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Dental Care and COVID19: What You Should Know

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to several measures being put into place to prevent the spread of the disease. 

According to past guidelines, only those experiencing an emergency (severe pain, infections, knocked-out teeth) could see a dental professional. However, with the loosening of the restrictions, the experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also recognized that some non-urgent dental issues needed to be addressed for people to maintain good oral health.

From our staff at Crownridge Dental, here’s everything you need to know about seeing the dentist during the pandemic.

The new safety guidelines

The dental office presents unique challenges when it comes to preventing the spread of COVID-19. Since a patient’s mouth needs to be open during a procedure, dental providers must take extra precautions. 

To keep you safe, our staff takes the following safety measures:

If you’re experiencing COVID-19 related symptoms, you should self-quarantine for at least two weeks to prevent spreading the virus. In the meantime, improve your diet to increase your body’s natural ability to fight the virus, and keep a close eye on your symptoms.

Getting dental care during the pandemic 

Due to the pandemic, most dental professionals rescheduled cosmetic procedures such as smile makeovers, teeth whitening, and veneers. However, the restrictions have changed in recent weeks, so it’s a good idea to contact our office to double-check what treatments you can schedule. 

If you have a dental emergency, however, you can get medical help right away. If you suffer from pain caused by a large cavity, or if you have gum issues, you may also be able to see your dentist due to the loosening of restrictions. 

Find out if your concerns warrant a trip to the dentist office

The best way to find out if you can get dental care during the pandemic is to give us a call and describe your symptoms. Our staff at Crownridge Dental in San Antonio, Texas, will guide you on what to do next.

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