suzannah asked in HealthDental · 1 month ago

At orthodontist today he was treating me and someone else in different rooms at the same time. He came into my room, took his old gloves ?

Off, ONLY used hand sanitiser and put new gloves on and then started looking through my teeth. This isn’t safe is it? I thought they where meant to wash their hands in between patients. I don’t know what to do now I am very scared. I’m more concerned about things like norovirus and not proper germ control from one patient to me. Is this normal or not? 

5 Answers

  • A
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    You gotta relax. He changed his gloves and sanitized. Washing hands that often will cause skin problems. 

  • 1 month ago

    No, he does not need to wash his hands as long as he used hand sanitizer.

    He took off his gloves without touching the outside of them with his hands (only glove to glove touching).

    Used hand sanitizer

    Put on new gloves.

    There is no wear that you would get any contamination.

    Even if he hadn't used the hand sanitizer you would have been ok, because he never touched the outside of the gloves.

    They learn this in about day one of medical and dental school

  • 1 month ago

    IT is normal. You are not. You are, however, perfectly safe from contamination. If the dentist always washed his hands between patients, he'd have skin rotting off his hands in short order.

  • Tavy
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    For goodness sake he removed his gloves and used sanitiser, he did not need to wash them.

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  • Marc
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Calm down. He used sanitizer and NEW gloves. That is acceptable to clean hands. Nurses do this all day long in hospitals from patient to patient. Old gloves off, sanitizer, new gloves on for next patient.  Stop being paranoid

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