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Dentist Instrument

I had a dentist appointment this morning,

The dentist hygienic did a cleaning in my teeth, but unfortunately did not see any plastic wrap in the table for a disposable instrument , so i have doubt that the hygienic reused the instrument, if the dentist hygienic reused the instrument/tools do you think i have a risk to contract hepatitis virus?

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If you are in the US or other first world country they will follow standard practices. Assuming your dentist is a legal practice and following the laws there should be no issues. They likely have an autoclave to sterilize their dental equipment.

Personally I’ve never seen plastic wrap at my dentists office.

If you are in a less developed country I am not familiar with their practices for blood borne illnesses but I expect any medical professional would be following best practices available to them.

So if you are in a developed country and if your dentists office is licensed my answer would be zero risk. I’m sure if you have questions about their procedures they would be happy to answer them and show you their equipment used to sanitize their dental tools.
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