Coronavirus – accessing dental support

If you have a dental issue during the coronavirus lock down, 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 require help or advice, please telephone your dental practice in the usual way.

If you are not registered with a dentist you can go on the NHS website to find one.

Or call the emergency dental helpline:

  • Cheshire and Merseyside: 0161 476 9651

Read more information on this service here.

This may be because you have severe toothache or a dental infection, or you have noticed other changes inside your mouth such as a white or red patch, a lump or an ulcer that won’t heal.

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:

  • 0151 706 5307
  • 0151 706 5309

This is available Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 4.30pm, and Saturday 8.30am – 12noon.

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

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