Policies and Availability during the COVID-19 Crisis

Gov. J.B. Pritzker extended a “stay-at-home” order for all residents, directing people to remain in their homes except for essentials until the end of April to help stop the spread of COVID-19. 
Until further notice, the Illinois State Dental Society recommends that dentists cease all in-person dental treatment except for dental emergencies. The Illinois State Dental Society also recommends that the public only seek dental care in case of dental emergencies.

Together, Endodontic Specialists, LLC and you can do our part to control the spread of the coronavirus to save lives and buy our nation time to develop treatments and vaccines. 

The American Dental Association (ADA) has sent recommendations to all U.S. dentists to help protect you as well as the dental professionals who serve you. Here are the temporary measures we now have in place to comply with ADA mandates:

We will only be seeing patients in need of emergency dental care: related to the relief of pain and infection management. 

If you are in need of urgent dental care—such as a root canal. Please have your dentist Fax a referral to (309)663-0346 and/or leave a voice message at our office (309)663-9521. Phone messages will be checked daily and followed up on. 

All elective and non-essential procedures will be postponed for the next four weeks, or until the crisis abates. This allows us to mitigate limitations on availability of personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare personnel caring for those with COVID-19; it increases our capacity to divert dental emergencies from hospital emergency rooms, alleviating their workload and reducing hospital exposure risks.

If you have a non-urgent appointment, we will contact you once we are fully prepared to resume business as normal.

At Endodontic Specialists, LLC, we have always followed standard universal precautions issued by the CDC and ADA to help protect every one of our patients and team members from the many infectious diseases that we are potentially exposed to on a daily basis. For your peace of mind, these are the same precautions we take EVERY time you sit in one of our patient chairs.

In addition to the standard infection control measures, we will be exercising a higher standard of infection-control in our waiting areas. We would ask patients to to enter the office alone as the waiting area has been reconfigured to make disinfection of that space manageable between patients. We have removed all magazines and other items that are difficult to disinfect. 

While we are doing everything in our power to protect you, we also ask for your cooperation in making our office environment a safe one when you visit us. If you have a cough, fever, or chills, please call our office to discuss whether or not you should reschedule. We will be checking temperatures on all patients as they enter, and anyone with a reading over 99.9 degrees may be asked to reschedule to at least three weeks later as a precaution. Also, to practice social distancing and minimize the number of people in our waiting room, please show up no earlier than 10 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment and come alone when at all possible. If you travel to our office with others. Please have them wait in the car.

We care about each of you and hope that you and your family will remain in good health during this difficult time.

 
 

Sincerely,

Steven M. Sieraski DDS, MS

Endodontics Bloomington IL

Thank you for your interest in Steven M. Sieraski, DDS, MS. We are specialist members of the American Association of Endodontists. We look forward to being of service to you. Our expert team, led by respected endodontic specialist Dr. Sieraski, includes an experienced endodontic staff. We provide the highest standard of professional care in a friendly, comfortable environment.

By referring you to our office, your dentist has shown their concern that you receive the finest endodontic care possible. Our goal is to provide unsurpassed quality in a compassionate environment of professionalism and clinical excellence. We hope to exceed your expectations.

We hope that the information provided here answers many of your questions about endodontic treatment. If you would like additional information, please don’t hesitate to contact us at Bloomington Office Phone Number 309-663-9521.

Root Canal Treatment Bloomington IL

A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures with well over 14 million performed every year. This simple treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need for dental implants or bridges. For more information on root canal treatment at our Bloomington IL endodontic office, please visit our root canal page.

Root Canal Surgery Bloomington IL

Endodontic (root canal) surgery can be used to locate fractures or hidden canals that do not appear on x-rays but still manifest pain in the tooth. Damaged root surfaces or the surrounding bone may also be treated with this procedure. The most common surgery used to save damaged teeth is an apicoectomy or root-end resection. For more information on root canal surgery at our Bloomington IL endodontic office, please visit our root canal surgery page.

Endodontic Presentation

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Before Endodontic Treatment

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