how you can stay safe
At Parklane Dental, the health and wellbeing of our patients and team members is our top priority during the height of COVID-19 outbreak. In our response to COVID, your dental team has taken extra precautions by enhancing our disinfection protocols.
As we closely monitor the situation for updated information from government health departments, we have also noticed a lot of misinformation circulated through news and social media. With the health of our patients on our mind, we are inspired to pass along resources that we have found helpful and medically accurate. We are counting on you to #stopthespread together.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has many recommendations on how to prevent contracting the virus, including the same effective practices that help stop the spread of the common cold and flu. Here is a complete list of CDC recommendations.
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water often and regularly. Alcohol-based hand sanitizers are also effective.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Put distance between yourself and other people.
- Stay home when you are sick and seek medical attention when needed.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or your elbow. Wash your hands afterwards if you use a tissue.
- Get plenty of rest, drink plenty of fluids, eat healthy foods, and manage your stress and fitness to keep your immunity strong.
If you have been exposed to the virus, the following symptoms may appear within 2-14 days of exposure:
- Shortness of breath
If you develop severe symptoms or notice any of the emergency warning signs including the following, seek immediate medical attention:
- Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion or inability to arouse
- Bluish lips or face
What to Do If You Are Sick
If you are feeling sick, separate yourself from others by home isolation and stay in touch with your doctor. If you need urgent medical care, avoid public transportation and call your doctor first. Here is a link to the CDC’s complete list of precautionary measures if you are feeling sick.
Official COVID-19 Updates
Like we mentioned above, there is a lot of misinformation about this pandemic as news and regulations continue to rapidly shift. For the most updated local information from new cases to safety practices, please visit the official COVID-19 website from the City of Los Angeles and the County of Los Angeles.
Schedule a COVID-19 Test
The County of Los Angeles is providing free COVID-19 testing to all residents by appointments. Please visit the public health department official site to schedule a testing appointment!
Testing is currently available for LA County residents with signs or symptoms of COVID-19 or have been contact with a person known to be exposed. Please schedule your appointment now to get tested!
Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions at 626.445.3388 (Arcadia, CA) and at 626.247.4788 (Temple City, CA) – we’re on the line to take care of you. Stay safe and in good health, and know that we will get through this together!
Dr. Eric To