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    Can a person with constant horrible tooth pain get an urgent appointment to a dental professional? Or this is not classified as a case where urgent help is needed?
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    Of course they can. Most dentists have an out-of-hours number to call, but if no dentist nearby provides that service you can often go through community care centres. If in doubt call NHS Direct and they can guide you.
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    (Original post by MattKneale)
    Of course they can. Most dentists have an out-of-hours number to call, but if no dentist nearby provides that service you can often go through community care centres. If in doubt call NHS Direct and they can guide you.
    Can you just pop into a dental practice or you have first to call them?
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    I would just go in. If you're there and obviously in pain-they may see it as more urgent.
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    (Original post by sugarmouse)
    I would just go in. If you're there and obviously in pain-they may see it as more urgent.
    Yea, thinking about just going there and begging to direct me to a dentist, this pain is unbearable :sad: Already feel sick of all pills that doesn't even help.
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    I did similar myself once-I even took a dental mirror with me, grabbed a dentist in the corridor (it was at a dental hospital!) and said 'dude, seriously have a look a this will you!'

    (He did )
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    (Original post by sugarmouse)
    I did similar myself once-I even took a dental mirror with me, grabbed a dentist in the corridor (it was at a dental hospital!) and said 'dude, seriously have a look a this will you!'

    (He did )
    Haha that sound funny I would just probably go in tears
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    I am a bit nuts-but to be honest I think he was glad because it took literally two minutes, I just stood there and let him look-saved him the hassle of having to get me in for an actual appointment, diagnosis done then I just hung around until they could fit me in-treatment was quicker because he'd already told the next dentist what was wrong.
    Good luck-just be honest tell them you're in pain, suffering can't sleep/eat etc and they'll fix it .
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    (Original post by sugarmouse)
    I am a bit nuts-but to be honest I think he was glad because it took literally two minutes, I just stood there and let him look-saved him the hassle of having to get me in for an actual appointment, diagnosis done then I just hung around until they could fit me in-treatment was quicker because he'd already told the next dentist what was wrong.
    Good luck-just be honest tell them you're in pain, suffering can't sleep/eat etc and they'll fix it .
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    (Original post by sugarmouse)
    I am a bit nuts-but to be honest I think he was glad because it took literally two minutes, I just stood there and let him look-saved him the hassle of having to get me in for an actual appointment, diagnosis done then I just hung around until they could fit me in-treatment was quicker because he'd already told the next dentist what was wrong.
    Good luck-just be honest tell them you're in pain, suffering can't sleep/eat etc and they'll fix it .
    Okay, went to practice and they told me they cannot take me today so referred to a hospital. Went there, they a student checked me, did some x-ray and told that one of my teeth has a bit complicated tooth decay and that either canal treatment can be applied or extraction of a tooth. Told me that only very good specialist can do such difficult canal treatment and if I won't find any, I can come for extraction I don't mind extracting it as I want to get rid off pain but the only thing is I'm extremely scared of extraction

    During my last extraction which was in like 10 years ago, dentist injected medicine so I won't feel anything but due to complicated condition of a tooth, I felt everything and they extracted my tooth piece by piece. From then, I'm very scared of extractions :sad:
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    (Original post by ForgetMe)
    Okay, went to practice and they told me they cannot take me today so referred to a hospital. Went there, they a student checked me, did some x-ray and told that one of my teeth has a bit complicated tooth decay and that either canal treatment can be applied or extraction of a tooth. Told me that only very good specialist can do such difficult canal treatment and if I won't find any, I can come for extraction I don't mind extracting it as I want to get rid off pain but the only thing is I'm extremely scared of extraction

    During my last extraction which was in like 10 years ago, dentist injected medicine so I won't feel anything but due to complicated condition of a tooth, I felt everything and they extracted my tooth piece by piece. From then, I'm very scared of extractions :sad:
    Don't worry your situation sounds similar to mine. I was in a lot of pain and they said I had an infection in my tooth as a previous dentist had drilled too far in to it and damaged the nerve. They sent me for an xray and said if I had no wisdom tooth underneath they'd root canal it to try and save the tooth but if I had a wisdom tooth they'd extract it. Turns out I had a wisdom tooth underneath (lucky me). My dentist injected anaesthetic around all 4 corners of the tooth. It was completely numb and I didn't feel a thing. I assure you my tooth came out hole. It was just when the anaesthetic wore off I was in pain so had to dose up on painkillers and sleep and I was on antibiotics for 2 weeks. Not sure what tooth yours was but mine was an adult molar
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    (Original post by iJess)
    Don't worry your situation sounds similar to mine. I was in a lot of pain and they said I had an infection in my tooth as a previous dentist had drilled too far in to it and damaged the nerve. They sent me for an xray and said if I had no wisdom tooth underneath they'd root canal it to try and save the tooth but if I had a wisdom tooth they'd extract it. Turns out I had a wisdom tooth underneath (lucky me). My dentist injected anaesthetic around all 4 corners of the tooth. It was completely numb and I didn't feel a thing. I assure you my tooth came out hole. It was just when the anaesthetic wore off I was in pain so had to dose up on painkillers and sleep and I was on antibiotics for 2 weeks. Not sure what tooth yours was but mine was an adult molar
    I still would like to save the tooth. I had similar problem back in my home country and they did root canal treatment with no problem. Just going to ask if they can refer me to a hospital that I found do endodontics (root canal treatment). I think mine is molar tooth as well. I just need them to prescribe me antibiotics to bear the pain until my next appointment
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    (Original post by ForgetMe)
    I still would like to save the tooth. I had similar problem back in my home country and they did root canal treatment with no problem. Just going to ask if they can refer me to a hospital that I found do endodontics (root canal treatment). I think mine is molar tooth as well. I just need them to prescribe me antibiotics to bear the pain until my next appointment
    Yeah and it would clear up and infection if there is any, so long as you're not allergic to penicillin as that's what they tend to prescribe
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    (Original post by iJess)
    Yeah and it would clear up and infection if there is any, so long as you're not allergic to penicillin as that's what they tend to prescribe
    I don't even know if I'm allergic to something but never had any side effects to anything being prescribed.
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    Of course he needs a urgent dental treatment.
 
 
 
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