We are in extraordinary times!
Non Urgent dentistry is suspended, as dentists could be asked to provide support for the National Health Service.
Dentists have been advised to stop all face-to-face consultations until further notice and all routine non- urgent surgery has stopped and replaced with a remote urgent care service providing telephone triage. If you are in a bad way you will be referred to your local urgent dental care system which has been set up in every NHS region to provide EMERGENCY DENTAL TREATMENT.
You wouldn’t Adam and Eve it, but some people are already considering self-extraction! That brought a howl of pain and laughter from our Waverley Web team, as they reminisced over Tom Hanks’ ‘do it himself dentistry’ when he bashed his tooth out with a rock in the film Cast Away when stranded on a Desert Island. WW suggests you don’t watch it until the present crisis is over, particularly if you have a niggling toothache! We have been contacted by one of our readers who lost a filling a few days ago and has been forced to resort to a do-it-yourself filling kit.
Joking apart here’s some very helpful official information.