emergency dentist london

Emergency Dentist London

We provide genuine 24 hour emergency dental care at our practices in London at affordable and competitive costs. Call us now to book an immediate appointment.

Our goal is immediate dental treatment and pain relief, so don't suffer in pain, help is only a call away any time, day or night.

IMMEDIATE EMERGENCY DENTAL APPOINTMENTS AND TREATMENTS 24 HR, 365 DAYS A YEAR INCLUDING CHRISTMAS, NEW YEARS AND BANK HOLIDAYS.

Our dentists are all UK qualified and highly experienced and attend ongoing courses in order to keep their knowledge and skills at the forefront of dentistry, ensuring that you get the best available treatment.

We provide 24 hour emergency dental care, the service is provided to local and national patients and is not restricted. If you require an emergency appointment, please contact us on 020 8245 7575 OR 0743 680 9977.

What is a dental emergency?

A dental emergency is typically a condition that is causing pain, distress, loss of function or has the potential of worsening should it be left untreated.

There are many different type of emergency dental conditions, varying from typical toothache issue to minor cosmetic issues which typically have no pain.

Toothache

This is the most common emergency and is usually related to changes in the pulp of the tooth:

Left untreated both of these types of pulpitis can progress, and form apical abcess- this can cause swellings and raised temperatures. Rarely, they can turn very nasty leading to hospitalisation. Other causes of toothache include dentinal sensitivity which can arise from chipped/lost dental fillings, abrasion and gum recession.

DENTAL TRAUMA

There are varying extents of dental trauma, from minor cosmetic issues, to major issues including broken jaws. Dental trauma can arise from many causes including trips and falls to sports injuries and assault. Treatment will be dependent upon the extent of the trauma and how long has passed since the trauma.
Injuries involving the tooth structure:

Injuries involving the whole body of the tooth. TIME is of the essence.

 

SWELLINGS AND SWOLLEN FACES

These always need to be taken seriously as they can very quickly get very serious. The most common cause is a previously infected tooth which has been left untreated and has progressed to forming a localised abcess. Left untreated, they can enter the tissues around the offending tooth and progress. Left untreated, other than the visible swelling, there is a risk of it affecting breathing and leasing to hospitalisation.

WISDOM TEETH AND PERICORONITIS

The gum overlying wisdom teeth can occasionally become inflamed and infected. In it’s earlies stages it may be possible to treat the issue by cleaning and irrigation with some antiseptic solution. However, left untreated it may be progress to becoming quite debilitating and causing localised swelling, difficulty in opening the mouth and/or swallowing- at this stage antibiotics will be required.

Bleeding after an extraction

A minor oozing of blood from an extraction socket in the first few hours after an extraction is nothing to be alarmed about. However, if you are experiencing profuse bleeding you will need to see an emergency dentist, and this is a genuine dental emergency.  In the meantime, you can try to stem the bleeding yourself by keeping sustained pressure on the bleeding site with a clean gauze, handkerchief or tea bag.

Pain after a dental extraction and dry socket

Discomfort, tenderness and swelling should be expected for about 3 days after an extraction. This normally reduces and responds well to anti-inflammatories  like ibuprofen or diclofenac.


In some instances, you may experience extreme pain after a dental extraction, and this may be accompanied with a bad taste/smell in the mouth and pain which is radiating to the ear and neck. This is a dry socket. It is much more common in smokers, dental extractions which were difficult to perform, and if you have a previous history of dry socket. It occurs when there is abnormal clotting, or a dislodged clot following the dental extraction. Treatment is fairly straight forward and entails irrigation of the extraction site with some antiseptic and placement of a sedative dressing. You may also be placed on an antibiotic course for a few days.

Pain after a dental extraction and dry socket

What can you do?
For most emergencies it is best to be seen by a dentist as soon as possible.

For pain you can try over the counter painkillers like ibuprofen,paracetamol or paramol, as long as there is no health reason for you not to use them and you use as directed. Ideally avoid aspirin (unless you are taking it upon medical advice), this is in case you do see a dentist and an extraction is planned.

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Further emergency advice can be found at:
https://www.nhsinform.scot/care-support-and-rights/nhs-services/dental/dental-emergencies
https://www.denplan.co.uk/~/media/Denplan/files/pdfs/patients/emergency-guide-patients.pdf
https://www.denplan.co.uk/patients/through-my-employer/dental-emergencies
https://www.boots.com/insurance/dental-insurance/boots-dental-plans-faqs
https://www.bupa.co.uk/dental/treatment-services/emergency
https://www.dentalhealth.org/

The Emergency Dental Service

The Emergency Dentist service can be provided to patients during and after routine hours when a presenting condition is such that treatment is required to prevent further deterioration and to help with relief from pain.  Temporary treatment can be provided for immediate relief, and you may return to your regular dentist or us for completion of treatment or further assessment.

We can provide:

Immediate assessment
Diagnosis of your presenting emergency dental issue
An in-depth discussion with you about treatment options, risks and long term prognosis, and all costs applicable to your choice of treatment
We can take routine dental x-rays
We can provide prescriptions and medications to help with your problem
Dental extractions
Pulp extirpations and root canal treatment
Minor oral surgery in most cases
Dental fillings for lost fillings, broken teeth and traumatic injuries
Nervous patients are welcome
We accept patients from any part of London, Essex or Hertfordshire

How to access this service:

This is an appointment based private service. Please call to arrange an appointment, if you attend without an appointment it may not be possible to see you.

Payments are immediate, and we accept cash and credit card (except American Express)

There is free parking at all times available on the street.

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Further emergency advice can be found at: