With all these changes caused by the Coronavirus (COVID-19), it has most certainly changed the way we do teeth.
Which changes effect me? At the time of writing, Dentists are highly recommended to practice under Level 3 restrictions where all elective surgeries must be halted.
In short, we can not do any treatment that actually generates aerosols or have water splashes. Which is almost most aspects of dentistry. This is like telling a chef that you can't use knife!
Wait. So what about my appointment?If your appointment is non-urgent, non-emergency, or am routine in nature, it should be postponed. These include routine checkups and treatment where there are generally no pain, bleeding, or swelling.
But we are here and open if you need any urgent or emergency treatments. We will continue to see you despite the Lockdown.
Why these restrictions?This is primarily based on the aerosol generation when dental treatment is being carried out.
Who's telling us these recommendations?The Australian Health Protection Principal Committee - AHPPC. They are the key making committee for health emergencies. It overseas all states and territory.
What if I have COVID-19 or think I have?if you need urgent dental care and think you may have it, call us and discuss with one of our dentists regarding your circumstance.
If you have been diagnosed with COVID-19, you would have been given an information sheet where you will be referred to a hospital with appropriate facilities
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