Dental Treatment and COVID-19

Dear Patients,

On 25th March 2020 Sara Hurley (Chief Dental Officer England) and Matt Neligan (Director of Primary Care and System transformation) released their latest statement on the rapidly developing COVID-19 pandemic.

We would like to update you on how this will affect our service provision at Dentalcare Group. The guidance is clear that all routine, non-urgent dental care, including orthodontic treatments must be deferred until advised otherwise. We are still here to support you and your dental needs through this unprecedented time.

We want to take this opportunity to reassure all our patients that we take the spread of the COVID-19 in the UK very seriously. The health and safety of our patients, staff and visitors to our dental practice is our main priority.

Here at Dentalcare Group we will be providing all our patients with a remote service during normal working hours. Our dentists will perform telephone triaging for: advice; analgesia; and antimicrobials (if appropriate) . We will not be able to see you at the practice.

If it is not possible to manage your symptoms remotely, you will have to be referred to a Local Urgent Dental Care Centre. Details of these are currently being established in our area and we will update you as soon as we have further information.

We will use our best professional judgement in the triaging process and work collaboratively with our Local Urgent Care system, possibly volunteering our expertise where necessary to help meet the demands imposed on this new emergency service.

Please click below for our regular updates:

www.facebook.com/DentalcareGroupUK

www.instagram.com/dentalcare_group

You can also check the following websites for further advice:

www.gov.uk/coronavirus

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19

We would like to thank you for your support and cooperation in the interest of our patient’s health and safety. We will closely monitor this situation and will update all patients accordingly.

Stay safe.
Kind Regards,
Dentalcare Group Team

Emergency Dentist

at Dentalcare Langley

What is a dental emergency at Langley?

A dental emergency is where you experience pain or trauma to your mouth, teeth or gums. This may include:

  • A knocked-out tooth
  • A chipped or fractured tooth
  • Loose teeth or a loose tooth
  • Toothache or dental pain
  • Loose or damaged crowns and fillings

If you think you have a dental emergency or you’re not sure if you have a dental emergency, then contact our receptionist for advice.

Getting an emergency dental appointment in Langley

1 in 4 people will experience some form of dental trauma in the course of their lifetime and this may include a chipped or broken tooth, split lip, root fractures or loss of teeth.

​We know that dental emergencies can be frightening. That’s why we aim to see patients within 24 hours of calling, please contact us as early as you can.

If you have a dental emergency outside of our usual opening hours, please phone 111 who are available until 9.30pm every day, and from 8am until 9.30pm on weekends and bank holidays.

Emergency Dentist

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Advice for some common dental emergencies in Langley

Here is some advice for some of the more common dental emergencies.

If you’re experiencing any pain, take paracetamol or painkillers but do not exceed the dosage. Ibuprofen can help with any swelling. A cold compress can also help with the pain. Avoid hot or cold drinks and any sweet or spicy food. Rinsing your mouth with salty water can also help.

Save any pieces of a knocked-out or chipped tooth and keep them in milk until you get to the emergency dentist.

Where possible, save any lost fillings or crowns and take them with you to the dentist.

Frequently asked questions about dental emergencies 

What can I do if my adult tooth has been knocked out?

Always hold your tooth by the crown and don’t hand the roots. Do not try to rinse your tooth or remove any of the attached tissue. If you are able to put your tooth back into your mouth until you see your emergency dentist, then it has more chance of surviving. If this is not possible, then keep it in a cup of milk until you get to your dentist.

What do I do if I have chipped or broken my tooth?

Phone us as soon as possible for a dental emergency appointment. Save all the pieces of your broken tooth and bring them with you to the surgery. We will decide on the best course of treatment and this may involve filing down the tooth or re-building it with special resin.

What should I do if my braces have broken?

If your brace wire has broken or come loose try covering up the wire with a small piece of cotton wool or cloth until you can get to the surgery to see us. Never cut the wire yourself.