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Urgent dental care

Changes to urgent dental care due to coronavirus (COVID-19)

People seeking help with urgent dental care should not visit a local NHS dental practice but instead phone their practice, between the hours of 9am -5pm, Monday to Friday, for information and advice on alternative arrangements in place. After 5pm weekday evenings, weekends and bank holidays people should contact NHS 111.

People seeking help should not visit A&E departments or GP surgeries for dental care.

All dental practices are offering telephone or video-link consultations and can prescribe pain killers and antibiotics if needed. They will also be able to refer those patients in need of urgent dental care to a service where they can be seen.

When contacting your practice, it is important that patients are clear about whether or not they are symptomatic, self- isolating or in a vulnerable or shielded group to ensure you are seen in the correct location.

Please visit our coronavirus advice pages for more information

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