Dentistry provides an effective approach in the scenario of Covid-19 pandemic by telecommunication technology called as Tele-dentistry. Tele-consultation comprises of telephonic therefore conservations, e-mails, video calls, messages. Amidst this Covid-19, pandemic wherein social distancing is a new norm tele-dentistry comes into the picture. In here the dentist or the hygienist can reach out to the patient from anywhere at a designated time.
Due to the COVID pandemic, there minimal transportation where people do not have available means to travel to reach the best doctor for dental treatment. Teleconsultation comes handy wherein a quick call can solve a patient’s dental problem. Often in this situation patient panic over the slightest dental pain or discomfort. However, at such times through tele-communication one can reach out to the patient guiding the patient about their dental problem, and providing necessary comfort. The dentist prescribes appropriate medications after knowing the exact cause of the dental problem.
This would relieve the pain and keep the patient out of the dental emergency room.
Dental emergencies are not life and death situations for the most part. Many patients feel they need to come for an emergency dental treatment but through telecommunication, one may realize that only 20% of patients actually need emergency dental treatments. Various software has developed in recent times for telecommunication such as Zoom, Hangouts, Microsoft Teams etc.
Teleconsultation advantages in Dentistry During Covid:
- Classifies the patient according to the severity of the dental problem
- Priority Appointment With Senior Surgeon To Discuss Oral Health
- Helps in the proper management of the patients in the dental clinic
- Fastest, easy and convenient mode of use
- Saving patients travel time and frequent visits to the dental clinic
- Avoids unnecessary patient exposure to cross contamination
- More convenient for elderly patients
Many dentist forced to close their dental clinic not only in Mumbai but PAN India. Hence telecommunications is becoming a preferable means to reach out to their patients. Doctors are educating their patients about dental treatment in the current scenario also making them understand that their dental problems can be resolved via telephonic conversation. To book your teleconsultation appointment click here.
There are various Resting Pods or Rooms with complete privacy and an attached washroom and working space. This unique feature of Royal Dental Clinics ensures that no two patients are in the same waiting zone of the clinic, however reducing the chances of a cross-infection to negligent. And the point worth noting is that this process of individual allotment of rooms hence visiting a dentist during covid should not be unattended incases of dental emergencies.
Besides this, a protocol that we started during the time of Covid-19 is that we note down the patients details right in the beginning itself. Details such as travel history, checking their temperature etc. are part of this now new protocol. Our doctors and clinic staff take utmost precaution and wear PPE kits.
We make sure that we are not infected as well as we do not transmit the infection to others.
Dr. Arun Chamria mentions that the safety of the doctors, patients, staff is of paramount importance to us. Therefore we make sure that no one gets infected or becomes a carrier of the infection. Many Dentistry related questions answered, many Covid related solutions provided, many innovations and lots more in these bookmark worthy Episodes exclusively with Maharashtra Times and Dr. Arun Chamria.
Royal Dental Clinics, Mumbai, has separate waiting rooms, resting areas, consulting rooms and treatment rooms for every patient. Utmost care and comfort is provided to patients and relatives by every staff keeping in mind the safety parameters during this pandemic. To know more, visit www.royalimplant.com