Is it Safe To Visit The Dentist During The COVID-19 Pandemic? Get The Answers You Need

At Jackson Family Dentistry, we take your safety seriously. We’re open and serving patients in Jackson, WI, and we’re taking special safety precautions to ensure the safety of you and your family.

But we understand that you may not be sure if it’s safe to see the dentist during the COVID-19 pandemic. In this blog, we’ll discuss everything you need to know. 

Dental Offices Throughout The Country Have Reopened After The Lockdown

Dental offices closed for several months during the initial lockdown caused by COVID-19. However, since then, the CDC has issued guidance for dental offices, which was approved by the ADA. As of writing this post, dental offices in every state are now open and offering elective procedures, according to the ADA’s interactive map. 

This includes Wisconsin, where dental offices were allowed to reopen on May 11 by the Wisconsin Dental Association, as long as they obey all recommendations by OSHA, CDC, and the ADA.

You Should Get Help For Serious Dental Issues Right Away, Even During COVID-19

While most dentists closed down during the initial COVID-19 outbreak, most dental offices including Jackson Family Dentistry remained open for dental emergencies. 

If you are experiencing a serious dental emergency, you should definitely see the dentist right away. The risks of contracting COVID-19 at the dentist are very low, and a serious dental emergency could seriously interfere with your health, and lead to further complications.

A few common dental emergencies include:

In general, you should always seek immediate dental help for any oral health condition that is causing you serious pain, discomfort, or bleeding. The risk of COVID-19 is very real, but your oral health is very important, too. 

It’s Safe To Come To Jackson Family Dentistry For Routine, Preventive Care 

What if you need routine dental care, such as a teeth cleaning or an oral exam? We highly recommend that you come and see Dr. Ben Heffter or Dr. Pako Major at our office right away. 

We’re taking every possible precaution to protect you, your family, and our staff members, and to provide you with excellent dental care, even during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

From frequent cleaning and disinfection of all surfaces, to enhanced personal PPE, patient and staff temperature checks, and the use of advanced technology like UVA light-based disinfection tools, we’re doing everything we can to keep our office safe. You can learn more about the steps we’re taking to protect you here.

Need Dental Care In Jackson? Contact Us For A Consultation Today! 

At Jackson Family Dentistry, we’re here to help you get the dental care you need, even during the COVID-19 pandemic. Whether you’re experiencing a dental emergency, or you just need routine dental care, Dr. Heffter and Dr. Major are here for you. Contact us online or call us at (262) 677-3003 to schedule an appointment, and get the dental care you need.