Role of Patient in Infection Control During Dental Treatment
Infectious diseases

Role of Patient in Infection Control During Dental Treatment

Oct 30, 2023

Ensuring your safety at the dentist’s office goes beyond just scheduling an appointment. Here are crucial steps to prioritize your well-being during your dental visit:

  • It is important to let your dentist know if you’re experiencing any symptoms of illness, such as the flu or other infections before your treatment begins;
  • Make sure to wash your hands thoroughly both before and after your visit to the dental clinic. Proper hand hygiene is crucial in preventing the spread of germs;
  • When visiting any dental clinic, consider wearing a mask and maintaining social distancing measures. These precautions can help minimize the risk of transmitting or contracting infections; and
  • Don’t forget to inform your dentist about your vaccination status for Hepatitis B. This information is valuable in ensuring appropriate care and protection.

Remember, your active participation in these safety measures significantly contributes to a secure and comfortable dental experience.

Authored by Dr. ZA Faheem, Chief Medical Officer

 

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