What Constitutes A Dental Emergency?

17 Mar

Many dental offices, including ours, have opted for the sake of our communities to only see emergency patients until the current COVID-19 crisis passes. So the current question becomes, what constitutes a dental emergency?

What DOES NOT qualify as a dental emergency

  1. Pain that can be managed with over the counter medication
  2. Cases with mild inflammation (that can be treated at home

What DOES qualify as a dental emergency

  1. Substantial pain that cannot be taken care of with over the counter medication.
  2. Infection at a level that would otherwise cause you to go to a hospital emergency room.

We are here to help with the above dental emergencies, and will continue to abide by the latest CDA and ADA safety recommendations for at least the next two weeks.

We thank everyone for understanding, and helping us to do our part for the health and wellbeing of the community

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