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With Immediate effect, all routine dental treatment will cease. We have been advised by the chief Dental Officer for England, and the British Dental Association, that we must adopt new protocols for the care and safety of our patients and staff. Many other practices have done and are doing this now as well.
Social distancing and the number of patients who should self isolate, including over 70`s, Heart Disease, COPD, Severe Asthma, Diabetes, treatment for cancer and the immunosuppressed, Parkinsons, Dementia and Motor Neorone disease amongst many others, as well as asyptomatic Covid 19 carriers, means we cannot carry out any routine examinations or treatment of any kind. Face to face contact should be kept to a minimum. I am also in the social distancing group after my heart attack and asthma.
We will be open in the morning for patients to deal with emergencies only, severe pain or swelling, or split teeth. Treatment will only be of a temporary nature.You will be booked back for treatment at some point in the future, when it is safe to do so. Advice can be given every day on 07551 182937, speaking directly to me between 9am and 5pm. The previous advice on practice open for emergencies has been blacked out as it is no longer relevant. Please see the latest advice dated 4/4/2020
If you have a recent onset cough and /or a high temperature, however mild your symptoms, stay at home for 7 days from when symptoms start. If you have a sudden loss of taste and or smell, you may be an asymptomatic spreader,(caused by viral load in the nose). Again self isolate. If symptoms worsen, or are no better after 7 days, contact NHS 111 online or call NHS 111. If things dramatically worsen and you have problems breathing, ring 999. In these circumstances, do NOT attend the practice, even in an emergency. Contact the Surrey and Sussex Emergency Dental team on 0344 225 3861, or out of hours 0844 967 0069. We will be able to give you emergency advice by phone, but will not be able to treat you for emergency care, until it is safe to do so.
Any further updates will appear on the website as the situation is currently very fluid. Stay well and take care