(Chicago, IL, Wednesday, August 5, 2020) – You may have shrugged tooth pain and dental issues off during the height of COVID-19 lockdowns, but don’t delay any further. In the event of tooth pain, see an endodontist. They often have greater availability than general dentists, and they’re taking the utmost caution when it comes to office sterilization and proper PPE.

Dr. Alan Gluskin D.D.S., President of the American Association of Endodontists, discusses the additional safety measures being implemented at dental and endodontic offices around the nation and even share tips to hopefully help you avoid a dental emergency.

Endodontists are the dental specialists who focus on root canal treatment and saving teeth. More than 80 percent of endodontic practices are fully reopened by now – and most of these specialists were open for emergencies even during the height of COVID-19, reducing the need for patients to seek emergency dental care at ERs and Urgent Care facilities. 

Do not delay that routine check-up with your dentist either. Putting off preventive care will only make your dental issues worse and could potentially lead to long-term issues with your teeth and gums. 

The American Association of Endodontists is dedicated to advancing the art and science of endodontics and to promoting the highest standards of patient care. The AAE’s success is driven by the exceptional work of its volunteer leaders and diverse membership.

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