Disinfection is the process by which pathogens are eradicated or killed. However, sterilization is the chemical and physical process that aims to eliminate absolutely all microorganisms present in any object.
That is why disinfection and sterilization are two fundamental pillars in our daily practice of dentistry. All dental materials are disinfected and subsequently sterilized in order to prevent the transmission of infectious diseases in dental procedures.
Our staff knows these concepts and maintains a protocol of action, in addition to the protection itself, making use of the appropriate barriers such as gloves, gown, mask, and protective glasses. We use disinfectant solutions for cleaning surfaces, furniture, and dental equipment that have been found in contact with the patient.
Materials such as saliva vacuum cleaners, bibs for the patient, insulating cotton, gauze, needles, glasses, and napkins belong to the range of disposable products of a new use for each patient.
Sterilization in Dentistry: why is it so important?
Sterilization in Dentistry is the most important process of the protocols that are carried out in a clinic. Therefore, it is important to pay attention to this procedure, since its bad practice can lead to the spread of germs. In each surgical intervention, the patient should keep a record of the sterilization process of the concrete material used in their operation.