Acta Scientific Dental Sciences (ASDS)(ISSN: 2581-4893)

Review Article Volume 6 Issue 7

Management of Orthodontic Emergencies during COVID-19: A Pandemic Period

Priyanka Chaudhary* and Lalit kumar Singh

Department of Orthodontics, Shimla University, India

*Corresponding Author: Priyanka Chaudhary, Department of Orthodontics, Shimla University, India.

Received: May 26, 2022; Published: June 28, 2022


Coronaviruses (CoVs) is a single-stranded RNA genome. It cause disease, like Upper Respiratory Tract Infections (URTIs) and Lower Respiratory Tract Infections (LRTIs) and even Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). In the late December 2019, an emergent pneumonia outbreak originated in Wuhan City, China. On 30th January 2020, WHO declared a public health emergency of international concern over this global pneumonia outbreak. On 11th March 2020, the Director-General of the WHO declared coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak a pandemic. However, healthcare workers and patients, which pose a risk of transmission of the virus. Dentist are listed top at the high risk of occupational exposure to COVID-19, routine dental procedures usually generate aerosols and droplets. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, on an emergent basis clinics and colleges were restricted to work. This document provides advice and guidance for the triage, assessment and provision of urgent dental care for patients undergoing orthodontic treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic. Orthodontic emergencies (pain or discomfort, repeated breakages) faced by patient during pandemic period described on the basis of type of appliance used by patient. In conclusion, a good method to manage emergencies, reassure, and follow patients remotely, while they are in their home. The orthodontist should not let the patient use anything that could generate an urgency in the office/college.

Keyword: Management; Orthodontic Emergencies; COVID-19 Pandemic


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Citation: Priyanka Chaudhary and Lalit kumar Singh. “Management of Orthodontic Emergencies during COVID-19: A Pandemic Period". Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 6.7 (2022): 128-133.


Copyright: © 2022 Priyanka Chaudhary and Lalit kumar Singh. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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