Say Ahhhhh: NH Dentists To Open Back Up On Monday
Ok, I'll admit it. Going to the dentist isn't my favorite thing to do. Routine cleanings are one thing, but when you know they need to seriously dig in there it's not the best feeling. I was in Florida when i got the worst toothache. I went to an emergency dentist and found out that i have a nerve exposed in one of my back teeth.
I took some antibiotics and it helped, all the while knowing I was going to have go get it looked at. Well, that day is almost here.
Governor Sununu is saying that dentist offices in New Hampshire can open as soon as Monday, according to WMUR9. In fact, the Governor says dentist offices were never ordered to shut down, but many did due to risks of Covid-19, according to the news station.
The Governor also said the decision to open will be made on an individual basis, so it's a good idea to call your dentist's office first to make sure, reports WMUR. They also report that Gov. Sununu said dentist offices and other businesses will be able to get personal protective equipment for free from the state.
Health commissioner Lori Shibinette tells WMUR that opening dentists offices is very necessary right now so it doesn't lead to even worse problems with your teeth or cause patients to have to go to the emergency room.
So, while this is good news, I now have to put my big girl pants on and make an appointment to get my tooth looked at. Here's praying for no root canal!