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


Periodontics

Periodontics specialises in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of periodontal (gum) disease. Periodontal disease is damage to the structures around the teeth, which include the gums, ligaments and bone. In the earliest stage of the disease — gingivitis — only the gums are affected. In more severe forms of the disease, the damage extends to both the gums and the bone.

Over 50 % of adults in the UK have some form of gum disease and often it goes unnoticed.

Not only can it give you bad breath (halitosis) and bleeding gums but if left untreated, can lead to tooth loss and contribute to other underlying health issues.

At The Sandford, maintaining healthy teeth, mouth and gums is at the heart of what we do. Preventative dentistry is all about caring for your teeth and gums, ensuring they remain healthy, and routine inspections to check for and prevent mouth cancer.

Do you have any of the following symptoms?

Bad breath

Bad Breath

Bleeding gums

Bleeding Gums

Inflammation swelling

Inflammation / Swelling

Receding gums

Gum Recession

Tartar build up

Tartar Build Up

Loose teeth

Loose Teeth

Effects of poor dental hygiene on the body

Patient Journey

Consultation

The severity of your gum disease will be assessed by our Specialist through detailed measurements

Treatment

The treatment will be tailored to your individual needs and carried out over several sessions to treat and stabilise the gum disease

Review

After a period of healing our Specialist will review your progress and response to treatment

Maintenance Phase

To ensure that the gum disease does not return, you will often be required to have regular hygiene visits

Often Gum Disease Is Not
Identified Until Symptoms Are Severe

Many people do not experience any symptoms until they have already started to lose some of the supportive structure around their teeth, therefore regular visits to the dentist and hygienist are very important in both the prevention and treatment of gum disease.

Some common signs of problems you should be aware of are bleeding from your gums after brushings your teeth (over a period of several weeks), bad breath, bright red or inflamed gums, soreness and loose teeth.

Two of the main causes of tooth loss are gum disease and tooth decay. At The Sandford our dental and hygiene experts work together with you, so we can treat any existing problems and help prevent them recurring in the future.

Our hygienists play a vital role in helping you keep safe against gum disease, which may include scaling and polishing them, in order to keep them free of plaque. Following any treatment, we will then put together a tailor-made maintenance plan for you to follow at home.

Stages of Periodontal Disease (Gum Disease)

Below you can see the transition from healthy gums to advanced gum disease. Red, swollen and bleeding gums are typically the first symptoms that you would notice, followed by loosening of the teeth during the advanced stages

Periodontics Bexleyheath

Our Periodontal Specialist

Maria Victoria Rincon Castro

Maria Victoria Rincon Castro

Dentist with interest in Periodontology

[GDC No. 160263]
BDS (Col) Spec perio oral med (Col) PG Cert Surgical and Prosth Imp (Lon)

Dr Victoria Rincon graduated from the School of Dentistry of Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia in 2000. She spent several years developing and enhancing her general clinical skills before deciding to pursue the specialty of Periodontology & Oral Medicine at Universidad El Bosque, Colombia. During her training she spent two months at the Forsyth Institute in Boston, USA as a volunteer student at the Microbiology Department and completed her degree in 2006. After her postgraduate training, she moved to London and successfully completed her registration process as a dental surgeon in June 2008. She worked mainly in private practice as a general dentist with an interest in Periodontology during 4 years before completing her training in Surgical and Prosthodontic Implantology at the UCL Eastman Dental Institute. She now limits her practice to periodontics and Implant Dentistry.

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Some Example Cases

Non-Surgical Therapy

Non-Surgical Therapy Example Before
Non-Surgical Therapy Example After

Gingival Grafting

Gingival Grafting Example Before
Gingival Grafting Example After

Crown Lengthening

Crown Lengthening Example Before
Crown Lengthening Example After

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Contact Details

Tel:
020 8303 7051

Email:
info@thesandford.com

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

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