Romanian Journal of Oral Rehabilitation Numarul 3 SALIVA IN ORAL REHABILITATION AS SPECIMEN FOR DIAGNOSIS AND PREVENTIVE APPROACH DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC ERA

SALIVA IN ORAL REHABILITATION AS SPECIMEN FOR DIAGNOSIS AND PREVENTIVE APPROACH DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC ERA

Alexandru Andrei Iliescu, Kamel Earar, Gabi Topor, Ana Maria Zaharescu, Andrei Iliescu

ABSTRACT

The high infection risk in dental offices during COVID-19 pandemic relies on the crucial role of saliva in supporting viral transmission either by airborne droplets and aerosols or by direct-contact. To avoiding cross-infection in dental setting the specific procedures needs fast salivary detecting tests for early diagnosis of both symptomatic and asymptomatic carrier patients. The use of virucidal oral mouthwashes reduces the viral transmission risk mediated through aerosols and salivary droplets. Prior to oral procedures are recommended 30 seconds oral cavity rinses and 30 seconds gargle in the throat with 9 ml 0.2-0.5 % providone-iodine, 15 ml 1-3% hydrogen peroxide, 15 ml 0.05-0.07% cetylpiridinium chloride or 15 ml 0.12% chlorhexidine.

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