The Chief Dental Officer (CDO MARCH 2020) has released a statement :
ALL DENTAL PRACTICES IN THE UK HAVE BEEN ORDERED TO:
Cease all care of anyone who is classed as non urgent and stop all procedures that generate aerosols.
Dental Practices - the staff are at high risk of contracting the virus from the public and should only offer a dental service if they have the resources and the PPE.
At Hoddesdon Dental Surgery, until further notice, we will be stopping ALL Dental Care - from WEDNESDAY THIS WEEK (25th March 2020).
We strongly advise patients to avoid seeking dental assistance until the virus has been controlled and practice self isolation for their own and others safety.
IF YOU HAVE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING FOR EXAMPLE : then wait until the dental practice reopens :
Routine care such as a dental check up and hygiene treatment
Fillings and other treatments that are not urgent .
Mild or moderate pain: that is, pain not associated with an urgent care condition and that responds to pain-relief measures
Minor dental trauma
Post-extraction bleeding that the patient is able to control using self-help measures
Loose or displaced crowns, bridges or veneers
Fractured or loose-fitting dentures and other appliances
Fractured, loose or displaced fillings
Treatments normally associated with routine dental care
ORTHODONTICS/ INVISALIGN OR COSMETIC OR IMPLANT WORK
WHAT IS CLASSED AS A DENTAL EMERGENCY?
Dental emergencies include:
Trauma including facial/oral laceration and/or dentoalveolar injuries, for example avulsion of a permanent tooth
Oro-facial swelling that is significant and worsening
Post-extraction bleeding that the patient is not able to control with local measures
Dental conditions that have resulted in acute systemic illness or raised temperature as a result of dental infection
Oro-dental conditions that are likely to exacerbate systemic medical conditions such as diabetes (that is lead to acute decompensation of medical conditions such as diabetes)
PLEASE NOTE – YOU WlLL NOT BE SEEN BY THE EMERGENCY DENTAL SERVICE OR BY OUR DENTAL STAFF AT HODDESDON DENTAL SURGERY IF YOU DO NOT FALL INTO THESE CATEGORIES.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU DO FALL INTO A DENTAL EMERGENCY CATEGORY THAT CAN NOT WAIT :
Contact the practice on 01992 462 043
We are running a phone triage system and will have to filter those that we can and cannot see.
Contact NHS 111 services if you cannot wait for the practice to get back to you.
(it may take upto 48 hours for us to get back to you as we will be dealing with other emergencies)
NO HIGH RISK PATIENT WILL BE SEEN AT HODDESDON DENTAL SURGERY:
All high risk or infected patients can find out the local high risk dental centre by calling NHS 111 (where special facilities have been set up)
We offer the Invisalign® system - the world's most advanced clear aligner system and an alternative to fixed braces.
As an adult, no matter what age you are, straightening your teeth can be life changing. Straighter teeth are easier to clean than crooked ones and gums fit more tightly around straight teeth. And of course, there's the confidence boost that comes with straight teeth and a beautiful smile.
What factors can make a beautiful smile?
A beautiful smile is generally defined by the following:
Straightness and symmetry of teeth
Tooth proportion and smile width
Spacing of teeth
Shape, colour and fullness of lips
Gum health and gum line
Colour of teeth
Unlike traditional fixed braces, Invisalign clear aligners are removable and nearly invisible.
Treatment for Invisalign starts from about £2000 and we offer a range of payment plans to make the process manageable for you.
4 steps to your new smile.
We will take you through the Case Assessment, which is a simple set of photos to determine whether you are suitable for Invisalign treatment.
If treatment is right for you, we'll take photos, X-rays and digital scans, or a dental impression, of your teeth. Then we'll create you a digital treatment plan, using our state of the art technology, showing you what your results could look like via a 3D video.
We'll give you a series of aligners to wear every day and change at home – on average every 1-2 weeks (as directed by your Dentist). You can comfortably wear your aligners for 22 hours a day (the recommended daily wear). And because they're removable, it's easy to maintain your normal oral hygiene routine and enjoy your usual diet.
We'll invite you back to the practice around every 4-6 weeks to monitor progress and hand over your new aligners. At the end of your treatment, you will need to wear your retainers to maintain your new smile.
Made to move
Not disrupt it.
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