ADA Coronavirus Dental Emergency Advisory
To all our Valued Patients,
In response to the Coronavirus (covid-19) pandemic on March 16th The American Dental Association (ADA) called upon all dental practices to postpone non-urgent dental procedures through April 30th at which time they would reassess their recommendations. This is to mitigate the spread of Coronavirus (Covid-19).
We want to let you know that we are still open for emergency dental care. We will continue monitoring the conditions and may change the advisory as needed. If you have a dental emergency please call us.
What this means to Parkwood Dental Patients
At Parkwood Dental we are committed to your health. We are doing our part to minimize the spread of the Coronavirus as we follow the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), ADA, North Carolina Dental Society (NCDS), and the State of North Carolina recommendations to protect your health as well as the overall health of our community.
The effect of these orders on your dental care is that we will continue to provide treatment for those with dental emergencies to protect the health and comfort of our patients and community.
The purpose of emergency dental treatment is to:
- Stop bleeding
- Stop infection
- Stop pain
As dentists, we have been charged to determine what qualifies as a dental emergency.
If you are experiencing:
- Serious bleeding from the teeth or gums
- Dental infection, generally characterized by pain and/or swelling
- Dental pain of the teeth, gums, or jaw
Call us immediately at (336) 835-5579.
We are still answering or monitoring our phone calls. As is always the case, we will arrange for an emergency appointment as soon as possible. We won’t leave you hurting.
What About Other Scheduled Dental Care Appointments?
All other planned dental treatment during this period will be rescheduled. This is for “elective” or non-emergency care such as crowns, implants, regular dental exams, teeth cleaning, etc. We will contact our patients individually during this period regarding their scheduled dental appointments.
Thank you for your trust and your patience during this unprecedented time. Please know that we are well and concerned for you and each of our patients. We’re in this together.
Dr. Mark Halbedl