Sterilization and Infection Control
Sterilization And Infection Control
- Surface disinfection – Surface disinfection is dedicatedly followed here. It involves cleaning the entire dental armamentarium. The dental chairs, the dental slabs, tables, reception area, floors, doors, windows etc. are cleaned to get rid of disease-causing microbes, keeping everyone safe.
- Fogging and fumigation – Using a fogger or a fumigator, chemical-based aerosols are dispersed all across the dental office as moist particles ingrain deep into every surface, disinfecting not just the air but the entire ambience of the dental setup.
- Uv disinfection – UV disinfection works wonders for quick disinfection of certain dental instruments used in daily procedures. It comes in handy to begin the process of sterilisation with it and then followed with detailed disinfection processes.
- Chemical sterilisation – Chemical sterilisation involves the usage of chlorine, aldehyde or alcohol (hydroxide) based compounds for thorough cleaning of the dental instruments avoiding cross-infection and wear and tear of the armamentarium.
- Autoclaving – Autoclaving is the most authentic form of sterilisation. Pressure-induced moist particles infuse into the surfaces of instruments, equipment, surgical clothing and whatnot in little time. A cleaning procedure we bank upon to the core!