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Sterilization is an essential aspect of medical fields. Protection from bacteria ensures successful check-ups, procedures, and more. A medical area that practices exceptional sanitation is the dentistry field. Even though the dentist is not performing surgery daily, he or she still needs to prepare like it. Here are ways dentists practice sterilization and why it is crucial.

What Is Sterilization?

Sterilization is the process that kills all forms of bacteria, disease, fungi, and viruses. Disinfection procedures before and after a medical event prevent the transmission of germs. Not only will it protect the patients, but also the medical professional.

Why Is It Important?

Dentistry is the medical field that cares for the health of the mouth and teeth. The mouth is the most common entrance for bacteria to enter the human body. As a result, all instruments go through rigorous cleaning. Saliva can carry disease and infection. Some of them include hepatitis, herpes, tuberculosis, staph, and strep. Unfortunately, an overload of infection can be deadly. Proper sterilization guarantees previous bacteria from a patient’s mouth will not follow into another.

Sterilization Practices

Everything in the office requires proper sanitation. As a result, the dental office needs regular sanitization and cleaning. This prevents bacteria from spreading to patients coming in and out during the day. The hygienists and dentists are to dress appropriately to administer dental procedures. Proper dressing includes face masks, gloves, and protective eyewear. They need to have a sanitized tray for their tools to rest on during a routine process. Once a procedure finishes, all tools involved or near used tools require sterilization. This keeps all patients and staff safe from disease and bacteria.

At Westmoreland Dental Group, we guarantee proper cleaning of our office and tools. Each member of our team continually trains on the latest sterilization techniques. Our office created a visible space for patients to see the sterilization process. All instruments used, require disinfection and disposal after each patient. In addition, we chose a separate water source for our procedures. Therefore the water is not connected to the city. Our water is routinely cleaned. Sterilization and safety is our top priority. For more information on our sterilization, visit our technology page here. If you are interested in scheduling an appointment, please visit us online here or call us at (423) 282-2844.

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