Archive for the ‘Emergency Dentistry’ Category

Lowestoft man fills his own tooth after calling over 12 dental practices

Lowestoft man fills his own tooth after calling over 12 dental practices

A man from Lowestoft resorted to filling his own tooth after contacting more than 12 dental practices with no luck in getting an appointment. Steve Freeman contacted his regular practice when he started to experience pain after cracking a tooth but was informed that he had been removed from the list due to not attending […]


Healthwatch report reveals Oldham man extracted his own tooth after failing to get an emergency appointment

Healthwatch report reveals Oldham man extracted his own tooth after failing to get an emergency appointment

A report compiled by Healthwatch Oldham has revealed that patients are struggling to access emergency dental care. In one instance mentioned in the report, a man was forced to extract his own molar after failing to get an emergency dental appointment. It is understood that the man resorted to DIY extraction using a pair of […]


Plymouth student drove 100 miles to have a tooth extracted after struggling to get an urgent appointment

Plymouth student drove 100 miles to have a tooth extracted after struggling to get an urgent appointment

A student from Plymouth ended up driving 100 miles to see a dentist after struggling to get an emergency dental appointment in the city. Jodie Tripp, 19, was encouraged to contact the Dental Access Centre at the Seven Trees clinic in Plymouth after calling NHS 111, but she was unable to get through to make […]


University of Central Lancashire opens emergency dental hub to boost urgent NHS services

University of Central Lancashire opens emergency dental hub to boost urgent NHS services

The University of Central Lancashire has opened a new emergency dental hub to provide additional support for the NHS. In association with the NHS and FMCS Emergency Dental Service, the university has set up an urgent dental centre at its Preston campus. The aim is to provide support for existing urgent and out of hours […]


NHS England opens seven new urgent hubs in Kent and Medway

NHS England opens seven new urgent hubs in Kent and Medway

NHS England and NHS Improvement have confirmed the opening of seven new urgent dental care hubs in Kent and Medway. Patients have been encouraged to steer clear of dental practices during the Coronavirus, but NHS England is eager to stress that urgent treatment is still available while surgeries are shut. The urgent care hubs are […]


New urgent dental care centre opens in Barnstaple

New urgent dental care centre opens in Barnstaple

A new urgent dental care centre has opened in Barnstaple, North Devon. The centre is part of a growing network of facilities, which have been set up to provide care for patients with dental emergencies during the COVID-19 crisis. The clinic is open seven days a week and will cater for patients who have sustained […]


Devon man pulls out his own tooth after failing to get an emergency appointment

Devon man pulls out his own tooth after failing to get an emergency appointment

A Devon man has pulled out his own tooth after struggling to get an emergency dental appointment. Billy Taylor, from Axminster, took drastic action after failing to find a dentist who would see him when he started to experience severe tooth pain and swelling. Billy called NHS 111, but was informed that unless he was […]


British Dental Association issues warning over spike in DIY dental cases

British Dental Association issues warning over spike in DIY dental cases

The British Dental Association has issued a warning over a potential spike in DIY dental cases in the coming weeks. Currently, across the UK, dental practices are closed as the country attempts to battle the Coronavirus pandemic. With routine appointments cancelled, the BDA is worried that patients will resort to DIY dental techniques to ease […]


New urgent dental centre opens in Plymouth

New urgent dental centre opens in Plymouth

A new urgent dental centre has opened in Plymouth. NHS England has confirmed that a hub has opened in the city, but details of the location have not been shared to avoid patients turning up without an appointment.  Urgent care centres have been established across the UK in the wake of the Coronavirus outbreak to […]


New urgent care dental service launches in the North West

New urgent care dental service launches in the North West

Patients based in the Greater Manchester area will have access to an updated urgent dental care service following the introduction of a new helpline.  Previously, those in need of urgent dental care were encouraged to make use of drop-in services or find an out of hours’ emergency centre, but the system has now been replaced […]