Current Concept and Trend in Management of Patients Undergoing Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery During COVID-19

  • Rajat Bhende Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Bharati Vidyapeeth Dental College, Pune, Maharashtra, India.
  • Rajesh Kshirsagar Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Bharati Vidyapeeth Dental College, Pune, Maharashtra, India.
  • Ruturaj Deshpande Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Bharati Vidyapeeth Dental College, Pune, Maharashtra, India.
  • Priyadarshini Banerjee Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Bharati Vidyapeeth Dental College, Pune, Maharashtra, India.
  • Arpita Amin Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Bharati Vidyapeeth Dental College, Pune, Maharashtra, India.
  • Prasamita Mishra Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Bharati Vidyapeeth Dental College, Pune, Maharashtra, India.
Keywords: COVID-19, Oral, Maxillofacial Surgery, Trend in Management.

Abstract

The surgical pathology of the oro-maxillofacial district is highly specific and the maxillofacial surgeon can be exposed to pathogenic microorganisms, including viruses and bacteria that infect the oral cavity and respiratory tract. Maxillofacial care settings invariably carry the risk of 2019-nCoV infection due to the specificity of its procedures, which involves face-to-face communication with patients, This study attempts to provide a brief overview on the structure of the virus, it’s modes of transmission and clinical features of the same. The risk of infection during the diagnosis and treatment of oral diseases. It has been an attempt to present a protocol to standardize facial pathology triage, precautions to minimizing the risk of transmission, protocols to provide optimum surgical care and simultaneously prevent nosocomial infection in operative settings.

Published
2021-01-17