41, Sistova Road, Balham, London, SW12 9QR Work Hours 0208 6736121

Category: Blog

Practice re-opening update!

Practice re-opening update!

Sticky

Update Thursday 5th June 2020

WE ARE GETTING READY TO OPEN SOON!

After almost 3 months of closure due to the coronavirus pandemic Sistova Road Dental Studio will be re-opening for the patients, resuming selected treatments, from 17th June.

What has been happening?

Thank you very much for all your patience and understanding whilst Sistova Road Dental Studio has been closed during the lockdown.

We have been following UK dental and medical community, trying to prepare the practice for safe re-opening. We have been training intensively in every detail during this time to stay updated with ever-changing regulations, policies and advices to ensure your safety before re-opening the practice.

What is stopping us re-opening on 8th June or earlier?

You may be aware from the news or reports that re-opening of dental practices is unfortunately not a smooth process. We are ensuring that we are fully prepared to welcome you back without compromising on our high standards of safety and genuine patient care.

Sadly, there are some difficulties (for example shortage in national PPE stock) that are beyond our control that stopped us from reopening on 8th of June and has delayed us until 17th June at the earliest. This may be delayed further and if so, we will update you as soon as possible. We want to cover all bases carefully before we can re-open to make sure we are as safe as possible for our patients and staff.

When can you complete your outstanding treatment or book your emergency appointment?

Please be assured that we are working very hard to organise our diaries and create as many appointments as possible. We will be confirming all appointments based on priority of care as soon as possible. You have not been forgotten and we will be in touch as soon as we have certainty.

We hope that you will bear with us a little longer during this uncertain time until we can safely return. In the meantime, please do email us on office@sistovaroaddentalstudio.co.uk if you have any questions, emergencies or concerns and we will be happy to respond as soon as possible.

We look forward to welcoming you back as soon as we are able to open safely.

With very best wishes on behalf of the whole team at Sistova Road Dental Studio.

read more
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.

Sticky

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.

read more
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!

read more
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.

Sticky

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.

read more
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.

Sticky

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.
read more
en_GBEnglish
en_GBEnglish