Dental Hygiene – For all of us, the current coronavirus scenario has presented unexpected difficulties. Identity+ Dental Clinic staff and all consultants are back to assist you in coping with and navigating through your dental problems as we deal with unpredictable, unpleasant, and difficult times.
As always, we pledge to serve you with the best care and safety procedures. Dentists, dental assistants, and patients having dental operations are very susceptible to cross-infection in the ongoing COVID-19 epidemic. Near contact with the patient’s mouth cavity, saliva, blood, and respiratory tract secretions are necessary for the majority of dental treatments.
Many asymptomatic patients might be spreading the infection. Therefore, every person who enters a dental clinic must be regarded as a possible source of illness, and dental staff must adhere to the necessary infection control and prevention protocols.
By providing the answers to the most frequently asked questions, we hope to give you more confidence in managing your dental health during this time.
- We are resuming operations.
Identity+ Dental is preparing to open its doors again on May 4 in Delhi and May 18 in Gurgaon, but only for urgent dental needs. Since the Government of India announced the nationwide lockdown, all dental offices have been instructed by the Indian Dental Association to stop performing elective dentistry. We’ll periodically evaluate advisories and let you know what we find out.
- What is considered a dental emergency?
Since dental emergencies are distinct from medical crises, it is essential to understand what a dental emergency is and how to handle one. At Revitalise Dental Centre, we offer both new and recurring clients emergency dental appointments because we treat dental emergencies seriously. According to the American Dental Association, dental crises “are potentially life-threatening and require prompt treatment to halt continuous tissue bleeding or to reduce severe pain or infection.”
The definition of an emergency is actually rather straightforward: it involves suffering or trauma. Common dental emergencies include the following:
- Extreme dental discomfort (most people mistake this for a “toothache”)
- Wisdom tooth discomfort
- discomfort following a dental treatment or surgery.
- a concentrated area of discomfort and swelling or an abscess
- a painfully fractured tooth that might also lacerate your face or tongue
- An extraction of a tooth
- If a temporary crown or bridge is misplaced, breaks, or irritates the gums, dental care may be required.
Other emergencies dental care includes replacing a temporary filling on a tooth with a root canal if you are experiencing pain, removing stitches, adjusting dentures for radiation oncology patients, adjusting or repairing dentures to address difficulty chewing, and snipping or adjusting an orthodontic wire or appliance that is cutting your lips or cheeks.
3. What treatments are currently unavailable?
Routine dental exams every six months, teeth cleaning, whitening, RCT, crowns and bridges, dental implants, cosmetic dentistry, and anything else that isn’t an urgent dental emergency However, we will continue our full range of work as soon as things return to normal.
- Safety Measures Taken by Identity+
After contacting our office, you will be required to fill out an online form with specific information. For everyone’s safety, we kindly ask for your assistance and ask that you provide truthful responses to all of the questions we provide, such as the following:
- Have you experienced any of the COVID-19 symptoms? Fever, shortness of breath, a dry cough, a runny nose, or a sore throat are typical symptoms.
- 2020 Global Travel History
- Any previous interactions with a COVID patient through a family member, an event, or another channel…
- A digital COVID-19 Declaration form will be sent to you via WhatsApp or mail.
- Once we have received your declaration, we will set up an appointment for you.
- Identity+ must adhere to all PPE and infection control regulations established by the Dental Council of India and IDA.
- Aerosols, proper sanitization, PPE for personnel and physicians, and hygiene of the facility Free dental care and online payment systems are now available.
- Patients, wherever possible, must not be accompanied by any attendees without the office’s permission. Patients must always follow sterilization measures, wear masks, and maintain clinic decorum.
- Following each patient, all clinic doorknobs are cleaned, along with cleaning and surface disinfection.
- At-Home Dental Hygiene Practices
Because many of us will have more time on our hands, make sure you brush for two minutes at least twice a day. Along with preserving tooth health, this will lower oral cavity bacteria.
- Use a toothbrush or powered brush.
- Use an irrigation device or water flosser.
- Use antiseptic mouthwash.
- Dental Floss
- Stay at home, stay safe, and stay informed.
By remaining at home, adhering to social seclusion, and taking proper care of our teeth and gums during these uncertain times, we may help contain the epidemic. Email or phone us if you’re still unsure about whether you need to be seen in the office.