Dental Emergency Consultation during COVID-19
In this unprecedented time of pandemic you may be very concerned if you end up with a toothache. If you are in the Barrie area, please rest assured that we are available to help you in a safe way that promotes social distancing while addressing your individual symptoms.
What Constitutes a True Dental Emergency?
As defined by the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario, a true emergency situation includes “oral-facial trauma, significant infection, prolonged bleeding or pain which cannot be managed by over-the-counter medications.” These are the only situations that are to be treated in the time of a pandemic. This is for the safety of our patients as well as for our team.
How are We Managing Dental Emergencies?
We are here for you. Our office is opened for emergencies. Our office provides Emergency Dental Services for patients who have NO SYMPTOMS of FEVER, COUGH or DIFFICULTY BREATHING, DIARRHEA, RASH of unknown origin, have NO HISTORY OF TRAVEL and have not been in contact with any person with COVID 19 within the LAST 14 days. We have taken all measures and above to make our office safe for patient visits. When we are not physically in the office, our email and messages are being monitored. Further, we have a chat function on our webpage that will allow you to connect with a dental professional in real time. If you are a current patient of our office, we may be able to manage your symptoms with medication such as antibiotics, until it is safe to have you leave your home for treatment. If you are having a true dental emergency, Dr Mikhail will be able to facilitate an emergency exam. If you are not one of our current patients, Dr Mikhail is happy to talk you through any symptoms and give you advice to help manage and possibly resolve the issue. This is a complimentary service that is being offered to anyone in our community of Barrie and its surrounding areas. Please, if you are having pain or discomfort, or just a question related to your dental health, reach out and talk to us through the website chat window or call us directly (705) 792-0079. We are happy to help you and your family!