Dental care may seem like a minor medical procedure that often ends before you know it, but it can sometimes lead to medical emergencies that could be fatal if not well handled. An emergency dental clinic must take precautions to prevent medical emergencies and manage them to ensure the patient’s safety.
Unfortunately, numerous patients experience severe medical conditions related to ineffective emergency management in dental clinics each year.
To effectively manage an emergency, a dental clinic needs to adopt a team approach where each team member is adequately trained in their role. Once a professional understands what is expected of them and others around them, it becomes easier for the whole team to overcome the stress and fear associated with emergencies.
Dental specialists should follow the laid-out emergency plans and procedures during an emergency. They should also take precise notes of every step taken and keep a clear record of the patient’s progress. All dental clinics must conduct regular emergency drills and debrief to effectively prepare and manage immediate dental care for patients with varied medical conditions.