State officials say because of COVID-19 restrictions, many people with dental emergencies are going to E-R, and Health Department spokeswoman Kris Ehresmann has this urgent plea:

“In an effort to keep people from overloading emergency departments and urgent care, if you are experiencing a dental emergency, please contact your dentist.”

The Health Department is asking dentists to assist those with dental emergencies and provide care based on their clinical judgment. More information for dental professionals is on the Minnesota Board of Dentistry website.