In order to support the nation-wide mandate on dental care, the following dental services are not considered “essential.” Therefore, appointments of this kind can be rescheduled:
While patients may harbor some reservations about visiting the dentist during a pandemic, the consequences of NOT going to the dentist with the following conditions could be even more dangerous. If you are experiencing any of the following, call us at 813-576-0200:
There has been some confusion on what patients should do if they are experiencing a dental emergency. Remember, dentists ARE open to treat defined COVID-19 essential dental services. Moreover, patients should not go to a hospital emergency room for dental treatment. According to the American Dental Association, most hospitals don’t have the facilities or staff to provide comprehensive dental care. Still, some patients are turning to hospital emergency rooms for their dental care because they are unable to find an open dentist. However, this is not the case with our office. Please reach out to us if you are in need. Our nation’s hospitals need to care for COVID-19 patients at this time.
Dental anxieties exisit even without the added fear of a lurking virus. However, your oral health, and your overall health, could be in even more danger if you don’t seek dental treatment when you need it. Don’t ignore tooth pain, swelling, bleeding, mouth sores, or tooth injuries out of fear of the virus. Our team is taking extra precautions to make sure you are safe when you receive treatment at our facility.
In accordance with the ADA COVID -19 guidelines, our office is doing the following to help prevent the spread of disease:
If you have more COVID-19 dental questions that haven’t been addressed in this article, please call us at 813-576-0200. Together we will make it through this time!