Infection Control In Dental Office During Covid-19 Pandemic
Keywords:Covid infection, respiratory tract, infection control
The recent emergence of the coronavirus disease linked with SARS-CoV-2 and its severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS-CoV-2) has alarmed the public health community on a global scale. Despite attempts made to control the disease globally. Because of the manner in which this sickness spreads within the community, the outbreak is continuously growing. Similar to other coronavirus infections, this zoonotic infection is thought to have started in bats and pangolins before spreading to people. While within the human body, the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus is highly prevalent in the nasopharyngeal and salivary secretions of infected individuals, and its primary mode of transmission is believed to be respiratory droplet/contact. Endodontists and other dental practitioners may encounter patients who have SARS-CoV-2 infection that is either suspected or confirmed, and they will need to take prompt action to not only treat the patient but also stop the nosocomial transmission of infection. This article's goal is to offer a succinct review of the epidemiology, signs, and transmission routes of this unique virus. Also, particular suggestions for patient screening, infection control methods, and patient management protocol are made for dentistry practises.
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