Can dentists do online consultations? Yes, absolutely! At The 247 Dentist, we can provide online dental consultations for emergency needs when you’re unable to visit a dentist for an in-person appointment. Online dentist UK appointments are available throughout the day at a time best suited to your calendar, before booking a video dentist appointment there are a few things you’ll need to consider!
An online dentist appointment should be used for emergencies only. If you are unable to receive the support you need for a dental problem in person, or are shielding/self-isolating then speaking with an online dentist is the perfect solution to improve your condition and give you the necessary help to recover!
If you are in serious, ongoing pain, have broken or lost a tooth, have excessive bleeding, or believe you may be suffering from an abscess, we highly recommend booking an emergency dental appointment in a clinic as soon as possible. Find your nearest dental centre and we will aim to provide a same-day appointment to resolve your needs
If you’re looking for a regular dental appointment in your area give us a call – or contact our host clinics directly for a general check up.
An online dentist (UK) can help with a range of issues regarding your dental emergency.
These video consultations allow you to discuss your problem directly with a professional, who will assess your teeth via webcam and provide the necessary advice and steps you should take to improve your condition. They will also alert you on the severity of your case, and if needed, advise on whether you should visit a dentist in person for treatment.
When booking an online dentist UK appointment, it really is as simple as 1,2,3! Our video dentist process ensures you have an appointment at a time that best suits you and all the information you need to be prepared for your consultation:
This online dentist UK service costs £85, which includes the cost of issuing a prescription should this be required (please note, you will still need to pay for your prescribed medication at the pharmacy on collection).
Our video dentist appointments use secure encrypted technology to ensure your safety and privacy, and can be conducted via laptop, tablet, or mobile phone without the need to download additional apps on your device.
In preparation for your online dentist appointment, you’ll need to ensure the following:
Dental emergencies can present themselves in many forms, and being assessed by a dentist promptly can often prevent the situation from worsening. But first, it’s essential to understand what type of dentist appointment is best for you and how you can book it.
Unlike your typical routine dentist visit, at The 247 Dentist, we have a wide range of different options for booking an emergency dentist appointment, including face-to-face appointments and even online dental consultations. Meaning you can find the one that suits you and your situation.
It can be difficult to find the time to arrange an emergency dentist appointment in your busy life, especially without needing to book time off work.
Our emergency dentist clinics are available out-of-hours and on weekends, including Bank Holidays. Because a dental emergency typically won’t strike at a convenient time, having a dentist with out-of-hours service ensures that you receive quick and effective help.
All you need to do is contact our emergency dentists on 03301 759995 to book an out of hours face-to-face dental appointment. We have a growing network of clinics with highly qualified dentists ready to provide you with speedy, expert treatment.
If you’re happy to be seen during regular hours, we also work with a considerable number of partner practices across the UK, helping patients find emergency appointments at normal times.
We have locations in; Southampton, Brighton, Poole, Sutton, Gloucester, and Essex, with plans for more. Find the nearest emergency clinic and plot your route to it.
Walk into whichever clinic best suits you, and a member of the team will be able to book you in at a convenient time. Our team are equipped to provide you with urgent dental service safely and efficiently.
If you’re not sure whether you have a dental emergency and think you would benefit from speaking to an experienced specialist to find out, an online dental consultation might be the solution for you.
Online dental consultations are a great option if you can’t find a listed emergency dentist near you. Our expert dentists are available via video for online dental consultations at a time that suits you, right from the comfort of your own home.
Our expert dentists are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to assess your dental issue and ascertain its urgency. They can even help treat it with home care suggestions or by prescribing antibiotics that you can pick up within minutes from your local pharmacy.
Our online dental consultations start at just £85. To book a slot, call our video team on 03301 656566, and they will book you in at a suitable time.
Now you know the three best methods to get your dental emergency seen as soon as possible, what can you expect when you arrive for your appointment.
At The 247 Dentist, we treat thousands of dental emergencies every year, which means we have a lot of knowledge in understanding what dental problems can arise and how to best treat them.
