Residents in Walsall who do not have a regular NHS dentist are being reminded where to go if they need urgent dental treatment over the festive period.
The Dental Access Centre, which is based in Blakenall Village Centre, will be open between 8.30am and 12 noon on weekends and bank holidays including Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day. It will offer appointments to NHS patients who require urgent dental treatment for pain or swelling.
Vikki Tolley, Oral Health Coordinator for NHS Walsall, said:
“With Christmas just around the corner everyone is ready and geared up for the festivities to get underway. Constant snacking, drinking and eating sugary foods and drinks can make the holiday period a miserable time for teeth.
“NHS Walsall just want to remind people to think about their teeth and continue to look after them like you would do all year round. However if you do find your teeth are causing you pain or swelling then there are services available to help you.”
For help and advice or to book an appointment during a weekend or bank holiday contact the Dental Access Centre on 07976 246 404.
The standard NHS urgent fee of £17.50 applies unless you are entitled to free NHS dental treatment.