Can I Get Dental Implants on the NHS?

July 31st, 2014
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Hi Dr Fahey. I recently had one of my front teeth taken out, about a month ago. I do have more missing teeth around my mouth, mostly at the bottom but there’s 2 at the top as well. I’m currently seeing an NHS dentist and I am currently unemployed. My teeth make me feel very unhappy and implants would solve all my problems, do you think the NHS will pay for them? They’re too expensive for me to pay for myself. 

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Dr Nick Fahey
Woodborough House Dental Practice
21 Reading Road, Pangbourne, Reading RG8 7LR
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I Need a Filling But Suffer From Dental Anxiety. What Can Be Done?

July 28th, 2014
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Hi there, I’m 14 and have a massive problem with dental work while conscious. I have needed a filling for over a year but backed out because the process of numbing went wrong and I just couldn’t handle it. I was supposed to get a referral to arrange what could be done but never did. I’m going back to get another referral but what will they do, and what can I do?
I was put completely to sleep when I was younger to have 10 teeth removed which wasn’t so bad, but when I had one awake it sent me crazy! I’m not sure why I can’t cope with being conscious during treatment, but I just can’t and I don’t know what to do.

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Dr Glover
Fergus and Glover
160 Union St Aberdeen AB10 1QT
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Can the Implant Procedure be Carried Out Under Anaesthetic?

July 24th, 2014
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Hello Dr Bohara, I have 4 missing teeth at the top of my mouth on the right side and I want to have them replaced but I have a really really sensitive gag reflex. I’ve always had problems going to the dentist because of this as I’d gag even if I was only having a check up! But it sounds like I need implants so I just wanted to know if the procedure can be carried out with me under anaesthetic? 

dr kalpesh bohara

Dr Kalpesh Bohara
The Dental Suite
36 Frederick Street, Loughborough Leicester, LE11 3BJ
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The Gum Underneath My Implant is Swollen. Why Might This Be?

July 23rd, 2014
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Hi there, thank you for taking the time to read my question. I am a 46 year old female in good health. I had 2 upper implants fitted 6 years ago, and although they’ve been great up to now, the gum underneath one of them is swollen and quite painful. I’m able to eat things without much discomfort and the gum doesn’t appear to be bleeding but I would like to know what’s wrong. I’d really appreciate any advice you may have. Thank you Dr McGovern. 

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Dr Marius McGovern
Liverpool Implants
23-25 Brunswick Street, Liverpool City Centre L2 0PJ
Web : www.liverpoolimplants.co.uk Tel: 0151 236 8280

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How Soon After Implant Surgery Can I Eat Solid Foods?

July 21st, 2014
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Hello there, my question relates to aftercare following implant surgery. I’m due to have my implant fitted 3 weeks from now, and I’d just like to know how long will it be until I can eat solid foods after treatment. I’m the Managing Director of a marketing company and have a lot of lunch meetings scheduled after my surgery so I need to be able to eat properly as soon as possible. Thanks in advance for your response.  

dr andrew moore

Dr Andrew Moore
Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
Web: www.advancedentalclinic.com Tel: 01245 268 494

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Will Smoking Discolour My Crown?

July 4th, 2014
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I’m having a dental implant with a crown fitted in 3 weeks time, but my dentist has been a bit unclear about how long the procedure is going to take. Also, I’m a smoker so I’m wondering if the crown will get discoloured over time? Thanks in advance.

dr glover

Dr Glover
Fergus and Glover
160 Union St Aberdeen AB10 1QT
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Is the Success Rate of an Implant Related to the State of the Surrounding Teeth?

July 3rd, 2014
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Hey. I’m just wondering, is the success rate of a dental implant in any way related to the teeth surrounding it? I have a missing tooth, and the two teeth beside is are not in the best condition, though I don’t want to get rid of them. Will keeping them in place affect how successful the dental implant would be? Thanks. 

dr nick fahey

Dr Nick Fahey
Woodborough House Dental Practice
21 Reading Road, Pangbourne, Reading RG8 7LR
Web: www.woodboroughhouse.com Tel: Tel: 0118 984 3108


Harley Street Dental Studio
42 Harley Street, London W1G 9PR
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I Had an Infected Molar Removed But the Sockets Keeps Getting Infected. Do I Need Antibiotics?

June 25th, 2014
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Hi, I hope you can be of some help. I have recently had one of my top molars (which had been crowned) removed after getting infected twice, because my dentist said there’s a high risk of it getting infected again and again. He cleaned the hole left by the molar but about a week later it was infected, so I went back and he used an antiseptic to clean it again. I’m due to go back in 5 days because it feels like it’s getting infected again, should I ask for antibiotics this time? Thank you in advance. 

dr kalpesh bohara

Dr Kalpesh Bohara
The Dental Suite
36 Frederick Street, Loughborough Leicester, LE11 3BJ
Web : www.dental-suite.co.uk Tel: 01509 231144

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I’m Worried My Teeth Will Keep Falling Out Due to Gum Disease and Implants are Expensive. What Can Be Done?

June 24th, 2014
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Hi Dr Fahey. I’ve been receiving treatment for gum disease over the last few months. I had a filling about 4 weeks ago, and following it I’ve had a severe toothache, and the tooth is so loose I think it’s going to fall out. I really don’t want a plate fitted, and I’m terrified that my other teeth will start to fall out too. It’s frustrating because I thought I was getting rid of the gum disease! Now, if my teeth do start falling out, and I pay for just the one tooth now, I might have to keep getting implants and obviously this is going to cost me more and more with each tooth. My dentist isn’t saying much on the matter which winds me up even more. Can you help me? 

dr nick fahey

Dr Nick Fahey
Woodborough House Dental Practice
21 Reading Road, Pangbourne, Reading RG8 7LR
Web: www.woodboroughhouse.com Tel: Tel: 0118 984 3108


Harley Street Dental Studio
42 Harley Street, London W1G 9PR
Web: www.harleystreetdentalstudio.comTel: 020 7636 5981

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My Dental Implant Was Itching and Now it Won’t Stop Bleeding. Any Advice?

June 24th, 2014
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Hi, I did something really stupid. I had my implants fitted only 3 weeks ago and was extremely itchy around one of the areas. I scratched it and now it won’t stop bleeding. I thought it would stop but it hasn’t! I’ve tried everything and I’m scared that it means my implant is failing. I’m seeing my implant dentist tomorrow but just wondered if you could advise me for now? I need to feel better…I spent SO much money on these implants. Thanks for your time.

dr andrew moore

Dr Andrew Moore
Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
Web: www.advancedentalclinic.com Tel: 01245 268 494

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