What constitutes a Dental Emergency?

In the case of oral health services and the high inherent risk posed by Covid-19, essential dental services will be defined as emergency care in the event of:

 

  1. Trauma
  2. Haemorrhage
  3. Acute infection
  4. Severe pain
  5. Suspicious oral lesions and diseases (oral cancer)

All routine oral health services care (dental examinations, routine orthodontics, recalls and nonessential treatments) will cease , the service will focus on providing emergency care and advice to patients.