Most patients with an acute dental problem have one or more of the six symptoms listed on the home page. Click on the first reported symptom then follow the subsequent questions to find out about any immediate advice or care you can give and whether the patient is likely to require Emergency, Urgent, Non-Urgent or Self Care.
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A-Z of Conditions lists all of the conditions discussed within the Management of Acute Dental Problems guidance. From here detailed advice on the management of each condition is provided.
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