News about Toothache

Lion-sized teeth problems

10th August 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

August 10th is World Lion Day. The day aims to raise awareness of the vulnerability of lions. Big cat numbers are declining worldwide as their historic habitats shrink. As humans encroach on their territory, big cats are threatened by poachers and illegal trade. Moreover, their prey becomes harder to find. Add to this the sort…

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My tooth aches. I’m in pain. What do I do?

7th August 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

Coronavirus (Covid-19) update: During the lockdown regular dental care was restricted. Dentists are now re-opening and gradually offering a wider range of treatments. Because of the current pandemic, and because placing fillings creates an aerosol effect that can contribute to the spread of the virus, dentists currently need to wear full PPE for this otherwise…

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My filling fell out! What do I do?

5th July 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

Find answers here to our most asked question: “My filling fell out. What next?” And now, people also ask: “When will dentists place fillings again?” Coronavirus (Covid-19) update: During the lockdown regular dental care was restricted. Dentists are now re-opening and gradually offering a wider range of treatments. Because of the current pandemic, and because…

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Managing dental pain at home during the coronavirus pandemic

2nd April 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

We’ve been told it’s going to get worse before it gets better. We’re staying at home, and being sensible, so we don’t contract or spread Covid-19. During the coronavirus lockdown managing dental care at home, therefore, could help keep us and other family members safe. But staying a home won’t stop us from getting tooth…

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Good hygiene can delay antibiotic resistance

20th November 2019 | Vanessa Giraud

This week is World Antibiotic Awareness week. It was introduced to remind healthcare professionals and patients why the use of antibiotics needs careful monitoring. Healthcare professionals are increasingly concerned about antibiotic resistance.  The more bacteria become resistant to antibiotics the harder it is to treat infections and prevent the spread of infectious diseases. “Since their…

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Need a dentist urgently? Emergency care in Plymouth

7th May 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Updated September 2019 There are times when people need a dentist urgently. It may because of bleeding, trauma to the mouth, or swelling of the face or neck. We can help! Are you near the South Devon – Cornwall border?  If you need a dentist urgently, SpaDental Plymouth can help. Perhaps you’ve moved recently and…

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What’s in an amalgam filling? Is it safe?

23rd April 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

We’re often asked what’s in an amalgam filling and whether it’s safe. The short answer is that yes, amalgam fillings, sometimes called silver fillings, are considered safe. At the conference Hannah Parsonage and Jo Roberts attended recently in Shrewsbury, the future use of amalgam fillings was one of the topics covered.  Here’s some information about…

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Book a dental examination now, before exams begin!

7th March 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Updated February 2019 If you have a teenager at home who’s taking GCSE, A level or university exams in the May/June session of 2019, they’ll be getting ready for mock exams now. They’ll be busy, but don’t leave it too late to get their teeth checked. You won’t want anything to stop them from doing…

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Not feeling quite right? We can trust our local pharmacy to help.

19th February 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Our local pharmacy is here to help us to be well and stay well! If we need a prescription filled, or we’re wondering which over the counter medicine to buy, we go to our local pharmacy. But actually they are able to do a lot more to help us stay well.  When we think about…

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Flouride in our water? Yes or no?

15th February 2018 | Heather Cresswell

What is ‘fluoride’ and do we need fluoride in our water? When we talk about fluoride we are referring to the compound Sodium Fluoride (NaF), or another fluorine-containing salt. Sometimes fluoride in our water source occurs naturally. Some water boards add it.  Fluoride is also a key ingredient in everyday tooth-care products, such as toothpaste….

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Some strange historical facts and good advice for National Toothache Day 2018

9th February 2018 | Louise Burgess

Today, Friday 9th February, is National Toothache Day. “National Toothache Day is certainly not anything to smile about as toothache usually makes those who suffer from it very miserable. A toothache can make it difficult for someone to eat, drink, sleep and even talk.”  Michaela ONeill, President of the BSDHT. The purpose of this special…

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Seasons Greetings From SpaDental

25th December 2017 | Heather Cresswell

Merry Christmas   All the SpaDental management and staff would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our patients a very Merry Christmas! We thank you for allowing us to take care of your dental health and look forward to seeing you all next year! Be careful eating those delicious festive nuts! Please…

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Devon NHS Emergency Dental Services – Christmas and New Year 2017/18

19th December 2017 | SpaDental Administrator

Your Plymouth SpaDental practice is open on these days at our usual times: Monday 18th – Friday 22nd December Wednesday 27th – Friday 29th December 2017 Check our open hours over Christmas and New Year 2017/18 But when the practice is closed, please check the Devon NHS Emergency Dental Services Access Centre’s hours below. In Hours Provision:…

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SpaDental Plymouth’s Festive 2017 Opening Hours

12th December 2017 | Heather Cresswell

With less than two weeks to Christmas, a reminder of the Plymouth opening hours throughout the festive season. Opening Hours Friday 22nd December – normal opening hours 8am-5pm Saturday 23rd December – Closed Sunday 24th December –  Closed   Monday 25th December – Closed Tuesday 26th December – Closed Wednesday 27th December – normal opening hours…

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Toothache? Give us a call!

