Archive for the ‘Emergency Dentistry’ Category

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 […]


King’s College Hospital emergency dental clinic switches to appointment-only system

King’s College Hospital emergency dental clinic switches to appointment-only system

The emergency dental clinic at King’s College Hospital, London, is now operating an appointment-only system. The hospital changed its policy on Monday 12th August, and patients who wish to see a dentist are now encouraged to call on the day at 8am to make an appointment. Walk-in appointments will no longer be available, and the […]