COVID-19 and Dental Appointments

COVID-19 and Dental Appointments


We have all heard about the COVID-19 pandemic and it is not only wide reaching, but it has affected many people. Places you used to frequent are closed and your weekends may be filled with television, your backyard space, and reading as opposed to going out with friends or to restaurants. To prevent the virus, we all need to work together and the sooner we do so, the quicker we can resume normal life.


 


It depends. All businesses and non-urgent dental procedures were to be placed on hold until at least April 30th. Some dental offices have decided to allow some procedures and others have resumed normal operations. It is important to understand that while some offices are open, proper protocol will continue to be followed and social distancing will be in place. If our Reno, NV office is unable to see you for your scheduled appointment, we will reach out to you and reschedule it.


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What is Considered a Dental Emergency?
It can be tricky to distinguish what a true dental emergency is, especially if you are experiencing a problem with your teeth and you want answers to those problems. We recommend that you reschedule any appointment that you have that is not considered to be an emergency for your safety, the safety of our other patients, and the safety of our staff. Below, we will talk a little bit about what is an emergency and what does not constitute an emergency during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to Access Dental Care immediately and we will answer your questions.


Emergency – You SHOULD Come Into the Office

  • Gum infection with swelling or pain
  • Bleeding that you cannot control
  • Post-care after a surgical event
  • Painful swelling in or around your mouth
  • Denture adjustment for cancer patients
  • Pain in your teeth, a single tooth, or your jaw
  • Knocked out or broken tooth
  • Abnormal tissue from a biopsy
  • Braces that have broken or shifted and are causing pain


Non-Emergency – You Should NOT Come Into the Office

  • Regular orthodontic visits
  • Regular cleaning visits
  • Removal of teeth that do not cause pain
  • Teeth whitening services
  • Treatment of cavities that cause no pain


We Are Still Here for You
Even though you may not be able to visit our Reno, NV office, we are still here for you. Our goal is to provide our patients with the BEST dental care in Reno, NV. Our staff is in the office and able to speak with you over the phone to help you better understand how to care for your teeth during this time. If you would like to speak with our team, please call our office now!


Your Takeaway
Dental emergencies continue to remain a priority during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our team here at Access Dental Care is available by phone to speak with you about any dental issue you may be facing.