Dental Health Fact Sheets

HEE have created a series of factsheets, developed jointly by pharmacists and dentists, to support community pharmacy teams to manage urgent dental and oral symptoms and to signpost patients to other services where indicated.  Community pharmacy teams can offer patients advice about suitable pain relief, promote good basic oral hygiene, and provide ongoing support to patients once the acute problem has resolved. These factsheets cover a range of dental and oral conditions where pharmacies can meet urgent care needs through providing advice on oral health and signposting to dental and other urgent and emergency care services.

The factsheets cover the following dental and oral conditions:

  • Oral ulcers
  • Teething
  • Muscular (myofascial) pain / jaw joint pain
  • Dry mouth
  • Lost fillings or crowns
  • Pericoronitis – gum inflammation surrounding an erupting wisdom tooth
  • Bleeding and swollen gums
  • Fractured dental appliances
  • Chipped or fractured teeth
  • Bleeding after tooth extraction
  • Toothache
  • Oral Fungal Infections
  • Oral Hygiene Advice
  • Medication Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw (MRONJ)
  • Tooth Whitening

Dental Factsheets For Healthcare Practitioners