Our experienced dental team have access to the latest, high-end equipment, which allows our dentists to provide quick but effective treatment for any dental emergency. Once you have been comprehensively checked and given a diagnosis, you will receive a bespoke treatment plan. This plan will clearly outline the costs of your emergency dental treatment to ensure you are happy before undergoing any procedures.
A chipped or broken tooth is the most common cause of needing emergency dental treatment. If you have a cracked or broken tooth, it is essential to visit an emergency dental clinic, as, in the case of major tooth breakage, it can result in intense pain and bleeding.
If the chipped tooth is left untreated, it could result in further complications such as cutting your tongue on the sharp or jagged break. Similarly, some dangers of leaving a chipped tooth are that the root and nerve of your tooth can be left exposed, resulting in infections.
You can break your teeth in countless ways, but it will never be at a convenient time. Whether it’s in the middle of the night, over the weekend or during the holidays, we are available for out of hours dental appointments across the UK to ensure you receive emergency dental treatment quickly and safely. Call us on 03301 759995 for face-to-face appointments or find your nearest dental clinic today!
If you are experiencing extreme pain associated with your teeth or gums that prevents you from continuing everyday activities, it is not something to be taken lightly and can indicate a larger issue.
It’s especially important to get emergency dental treatment if you have a toothache that lasts more than two days and painkillers are not helping to subside the pain. Seeking immediate emergency dental care can help assess the cause of the pain and help remedy it.
While some blood when brushing or flossing can be considered normal, you should seek emergency dental treatment if your gums bleed excessively and are aching for no apparent reason.
Bleeding gums are a telltale sign of poor dental hygiene but can also be a sign of underlying health issues that require immediate attention. An emergency dentist appointment can perform an expert examination to determine the cause and then help treat the problem.
If your cheek, jaw or gums are swollen, making it difficult to eat or speak, it is a sign that you may have an abscess caused by an infection. These need to be treated by removing the source of the infection and draining the abscess.
A dentist can treat you in a number of ways, but all require immediate emergency dental care to prevent the infection from spreading. Our online dental consultations can help solve this issue with home care advice or even remotely prescribed antibiotics ready to be collected at your local pharmacy in just minutes.
A crown or filling works to cover damage in your teeth, and losing them is not something to ignore. While you might only experience an odd taste in your mouth and some discomfort, waiting too long before getting your tooth refilled or another crown fitted could result in facing a much more serious procedure such as a root canal.
You are more susceptible to infection with no protection as your tooth’s sensitive tissue is now exposed. This is the ideal breeding ground for bacterial infection, and you should receive emergency dental treatment as soon as possible.
If you are experiencing any of the signs listed above, it’s important to seek emergency dental treatment as quickly as possible to prevent the situation from worsening.
If your nearest 247 Dentist isn’t local, our emergency dentists are available across the UK via video consultations from the comfort of your own home and at a time that suits you. Book a video consultation by calling 03301 656566 to get your symptoms professionally assessed.
Unsure whether your symptoms are necessary for an emergency dental treatment? Check out the dental health advice our experts have created and see the list of home dental remedies you can apply yourself while you await your dentist’s diagnosis and treatment.
Some dental concerns may require urgent attention, whereas others may be less pressing. Home remedies can be an effective method to help treat your problem, but it’s essential to understand when emergency dental care is needed.
There are several signs to look out for that indicate whether you need emergency dental care. When you have an issue with your teeth, especially in the instance of an infection, it’s unlikely it will go away on its own and is often a sign of a larger concern. If left untreated, delaying expert dental care can worsen the issue and become more serious.
To decide whether the best course of action is to get emergency dental care or rely on home remedies until your next checkup, you must first assess your symptoms to determine the severity of the situation.
If you’re experiencing any of the below signs, they indicate you require immediate attention and should book an emergency dental care appointment to help you.
If you’re unsure whether or not your dental concern is something that needs professional care, get in touch. Our expert dentists are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to ensure that your emergency dental care needs are met quickly and safely.
