Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and following recent guidance from NHS England and the Department of health, dental practices have been advised to STOP AEROSOL SPRAYS, and to PRIORITISE URGENT TREATMENT where possible.

All scheduled appointments are now cancelled until further notice

As well as reducing risk to staff and patients, this will also prevent unnecessary travel in an attempt to reduce virus transmission.

This information aims to advise people who still need to access care, and also to support people in managing minor symptoms at home

 

You may wish to contact us via our website, email, or phone if you have any queries

If you need urgent attention, for e.g. toothache or swelling,  and have been unable to speak to one of us, please call NHS 111

However before you do that, you may consider having a look at the following suggestions/ advice: 

What counts as a dental emergency?

Non- Urgent (may need to wait)

  • Loose or lost crowns, bridges or veneers

  • Broken rubbing or loose dentures

  • Bleeding gums

  • Broken, loose or lost filings

  • Chipped teeth with no pain

  • Loose orthodontic wires

Urgent dental treatment

  • Facial swelling extending to the eye or neck

  • Bleeding following an extraction that does not stop after 20 mins solid pressure with a gauze or clean hankie. (A small amount of oozing is normal, just like if you grazed your knee)

  • Bleeding due to trauma

  • Tooth broken and causing pain, or tooth fallen out

  • Significant toothache preventing sleep, eating, associated with significant swelling or fever that cannot be managed with painkillers

Straight to A&E

  • Facial swelling affecting vision or breathing, preventing mouth opening more than 2 fingers width,

  • Trauma causing loss of consciousness, double vision or vomiting

Tips to help manage dental problems until you can see a dentist

Pain/ Toothache
Hole in tooth
Tooth Sensitive to hot/ cold
Wisdom teeth
Ulcers
lost crown