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Bellegrove Dental Surgery - Private and NHS Dentist in Welling

NHS Dentist in Welling Kent - Bellegrove Dental Surgery

Bellegrove Dental Surgery has been established in Welling for over 40 years. We are both an NHS and private practice.


Coronavirus Update - 26th May 2020

Advice for Bellegrove Dental Surgery patients

In this update, we give you information you can share with your patients on how the Coronavirus is affecting their access to dental care.

Why routine dental treatments are not available

Dental check-ups and treatments involve close contact between the dentist and patient and so should not take place. Also, dentists and their teams have to avoid using tools like drills and the ones used for scales and polishes. This is to prevent them from catching the virus from an infected patient and passing it on to other patients.

Drills and other high-speed tools create a lot of ‘spray’ from patients’ mouths so dentists need to use protective clothing and equipment.

COVID-19 has on average a five to six-day period before symptoms show (but it can be up to 14), where someone wouldn’t know they had it and could pass it on to others. If an unsuspecting patient had a filling, the spray from doing that procedure would likely infect the dentist and the nurse.

The personal protective equipment dentists wear when using high-speed tools is currently required by hospitals treating coronavirus patients. Without this equipment dentists, hygienists, therapists and nurses are not safe to treat patients as normal.

What if I have a dental emergency?

Assuming you have not got COVID-19 related symptoms, you should call your practice. They will be able to decide what your options are.

The range of conditions provided for by local urgent dental centres are likely to include, but are not limited to:

  • Life-threatening emergencies, eg airway restriction or breathing/swallowing difficulties due to facial swelling
  • Trauma including facial/oral laceration and/or dentoalveolar injuries, for example avulsion of a permanent tooth
  • Oro-facial swelling that is significant and worsening
  • Post-extraction bleeding that the patient cannot control with local measures
  • Dental conditions that have resulted in acute and severe systemic illness
  • Severe dental and facial pain: that is, pain that cannot be controlled by the patient following self-help advice
  • Fractured teeth or tooth with pulpal exposure
  • Dental and soft tissue infections without a systemic effect
  • Suspected oral cancer
  • Oro-dental conditions that are likely to exacerbate systemic medical conditions.

If you believe or know you have COVID-19 and have a dental emergency, please phone NHS 111.

The Oral Health Foundation also has information for patients at this time.


Coronavirus Update - 9th May 2020

Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic the practice is closed and we are unable to provide any face to face dental treatment, however we are available to give clinical advice for urgent problems over the phone between the hours of 9am – 5pm, and from 9am – 1pm on Saturdays.

(On bank holidays only for the same working hours to access clinical advice please call 07305 343 898 .)

Outside of these hours you are able to call the 111 service where you will also be triaged, please note 111 are inundated with calls, and therefore we advise to first try analgesia and where necessary antibiotics which are prescribed by your own dentist.

* Please only call the 111 service in case of an emergency and please DO NOT turn up to hospital services. as they will not be able to help

We will upload information to our website/ Facebook, with respect to we will be allowed to reopen.

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The surgery is in walking distance from both Welling and Falconwood train station and is also on many main bus routes. The surgery is located on the ground floor and has easy disabled access and facilities.

We offer our patients extensive free car parking facilities and have large newly refurbished premises for all our patients to enjoy.

The surgery is open late on Wednesday evenings to make dental care easier for those who are unable to attend during the day.

WE NOW SEND SMS TEXT REMINDERS TO OUR PATIENTS OF THEIR NEXT APPOINTMENT TIME AND DAY! PLEASE ENSURE RECEPTION HAVE YOUR MOBILE NUMBER ON OUR RECORDS, SO YOU ARE ABLE TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS FREE SERVICE.

CQC Inspection Report

The CQC Inspection report:

Dental Treatments Available at Bellegrove Dental Surgery in Welling Kent

  • DENTAL IMPLANTS
  • Dental Checkup and Dental Cleaning
  • Fillings and White Fillings
  • Root Canal Treatment
  • Crowns and Bridges
  • Emergency Dental Treatment
  • Tooth Whitening
  • Extractions
  • Dentures - Full and Part dentures
  • Gum Disease Treatment

Coronavirus Information

Check online at gov.uk and at nhs.uk for advice on your travel and contact history, and the latest COVID-19 information BEFORE attending the practice.

Please be careful. The three PDFs below have relevant information about the International Crisis.

 

 

 

Dental Surgery Opening Times
Monday 8.30am - 5.00pm
Tuesday 8.30am - 5.00pm
Wednesday 8.30am - 8.00pm
Thursday 8.30am - 5.00pm
Friday 8.30am - 5.00pm
Saturday

8.30am - 1.00pm

 

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