Following strict guidelines to minimize the risk of CoVid-19 transmission in this community, our practice, per ADA guidelines, will be limited to the following for our active patients of record:
Dental emergencies that are potentially life threatening and require immediate treatment to stop ongoing tissue bleeding, alleviate severe pain or infection, and include: Uncontrolled bleeding, Facial swelling that potentially compromises the airway; Trauma involving facial bones, Severe dental pain from pulpal inflammation, third molar pain/swelling; Surgical post-operative osteitis, dry socket dressing changes, Abscess, Tooth fracture resulting in pain or causing soft tissue trauma, Dental trauma with avulsion/luxation, Dental treatment required prior to critical medical procedures (heart transplant, etc), Final crown/bridge cementation if the temporary restoration is lost, broken or causing gingival irritation, Suture removal, Denture adjustment on radiation/oncology patients.
You should not come in if you have traveled anywhere to highly affected areas in the country within three weeks, or if you have been in contact with someone who has tested positive or traveled to those areas in that time frame. You should not come in if you have the following cold symptoms: runny nose, sneezing, cough, fever. Call your primary care doctor and discuss any types of symptoms you are having. They will refer you for testing if they feel it is appropriate. Please respect this to reduce the risk of transmission of viruses and bacteria which will weaken the immune system of our community during this difficult time. You will not get tested for the virus without a recommendation from your doctor that it is appropriate to do so. Our office does not provide that.
We use the strictest CDC guidelines for infection control. Every effort will be made to ensure the safety of all. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Stay safe, stay healthy, wash your hands, and brush your teeth! We will let you know when it is safe to come in for regular care.
Dr. Muna Strasser and Team