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We are here for you! Useful tips for dental care and emergencies during the COVID-19 pandemic. TOOTACHE.

We are here for you! Useful tips for dental care and emergencies during the COVID-19 pandemic. TOOTACHE.

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Following the Government advice Sistova Road Dental Studio is temporarily closed, and we are only available for remote support and guidance for our patients. Due to the current pandemic of COVID-19 unfortunately we can no longer offer face to face appointments, however we are still available to help you with an emergency dental issue.

Except our email and phone support, we’ve created some useful tips to help you, if you’re experiencing some dental problems at home.

Toothache

The most common dental problem is toothache. There is many reasons for it and without dental visit it might be difficult to determinate what is a cause of the dental pain but we recommend you follow this advice to stop it or minimise it as much as possible:

  • Brush and floss your teeth regularly and comprehensively, you can also rub toothpaste directly to the affected tooth.
  • Massage the gum around the tooth so this can help ease pain.
  • Avoid extreme temperatures, such as very cold drinks or ice creams or extra hot food or tea.
  • Avoid sugars in your diet or acidic foods, especially sweets or fizzy drinks as they can cause or increase the pain.
  • Take over-the-counter painkillers for example paracetamol or ibuprofen.
  • Use over-the-counter anaesthetic gel, to help relieve the pain.
  • Keep your head up during the sleep. Lying down might increase blood pressure in the tooth and cause pain.
  • Keep the area cold. You can use ice or frozen products. Please, don’t apply ice directly to the tooth to prevent tissue damage or increasing the pain.

If your toothache is causing you excruciating pain, a loss of sleep and the above steps haven’t helped, contact us so we can guide you further.

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We are here for you! Useful tips for dental care and emergencies during the COVID-19 pandemic. LOOSE OR MISSING CROWNS OR VENEERS.

We are here for you! Useful tips for dental care and emergencies during the COVID-19 pandemic. LOOSE OR MISSING CROWNS OR VENEERS.

Following the Government advice Sistova Road Dental Studio is temporarily closed, and we are only available for remote support and guidance for our patients. Due to the current pandemic of COVID-19 unfortunately we can no longer offer face to face appointments, however we are still available to help you with an emergency dental issue.

Except our email and phone support, we’ve created some useful tips to help you, if you’re experiencing some dental problems at home.

Loose or missing crowns and veneers

The most important thing when you lost your crown or veneer is to keep up or improve your oral hygiene to minimise any pain and risk of infection. Please use a fluoride toothpaste and reduce sugar in your diet.

If you’re suffering from pain with a loose or missing crown, you can try to manage this with over-the-counter painkillers like paracetamol or ibuprofen.

You can also try re-cementing the crown yourself using temporary crown cementing gel. You can buy this online and in some pharmacies.

If you don’t feel confident to fix the crown yourself, keep it safe and clean so we can re-fit it for you when our practice reopens. Please make sure you contact us as soon as possible so we can add you to our list and contact you first day we are back to work.

Important!

Please, don’t try to re-fit your crown with super glue or any other non-dental material!

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We are here for you! Useful tips for dental care and emergencies during the COVID-19 pandemic. LOST FILLING.

We are here for you! Useful tips for dental care and emergencies during the COVID-19 pandemic. LOST FILLING.

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Following the Government advice Sistova Road Dental Studio is temporarily closed, and we are only available for remote support and guidance for our patients. Due to the current pandemic of COVID-19 unfortunately we can no longer offer face to face appointments, however we are still available to help you with an emergency dental issue.

Except our email and phone support, we’ve created some useful tips to help you, if you’re experiencing some dental problems at home.

Lost filling

Lost filling not always cause a pain immediately, sometimes it doesn’t at all, sometimes it does after a while. Because you can’t book an appointment with the dentist right now it is important you try to manage it at home:

  • Avoid sugar in your food and drinks.
  • Floss or use inter-dental brushes, followed by brushing your teeth thoroughly to avoid infection and toothache.
  • Use fluoride toothpaste.
  • Use over-the-counter painkillers (if you can use them and you don’t have any risks to take them), for example: paracetamol.
  • As with a broken tooth, you can buy temporary filling material from your local pharmacy or Boot’s and try to fix it yourself using the instructions on the package. It will reduce the risk of further decay.
  • Even if you can manage a lost filling at home, it’s important that you contact us so we can add you to our list and contact you as soon as we re-open and book you an appointment so we can provide a long-term solution.

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We are here for you!                         Useful tips for dental care  and emergencies during the   COVID-19 pandemic.                    BROKEN OR CHIPPED TOOTH.

We are here for you! Useful tips for dental care and emergencies during the COVID-19 pandemic. BROKEN OR CHIPPED TOOTH.

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Following the Government advice Sistova Road Dental Studio is still temporarily closed, and we are only available for remote support and guidance for our patients. Due to the current pandemic of COVID-19 unfortunately we can no longer offer face to face appointments, however we are still available to help you with an emergency dental issue.

Except our email and phone support, we’ve created some useful tips to help you, if you’re experiencing some dental problems at home.

Broken and chipped teeth

If your tooth has chipped, a piece is broken off, there is a sharp edge that digs into your tongue, lips or cheek or if it’s causing you pain, you should:

  • First of all, use floss around the area, and then brush the tooth as normal to keep it as clean as possible.
  • Use over-the-counter painkillers (if you can use them and you don’t have any risks to take them), for example: paracetamol.
  • Rub some toothpaste directly onto the tooth that has been affected. Do not rinse your mouth with water, let the toothpaste work.
  • If you have to, you can buy temporary filling material from your local pharmacy or Boot’s and repair the tooth yourself using the instructions on the packet. It won’t be permanent solution, but it will keep you going until our Practice is re-open.
  • If your broken or chipped tooth is causing excruciating pain, or it’s causing severe damage to your cheek or lip, please send us an email or leave us a voicemail with your details, description of the problem with as many details as possible, and we will contact you as soon as possible and advise you further.
  • However, if your tooth is broken or chipped, but you are not in pain and it’s not causing any damage to your cheek or lip, you might not need to do anything, just make sure to take extra care of the tooth, including thorough flossing and cleaning, and minimise the use of that side of the mouth, until our Practice re-open for routine dental care.
  • If you let us know about your problem (either an emergency or not), once we are re-open we will contact you in a first instance to book you an appointment with the Dentists.
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NEWEST COVID-19 UPDATE

NEWEST COVID-19 UPDATE

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Sistova Road Dental Studio is temporarily closed following the advice of governance bodies because of COVID-19 outbreak.

We have cancelled all the appointments in next two months. We have sent you emails and text messages for cancellations. Please do not attend the Practice in person since we are closed.

If you need emergency advice please send us an email to: office@sistovaroaddentalstudio.co.uk giving a brief description of your dental problem and we will try to come back to you as soon as we can. Alternatively, you can call NHS 111.

Thank you for your understanding and patience during these unprecedented times.

We will see you once we are back to normal operation. We will keep you updated with any changes.

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