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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Statement - 29 April 2020

CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC RESTRICTIONS

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DENTAL SURGERY IS CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR ALL ROUTINE DENTAL APPOINTMENTS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY PLEASE PHONE THE DENTAL SURGERY ON 01482 506004

During these unprecedented times all dental surgeries are unable to provide the normal care that patients are used to.  Our practice will remain open during normal working hours to provide advice to patients and where necessary provide care in the form of prescriptions for analgesics and antibiotics.  We are working together with other local practices and face to face consultations and treatment, if necessary, will be provided for clinically urgent problems at our local emergency hub after telephone consultation with a dentist.

If you are calling outside of normal hours and have an urgent dental problem, please consider if this could wait until the following day or over the weekend rather than accessing the out of hours services. Call the surgery on (01482) 506004 for assistance and information.

If calling out of hours and the problem is extremely severe please contact the out of hours service through NHS 111.

If your dental problem includes uncontrolled bleeding and a swelling that is causing breathing problems this is an emergency and you should go to A&E.

News

25% of Children Affected by Tooth Decay in England

A survey by Public Health England found that 25 per cent of 5 year olds had experience tooth decay, and on average 3 or 4 of their teeth were affected. Most of the tooth decay reported also went untreated.

The same survey also reported that tooth extraction was one of the most common hospital procedures for under 5’s, and it was the sixth most common. Furthermore, for children aged between 5 and 9 years old, it was the most common reason for hospital admissions.

Tooth decay is largely preventable, and both children and adults should follow these simple steps to take care of their teeth and prevent decay:

  • Using a fluoride toothpaste brush twice a day
  • Once a day clean between your teeth with floss or an interdental cleaner
  • Eat well balanced meals and limit your snacking

Of course the final step is to visit your dentist regularly for a professional clean and oral examination.

Ayer Dental are now accepting new private and NHS patients. Call 01482 506004 to book an appointment today.

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Surgery Hours

Mon - Thur 08:30 - 13:00   14:00 - 17:00
Fri 08:30 - 13:00   14:00 - 15:30
Sat & Sun Closed
Bank Holidays Closed
In case of emergency - call 01482 506004