PARADIGM SHIFT IN ENDODONTIC FRAMEWORK AS AN AFTERMATH OF COVID-19 IN 2021
*Dr. Madhu Singh, Dr. Ajay Nagpal, Dr. Sunil Kumar, Dr. Abhishek Sharma, Dr. Muhammad Mutiur Rahman, Dr. Anuja Agrawal
Despite global efforts to contain the disease spread, the outbreak of Covid-19 is still on a rise because of the community spread pattern of this infection. Dental professionals, including endodontists, may encounter patients with suspected or confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection and will have to act diligently not only to provide care but also to prevent nosocomial spread of infection. The importance of infection control is therefore crucial in limiting the effects of virus diffusion. Due to the rapidly evolving situation, further assessment of the implications of COVID-19 outbreak in dental practice is needed. Thus, the aim of this article is to provide awareness about the pandemic and opportunistic fungal infections as no specific therapies are available, therefore, early containment and prevention of further spread will be crucial to stop the ongoing outbreak and to control this novel infectious thread.
Keywords: SARS-CoV-2; Pandemic; Endodontics; Mucormycosis; Transmission.
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