Posted On 10/27/2021 12:00:00 AM
by Bruce Kanehl
When the COVID-19 pandemic struck in early 2020, dental offices stopped offering non-urgent services because of the perceived risk of infection. Now with a better understanding of the disease and with the release of vaccines, dentists have reopened their doors and are scheduling regular visits again.
While everything is slowly be returning to normal and as we continue learning to cope with the virus, some patients may still be concerned about returning to the dentist office. Kanehl Dental is committed to keeping you and your family safe during your regular checkups and other dental procedures. Here’s what you can expect during your visit:
As part of the pandemic containment measures, dental offices were restricted to only offering emergency services. Now that things have become somewhat less restricted, you can finally have the scheduled dental checkup or cleaning you need to maintain your overall dental health per the CDC's updated recommendations for healthcare settings.
Kanehl Dental understands the risks full reopening might pose to both patients and staff. Because of this, we have adopted new safety measures to ensure patients avoid infection while receiving necessary services. For instance:
If you're having a dental issue, call your dentist immediately to schedule an appointment to prevent potential damages to your teeth. For emergencies, you will be treated regardless of your vaccination status or COVID-19 symptoms or infection. For non-urgent services, we encourage you to wait until symptoms are no longer present and you have a negative COVID-19 test.
At Kanehl Dental, patient and staff safety are always our number one priority. We maintain strict dental hygiene protocol and utilize additional safety and sanitation measures to ensure our patients receive the care they need without risking exposure to the COVID-19 virus. To schedule your dental checkups, bi-annual cleaning, or other dental procedures, call Kanehl Dental today at (904)731-2162.
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