Obtaining emergency care during a pandemic

Woman in dental clinic this CovidMany patients are well aware of times when they need emergency dental care. Whether they are dealing with a significant toothache or have experienced damage to their teeth, they know that a visit to the dentist is incredibly important. During the early stages of the pandemic in 2020, many patients lived with problems before they felt comfortable making an appointment with their dentist for care. However, dental services continue to be provided regardless of the pandemic status of the COVID-19 illness. Dr. Steven E. Holbrook is here to assist individuals when they need care even when COVID-19 continues to surge throughout the United States and other countries of the world.

Is it safe to visit the dentist during a pandemic?

Dental offices have always had extremely high standards of care and cleanliness, and during the pandemic, we further increased the steps we take to ensure everyone is healthy and the spread of COVID-19 is reduced. We sanitize all of our instruments and tools between patients, and also wipe down and clean all surfaces that have been used by the patient or staff. We also screen patients who arrive at our office with temperature checks and questions regarding their recent exposure to other individuals who may have COVID-19. Patients can then undergo an evaluation and have their dental emergency addressed with our experienced, skilled team of professionals.

What are some examples of dental emergencies that require immediate attention?

  • Broken or chipped tooth
  • Loose or lost restorations, including dental bridges, dental crowns, and fillings
  • Signs of an infection
  • Signs of an abscess
  • Significant trauma/injury to the soft tissues
  • Knocked out teeth

Schedule an appointment with our team today if you are experiencing a dental emergency

Dental emergencies require immediate care, even during a pandemic and endemic. Dr. Steven E. Holbrook and his team in Albuquerque, NM provide emergency dental care, even for patients who have never visited his practice before. If you are in need of care, do not wait! Contact our practice today by calling (505) 881-1159 and visit with our dentist who has over three decades of experience in providing general, cosmetic, restorative, and emergency dental care for new and returning patients.

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