Benton & Nelson DDS

Temporary office closure to all non-emergent visits

March 18, 2020
Posted By: Dr. Blake Nelson

Due to uncertainty with COVID-19, our office is temporary closed to all non-emergency appointments.  If you are having a dental emergency or have an urgent question, please don’t hesitate to call Dr. Nelson directly at (336) 448-4429.  If you would like to schedule or reschedule an appointment, please call and leave a message at (336) 760-1277.  

What is considered a dental emergency?

A dental emergency can include pain, swelling, or infection that could be related to a tooth.  Signs or symptoms of a dental emergency may include:

  • Dental pain (either associated with hot or cold foods or spontaneous)
  • Facial swelling
  • Broken or chipped teeth
  • Temporary or permanent crown fell out
  • Trauma to the face has repositioned, knocked-out, or moved teeth 

What is not considered a dental emergency?

Though all dental visits are important, certain dental issues can wait until the office is fully reopened:

  • Routine dental cleanings, exams, or x-rays
  • Cavities that are asymptomatic
  • Preventive dental procedures such as fluoride application and sealants

We miss our patients and hope you are all staying safe!

Dr. Nelson

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