COVID-19: NOTICE TO ALL PATIENTS

As a result of guidance by the British dental association, Local dental Committee and our Chief Dental officer for England. We will be running a limited service for our patients as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.

We are remaining open with an emphasis on emergency and urgent care only.

This is not a decision we have taken lightly but we feel it is our responsibility to protect our patients, staff and our families as well as the community as a whole.

Our telephones and e-mails are still being manned during selected hours:

Monday – Saturday 9am till 5.30pm.

If you have a routine appointment booked in the next few weeks, one of our reception team will call you to postpone. Please note we are NOT currently booking routine examinations. – Please visit our website regularly for updates. We would ask that you call back to arrange this once our service is normalised.

We understand this is inconvenient and it may mean that treatment timelines are extended. We will do all we can to catch up once it is safe to do so.

If you have a dental emergency

We will be accepting calls for triaging from 9 till 5.30pm, patients who are deemed to require urgent dental care will be invited to attend the surgery at an allocated appointment time. Member of staff will open the at the scheduled appointment time only. Please do not attend with additional family members so that we may have minimal people on-site. PLEASE DO NOT ARRIVE AT THE PRACTICE UNANNOUNCED

If you are in isolation or you suspect you may be infected with COVID-19, PLEASE CALL NHS 111

If you are concerned about your treatment with us please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Email: reception@thesandford.com

Telephone: 020 8303 7051

Please be assured of our best intentions at this rather difficult time.
- THE MANAGEMENT


Additional Information for Orthodontic Patients

Endodontics

Endodontics is an area of dentistry specialising in dealing with the causes, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases of the dental pulp (the part in the centre of the tooth made up of living tissues and cells). Endodontic treatment is the last stage in attempting to save a tooth. Early diagnosis and treatment is essential, otherwise it may lead to a severe infection.

All dentists are trained in endodontic (root canal) therapy. An Endodontist is a dentist who has completed a minimum of 2 or 3 years of postgraduate specialist training. In the UK, this title is awarded after a rigorous assessment process.

In more difficult and complex cases, your dentist may refer you to a Specialist who will use a microscope and intricate equipment to give you the best possible result.

The Sandford is one of few referral centres in the South East that has all specialities under one roof. Our highly skilled in-house Endodontist will strive to provide you with comfortable and painless treatment, so you can be rest assured you will be in good hands.

A Healthy Tooth vs Infected Tooth

An infection of the dental pulp (nerve and blood supply) of the tooth can occur as a result of a cavity or trauma. Your symptoms may include acute pain, swelling or an abscess.

Endodontics Health Tooth
Endodontics Infected Tooth

Patient Journey

Consultation

The complexity of your problem will be assessed by our Specialist through detailed evaluation.

Treatment

The treatment will be carried out over one or two sessions to eradicate the infection within the tooth and bone.

Review

After a period of healing, you will be referred back to your dentist for a full coverage restoration, such as a crown.

Our Endodontic Team

Ioannidis Konstantinos

Ioannidis Konstantinos

Endodontic Specialist

[GDC No. 207658]
D.D.S. (GRE) MSc, Specialization (Endodontics) (GRE)

Kostas is a specialist endodontist. He qualified as a dentist in 2007 and continued his post graduate studies, completing his MSc in Endodontics in 2010. In 2011 Kostas applied for entry into the GDC Specialist List (Endodontics UK) and was successful. Following graduation, Kostas worked in private practices across Northern Greece. Read More

Currently he enjoys working in private practices in the UK, limiting his work to challenging endodontic cases. Kostas believes in continuous education, professional development and life-long learning. He is an active member of the British Endodontic Society, participating in more than 30 international congresses, symposiums and practical courses.

Marta Sarvestani

Marta Sarvestani

Dentist with Special Interest in Endodontology

[GDC No. 101080]
DDS (Pol) PG Dip Rest Dent MClinDent Endo (Lond)

Dr Marta Sarvestani graduated from the Pomeranian Medical University, Poland in 2001. She has been working at the practice since 2006. Marta has spent the last 17 years developing her dental skills and knowledge; making her highly qualified to care for all your dental needs. She has extensive experience in general dentistry, undertaking all aspects of.. Read More

..general dental practice, and her particular areas of interest are centred around endodontics, restorative and cosmetic dentistry.

She is dedicated to her profession by providing treatment focused on the needs of each individual and aims to make dental visits a pleasant experience for every patient. She is fully committed to the furtherance of professional development and keeps up-to-date with the latest evidence-based dentistry by frequently attending advanced dental courses, as well as conferences ensuring that she delivers the highest quality of dental care tailored to each patient.

Marta completed a two-year part-time combined hands-on and theory course in restorative dentistry (2014-2016). She obtained her Diploma in Restorative Dentistry from The British Academy of Restorative Dentistry in 2018.

Since then, she has started a Master’s Degree in Endodontology; and as of 2017 Marta has been working on an in-vitro research project and her completion is anticipated to be in 2019.

Example Case

Primary endodontic (root canal) treatment of a lower left molar tooth that was diagnosed with a chronic tooth infection.

A molar tooth with a dark shadow showing up on the X-ray, indicating an infection.

Endodontics xray

Root canal treatment carried out on the molar tooth, to eliminate the infection and allow healing process to being.

Root canal treatment

3 months following successful root canal treatment, the dark area of infection is starting to disappear.

Root canal results

At 9 months the X-ray demonstrates almost full healing of the infected area.

Root canal almost fully healed

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020 8303 7051

Email:
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Address:
The Sandford, 306 Broadway Bexleyheath, Kent DA6 8AA

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