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4 Safety Precautions Your Dentist is Taking During COVID-19

May 22, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — springhettidentistry @ 3:40 pm
dentist in Carmel with personal protective equipment on treating a patient

After having their doors closed for over a month, your dentist is officially returning to providing comprehensive care to new and existing patients. That means that you can schedule your checkup and cleaning to ensure that your oral health is on the right track. Due to the threat of COVID-19, they’re taking additional precautions to prioritize patient safety above all else. Read on to learn about four precautionary measures being made to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Advanced Air Filtration & Chairside Suction

Your dentist in Carmel has invested in an advanced air filtration system and chairside suction to reduce hazardous bioaerosols present during certain dental procedures. Not only do these aerosols make a variety of viruses and other illnesses airborne, but they can also spread up to 30 feet if they’re not filtered or suctioned. With hospital-grade air filtration systems and chairside suction, you won’t need to worry about this at all because they will kill 99.9% of viruses located in the air and on hard surfaces.

Comprehensive Personal Protection Equipment

All dentists are abiding by the CDC’s safety guidelines, which involves wearing personal protective equipment. However, your dentist in Carmel is exceeding these precautions by adding the protection of disposable caps and gowns and facial shields, in addition to the recommended gloves, mask, and protective eyewear. This will prevent the spread of saliva droplets to mucous membranes and reduce the risk of infection.

Disinfection After Each Appointment

After each appointment, your dentist will be sanitizing all hard surfaces and dental tools by using CDC-approved instrument sterilization and disinfectant. This way, you can rest assured that when it’s time for your appointment, any item or object that you come into contact with will be germ and virus-free. In addition, all dental tools that will be near or inside of your mouth are heat and pressure-cleaned between each visit. Your dentist has also removed all magazines and waiting room activities to prevent lingering bacteria in common areas.

At-Risk Patient Hours Available

For patients who are at a higher risk of experiencing severe symptoms due to COVID-19, your dentist has also set up at-risk patient hours for your safety. This includes more mature patients, any patient with an immune-compromising disease, or anybody with a medically-compromising issue. If you’re an at-risk patient who has a family, we also offer family-friendly scheduling so all of your loved ones can get treated at the same time as you.

It makes sense that you’d be concerned about the dental safety precautions being made to ensure that you don’t have to risk your wellbeing in order to keep up with your oral health. If you would like to learn more about your dentist in Carmel’s safety protocols or would like to schedule an appointment, be sure to contact them ahead of time, because it’s likely that their appointment slots are filling up fast!

About the Author

Dr. Aaron Springhetti always prioritizes his patients’ oral health and safety during each visit, which is why he has implemented 26 additional safety precautions that the entire team at Springhetti Dentistry will follow every day. He is currently accepting new and existing patients needing dental care, including checkups and cleanings. For questions or to schedule an appointment, visit Springhetti Dentistry’s website or call 317-875-7645.

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