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 are a private dental clinic, offering a full range of dental services to patients in and around the local area. Our dental treatments include general and cosmetic dentistry, dentures, implants, hygiene services, clear braces, nervous patient treatment and private dental insurance plans.
We are located at 32 Cliddesden Road and our team have occupied this dental practice since 1973. During this time we have had the pleasure of helping hundreds of local people rejuvenate their smiles and improve their oral health.
Over the last three decades, envisage dental has become one of the most trusted and leading dental practices in the entire region. We offer full family dental services and hygiene care.
We are in full belief that patient care comes first and that no other Basingstoke dentist focuses on this intention as much as we do. Judging by our reviews we are doing something right.
It is extremely satisfying to be able to stand by what we believe in, and we aim to continue on doing so for years to come. We also offer free parking with easy access from the town centre for total convenience.
We specialise in transformational smile makeover experiences right here in Basingstoke providing cosmetic dental treatments designed for clear and satisfying results. Our caring and friendly dentists understand just how important it is to look good as well as feel good too. It’s all about ensuring you are confident not only in your appearance, but in your own personal health and well-being as well. We endeavour to take the time to listen and fully understand your requirements and concerns beforehand, guaranteeing the most appropriate results.
Maintaining a good image is not just reserved for the time after your treatment either. Actually going through a period of dental treatment or a dental procedure can knock many peoples’ confidence. Braces especially come with an unfavourable stigma. That’s the benefit of our clear braces service – you can take care of your dental needs without letting the rest of the world know you are doing so!
We believe our implants are the 'gold standard' permanent solution when it comes to missing teeth. Book an appointment today to find out for yourself the many benefits that dental implants can provide. If you are looking for dentures instead we can certainly help with that too. All patients at our Basingstoke clinic receive a full consultation as part of our comprehensive service. We also offer a denture realignment facility, as well as stabilisation and a denture repair service.
Read our latest blog post on whether Dental Implants are truly worth it.
Call 01256 461888 to make an appointment with any of our Basingstoke dentists. Would you like to know more first? No problem at all, contact the team here today for more details and one of our team members will be more than happy to deal with your enquiry.
Dentist Address : 32 Cliddesden Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG21 3ET | t: 01256 461888
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Dr. Vish Anand qualified as a dentist in 1988 and as a doctor in 1997, both from Kings College Hospital School of Medicine and Dentistry. He spent 6 months after his initial qualification year in Restorative, Prosthetics and Periodontics at Birmingham Dental Hospital and subsequently, several years in full-time Oro-maxillo facial surgery. He went on to complete the senior house surgeon General Surgical Oxford rotation including Plastic Surgery, ENT, Orthopaedics, Renal Transplantation, Accident and Emergency and General Surgery. He has been placing dental implants for over 20 years and has taught and lectured on the subject for several years. Whilst being an active member of the Association Of Dental Implantologists (ADI), he also ran the Oxfordshire Regional branch of the ADI for some years. After having built up several implant practices throughout Oxford, London and the home counties, he continues to be an implant clinician with a strong commitment to education. More recently he has been involved in teaching on Warwick University’s MSc in Implantology and has been appointed as an Honorary Clinical Teacher for the University (2010 - 2014). In addition to this he has been appointed as a honory senior lecturer for GIFT (Generic Implantology Forum and Training) and for BPP University. This includes a comprehensive program delivering lectures and clinical teaching on patients on all aspects of Implantology.
Emma graduated from the University of Wales, college of medicine Dental school in 2004. She worked in Wales for 3 years before moving home to the South Coast. Emma joined Envisage Dental in 2019. Emma's professional interests lie in oral surgery and in general dentistry. When Emma is not at the practice she enjoys time at home with her husband and her son.
Tajel began her career in Ascot within a multi-specialist practice. During her time there, she won The Robert Gorham Academic Award for Best Clinical Case (Endodontic). She went on to complete her MJDF (Royal College of Surgeons England) examinations to enhance her primary dental care skills.
She has also worked as a Senior House Officer in the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Department in Berkshire and London. It is here she gained experience with complicated surgical extractions, trauma, oral medicine and oncology. She has a special interest in cosmetic dentistry, facial aesthetics and fast orthodontic treatments such as Invisalign.
She loves to treat children and patients that are anxious visiting the dentist. She can help patients feel at ease whilst having their oral health needs taken care of. Tajel is a firm believer that a dentist should incorporate dentistry, engineering and art into their facial treatments which allows her to treat her patients with a holistic approach.
She can combine her dental skills with treatment such as dermal fillers, botulinum toxin injections, chemical peels and medical grade skincare to achieve the results her patients aspire. Tajel has embarked on projects in Tanzania and Kenya to provide dental care in underprivileged rural areas. She has also raised money for charities such as Smile Train and Unicef by climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and running both the Paris and London Marathons. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, yoga and travelling.
Helen graduated from the University of Bristol in 1999, going on to complete post graduate surgical exams from the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh in 2002.
In 20 years since qualifying, Helen has worked in a variety of NHS and private settings, splitting her career between general practice, hospital (teaching students in oral surgery and periodontology clinics) and sedation clinics. She has extensive experience in difficult or surgical extractions and treating patients under intravenous sedation.
Helen is passionate about delivering excellent care to her patients, understanding their needs and delivering them in a holistic and patient-based manner. As the daughter of a pharmacist, she was brought up to listen and to look after people, believing that every patient should receive care that is pain-free and as gentle as possible.
More recently, Helen has worked solely in private practice, focusing on delivering high quality general dentistry, aesthetic alternatives, bleaching and veneers whilst always keeping patients relaxed and comfortable.
Away from the surgery, Helen is a keen swimmer and all round fitness fanatic. As a busy, devoted Mum, she has nutrition at her core and is often found talking at length about healthy eating and reduced sugar alternatives.
Dr. Kia Papagalani has been delivering premium orthodontic care for more than 27 years. Her extensive experience and enthusiasm enable her to excel at the orthodontic treatments with Invisalign aligners and Insignia Advanced Smile design Custom made braces.
She focuses as a specialist Orthodontist on providing the highest quality of orthodontic care and successfully manages challenging, complex and multidisciplinary cases by using and combining the latest and most advanced orthodontic techniques with special Invisalign methods for teens and adults.
Her commitment to providing the best orthodontic treatment is supported by her ongoing professional development and training and keeping up-to-date with the latest technologies and methods.
Dr. Kia is also an experienced and Premier Provider of a wide range of modern and custom-made braces besides Invisalign clear aligners for teens and adults. Her special interests include smile architecture and aesthetics, non-extraction treatments and facial-driven orthodontics.
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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.
Our PLATINUM Members can join our plan upon assessment. Based on the condition of your oral health, membership and insurance plans vary from £20 to £60 per month. Members receive full dental care under the plan so you have peace of mind you are covered for all your dental needs.