Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : Pre-procedural mouth rinse

Role of mouthwash in prevention of Covid-19: A review

Dr. Swaroop S; Dr. Shwetha N; Dr. Cilpa Varghese; Dr. Pratik Surana; Dr. Ruchi Gopal; Dr. Sajin Sam

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 11, Pages 8118-8122

The corona virus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory
syndrome corona virus 2 (SARSCoV-2), first detected in Wuhan, Hubei province of China,
has emerged rapidly as a health crisis that has challenged health systems and health
professionals all over the world. Transmission occurs primarily through droplet spread or
contact routes. Due to these characteristics dental staff and dental practitioners are
considered to be at the highest risk of acquiring SARS-CoV-2 infection because of their
prolonged face to face exposure to patients and exposure to respiratory secretions and
aerosols produced during procedures like ultrasonic scaling and cavity/access preparation
using a high-speed air rotor with water jet cooling systems. Antiseptic mouthwashes have
been widely used as a standard measure before routine dental treatment, especially
preoperatively. They have an essential role in reducing the number of microorganisms in
the oral cavity. Hence, present review of literature provides details on role of mouthwash in
prevention of Covid-19 transmission.