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Routine dental care services suspended due to coronavirus outbreak


By Val Sweeney


Routine dental services have been suspended.
Routine dental services have been suspended.

Routine dental care services in Scotland have been suspended.

Anyone who feels they have an urgent dental need during normal working hours should telephone their practice who will provide advice, reassurance or a telephone assessment.

The dentist will be able to give advice, including on taking pain relief, or prescribe antibiotics.

If the dentist confirms someone has an urgent dental need and they have no symptoms of coronavirus, they will be offered an appointment at an urgent dental care centre.

Those experiencing symptoms will be contacted by staff from the designated Covid-19 urgent dental care centre.

Anyone who feels they have an urgent dental need outside normal working hours should contact NHS24.

Further advice regarding coronavirus and what to do if you have symptoms can be found on the NHS Inform website: www.nhsinform.scot/coronavirus.

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