Everybody worries before visiting a dental clinic in particular for its hygiene and contamination. This is a common panic due to reuse of instruments. Raga Dental Center, Thanjavur follows recommended guidelines and infection control policies for sterilization of all instruments used in dentistry.
Pouching or pouching of instruments is an important part that ensures the protection of sterilized articles from recontamination of micro bacteria during storage and transport. Purpose of pouching of instruments before sterilization includes:
Containment of good kept in pouch through the different phases of the decontamination process.
The word ‘sterile’ is used as an absolute term; there is no almost sterile or partially sterile. All reusable instruments either critical or semi-critical those come in direct contact with patient’s saliva, mucous and blood. This demands destruction of microbial forms including bacterial spores by sterilization. Sterilization in dental clinic practices the following three types:
All items used for sterilization must be followed the manufacturer’s instruction, specified temperature and pressure for each item and other instructions as well for containers, wrappers, pouches, chemical or biological indicators. Glass bead or toaster ovens are not considered as sterilizing device because that could jeopardize patient safety.
Recommendations of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that all instruments should be wrapped, packaged, pouched or placed into proper container system for sterilization. Packaging material permits penetration of the sterilizing agent and maintains sterility after sterilization while in transport. Packaging goods should be so designed for the particular type of sterilization process.
Raga Dental Centre follows CDC’s recommendation meticulously to protect you from all possible infections, and contaminations. It is our first and foremost target to provide you a complete hygiene environment to let you choose our clinic.