To ensure the highest level of safety for you, your family and your community, we are following the latest government guidance around offering acute Emergency Dental Care only.
We are still here to support you as we always have been, but have adapted the way we work to include video and electronic consultation. Due to the Corona Virus, please do not attend the clinic unless you have checked with a member of our team before. Advice is changing daily, and our website is kept up to date with the latest information.
If you have facial swelling extending to eye or neck, bleeding following an extraction that does not stop after 20 minutes pressure, bleeding due to trauma, broken tooth causing pain, significant toothache preventing sleep or eating – then we are able to help you by prescribing antibiotics where appropriate. Please call your clinic for more information.
If you have a loose or lost crown, or problems with your bridge or a broken, rubbing or loose denture, or broken or loose fillings (including a chipped tooth) or have loose orthodontic wires, please follow the guidance on our website.
If you need to access emergency care:
If YES to any of the above, CALL 111. They will direct you to an emergency facility with appropriate protective equipment which will allow staff to treat you safely.
Urgent dental treatment:
Straight to A&E:
Non-Urgent (may need to wait):
Anti-inflammatories (like ibuprofen) can help reduce sensitivity from teeth. Combining paracetamol and ibuprofen has also been shown effective.
There is currently no strong evidence that drugs like ibuprofen can make COVID-19 worse.
If you have no coronavirus symptoms carry on taking ibuprofen as normal.
So until we have more information, take paracetamol to treat symptoms of coronavirus, unless your doctor has told you paracetamol is not suitable for you. (Updated: 20 March 2020)
Painkillers should always be taken in accordance with instructions on the packet. Taking too many tablets, or taking medications incorrectly will not improve your symptoms, and can cause serious stomach and liver injury which can be life threatening.
If the tooth is extremely sensitive to hot or cold, antibiotics will not help. The decay must be removed and filled.
These home measures may help make symptoms manageable until care can be accessed.
Good cleaning with fluoride toothpaste and reducing sugar intake will help stop decay from getting any worse.
If there is a hole in the tooth, or a tooth has cracked and is now sensitive/sharp, a temporary filling can be packed into the space.
These are widely available from supermarkets and pharmacies:
Desensitising/sensitive toothpaste (like Sensodyne repair and protect) can help. Rub toothpaste directly on the affected area and do not rise afterwards. Anaesthetic gel such as Orajel can help ease pain.
Wisdom tooth pain is usually due to inflammation of the gum over the erupting tooth, which can be worsened by trauma from biting.
Most flare ups can be managed with good home care and should settle in a few days to a week:
Excellent cleaning (even if it is painful to brush, the area must be kept clean to encourage healing)
Corsodyl mouthwash (avoid use for >1 week as may cause staining)
Soft diet (soft food will reduce trauma from biting)
Painkillers (ibuprofen or paracentamol following packet instructions
Warm salty mouthwash
If you have difficulty swallowing swelling in your face or check or difficulty opening your mouth, call your dentist. You may need antibiotics if the infection is spreading.
Although painful, most ulcers will heal within 7 – 10 days. Non-healing ulcers/oral lesions present for more than 3 weeks should be assessed by a dentist or doctor.
Warm salty mouthwash
Excellent cleaning (even if it is painful to brush, the mouth must be kept clean to encourage healing and prevent more ulcers forming. Be gentle and use a soft/baby toothbrush).
Difflam (Benzydamine) spray or mouthwash as needed.
Soft diet (soft food will reduce trauma from biting)
Painkillers (ibuprofen or paracetamol following packet instructions)
Rubbing Dentures (Denture adhesives like Fixodent may help secure a loose denture. Any sharp edges can be removed using an emery board. Remove dentures when possible if causing trauma).
Corsodyl mouthwash (avoid use for over 1 week as may cause straining).
Continue to take regular painkillers for several days after extraction, it is normal for the pain to be at its worst at day 3 – 4.
We cannot provide antibiotics for pain after extractions unless infection is present. We also cannot prescribe antibiotics over the phone without seeing you in person.
