Eastcote Lane Dental Practice Remains Open- National Lockdown Announcement 04th  January 2021

The Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a third national lockdown due to the rising number of cases of Covid-19.

Eastcote Lane Dental Practice will still be open. There are no restrictions with regards to dental treatment and you are actively encouraged to keep your appointments. We would like to reassure you that  at Eastcote Lane Dental Practice we have all the necessary Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), we are trained to the highest standards in cross infection control and we have the necessary provisions in place to treat you safely.

What next?

Please continue to attend your appointments. We have excellent infection control procedures along with a robust triaging policy to ensure the safety of both patients and staff.

If you are worried about your attendance please contact us to discuss your concerns.

When you arrive:

We advise that you wear a mask at all times while inside the dental practice and only remove your mask at the request of the dental professional. We will continue to check your temperature and if this is above 37.8C, you will be advised to rebook your treatment and to follow government guidelines. Please do not arrive more than 5 minutes early for an appointment due to social distancing guidelines.

As you enter the building you will need to use the alcohol disinfectant rub to disinfectant your hands.

The treatment rooms will be prepared prior to your appointment with all surfaces disinfected after each patient. We have sourced PPE and unlike the start of the Pandemic (March 2020 in the UK), there is no shortage.

Please do not be concerned as we continue to maintain high standards of cross infection control. The health and Welfare of our patients and staff here at Eastcote Lane Dental Practice are of utmost importance to us and therefore we continue to operate with strict restrictions and PPE in place.

We would also like to thank you for your patience in relation to the availability of appointments as in these unprecedented times we are prioritizing appointments for those with urgent dental needs and those patients who are vulnerable and may have difficulty in accessing dental care. Please be assured that we will try our best to offer you appointments within a reasonable time period.

Our definition of Routine Dental Care and Emergency Dental Care has been adopted from the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) 

Dental emergencies includes treatment for:

  • Dental and soft-tissue infections without a systemic effect
  • Severe dental and facial pain: that is, pain that cannot be controlled by the patient following self-help advice
  • Fractured teeth or tooth with pulpal exposure
  • 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
  • Severe trismus
  • 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)

 

Routine care includes treatment for:

  • 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 posts
  • Fractured, loose or displaced fillings
  • Treatments normally associated with routine dental care
  • Bleeding gums

Stay safe and please contact us if you have any questions.

Updated 07/01/2021