Active oxygen oral rinse: chairside treatments against coronavirus infections
Keywords:COVID-19, Coronavirus, Oral rinses, Active oxygen
In 2020, many patients were infected with the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) worldwide. The identification of coronavirus in saliva have suggested the oral cavity as a potential reservoir for COVID-19 transmission, particularly in dental clinics. Chairside oral rinses have been widely used as a standard measure before routine dental treatment for many years. Recently, the use of chairside oral rinse has been recalled as a pre-procedural infection control measure by several health authorities, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Although there is still no clinical evidence, oral rinses containing active oxygen agents (e.g. BlueM formula) have been recommended to reduce the viral load in aerosols and drops during oral procedures. This paper aimed to provide an overview of the current guidelines and recommendations on the use of active oxygen oral rinse as chairside treatment against the COVID-19 pandemic in dentistry.
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