Biblical and ancient times describe quarantine as a separation of people to prevent spread of a disease. It originates from the word “quarantena” meaning forty days. We also find “trentine” connotation for thirty days. It is a period of containment to avoid scattering of plagues. Modern examples for quarantine are: yellow fever, cholera, smallpox, 1918 influenza, ebola and now corona virus. The suggested time of seclusion for this new virus is 14 days, so we should refer to “quincena” 15 days. Quarantine and dentistry has impacted many of our patients, as well as society as a whole.
Quarantine brings psychological impacts in the society. Stress, anger, confusion, frustration, boredom, misinformation, lack of supplies, economy depression among others. We all see these outcomes due to the uncertainty of the newly develop corona virus.
The recommended public health guidelines for Covid-19 for traveled associated exposures include self-isolation for 14-days. Check the body temperature twice a day, fever, coughing, shortness of breath, social distancing for about 6-feet. If corona virus is contracted most of the time will present with mild to moderate symptoms and will recover soon. Contact your medical doctor ASAP!
But, if you develop emergency warning signs, you need medical attention immediately. Call 911 (mention you might have Covid-19, wear a mask) or go to the nearest hospital. These signs can be trouble breathing, pain or pressure in the chess, confusion, inability to arouse, bluish lips or face. But don’t relate only to them, if you feel something is wrong, don’t waste time and visit immediately a medical care facility.
President Trump just announced extending social distancing guidelines to April 30th.
Quarantine and Dentistry
In Dentistry we continue to call our patients, provide support, and verify there is no need for emergency treatments. Check there is no pain or discomfort. Veneers, Dental implants, All on fours, All on X techniques, full mouth rehabilitation is on the future and can wait.
Quarantine and dentistry means only emergencies can be seen these days, I just wanted to emphasize if you are having one 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