Coronavirus: Oral and Dental Health in Quarantine Days

Postponing non-emergency dental treatments within the scope of the preventive measures taken due to the covid-19 epidemic, which has affected the whole world, is extremely important for both the patient and the risk of cross-infection.

Until the epidemic is completely controlled, severe toothache due to caries, pain caused by wisdom teeth, pain and infection of tooth extraction areas, intraoral and extraoral abscesses, tooth fractures causing pain, tooth luxation and avulsions, jaw and facial fractures, mouth All treatments should be postponed except for internal bleeding, emergency treatment of patients undergoing radiotherapy and chemotherapy, consultation patients, suture removal, temporary restoration loss or fracture, jaw joint luxation and severe pain, biopsy removal and soft tissue trauma and pain caused by orthodontic brackets and wires breaking. .

Oral and dental care at home gains extra importance in these days when it is not necessary to consult a doctor except for emergency treatments.

Brushing teeth, gums, inner cheeks and tongue for at least 2 minutes twice a day, in the morning and before going to bed at night.

Floss once a day, especially before going to bed at night.

Reducing the consumption of foods that cause discoloration, such as excessive consumption of tea and coffee.

Avoiding acidic and sugary foods as much as possible (as they trigger pain and cavities)

Avoiding actions such as yawning with excessive mouth opening that will strain the jaw joints, eating extremely hard foods that will force weak teeth, and excessive chewing of gum.

For those who use removable dentures (palate), removing the denture at night and paying extra attention to the cleaning of the dentures.

These measures will help prevent dental and gum diseases and at least control existing distress.

Hope to see you in healthy days…

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