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Wednesday 6th October 2021

Safe opening continuing for healthcare

Although COVID restrictions changed for many in July, in healthcare they remain.

We will continue to follow our high standards in infection control - you must still call first for an appointment, and we still need longer for some appointments due to the extra cleaning and protective equipment used.

You will still need to wear a mask while at the practice.

We are working through our backlog of check-ups from last year, and we are gradually contacting patients as we work through all the appointments delayed by COVID.

We apologise for any inconvenience but measures introduced by the UK government and health regulators will result in fewer serious health issues than we would otherwise see. We thank you in advance for your understanding.

How do I see my dentist now ?

Please respectfully note that we are operating strictly by appointment only. We will not allow walk-ins due to social distancing measures.

You will need to contact the practice and go through our routine triage procedure. We can be reached by phone, email, or via our website.

When you arrive

You will need to wear a mask at all times while inside the dental practice and only remove your mask at the request of the dental professional.

Please use the hand sanitiser by the door when you come in

Please do not bring the whole family - just you and your parent/carer/guardian.

I am due a checkup, will I be deregistered ?

If you do not have a checkup with a dentist at the practice for several years, then we will consider deregistering.

 

New patients

We are not currently taking on new NHS patients. Our waiting list is also full and currently more than 12 months long. Please check back here for updates.

 

What do I do if ..?

Go to Accident and Emergency if you have…

  • Facial swelling affecting your eyes or your breathing, or that means you cannot open your mouth more than 2 finger widths.
  • Trauma (something hit you, or you hit something) that caused loss of consciousness, double vision, or vomiting.

Call Wyndcott (daytime) or NHS 111 (evening/weekend) now if you have…

  • Face swelling extending to eye or neck
  • Bleeding after an extraction that does not stop after 20 minutes of applying pressure with a clean handkerchief
  • Bleeding after trauma (something hitting your tooth)
  • A broken tooth causing pain or a tooth knocked out
  • Toothache that stops you from eating or sleeping, or toothache with swelling or a fever, and you cannot manage this with painkillers

Call Wyndcott for advice if you have…

  • Loose or lost crown, bridges or veneers
  • Broken, rubbing or loose dentures
  • Bleeding gums
  • Broken, loose or lost fillings
  • Chipped teeth that do not hurt
  • Loose orthodontic wires

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Good morning
You have set up the surgery perfectly. I wasn't worried about coming in and the amount of protection and system in place worked really well. No complaints from me just praise. Thank you.
Mrs R - 18/06/2020
A team dedicated to your smile

Reach us

01322 662493

Wyndcott Dental Centre,
Birchwood Park Avenue,
Swanley
BR8 7AT