Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are known to cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). A novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was identified in 2019 in Wuhan, China. This is a new coronavirus that has not been previously identified in humans.
Dentistry is a high risk category profession due to COVID 19 infection transmission as dentist and dental assistant are close to the patient's mouth during the treatment.
Our patients are important and special to us. We care for them and we have equipped ourselves against COVID 19 infection transmission. We strictly follow all the protocols suggested by WHO and Indian Dental Association.
TEN STEP PROTOCOL -
1. Fixed appointment system to have a NO WAITING ZONE for the patients and no crowding in the reception.
2. Touchless sanitization facility and regular thorough sanitization of the clinic
3. Thermal scanning and oxygen saturation levels of the patient are measured. A detailed history is taken which helps us to screen the patients who may have COVID 19.
4. Patients are given a mouthwash to rinse before the doctor examines the patient. This helps to reduce the bacterial and viral content of the oral cavity and reduces the chances of disease transmission.
5. Paperless work and Digital payment systems
6. Fumigation of the whole clinic after every patient
7. Doctor and staff attend the patient well dressed in PPE kits to avoid COVID 19 transmission in the clinic.
8. Patient is given a protection kit to wear before entering the operatory which includes sterilized Mouth mask, Head cap, show covers and plastic gloves which are disposed of in Biomedical waste management bags.
9. We are equipped with latest equipments which eliminate aerosol contamination produced by dental procedures. Equipments such as Electric motor, Extra oral suction and fumigator make the dental treatment safe for the patients.
10. Our doctor and staff follow a proper method of Donning and Doffing of PPE kits and their proper disposal in Biomedical waste management.
Patient safety is our utmost priority and we update ourself daily to work against COVID 19 transmission flawlessly.
A dentist is a doctor who practices dentistry. Dentistry involves the mouth, teeth, gums, and related areas. A dentist takes care of the overall oral healthcare. Common procedures performed at the dentist are tooth filling, tooth extraction, cleaning and polishing of teeth, and minor tooth surgeries like root canal treatment. Within dentistry, there are many specializations that require further training.
A doctoral degree in the field of dental medicine or dental surgery is required to become a dentist. The pre-requisite for doing a dental course is a 4-year bachelor’s degree in a science related field. Qualifying in the dental admission exam and enrolling in a dental school are the next steps.
Bad breath is often due to lack of oral hygiene. In some cases, it may be an indication of some underlying health issue. Consulting a dentist for bad breath is the most logical step. A dentist will perform thorough examination of your teeth and gums to determine the cause of bad breath. Halitosis is the medical term for bad breath.
Root canal treatment is a dental procedure followed for advanced decay of tooth that cannot be repaired by filling. In this treatment the tooth pulp is removed, the space is cleaned and filled, and finally a crown is placed on the tooth. The number of sittings for a root canal treatment varies depending on the extent of tooth decay.
People who develop wisdom tooth may require extraction at a later time. A dentist is the right person to perform extraction of wisdom tooth. Once you book an appointment for tooth extraction, the dentist will appraise you of the entire procedure and after care. Sedation, numbing, tissue removal, bone removal, and tooth extraction are the steps of wisdom tooth removal.