Today.com Talks About COVID-19 And Dentistry
Have you put off your routine checkup or dental treatment because you don’t feel comfortable being in public places? Are you unsure what safety precautions we are taking? We would like to ease your concern and share with you an article from Today.com that speaks to the importance of keeping up with your dental health, what can happen when it gets delayed, and how dental offices have one of the highest standards in safety, even before the pandemic. Read here to find out more:
The article points out that, while a visit to the dentist looks a little different now, there is no reason why you should miss your check up. President of the American Dental Association, Dr. Chad Gehani, points out that dental health is “vital to overall health.” He goes on to say that if you let a dental condition “go for too long a period of time, it can become more complicated later on.”
In fact, Gehani recounts his own experience where he had a filling in his mouth that had become damaged in March, and he wasn’t able to get it treated because dentists were only seeing emergency patients at the time. As a result, the condition worsened and led to him having to have a root canal, a more complex and costly treatment.
The article goes on to discuss the various safety precautions that are in place to protect dentists and patients. Measures like limited seating in the waiting room, temperature checks, and additional dental equipment are in place to minimize physical interaction and monitor the health of staff and patients.
“There is no reason for people to worry about going to the dentist,” explains Dr. Matthew Messina, the dental director at Ohio State Upper Arlington Dentistry. He cites that dental offices already had a high level of disinfection and care for patients in place before COVID-19.
If you or anyone you know has reservations about going back to the dentist, please share this article with them. Our goal is to help you maintain the best oral health possible and, if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us.