Pandemic and Dentistry

Dr. Mauricio Hervas Coronavirus and Dentistry, Dental Health, Wellness 2 Comments

Pandemic by definition is a spread of a disease across a large region across continents, which in essence is across the whole world. Covid-19 began in Wuhan, China in the late 2019. By today all 50 states in our country reported the novel coronavirus.

This pandemic became a serious health risk due to the easy transmission between individuals. The International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses calls it the “severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2” or SARS-CoV-2 because it’s relation to SARS that caused tremendous amount of mortalities in 2003. The World Health Organization (WHO) to avoid confusion with SARS called Covid-19.

One of the main difficulties has been the lack of testing in order to obtain true data that can adequately calculate the spread of the disease. Scientist are desperately looking to find a vaccine in order to create immunity like the influenza or flu we already know.

Dr. Fauci who is the Director at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID) and who is overly watched at every White House meeting with President Trump is concerned that if no vaccine is found this novel coronavirus can create a vicious cycle, meaning it can come again in the future once the conditions are ideal. The current medications that are recommended are under trials with promising effects for symptomatic positive patients.

The world of dentistry is watching carefully the mode of transmission and the risk all health care practitioners carry with undiagnosed Covid-19 patients. Why some individuals don’t present indicators or very mild symptoms. The amount of aerosols created in dentistry will potentially become the ideal transmission and risk for dentist, dental assistants, dental hygienist and the entire dental team.

Should the dental team need to test every single patient until the vaccine is ready, and all health practitioners develop immunity? We are very cautious with the scientific evidence that is coming every day and want to provide you with the clearest opinion in the field of dentistry and this pandemic. In the mean time you can review our amazing comments from our patients!. We have a great section on the All-on-4 treatment.

Don’t forget that 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 www.implantationdentalcenter.com

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