Entries by Karen Martin

Things you should know about early dental care

One of the most anticipated landmark parts of a child’s growth is seeing the first tooth. When this occurs, understanding the basics of the teething process is paramount, along with preparing for early dental care and knowing the early signs of dental problems. In the following section, we’ll cover what the teething process entails, including […]

Bleeding Gums during Coronavirus Outbreak

Gums can bleed for a number of different reasons. Gums might bleed on brushing due to mild inflammation but often stops soon afterwards. If the bleeding hasn’t stopped within a few minutes press a clean cloth or piece of packing to the area and call the practice for advice. Common causes of bleeding gums: Trauma […]

Dental Pulpal Pain during Coronavirus

Correct as of 24th March 2020 9am Toothache is extremely unpleasant, which is why your dentist always does everything they can to accommodate patients in pain. In these extraordinary times our ability to attend the Practice or have the personnel available to attend may be curtailed. This guidance is an attempt to tell you what type […]

Lost Fillings and Broken Teeth – during Covid-19

We understand that losing a filling can be a concerning and worrying time. It can leave your teeth sharp which can make your lips and tongue sore, it can sometimes leave your smile looking unsightly and the tooth can become more sensitive to extremes of temperature or even end up giving you an ache. However, […]

Denture Problems during Covid-19 disruption

Correct as of 24th March 2020. If your denture is broken, as we write, some labs are still open to mend your denture, however not all are. Please call the practice to see if we can help. If your denture is loose or rubbing you may find denture fixative like Polygrip or Fixodent may help stabilise […]

Managing an Ulcer

Home Care Ulcers can develop due to a number of reasons, however, the management of them is relatively similar. Ulcers can be remarkably painful. Using local measures like placing Bonjela on the ulcer and rinsing with mouthwash like Difflam which you can purchase from a pharmacy can help with the pain. Even teething gels which […]

Coronavirus Impact update

25/3/2020 We will now see EMERGENCY PATIENTS ONLY PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND THE PRACTICE IF YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19. If you do you will be asked to leave immediately. Further to the Prime Minister’s statement on Monday evening, the definition of a dental emergency will need to be much more restrictive. It would be […]

Important Information

Dear Patient Covid 19 is affecting all our lives in a way we could not have contemplated even 2 weeks ago. I have delayed writing to you in relation to any change in arrangements at the Practice simply because things are changing daily and at times hourly. As of today, Sunday 22 March ALL practices […]