Dear Patients
Over the past few weeks we have been working hard to ensure that the practice can re-open safely for all staff and patients as and when instructed to do so. Based on the UK Government and CDO England announcements on 28th May 2020 we are now preparing to reopen from 8th June however this is on an emergency basis only and treatment options will still be limited. In order for us to safely do this, we have had to make changes to the way in which we will work and function as a practice. To prioritise the safety of all staff and patients, measures have been put in place to try and minimise non essential contact.

As soon as we are able to confirm an exact date of the practice fully re-opening as well as the nature of the work we will be able to carry out , we will let you know and we will endeavour to schedule appointments for all of those who appointments were unfortunately cancelled.

We politely ask that you do not call to book routine appointments at this stage.

Many thanks for your patience and understanding during this time however, in the meantime if you have a dental emergency our staff are still here to help. We are able to provide advice on all aspects of your dental health and arrange emergency appointments on a triage basis. Please contact the reception team directly.

Periodontal diseases are infections of the gums, which gradually destroy the support of your natural teeth.

Dental plaque is the primary cause of gum disease in genetically susceptible individuals. Bacteria found in plaque produce toxins or poisons, which irritate the gums. They may cause them to turn red, swell and bleed easily.

If this irritation is prolonged, the gums separate from the teeth, causing pockets (spaces) to form. Plaque can also harden into a rough, porous substance known as calculus (or tartar). This can periodontal diseases progress, the supporting gum tissue and bone that holds teeth occur both above and below the gum line. As in place deteriorate. If left untreated, this leads to tooth loss.

Early diagnosis and treatment of gum disease is vital to prevent tooth loss. All periodontal techniques are founded on the basis of excellent and ongoing prevention if they are to be successful.

The management of periodontal problems, which are often both genetically and environmentally determined is critical if damage is to be minimised through life and teeth are to be retained long-term.

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