Emergency Dentist

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, 1st Floor, 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:

  1. Swelling
  2. Ulcers, lumps or unusual patches that do not clear up after a few weeks
  3. Severe pain that keeps you awake at night, especially painful after a hot stimulus or extreme tenderness on biting
  4. Fever or dizziness associated with pain in the mouth
  5. Difficulty swallowing or opening the mouth
  6. 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.


  • I couldn’t have had a more caring & kind person to treat me

    After a disastrous experience, of being left with implants, half completed, by a very unprofessional dental surgeon!!  I visited Shelley Manor Dental Practice, by sheer chance, everyone was so kind, & understanding,Tim Doyle continued my treatment, & the outcome is brilliant, I couldn’t have had a more caring, & kind person to treat me, Tim went over, & above what was needed.  Moreover, I am so pleased that the work was completed by Tim, as the results are amazing. I would highly recommend him, especially for the very nervous, like myself.


    Cathy Gazeley, November 2018

  • recommend Shelley Manor Dental

    I can highly recommend Shelley Manor Dental...

    ...practice as exemplary. Dr Tim Doyle and hygienist Vicky have transformed my dental health to a very high standard since I joined the practice in 2017.

    Mrs P. Davison, May 2018

  • Very gentle, kind and understanding

    Very gentle, kind and understanding...

    Very gentle, kind and understanding as I am a little claustrophobic. Matt and his nurse take time and I never feel under pressure or rushed. I can't recommend Matt enough.

    Mrs Clowsley, April 2018

  • More than satisfied

    More than satisfied

    I can see why Shelley Manor Dental have Matt at their practice. I am very happy to have Matt look after me in the future. I would happily recommend him.

    Mr Todd, March 2018

  • I highly recommend the practice

    Shelley Manor Dental provide a personal patient-centred approach to their treatment plans accommodating individual preferences and budgets! I came to see Tim after years of extensive dental work and implants. Tim has restored my teeth to a natural looking smile, whilst also considering the longevity of his treatment, my "bite", and overall what I wanted as a final outcome. The team have been friendly and approachable and I highly recommend the practice.

    Anita (a nurse-teacher)

  • “Must be the gentlest hygiene session I’ve ever experienced”

    "Must be the gentlest hygiene session I've ever experienced, whether due to new technology or care of the hygienist I'm not sure but my teeth feel/look great now. I've booked my next session already. Old mansion house, first floor and renovation work in progress and new equipment getting fitted as I write this. Parking also available "

    David Fraser, July 2017

  • A pleasure!

    If you want to make a trip to the dentist a pleasure, come here for first class professional treatment at Shelley Manor.

    Mrs I. Bowden, November 2017

  • The team here are very friendly, caring and professional

    The team here are very friendly, caring and professional. Mr Doyle is the best dentist I've seen. I am so please I came here.

    S. Sadler, December 2017

  • Other dentists could not get to the bottom of my problem

    I suffered pain in my jaw for many years and I had worn down my lower teeth. I also suffered from related headaches. Other dentists could not get to the bottom of my problem. I was referred to an NHS dental specialist but I was told it was not possible to do anything for me.

    Tim Doyle was the first person to tell me he was able to help. He diagnosed a temporomandibular joint disorder. To start with he referred me for physiotherapy on my head, jaw and face over the course of several months. Then in stages he replaced my lower teeth with crowns and bridges. I am very pleased with my end result and I have teeth that I can eat with. Aesthetically my teeth look better, and my headaches are much less frequent.

    Margit M. (March 2014)

  • No need for improvements!

    Lovely and friendly with a fantastic result. Can't thank the team enough!

    Niamh K.F. June 2014

  • Excellent!

    Apart from the injection, I actually enjoyed the rest. I nearly fell asleep!! Thank you to the team.

    Mrs M. D., July 2014

  • This is a really good dental practice…

    ...and I thoroughly recommend it. Tim Doyle is not only first class in what he does, he is a good communicator and is especially concerned about the needs and feelings of his patients.
    Also the support staff are friendly and supportive, including Sharon who runs the office. 
    I have come to Tim from an NHS dental practice, but have not found much difference in charges. His practice is modern and very well equipped. I really like being able to see any x-ray details, immediately available and while you sit in the chair.
    It is all extremely good and highly professional.

    M.Jay   November 2014

  • I will be forever grateful

    I moved from the Midlands and first used Shelly Manor Dentist in 2011. I wanted to make my teeth more aesthetically pleasing as I have knocked my front teeth out after a cycling accident and the old caps were looking sad.
    Tim was fantastic and between us we worked out a cost effective way of making my smile much nicer. I had veneers on all my upper teeth to match up the colour and was thrilled! Thank you Tim and Nuala, I will be forever grateful.

    Samantha J Hudson

  • Scared of the dentist? Visit Mr Tim Doyle at Shelley Manor Dental

    As someone who had struggled with an irrational fear of the dentist since childhood, I was delighted to discover Shelley Manor Dental, a private dental practice owned and run by Mr Tim Doyle and his wife, Nuala.

    Based in Shelley Manor Medical Centre, with easy parking and modern consulting rooms, this practice offers a range of services including those provided by a wonderfully sensitive hygienist named Eddie.

    On every visit, I have been made to feel at ease. I am rarely kept waiting for more than a minute or two (important when your instinct is to run away!), and I'm always greeted with a warm welcome. Especially from Natalie, the lovely Dental Nurse.

    Tim's calm, open and friendly approach makes it easy to relax once 'in the chair'. He knows his stuff, explains everything clearly and his obvious enthusiasm for his subject is infectious. Who knew that photos of an 'upper right 7' could be so interesting?

    I will shortly be moving to Bath but, having found this gem of a dentist after ten years of searching for someone who did not make me feel foolish, I fully intend to remain a patient of Shelley Manor Dental for a long time to come.

    Thank you Tim, Nuala, Natalie and Eddie for a first-class service.

    W. Michie, October 2015

  • I was happy to find Tim Doyle

    After trying many different dental practices I was happy to find Tim Doyle. His work is excellent and he has done a lot of work on my teeth to make them look better. I would be happy to recommend him and regularly do.

    Miss S. Hendy

  • Thanks so much for your great work

    Dear Shelley Manor Team,

    Thanks so much for your great work.

    After avoiding dentists for most of my adult life due to 'dental phobia' brought on by extensive treatment in childhood, I finally researched 'dentists' on the internet. The Shelley Manor website sounded perfect with the link to the lovely Debbie at Bournemouth Cognitive Behaviour. After emailing her and a short series of meetings she 'held my hand' and introduced me to Tim and the dental team. I have now had a course of treatment in a wonderfully calm, friendly environment free from pain or stress. I can recommend their services to anyone.

    Richard R. October 2016

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