Official guidance states that GPs should not deal with dental problems.
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 advise regarding problems within the mouth and can also refer you directly to hospital where clinically necessary.
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.
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).
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