The answer is a definite yes! It is absolutely safe.
At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people asked dental clinics to close or limit services to emergency care. This is no longer considered an ideal response, even in areas with moderate COVID infection rates. Dental care isn’t optional when it comes to staying healthy. Dental care is imperative and it is a precursor to good overall health!
Is It Safe to Visit a Dentist’s Office?
SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is predominantly found in nasal secretions and saliva. It is also spread through respiratory droplets. These factors make dentistry particularly challenging, but dental clinics especially like Partha Dental are meeting this challenge headon and have mastered ways to provide care safely to all patients !
All the staff is vaccinated and all protocols are followed meticulously.
Most dentists and their staff have acted on IDA recommendations for being Covid safe .
The Indian Dental Association believes dental care can be provided safely, and it is considered an ESSENTIAL medical service during the pandemic. All health care workers follow guidelines to protect their health and the health of their patients. Dentists are no exception.
How Do Dentists Protect Themselves and Their Patients?
Most dental clinics ask people to wear masks to all appointments. Dental staff may ask about your temperature or inquire about symptoms that could indicate COVID-19 infection.
Dentists have closed their waiting rooms and ask people to arrive just in time for their appointments.
People are also asked to limit the number of people with them. Adults may attend appointments alone, and parents could be asked to bring only one child with them for pediatric visits.
Also an oral rinse meant to limit potential COVID-19 transmission is also given to all patients before dental work is done.
Although research relating specifically to COVID-19 is lacking, ingredients in this mouthwash have been shown to lessen pathogen transmission in general.
How Does Oral Health Influence COVID-19 Infection?
Oral health influences many processes within our bodies, and inadequate oral hygiene is linked to many illnesses. Even if oral bacteria are not the direct cause of an illness or medical condition, they can contribute to the severity of illnesses caused by viral infection.
A British study found that high levels of oral bacteria can worsen COVID-19 symptoms. Oral bacteria can be aspirated into the lungs. Good dental hygiene, including routine dental care, is the best way to reduce oral bacteria and prevent gum disease.
Where Can I Learn More?
Many people worry about going out in public and coming into contact with others who may have COVID-19. Book a consultation with Partha Dental today to know more !