Managing Dental Problems During Covid-19

The USA public was told to stay at home, whenever possible, according to recent government advice. This contributed, in turn, to the lack of dental help for many people. Instead, Oral & Facial Surgery from Oklahoma City provides direct telephone contact in the expectation that dentists can speak to you remotely about your issues.

The dental surgeons of Oral & Facial Surgery however acknowledge that any complaints on the phone may be difficult to diagnose properly. Below are some tips for helping both you and your dentist in preserving oral health in your home. This will benefit you.

Pictures / Videos

With many challenging diagnosis problems over the telephone, patients were advised to take pictures of their teeth and/or gums to demonstrate the issue more effectively. If your situation feels like this is necessary, take the below steps to ensure that all safety precautions are complied with.

  • Thoroughly wash your hands with soap.
  • Place the camera in front of you and open your teeth.
  • Hold this place 5 seconds, turn your head left / right and give your teeth a better view.
  • Tip your head back, then open the mouth, so that the camera can see the roof of your mouth as widely as possible.
  • Eventually, move your head back down and open your mouth again so the camera can see your teeth on the bottom.

Following the above steps, our dental surgeons will help arrange any emergency appointments so that as much as possible of your teeth are visible.

Clear Aligner Advice

Those with good alignments would have to take proactive steps to ensure the teeth do not return until they visit the orthodontist again. Patients must continue to use their alignments to stabilize the location of the teeth. One of the few issues that can be found below can still be faced in patients.

What do I do unless my lines match correctly?

If they find their aligners to be uncomfortable, they can return temporarily to their previous aligner before attempting to reassemble the new aligner again.

What will you do when you have rubbing aligner?

If your aligner digs in, consider filing its edge with an emery board or a nail file to provide more ease. Alternatively, orthodontic wax helps to shield the lip from any edges.

If you need more details on how your teeth and treatments can be preserved during self-containment, please do not hesitate to visit our Contact Us page for all the details. With the situation changing from COVID-19 daily, keep up with the USA Government’s most recent news and guidance.

**Disclaimer: This site content is not intended to be medical advice nor establishes a doctor-patient relationship.

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