Some pink spit/oozing is normal after an extraction, but if the socket is bleeding freely, bite hard on gauze or a clean hankie for 20 minutes. If bleeding has not stopped, call your dentist.
Bleeding from gums is NOT a dental emergency.
Bleeding gums are usually due to gum disease, and will not stop until brushing improves. Brush 2x a day with fluoride toothpaste for 2 minutes, concentrating especially on the areas that are bleeding. Use floss or te-pe brushes to clean between your teeth every day.
If you smoke or rinse too soon after an extraction, you risk a dry socket. This can be very painful and regular painkillers are unlikely to be effective. You should call your dentist for an emergency appointment. Antibiotics will not solve this, as a dressing is needed to cover the exposed bone.
We have been established for over 30 years now, helping local people achieve good oral hygiene and creating beautiful smiles. We are situated in a beautiful Grade II listed building in the heart of the town meaning we are very easy to locate. If you are searching for a new dentist in Alton or need emergency dentistry help – look no further than envisage. We take care of your every need – especially if you are a nervous patient.
What sets us apart is our attention to detail and the level of care we provide for your personal requirements. Read our latest Google reviews here: Patient Success Stories.
When you visit envisage Dental in Alton you can relax in our cosy patient lounge after a warm welcome from our reception team. As a long established local dentist in Alton, we offer our patients the chance to join our monthly envisage membership program. This includes bi-annual dental health checks, dental hygiene and cleaning procedures, discounted dental treatment and even worldwide travel insurance!
Dental implants represent the ‘gold standard’ when it comes to finding a permanent solution to missing teeth. Here at Envisage we use advanced dental technology to find a perfect solution for your missing teeth from anything a single tooth implant right up to double arch implants and multiple implants. We can also facilitate sinus lifts and bone grafts for a lasting smile.
The team at envisage completely understand the necessity to look and feel good. This makes our clear braces a very popular choice in Alton. Using the incredible Invisalign® brand we are able to make your smile the most dominant and most attractive facial feature. Options can also include 6 Month Smiles, Quick-Straight-Teeth, Inman Aligner and C-Fast.
All dentures in Alton come with a full denture consultation as part of our end-to-end service. We have partnered up with a special laboratory that allows us to achieve your desired denture results. Treatments can range from implant retained dentures and cosmetic dentures to partial and copy dentures. Both a denture realignment and denture repair service are also available as part of our denture process.
We offer dental treatments for the whole family, including small children. Our trusted and experienced team are caring, professional and understanding. We believe this is a crucial mix for a dependable dentist. We can do a good job, but making sure you are comfortable along every step of the way is paramount to us.
Our prices are available here: Private Dental Costs
If you would like more information, or to book an emergency appointment, just get in touch with us today! Call 01420 84443 to book or to simply find out some more information.
Dentist Address : Apollonia House, 2 Amery Street, Alton, Hampshire GU34 1HN | t: 01420 84443
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Jassar has over 12 years of private dental practice experience, during which he has mentored and coached dentists in Europe.
He graduated from dental school in 2003 and up to 2015 was the Managing Director of 8 private dental practices in The Netherlands.
Jassar has been a lecturer in dentistry and head of department for a Dental Nursing Academy in the Netherlands and has continued his professional development in the United Kingdom.
Jassar’s special Interests include complex root canal treatments, prosthodontics and cosmetic dentistry and he has a warm and welcoming chair side manner. His focus is on providing the best possible dentistry and to continually keep his patients informed of all their oral health options.
Ben has been working in General Dental Practice for 10 years, in Scotland and in England. He has a keen interest in aesthetics and anxiety. He is currently working on an Implant course. Outside of Dentistry, Ben is a photographer and writer and is interesting in healthy living and healthy eating. He enjoys spending a lot of time outdoors, whether on a bike, or up a mountain.
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Our GOLD Members enjoy 10% off all treatment as well as complimentary 2 x Dental Health Checks and 2 x Hygiene cleans each year. Members also benefit from nationwide emergency cover, redundancy cover, implant cover, worldwide cover and supplementary insurance.
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