17 Prentis Road, Streatham, London, SW16 1QB
The treatments you are offered may be different to those you received before, depending on staff and equipment available. We are prioritising urgent care and outstanding treatment this will be by appointment only. It will take some time before services return to what you previously experienced as normal. Please be patient with us..
We are happy to announce that we are now taking bookings for our dental hygienist from the 18th September. There is a new fee for this treatment of £59.00. Please note that you will now be asked for a £30 fee when you make your appointment to secure your appointment, this will be deducted from the full balance of your treatment. We kindly ask that you give us at least 48 hours notice if you wish to cancel your appointment, if it is any later than this your £30 deposit will not be refundable.
Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety.
Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice and you may have seen this during your visits to our surgery. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable. We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients and staff safe.
Our practice follows infection control guidelines made by the governing bodies. We are up-to-date on new guidance that has been issued. We do this to make sure that our infection control procedures are current and adhere to recommendations.
You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help protect our patients and staff. For example:
· Our practice will communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening questions. You’ll be asked those same questions again at your appointment
· We have hand sanitiser that we will ask you to use when you enter the practice. You will also find some in the reception area and other places in the practice for you to use as needed.
· We no longer offer magazines, children’s toys and so forth, since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect
· Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. That might mean that you’re offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment.
We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you, as well as to reduce the number of patients in the reception area at any one time.
• With the exception of children and patients with cares, patients should come alone
• A distance of at least 2 meters must be observed if another patient is present in the dental practice
• Payments should be made by card where possible
• Staff will not shake your hand
• If you show symptoms following appointment booking, you should contact the practice by phone
• Please do not arrive early to the practice. If necessary, you should wait outside the practice
• Please do not arrive without an appointment
• Patients should come wearing a mask if possible or be prepared to wear one.
Even after your practice has re-opened, please be aware that you may need to be referred to an urgent care centre for treatment.
Some procedures won't be offered right away in every practice. The supply of essential PPE (particularly certain masks) dictates whether a dentist can offer aerosol-generating procedures. As a result, many practices will continue to triage their patients to urgent dental centres for such treatment.
Looking forward to seeing you
Dr Tanu Singh and all staff at Prentis Dental Studio
- Regular painkillers if you need them
- Good oral hygiene with a fluoride toothpaste and reducing your intake of sugary foods will help ensure any decay wont get worse.
- Bleeding tends to respond well to pressure. Bite on a clean hankerchief firmly for 30 minutes. If this doesnt work, call us back.
- Pink saliva and a little bit of oozing from the extraction site is normal, just like if you had skimmed your knees.
- Bonjela on the area that is painful before meals in particular
- Maintain good oral hygiene
- Take regular painkillers if needed
- Rince with saltwater to prevent infection
- Use difflam mouthwash to help with pain which can be bought from your pharmacist
- This is usually the result of gingivits or gum disease. Gums will not stop bleeding untill your oral hygiene improves. Brush your teeth and gums twice a day, spending extra time on the ones that bleed.
- Invest in some TePe brushes or floss to clean in between your teeth.
- Regular painkillers, it is normal for pain to be at its worst on days 3-4
- Rinse gently with salt-water (a teaspoon in a medium glass of warm water) after meals
- If pain is getting worse after a week, call us back
- Teeth can be sensitive due to receeding gums, large fillings or decay
- Try placing sensodyne toothpaste or another sensitive toothpaste on the sensitive areas and leaving it on overnight
- Use regular painkillers if you need them
- Maintain good oral hygiene and limit sugar in your diet to prevent any decay from getting worse
- If you have an abscess, you can try to drain it yourself at home
- Take painkillers as needed
- Hot salt water mouthwash if its draining
- Emergency dental kit can be bought to patch up the tooth at home
- Take regular painkillers if you need them
- Maintain good oral hygiene and a low sugar diet to prevent any decay from occuring or existing decay from getting worse
- Consider using a fixative for loose dentures like fixadent
- Seabond denture pads may also make a denture more comfortable or stable
- Any sharp or rough bits can be adjusted at home with an emery board
-Leave your denture out if it is to sore to wear
-Toofypegs can be used to restick lost crowns and veneers at home
- Good oral hygiene and a low sugar diet will help prevent the tooth underneath from getting decayed
Adults (over 16)
- Paracetamol 1g 4 times daily
- Ibuprofen 400mg 3 times daily (if you can take it, there has been some research saying this can make coronavirus worse so if you suspect you may have been exposed, dont take it. The same can be said for asprin)
NB: Paracetamol and Ibuprofen can be alternated for maximum pain effectiveness
- Co-codamol 8/500 4 times day ON ITS OWN not with paracetamol or ibuprofen
Age 12-15 750mg
Age 10-12 500mg
Age 8-9 375mg
Age 6-7 250mg
Age 4-5 240mg
Age 2-3 180mg
Age 6-23 months 120mg
4 times a day
Advise to take advice from their pharmacist over the phone if they are not sure what the can take.
“I have been with Dr Tanu Singh’s dental surgery, Prentis Road Streatham for nearly four years now and honestly am more than satisfied with this dental surgery. My dentist is brilliant, caring and friendly. She makes a relaxing atmosphere and gives a good impression.
Moreover, the staff have been courteous, kind, gracious, cheerful and helpful.
Great dentist and practice, would definitely recommend it.”
...or better yet, see us in person! Feel free to visit the practice during our normal opening hours
17 Prentis Road, Streatham, London SW16 1QB
Please note that we are closed from 1pm-2pm every day for lunch.