COVID-19 – IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PATIENTS

We at Salem Family & Cosmetic Dentistry (SFCD) care deeply about the safety of our patients, staff and the community around us.  In order to do our part in making socially responsible decisions that impact the community around us during the COVID-19 outbreak, we are TEMPORARILY CLOSING until April 6th. At that time, we will reassess the situation and determine the best course of action to take moving forward.

For those that have appointments prior to April 6th, 2020 you likely have already heard from us regarding the cancellation of your dental appointment.  If you have not been called, texted, or emailed, please give our office a call and we will work with you to reschedule it.

We regret that we must restrict our patient care this way.  This decision was made after careful consideration following the recommendation from the American & Oregon Dental Associations to consider postponing all elective procedures and non-urgent visits.  However, if a true urgent dental need arises (see below), please call our office, we will triage your dental issue and determine the best way to care for you

IF YOU ARE HAVING A LIFE-THREATENING DENTAL EMERGENCY SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION IMMEDIATELY, IF NOT, PLEASE DO NOT GO TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM OR A MEDICAL URGENT CARE FACILITY. 

We will do our part to decrease the impact on COVID-19 on our community, while maintaining the dental health of our patients the best way we can.  In doing so our office also has a responsibility not to overwhelm our medical providers with dental issues that are ultimately the responsibility of the dental community.  So please call us if you have any doubt of your dental concerns.  We appreciate your understanding during these challenging times and thank you for your cooperation.

We will be here via phone or email to answer any of your questions during regular business hours and after hours through our on-call dentist (number is on the voicemail).  Call first before you visit the office.

If you are quarantined, and in need of assistance (food, supplies, etc.) let us know. We would be honored and will attempt to help in any way that we can.

Signs or Symptoms of an Urgent Dental Need:

• Severe toothache pain
• Bleeding in your mouth that does not stop
• A broken tooth that is causing severe pain (not one that is chipped)
• Dental infections causing terrible pain to the point where it interferes with sleep and not managed with over-the-counter pain medication
• A serious oral infection—if there is swelling around your jawline or under your mouth

Salem Family & Cosmetic Dentistry 503-399-7460.  Alternatively, if you are a patient of record, email us with concerns about urgent dental needs: info@SalemDentistry.net  (this email is only checked during business hours).