We will remain open to serve your dental needs during the course of COVID-19 (Corona Virus). However, the CDC and the State of Minnesota Department of Health has currently limited our care to treating emergencies only.
Our office continues to take all necessary precautions to prevent the spread of disease. All rooms are thoroughly disinfected and all instruments are steam sterilized. In addition, you will be taken to your treatment room as quickly as possible to prevent lingering in the reception area. Our team has received specific training regarding this virus and we will keep updating daily with guidelines by CDC, Minnesota Board of Dentistry and Minnesota Department of Health.
During this outbreak, we ask you to remain calm and get news updates with reliable sources from the CDC website and the Minnesota Department of Health.
Darlene will be in contact with each patient who has an upcoming appointment and reschedule as needed. Our office will be open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm. Please feel free to contact us with any questions regarding any ongoing treatment or concerns. We are here for you.
Michael F. Contardo, DDS
From the American Dental Association (ADA): What is a Dental Emergency?
The ADA recognizes that members of the public have questions about whether they should continue to visit their dentist during the COVID-19 pandemic. Because the ADA is currently recommending dentists close their offices to all but emergency care, we have provided guidelines to help patients determine when to consult with their dentist as to whether care should be rescheduled. When in doubt, please call your dentist to determine the best course of action.
YES—Dental care that you should have taken care of by a dentist at this time:
• Bleeding that doesn’t stop
• Painful swelling in or around your mouth
• Pain in a tooth, teeth or jaw bone
• Gum infection with pain or swelling
• After surgery treatment (dressing change, stitch removal)
• Broken or knocked out tooth
• Denture adjustment for people receiving radiation or other treatment for cancer
• Snipping or adjusting wire of braces that hurts your cheek or gums
• Biopsy of abnormal tissue
NO—Dental care you can reschedule for another time:
• Regular visits for exams, cleanings, and x-rays
• Regular visits for braces
• Removal of teeth that aren’t painful
• Treatment of cavities that aren’t painful
• Tooth whitening
For more information, please visit MouthHealthy.org/virus.