Covid-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. Its caused by a virus called coronavirus.
Do NOT attend the practice if you have either:
- a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
- a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
Information for all patients
We are still open but are providing a very limited service as per the guidelines issued by NHS England and British Dental Association (BDA)
- We will ask you if you have any symptoms or should be self isolating;
- Postpone routine care for patients;
- Not provide urgent or emergency care for patients who are or should be self-isolating; these patients should be seen in dedicated centres which are being established, not in general practice;
- Ask patients to travel unaccompanied where appropriate, and attend as close to your appointment time as possible (e.g. wait in your car until your appointment time, do not come in early if avoidable).
Information for general dentistry patients
We are providing an emergency only service.
We will only see cases that fall into the urgent or dental emergency category. This service is only for our existing patients: you need to have attended at least once for routine treatment with us within the last two years.
This DOES NOT include:
- Mild or moderate pain: that is, pain not associated with an urgent care condition and that responds to pain-relief measures;
- Minor dental trauma;
- Post-extraction bleeding that the patient is able to control using self-help measures;
- Loose or displaced crowns, bridges or veneers;
- Fractured or loose-fitting dentures and other appliances;
- Fractured posts;
- Fractured, loose or displaced fillings;
- Treatments normally associated with routine dental care;
- Bleeding gums.
It DOES include:
- Dental and soft-tissue infections’
- Severe dental and facial pain: that is, pain that cannot be controlled by following self-help advice’
- Fractured teeth or tooth with pulpal exposure (very badly broken)’
- Oro-facial swelling that is significant and worsening’
- Post-extraction bleeding that the patient is not able to control with local measures.
This list is not exhaustive, please call for further advice.
Information for minor oral surgery patients
We will postpone any non urgent cases.
If you have an urgent situation that cannot be delayed, we will try to provide you with treatment. All such patients will be reviewed on a case by case basis by the oral surgeon prior to booking an appointment.