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What to do if you have a dental emergency during coronavirus pandemic

Some dental offices are still performing emergency treatments.

CLEVELAND — When Governor Mike DeWine shut down non-essential businesses, many dentists offices stopped performing elective procedures.

But Bright Now! Dental kept three offices open for emergency procedures.

“We are trying to keep these patients out of the ER that are already way too full,” said Dr. James Rico of Bright Now! Dental.

If you are suffering from tooth aches, need an extraditions or a root canal, you are encouraged to call your dentist.

“You want to look at it like this: Can it hold out for a couple more weeks? If it can't, then please call your dentist,” said Tammy Basnett, the director of operations for Bright Now!

Dr. Rico also said they are taking extra precautions when performing procedures, which includes taking patients temperatures and working with a skeleton crew.

If it's not an emergency, you are asked to wait to see your dentist for now.

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