With COVID-19, What Should I Be Aware of Before Seeing the Dentist?

The health of your entire body is tied to your oral wellness, which is why it’s so important to maintain regular dental visits. This is true even during the pandemic.

Dental offices like Twin Dental are doing everything possible to provide for your safety, with clean, sterile environments that protect both you and our team from the transmission of disease. As our standards now are even stricter than before, you may notice some changes when it comes time for your next visit.

Is there anything I should do before my visit?

Please do not come to our office if you are sick. It is important to let us know if there is any change in your condition between the time you schedule your appointment and arriving for your visit. We have listed symptoms of COVID-19 below.

Prior to your appointment, you will be asked a few questions which will help us determine if it is safe for you to come to our office.

Be aware that you will likely be asked to limit the number of people who come with you. It is preferable that only one person enters our office at a time, in order to maintain proper social distancing.

What will happen at the time of my appointment?

You should wear a mask to your appointment. Please do not enter the office when you arrive. Instead, you should call to let us know you are here and you should wait inside your car until we are ready for you. This is to help reduce the number of people passing through the office and reduces your contact with other patients.

Our team will check your temperature before your visit.

Many items have been removed from our waiting room. These include difficult to clean objects such as toys or magazines.

The team will clean and sterilize the exam room before you arrive and after your appointment, making it clean for each patient’s visit.

What symptoms of COVID-19 should I watch for?

It’s a good idea to be aware of the symptoms of COVID-19. If you find that you have any of these symptoms, get in touch with your doctor’s office and make them aware that you suspect COVID-19.

These are the typical symptoms in the first 2 to 14 days:

    • Difficulty breathing
    • Fever
    • Chills
    • Muscle aches
    • Headaches
    • Fatigue
    • Loss of sense of smell or taste
    • Sore throat
    • Congestion
    • Vomiting or nausea
    • Diarrhea
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