Alafaya Center for Cosmetic & Family Dentistry
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Is It Safe to Go to the Dentist?

November 24, 2020
Posted By: Alafaya Center for Cosmetic & Family Dentistry

Neglecting your oral health and delaying dental cleanings and exams can potentially transform a tiny cavity into a painful emergency root canal or dental treatment.

Missing out on crucial dental care can result in tooth decay, infections, or even death. As coronavirus pandemic restraints start to relax, patients might be worried about how safe it truly is to visit their dentist.

At Alafaya Center for Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, we have a vested interest in taking all possible precautions for the health and safety of our staff and patients. While we cannot completely eliminate the risk of transmission, our dental office is still one of the safest environments to be in.

Standard Precautions for Infection Control

We appreciate patient concern about infection and transmission. At Alafaya Center for Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, we abide by CDC mandated infection control protocols and guidelines. Our dental team maintains strict policies regarding PPE and disinfecting all rooms and surfaces between each patient.

As of recently, no cases of COVID-19 transmissions have been recorded that trace back to dental clinics.

Our Orlando, FL dental staff continues to follow the policies set in place by the American Dental Association. 

Patients are screened before each dental appointment to minimize interaction. We follow temperature checks for staff and patients alike, and we require that everyone wear a mask until asked to remove it. If patients have a cough or a fever, we reschedule the dental appointment to a later time.

We work hard to keep everyone safe and protected.

Protecting the Health of Others Working in the Office Is Critical

Your Orlando, FL dental office has always been one of the most sterilized environments to be in. As modern guidelines and criteria change, so also do we adapt and modify our own precautions. We adhere to modern infection control protocols, and we take extra precautions to be even safer. 

It's important not to let your oral health fall to the wayside. Patients should maintain routine dental cleanings and exams to prevent small dental problems from growing.

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