If for any reason the pulp space is exposed to the outside, the tissue becomes contaminated and eventually infected. The exposure of pulp happens in many circumstances, such as when you have a large cavity or a fractured tooth. Your dentist can explain the exact reason for damage to this tissue. In these cases, the treatment is usually root canal treatment.
Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice. We follow infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to protect our patients and staff. Everything is disinfected from door handles and light switches, to counter tops and contact areas.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we are taking extra steps to protect you and our staff. We would like to share with you some of the changes our office has made.
We look forward to seeing you and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you and everyone safe in our office.