Dentist Visit During Covid-19

techy01

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Are you allowed to visit the dentist during any of the Covid-19 Lockdown Levels for a check-up? (Non-emergency & non-surgery)
 

Muffin

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Yes, I went to mine during level 4. I asked how the virus affected him and he said that I was actually safer whilst at his business than anywhere else. They're trained to work on HIV positive people and not be infected, so they have all the necessary safety protocols already.
 

Jase

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Yup, the only difference is filling out a covid questionnaire and all the staff now look like surgeons in an Ebola specialist unit.
 

Steamy Tom

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Yes, I went to mine during level 4. I asked how the virus affected him and he said that I was actually safer whilst at his business than anywhere else. They're trained to work on HIV positive people and not be infected, so they have all the necessary safety protocols already.

kinda odd comment from them, HIV transmission is quite different to covid.

you also definately arent safer there than anywhere else
 

C4Cat

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It's more dangerous for the dentist than for you..
 

Deandbn

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I had root canal treatment while level 5 no problem. Dentists are qualified medical professionals afterall. You're more likely to catch a disease buying milk or bread at the supermarket.
 

rustypup

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I do dental work for free.

Have a decent hammer and chisel.

Painkillers optional.
 

pinball wizard

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Are you allowed to visit the dentist during any of the Covid-19 Lockdown Levels for a check-up? (Non-emergency & non-surgery)
I went during level 4/5, it was back in early April. All good.

I went again about 4 weeks ago, extraction, then again cause it was septic, then again cause it developed an ulceration, so they had to clean and stitch again. My fiancee went on Saturday morning for a simple cleaning.

My dentist has all the necessary protocols in place, keeps a register, limits the number of people in the waiting room.
 
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