At-home dental remedies should be used in instances where your toothaches or dental issues are not so severe that you can’t resume regular activity. These home treatments should help to relieve your pain, reduce swelling and ease other symptoms.
Some of the most effective ways to help aches and common dental issues are:
With the above being said, you should know that home remedies aren’t purely for curing the issue and should never be a substitute for professional emergency dental care. They are an excellent method of helping to relieve the discomfort of your dental problems while you wait for your appointment.
Emerging wisdom teeth is a great example of a dental issue that a dentist cannot help until it has broken through the gums. In this case, your best option is to use home treatments to help relieve the discomfort until then.
The best thing you can do at home for your dental health is practice good oral hygiene. This includes brushing and flossing your teeth twice daily, using mouthwash to reduce oral bacteria, and ensuring you get your general dental check-up twice a year.
Your diet also has a big impact on your teeth’s well-being. Staying hydrated and drinking plenty of water helps flush out bacteria from the teeth and gums. This is especially important if you consume a lot of sugary food and drinks as they often get stuck, promoting bacteria growth. Sugary foods should be avoided if possible to maintain good oral health.
For more information on general dentistry, visit the Smilemakers Dental Practice in Southampton. Don’t worry if you’re not based in the Hampshire area, we have emergency dental practices across the UK – find your nearest clinic to book your appointment.
While these home remedies should help you in the meantime, they should only be used as temporary solutions until you can book an emergency dentist appointment to get the help you need.
With emergency dental clinics based throughout the UK, we can provide immediate care for all dental issues. Give us a call on 03301 759995 to ensure that your emergency dental needs are met quickly and safely. Even our virtual dentists can prescribe antibiotics for you to pick up from your local pharmacy immediately.
When you’re suffering from the pain of a tooth infection, the last thing you want to do is wait around for an available appointment or travel to find a more suitable one. Luckily you no longer have to!
At The 247 Dentist, we can offer virtual dentist appointments where our experienced dentists have the expert knowledge to assess and advise on your tooth concerns and have the authority to provide a dental prescription online.
We always suggest prevention instead of cure when it comes to dental care, but you can’t help when an emergency strikes. In this case, if you are experiencing emergency dental issues and want to get quick and effective treatment. An emergency virtual dentist is an ideal solution.
This is not to be used as an alternative choice for a regular checkup, but instead only in emergencies to receive urgent care for a dental problem that is causing you issues.
Some common dental emergencies that we see and our virtual dentist help treat are:
A virtual dentist consultation will allow the dentist to adequately assess your situation by explaining your symptoms and showing them any physical issues via the video call. They can use this information to advise you about the urgency of your case and provide home care suggestions.
Beyond the advice they can give, our emergency video dentist appointments are an ideal solution for people in a lot of pain who want to skip the queue at their local dentist and instead get the treatment they need quickly and effectively.
Our emergency dentists are available via video consultations and can facilitate the prescription and delivery of antibiotic treatment directly to your local pharmacy so you can start treatment and be on the road to recovery right away. We have face-to-face emergency dentists based across England in our partner clinics, including; Southampton, Brighton, Poole, Sutton and Gloucester but if one isn’t in or near your city, a virtual dentist is a perfect option for you as you can access it from anywhere in the UK.
A virtual dentist appointment can be perfect for allowing you the convenience of getting the advice and treatment you need from the comfort of your own home.
An online appointment can be more suitable for your schedule and help you avoid the hassle of a long waiting period and get the quick treatment you need. When it comes to tooth infections or abscesses, prompt assistance is essential. Getting a dental prescription online can prevent your condition from worsening and becoming a much larger issue like a fever.
It’s a good idea to avoid visiting a GP when suffering from dental issues as there’s little they can do to help. Going to a doctor for dental treatment will likely result in you getting referred to a dentist as they are not specialised in dental care to provide an expert opinion. In this case, don’t waste your time and immediately book a virtual emergency dentist.
To book your emergency virtual dentist today, call us on 03301 656566 and find a time that suits you. We are online and ready to help, able to remotely prescribe antibiotics for you to collect at your local pharmacy within minutes.
