Visiting Your Pediatric Dentist During COVID-19

The Novel coronavirus disease is infecting people all over the world. Now that COVID-19 cases are declining in India after the Second wave of Coronavirus infections, and people are returning to their normal routines. But, the pandemic has not yet ended. The second phase of vaccine rollout for all adults was made available only recently and it would definitely take longer for children under 18 years of age to be vaccinated.

As a parent, it is indeed challenging to protect your child from COVID. With schools and recreational centers being closed, it is almost like their normal lives have been put on hold. We cannot put a stop on their mental and physical growth. Your child still needs regular health checks and timely vaccinations that are age related. Dental health of your child is one such measure that requires regular checks.

For infants and toddlers, it would be until the permanent teeth come through. For parents with teenagers with braces, would definitely know the importance of keeping a dental appointment. Now, as a parent you might be wondering if it is safe to take your child to a pediatric dentist amidst the COVID pandemic?  There is good news, as we at Credence Dental, have always followed a 6-point safety check  even before the COVID-19 virus was out at large. In addition to this, we have also enhanced our procedures and adhere to COVID-19 safety guidelines and ensure to protect your little ones.

During the COVID Lockdown, we had kept our clinic closed for elective procedures, to help control the spread of the coronavirus. We would continue to give priority to dental emergencies, so what exactly are these?

What parents need to know about dental emergencies?

As a parent, you should pay attention and flag a dental emergency as one of the following:

  • Toothache
  • Knocked-out tooth
  • Chipped or broken teeth
  • Infection/Abscess

It is also essential to let your child know how to brush their teeth properly and know the importance of oral hygiene. If your child has any other dental issues, and as a parent, you are unable to decide whether or not you need a trip to the dentist, you can consult our specialist via tele-consultation . Our specialist pediatric dentist would assess whether or not you would need to visit the clinic.

Pediatric Dentists suggest that regular check-ups for your child would help identify issues earlier which can be treated with much ease rather than later. If your child’s regular visit to the dentist is due, then hesitate no further. Read on to know more what you can expect when taking your child to the pediatric dentist at our Dental Clinic during the COVID Pandemic:

  • Prior appointment

We only see patients with prior appointment, this to ensure that dental appointments are staggered to ensure the treatment area and equipments are cleaned between each patients’ visit

  • Contactless Temperature check

As you arrive at the dental clinic, body temperature reading will be checked and recorded. You are also required to sanitize your hands

  • Social distancing

We have removed some of the chairs to keep you and your children at a safe distance from other patients who are in the waiting area

  • Limited appointments

We have consciously scheduled limited appointments to limit the number of people who work in our dental office

  • Hand sanitizer, mask, and PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) for all staff

All doctors and staff within the clinic strictly follow all the COIVD-19 guidelines such as wearing PPE, changing gloves, washing hands thoroughly, and wearing masks while at the clinic, to reduce the risk of cross-contamination between patients

  • Toys and Magazines

Expect no toys and magazines in the waiting area, we are frequently wiping down all common surfaces such as door handles, chairs, desks throughout the day to ensure that any infectious bacteria or viruses that may be present on these surfaces are destroyed.

  • Children and a dentist

Let your child know that pediatric patient and a dentist are only allowed in a room and prepared to go in on their own

  • Additional safety protocols in our dental clinic – Shycocan

Credence Dental clinic is the first dental clinic in Bangalore to install shycocan – which ensures 99.9% neutralization of virus associated with COVID-19

If you have any more queries about the COVID protocols that we have in place to take care of you and your family while you are at our clinic, feel free to contact us with your queries and we will be more than willing to answer. Your Safety is Our First Priority and we do everything in our means to keep you safe while you are at our clinic for a regular dental check or for an emergency.

Fix an appointment with our pediatric doctors without a second thought.

We are also available for Online Dental Consultation

Call us or Whatsapp us or book an appointment with our Pedodontist.

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