IP Indian Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Research

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IP Indian Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Research (IJODR) open access, peer-reviewed quarterly journal publishing since 2015 and is published under the Khyati Education and Research Foundation (KERF), is registered as a non-profit society (under the society registration act, 1860), Government of India with the vision of various accredited vocational courses in healthcare, education, paramedical, yoga, publication, teaching and research activity, with the aim of faster more...


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186-190


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Prasad Konda, Arshad Hussain, Mahammad Anas*, Mohammed Baba Fareed, Rony T Kondody


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Post covid-19 fungal infection and its impact on orthodontic practice: A review


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Author Details : Prasad Konda, Arshad Hussain, Mahammad Anas*, Mohammed Baba Fareed, Rony T Kondody

Volume : 7, Issue : 3, Year : 2021

Article Page : 186-190

https://doi.org/10.18231/j.ijodr.2021.032



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As COVID-19 cases are reducing worldwide, the patients recovered from this disease are showing some complications include impact on lungs, kidneys, heart, and cases of a black fungal infection, called mucormycosis. There are a variety of bacterial and fungal co-infections which is associated with poorly controlled diabetes mellitus and other immune impaired condition. The COVID-19 exhibits, a specific pathophysiological feature, which will result in secondary fungal infections. The recent COVID-19 wave showed that many children and young people are testing positive for this disease. There is high chance for some of them can come across an orthodontic clinic. Oral mucormycosis is normally developed from the breathing of spores or through an open contaminated oral wound, affecting mainly immunocompromised patients. Oral mucormycosis is reported in some patient, following tooth extraction. The fungal spore can reach the body when there is a loss of anatomical continuity as can occur after a tooth extraction or in an ulcer. Chance for Post COVID-19 Mucormycosis in orthodontic patients are very rare. However, Orthodontist should take care when doing minor surgical procedure in the patient recovered from severe COVID-19 infection. Orthodontic appliances can increase the number of bacteria and fungus by limiting oral hygiene. Orthodontist should advise patients to the importance of maintaining basic oral hygiene measures, which include simple things like changing the toothbrush once they test negative, oral rinsing and brushing.
 

Keywords: Mucormycosis. Oral hygiene, Fixed orthodontic treatment, Minor surgical procedure.


How to cite : Konda P, Hussain A, Anas M, Fareed M B, Kondody R T, Post covid-19 fungal infection and its impact on orthodontic practice: A review. IP Indian J Orthod Dentofacial Res 2021;7(3):186-190

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