The COVID-19 pandemic caused a lot of changes in the way that dental offices run. Many offices were cancelling appointments and only seeing those patients who had a true emergency. Because of the pandemic, patients often found themselves with tons of rescheduled appointments and unsure of what to expect next. While the pandemic caught us off-guard, it is important that we continue to follow all the procedures and protocol laid out to ensure we can get back to normal life soon. Below, we will talk more about what to expect from our office.
What About My Dental Appointment?
All businesses and non-urgent dental care procedures were ordered to cease until April 30th. This meant that no one could receive any type of dental care unless it was deemed an emergency. Now that the 30th has passed, dental offices are able to open up for normal operations or for emergencies only, which is what most have chosen.
If you had an appointment with our Denver, CO office prior to the 30th, it was likely already reschedule. If you have an upcoming appointment with us, we ask that you call our office to discuss your options.
What is a Dental Emergency?
A dental emergency can be difficult to define because we all have a different idea of what it is. One patient may think that their painful tooth is an emergency while another thinks that the stains on their teeth are emergencies. Below, we will talk a bit more about what we consider a dental emergency and non-emergency. If you are confused or unsure if you do have a dental emergency, you can reach out to our Denver, CO office and one of our staff members can assist you.
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- Knocked out or broken tooth
- Abnormal tissue from a biopsy
- Braces that have broken or shifted and are causing pain
- Bleeding that you cannot control
- Post-care after a surgical event
- Painful swelling in or around your mouth
- Gum infection with swelling or pain
- Denture adjustment for cancer patients
- Pain in your teeth, a single tooth, or your jaw
- Teeth whitening services
- Treatment of cavities that cause no pain
- Regular cleaning visits
- Removal of teeth that do not cause pain
- Regular orthodontic visits
We’re Here for You Throughout the Pandemic
C.S. Family Dental is here to support you throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Our team works hard to provide you with the best dental care in Denver, CO. Our staff is still here in the office even though we may not be able to take routine appointments just yet. We encourage you to always call our office if you are experiencing a dental problem and we will advise you on the next steps to take.
Dental emergencies continue to remain a top priority during the COVID-19 pandemic. The dental team at C.S. Family Dental in Denver, CO is here for you – call us today with all your dental concerns.