We are now able to treat patients in need of routine Endodontic services. Due to the COVID-19 Crisis there are some necessary Protocol changes in the office.
Provision of Routine Oral and Dental Care Start Date: May 11,2020
Beginning May 11, 2020, Illinois Department of Public Health’s (IDPH) guidance to limit oral and dental care to emergency and urgent oral and dental care needs is revised. IDPH recommends that oral health providers resume provision of routine oral and dental care consistent with this guidance for minimizing risk of transmission of COVID-19 in an oral healthcare setting.
Current Status IDPH has carefully monitored the daily number of newly reported COVID-19 cases. If the trend continues as anticipated, certain models indicate there will likely be a decrease in the burden of COVID-19 illness in Illinois towards the end of May 2020. With that in mind, there is a need for a plan to resume safe and routine oral and dental treatment. As continued delay in the delivery of time-sensitive, disease treating, oral and dental care may result in the over-reliance on antibiotics and analgesics to manage oral health pathologies, patient complications, poorer prognoses, as well as the need for more complex and costly corrective oral and dental care.
Office Protocol 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. We have added glass partitions at the front desk, air purifiers in the treatment rooms, accordion doors to close off treatment rooms, use of fogging to sanitize the office in addition to the hard surface disinfection.
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 and get a COVID-19 test as a precaution. Also, to practice social distancing and minimize the number of people in our waiting room, please show up no earlier than 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment and come alone when at all possible. Once you arrive in our parking lot, call the office to announce your arrival. We will let you know when to enter the office. If you travel to our office with others, please have them wait in the car. Our goal is to limit contact between individuals in the office.
We care about each of you and hope that you and your family will remain in good health during this difficult time.
Steven M. Sieraski DDS, MS
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.
To provide you with a better understanding of endodontic therapy, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to root canals are discussed.