As you know, it is with sadness that we have temporarily suspended all routine dental care at Goldsworth Road Dental Centre in Woking in a bid to reduce the spread of Covid-19.
Our care is now restricted to emergency treatment and we are taking guidance from the Department of Health, which has advised that loose orthodontic wires are classed as non-urgent dental care.
If you have a problem with your brace, our principal dentist Catherine Pritchard would like to highlight some very useful information and videos that have been provided by the British Orthodontic Society.
The BOS has created a series of information videos on self-care, including:
o Lost elastic rings, bands or loose wires
o Broken bonded retainer
o Sharp wires
o Broken elastic chain
o Broken long wire
o Exposed metal tie
o Placing wax to prevent rubbing
o Interdental brushes
The BOS is advising that no orthodontic patient should attend any dental practice at this time. In an extreme emergency, patients should contact our Goldsworth Road Dental Centre by phone to discuss ways of resolving their problem at home and we will do all we can to help.
The BOS has created a very useful frequently asked questions section for anyone undergoing orthodontic treatment during the pandemic – click here to go to the page.
If you are unfortunate enough to have an issue with your brace or aligner over the next few weeks, you can get in touch with us . If your concern cannot easily be dealt with over the phone, it is strongly advised that you should send a video or photos of your teeth demonstrating the problem. Here is a video to show you how.
We hope our patients stay safe, well and healthy and we look forward to welcoming you all back to our Goldsworth Road Dental Centre when we re-open fully.< Back to Blog