Coronavirus COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic has changed how we deliver our dental services.

Latest COVID-19 update – Monday 26th April 2022


We are open and providing routine as well as emergency and urgent dental care.

Appointments should be booked by telephone where possible.

Patients are still required to wear facemasks when visiting the practice.

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Omicron spreads faster than other COVID-19 variants. Wear a face covering/mask, follow social distancing and hand hygiene guidance and help us keep our patients and staff safe. COVID-19 is still with us, so it's vital you follow the COVID-19 rules when visiting healthcare settings.

Routine checkups are now available again.

There is a possibility that we may need to cancel appointments at short notice with any staff shortages due to COVID-19.

During busier periods there may a be a longer wait than usual for routine appointments.

Please do not attend the practice without having already booked an appointment.

Appointments should be booked by telephone where possible.

We are now trying our best to provide routine dentistry, while still trying to prioritise quick access for our existing patients that need emergency or urgent attention.

Our current priorities are to continue helping our existing patients with dental pain and infection and provide routine checkups and treatment.

Facemasks at the dentist

The NHS still requires facemasks to be worn in all healthcare settings.

Thank you for helping to keep our dental team and other patients safe by wearing your facemask when visiting the practice.

While facemasks are no longer required in most settings, the NHS is asking all patients and staff to continue wearing facemasks in all healthcare settings including in dental practices.

Healthcare premises are higher risk environments with vulnerable patients visiting each day. We need to maintain some control measures to keep everyone safe.

We are still asking everyone visiting our practice to:

  • Wear a face mask
  • Maintain social distancing
  • Sanitise your hands before and during your visit

When to call for an appointment

Please contact our reception team for further help and advice if you have any dental or oral problem, or if you wish to book a checkup:

For any dental or oral problems please call the practice on 0161 438 0446 during our open hours (9.00-13.00 and 14.00-18.00 Monday to Friday).

One of our dental nurses will triage you over the phone and provide advice or book an appointment for you to attend if appropriate.

Managing dental problems at home

You can read online guides for managing the following conditions at home:

Pain Relief

Most toothaches can be controlled with use of painkillers bought over the counter from a pharmacist. Paracetamol and ibuprofen taken together or separately are very effective for most dental and oral pain. If you are unsure if it is safe for you take ibuprofen or paracetamol (e.g. if you have an allergy, asthma sensitive to NSAIDs, stomach ulcers, gastrointestinal bleeding, heart failure, or you are pregnant) or you already know you are unable to use them, then ask your pharmacist for advice or visit the NHS 111 website.

  • Paracetamol is available to buy over the counter in supermarkets and pharmacies. Shop own brands are usually the best value. You can also buy paracetamol online from a pharmacist (or from Amazon: Panadol tablets, Calpol SixPlus, Calpol Infant).
  • Ibuprofen is available to buy over the counter in supermarkets and pharmacies. Shop own brands are usually the best value. You can also buy ibuprofen online from a pharmacist (or from Amazon: Nurofen tablets, Nurofen for Children).

Temporary fillings and cement

Temporary filling and cement kits are available to buy for use at home and may be of some help for some conditions like a lost filling or crown.

Dental checkups and routine treatment

Please do not attend the practice without having already booked an appointment.

Appointments should be booked by telephone where possible.

Routine checkups

Routine dental checkups are currently available.

If you would like a dental checkup, please feel free to call and book in.

We have started sending out checkup reminders, but changed our dental software over the COVID-19 lockdowns. To set up a checkup reminder you need to have attended for a checkup after 2020. If you have not had a checkup since 2020 then please call to book in.

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