Daily Appointments Available for Urgent Needs
As our nation works collectively to flatten the curve and curb the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, Dockside Dental is following CDC guidelines and thus temporarily closed for non-emergency care. However, we want to remind you all that we are open for dental emergencies should the unfortunate need arise.
Dental emergencies happen, and like so many emergencies they occur at unexpected and inconvenient times. As a patient, you should know what constitutes a dental emergency, what steps you should take afterward, and when to contact your dentist for help.
What constitutes a dental emergency? If you are experiencing any of the following, please get in touch with us or with your local emergency room immediately:
- Severe toothache
- Dental abscess
- Loose tooth
- Knocked-out tooth
- A broken tooth or large piece of tooth is missing
- Large crack or chip in the tooth
These are genuine dental emergencies which require immediate professional care. Please remember that conditions like mild toothache or sensitivity, small chips in teeth, or food stuck between teeth are not dental emergencies. For those patients with dental prosthetics, lost fillings, crowns, or bridges are generally not dental emergencies unless they cause severe pain or discomfort. Use your best judgment and contact us accordingly.
We want to assure all of your patients that the team here at Dockside Dental is here to provide what support and assistance we can until things return to normal and we can resume regular operation.