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Covid-19 Guidance

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.


Keep calm and stay at home

Tips to help manage dental problems until you can see a dentist

Accessing care

  • Following recent guidance from NHS England and the Department of Health, dental practices have been advised to STOP AEROSOL SPRAYS and PRIORITISE URGENT TREAMENT where possible.
  • As well as reducing risk to staff and patients, this will also prevent unnecessary travel in an attempt to reduce virus transmission. This information aims to advise people in pain who still need to access care and also support people in managing minor symptoms at home.

If you need to access emergency care:

  • Have you or anyone in your house been self isolating?
  • Do you have any symptoms?
  • High temperature or continuous cough?

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.

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What counts as a dental emergency?

Urgent dental treatment:

  • Facial swelling extending to eye or neck.
  • Bleeding following an extraction that does not stop after 20 mins solid pressure with a gauze/clean hankie. A small amount of oozing is normal, just like if you had grazed your knee.
  • Bleeding due to trauma
  • Tooth broken and causing pain, or tooth fallen out.
  • Significant toothache preventing sleep, eating, associated with significant swelling, or fever that cannot be managed with painkillers.

Straight to A&E:

  • Facial swelling affecting vision or breathing, preventing mouth opening more than 2 fingers width.
  • Trauma causing loss of consciousness, double vision or vomiting.

Non-Urgent (may need to wait):

  • Loose or lost crowns, bridges or veneers.
  • Broken, rubbing or loose dentures.
  • Bleeding gums
  • Broken, loose or lost fillings.
  • Chipped teeth with no pain.
  • Loose orthodontic wires.

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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.

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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.

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Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom Teeth

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.

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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).

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Pain or bleeding after extraction

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 Gums

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.

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Lost Crown

Lost Crown

  • Clean and check the crown. If the crown is mostly hollow, you can attempt to re-cement it at home if you feel confident to do so.
  • Remove any debris from the crown, you can use something like the tip of a paperclip to scrape the old cement away. Clean your tooth thoroughly. All debris must be removed from both the crown and the tooth for it to seat properly.
  • Check the crown fits without cement. Check that the bite feels correct, if the tooth feels too tall, it is not fitted correctly, double check for debris. NEVER force a crown or post onto or into your tooth, this can cause the root to fracture. If you cannot get the crown to fit, keep the tooth as clean as possible and wait to see your dentist.
  • Crowns should be replaced using a dental cement from a pharmacy like Recapit. DO NOT USE SUPERGLUE or FIXADENT to fit your crown.
  • Once you have practiced placing the crown, dry the tooth and crown, mix the cement as instructed on the packet and fill the crown. Place the crown directly onto the tooth. Bite firmly to press into place.
  • Remove any extra cement with a toothpick and floss between your teeth to make sure they do not stick together.

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Welcome to Envisage Dental in Ferndown

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.

Professional Dentists Ferndown and Surrounding Areas

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.

Ferndown Dental Implants and Dentures

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.

Emergency Dental Care in Ferndown

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.

Restorative Dentistry

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.

Contact Envisage in Ferndown Today

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.

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Dentist Address : Balmoral Lodge, 5 Queens Road, Ferndown, Dorset BH22 9RT | t: 01202 871488

envisage Ferndown is open:

  • Monday .......................................... 8am to 5pm
  • Tuesday ......................................... 8am to 8pm
  • Wednesday .................................. 8am to 5pm
  • Thursday ....................................... 8am to 7.45pm
  • Friday ............................................. 8am to 4.30pm
  • Saturday ....................................... Monthly upon request
  • Sunday & Bank Holidays ........ Closed

Dr Kevin Durrant BDS, M. Clin. Dent, Principal Dentist | GDC Number 62610

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.

Dr Sue Walker BDS (Lon), Dentist | GDC Number 64514

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.

Dr Gary Curtis BDS (Lond), LDS RCS (Eng), MFDS RCS (Eng), Dip Rest Dent, FFGDP, Dentist | GDC Number 67747

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.

Dr Sarah Mussell BDs | GDC Registration No. 251312, Dentist

Find out about fees at our Ferndown dentist

Ferndown Dentist Fees

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Dental Health Check



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Root Filling Incisor



Premolar Molar






Fillings (Amalgam)



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Implant and tooth



Sinus Lift



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Tooth Whitening 



Tooth Coloured Crown



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Straight Teeth (per arch)





Existing Patients



New Patients







A: £20.24
B: £32.24
C: £37.76
D: £45.17
E: £61.70 

KIDS PLAN (0-18)


A: £7.71
B: £11.64

Dental Implant Consultation Ferndown

Our dental implant consultations are designed to ensure our patients are as informed and as clear as they can possibly be on this specific treatment process. We feel it is necessary that you fully understand the procedure and know what to expect from start to finish. This includes after care and dealing with any possible side-effects following immediately after treatment. This is a time where you are encouraged to ask as many questions as you please, with no hesitation. As the old saying goes, the only stupid question is the one you do not ask!

