These days world is facing a deadly pandemic due to Covid-19. Every medical field is at risk. Especially the dental professionals are at more risk due to aerosol production. The virus presents itself in respiratory droplets. Dentistry today, drastically changed due to this Covid 19 pandemic. To get dental treatment, this covid era one need to follow certain protocols.
Firstly one should book an appointment for teleconsultation. Its done to know about patients chief complaint and to confirm that one is not suffering from cold, cough and is not running temperatures. Procedures carried out in a dental field that produce aerosols would spread the saliva mixed with blood. So one has to be cautious to prevent the spread of further infection.
One can do so by not stepping out of their homes if there is no dental emergency. For geriatric patient staying indoors and getting a consultation recommended as aged patients prone to acquire infection. Dentist will prescribe medications as per the requirements and follow up done via further tele consultation. People with dental emergencies like excessive inflammation and pain that cannot be treated with medicines need to be treated in dental clinics following covid 19 infection control protocols.
While travelling to the clinic for your dental treatment make sure you carry your mask, sanitizer. The mode which you are travelling like pvt vehicle has to be sanitized. Travelling by Public transport done with extra caution. Social distancing has to be followed. Once you arrive at the clinic make sure you sanitize yourself , check your temperature and do not contaminate the dental office by keeping your masks or belongings anywhere.
Thus travel for your dental treatment in the covid era should be taken with extra precautions.