Tariq Drabu Advises on the Importance of Educating Patients on Dentures

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Tariq Drabu said, “It is imperative that dental professionals take the time to explain the advantages, disadvantages and alternative treatment options with patients needing dentures.”

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Dr Tariq Drabu

Most patients choose dentures thinking it is a cost effective solution to tooth loss without fully understanding the problems these pose.

Tariq Drabu is a dentist and specialist oral surgeon in Manchester in the United Kingdom. He is the owner of the successful Langley Dental Practice and the Clinical Lead Dentist for the Oral Surgery Clinical Assessment and Treatment Services at NHS Heywood Middleton and Rochdale. Dr Drabu was one of the youngest dentists to ever graduate in the UK and has spent years working in busy dental hospitals in the UK and Saudi Arabia before returning to the UK to complete his Fellowship in Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

Tariq Drabu also takes time out of his busy schedule to tutor and mentor postgraduate dentists in oral surgery at the UCLAN Dental Clinic in Preston.

Tariq Drabu was speaking about an article published in the Dentistry website on managing the expectations of patients in terms of dentures. The full article can be read here.

Tariq Drabu in Manchester said, “Patients lose their teeth for a variety of reasons from trauma to the mouth to gum disease and more. Many patients are under the impression that dentures are an affordable solution to replace their existing teeth, when in fact, this treatment option is a solution to having no teeth at all – dentures are not a substitute for teeth, they are a substitute for no teeth. There are limitations when having dentures and there are a number of alternative solutions available to help patients live a normal life without their original teeth.”

Tariq Drabu went on to say, “It is good news that dental professionals are being encouraged to educate their patients on dentures with written and verbal information and diagrams. It is important that patients are aware of all the treatment options available to them along with the cost of each treatment plan.”

Tariq Drabu closed in saying, “Most patients choose dentures thinking it is a cost effective solution to tooth loss without fully understanding the problems these pose. Dentures can make speaking and eating exceptionally difficult, especially in the beginning. They are fragile items that require regular cleaning to avoid bacteria build up and they can increase the risk of gum disease. At Langley Dental Practice, our team always takes the time to explain to each patients the advantages and disadvantages of all the treatment options available for those with tooth loss, this can help them make an informed decision on the best solution for them moving forward.”

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 Clinical Assessment 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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