Coronavirus (Covid-19) – Latest information
The information below is correct at the time of posting however, as Government advice is regularly changing please check with your Dentist for the latest information.
If you are experiencing any unusual mouth or neck symptoms that have lasted for three weeks or more, don’t delay visiting your Doctor, Dentist or speaking to your Pharmacist.
We know that seeking medical advice at this time might be scary, but early treatment can make a huge difference. The medical teams in Hospitals and Doctors surgeries have dedicated teams who can see you in safe environments.
Have you been suffering from one of these for more than three weeks?
- Non-healing mouth ulcers and /or red or white patches in the mouth
- Pain in the throat
- Persistent hoarseness
- Painful or difficulty swallowing
- Lumps in the neck
- A change in your tongue
These can be early warning signs of more serious mouth conditions, please don’t ignore them but get help as soon as possible, medical professionals are there for you.
Dental Treatment During Coronavirus (Covid-19)
Although most dental practices are not open to routine appointments during coronavirus (Covid-19), it is possible to get emergency dental treatment and mouth care advice if you need it. It is vitally important that you don’t ignore any changes in your mouth.
If you have a dental practice you regularly visit:
- Telephone them. They may have a telephone message, or your call will be answered.
- You will be told how you can get treatment if you need it urgently or given advice about your mouth health concerns.
If you don’t have a dental practice:
- Telephone the NHS 111 service
- You will be given the best help for your mouth health concern.
- A member of the dental team may ring you back if there is an urgent need for you to attend a ‘dental hub’ for treatment.
This information was correct on 08 06 2020