SARS and Dentistry

Dr. Mauricio Hervas Coronavirus and Dentistry, Wellness Leave a Comment

Netflix has managed to create amazing series that resembles the past with the future. “The next pandemic” illustrates what we are facing now. Bill Gates explained very clearly that the future enemy will not come from a nuclear war instead from something that we don’t see it. The enemy is invisible.

Dentistry deals with the invisible every day. When a handpiece begins to run, the amount of aerosol (droplets) produced by the spray of the turbine running at 200K, bounced back from the patient’s oral cavity creates a perfect environment for the mode of transmission person to person. That is why you should not go to the dentist if you feel sick. Even with the smallest signs of cold or flu.

Procedures like bone reduction at the time of crown preparation, dental implant placement on an all on four® technique can produce enormous amount of splash and create contamination. We must remember we are dealing with saliva and a cavity that has millions of bacteria.  Thanks God all are in a harmonic balance.

With this new virus COVID-19 things changed. No healthcare personnel will like to get exposed. Nobody will like to receive infectious aerosols. No dentistry can be done until the patient is no longer sick or symptomatic and probably all staff is protected by vaccine which probably will come soon.

At this time all dental offices are closed and only seeing emergencies (Executive order 20-72). Pain and infection the most common nuisance in dentistry. Infection usually comes from lack of care or negligence from visiting the dentist or following the recommended treatment.

CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in its effort to save lives and protect people is in constant service and monitoring of those at high risk for severe illness, specially aged 65 and older.

If you are having a dental emergency, please contact Dr. Hervas at Implantation Dental Center. He will assist you in identifying the cause of your dental problem and recommend a treatment to alleviate your discomfort. Call us at 954-476-0770 or fill out a contact form on our website at

We are ready to help at this difficult time!!

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