11 Feb What is Sterilization in the field of dentistry?
Like other procedures followed in the healthcare sector, some strict cleanliness rules prevail in the dentistry field. Dental Sterilization is the process of cleaning dental instruments with proper disposal of infection affected sources.
Many dental instruments are disposed of immediately, some are reusable and demand proper sterilization. Since dentists use all such equipment to examine a patient’s mouth, which is a bacteria carrier making it necessary to perform dental sterilization. It helps remove germs and prevent the spread of bacteria from one patient to another. After all the microbial organisms are removed from a tool, dentists ensure the infection risk is up to zero.
Protection with the dental sterilization
By following sound dental sterilization practices, it ensures keeping the patient and dentists protected from any infection. It is beneficial in preventing any spread of bacteria on dental instruments. Sterilization is a vital precaution that keeps the germs from any patient’s mouth on the instruction doesn’t transfer to the other.
Your mouth is a carrier of microorganisms present in saliva and blood carrying certain diseases such as tuberculosis, strep, hepatitis, staph, and herpes. It is only dental sterilization that can prevent all these diseases from transferring to other patients. When visiting a dentist, it is a must that the dentist is relying on proper sterilization procedures to keep safe and prevent any sickness. Using the dental instruments without sterilization can even transfer acute diseases to others.
It is the reason why a lot of precautions are essential for dentists. Whenever visiting a dentist, keep a check whether everything is cleaned thoroughly along with sterilization.
Dental sterilization instruments process
With the regular practice of sterilization and disinfection, it promotes quality of service at the dental offices. In this process, bacteria are killed with a deep cleaning first. After then, heat clears the presence of microorganisms. In this, a steam method is a good option or a dry heat method is also beneficial. Within the process, a tool’s temperature is raised to a level of hotness that kills microorganisms.
How does OMR Dentistry follow the sterilization process?
At OMR dentistry, we value our customer’s life more than anything. We know how sterilization is an essential part of dentistry. We follow some precautions in the sterilization process:
- A proper disposal mechanism followed for everything used to examine a patient in the bins for biohazard.
- Cleaning instrument storage spaces.
- Washing hands after checking patients.
In the sterilization process, we follow several practices to ensure a quality service. Before proceeding ahead with sterilization, we clean the dental equipment to remove the dirts ans rinsed with water.
The strictly cleaned and dried instruments must be packed for sterilization, special machines are used for sterilization. For an efficient sterilization process, OMR dentistry relies on using high-dental sterilization techniques.