COVID-19 And Dental Health

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If you have an existing appointment or are contemplating making an appointment and you have any of these symptoms – fever, cough, or lung congestion – please do not come to the office without first speaking to a nurse. Or, if you have traveled outside the country in the last 14 days, have been exposed to someone who has traveled to an affected area, or have been exposed to someone with a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19, please do not come to the office without first speaking to a nurse. At Ridgetop Dental Group, your health is our priority during this difficult time.

We also want to remind our patients to be aware of their oral health. Remember to follow good hygiene practices to prevent future dental problems.

Stress and Bite Problems

A common symptom of stress is muscle tension. For many people, this tension is concentrated in the head and face. Patients who clench their jaw may often get headaches or grind their teeth. Grinding your teeth can wear them down and also lead to bite alignment issues. Sleep apnea can also be caused by bite alignment issues.

Maintain Your Oral Health

It is important to remember to brush and floss your teeth every day. Using mouthwash to fight gum disease is also a plus. Remembering to maintain your oral health now prevents serious problems in the future including missing teeth, decaying teeth, diseased gums, and infected teeth. Keeping your natural smile happy and healthy is important to our team, however, we want our patients to take preventative measures to protect their teeth as much as possible.

Dental Emergencies

Our office is now taking dental emergency cases. Patients who experience tooth pain, jaw pain, increased tooth sensitivity, or dental trauma are good candidates for emergency dental care. In addition, if you have a broken dental restoration or knocked out a permanent tooth, you may contact our office for treatment.

Contact Our Office

Our aim is to protect everyone – our patients, our staff, and the general public – and limit the spread of the virus by following best practices. Call our office for comfortable treatment. Dr. Datta is a Northern VA dentist that is committed to his patient’s health.

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