Information About Our Practice
Please see our opening times and contact telephone numbers in the blue panel on the right.
For non-urgent visits we will give you an appointment as early as possible, at your convenience. If you have pain or an emergency situation, every attempt will be made to see you that day.
We would ask you to please keep your appointments and let us know 24 hours in advance if you cannot attend (except in real emergencies). A charge may be made for late cancellation.
Care after Dental Treatments
When an anaesthetic has been used, your lips and tongue may be numb for several hours after the appointment. Avoid any chewing and hot beverages until the numbness has completely worn off. It is normal to experience some hot, cold and pressure sensitivity for a day or two after the procedure. Injection sites may also be sore. You can use Ibuprofen or paracetamol if necessary (one tablet every 6-8 hours as needed). If these symptoms persist beyond a few days or if the sensitivity to hot or cold increases, please contact us on 0208 567 3330.
After Crown and Bridge Treatments
Crowns and bridges usually need two or three visits to complete. In the first visit, the teeth are prepared and moulds of the mouth are taken. Temporary crowns or bridges are placed to protect the teeth while the custom restoration is being made. Since the teeth will be anesthetized, the tongue, lips and roof of the mouth may be numb. Please refrain from eating and drinking hot beverages until the numbness has completely worn off.
Occasionally a temporary crown may come off. Call us on 0208 567 3330 if this happens and bring the temporary crown with you so we can put it back in place. To keep your temporaries in place, avoid eating sticky foods (gum), hard foods, and if possible, chew on the opposite side of your mouth. It is important to brush normally, but floss carefully and don't pull up on the floss which may dislodge the temporary but pull the floss out from the side of the temporary crown.
It is normal to experience some temperature and pressure sensitivity after each appointment. The sensitivity should subside a few weeks after the placement of the final restoration. Mild pain medications may also be used. If your bite feels uneven, if you have persistent pain, or if you have any other questions or concerns, please call 0208 567 3330.
After Tooth Extraction
If the bleeding or oozing occurs, place a gauze pad between the teeth and bite firmly for about 30 minutes. You may have to do this several times. It is important not to disturb or dislodge the clot that forms in the tooth bed, as it aids healing. Do not rinse vigorously, suck on straws, smoke, drink alcohol or brush teeth next to the extraction site for 72 hours. Limit vigorous exercise for the next 24 hours as this will increase blood pressure and may cause more bleeding from the extraction site.
After the tooth is extracted you may feel some pain and experience some swelling. An ice pack or an unopened bag of frozen vegetables applied to the area will keep swelling to a minimum. Take pain medications as prescribed. The swelling usually subsides after 48 hours. Call us on 0208 567 3330 if the pain persists. If antibiotics are prescribed, continue to take them for the indicated length of time, even if signs and symptoms of infection are gone. Drink lots of fluid and eat nutritious soft food on the day of the extraction. You can eat normally as soon as you are comfortable.
It is important to resume your normal dental care after 24 hours. This should include brushing and flossing your teeth at least once a day. This will speed healing and help keep your mouth fresh and clean.
If you are at all dissatisfied with any aspect of your care please contact Dr J Singh who is complaints manager for the practice.
Please contact the practice for an advice sheet outlining our complaints procedure.