Book your child’s examination!
Posted on: 9 February 2021
We are prioritising children’s examinations
It has been almost 12 months sine the first lockdown are we are still prioritising urgent dental care for our patients. The health and safety of of our staff and patients remains our top priority. These additional covid secure safety precautions that we have put in place and also limiting the use of aerosol generating procedures such as drilling and scaling has meant a greatly reduced capacity to see and treat our patients. This has meant that we have been unable to carry out any examinations for the past year and typically your child’s last exam was between 1 and 2 years ago. We are trying to get back to working normally and are now prioritising children’s examinations.
Children have immature teeth when they first come through. If these teeth are subjected to increased sugary snacks and juices (which is much more likely during lockdown) decay can quickly set in and grow rapidly causing pain and infections. Prevention is our main focus with children and we can help with tooth brushing and dietary advice as well as preventative treatment such as applying flouride varnish and fissure sealants.
We will be sending out children’s recalls and it is important that you book your child’s examination now.