Birmingham Eastern Family Dental News

News From Our Birmingham, Alabama Cosmetic Dental Practice

At Birmingham Eastern Family Dental, we believe in creating a relationship with our patients that goes beyond the office doors. We've specially created this section of our site to share with you important news from our Birmingham family dental practice. If you should ever have questions, do not hesitate to call us at (205) 836-4044 or e-mail us at drwwright524@gmail.com. Our doors are always open to walk-ins.

Sincerely,
Dr. Wilson Wright, Jr.
Your Birmingham Cosmetic Dentist

Teledentistry while having limited hours

While the office will have limited hours during the COVID-19 outbreak, we will offer tele-dentistry to our patients of record. If you are having a toothache, please take a clear photo of the area of pain, the outside of your mouth, report to us your temperature and your blood pressure if available. Then you may e-mail it to drwwright524@gmail.com, or text it to 205-410-4858. One of our team members will convey this information to Dr. Wright and will respond to you about the options for temporary relief.

COVID-19 Update

According to the Alabama State Dental Board, all elective procedures will be cancelled until further notice:

"Please reschedule elective procedures including but not limited to:
 Any cosmetic or aesthetic procedures, such as veneers, teeth bleaching, or
cosmetic bonding
 All routine hygiene appointments
 Any orthodontic procedures not including those that relieve pain and infection
or restore oral function or are trauma-related
 Initiation of any crowns, bridges, or dentures that do not address or prevent pain
or restore normal oral functioning
 Any periodontal plastic surgery
 Extraction of asymptomatic non-carious teeth
 Recall visits for periodontally healthy patients
 Delay all appointments for high risk patients, including ASA 2 and 3 patients,
unless it is an emergency (ASA 2—A patient with mild systemic disease; ASA 3 - A patient with severe systemic disease."

A Birmingham Black History Moment

One of our distinguished patients, *Mr. J. Mason Davis*, continues to make news. This excerpt is from The Birmingham Times, February 6-12, 2020 edition.

Opioid mis-use

DIdn't receive a narcotic prescription after your dental procedure? It may be due to overuse in the general population... Dentists have been urged by the ADA to help prevent opioid abuse since 40% of the 47,000 people who have died from drug overdoses involved opioid analgesics. Visit www.MouthHealthy.org/meds for more information.