COVID-19 and Oral Diseases: How can we Manage Hospitalized and Quarantined Patients while Reducing Risks?
Pier Carmine Passarelli 1, Giuseppe Passarelli 2, Ioannis Alexandros Charitos 3, Edoardo Rella 4, Luigi Santacroce 5 * , Antonio D’Addona 6
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1 Master Coordinator, Department of Head and Neck and Sensory Organs, Division of Oral Surgery and Implantology, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli IRCCS—Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, ITALY
2 Private Practice, Castrovillari, ITALY
3 Department of Emergency and Urgency, National Poisoning Centre, Riuniti University Hospital of Foggia, Foggia, ITALY
4 Department of Head and Neck and Sensory Organs, Division of Oral Surgery and Implantology, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli IRCCS—Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, ITALY
5 Ionian Department, Microbiology and Virology Lab., Policlinico University Hospital of Bari, Bari, ITALY
6 Professor and Head, Department of Head and Neck and Sensory Organs, Division of Oral Surgery and Implantology, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli IRCCS—Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, ITALY
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Abstract

We know the importance of managing the oral health of patients with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and the risk of acquire it in all healthcare workers. Dental pathologies are very frequent and there is a risk of facing many dental emergencies in the following weeks and months. Therefore, here we propose some simple procedures attempting to prevent them.

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Article Type: Short Communication

https://doi.org/10.29333/ejgm/7945

Electron J Gen Med, 2020 - Volume 17 Issue 6, Article No: em238

Publication date: 13 Apr 2020

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