Acta Scientific Dental Sciences (ASDS)(ISSN: 2581-4893)

Review Article Volume 6 Issue 11

Impact of Covid-19 Treatment on Oral Cavity

Saurabh Prakash and Veena Naik*

Department of Oral Medicine and Maxillofacial Radiology, AIMST University, Malaysia

*Corresponding Author: Veena Naik, Department of Oral Medicine and Maxillofacial Radiology, AIMST University, Malaysia.

Received: October 03, 2022; Published: October 18, 2022


Severe infectious disease Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) led to worldwide pandemic. Starting with mild flu to attacking the respiratory system or even death are the symptoms of this disease. Dentists are regarded to be the highest risk group of healthcare workers for contracting COVID-19, due to the nature of their work. it becomes mandatory for the dentists to be aware of the oral side effects caused by the medications used in prolonged treatment of COVID‐19. We have discussed few of the medications used in treating Covid -19, that leads to changes in the oral cavity. Hence, we should not underestimate the effects of intense and complex pharmacotherapy while evaluating patient's oral health. Therefore, Oral medicine and pathology facilities should take a call in detecting and managing these lesions.

Keywords: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19); Dental/Oral Problems; Drugs used in Treating Covid-19; Oral Medicine and Pathology Specialists


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Citation: Saurabh Prakash and Veena Naik. “Impact of Covid-19 Treatment on Oral Cavity".Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 6.11 (2022): 114-116.


Copyright: © 2022 Saurabh Prakash and Veena Naik. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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