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Your condition is best managed by attending a dentist

Information on this service

SEE A DENTIST IF YOU HAVE DENTAL PROBLEMS

Official guidance states that GPs should not deal with dental problems.

YOUR DENTIST IS OBLIGED TO OFFER URGENT SERVICE

In the same way that doctors must offer same day urgent service where this is clinically appropriate, your dentist must also do the same. Contact your dentist as you would normally.

YOUR DENTIST CAN MAKE REFERRALS

Your dentist can advise regarding problems within the mouth and can also refer you directly to hospital where clinically necessary.

YOUR DENTIST CAN PRESCRIBE AND/OR ADVISE ON MEDICATIONS

Doctors at the surgery do not prescribe valium (diazepam) or similar medication for dental phobia in accordance with our policy. Your dentist can prescribe any pre-treatment as well as other necessary medications as needed.

Ivy Grove policy on diazepam for flying/dentistry/scans

In addition, it is dentists' responsibility to advise on anticoagulation (blood thinners) and whether these need to be continued or stopped prior to any dental work, based on the information that you provide to them about your medical condition(s).

Prescribing issues – A brief guide for dental practitioners
Management of Dental Patients Taking Anticoagulants or Antiplatelet Drugs

NOT REGISTERED WITH A DENTIST?

If you are not registered with a dentist, please see the link below.

What example conditions does this service deal with?

  • Dental abscess/infections
  • Gum problems
  • Tooth decay/caries
  • Toothache

Does this service accept self-referral?

You can self-refer to this service without seeing or speaking to a GP first

How do I get to this service?

  • Ripley Family Dental Centre
  • Nottingham Road Dental Practice
  • Amber Valley Dental Practice
  • Not registered with a local dentist
    See the link below
  • Dental emergency and still cannot get help

How do I find this page in future?

Bookmark this page in your browser by pressing CTRL and D or type the shortcut ivy.gs/dentist

Are there any other services I can refer myself to?

Please see our index of services you can self-refer to or type the shortcut ivy.gs/selfrefer or ivy.gs/index

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