Research by King’s College, London and the University of Southhampton showed that gum disease is associated with an increase in cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s disease, possibly due mechanisms linked to the body’s inflammatory  response.

The inflammatory molecules , which have been associated with an elevated risk of other outcomes such as cardiovascular disease, can be reduced to a level closer to that seen in a healthy state, by effective gum treatment by the Hygienist or Dentist.

Coronavirus Phase 2 - Dental Emergencies

From Tuesday 23rd June

Dental Practices in England were given Permission to re-open for certain emergency procedures, from the 8th June 2020. In Scotland, we heard from the Chief Dental Officer for Scotland on 18th June 2020 that the re-opening of Dental Practices could happen the following week – for Dental Emergencies.

It should be noted that Dental Practices will only be allowed to open ONE surgery, with one Dentist, and only see patients with a pre-arranged appointment, to examine them. We have still been limited to providing Advice, Antibiotics, Analgesics.

The crucial difference from Phase 1 is that we can now actually see our own patients for emergency appointments.

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