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Emergency dental care
If you have toothache, a broken tooth that is causing you discomfort or have damaged your mouth in an accident, please give us a call on 01258 473397. If you call early in the morning we will try and arrange an emergency dental appointment for you for the same day.
As we work on an appointment system, all emergencies have to be fitted in between or after the existing appointments. We will try our best to minimise waiting time for emergency patients, but we respectfully ask patients to be aware that in some cases there may be an unavoidable delay.
If you are experiencing a dental emergency outside of our normal working hours and require the advice and/or services of a dentist, please telephone the practice on 01258 473397 for information on how to contact the on-call dentist. This includes evenings, week-ends, bank holidays, and any other period of closure e.g. between Christmas and New Year. The on-call dentist will either be located in Sturminster Newton, Shaftesbury, Stalbridge or Sherborne and you will be expected to travel to the on-call dentist if they deem it necessary to see you. If you need to be seen outside of normal working hours then you may be liable to pay a “standard call-out” fee of £145.
If you are a member of the Global Dental Scheme (i.e., you receive your dental care under one of our care plans or maintenance plans), you may be able to claim this fee back. (Please ensure that you get a receipt for any payments made. If you require any assistance in how to claim this fee back, please contact the Global Dental Scheme directly on 0333 3580 499 or download the Request for Assistance forms from their website, www.globaldentalscheme.co.uk If you are a member of Global Dental and require emergency dental care while away from home or outside of the UK, then please telephone +44 333 3580 477 or email email@example.com.
While waiting for your appointment, you may want to try the following steps to help you manage any dental emergencies:
- If you are in pain, use an over the counter pain reliever such as paracetamol (unless advised not to by your GP)
- Rinse your mouth out with warm water
- Apply pressure on any bleeding areas using gauze or a wet teabag
- Apply an icepack to your cheek if there’s any swelling
- If you have access to it, cover any major cracks with temporary dental cement
- Cover any broken teeth with milk, saliva or saline solution
Whilst the above steps may help you manage any dental discomfort, it's still important to see a dentist ASAP in order to address the underlying issue and prevent further deterioration.
People are talking about us
The biggest complement we receive is when our patients refer their friends and family to Sturminster Dental Care. In fact, we have built much of our practice on these valued, trusted recommendations over the years. Read our reviews to hear why our patients are recommending us…
My wife and I made our first visit as new patients. First impressions were very favourable on both the dental and admin side
Absolutely amazing dentist. Every single member of staff is wonderful, sweet and kind. Highly recommend. 10/10!
I have been going to Sturminster Dental Care for years , it’s amazing. Always get a warm welcome and Ian & Helen are Brilliant looking after my teeth . Wouldn’t go anywhere else and recommend them highly
Absolutely first class dental care from an extremely courteous and professional team. A trip to the dentist isn’t exactly everyone’s ideal place to visit, but all the staff here will make you feel totally at ease, and for me, have completely taken the fear factor away from the occasion. I’ve visited a few dental surgeries over the years, and this is the best by quite some distance. Top class service from a top class team. Thank you!
I have not relaxed in a dental chair for years . I was always apprehensive and anxious. Brian has a great bed side manner and for the first time in years I relaxed . It was almost pleasant ! Thank you for ‘putting me back together again’ Tim
I don't usually do reviews but in this instance I have only but compliments for this Dental Practice. From the Receptionist to the actual Dental Teams everybody is so pleasent and reassuring. I appreciate attending a Dentist can be stressful for some but this Practice makes the visit as comfortable as possible.
I visited Olga today and was so impressed with her and all of the team. I would highly recommend this dentist practice. It's all about what is best for you. Very friendly, understanding and I feel confident they really care about their patients.
Always on time with appointments, friendly and welcoming staff. A pleasure to be one of your clients ✨️.
Great dentist sorted out my problem straight away would recommend to anyone
Very patient and very trustworthy. Always friendly and calming for both scared adults and children.
Very friendly and efficient staff, an excellent dental practice.
My tooth broke yesterday due to a cancellation I was able to be treated today friendly professional quick service couldn’t have asked for more
The staff and dentists are brilliant and so caring
Sturminster Dental Care offer a high standard of dentistry and you feel that you're in safe hands. This is backed up by a professional and very friendly team who provide a warm welcome at each point of contact. The facilities are well designed and comfortable and there is free parking outside.
Friendly and professional
Excellent practice, would recommend to all, as a nervous patient, they put me at ease, and I do not dread going to have treatment.
Great practice. You feel valued as an individual patient. Very professional, friendly and punctual.
Excellent, professional and friendly Dental Practice. Thank you.
Efficient, calm and polite service which makes going to the dentist not such an ordeal! All lovely and helpful staff.
Very professional team and staff.
Absolutely superb practice in every way! Thoroughly recommend
Ian and staff are brilliant ..Recommend it for all.
Excellent visit as always, Ian is always so pleasant and reassuring.
Excellent dentists. Clean, friendly and Covid safe
Very good care from Olga
I don't think I have ever had such a comfortable and friendly dental experience. Ian took the time to explain all my options and treatments and made me feel fairly optimistic about the outcome. The reception staff were very welcoming and helpful
It was great to be fitted in so quickly, as I had indicated that I was in pain, and the receptionist worked hard to find a slot for me. Overall, an efficient service, with friendly, accommodating staff. The dentist worked quickly to identify the problem and begin treatment.
Always time to talk 'teeth' and never feeling rushed
Excellent service - friendly team