The goal of the regional CEDC is to provide care to those with dental emergencies.
If you have a regular dentist:
Contact your dentist first for advice regarding your dental concern. You dentist will give you advice regarding your dental concerns. They may manage your condition with antibiotics and pain medications over the phone. If they believe you have a true medical emergency, they may refer you to the CEDC for emergency treatment.
If you do not have a dentist:
The CEDC is here to provide consultations via tele-conference with volunteer dentists, and determine if you require emergency care.
During these times, the type of treatment that can be performed safely is limited, however, we as a dental community want to be there for you.
The following constitute true dental emergencies:
Other conditions that may require treatment include certain urgent dental conditions:
If you believe you have a dental emergency:
Please keep in mind that at this time, the BEST intervention may be management with medications alone. There are very few circumstances that will result in actual dental treatment being performed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
If dental treatment is necessary:
Use this diagram to help your dentist identify which tooth is causing problems. The left image is for primary (baby) teeth and the right image is for adult teeth