What’s the Difference Between Emergency, Urgent, and Non-Urgent Dental Treatment?

What’s the Difference Between Emergency, Urgent, and Non-Urgent Dental Treatment?

Dental offices in Nova Scotia will be authorized starting June 5 to provide emergency and urgent dental treatment in their clinics. While dental offices have always followed strict infection control guidelines, they will be following additional protocols identified by the Provincial Dental Board of Nova Scotia and in collaboration with Public Health.

What’s the difference between emergency, urgent, and non-urgent dental treatment?

Dental emergency: potentially life-threatening conditions which require immediate treatment.

Urgent dental care: conditions that require immediate attention to relieve severe pain and/or risk of infection.

Non-urgent dental care: includes regular check-ups and hygiene appointments and are not to be performed until June 19.

Dentists will be able to provide all dental procedures starting on June 19.

For more information please contact us at 902-465-4210.

Three Dentists for a Range of Treatments and Conditions

Three dentists make up the practice of Penhorn Dental Centre, combining years of experience and professional training to help you achieve optimal oral health. With continued education and training, our dentists have the expertise to treat a range of conditions from tooth decay to gum disease. Meet our dentists and learn more about their services, hours and areas of focus: