Letters Dental pain

The need for clinical dental treatment out of hours

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g172 (Published 15 January 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g172
  1. V Mellish, oral and maxillofacial senior house officer1
  1. 1Southampton University Hospital Trust, Southampton SO16 6YD, UK
  1. vmellish{at}googlemail.com

Healthcare professionals need to be aware of all problems that may arise in clinic such as dental pain.1 Patients attend general practice as a result of poor oral health education and costly emergency dental services, through no fault of their own. Oral health education is far from ideal and patients do not realise that prevention is vital.

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