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Dentists warn of looming dental and mouth cancer crisis after months of lockdown measures

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Dentists are warning of a looming dental and mouth cancer crisis after months of delays and patients being unable to get check-ups and repair work.

It comes as surgeries begin to reopen more widely but dentists are still facing significant restrictions on how they can operate, with rooms having to be vacated for an hour after any treatment is done using a drill.

For Maezama Malik, who is the principal dentist of her surgery in Croydon, south London, this has caused a big backlog of patients.

She said the biggest worry is that a patient might have "something minor that could progress in a few months" without them seeing a dentist.

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Source: Sky News, 18 July 2020

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