Dental emergencies have risen. Since the start of the lockdown, there have been accidents that need emergency dentist attention. These accidents need to be seen in the dental office immediately, since any waiting can lead to permanent damage or further complications, such as future fillings, and even tooth loss.
Some of the restrictions to see the dentist have been lifted, but there are still some people who want to wait for safer times. These people would like to restrict their dental appointments to emergency visits only. That is why in Somos Dental we take care of emergencies during the Coronavirus lockdown times. We are taking emergency patients, but we as well have been providing elective treatment as of May 1st, so you can continue your pending dental treatments.
What is a dental emergency?
This has been already discussed in other blogs, but according to the American Dental Association, the following conditions are considered as dental emergencies and can seek immediate treatment:
- Bleeding that doesn’t stop
- Painful swelling in or around your mouth
- Pain in a tooth, teeth or jawbone
- Gum infection with pain or swelling
- After surgery treatment (dressing change, stitch removal)
- Broken or knocked-out tooth
- Denture adjustment for people receiving radiation or other treatment for cancer
- Snipping or adjusting wire of braces that hurts your cheek or gums
- Biopsy of abnormal tissue
If I do not have an emergency, can I go to the dental office?
Yes, some of the strict restrictions have been lifted so now people can seek elective treatment. This treatment includes some of the following procedures:
- Deep cleanings
- Rooth canals
Give us a call or contact us through Facebook or Whatsapp so you know every precaution to take before scheduling an appointment.
Where can I look for an open dental office?
If you are looking for a dental office during the COVID-19 times, or if you have a dental emergency in the Phoenix area, you can contact us in Somos Dental; we have taken special precautions with the Coronavirus pandemic. We clean, sterilize, and disinfect every surface, and also, we only see one client at a time.
We can help you with elective treatment and an emergency dentist. In conclusion, in Somos Dental we want to do everything in our hands to slow down the Coronavirus pandemic that has been affecting the world, that is why you should call or message us to know your case and to know if your case is considered an emergency.
If you need to contact us for a dental emergency, you can do so through messenger on Facebook, phone or email. We have 5 locations throughout the Phoenix Metro Area and they are open for limited days and hours: Downtown, Desert Sky, Mesa and Camelback. Give us a call at 623-232-0089 if you have any questions.