Dental pain is commonly caused by tooth decay, gum disease and infection. Although we aim to prevent the onset of disease, things do go wrong, so we repair with fillings, treat gum disease and perform root canal therapy where necessary. Of course sometimes pain can start quickly and at any time, so we do have allocated emergency slots every day so that we can see any emergency quickly. We also endeavour to see non-regular patients if time and availability permits.

The problem that we most commonly see is the broken tooth. These can usually be repaired with either a filling or a crown and we tend to use modern tooth-coloured materials which whilst pleasing to the eye, are also very strong.

Unfortunately, it will sometimes be necessary for a tooth to be removed but modern techniques in anaesthesia (numbing) means that this will be a completely painless process.