B & R Dental Care website.
Access during COVID-19 pandemic
You may have heard announcements on the news on May 28th that dentists in England will be allowed to reopen from Monday June 8th. Whilst this is great news and we are pleased we will be able to start to help patients who have been experiencing problems over the last few weeks, dentistry will be very different to the ‘normal’ of a few months ago. We would like to stress that the 8th June has been given as the earliest date from which we are allowed to open and practices must make their own decisions based on whether the ‘have the necessary safety measures in place and have managed to obtain the appropriate PPE’ Our first priority has to be the safety and wellbeing of our staff and patients.
Despite watching daily webinars and monitoring emails for updates, we did not as a profession find out this information about a date for reopening until the announcement on the news.
Unfortunately, despite daily trials of trying to source it, the required PPE is still in very short supply. The masks and gowns required to allow us to do aerosol & water spraying procedures are particularly hard to get hold of.
We would like to reassure all our patients that whilst we have been and still are working hard to get all the measures in place so that we can reopen in a way that ensures the safety of our patients and staff, this may not be the 8th of June. There is still a lot of speculation about how dental practices will operate going forward and we are still awaiting official guidance to be published.
We will not be booking in any routine appointments such as examinations or scale and polishes until we have received further guidance and are happy we can treat patients safely.
When we first reopen, we will be treating patients in a phased approach. If you have called with a problem during lockdown, you do not need to call again as we have your information logged. Those patients who have been experiencing the worst problems will be seen first.
We appreciate some patients may be anxious about their visit to the dentist following lockdown. Our daily practice will be very different. We will not have the ability to see vast amount of patients in a day and can initially only have one surgery running. This is because we have to have separate areas for the putting on and taking off of PPE and to adhere to social distancing rules. The door will remain locked for a time. Screens will be put up in reception and you may be asked to pay for your appointment over the phone.
If you have an appointment booked for an examination or hygienist in the coming weeks, we will contact you to let you know if it needs cancelling.
Please note, we are still at the practice Monday to Thursday 8-5 Friday 8-4 offering a triage service if you have a dental problem and where necessary a referral to an urgent dental care hub for emergency treatment. 111 is available out of hours but only for emergencies such as swelling, severe pain or persistent bleeding. This service is not currently available for lost fillings/broken teeth with no pain, lost crowns or broken dentures.
We would like to thank you for your patience.
We will regularly update our web page in the coming weeks.
For lost fillings with no pain, temporary filling kits can be purchased online.
For a lost crown, denture fixative can sometimes seat the crown back on temporarily.
For sensitivity, using a sensitive toothpaste to brush x2 daily and pasting on the teeth as a cream can help.
For ulcers, chlorhexidine mouthwash, topical ointment or hot salt water can help.
For partially erupted wisdom teeth with NO SWELLING OR LIMITATION OF OPENING chlorhexidine mouthwash or a hot salt mouth wash can help.
Welcome to B & R Dental Care website. We are a family dental practice established over 60 years ago located in the port town of Goole and the nearby market town of Howden. These two towns in East Yorkshire are about 3 miles apart. Our patients come from these towns and the numerous villages surrounding them and as far as Hull, Scunthorpe and York.
Dental check ups
Emergency dental treatment
White and amalgam fillings
Crowns and bridges