Dental care is an important part of good health. It can help to prevent tooth decay and other dental problems, and can also improve your overall oral health. There are many different types of dental care available, and it’s important to choose the right type for you. Some common types of dental care include oral hygiene, teeth cleaning, fillings, extractions, and dentures. If you’re looking for dental care that will help you maintain your oral health, you should consider using a dental plan.
On April 30 Premier Jason Kenney released details of his phased re-launch strategy in Alberta as COVID-19 hospitalizations begin stabilizing. In his plan, he outlined that dental services, along with several other health services, were free to open on May 4, 2020 (as long as they follow their college’s guidelines). This came as a surprise to many Alberta dentists who had not yet heard of the reopening from the Alberta Dental Association and College. Later, the ADA&C responded to clarify that as of May 4th 2020, “dentists of Alberta will be able to provide urgent care in addition to emergent care.” Further stating that “as of May 14, provided the Alberta Relaunch Strategy remains on track, dentists of Alberta will be able to provide further services. It is anticipated this will expand to include non-urgent dental services.”
So what does this mean? It means that if you have a dental emergency, (meaning you have dental pain, infection, or have had a traumatic injury), have a cracked or chipped tooth needing repair, or any issues that require immediate attention – call your dentist! In addition, our Airdrie dental clinics will resume seeing orthodontic patients currently undergoing active treatment. As we continue to monitor the evolving situation we will keep our patients and the community aware of further changes. As it stands now, it seems that May 14, 2020, is the new proposed date for returning to offering non-urgent dental services. for dentists in Alberta.
If you are a patient of Airdrie Springs Dental, West Airdrie Dental or South Airdrie Smiles, please give us a call if you are experiencing a dental emergency or require urgent dental care in Airdrie!