Corona Virus Update
Our goal at Reston Oral & Facial Surgery is to take precautions to protect the health and safety of our patients and staff as best we can, while still ensuring access to medical care for those who need it.
As of March 21, 2020, in keeping with the American Dental and Medical Associations and INOVA Health System’s recommendations to help aid in the effort to control containment of the current Corona Virus Outbreak, we have temporarily suspended new appointments for all non-emergency patients.
We felt it necessary to take this step to protect the health and safety of our patients and staff as best we can, while still striving to ensure safe access to medical and dental care for those who need it.
If you have a true Medical Emergency, please call 911.
For all Urgent Surgical and Dental Emergencies, we will be on call during this Health Care Crisis. If you are not a patient of record, you will need to be examined by one of our doctors before treatment is rendered.
This list provides some guidance on what constitutes a Surgical/Dental Emergency vs. a Surgical/Dental Urgency:
Dental Emergencies are potentially life threatening and require immediate treatment to stop ongoing tissue bleeding, alleviate severe pain or infection, and include:
- uncontrolled Bleeding
- severe pain and swelling in the mouth and/or face and neck
- trauma to the face involving the teeth and jaw
Urgent Dental Care requiring more immediate attention:
- Severe Dental Pain from an irritated nerve in your tooth
- Wisdom tooth pain or infection
- Surgical Postop infection such as Dry Socket
- Dental Trauma involving loosening of the teeth
We hope to re-open to non-emergency patients and regularly scheduled surgeries on May 4th.
We will be updating this message in the future as needed.
Our entire staff at Reston Oral and Cosmetic Facial Surgery hopes to see you soon and we all hope for a speedy resolve to this crisis.
How to protect yourself and your family:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds, or use hand sanitizer with a 60% or higher alcohol base when unable to wash with soap and water
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick just as you would during cold and flu season
- Stay home from work and self-quarantine if you are feeling sick
- Cough and sneeze into tissues or your elbow
- Clean and disinfect household surfaces regularly
- Avoid unnecessary travel and social engagements
- Avoid crowded indoor and outdoor activity places like gyms and public parks
- Do not utilize vital medical supplies such as facemasks and gloves if you are asymptomatic and healthy
Thank you for your patience during this trying time, and we hope to see you soon.