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Risky to go to the dentist??

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Greyhoundgirly Thu 03-Sep-20 12:46:57

Hi, just basically looking for people's thoughts on this I'm v v early pregnant, about 6 weeks, and I have a dental appointment tomorrow. I've spoken to the surgery and am confident they have safe working practises but when I mentioned my pregnancy and asking for their advice about attending they said I'd have to sign some kind of consent form which has suddenly made me nervous...!! What do you think, ladies? Would you go?? X

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GingerAndTheBiscuits Thu 03-Sep-20 12:53:56

Yes. In terms of PPE and cleaning regimes dental surgeries are probably safer than anywhere else you can go right now.

Greyhoundgirly Thu 03-Sep-20 12:56:40

Thanks @GingerAndTheBiscuits. I'm a naturally anxious sort so good to get another take on it. I'm sure you're right, they sound especially vigilant x

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Loz1093 Thu 03-Sep-20 13:24:31

Hi OP I work on reception team and I'm sure every practice is different but ours is fully kitted with PPE. We have a one way system through the building... and we even get patients saying how clean and thorough it seems compared to the hospital!!! Best of luck

Greyhoundgirly Thu 03-Sep-20 13:39:51

@Loz1093 aww thanks for replying. Again, so good to hear another opinion. I think I'm being a bit neurotic! All the best to you x

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Spinksy9 Thu 03-Sep-20 17:00:24

@Greyhoundgirly I had a hygienist appointment when I was 6 weeks a few weeks ago. Never felt safer. They check your temp before you go in. They only allowed 1 person each time. You wait in your car until its your turn and they are head to toe in PPE. You will be very well looker after x

Greyhoundgirly Thu 03-Sep-20 17:28:50

Thanks @Spinksy9 sounds like the same set up at my dentist. Glad to hear it went well x smile

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