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How Will Coronavirus Impact Your Dental Appointment?

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During the coronavirus pandemic, people are advised to stay at home as much as they can, but what about visiting the dentist? Is it safe? At Edgewater Dental Arts, we’re taking appointments for both emergencies and routine services like teeth cleaning. To keep everyone healthy, we’ve implemented new safety measures.

Before Your Appointment

If you have any known coronavirus symptoms (coughing, fever, respiratory issues, etc.), you should not visit us. Please call your primary health provider and follow their instructions. Only patients without symptoms should come in for an appointment.

When you arrive, please stay outside and call or text the front desk. We will let you know when we’re ready for you, so you can go right to a treatment room. The waiting room no longer has reading materials or other items, so we can reduce cross-contamination.

During the Appointment

Our dental team is wearing PPE (personal protective equipment) and we’re asking that all patients wear face masks. At this time, patients should not bring anyone else with them to their appointment. For children, only one adult should come with them.

Before treatments, we’re asking patients to rinse with hydrogen peroxide to help reduce airborne particles. For the safety of everyone in the building, our office has an air purification system. Dentist’s offices are already very hygienic places – the ADA sets guidelines – so we’re implementing these even more rigorously.

After the Appointment

After you leave, we’ll clean the treatment room. Surfaces like door handles and countertops are sanitized regularly. To make social distancing as easy as possible, we’re staggering appointment times.

Emergency & General Dental Care in Edgewater

An untreated dental emergency can have serious health consequences. Signs of trouble include toothaches, jaw pain, inflamed gums, and swelling. Professional teeth cleanings and exams can protect against many emergencies, so even during a pandemic, your oral health matters. If you’re looking for a dentist in the 21037 area, contact us today with any questions about our services or safety precautions!

Written by

John Cutting, DMD is an Annapolis dentist experienced in all aspects of dentistry. He provides complete care from general dentistry to cosmetic and restorative dentistry in his conveniently located and comfortable office, Edgewater Dental Arts.