17th November 2017 | Heather Cresswell

Do you have toothache? It’s Friday morning and that dull toothache has now become real pain. What do you do? Ignore it? That’s impossible! Hope it goes away with the help of a few painkillers? That may only help in the short-term. And you have the whole weekend ahead of you. You need to find…

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Remembrance Day 2019

11th November 2017 | Vanessa Giraud

November 11th 2019 – Lest we forget Today we remember all those who lost their lives in wars. We’re also thankful to all those who serve today for their dedication to our safety, their humanitarian work, and support of world peace. SpaDental supports the Armed Forces Covenant Military service and oral health – three concerns…

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Testimonials

SpaDental Whitchurch dentist "kind and gentle"

A new patient testimonial After the closure of my local dentist in Whitchurch I telephoned Spa Dental who made me an appointment. Unfortunately I had an abscess on my tooth before my appointment date, for which I was given an emergency appointment.   I am a very nervous patient and it took a long time to build confidence with my old dentist , therefore my nerves were bad and I was in pain arriving for my appointment.  This…

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Plymouth dentists "excellent care" and "professional service"

Kind words from our patients mean a lot to us. Thank you! We're very happy to read reviews that commend the  Plymouth team and the dentists "excellent care" and "professional service". Recent patient reviews commend our excellent care: "In safe and caring hands - Without exception the treatment I have received has been outstanding. From the reception staff through each of the individuals involved, their focus is on you and you're fully involved in any…

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Fantastic Saltash patient reviews - thank you!

We very much enjoyed reading the lovely Saltash patient reviews we've received in response to our recent request for feedback. On behalf of all the staff, thank you so much for your lovely comments. We sincerely appreciate your kind words, and will also use your recommendations in our planning. SpaDental considers your review comments carefully. We read them all, and use the information we gather to guide our practice so we can keep on improving…

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Thank you for SpaDental Chard patient reviews

A very appreciative thank you to our patients from the clinicians and staff at SpaDental Chard. It has been a pleasure reading your comments because if our patients are happy, then we're happy. Feedback about the team and treatment from SpaDental Chard reviews "Everyone in the practice is efficient, professional and knowledgeable." - HCG  "5 Star Dental Care - Being in the centre of Chard, [the SpaDental] surgery is easily accessible for most patients. The…

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Plymouth patient reviews and suggestions - thank you!

SpaDental Plymouth sincerely thanks everyone who responds to our request to review the practice. We love reading all your positive comments. That said, we also take on board the suggestions you make. Because we take Plymouth patient reviews seriously, we read them carefully to see if anyone is less than satisfied with their experience and we use that information to guide our practice. Our review rating of 4.7 stars (out of 5) highlights Plymouth patient…

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Reviews Tewkesbury - thank you for your appreciation.

This last week we asked our patients who have visited the practice in the last few months to submit their comments online. We truly appreciate your kind comments. Thank you from all of us for your lovely reviews. Read about our new treatment for patients who have breathing difficulties while they're sleeping. Your opinion is important. Amongst other questions, we ask patients whether or not they would recommend the surgery to their family and friends.…

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Here to support service veterans - SpaDental Plymouth

"This was my first dental appointment since leaving the Armed Forces two years ago, and having left it far too long I eventually thought I ought to try to get myself an NHS dentist. Recognizing the unique challenges that veterans face when they leave the military, Spa Dental's veterans policy enabled me to get an initial appointment and receive treatment as an NHS patient - exactly what I'd hoped for. The professionalism and friendliness of…

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"Absolutely delighted" with veneers - SpaDental Whitchurch, Shropshire

A glowing testimonial for Dental Surgeon - veneers SpaDental Whitchurch Shropshire. Veneers SpaDental Whitchurch Shropshire "Excellent treatment! Absolutely delighted! Dr Jindal replaced two veneers for me, providing throughout brilliant treatment. He advised me of the options for the veneers and I opted for the better quality ones. The whole process was methodical and precise, keeping me informed step by step during the whole procedure. Great attention to detail was given to myself and the implants…

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High praise for Lucy Smith and Maria Shrigley, Plymouth.

Dental Surgeon and her assistant are helping anxious patients to manage dental visits more easily. High praise for the team! We know that it can be hard for people to come in to see the dentist. Here's one message: "I just wanted to say a huge thank you for your care at my recent dental visit. Lucy, I know because of your care and attention to my needs I feel so much better attending an…

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A great dental service to Plymouth patients.

We really appreciate all the reviews we're getting from patients who visit SpaDental Plymouth. Your feedback helps us feel confident we give good advice and offer a great dental service to Plymouth patients. Thank you! Here are some recent reviews: These two reviews highlight the importance of regular examination of the soft tissues in the mouth. "I feel... grateful to [my dentist] for referring me to Derriford hospital for a lump to be removed from…

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Updated: 2nd August 2020

We are receiving a lot of calls and messages now, and are doing our best to follow up and reply to your questions as soon as we can.

Thank you for your understanding.

During our phased return to in-person service:

Not all of our dental services are available immediately, therefore patient needs are assessed before an in-person booking is made.

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