Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we are postponing all examinations, treatments and hygiene appointments.
If you have an appointment that you would like to postpone or change please contact the practice on telephone number 01926 422392 or email us on email@example.com.
The team will be available to answer your calls during normal opening hours.
If you need emergency dental advice during normal opening hours please call the practice on 01926 422392. We will provide an assessment and clinical triage via a telephone consultation with a Dentist. We now have emergency centres set up so if you need face to face management then this can be arranged after a clinical triage telephone consultation with a dentist.
For emergency dental advice outside of these hours please call NHS 111.
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Why routine dental treatments are not available
Dental check-ups and treatments involve close contact between the dentist and patient and so should not take place. Also, dentists and their teams have to avoid using tools like drills and the ones used for scales and polishes. This is to prevent them from catching the virus from an infected patient and passing it on to other patients.
Drills and other high-speed toolls create a lot of 'spray' from patients' mouths so dentists need to use protective clothing and equipment.
COVID-19 has a seven-day period before symptoms show, where someone wouldn't know they had it and could pass it on to others. If an unsuspecting patient had a filling, the spray from doing that procedure would likely infect the dentist and the nurse.
The personal protective equipment dentists wear when using high-speed tools is currently required by hospitals treating coronavirus patients. Without this equipment dentists, hygienists, therapists and nurses are not safe to treat patients as normal.
What if I have a dental emergency?
Assuming you do not have COVID-19 related symptoms, you should call your practice. They will be able to decide what your options are.
If you believe or know you have COVID-19 and have a dental emergency, please phone NHS 111.