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Oral Health Case Reports

ISSN: 2471-8726

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Prevention is the Daughter of Intelligence: Proactive Steps in Dentistry for COVID-19

Abstract

Sri Lakshmi Ajit

We live in a world that is becoming increasingly globalized and transnational. Humans can fly further than ever before thanks to technological advancements in transportation. While this has considerable advantages in terms of cultural and social advancements, it also poses a significant risk in terms of epidemiology because modern outbreaks know no boundaries and affect people of all races, ethnicities, and socioeconomic status. The coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) has taken us into uncharted territory. Since the average sick person infects two or three others, the disease's distribution has been exponential. Ear, nose, and throat doctors and ophthalmologists were among the many health care staff that died in China during the early stages of the disease. This may have been caused by the high viral production from the nasal cavity. After conducting endoscopic pituitary surgery on a single COVID-19 patient in Wuhan, 14 people were infected. SARS-CoV-2 has been shown to remain aerosolized for 3 hours after contamination and for up to 72 hours on plastics and stainless steel. As a result, the dental community is considered a high-risk group. Pandemics have detrimental impacts on communities and have long-term implications in the economy and health-care system.

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