Istanbul Aydın University Faculty of Dentistry Dentaydın Dental Hospital Endodontics Department Dr. Lecturer Ece Çalışkan
Dentists have returned to their routine treatment practices as of June 1. Our doctor emphasized that dental treatments delayed during the coronavirus outbreak should be done as soon as possible.
‘ ORAL IS THE KEY TO THE RESPIRATORY TRACT’
“The COVID-19 epidemic also represents an unprecedented global public health crisis. As it is known, the mouth is the key to the respiratory tract and one of the main entrances, it has become known by everyone that the mouth is one of the most important access routes for the coronavirus to enter the body. With this epidemic, its importance has once again become evident. “We, dentists, are very successful in infection control and creating security. For years, dentists have been working with many easily transmitted diseases. That’s why we attach great importance to the use of masks, cross-infection control and sterilization in our treatments for many years.”
“HEALTH STARTS WITH THE MOUTH”
Stating that they have taken all necessary precautions since the beginning of the pandemic process, Endodontics Specialist Dr. Ece Çalışkan; “When new security protocols are implemented, I would like to say that the risk of getting COVID-19 for dentists and our patients is minimal. It should be known once again that postponing routine care is a major health problem in itself and creates significant health risks in the long term. Dental health problems affect other systems in our body, making us vulnerable to infections. Especially during this epidemic period, while we need to have a strong immune system, we reduce our body resistance with the treatments we neglect. For example, gum health and diabetes and heart disease. We should not neglect our oral and dental health. Let’s not forget that health starts from the mouth, “he said.
Stating that they observed very serious differences in the patients who came for dental care with the new normalization compared to the previous ones, Dr. Ece Çalışkan; “People’s oral hygiene is worse and at this point it becomes more difficult to achieve success in treatment. The reason is that the long time spent at home with the pandemic, the deterioration of the psychological dynamics of the human being, and the change in our eating habits. He spoke in the form.
“WE SHOULD CARE FOR HYGIENE” Drawing attention to the fact that people can be more nervous than usual about visiting the dentist during the pandemic process, Dr. Ece Çalışkan said, “The fear of the second wave has also settled in everyone’s mind. Especially in such a period, our people have started not to go to hospitals unless they are necessary and very urgent for their general health needs. Unfortunately, we have to live everywhere by observing the rules of mask, distance, and hygiene. As Medical Hospitals, we had very strict hygiene practices. First of all, we will obey all hygiene rules, then we will check how well the clinics or dental hospitals are followed. First Name.