Holistic Dentistry is an approach to dental treatment, primarily caring for patient's health and safety from both a conventional as well as an "alternative healthcare" point of view. In holistic dentistry there is an effort to find biocompatible materials to use to reduce toxicity for everyone, especially the chemically sensitive. Amalgam use is avoided in holistic dentistry - "mercury free" due to concern about possible toxicity problems. Read More »
We would like to inform all of our patients to allow extra time when travelling into Farnham for appointments. Due to a redevelopment within the centre, the traffic in the town and car parks are much busier.
As well as offering near invisible braces for straighter teeth; we have also invested in an intra oral digital scanner, meaning that we may not have to take impressions of you teeth! We would use our advanced TRIOS scanner to scan your teeth - please click here for more information.
Sepsis is a life threatening reaction to an infection. It happens when your immune system overreacts to an infection and starts to damage your body's own tissues and organs.
You cannot catch sepsis from another person.
Sepsis is also called septicaemia or blood poisoning.
If sepsis is not treated early, it can turn into septic shock and cause your organs to fail. This is life threatening.
As a practice, it is our policy to refer any patient we suspect may be suffering from sepsis straight to hospital, we would assess and in some instances phone for an ambulance.
Infections can develop anywhere in the body, as well as in and around the mouth. Dental infections can occur in the gums, below the teeth, cheeks, lips, palate and the tongue. If an infection occurs, the bacteria can move into the bone or tissue below forming an abscess, this can turn into sepsis if left untreated, or if the infection does not respond to antibiotics.
Signs of an infection in the mouth include: Pain, swelling of the gum/cheek/jaw, swollen glands in the neck, sensitivity to hot and cold, fever, bad breath.
Any infection must be treated as quickly as possible to reduce the risk of sepsis, you must contact the practice and explain your symptoms. You may be prescribed an antibiotic and also given information to take away about sepsis, as in some instances the infection may not respond to antibiotics.