What is a dental emergency?
As we receive more cases of COVID-19 in Lagos and Abuja and across the country, we want to ensure that you are fully protected from the disease. Our priority is your safety and therefore we are only open for dental emergencies. Your appointment for regular treatment has been postponed until further notice. Some of our readers have asked us what exactly a dental emergency is. Our dental practices in Lagos and Abuja will be open by appointment ONLY.
According to the American Dental Association, the World Dental Federation, the WHO, and the NCDC, all dentists are called on to postpone non-urgent dental procedures in order to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in Nigeria. By concentrating on emergency and urgent dental care, dentists are able to care for emergency patients and reduce the burden that dental emergencies would place on hospitals.
How do I know I have an Emergency.
Generally speaking, it is easy to know if you are having an emergency, but in the event that you don’t, find the following to help you decide immediately if you want to be seen.
Dental treatment that would require a dentist in this pandemic and considered emergencies are as follows:
- Pain in a tooth, teeth or jaw bone
- Broken or knocked-out tooth
- Bleeding that doesn’t stop
- Painful swelling in or around your mouth
- Gum infection with pain or swelling
- After surgery treatment
- Adjusting wire of braces that hurts your cheek or gums
Dental care you can reschedule to when the pandemic passes away include:
- Regular visits for exams, cleanings, and x-rays
- Regular visits for braces
- Removal of teeth that aren’t painful
- Treatment of cavities that aren’t painful
- Tooth whitening
- Cosmetic treatments
Even during this outbreak, it’s important to maintain good oral hygiene habits.
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