DR. RUDI AS-SANIE, D.D.S.
Do You Have a Dental Emergency? We Are Here for You!
With all the strain going on at the hospitals nearby, we are here to help keep patients out of the ER for dental problems or concerns. We are currently seeing patients for emergencies only in order to help you get the care you need in a timely manner as well as alleviate emergency room overcrowding and stop the spread of COVID-19 infections throughout the state.
It is crucial to see a dentist at this time over going to the ER for a dental emergency. We know in the case of any emergency; a person’s first thought or instinct is to go the hospital to be treated. Typically, a hospital will refer a patient back to their dental office in the case of an emergency so they can be seen and treated by a dental professional. A dental office such as ours can see patients in a much timelier manner and get to the root of the problem without delay. This also frees up the beds in an emergency room and puts you at a much lower risk by being seen in a private practice.
During an emergency exam, we will typically evaluate the problem area and take a dental x-ray if necessary. Our digital x-rays capture the entire tooth including the root so we can get a clear picture of what is going on. From there, we can come up with the best plan of action to help get a patient out of pain.
What is Considered a Dental Emergency?
Examples of emergency patients we are able to see but not limited to:
- Tooth or gum infection
Pain in the jaw or around teeth
- Swelling of the mouth or face
Unusual bleeding of the gums or teeth
We can assure you we go above and beyond to follow proper infection control to keep not only ourselves but our patients safe during each appointment. We follow OSHA guidelines and use hospital-grade disinfectants to kill bacteria, viruses and bloodborne pathogens. We screen each patient by asking a series of questions including symptoms and sterilize each room and waiting room after every appointment. Our ultimate goal is to help slow the spread of COVID-19 by keeping patients out of hospitals when able, and to treat the patients in our office in a sufficient manner.