Are you struggling with dental challenges but fear seeking dental services for fear of contracting the COVID-19 virus in the process? If so, we have good news, and according to the recent news released in November 2020, the dentist will be among the first group to get vaccinated for COVID-19. Therefore, patients who need dental services can confidently visit the dentist without fear of contracting the virus.
Dentists performing invasive tasks like dental crowns and bridges will feel protected and confident while administering their services. The vaccine is expected to be released by 2021. However, in Australia, the vaccine will only cover about 20% of the Australian population. The group will consist of the elderly, frontline workers such as doctors, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, and aged care workers.
What’s the Impact of vaccinating the dentists?
The idea of including dentists among the first batch of Coronavirus vaccine resulted from ADA working hand in hand with the office of Minister Hunt’s hence backing the inclusion of Australia’s dentists in the first batch of the vaccine. The decision aims to protect the dental team and encourage them to serve the patients across the country. Furthermore, when dentists market themselves as COVID-vaccinated, they’ll encourage more patients to seek the services.
Coronavirus has affected every aspect of our lives, and most people are forced to stick at home to struggle with their dental issues. But the future is promising following the discovery of an effective Vaccine that reports over 90% success rate during the recent clinical trials.
Public view on Coronavirus Reports News
Based on the report released through News Corp Australia Network, the expected vaccine release and its efficacy have excited the public. Though COVID-19 has brought most countries across the world to their knees, things will soon take a different direction. However, the discovery of an efficient vaccine doesn’t mean that people should ignore COVID-19 infections control measures.
Biosecurity Dr. Rob Grenfell- CSIRO’S director, pointed out that the Pfizer vaccine will prevent people from contracting the virus. Still, it has no ability to prevent people from getting colonized by the virus. He insists that to eliminate Coronavirus entirely, the vaccine should be able to eliminate the virus in the nasal cavity. However, the Pfizer vaccine can’t do this.
With that said, people must observe all set measures. They must continue to maintain social distance, use alcohol-based sanitizers, and wash hands with soap and water. Furthermore, they must always have their masks on. This way of life can only stop once everyone has been vaccinated.
Why Seek Dental Services?
Once the dentists get vaccinated, there is no reason why you should continue living with missing teeth. Missing teeth tampers with your general appearance may even alter the position of other teeth around the gap. This increases the risk, and you may develop other problems such as;
- Tooth decay
- Periodontal diseases
- Jaw pain
- Uncomfortable bite and speech problems.
To avoid all these complications, you need dental crowns or bridges. They will improve your appearance, and they are long-lasting. Restore your confidence and smile by consulting skilled dentists near you today. The fact that they will soon be vaccinated is more encouraging.