The corona virus belongs to a large family of viruses that are commonly found in various species of mammals like bats, camels, cats and cattle. The virus from animals rarely affects humans although certain types of the virus can severely disrupt the human immune system and prove to be fatal. These types include SARS, MERS and the 2019-nCoV. It may be noted that the 2019-nCoV variety of the corona virus is currently proving to be disastrous affecting almost the entire world.
As invasive dentistry treatments have high chances of cross contamination, a qualified oral healthcare expert based in London shares some vital facts related to dental treatments and the on-going epidemic caused by the corona virus.
Most commonly the corona epidemic spreads from close contact with an affected individual. A distance of 6 feet is considered close enough to contaminate you with the viral infection. It mainly spreads through respiratory droplets that are produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
In this context, corona is pretty similar to influenza and many other respiratory pathogens. The contaminated respiratory droplets find their way into the lungs of uninfected individuals. However, it is not yet clear whether one can get contaminated with the 2019-nCoV by just touching an infected object or surface and then touching their own mouth, eyes or nose.
The chances of potential contamination of corona virus in cases involving dental surgery are as high as any other potential risks. Thus, qualified dentists at the Chatfield Dental Centre in Battersea under the capable leadership of Dr. Pakan Mazaherii leave nothing in the name of fate to prevent the corona virus contamination among their patients.
At this private dental clinic, they use the following approaches to minimise the risk of corona contamination:
Patients coming from mainland China are advised to postpone their treatments for some time and do it in the near future.
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