SARS-CoV-2 pandemic: potential relationship between psychiatric disorders and pulpits
Keywords:Coronavirus; COVID-19; Desordem psiquiátrica; Pulpite; SARS-CoV-2; COVID-19; Mental disorders; Pulpitis; SARS-CoV-2.
The coronavirus outbreak is a global public health emergency with high transmission among the population. Over 18 million people were affected globally (06th August 2020). In most of the cases, patients present flu-like symptoms, such as fever, cough, headaches and myalgias are commonly reported. Lockdown measures have been implemented to control the spread of the virus. In contrast, these measures have been reported to increase the probability of psychological and physical disorders. As the pandemic intensifies, the number of patients seeking dental emergency services due to acute symptoms (i.e. pulpitis, acute apical abscesses) has increased. There is an increasing need to investigate the association between psychological disorders and dental emergencies. There is critical need for the development of public policies for mental and dental health worldwide, leading to the improvement in the quality of life of the population.
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