23 Mar Airo AV Suggest: MDH urges public to call dentists instead of ER for dental
Updated: March 22, 2020 06:41 PM
Created: March 22, 2020 06:02 PM
(ABC 6 News) — The Minnesota Department of Health is asking the public to contact their local dentists instead of going to the emergency room for dental emergencies.
The recommendations are an effort to avoid overwhelming emergency rooms amid the COVID -19 pandemic. After Governor Walz’s executive order that cancelled elective surgeries and operations, more people have gone to the emergency room for dental emergencies, according to Kris Ehresmann, MDH Infectiouse Disease Director.