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Following recent guidance from the NHS, all face-to-face, routine dental treatment has been postponed. These measures will help reduce the chance of virus transmission and reduce unnecessary travel.

 However if you do experience a dental problem, we have created the symptoms checker below which will tell you where to access the right care, as well as a guide on our website for managing minor dental problems at home.


Where you should seek help



Treat at home using the guide on our website, or call usual dental practice for further advice

  • Loose or lost crowns, bridges or veneers.
  • Broken, rubbing or loose dentures
  • Bleeding gums.
  • Broken, lose or lost fillings
  • Chipped teeth with no pain
  • Loose orthodontic wires



Call your usual dental practice for advice first

  • Facial swelling extending to eye or neck.
  • Bleeding following an extraction that does not stop after 20 mins solid pressure with gauze/clean hankie. A small amount of oozing is normal, just like if you had a grazed knee.
  • Bleeding due to trauma.
  • Trauma resulting in a tooth being knocked out of the socket, or a large fracture resulting from trauma and causing severe pain.
  • Significant toothache preventing sleep or eating, associated with significant swelling, or fever that cannot be managed with painkillers.




Straight to A&E

  • Facial swelling affecting vision or breathing preventing mouth opening more than 2 fingers width.
  • Trauma causing loss of consciousness, double vision or vomiting


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