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What to do if you have a dental problem during COVID-19 pandemic

by Gemma Melling

If you have a dental issue during lockdown, it is important that you know how to access help when you need it.

All high street dental and orthodontic practices can give advice, guidance and prescriptions, which you can collect from your local pharmacy.

If you are in pain or in need of support and need help or advice, please telephone your dental practice in the usual way. If you are not registered with a dentist you can find one online or call the dental helpline for Cheshire and Merseyside: 0161 476 9651.

You will be assessed and given advice over the phone, which may result in a remote consultation with a dentist.

In addition, the Liverpool University Dental Hospital is also operating an Emergency Dental Care service for patients registered in Cheshire and Merseyside.

To access this service, please call the Dental Emergency Helpline:
o 0151 706 5307
o 0151 706 5309
The line is open Monday to Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm and on Saturday from 8.30am-12noon.

To support NHS services, it is important that you do not visit hospitals or doctors’ surgeries
with dental problems.