Our practices

Please note our practices are now closed. Each practice page has a contact if you have a dental emergency or are in need of advice. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your understanding.

 

Our patients and staff

It is easy to understand the concerns many of our patients have surrounding the Coronavirus. We want to reassure patients that all Experdental staff take health of each other and our patients extremely seriously. As always, we have strict infection control measures in place, with Coronavirus in mind, we are taking extra precautions in place.

  1. Any staff or patients feeling unwell will be asked to not come to the practice following current Government advice on isolation.
  2. We regularly sanitise high hand traffic areas such as door handles throughout the day.
  3. We advise any patients that have concerns about coming to our practices to call us to rearrange/postpone their appointments.
  4. We are screening every patient coming into our practices, questions on current health and recently travelled.
  5. Hand sanitiser is available to all patients and hand washing advice in all bathrooms.

 

Experdental patients with symptoms

We please ask, those who have Coronavirus symptoms, to stay at home and follow the correct medical advice. If you have an appointment at an Experdental practice, you should contact the practice you are due to attend as soon as you can to postpone your appointment.

Stay at home for 7 days if you have either:

  • a high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
  • a new, continuous cough – this means you’ve started coughing repeatedly

 

What is COVID-19/Coronavirus?

COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It’s caused by a virus called Coronavirus. Coronaviruses are a group of viruses that cause illnesses such as the common cold, to more severe conditions such as pneumonia, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory syndrome (SARS). The COVID-19 strain of Coronavirus is new and not previously known.

The source of the current outbreak hasn’t been confirmed yet but is being investigated. From the evidence available so far, it appears that human-to-human transmission is occurring.

 

What are the symptoms?

The main symptoms of this Coronavirus include:

  • fever (high temperature)
  • cough
  • shortness of breath
  • respiratory symptoms (like those you have with a cold)
  • breathing difficulties
  • headaches

 

How to avoid catching or spreading Coronavirus

Do

  • wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
  • always wash your hands when you get home or into work
  • use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards
  • try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell

 

Don’t

  • do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean

 

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you’re staying at home. Testing for Coronavirus is not needed if you’re staying at home.

Read the NHS advice about staying at home.

 

Use the NHS 111 online Coronavirus service if:

  • you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
  • your condition gets worse
  • your symptoms do not get better after 7 days

Use the 111 Coronavirus service

Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.

 

Treatment for Coronavirus

There is currently no specific treatment for Coronavirus. Antibiotics do not help, as they do not work against viruses. Treatment aims to relieve the symptoms while your body fights the illness. You’ll need to stay in isolation, away from other people, until you have recovered.

 

Stay at home advice  Coronavirus

Tips for staying at home

It’s important to stay at home to stop Coronavirus spreading.

 

Do

  • try to keep at least 2 metres (3 steps) from other people in your home, particularly older people or those with long-term health conditions
  • ask friends and family and delivery services to deliver things like food shopping and medicines – but avoid contact with them
  • sleep alone if possible
  • regularly wash your hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds
  • try to stay away from older people and those with long-term health conditions
  • drink plenty of water and take everyday painkillers, such as paracetamol and ibuprofen, to help with your symptoms

Don’t

  • do not have visitors (ask people to leave deliveries outside)
  • do not leave the house, for example to go for a walk, to school or public places

 

Urgent advice: Use the NHS 111 online Coronavirus service if:

  • your condition gets worse
  • your symptoms do not get better after 7 days

Use the 111 Coronavirus service

Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.

 

Government response and action plan

GOV.UK: Coronavirus action plan

GOV.UK: information on coronavirus and the situation in the UK

 

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