If you’re staying home during the outbreak of COVID-19, you’re doing your part to prevent the spread of this harmful virus. Cutting out certain errands, shopping, and other outings is one thing, but what if you need to visit your dentist for an emergency during quarantine? Is it safe? Will you be risking exposure to the Coronavirus? Keep reading to find out why your dentist’s office in Tyler is one of the safest places you could be during this uncertain time.
Your Dentist Before COVID-19
Dentists already practice sanitation guidelines from the CDC, allowing them to provide high quality oral healthcare to their patients. They adhere to strict practices that ensure every instrument and surface of their dental office is clean and sanitized. In fact, each instrument is steam cleaned in individual sterilization pouches for unmatched sanitation. And, dental areas are sterilized and disinfected in between each patient’s visit. Your dentist in Tyler has always been committed to a sterilized environment even before the outbreak of COVID-19.
Your Dentist Now
However, during the Coronavirus, your dentist is taking extra precautions including the use of masks and gloves for everyone in the office. Additionally, any magazines and pamphlets in the office will be removed to prevent spreading of the virus. All hard surfaces will be wiped down periodically throughout the day, and your dentist will have hand sanitizer available. Dentists now use a disinfectant that has been approved by the CDC to kill the virus called Cavacide. Their office was already clean, now it’s one of the safest locations you could be during the outbreak of Coronavirus. Plus, in the event of an emergency, their office has experienced far less foot traffic than urgent care, and you’ll be avoiding potential cases of the virus.
When to See Your Dentist
While it’s best to stay home during this time, there are some dental problems that require a visit to your dentist. If you’re in pain or discomfort to the point that it’s hard to focus, contact your dentist immediately for care. Infection, cracked teeth, lost teeth, and lost crowns are just some examples of common dental emergencies that should be treated by a dentist. If you’re in doubt, don’t hesitate to call your dental office to learn your next steps.
During this strange time, it’s integral to know what to do next if a dental emergency does occur. And remember, you have a clean, safe location where you can get back to smiling with full health!
Meet the Dentist
Dr. Dennis E. Stansbury has over 40 years of experience in maintaining an incredibly clean and safe environment for his patients. He understands the fears and anxiety surrounding the current situation, which is why he wants to ensure his patients that he’s taking all the necessary steps to prevent exposure to the virus. If you have any questions, or if you’re experiencing a dental emergency, he can be reached through his website or by phone at (903) 561-1122.