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The Importance of Routine Dental Visits Amidst COVID-19

Posted by DR. DIZIK on Aug 10 2020, 09:18 PM

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about such drastic changes to our everyday lives that it may seem almost impossible to bring everything around us back on track. The extent of the suffering it has caused is hard to imagine, leaving a significant void in our lives. While we try to stay as safe as possible during these circumstances, it is essential we practice optimal health standards.

The Importance of Routine Dental Visits

No matter how well we brush and floss our teeth, a lot of microbes could be left in the mouth. They deposit on the teeth, gums, tongue, and other soft tissues of the mouth. Over time, these microbes form a transparent layer of plaque on the teeth, which may lead to the formation of tartar deposits if not removed at regular intervals. Tartar is one of the leading causes of cavities and gum diseases, which can significantly upset one’s oral health.

When you visit the dentist for a routine consultation, a thorough visual examination will be conducted to spot the tartar deposits. The dentist will meticulously remove them using a hand-held ultrasonic scaling device. It has a metal tip that vibrates at ultrasonic frequencies and easily dislodges the hard-to-remove tartar deposits. The tooth roots will also be cleaned and smoothened using a hook-like scaling tip, which is known to be quite an effective treatment against periodontitis. Along with dental cleaning, the dentist will conduct an overall diagnosis and address various oral issues.

Is it safe to visit the dentist now?

Even though maintaining optimal hygiene and social distancing are two of the most effective ways to avoid getting infected by the COVID-19 virus, getting dental care at the right time is equally important. At our dental practice, we follow a strict protocol to ensure the safety of our patients and staff. Patients need to be open and ready to visit our dental practice, as we ensure excellent safety and sanitization.

What is teledentistry?

Teledentistry is the means of providing dental treatment via telephonic consultation or a video conference. The dentist will set up a consultation based on the schedule and share the joining link with you. It will be set up over a secure line to ensure doctor-patient confidentiality. The dentist will remotely diagnose your oral cavity and suggest suitable treatment or medication. This helps to completely avoid the chances of transmitting the virus.


Please feel free to reach out to us on-call (650) 348-5424 or by scheduling an online appointment, and we will guide you further.


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