Don’t lose sleep over a dental emergency – even under Governor Greg Abbot’s order that dental practices postpone routine procedures due to COVID-19, TRU Dentistry Austin is here to help.
“We really mean that. Even during off-hours. I live an easy walk from the office, so, if you need me, I’ll be there,” says Austin Dentist Samantha Hollinger, DMD. “If you’re in pain, have a lost or broken tooth, facial swelling, or a dental issue that’s making it difficult to eat or sleep, call me.”
Depending on the source of the dental problem, full treatment could be staved off with a prescription for antibiotics or a temporary clip-in for a broken tooth. If Dr. Hollinger determines that emergency treatment is required, she and the TRU office are following official guidance for safety.
“We always practice a very strict regimen to protect our health and yours,” she says.
TRU sanitizes everything using EPA-approved disinfectants specially designed for use in a healthcare setting to kill viruses, bacteria, and other blood-borne pathogens and following the CDC’s Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Health-Care Settings.
In addition, TRU screens all employees and patients for virus-related symptoms, including taking everyone’s temperature, asking that anyone who feels ill to stay at home.
The entire dental care team wears protective gear, including gloves, surgical masks, and goggles for eye protection to minimize the risk of transmitting germs from one patient to another.
“We’re very prepared for this. We know how to clean and disinfect this virus, and a whole host of other viruses and bacteria,” says Dr. Hollinger. “We ask patients to come alone, if possible; we supply masks and gloves; and we give everyone as much up-to-date information as possible to help them avoid becoming sick with COVID-19.”
Though TRU’s normal standard of care is thorough enough to protect patients from all sorts of pathogens, TRU understands that anxiety is running higher during this pandemic and is here to help you through it.
To keep yourself, your family, friends, and community healthy, TRU reminds everyone to embrace good personal hygiene and social distancing habits.