At Parklane Dental, the health and wellbeing of our patients and team members is our top priority during the height of COVID-19 outbreak. Parklane Dental took precautionary measures to stop the spread by suspending our regular dental treatments, and our team members have been actively reaching out to patients with impacted appointments.
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.
Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions at 626.445.3388 – we’re on the line to take care of you. Our dental team can remotely address your dental concerns with TeleDentistry, or can take care of patients with emergency appointments or urgent dental care. Stay safe and in good health, and know that we will get through this together!
Dr. Eric To