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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Statement - January 2021

CORONRONVIRUS PANDEMIC RESTRICTIONS

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE SURGERY IS OPEN FOR EMERGENCIES AND ONGOING TREATMENTS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. THE SURGERY IS ALSO NOW OPEN FOR ROUTINE DENTAL APPOINTMENTS. PATIENTS ARE ADVISED TO PHONE THE PRACTICE TO BOOK THEIR NEXT CHECK-UP APPOINTMENTS.

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 for triage to provide advice to patients, and to prioritise needs and arrange appointments accordingly. 

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 NHS111.

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.

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Poor Dental Health Affects Both Children & Families

Did you know children who have tooth decay (approximately 25% of 5 year olds) often have difficulties eating, sleeping and even socialising.

What’s more, poor dental health in children not only affects them, in terms of missing school, but also affects their parents too. The majority of children with tooth decay and poor dental health miss on average at least 2 school days per year, but a Public Health England survey found this figure rises to as many as 15 days in some areas.

This also results in a large number of missed working days where parents and carers have to take time off to look after their children.

Oral health is such an important part of a child’s overall health and school readiness, and should be taken seriously.

To avoid tooth decay, children’s sugar intake should be monitored closely by parents and carers, along with regular brushing and dental checkups.

Book your child in for a dental check-up today with Ayer Dental Practice, and we will happily advise on how to improve your child’s oral health. Call 01482 506004 to book an appointment.

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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