At the beginning of the pandemic, many doctors and dentists’ offices closed because their care was considered non-urgent. However, as the pandemic has continued to rage on, some dentists have found it suitable to reopen their offices. You may be asking if it is safe to go to the dentist.
Healthcare Safety Guidelines
Germs are everywhere. You can’t really escape them. Of course, you don’t want to take any unnecessary risks to your health. The dentist, like all health professionals, follow safety guidelines. This includes washing their hands and sterilizing their implements. Tools like needles are one use.
Here at West Hollywood Holistic and Cosmetic Dental Care, we do more than follow healthcare safety protocols. At our office we disinfect all surfaces and tools. We wear protective gear. We also take on less appointments so the waiting room isn’t packed with people.
Ways You Can Make the Dentist Office Safer
Some ways you can help us is to check your temperature before coming to the dentist appointment. If you are exhibiting symptoms, reschedule your visit for another appointment. Don’t arrive early. Try not to bring anyone when going to the dentist.
Covid-19 is transported from person to person through respiratory droplets. If someone with coronavirus sneezed and you breathed in that sneeze, you have a high chance of also getting coronavirus.
Elective Procedures vs Emergencies
If you wish to put off an elective procedure like teeth cleaning and x-rays, you can. However, if you are experiencing pain, bleeding, swollen gums, get the care you need. You can contact our office for a consultation and be treated by West Hollywood top rated Dentist.