The world is in the grip of a global pandemic. Staying healthy during these times doesn’t just mean avoiding infection from the virus; it is also crucial to take care of your dental routine. Concern over the novel virus has led to many of us putting off our regular dental visits. However, dental offices are trained to mitigate the risk of infectious diseases. Here’s how you can rest assured when you visit the dentist.
Dental offices are healthcare facilities and have always been mandated to prevent the spread of infectious diseases, even before the pandemic. However, during these unprecedented times, you should expect some changes in your dental visits. Prior to your visit, a staff member may call and ask if you’ve been experiencing any Covid-19 symptoms like cold, cough or fever. They may also ask about your recent travel history to assess your situation.
During your visit:
You’ll find dental clinics doubling down on safety precautions. You’ll be advised to wear your mask, and will also be provided with protective gears like head caps to keep you safe at all times. Appointment based treatments have been standardised to practise social distancing. Hand sanitizer and cleaning supplies will be available in the waiting area. Offices may also take special measures to reduce wait time or reduce the number of patients in the waiting room at a given time.
Treatments with safety in mind:
The novel virus may pose doubts about dental care for many around the world. However, you can rest assured that visiting the dentist is safer than ever. Dental offices have made provisions for hand-sanitising and regular air disinfection for your safety. You can resume your normal visits.
Even though Covid-19 is on everybody’s mind, your dental hygiene is still extremely important. In case you’re hesitant or have any questions about the procedures implemented by your office, just call them ahead of your visit.