What to do if you have a dental problem during COVID-19
If you have a dental issue during lockdown, 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 need help or advice, please telephone your dental practice in the usual way. If you are not registered with a dentist you can go to https://www.nhs.uk/service-search/find-a-dentist or call the Cheshire and Merseyside dental helpline - 0161 476 9651.
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 or referral to one of a number local urgent dental care hubs (if you are assessed as requiring a face to face appointment).
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 0151 706 5307 / 0151 706 5309 Monday to Friday 8.30am–4.30pm, Saturday 8.30am-midday.
To support NHS services, it is important that you do not visit hospitals or GP practices with dental problems.