Dear Carnegie Patients
As we navigate the global crisis of COVID – 19 our top priority is the safety of our patients and our dental team.
National Guidelines for Dental Practices have now dictated that we should not physically see patients and should instead provide advice over the phone along with prescriptions for pain relief or antibiotics where absolutely necessary. All routine dental appointments have now been cancelled and we are not allowed to perform any dental treatments, even in an emergency situation, that might produce an aerosol.
There are processes in place to establish emergency clinics in strategic areas to treat patients who may need aerosol generating dental treatments (ie treatments that need the dentist to use a drill) but as yet these clinics are not up and running. As we find out more we will certainly keep you informed either on facebook or on our website. Please follow us on https://www.facebook.com/carnegieclinic for regular updates.
At Carnegie Dental Clinic our phone lines will be manned by our usual dental team every day from Monday to Saturday. They will be able to listen to your concerns and give advice where appropriate. Our dentists are also taking turns to be available for triaging your calls and will be able to give advice to patients for the more complex dental problems.
The practice door will be kept locked at all times and if a patient is advised to attend the clinic for an appointment they will be given a specific time slot, at which time the door will be opened.
Please be aware that there are strict criteria in place regarding what types of dental emergency constitute a genuine need for a patient to attend the practice in person. In current times please understand that a face to face toothache appointment with a dentist is not to be expected due to the reduced social distancing that this involves and the risk of transmitting Coronavirus between individuals.
Our relationship with our patients, has always been at the very heart of what we do and we would like to thank you for all the kind words and messages of support that we have received over recent weeks. It’s kindness and supporting one another that will be key to getting through the forthcoming months.
Please stay safe, maintain social distancing at all times and take care
Alex & the team
*Who is at high risk?
You may be at high risk from coronavirus if you:
- have had an organ transplant
- are having certain types of cancer treatment
- have blood or bone marrow cancer, such as leukaemia
- have a severe lung condition, such as cystic fibrosis or severe asthma
- have a condition that makes you much more likely to get infections
- are taking medicine that weakens your immune system
- are pregnant and have a serious heart condition
If you're at high risk, you will be contacted by the NHS by Sunday 29 March 2020.
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Healthy teeth begin with healthy gums. If you’re suffering from bleeding, sensitive or swollen gums, bad breath, or teeth that seem to have moved, don’t delay in making an appointment with one of our highly trained hygienists.
Studies show that the incidence and progression of gum disease is greatly reduced in patients who attend regular hygienist appointments.
Below is a summary of our great value monthly hygiene plans.
Teeth feel amazing thank you, plus no filling for a while now!
—— Greg, South Milford
|Carnegie Hygiene Plans|
|Pay As You Go Fees||Hygiene 2 Plan £7.35/month||Hygiene 4 Plan £14.55/month||Hygiene 4+ Plan £19.50/month|
|Simple Hygiene||£52.50||2 Included Per Year||4 Included Per Year||Not applicable|
|Intermediate Hygiene||£69.80||Not Applicable||Not Applicable||4 Included Per Year|
|Airflow Stain Removal||£30.87||£26.46||£26.46||£26.46|
|Tooth Whitening -(one Hour Trays)||£395||£200 Discount||£200 Discount||£200 Discount|
What is gum disease?
Periodontal (gum) disease, is a chronic bacterial infection of the gums and bone supporting the teeth. Gum disease is often painless, signs can include red and inflamed gums that bleed easily on brushing.You may also notice gums that pull away from your teeth , loose teeth and bad breath.
What are the causes of gum disease?
The main cause of gum disease is dental plaque, which is a sticky film on the tooth surface. The bacteria contained in plaque release toxins that can damage the gums. The toxins cause inflammation of the surface of the gums which is known as gingivitis. This inflammation will resolve if the plaque is removed through cleaning of the teeth and no permanent damage is done.
If the plaque is left and continues to increase it can begin to mineralise and form tartar (calculus). Such hard deposits have a rough surface and allow more plaque to form and cause further damage to the gums. If plaque accumulates for a long time the changes it causes in the gums can lead to loss of the your teeth’s bone support, a condition known as periodontitis.
Can gum disease cause additional health problems?
Recently researchers have observed that people with gum disease were more likely to develop heart disease or have difficulty controlling blood sugar.
Other studies showed that women with gum disease were more likely than those with healthy gums to deliver preterm, low birth weight babies.
The main cause of periodontal (gum) disease is plaque, but other factors affect the health of your gums by influencing how your body responds to plaque.
older people have the highest rates of gum disease
Tobacco users have an increased risk of gum disease
people with a family history of gum disease are more susceptible to gum disease
is a risk factor for gum disease. Research demonstrates that stress can make it more difficult for the body to fight off infection, including periodontal diseases.
some drugs, such as anti-convulsants and certain heart medicines, can affect your oral health.
CLENCHING OR GRINDING YOUR TEETH
Clenching or grinding your teeth can put excess force on the supporting tissues of the teeth and could speed up the rate at which these periodontal tissues are destroyed.
OTHER SYSTEMIC DISEASES
Heart disease, diabetes, and rheumatoid arthritis can interfere with the body’s inflammatory system and may worsen the condition of the gums.
POOR NUTRITION AND OBESITY
A diet low in important nutrients can compromise the body’s immune system and make it harder for the body to fight off infection. In addition, research has shown that obesity may increase the risk of periodontal disease.
Due to the recent change in regulations you can come to the clinic purely for hygienist services.
We have appointments available from 8am to 7pm.