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.
At the weekend Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a second national lockdown.
Holistic Dental Centre will still be open. There are no restrictions with regards to medical/dental treatment and you are actively encouraged to keep your appointments to maintain your dental health. At Holistic Dental we have all the necessary Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and will continue to follow our high standards in cross infection control.
Please continue to attend your appointments. We have excellent infection control procedures along with a robust triaging policy to ensure the safety of both patients and staff.
If you are worried about your attendance please contact us to discuss your concerns and we can always postpone your treatment to a later date.
We continue to recommend that patients in the high-risk category delay non-essential treatment until further guidance has been given by the relevant authorities.
When you arrive:
We advise that you wear a mask at all times while inside the dental practice and only remove your mask at the request of the dental professional. We will continue to check your temperature and if this is above 37.8C, you will be advised to rebook your treatment and to follow Government guidelines. Please arrive at the door at your appointment time and wait outside, this is important to enable us to follow social distancing guidelines. Please be aware that traffic in Farnham can at times be very heavy and delay you getting to your appointment, so please factor in time for any delays.
As you enter the building you will need to use the hand sanitiser to disinfect your hands.
The treatment rooms will be prepared prior to your appointment with all surfaces disinfected after each patient. The air purification/exchange units will continue to be used throughout the day in each surgery and reception. We have sourced PPE and unlike the start of the Pandemic (March 2020 in the UK), there is no shortage.
Please do not be concerned as we continue to maintain high standards of cross infection control.
Stay safe and please contact us if you have any questions.
Emma and the Team at Holistic