Coronavirus - COVID 19 Advice
UPDATED 25 MARCH 2020
THE DENTAL SURGERY IS CLOSED
EMERGENCY ADVICE CAN BE OFFERED BY PHONING THE PRACTICE
FROM 9AM - 5PM.
IF YOU REQUIRE TREATMENT THIS WILL BE ARRANGED BY
REFERRAL FROM US TO A CENTRAL HEALTH BOARD TREATMENT HUB.
OUTWITH THESE HOURS PHONE NHS ON 111.
PLEASE BE CONSIDERATE TO THE PRESSURE THE NHS IS
UNDER BEFORE CALLING.
DENTAL EMERGENCIES ARE:
TRAUMA WITH LOSS OR MOVEMENT OF A TOOTH
SPREADING SWELLING ON THE FACE CLOSING THE EYE
OR RESTRICTING MOUTH OPENING
PERSISTENT BLEEDING (not from the gums)
Sorry for any inconvenience.
Levengrove Dental Care
UPDATED 17 MARCH 2020
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are
common in many different species of animals. Rarely these can infect
people and then spread such as with MERS, SARS, and now with COVID-19.
Most often, spread from person-to-person happens
with close contact. Person-to-person spread is thought to occur
mainly via respiratory droplets produced when an infected person
coughs or sneezes, similar to how influenza and other respiratory
pathogens spread. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses
of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
It's currently unclear if a person can get 2019-nCoV by touching
a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their
own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes.
It is our normal daily practice to take cross contamination
seriously. The approach towards the spread and potential contamination
of Corona Virus is the same as all other potential threats. The
Dental Surgery will continue to uphold its exemplary standards of
cross infection with the use of personal protective equipment, hand
sanitary care and instrument sterilization as well as the use of
disposable items where applicable.
Please follow the guidance from NHS Inform:
Otherwise, we hope to continue operating normally
and thank you for your understanding.