When to visit a dentist during the Michigan COVID-19 Lock down

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued Executive Order 2020-17 on March 20, 2020, restricting dental practices in the Michigan to performing only emergency dental care.

This order is in place until the “state of emergency” declaration has ended, which at this time is still in effect with no end date yet announced. As a result, routine dental care such as dental cleanings and an array of other procedures deemed to be non-urgent are to be postponed until further notice.

In order to comply with this order, our office will be contacting patients currently scheduled for non-urgent appointments and rescheduling them to a later date when we anticipate the order will be lifted.

The following is a list of conditions that qualify for “emergency” or “essential” dental treatment

  • Tooth pain
  • Infection/swelling
  • Trauma to the teeth or jaws
  • Uncontrolled bleeding
  • Broken/fractured tooth or teeth causing pain or irritation of the oral soft tissues (gums, cheeks, lips, etc)
  • Any dental treatment required prior to essential medical treatment such as chemotherapy
  • Lost or broken temporary crown or bridge causing pain/sensitivity
  • Sore gums resulting from loose dentures

Please call our office if you are in pain or if any of the above conditions arises during our temporary COVID-related closure and we would be happy to take care of you!

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