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.
Welcome to our dental clinic in Ferndown, set in the beautiful building at Balmoral Lodge in Dorset. We are located at 5 Queens Road with 4 surgeries offering high-quality private dentistry services. All of our treatments and practices are performed by UK qualified and experienced dentists, with a team of highly motivated hygienists for support.
We provide quality and professional dental care in a simply stunning environment, which helps towards your feeling of ease and comfort. We’ve been established in Ferndown for over 15 years now and we’ve helped hundreds of local people maintain a healthier, more attractive smile.
The cornerstone of good dental practice is traditional family dental care with the emphasis always on prevention. This is our fundamental philosophy here at envisage. Your whole health is at the forefront of all treatment you receive with us.
We work hard to provide a welcoming environment for you to receive the highest quality dental care. Our building stands within its own grounds, with ample patient parking for your convenience and easy disabled access to the three ground floor surgeries. We offer dentistry for patients across Ferndown, Wimborne, Blandford, Broadstone, West Moors, Ringwood, Verwood and other local areas.
Looking for dental implants or dentures as part of your dentists Ferndown based service? If you choose to have a set of tailor made dentures, we will work closely with one of our partner laboratories to ensure you achieve the results required. Our sophisticated dentures are designed for comfort, functionality and aesthetic appeal. You can also opt for the more natural look and feel with a dental implant service. These have a number of significant advantages over dentures, all of which we are more than happy to discuss with you in detail.
Have you broken or damaged one or more of your teeth? We totally understand that your teeth do not stick by standard working hours. Problems often occur when dental surgeries are usually closed. Whatever the emergency might be, if you wish to see us outside of our usual hours we can certainly arrange for this to happen. Visit our emergency dental care page for more information.
No matter how well you look after your teeth, they can break or deteriorate for any number of natural and/or accidental reasons. You should act quickly in order to restore the area, maintain a clean image and prevent any further issues from occurring. This is where restorative dentistry comes into play. This can be anything from a simple dental crown to a root canal procedure. Our expertise and experience enables us to achieve the best possible long-term results for all of our patients.
Would you like to see a dentist in Ferndown? Have you got a dental emergency or do you simply think it’s time you have a check-up? Whatever your requirements are, our professional and courteous dental practitioners are here to help.
To make an appointment with our dentists in Ferndown call 01202 871488.
Dentist Address : Balmoral Lodge, 5 Queens Road, Ferndown, Dorset BH22 9RT | t: 01202 871488
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Kevin graduated from Bristol in 1987 and has worked at Balmoral Lodge for nearly 30 years, both in the current building and in the practice’s previous home on Ringwood Road. In the constantly evolving world of dentistry Kevin not only has a Masters Degree from Kings College, London, but he also continues to update his knowledge through many professional development courses around the world.
Kevin’s approach is gentle and caring. He believes that the cornerstone of a good dental practice is traditional family dental care with the emphasis on preventative dentistry. Kevin is proud to have many second generation patients at the practice who, like their parents, are completely filling free.
After qualifying in 1989 Sue has enjoyed her career in General Dental Practice, she has worked at Balmoral Lodge since 2004 and feels it offers her the chance to see a wide range of patients from families with children growing up completely free of dental decay, to patients with dental fears and phobias who Sue takes gently though any treatment they may require.
Sue is also committed to continuing her Post-Graduate education, and she has completed a one year post-graduate course in restorative dentistry at the prestigious Eastman Dental School in London and she regularly participates in internet-conference lectures with dentists across the world.
Gary qualified with BDS and LDS RCS (Eng) from the Royal London Hospital in 1992. He has spent his career working as a general dental practitioner, 20 years of which has been in the British Army looking after service personnel and their families. He has also worked in the NHS, private practice and as a volunteer dentist in Nepal for 6 months. Gary has a particular interest in endodontics (root canal treatments), operating through a surgical microscope for the last 15 years to treat more challenging cases. He strongly believes in a preventative team approach as the cornerstone of predictable dentistry. His aim is to maintain the oral health and confidence of patients in his care.
He is committed to life-long learning and has formalised this by undertaking many post graduate courses including a Diploma in Restorative Dentistry. In 2012 he was awarded the Fellowship in General Dental Practice at the Royal College of Surgeons. He is a member of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) and the British Endodontic Society.
Gary lives locally with his wife and 3 young children. He enjoys making the most of the Dorset countryside and Jurassic coastline, both for water sports and spending time with his family.
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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.