COVID-19 Safety

We want you to have a safe experience while visiting our office. While Sars-CoV-2  (COVID-19) presents a significant challenge for everyone, in most cases you can still safely get dental care. We follow careful sterilization, sanitation, and infection control procedures to keep you and our staff safe. 

 

Please do not come to our office or send any of your immediate household members, if you or any members of your household are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19.

 

Once symptoms have completely resolved for all members of your household, please wait at least 10 days before coming in for any dental work, especially if one of your household members tested positive for COVID-19.  You will not be charged a cancellation fee, though we do request that you give us at least 24-hour notice when cancelling your appointment if possible. When you are feeling well and after the 10-day quarantine period has passed, please call our office and we will be happy to reschedule your appointment. 

 

If you are having severe tooth pain or severe jaw swelling associated with a possible dental abscess and you also have symptoms of COVID-19, please call our office and we can help make a remote diagnosis and make arrangements to get you the care you need. 

If you are in a high-risk category, including if you are over 60, for serious complications or death from COVID-19 and you are concerned about potentially contracting the illness, you may want to consider staying home and waiting until the pandemic is more under control before going to see any dentist. While we do take special precautions, we cannot guarantee that you won't contract COVID-19. Hopefully an effective vaccine will be available soon or you can also wait until case numbers fall significantly before coming in.

If you are not in a high-risk category, do not have any symptoms, and you have dental care needs, then it is probably a good idea to not delay dental care for too long. Dental care is essential.  

People who have gum disease are more likely to have severe complications from COVID-19. So getting your teeth cleaned regularly is actually helpful in reducing one risk factor for COVID-19 complications. 

Contact us today to schedule a cleaning.

Other ways you can help reduce the spread of COVID-19 (and other illnesses)

  • Frequently wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. When soap and running water are unavailable, use an alcohol-based hand rub with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands that are visibly soiled.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.

  • Covering coughs and sneezes.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

  • Stay home if sick.

  • Wear a mask.

  • Recognize personal risk factors: According to U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), certain people, including older adults and those with underlying conditions such as heart or lung disease or diabetes, are at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19.