Due to the high risk of transmitting COVID-19, all dental treatment has now stopped in the UK. All help and advice surrounding dental care is now being provided via telephone.
Moving forward specialist centres are being set up to deal with dental emergencies.
What to do if you have a dental problem and what advice is available?
There is self help information below and I am available for telephone consultations and advice. Please ring the practice as normal on 01925 758616. You may need to leave a message but I will get back to you that day and do my best to help.
I now have a small supply of temporary filling material that I can provide to you if you lose a filling and also cement to refit a crown. I also have a supply of some antibiotics and I can provide prescriptions for further antibiotics, fluoride supplements and pain relief medication. I can arrange for you to pick up or for the delivery of any normal dental products such as interdental brushes and high fluoride toothpaste.
Managing dental problems during the COVID-19 outbreak.
The practice is operating a telephone help line for emergencies and advice.
If you have a swelling on your face or difficulty swallowing, this requires professional attention so contact me for advice on 01925 758616.
If you have dental pain here are a few things you can try to manage the pain until normal services can resume.
Pain from teeth
Decay is a bacterial infection of a tooth. If the bacteria gets close to the nerve in a tooth, it can cause the tooth to be acutely sensitive. As the infection causing inflammation of the nerve gets worse, the ligaments holding the tooth in position can also get inflamed which causes pain on biting.
If the tooth is acutely sensitive to temperature, antibiotics will not fix this. The decay needs to be removed to allow the tooth to heal. If the bacteria has caused irreversible damage to the nerve in the tooth then a root filling is required or the tooth needs to be extracted.
To help manage toothache until you can visit us, there are a few things that may help reduce the pain:
If there is an infection – (a swelling next to the tooth or pus discharging from the gum or around the tooth)
Pain from gums
If there is bacteria or food debris trapped between the gum and the tooth, this can cause pain.
Pain from ulcers
We want to reassure you that once the Covid 19 crisis is resolved, we will be in touch to reschedule your dental appointments. We are keeping records of all the appointments we are postponing and look forward to a time when we can resume business as usual!
We thank you for your patience. We are all in this together and, together, we will get through it. Please take the self-isolation and social distancing advice very seriously and together we can stop the spread of this virus.
Stay safe out there folks.
We welcome all new patients and look forward to meeting you.
Our core service is general dentistry but we do provide many advanced services so that we can provide a modern, comprehensive, dental service to our patients. We invest in new technologies to improve patient experience and make your dental treatment as quick and comfortable as possible...
We have several dental emergency appointments every day. We understand that dental pain can be very distressing and debilitating, that a missing crown can be embarrassing so we reserve appointments to deal with these problems. These appointments are available to or regular patients and also to new patients or casual patients...
Loose teeth can be painful and embarrassing. Here at Dental Care with Jill Cooper, our first priority is to find out why your teeth are loose and then to work with you to get a long term solution. To find out more about the services we offer please contact the practice to arrange a consultation.
Here at Jill Cooper Dental Care we use a range of clear orthodontic systems so that we can find the system that will work for you the best. We can use aligners or clear removable appliances to give you that smile you are looking for. Please contact the practice to make your free clear orthodontic consultation appointment.
Including refer a friend discounts, Six Month Smile Summer Special, and buy one get one free examination for new patients!
We have a friendly happy atmosphere in the practice that puts children at ease and we provide a colouring area and children’s magazines in case there is a small wait.
Nervous Patients are extremely welcome. We understand that many people find coming to the dentist difficult and we work with you to make your dental experience at Dental Care with Jill Cooper as pleasant as possible.
Missing teeth can affect our smile, affect are ability to eat and talk, they can disrupt our bite and cause other teeth to move making them more prone to dental decay because of food packing between teeth and also sometimes gum disease.
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