Dental services are limited to urgent or emergency care only for adults during the Covid-19 outbreak, the health authorities have announced.
"In compliance with the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH)'s directive to reduce the risk of Covid-19 infection spread, all routine appointments are cancelled and services are limited to urgent and emergency visits only during this period of the pandemic," according to a statement on the Hamad Dental Center page of the Hamad Medical Corporation website.
To be seen at the clinic, one must have one or more of these conditions:
* Severe toothache pain (not just a twinge)
* Swelling of gums, face or neck
* Bleeding in the mouth that does not stop
* Infection or a substantial risk of it
* Trauma (such as a broken tooth)
"If your condition fits any of the above, please call 16000 to arrange to be seen by a dentist," the statement notes.
"If you feel sick before coming to the clinic (if you have symptoms of respiratory illness such as fever, cough, shortness of breath and a sore throat), you must call the Covid-19 hotline, 16000, first for advice on how to proceed," it adds.
The MoPH has also issued an infographic in this regard.
The Hamad Dental Center page can be viewed at https://www.hamad.qa/en/hospitals-and-services/hamad-dental-services/pages/default.aspx
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