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(COVID-19) EMERGENCY APPOINTMENTS

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March 25, 2020

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EMERGENCY APPOINTMENTS on MONDAYS and FRIDAYS
Coliseum Dental- Midtown Manhattan

We’ll see patients on a case to case emergency basis on Mondays and Fridays (to be determined by our dentists).  If you do require urgent care, please do not come in without first texting or emailing Coliseum Dental. Please text us at (212) 757 3183 or email us at info@coliseumdental.com

 

Upcoming dates for Emergency appointments:

  • March 27th: Dr. Tony Voong and Dr. Chun Cho (Oral Surgeon)
  • March 30th: Dr. Tony Voong
  • April 3rd: Dr. Tony Voong and Dr. Michele Nguyen (Root Canals)

The ADA (American Dental Association) recommends that dentists nationwide postpone elective procedures so we do our part to “mitigate the spread of COVID-19

Dental emergencies, according to the ADA, “are potentially life threatening and require immediate treatment to stop ongoing tissue bleeding [or to] alleviate severe pain or infection.” Conditions include uncontrolled bleeding; cellulitis or a diffuse soft tissue bacterial infection with intraoral or extraoral swelling that potentially compromises the patient’s airway; or trauma involving facial bones that potentially compromises the patient’s airway.

As part of the emergency guidance, the Association added urgent dental care which “focuses on the management of conditions that require immediate attention to relieve severe pain and/or risk of infection and to alleviate the burden on hospital emergency departments.”

 

Examples of urgent dental care treatments which  we’ll treat (as minimally invasive as possible):

 

  • Severe dental pain from pulpal inflammation.
  • Pericoronitis or third-molar / wisdom teeth pain.
  • Surgical postoperative osteitis or dry socket dressing changes.
  • Abscess (Pimples around the gums) or localized bacterial infection resulting in localized pain and swelling.
  • Tooth fracture (cracked teeth) resulting in pain or causing soft tissue trauma.
  • Dental trauma with avulsion / luxation.
  • Dental treatment cementation if the temporary restoration is lost, broken or causing gingival irritation.

Other emergency dental care include extensive cares or defective restorations causing pain; suture removal; denture adjustments on radiation/oncology patients; denture adjustments or repairs when function impeded; replacing temporary filling on endo access openings in patients experiencing pain; and snipping or adjustments of an orthodontic wire or appliances piercing or ulcerating the oral mucosa.

 

Non Emergency dental procedures, according to the Association, include but are not limited to:

 

  • Initial or periodic oral examinations and recall visits, including routine radiographs.
  • Routine dental cleaning and other preventive therapies.
  • Surgical postoperative osteitis or dry socket dressing changes.
  • Orthodontic procedures other than those to address acute issues (e.g., pain, infection, trauma).
  • Extraction of asymptomatic (no pain) teeth.
  • Restorative dentistry including treatment of asymptomatic(no pain) carious lesions.
  •  Aesthetic dental procedures.

We have already, as a daily practice, assure universal precautions as outlined by CDC and OSHA standards of infection control. Safety is always our number one focus. Our high standard of care ensures that your trust and safety are never compromised.

Coliseum Dental is taking extended measures to further protect all our patients and team with the following additional protocols:

 

  • In compliance with the recommendations for public health, anyone with a cough or fever will not be allowed in the building and should stay home.
  • Upon entering Coliseum Dental, you will be asked to sanitize your hands
  • At the beginning of every appointment, you will be asked to pre-rinse with hydrogen peroxide.
  • Additionally, we are requesting you sanitize your hands before re-entering the business areas.

 

Please either text us at (212.757.3183), or email us with any questions

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