Clinical complications, deconstructed: COVID-19 and its effects on oral health

May 16, 2022
While the widespread effects of COVID-19 are lessening, there are still ramifications on oral health that dental professionals must be aware of. Here’s a compilation of the best information on the subject.
Scott Froum, DDS, Editorial Director

We’ve compiled some of the best material on SARS-CoV-2 and its effects on the oral cavity and other systemic issues. From oral manifestations in COVID-19–positive patients to loss of smell and taste, here are some clinical observations dental professionals need to know about.

Enjoy the slideshow, and check out our other clinical complications gallery: bleeding after extraction, sources of implant pain, and more

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About the Author

Scott Froum, DDS | Editorial Director

Scott Froum, DDS, a graduate of the State University of New York, Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine, is a periodontist in private practice at 1110 2nd Avenue, Suite 305, New York City, New York. He is the editorial director of Perio-Implant Advisory and serves on the editorial advisory board of Dental Economics. Dr. Froum, a diplomate of both the American Academy of Periodontology and the American Academy of Osseointegration, is a volunteer professor in the postgraduate periodontal program at SUNY Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine. He is a PhD candidate in the field of functional and integrative nutrition. Contact him through his website at or (212) 751-8530.