With COVID-19 continuing, many folks wonder if there are any safe dental offices near me. Of course, medical care of all types still needs to happen regularly to stay healthy, dental care included, and the University Dental Middletown dentist office has been updated to protect everyone involved.
Expect a Lot of Changes
Dental care before COVID-19 was already designed to prevent infection and avoid unnecessary risks to patients. Every licensed dentist office already has to meet specific requirements for operation. That said, COVID-19 has triggered additional safety measures to be put in place both for patients and dentists to ensure overall safety.
First, patients can expect to be screened on arrival. Anyone meeting specific signs that might signal a potential COVID-19 infection will be encouraged to get tested. The most common symptom would be a fever. Second, patients will be limited to just themselves and dental personnel during an exam. For patients with older children, some arrangements may be needed to have each patient wait or stay at home and attend an exam one at a time versus crowding the office. Third, expect a requirement for a mask as well as all dental personnel being masked and wearing additional protection equipment to prevent spreading the virus to anyone else and themselves. Finally, a lot of amenities for waiting will have been removed. Just about anything that would have been involved with casual contacts like magazines or TV remotes will likely be removed for your safety, and hand sanitizer will be available and encouraged.
Why Still Go to the Dentist?
The care of your teeth needs a regular review to spot issues early. Teeth will deteriorate over time. While it is possible to have an immediate issue due to an impact, such as getting hit by a sports ball or being in a car accident, most people’s dental issues come from diet and what they eat. This contributes to dietary deficiencies if one doesn’t eat right, affecting the health of the gums and teeth, as well as causing bacteria to grow that attack the teeth, such as eating far too much sugar. Plaque also builds up over time and, without regular cleaning, causes gum disease and eventual tooth loss. Exams and related cleanings spot these issues and correct them before becoming worse.
Request an Appointment
University Dental and our Middletown dentist office are open for regular hours and are available for appointments for all of our patients and new cases. We take new patients all the time who are looking for dental offices near me or looking to switch providers from what they currently have. Our team, led by Dr. Mamta Kori, have prepared well above the requirements for COVID-19 protection for patients and our team, providing a level of safety and dental care that exceeds all necessary criteria from the CDC. University Dental has various options available for patients living in Middletown and needing exams, cleaning, or more extensive dental services. Call us at (855) 908 3676 to book an appointment. Or drop by; we are located at 675 North University Blvd, Middletown, Ohio 45042.