29th May 2020

With the recent announcement from the Chief Dental Officer, practices are allowed to open from the 8th June 2020. These are some of the procedures we’ll be taking to ensure the practice is ready for your return:

  • No waiting room
  • Temperature taken at door
  • Face masks provided
  • Hand Sanitisation Stations
  • Mouth wash provided in surgery
  • Post treatment fresh face mask & sanitiser

Medical health forms will need to be filled out at home prior to the visit, and a screening call will be made before the appointment.

24th March 2020

Further to the announcement on 23rd March 2020, it is with regret we must inform you of the immediate closure of Donovan’s Dental Practice. All appointments during this period will be cancelled, please contact us to rearrange your appointments once the restrictions are lifted.

If you have a dental emergency please call 01798 343552 for further instructions.

The safety of our staff and patients have always been our priority during this difficult time. Thank you for all your support and understanding.

What is a Dental Emergency?

Not urgent (May need to wait):

  • Loose or lost crowns, bridges or veneers.
  • Broken, rubbing or loose dentures.
  • Bleeding gums.
  • Broken, loose or lost fillings.
  • Chipped teeth with no pain.
  • Loose orthodontic wires.

Urgent Dental Appointment

  • Facial swelling extending to eye or neck.
  • Bleeding following an extraction that does not stop after 20 mins pressure with a gauze/clean hanki. A small amount of blood is normal, just like if you had grazed your knee.
  • Bleeding due to trauma.
  • Tooth broken and causing pain, or tooth fallen out.
  • Significant toothache preventing sleep, eating, associated with significant swelling, or fever that cannot be managed with painkillers.

Straight to A&E:

  • Facial swelling affecting vision or breathing, preventing mouth opening more than 2 fingers width.
  • Trauma causing loss of consciousness, double vision or vomiting.

Kind regards,
Donovan’s Dental Practice