Once booked, you’ll have to fill in a short medical history to provide the dentist with. After completing this, you will then receive access to our online waiting room to get the emergency advice and treatment you need.
Being unable to visit an emergency dental clinic in person shouldn’t stop you from receiving the treatment you need. Book a virtual emergency dentist online to provide you with a more convenient alternative option to the traditional emergency dentist appointment.
An emergency online dentist appointment differs from a typical in-person appointment as it’s not something you get on a repeated frequency like your general checkup, but instead just when you need to be seen in an emergency and are unable to get to an emergency dental clinic. This is not to be used for cosmetic treatments but rather to help solve a problem, give home care advice, advise you on the urgency of your situation, or even remotely prescribe antibiotics.
If you have a dental issue and could benefit from speaking to an emergency dentist in a timely manner, booking a video consultation with an emergency dentist from the comfort of your own home can be a great way of assessing the severity of your dental emergency.
We are ready to help you 24/7, and it is super easy to book a dentist online. Simply phone our video team on 03301 656566, and they will book a suitable time slot for you.
After your reservation has been made, you will receive a form to complete regarding your medical history, this ensures the emergency dentist is up to date with all relevant medical information prior to your video appointment. After this has been finished and submitted back, you will be sent a secure link to join The 247 Dentist’s online waiting room and let in at the allotted time.
After you have booked an online emergency dentist, you will have a private 1:1 consultation with a dentist with years of experience managing dental emergencies. In this secure call, you can describe your dental problem in detail and even be examined by the dentist. They may request that you use some spoons to keep your mouth open, helping them look inside your mouth and identify your symptoms on the screen.
Not everyone has an emergency dentist local to them that they can quickly and easily reach. And even if they do, sometimes the waiting list can be far too long. Virtual emergency dentist appointments give you the ability to be seen from anywhere in the UK when you don’t have a local emergency dentist available quick enough.
Get rid of the long queues and wait times by picking a time that suits you rather than having to move your day around an available appointment. There is no need to sign up or be a member of our dental clinics. You can simply book an emergency consultation and get our dentists up to speed on your medical history, so they are ready to help you.
Be seen even while self-isolating
Due to the pandemic and general illness, you can never be sure when you may have to forgo a pre-booked appointment due to being unwell. Virtual emergency dentist appointments give you the ability to be seen if you are in a position of self-isolation without putting yourself or anyone else at risk.
Ability to prescribe
The virtual emergency dentist gives you the ability to remotely provide online prescriptions such as antibiotics that can be ready for you within minutes at your local pharmacy. Being prescribed antibiotics remotely is ideal for helping you receive quick relief in the case of tooth infections, wasting no time doing this yourself.
An emergency appointment out of regular working hours in other dental clinics would typically incur extra charges. This is not the case at The 247 Dentist. It will cost you £85 for a video dentist appointment inclusive of the price for issuing any prescriptions, not to mention the time and money saved on travel and potentially taking time off work.
Dental emergencies can hit anyone at any time, and often a dentist must assess you promptly to prevent the situation from worsening. With experienced dentists and nurses treating thousands of dental emergencies a year, we’re prepared to help you with your online emergency dental appointment.
It’s never good to need an emergency dentist appointment, but the timing is not favourable more often than not. In this case, it would be hugely beneficial to skip the long waiting list and see an out of hours emergency dentist as soon as possible.
At The 247 Dentist, our emergency dentists are available across the UK and video dentist appointments can be made for online emergency dental consultations, from any place in the UK, at any time. So you can speak directly to an emergency dentist as soon as possible, without the stress of waiting lists or disruption to your day.
If you are unable to visit an emergency dentist in person, a video dentist appointment is the ideal solution to prevent you from having to travel a considerable distance to get the help you need.
A video dentist appointment gives you access to an expert dentist whenever you need one, from the comfort of your own home. This can be a great solution to quickly assess your dental concern, to help identify the problem and it’s urgency while providing treatment advice or even antibiotic prescriptions to your nearest pharmacy if necessary.
