To alleviate tooth pain or an oral infection the quickest and safest option is to obtain treatment at an Endodontic Office, especially during this unprecedented situation.
At RCT Endodontics, your health and the health of our staff are of the utmost importance. We follow standard universal precautions in our operatories and offices. Additionally, every half hour to an hour we wipe down the waiting room and common spaces with disinfectant.
We are OPEN for screening and treating dental emergencies safely and efficiently in order to limit dental patient hospital visits. Most treatments can be completed in one visit.
Appointments are available Monday – Friday, 8am-4pm. CALL (240) 842-0441 or complete the instructions below to schedule your appointment.
Follow these steps to be seen immediately:
1. Download and complete the fillable Patient Screening Questionnaire.
2. Send Pictures: with your mouth open take one picture of your top row of teeth
and the second picture of your bottom row of teeth.
3. Email the completed Screening Questionnaire and both pictures to us at Appointments@rctendo.com
Our practices adhere to the strictest guidelines.
The American Association of Endodontists
(AAE) shares our concern during this pandemic. Their recent press release
announced that “hospitals and emergency rooms are experiencing extreme surges of patients seeking dental care, leading to longer wait times for patients in need, shortages of medicine and equipment and clinician and staff overload.”
As our hospitals become overwhelmed, the public must be made aware of appropriate specialists that are equipped to handle dental emergencies.
RCT Endodontics’ founder, Dr. Ronald Taylor, states “ Our challenge in the specialty of endodontics is educating the public on the most effective solutions available. Each office has specialized equipment, 3D scanning, and expertly established doctors to resolve tooth pain, traumatic dental injuries and infection. Our goal during this time is to support the Emergency Rooms and Urgent Care clinics by treating dental emergencies. This allows the hospitals to free up resources to focus on the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic .” Receiving treatment from a specialist can save the tooth for a lifetime. Otherwise, if left alone, the tooth will almost always decay or spread an infection.
If you are experiencing severe dental pain, have an oral infection (swelling or bleeding), or have a dental related fever, it is in your absolute best interest to seek out an endodontist. They can diagnose and treat the issue during one visit. Being proactive in getting treatment saves the natural tooth. Delays in specialized oral care have consistently resulted in patients having to undergo much more costly and extensive care options.
To schedule your appointment at our emergency endodontic practice call (301) 562-9455. Our offices are in Montgomery County, Howard County, Prince Georges County and Washington, DC.