sweets eveyday but i stopped because my teeth were rotting and they are rotten can you please help me :(





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