As you may already know, Governor Walz has mandated that all dental offices halt any elective and non-essential procedures. Dental offices are still able to provide emergency services for patients who are in pain or care that would preclude any permanent dysfunction of the mouth or teeth.
First and foremost, I want you to know that your health and the health of our community will not be compromised in any way.
Brenda is taking calls at the office 8 to 4 Monday – Thursday. All messages are forwarded to us and we are checking messages frequently. Most emergencies will be referred in the case of swelling or severe pain to an Oral Surgeon or Endodontist. Temporary solutions are suggested where appropriate for minor discomfort, fillings that have fallen out or crowns that have come off.
Call or Text: (320) 252-7806
Our office will be contacting patients with scheduled appointments as we receive definite closure dates from the Minnesota Dental Association.
COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS FOR EMERGENCY APPOINTMENTS
· Only one patient allowed in the office at a time, after the COVID-19 questionnaire and your temperature is taken.
· All common areas, door handles and pens will be wiped down with Cavicide (the hospital-grade disinfectant that we use) before and after every guest or delivery person in our office.
Like you, my staff and I are concerned for our own health and our family’s well-being. We are all actively practicing social distancing and infection control at home.
When will dentistry be allowed to resume? Nobody knows. In Washington state, that date is May 18. Other states that have recently shut down dentistry have set a tentative return date of 3 months. If we all do what we are supposed to do, the sooner we can return to our normal operations.
Stay safe, friends. We will see each other soon! In the meantime, I invite you to follow Theisen Dental on Instagram and Facebook to keep in touch.
Thank you! Dr. Erika Theisen
Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
22 2nd Avenue South
Sauk Rapids, MN 56379
Phone: (320) 252-7806