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Posted on: April 28, 2020

What is classified as a dental emergency?

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Because Governor Polis is currently recommending dentists close their offices to all but emergency care, here are some guidelines to help you determine when to contact your dentist. When in doubt, please call your dentist to determine the best course of action. 

Dental Care you can reschedule:

  • Regular visits for exams, cleanings, and x-rays 
  • Treatment of cavities that aren’t painful
  • Regular visits for braces
  • Removal of teeth that aren’t painful
  • Teeth whitening 

Contact your dentist if you experience:

  • Bleeding that doesn’t stop
  • Painful swelling in or around your face
  • Pain in a tooth, teeth or jaw bone
  • After surgery treatment (stitch removal)
  • Broken or knocked out tooth
  • Denture sores for people receiving radiation or other cancer treatment
  • Braces that hurt your cheek or gums 

Our community partner Dental Aid hopes to resume dental screenings at the Senior Center when the facility reopens to the public and we can assure our patrons’ safety.

Dental Aid’s office will be open for non-emergency care when restrictions lift. Please visit them at www.dentalaid.org or call (303) 499-7072 if you have questions. Additional information about dental care during the COVID-19 pandemic can be found at www.mouthhealthy.org/virus

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