During the coronavirus crisis, dental practices in Northamptonshire will remain closed for routine “face to face” dental appointments.
If you have dental problems you should not visit local dental practices, but instead phone (9am-5pm, Monday to Friday) for information and advice. Out-with these hours you should contact NHS 111.
All practices are offering telephone or video-link consultations and can prescribe pain killers and antibiotics if needed. Patients in need of urgent treatment will be referred to a service where they can be seen. People seeking help should not visit A&E departments or GP surgeries for dental care.
There are currently 5 operational urgent dental centre (UDCs) - Northampton, Corby, Kettering, Wellingborough and Daventry. These are only for patients who are showing no Covid-19 symptoms.
There is 1 urgent dental centre in Wellingborough which is for patients who are possible or confirmed Covid-19 patients, including patients with symptoms, or those living in their household.
There are also two further specialist sites in Corby and Northampton for treating only vulnerable or shielded patients.
These services are open 7 days a week. No patient walk in services are permitted for the moment.
It is very important for your own safety and that of others that you are clear about whether you are symptomatic (with a persistent dry cough and/or fever), self isolating or in a vulnerable or shielded group.