Regulations are frequently changing in the dental community in efforts to manage the spread of the virus. In a statement issued April 1, 2020, “The American Dental Association (ADA) called on dentists nationwide to postpone non-urgent dental procedures to help slow the spread of Covid-19.” However, during this difficult time, dentists are called to concentrate on emergencies and urgent dental care only, allowing dentists and their teams to care for emergency patients and to help reduce the burden that dental emergencies would place on hospital emergency departments.
How do I know what a dental emergency is?
- Bleeding that doesn’t stop
- Painful swelling in or around the mouth
- Pain in a tooth, teeth or jawbone
- Gum infection with pain or swelling
- Broken teeth
- Pain with dentures
If you are not sure if your dental care needs count as an emergency, call Smile Sarasota today at 941-957-3311. We can help you decide if you need to be seen immediately.