If you’re interested in booking a video dentist appointment, phone our video team on 03301 656566 to reserve a spot. Once you have booked your consultation with a virtual emergency dentist, you will receive a secure link to complete a medical history form that can bring the emergency dentist up to speed on your situation. This will enable them to provide you with appropriate advice and care specific to you.
When you have filled in the relevant form, you will receive an email confirming the time of your video dentist appointment along with a link that takes you to the video dentist waiting room. Your dentist will then let you into the consultation at the appropriate time, where your virtual emergency dentist appointment will last around 20 minutes.
Our emergency video dentist service uses world-leading secure encrypted technology to ensure privacy, allowing you to describe your dental problems to our online dentists confidently. They can examine you by looking and listening to your symptoms on the screen to help solve the problem or advise you about the urgency of your situation and even remotely prescribe antibiotics.
Ensure that you are logged into the waiting room at least 10 minutes before your video dentist appointment, to allow you to solve any technical difficulties issues you may encounter before starting the dental consultation.
If there are any technical problems with your video link the dentist will contact you, so please make sure you have access to the email address and mobile phone that you provided when you booked your online dentist appointment.
The online dental consultation works on either a mobile phone, tablet, laptop or desktop, and there is no requirement for you to download any apps or software.
Assure that you have a good internet connection and are in a well-lit area with little background noise as the dentist will need to see and hear you clearly.
It can be helpful to prepare two spoons to retract your cheeks and lips during the consultation to help the dentist see inside your mouth. You could even request the help of a friend to hold your mobile phone and film you for the duration of your video dentist appointment.
Dental emergencies can present themselves in any form and at any time. It’s important to get assessed promptly to prevent your condition from worsening.
If you have a dental issue and are unable to visit an emergency dentist face to face, it would be best to book an online emergency dental appointment to ensure you are treated quickly and efficiently. Our team are all experienced dentists with years of experience managing dental emergencies. You will be in good hands.
Keeping your gums healthy is an essential part of your dental hygiene routine. Many studies suggest that the health of your gums can have an influence on your overall health; not maintaining oral hygiene can result in a range of serious dental and overall health issues including gum disease, tooth loss and potential risks to your heart.
Unhealthy gums can lead to serious problems that may result in emergency dental treatment in the future. These issues range from cavities and tooth loss, to abscesses and gum disease.
Gum disease is considered one of the biggest issues caused by unhealthy gums. Medically known as Periodontitis, gum disease can result in major issues for your overall health; with the enhanced risk of increasing your risk of a stroke, diabetes and heart disease.
This infection is predominantly caused by harmful bacteria from continued plaque build-up. Symptoms of gum disease include:
If you believe you may have the symptoms of gums disease it is essential that you book an emergency dental appointment with an urgent care dentist for immediate treatment. Contact the team at The 247 Dentist for an emergency dental appointment.
With a consistent dental hygiene routine, a relatively healthy lifestyle and regular check-ups with a dentist, it is quite easy to maintain the health of your teeth and gums. Here are the basics:
Remember to use a fluoride toothpaste and brush your teeth every morning and evening. Keep your gums clean by gently brushing along the edge of your gum line to ensure bacteria and plaque build-up has been removed.
We all have wisdom teeth, typically wisdom teeth erupt and grow through during your early 20s. For some, you may not even notice or experience issues with wisdom teeth. For the majority, many people will need to have impacted wisdom teeth removed.
When our wisdom teeth erupt, we can’t control how they grow in or if there’s space for them. As they are the last of our teeth to come in, if there is little space for them, this causes them to grow through improperly. Causing what is known as impacted wisdom teeth.
Impacted wisdom teeth can cause pain and led to further dental issues if not treated quickly. The most common treatment for impacted wisdom teeth is extraction.
Usually, impacted wisdom teeth do not go unnoticed. If you’re experiencing pain, swelling in the back of your mouth or jaw, this could be caused by your wisdom teeth. The longer you put up with this pain, the more damage the wisdom tooth could be doing to your gums, nearby teeth and jaw.
