As the severity of the Covid 19 pandemic slowly recedes we still want to do our best to not spread this and other diseases using a common sense approach. Usually, it's best to wait and not come in for dental work if you have any upper respiratory illness. Our front office staff will be understanding if you need to reschedule if you are not feeling well.
We want you to have a safe experience while visiting our office. We follow careful sterilization, sanitation, and infection control procedures to keep you and our staff safe.
Please do not come to our office if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have a confirmed case.
Once symptoms have resolved, please wait at least 5 days before coming in for any dental work, especially if you 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 canceling your appointment if possible. When you are feeling well and after the 5-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 not in a high-risk category, and do not have any symptoms, and you have dental care needs, then it is almost always 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.
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.