Your Dental Health During COVID19
All of us at Fairfax Family Dental Care are faced with the same questions as our patients. How do we care for our health while following new regulations and maintaining social distancing? Our team wants to help answer your questions regarding handling appointments, needs and emergencies. We hope this will help you with your dental health during this difficult time.
Is my dental office open?
Yes. On April 29, 2020, Virginia Governor Northam announced that dentists would be allowed to resume non-emergency procedures and continue to provide emergency procedures as of midnight Thursday, April 30.
What is considered a dental emergency?
The American Dental Association lists the following for you to consider an emergency.
- 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
- Broken or knocked out teeth
If there is any question as to whether or not you are experiencing a dental emergency, please call our office at (703) 385-0303.
What happens when I get to the office for my dental appointment?
In order to protect you and our staff, we have put new protocols in place. We are following recommendations made by the Centers for Disease Control, American Dental Association and the Virginia Dental Association.
- We ask that all patients call our office from their car before entering the building. This helps us ensure social distancing in our reception area.
- We ask that all patients and persons accompanying patients arrive wearing a mask.
- Please do not bring additional people to your appointment unless absolutely necessary.
- Our team will have you answer a brief Coronavirus screening quesitonnaire.
- You will see extra PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) worn by all team members, such as masks and gloves.
Please stay safe and know we are here for you 24/7!