Recommendations for the Resolution of Dentistry Emergencies in Primary Health During the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic

2020 • Volume 14 • Issue 4

Velásquez González Alina; Sepúlveda Verdugo Cristóbal; Ortuño Borroto Duniel & Barrientos Morales Camilo



The disease caused by the new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2 has become a world wide public health problem. This has lead to pospone elective clinical care, maintaining urgent and emergency care. Dental emergency maintains high demand, even more severe clinical situations, at the public health system during the pandemic COVID-19. The local restrictions implemented makes patients to consult at the closest health center, like the Family health centers (CESFAM) or at primary health urgency centers (SAPU). As dental surgeons, part of the multidisciplinary health team, it is a duty to know the COVID19, signs, simptoms and associated risks. The dental surgeon it is essential in the diagnosis, traetment and timely referral of maxilofacial diseases, wich can affect patients physically and psychologically, even leading to serious systemic complications if not treated promptly. Dental care should have previous, during and posterior considerations in pandemic situations. Dental staff has high viral transmisión risk, due to closeness with oral cavity fluids. This article will provide evidence based recommendations and current clinical experience for dental emergency care at primary health centers.

KEY WORDS: COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, Dentistry, Public Health.


How to cite this article

VELÁSQUEZ, G. A.; SEPÚLVEDA, V. C.; ORTUÑO, B. D. & BARRIENTOS, M. C. Recommendations for the resolution of dentistry emergencies in primary health during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. Int. J. Odontostomat., 14(4):548-554, 2020.


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