Tariq Drabu Welcomes New Bacteria Detection Method

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Tariq Drabu said, “It is exciting to see the progress being made in identifying harmful bacteria in the mouth to improve treatment times for cavities and periodontal disease.”

Tariq Drabu

Tariq Drabu

This can be a very welcome advancement in dentistry throughout the world. It can help speed up the treatment times considerably without the need for laboratories.

Tariq Drabu is a leading dentist and specialist oral surgeon who was born and educated in Manchester. He is also one of the youngest dentists to ever graduate in the UK. After spending many years working in busy dental hospitals in both the UK and Saudi Arabia, Dr. Drabu returned to the UK where he achieved his Fellowship in Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. Today Dr. Drabu owns the successful Langley Dental Practice and is also the Clinical Lead Dentist for the Oral Surgery Clinical Assessment and Treatment Services at NHS Heywood Middleton and Rochdale

He is also a mentor and tutor to post graduate dentists in oral surgery at the UCLAN Dental Clinic in Preston.

Tariq Drabu was speaking about an article published in the Dentistry Today website on a new method to identify bacterial. The full article can be read here.

Tariq Drabu said, “One of the most common problems we see at my dental practice is patients suffering with periodontitis. Periodontitis is a serious gum disease where the gum is pulled away from the tooth to create a pocket. These pockets are breeding grounds for harmful bacteria, leading to pain, swelling and discomfort. In some cases, when left untreated it can result in tooth loss and there have been studies that show periodontitis can is associated with other health conditions. This is why it is vital that we catch gum disease early, formulate a treatment plan and get the patients’ gums back to a healthy condition within the shortest period of time.”

Tariq Drabu also said, “It is such welcome news that researchers at the University of Nottingham and GSC Consumer Healthcare have developed a new and exciting technology to help dentists locate infection sources. This new technology requires a smartphone and polymers. The polymer attaches to the bacteria, making it visible under fluorescent lighting. This makes us able to spot the problem areas within minutes.”

Tariq Drabu closed in saying, “This can be a very welcome advancement in dentistry throughout the world. It can help speed up the treatment times considerably without the need for laboratories. Another positive note is that the polymers used to adhere to the bacteria are readily available. This can be a dentistry breakthrough which enables us to help our patients quickly and effectively.”

About Tariq Drabu

Tariq Drabu is a leading dentist and specialist oral surgeon. This Manchester born and educated dentist was one of the youngest dentists to graduate in the United Kingdom. He has worked at some of the busiest hospitals in the UK and Saudi Arabia and completed his Fellowship in Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He is the owner of the very successful Langley Dental Practice and is also the Clinical Lead Dentist for the Oral Surgery Assessment Clinic and Treatment Services at NHS Heywood Middleton and Rochdale. Tariq Drabu also teaches and mentors postgraduate dentists in oral surgery at the UCLAN Dental Clinic in Preston.

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