Other symptoms to be aware of:
– Jaw tenderness and stiffness
– Redness in gums near to the wisdom tooth
– Bad breath
The best method to accurately diagnose is to see a dental professional who will take x-rays to identify the location of your wisdom teeth. From here, they can see if the teeth are the cause for your pain and recommend the best treatment plan for you.
Impacted wisdom teeth can be classified into four categories:
Erupted – Where the wisdom teeth or tooth has grown through and can be seen. This is the easiest type of tooth removal as the tooth is already present in the mouth.
Soft-Tissue Impacted – This is where the wisdom tooth is trying to grow through but is stuck under the gum.
Partial-Bony Impacted – Here the wisdom tooth is still partially stuck in the jaw.
Full-Bony Impacted – Where the wisdom tooth is fully stuck in the jaw. This is the most complicated for a tooth removal.
It is important to tell your dentist if you experience any pain associated with your wisdom teeth. Your dentist will be able to monitor the growth and treat as necessary to avoid any nasty complications associated with impacted wisdom teeth.
If you ignore your pain for too long, wisdom teeth which have grown in improperly can lead to further complications such as:
– Pressure in the mouth can cause overcrowding of teeth which may need orthodontic treatment to straighten again
– Infections or cysts in the mouth
– Food and bacteria can get easily caught in partially or fully erupted teeth as they’re hard to clean. This can lead to decay.
– Difficulty eating and sinus issues due to the position of the tooth. It can create pressure which can cause sinus pain or headaches.
If you’re struggling with tooth pain or symptoms associated with impacted wisdom teeth, you should make an appointment with your dentist. It’s best to catch and monitor the growth of your wisdom teeth before they create further issues. Often the best solution is wisdom teeth removal to help fully cure your pain and prevent any further complications.
If you’re experiencing pain and require an emergency dentist, please contact us on 02382 355 553 or email email@example.com. Alternatively, book a video dentist appointment for an online dentist appointment.
Those who smoke increase their chances of lung, heart, stomach, and kidney diseases, as well as putting themselves at risk of cancer. We should all know by now how catastrophic smoking is to our health, but have you thought about your oral hygiene?
When it comes to oral hygiene, smoking is not the most talked about issue. However, it is important to consider these factors as smoking can have a detrimental effect on your oral hygiene and overall health.
Below there are some of the major problems smoking can have on the health of your teeth and gums. It’s not a small list so be aware that all these problems can occur at any time.
It is believed that smoking e-cigarettes (vaping) are less harmful to your oral hygiene than standard cigarettes, but this is not entirely true.
During an inhale of vape, you take in e-liquids, even those which state that they are nicotine-free can still contain harmful substances which can include heavy metals, cancer-causing chemicals, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and believe it or not… nicotine.
If e-cigarettes do contain nicotine, the likelihood of you having a dental emergency will increase. There is some evidence that vaping can cause inflammation and those that do vape are at a higher risk of getting gum disease and perhaps a loss of taste.
Another interesting fact is how addictive vaping can be. Smokers use this method to try and quit smoking, but it may make it harder to do so. This will then increase the risk of diseases associated with tobacco use – like cancer.
In 2012, around 20% of adults were smoking. That has drastically dropped to 13.9% which is such a positive result. If you are still struggling to quit, there is a lot of advice that you can follow and try different methods.
Feel free to talk to your GP, join your local stop smoking service, and seek online support at Better Health.
Quitting can be hard and stressful for roughly six months, but after this you will no longer feel these pressures and your overall oral and physical health will be drastically improved.
At The 247 Dentist, we offer a full range of services to treat your emergency dental requirements. Due to smoking, your teeth and gums can be drastically affected and create horrendous problems for your future.
If you feel that your smoking habits are having an impact on your oral hygiene, and resulting in dental problems then contact The 247 Dentist to book an emergency dental appointment on 02382 355 553 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We offer out of hours appointments so that you can receive urgent dental care without having to disrupt your daily schedule or prolong any toothaches and pains.
Our emergency dentists are available across the UK and via video consultations at a time that suits you.