- There has been no evidence of coronavirus transmission in dental offices since many reopened in May.
- Dentists have universal precautions in place to prevent the transmission of any infectious disease.
- Oral health has a cascading effect on overall health, so it’s important to keep up with your cleanings and preventive dental care.
Some people might be hesitant to visit the dentist during the coronavirus pandemic, especially after the World Health Organization suggested not to in an August announcement.
However, it’s actually a low-risk activity for the patient, said Amesh Adalja, an infectious disease expert at the Johns Hopkins University Center for Health Security.
“I would be more worried about my dentist than I would myself contracting the virus there,” Adalja told Insider.
Dentists aren’t too concerned either. After the WHO’s recommendation to delay routine dental care in certain situations due to COVID-19, the American Dental Association released a statement saying