Are you having a toothache but nothing’s open? You might be wondering what to do. What you don’t want to do is go to the ER. They are overflowing with people who need urgent care and your ER doctor is not going to know what to do with you and your toothache. Although all dental offices were instructed to close during this coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic until April 7, 2020, we are healthcare professionals that are available to you for emergencies. Dental offices are closed for elective and non-urgent care only.
What constitutes a dental emergency?
Pain (tooth throbbing, toothache, TMJ pain, cold/hot sensitivity)
Broken tooth or filling
What if my dental pain is minor or I’m not sure if the pain is enough to constitute an emergency?
Your provider is going to want you to quantify the pain. So on a scale from 1-10 with 10 being the worst, what pain level are you currently experiencing? If you are a 5 or below, depending on your unique situation, it may be best to defer treatment. If you are a 6 or above, you will want to have a virtual consultation with your dentist to determine how to proceed. Your provider will then assess your symptoms along with your unique medical history to determine the next best course of action.
If you’re not sure where to go or who to contact, schedule a virtual consultation by clicking below.
NOTE: It is important that you do not just show up to a dental office. For one, they may not be open. Secondly, with the current PPE shortage (masks), we want to make sure you are seeing the correct provider based on your symptoms. It is a very easy and important step to schedule a virtual consultation to get you to the correct provider.