Please do not come to the surgery without having an arranged appointment – for all general enquiries and appointment bookings, you can call us on 01553 631094, or email at

We appreciate it can be frustrating awaiting a response following leaving a voicemail, but please remain patient with our staff in these unprecedented times. We are currently working at a reduced capacity following the government guidelines. Please be kind and considerate, our receptionists will get back to you as soon as they can. THANK YOU.

Non-Dental and Facial Pain

As dentists we spend a lot of time treating pain from the teeth. Non-dental pain or Oro-Facial pain is that pain which starts in other parts of the head and neck and we have the techniques to treat or reduce some of these conditions.

Temperomandibular disorder is pain from and around the jaw joints. This can be felt as:

  • Face pain
  • Earache
  • Headache
  • Neck pain
  • Toothache

After assessment, if appropriate, we can treat with:

  • Provision of a splint
  • Acupuncture
  • Referral to a physiotherapist.

Some unfortunate patients can spend months or years going from specialist to specialist and never seeing a suitably trained dental practitioner for assessment. We cannot offer a cure but we may be able to help reduce the symptoms.

As dentists we may be in the best position to recognise and diagnose those conditions which medical practitioners have little experience of, such as:

  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Burning mouth syndrome
  • Atypical facial pain, and make the appropriate referral.

Treatments are carried out by Mr William Dryden.

Please call the surgery or complete the self-referral form to book an appointment for an initial assessment.

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During this current period of tighter restrictions our dental practice remains open to treat patients, in line with government guidance.