COVID-19 Protocols

Your health and safety are our upmost priority and we have taken increased measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

 
We are so happy to see our patients’ beautiful smiles again! This has been a challenging time for our communities and we are all looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to our patients.
Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice as you may have seen during your previous visits. These infection control procedures are implemented so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable. Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), as well as the federal regulations from the CDC and OSHA. The current recommendations for patient care include the standard precautions that we’ve always adhered to. In addition, we have implemented additional disinfectant protocols throughout the day. We also will be wearing face shields and other personal protective equipment (PPE) to further safeguard you and our staff..    

Below are some of the guidelines we will be practicing to keep our patients, our team and our community safe:

Emergency Dental Services

In the case of a dental emergency during or after our hours, please call us immediately! We understand how scared a child can feel during one of these situations. That’s why we always have someone on call 24/7, 365 days a year. Below are some things you can do in some of the most common emergencies.
   

It is essential for children to develop oral hygiene habits at a young age. When your child comes in for a checkup and cleaning, we will teach them proper oral care habits, such as how to brush and floss their teeth properly. Learning these techniques can prevent cavities, decay, periodontitis and other issues. We also use fluoride treatments and sealants to help ensure your child’s teeth will be as healthy as can be.

It is essential for children to develop oral hygiene habits at a young age. When your child comes in for a checkup and cleaning, we will teach them proper oral care habits, such as how to brush and floss their teeth properly. Learning these techniques can prevent cavities, decay, periodontitis and other issues. We also use fluoride treatments and sealants to help ensure your child’s teeth will be as healthy as can be.

Find the missing tooth. Handle it by the crown, not the root. You can rinse the tooth but DO NOT clean or handle the tooth unnecessarily. Inspect the tooth for fractures. If it is not fractured, try to reinsert it into the socket. Have the child hold the tooth in place by biting on gauze. If you cannot reinsert the tooth, transport the tooth in a cup containing the patient’s saliva or milk. The tooth may also be carried in the patient’s mouth. The patient must see us IMMEDIATELY! Time is a critical factor in saving the tooth.

 

Contact us today at 406-205-3586 to schedule an appointment or for questions regarding any of our services!