Recent advances in medicine mean that it is now possible to use a patient’s own body to regenerate itself. The PRGF – ENDORET (Plasma Rich in Growth Factor) technique separates growth factors from using a small amount of your own blood to repair and rejuvenate skin, effectively aiding the tissue healing and regeneration process.
The advantages of PRGF are available to those seeking to replace missing teeth with dental implants or as a natural facial rejuvenation to delay the onset of ageing. Patients are very open to PRGF technology as no artificial bone graft materials are used, there is no risk of rejection and no animals are harmed in its fabrication.
When complicated teeth are extracted, PRGF has shown to speed up the healing process, greatly reducing the discomfort experience by patient after tooth removal. For example, a patient having wisdom teeth removed, under sedation, can have the PRGF made from their own blood and placed within the sockets of the extracted teeth. Studies have shown a much faster recuperation period when compared to non-PRGF sites.
PRGF has many uses in Dentistry. More information is available on the BTI website.
The NHS and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.
The risk to the general public is moderate. If you have arrived back to the UK from mainland China, Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia or Macau within 14 days, follow the specific advice for returning travellers.
Call 111 now if you've been:
Do not go to a GP surgery, community pharmacy or hospital. Call 111, stay indoors and avoid close contact with other people.
Further information is available on nhs.uk.
Like the common cold, coronavirus infection usually occurs through close contact with a person with novel coronavirus via cough and sneezes or hand contact. A person can also be infected by touching contaminated surfaces if they do not wash their hands.
The risk of being in close contact with a person with coronavirus or contaminated surfaces is very low at the current time, as members of the public who have visited Wuhan or Hubei province, China are currently in isolation.
Testing of suspected coronavirus cases is carried out in line with strict regulations. This means that suspected cases are kept in isolation, away from public areas of the hospital and returned home also in isolation. Any equipment that come into contact with suspected cases are thoroughly cleaned as appropriate. Specific guidance has also been shared with NHS staff to help safeguard them and others. Patients can be reassured that their safety is a top priority, and are encouraged to attend all appointments as usual.
Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to: