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Chingford Mount Dental Practice
35 Hall Lane,
London E4 8HH
Email: info@chingfordmountdp.co.uk
Call us today 020 8529 1246
Dr. Raj Gogna - Chingford Mount Dental Practice, London

Re: Urgent. Covid-19

The COVID-19 pandemic presents a significant risk to individuals especially if they are older (over 70) or have a pre-existing medical condition. As it is caught by person to person contact, we as dentists are at risk because we see lots of patients and are in very close contact with the mouth and nose where the virus incubates. In this pre-symptomatic phase, we are also highly contagious to others if we already have the virus.

In the last few weeks, with disease prevalence in the community being low, we have maintained our service to patients taking sensible precautions such as screening temperatures and increased disinfection measures. We have been ahead of many clinics in this respect and reflecting the excellence of our team and service.

Unfortunately, the disease prevalence in the community is now rising steeply and so the risk to ourselves, our colleagues, our patients and others is also increasing. This is not a linear rise but an exponential one.
Should you get infected then you will almost certainly recover and may even have a very mild illness. However, you will infect others during this process adding to the pandemic. A small percentage (higher in elderly and medical conditions) of infected individuals will require hospitalisation and ventilation.

Having considered the current risk of infection to our team members and patients, and our risk of contributing to community infection, (and balancing the risk of not providing a service), I have decided that our clinical service at Chingford Mount Dental Practice will be drastically cut down from Tuesday 24th March.

We will have staff answering the telephone and operate a skeleton service for strict acute emergencies only 9.15am - 1pm for this week only. We will then be closing the practice completely until further notice , but expected to be at least 8 weeks.

We will keep patients informed through notices on our website, on our answering machine, via a further newsletter, on Facebook and on Instagram.
Otherwise , patients are advised to call NHS 111 for assistance because emergency dental treatment centres are currently being set up.
We are sorry if this lack of service causes inconvenience to any of our clients.
May I wish all of you and your families good health in the months ahead.

Dental Examination

We warmly welcome new patients to Chingford Mount Dental practice.

Your first appointment

During your first appointment at our dental surgery, your dentist will carry out a thorough examination of your teeth, gums and mouth and will take a full set of X-rays.

  • They will take into account any concerns you may have about your teeth and examine your teeth for signs of tooth decay, wear and tear or cracks.
  • They will check your gums for signs of periodontal (gum) disease, check fillings, crowns and bridges for signs of cracks or decay, and will look for any signs of oral cancer.
  • They will also ask you questions about your general health as certain conditions may impact on your oral health or dental treatment.
  • The dentist will then examine the position and bite of your teeth, check for any irregularities that may require treatment and look for any signs of joint disease.
  • The X-rays will be viewed to look for tooth decay in areas which could not be seen during the visual inspection and to check the roots of teeth and the condition of the bone supporting your teeth.
  • If there are no problems, a dental check-up will be recommended for six months time.
  • If you need any dental treatment, a recommended treatment plan will be provided. This always includes an estimate of the cost. We try to make financial matters as easy as possible and can make arrangements for Interest Free Credit for dental care if required.

Regular check-ups

We recommend regular dental check-ups at an interval recommended by your dentist.

It is important to maintain regular dental check-ups because research is finding more evidence to suggest a link between general health and oral health. It is thought that somehow plaque and oral bacteria find their way into the blood stream causing thickening of the walls of arteries.

If you are looking for Emergency Dentist Chingford, please call us on 020 8529 1246 and we will try to give emergency same-day appointments as far as possible.