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COVID-19 and the problem with dental aerosols. Part 2: Aerosol Transmission & Dental Considerations



“The problem occurs when viral particles are aerosolized by a cough, sneeze, or dental care. In these instances, particles can potentially travel across far greater distances, with estimates up to 20 feet, from an infected person and then incite secondary infections elsewhere in the environment.“

“ The virus is viable in suspended aerosols up to three hours.”

 

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COVID-19 and the problem with dental aerosols. Part 1: Background.

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Dentistry is classified in the very-high-risk category of occupations involved with aerosol production. What does this have to do with COVID-19? Quite a lot.”

the potential for individuals infected with SARS-CoV-2 to shed and transmit the virus while asymptomatic is much greater, and those in the latent stages of the disease often shed the virus at a higher rate”

“ this new virus strain has been shown to be much more efficient at traveling more considerable distances and becoming aerosolized.”

 

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Dentistry’s Aerosols: Giving the Dangerous Bugs the Attention they Deserve

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“The production of aerosols and splatter in dentistry is one of the biggest concerns about the spread of infection among both dental professionals and their patients. With over 700 species of bacteria,1 the mouth can harbor infectious strains that, when aerosolized, can linger for up to 30 minutes in the air.2 When inhaled, dental aerosols can cause respiratory health effects or transmit bidirectional diseases.“

Influenza and coronaviruses are of particular concern in the dental community. These viruses are spread through aerosols, droplets, or direct contact with the respiratory fluids of an infected person. The particles produced by the virus can withstand survival in the air for hours.”

 

” With over 700 species of bacteria,1 the mouth can harbor infectious strains, that when aerosolized can linger for up to 30 minutes in the air.2 This means, when a patient is dismissed, the next patient could be walking into aerosols produced by the previous patient.”

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