[Oral Health Management of Children during the Epidemic Period of Coronavirus Disease 2019]

Sichuan Da Xue Xue Bao Yi Xue Ban. 2020 Mar;51(2):151-154. doi: 10.12182/20200360101.
[Article in Chinese]

Abstract

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is becoming a major public health event affecting China and even the whole world. During the epidemic period of corona virus disease, appropriate oral health management and disease prevention of children is very important for children's oral and general health. In order to prevent the occurrence of cross-infection and epidemic spreading of COVID-19 during dental practice, the recommendations to parents include: not only training children to maintain hand hygiene at home, exercise appropriately, strengthen physical resistance, but also helping children develop good oral and diet habit such as effective brushing and flossing to avoid oral diseases and emergency. If non-emergency oral situation occur, parents could assist their child to take home based care such as rinsing to relieve the symptoms. When oral emergencies such as acute pulpitis, periapical periodontitis, dental trauma, oral and maxillofacial infections happen, parents and children should visit dental clinic in time with correct personal protection. During the epidemic period, children's oral emergencies should be treated in accordance with current guidelines and control of COVID-19.

Keywords: Children; Coronavirus disease 2019; Oral emergency; Oral health management.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Betacoronavirus*
  • COVID-19
  • Child
  • China
  • Coronavirus Infections* / complications
  • Coronavirus Infections* / epidemiology
  • Dental Care for Children*
  • Diet, Healthy*
  • Hand Disinfection
  • Health Behavior*
  • Home Care Services
  • Humans
  • Oral Health*
  • Oral Hygiene*
  • Pandemics*
  • Pneumonia, Viral* / complications
  • Pneumonia, Viral* / epidemiology
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • Stomatognathic Diseases / diagnosis
  • Stomatognathic Diseases / therapy