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Dental Services update on access to services - coronavirus (COVID-19)

updated 29/6/2020

COVID-19:  How Does It Affect Your Dental Care?

COVID-19 is a new respiratory illness that is caused by a type of virus called Coronavirus.  Coronavirus is transmitted through droplets generated when an infected person coughs or sneezes, or through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose.  In an attempt to reduce virus transmission, routine dental treatment (which may include procedures resulting in aerosols) has been paused across the UK.   

Secondary care providers which include Birmingham Community Healthcare Trust (Dental Division) continue to provide urgent dental care while working towards the restoration of routine treatments.

All patients who had been accepted for routine treatment prior to 23rd March will be contacted as soon as we are able to restore our services while ensuring the safety of both patients and colleagues with a covid secure environment. 

This is to reduce virus transmission and in order to keep everyone safe and healthy - yourself, your friends and family, and the teams who would ordinarily be supporting your dental care.

Urgent Dental Care:

Our patient advice sheets list frequent dental issues and what you can do to alleviate these at home. 

General Dental Advice

Dental Swelling Triage Assessment Poster

Orthodontic Advice

If after following this guidance you still require assistance, or if your dental problem is not listed on the attached and you feel that it is urgent, please see below:

If you are under the care of a General Dentist or a Specialist Dental Team: 

Please contact your usual Dental Team for your immediate dental management:

  • Advice
  • Analgesics (pain-relief medication)
  • Antibiotics


If you require further urgent treatment, then your Dental Team may link you to an Urgent Dental Care Centre, as determined locally.

If you are not under the care of a general dentist or specialist Dental Team:

Patient with an urgent dental need:

 §  Call NHS Direct on 111

Lines are open 24/7, including bank holidays.


Dental Practitioners/Specialist Dental Teams: 

If you are a General Dental Practitioner or Specialist Dental Team please click here. 


Patient Information Leaflets

Covid-19 Dental visits Paeds

Covid-19 Dental visits Paeds - Older Children

Your Child's Anaesthetic for Dental Treatment