Updated: Apr 2
At Brian Y. Kuo DDS, we always prioritize patient safety and practice strict infection controls. The COVID-19 virus was declared a pandemic on March 11, 2020 by the World Health Organization. We will take a proactive approach and we all need to help stop the spread.
The COVID-19 (Coronavirus disease) is a highly infectious disease that causes various degrees of acute respiratory symptoms. Symptoms are commonly found to be fever, cough, fatigue, and shortness of breath. Approximately 80% of cases are mild to moderate symptoms. Some carriers exhibit no symptoms and can transmit the disease easily through droplets and personal contact. Infectiousness is still greatest when a patient shows symptoms. Symptoms tend to show between 2 to 14 days with average of 5 days being when you will most likely show symptoms. The general advice has been to maintain frequent hand washing, social distancing at 6 feet, covering your mouth during coughs/sneezes with tissue/elbow, and avoid touching your face. Healthcare providers are generally prioritized to use masks while only the infected or those suspected of infection should wear masks due to the shortage of available medical protective equipment. There is currently no available vaccine or antiviral treatment. Oftentimes a CT scan with evaluation of symptoms that include checking for pneumonia will diagnose the virus. Health care providers are encouraged to use: Facemask, gown, medical gloves, eye protection. If you believe you have symptoms or may be infected, you are advised by the CDC to shelter in place except for medical needs. Call a healthcare provider, wear a face mask, and cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue. The CDC strongly recommends you regularly wash hands with soap and water. We aim to provide important and essential dental services to the community during these difficult times. For more important please call our office at 626-800-8022.
Brian Y. Kuo DDS FAGD
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