How coronavirus is affecting dentists and dental treatment in Scarborough

The outbreak of Covid-19 coronavirus is affecting every part of society, and dentistry is no different.

Tuesday, 24th March 2020, 5:15 pm
Updated Tuesday, 24th March 2020, 5:16 pm

Those seeking dental care in Scarborough during the outbreak may have to wait a while for certain treatments.

The latest guidelines from the British Dental Association (BDA) advises dentists that they should close their doors for all but emergency cases.

It comes as Prime Minister Boris Johnson last night ordered a three-week lockdown of the UK to try and tackle what he called the "national emergency" presented by Covid-19.

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In line with Government instructions to limit social contact, many dentists in the town have closed to prevent the spread of the bug.

Dentists which have followed the latest guidelines include the three mydentist practices, Peasholm, Falsgrave, East Ayton, Corner House and Appletree dental surgeries.

Emergency treatments include significant toothache or pain, broken teeth and facial swelling.

The British Orthodontic Society is also advising orthodontic patients not to attend clinics at this time.

In an emergency, patients should contact their dental practice by phone in the first instance to discuss treatment options.

Those with symptoms of Covid-19 should not attend even emergency dental appointments.