The COVID-19 is a respiratory illness that started in Wuhan, China last December and has become a severe health risk for many countries around the world, including the United States. It can easily spread from one person to another person through infected droplets, surfaces, or objects. Due to its widespread nature and the unavailability of vaccination, the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the COVID-19 outbreak a global public health concern and pandemic.
As recommended by the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) and ADA (American Dental Association), to contain the coronavirus impact on dental practices, we at Plaza Dental Group are only treating patients with dental emergencies and rescheduling all non-emergency and elective dental procedures. We are strictly following our usual guidelines that comply with the CDC and ADA to stay safe during the COVID-19 outbreak and to further prevent the spread of the virus we are taking these measures:
- Providing personal protective equipment to our dentists, associates, and staff
- Taking a detailed health and travel history of patients before providing treatment
- Not providing treatment to patients with a fever, cough, respiratory illness, or flu-like symptoms, but will be sending them to a physician to screen their symptoms of infections.
- Not providing treatment to patients who have recently traveled outside the country.
- Cleaning and disinfecting door handles, chairs, washrooms, and other frequently touched objects and surfaces.
- Staying home when sick as well as covering sneezes and coughs with a tissue and safely disposing it
- Washing hands regularly with a 1% hydrogen peroxide solution or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer before each appointment
- Practicing and encouraging social distancing
- Minimizing potential exposure to contagious agents using a rubber dam
- Quickly evacuating dental procedures that produce aerosol
- Taking temperature readings of patients before providing treatment
- Autoclaving hand pieces and dental equipment
- Removing infectious objects from the treatment areas and waiting room
- Increasing intervals between patients to minimize infection
- Avoiding close contact with people and social functions
Ignoring dental emergencies is not recommended as they may cause further problems for your dental health. You can contact Plaza Dental Group for these emergency dental conditions:
- Severe toothache or wisdom tooth pain
- Swelling of your gums
- Persistent bleeding in your mouth
- Trauma to the jaw or teeth
- Denture adjustments or repairs
- Pain caused by a broken tooth or tooth fracture
We make every possible effort to provide emergency dental care in a safe and protected environment to ensure your health and safety.