Terrible toothache, lost crown, broken tooth, possible abscess? Do you need a dental emergency appointment? We can get you out of pain today. You do not need to be registered with our practice to be seen as an emergency.
Daily emergency appointments available
Call us on 01202443882.
At your appointment our aim is to deal with your dental emergency and get rid of your dental pain. Or fill the unsightly gap if you have broken or lost one of your front teeth. We will endeavour to diagnose the cause of your pain and in most cases we can provide a provisional restoration, a prescription or an extraction.
The cost for an emergency consultation is £55 and includes any bitewing diagnostic x-rays and necessary prescriptions. If a treatment is recommended such as a filling, extraction etc, your dentist will discuss this with you and provide you with a treatment estimate.
In certain instances there may be more complex issues going on with your dental health than you might be aware of. If you would like longer term solutions or advice, we would recommend that you book in for a ‘new patient consultation’ so our dentist can assess your overall dental health, discuss your treatment options with you and provide you with corresponding cost estimates.
Address: Shelley Manor Dental, Shelley Manor Medical Centre, Beechwood Avenue, Bournemouth BH5 1LX.
How do I know if I need to see an emergency dentist?
When experiencing oral discomfort it is often a difficult judgement call to make whether you need to pick up the phone and call for an emergency dental appointment. There are different types of dental pain. Some are likely to ease on their own in time, and others need the urgent attention of a professional.
Signs and Symptoms
Here are some key signs and symptoms that would indicate the need to see a dentist:
- Ulcers, lumps or unusual patches that do not clear up after a few weeks
- Severe pain that keeps you awake at night, especially painful after a hot stimulus or extreme tenderness on biting
- Fever or dizziness associated with pain in the mouth
- Difficulty swallowing or opening the mouth
- Soreness to the soft tissues from a sharp tooth (i.e. ulceration of the side of the tongue rubbing against a broken tooth edge)
Important: If you experience swelling that extends to the neck and that feels it is constricting your airway, making it difficult to breathe or swallow, or are experiencing fever and weakness then you should seek attention at your nearest accident and emergency department.
If you are experiencing mild tenderness or just sensitivity to cold and have recently had some dental treatment, then it is likely that these symptoms are just slight irritation that will settle in time, a common experience after having a routine dental treatment. It is recommended to try taking over the counter pain killers such as paracetamol or ibuprofen. If you are taking the maximum advised dosage of both these painkillers over 24 hours and are still in pain, then you may need to see a dentist.
Tooth Grinding or Tooth Clenching
Another common cause of pain can be caused by tooth grinding or tooth clenching at night, which is usually associated with stress. This can cause tooth tenderness, temperature sensitivity, jaw pain and even ear and headaches. If you have a sports mouth guard it is worth wearing this for a few nights to see if the symptoms ease. Even a common sports mouth guard might ease symptoms, or you could ask your dentist to make you a more comfortable one!
Another possibility is that you suffer from temporo mandibular joint disorder, which Tim Doyle has experiencing in treating. Click here for further information on this Headaches and TMJ disorder.
If you would like to discuss your problem with us or book in call us on 01202443882.