To maintain public safety and minimize risks related to coronavirus, people and businesses have made many adjustments in the past year. You may have postponed a number of events and activities, either for your safety or at the request of establishments that had to make changes to how they schedule and serve people. One service you can still access is dental care – at our Rochester, MN dentist’s office, we have made changes to our office so that we can continue serving our patients. These changes include updates in how we schedule, the removal of commonly handled items in our waiting room, and the introduction of technology that better filters the air to remove potentially harmful microbes. We have continued to take guidance from the CDC and ADA so that we can keep serving our patients who require routine dental services, and to care for those who have concerns about their smile and oral health they wish to address.
Our Practice Can Safely Welcome And Treat Patients
Because we changed how we book appointments, how we engage with patients, and how we protect against airborne microbes, we continue to meet with patients and provide important protection against oral health threats. Those changes include new protocols for checking in patients that minimize direct interaction; requiring all visitors to keep face coverings on in our common areas; and the introduction of equipment that effectively purifies the air and removes harmful airborne particles. We have made these changes to adhere to recommendations from the CDC and ADA, and to make sure our practice remains a safe environment for both our patients and our team.
Why You Should Continue Scheduling Your Dental Exams
If you are not consistently scheduling your routine exams, you are more likely to develop problems with your oral health that can worsen in time and cause concerning complications. In time, an untreated issue with gum disease or tooth decay can become more serious, which can negatively impact your quality of life. Gum disease can become harder to treat and create trouble for your general health. An untreated cavity can worsen until you require root canal therapy to deal with an advanced infection.
What To Expect At Your Visit
At an appointment, your hygienist will carefully clean your teeth to take care of plaque and tartar buildup that puts you at risk for oral health problems. The removal of tartar is something your hygienist can do that you are not able to do on your own. When your dentist examines your teeth and gums, they will look for any areas of concern. A cavity can be identified at an appointment before it causes symptoms that grab your attention. When this happens, treatment with a dental filling can occur before there are complications.
Schedule Preventive Dental Care At Our Rochester, MN Dentists’ Office
Calcagno Cosmetic And Family Dentistry continues to provide important oral health support for our patients! To schedule an exam, or to discuss any oral health concerns that you currently have, please call our dentist’s office in Rochester, MN at (507) 281-3659.