Posts Tagged ‘DIY dentistry’

More than 1,500 patients referred to urgent dental hubs in Cambridgeshire in April

More than 1,500 patients referred to urgent dental hubs in Cambridgeshire in April

Figures suggest that over 1,500 people were referred to urgent dental hubs in Peterborough and Cambridgeshire in April.  Statistics from NHS England revealed that 1,738 patients were advised to seek help from emergency dental centres in the region in June. This figure is more than double the number for March. Urgent care centres have been […]


Flintshire patients urged to get in touch with their dentist for emergency assistance

Flintshire patients urged to get in touch with their dentist for emergency assistance

Health bosses in Flintshire are encouraging patients to get in touch with their dentist if they need urgent assistance. The vast majority of dental clinics in the UK are closed at the moment, but patients can access urgent care through a network of emergency hubs that have been set up in the last few months. […]


Leading dental experts provide advice for patients with dental dilemmas

Leading dental experts provide advice for patients with dental dilemmas

It might not be possible to book a check-up at your local dental practice at the moment, but there is advice and support available for patients with dental dilemmas.  Experts including Professor Damien Walmsley, the British Dental Association’s chief scientific adviser, have been answering questions in the media and providing tips for individuals who experience […]


Leading London dentist offers online appointments and oral health advice

Leading London dentist offers online appointments and oral health advice

A leading London cosmetic dentist is offering online consultations and oral health advice during the lockdown to help patients take good care of their teeth. Dr Rhona Eskander is offering telephone appointments and uploading videos via Instagram Live to offer tips and tricks to keep smiles in shape and provide answers to frequently-asked questions. At […]


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 […]


Plymouth council leader appeals for urgent government help to solve dental access crisis

Plymouth council leader appeals for urgent government help to solve dental access crisis

The leader of Plymouth City Council has called on the government to act urgently to solve a deepening dental crisis. Tudor Evans described the current situation as “shameful” and said that immediate action was required to prevent patients from resorting to extreme measures to deal with dental pain. Thousands of people are unable to see […]


Plymouth councillor raises concerns over NHS dental access, as patients talk of pulling their own teeth out

Plymouth councillor raises concerns over NHS dental access, as patients talk of pulling their own teeth out

A Plymouth councillor has raised concerns over access to NHS dental care after hearing from patients who resorted to pulling their own teeth out and using alcohol to try and numb tooth pain.  Labour councillor for St Peter and the Waterfront, Sue McDonald, said that she had been contacted by anxious patients who had adopted […]


DIY Dentistry Rises in Bradford as Patients Struggle to Get NHS Care

DIY Dentistry Rises in Bradford as Patients Struggle to Get NHS Care

Citizens in Bradford are pulling out their own teeth due to a lack of local NHS dentists, according to new reports from a health watchdog. Healthwatch Bradford and District has revealed that people in the area are turning to “DIY dentistry” because they can’t find an NHS dentist. Judith Cummins, Labour MP for Bradford South, […]


DIY Brace Craze Sweeps Through South East Asia and the Philippines

DIY Brace Craze Sweeps Through South East Asia and the Philippines

DIY dentistry is never a good idea. But the latest craze for DIY braces in Asia is particularly alarming, as orthodontic treatment requires specialist care and methodical planning. Images on the internet and in news reports show a number of people attempting to straighten their own teeth using makeshift braces, often because they can’t afford […]