Before the treatment can begin you must first have a full medical history assessment. This will allow us to understand the current condition of your oral health and suggest an appropriate course of action for long-term success. Of course, all of this is based entirely on your suitability and requirements. So before you decide whether dental implants are for you, we will make sure you are made aware of alternative treatments, the benefits and drawbacks and the timings involved.

Denture Consultation Ferndown

Don’t let missing teeth grind you down! Come along for a denture consultation, part and parcel with your Dental Health Check, so you can think of a future without poorly-fitted dentures. Rest assured that we’re on your side, so we team up with expert local laboratories who are determined to find the best solution, every time. We make sure every patient walks away with a smile as confident as our expectations!


Get Out Of Pain
Unfortunately, our teeth do not perform to a schedule or keep to the typical working day and we understand that problems often occur out of hours. If you have a dental emergency and it is a weekday, please contact us as early as possible so that we can try and arrange a same day appointment.

envisage dental offer emergency dentistry open early morning till late and available on weekends. Our private dental clinics offer full telephone support and our emergency dentists are ready to get your tooth out of pain in a short 10/15 minute emergency appointment for a FIXED FEE as well as diagnose you for a full long term recovery plan.

New Patients
If you are not registered as a patient at envisage dental we offer a fixed fee to get out of pain for the tooth in question. You will then be asked to book in for a full Dental Health Check where the dentist can assess your entire oral health and provide a long term solution with the use of intra oral cameras and X-Rays.

Existing Patients
If you are already registered as a patient we will get you out of pain for a reduced fixed fee and invite you back for your full Dental Health Check to assess a long term solution.

General Dentistry Ferndown

Prevention is always better than cure, don’t you think? Dentists Ferndown and beyond definitely think so! General dentistry begins with our hygienists and dentists stabilizing your oral health. In addition to this, we highly recommend that you join our membership scheme to ensure you visit the dentist and hygienist at least twice a year

We will make sure you clean and polish your teeth regularly and effectively, keeping on top of the risk of gum disease the whole time. We can also help you with stain removal and discolouration. Come and visit our Ferndown clinic today for more details!

Restorative Dentistry Ferndown

All of the regulations and exercises that dentistry has to offer can be incorporated into a restorative dental service. This is where our experience and expertise becomes invaluable! Our knowledge of all things associated with restorative dentistry means we are able to provide the best possible results every single time.

Prevention is better and more cost-effective than the cure in most cases – but this is especially true when it comes to dental care. Sometimes teeth can break, meaning we must restore the area and the overall condition of your oral health.

Restorative dental treatment may include a range of treatments from tooth whitening to braces, fillings, veneers, crowns, root treatments, bridges, plastic gum surgery and much more! Ask our friendly and professional team for more details.

Smile Makeover Ferndown

Our dental clinic in Ferndown offers a transformational smile makeover experience for your exploitation. We understand how important it is to be able to smile with confidence and to eat your meals without fear of breakages or damage. Private cosmetic dentistry, performed by our experienced dental team in Ferndown, will help bring out the best version of smile!

Here we like to invest in our people and so that you can experience the best care possible. You can be assured that you are in completely safe hands, taken care of by people with passion for dentistry modern treatment techniques. We offer a range of experience across a variety of treatment modalities within envisage dental to preserve as much of what nature gave you as possible.

Our dentists are also able to offer straight teeth options, cosmetic white fillings, veneers, crowns, professional whitening, dentures, bridges, teeth implants, Botox and many more cosmetic treatments to inspire you to bring out the best version of yourself and help make a real difference to your life.

Nervous Patient - Sedation

One of our patients didn't go to a dentist for ten years due to his dental phobia but after seeing one of our dentists, who treated him the way we treat all our clients, he finally got over the fear of dentistry.

Be assured that you are far from alone and we have treated hundreds of people in your situation and they keep coming back! We recognise that dental phobia can be a real issue which affects your oral health over the long term. One visit to envisage dental and we promise to help you overcome the fear of the dentist. Before you even sit in the chair we discuss any anxieties you may have and take these on board when treating you – we want you to be in control.

We will offer painless dentistry with early intervention to help prevent irreversible gum disease, painful dental abscesses or extensive dental treatment. Why not pop in for a tea or coffee to meet our team and decide yourself!

Become a GOLD member & save 10%

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.


PLATINUM Membership

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.



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