General Dentistry Emergency Dental Care
If you've chipped or broken a tooth as a result of an accident or an injury, it can be a traumatic experience. It's very important that you see a dentist immediately, even if the tooth is just slightly chipped. And if you have knocked out a tooth or several teeth, the sooner you are seen by a dental professional the better because there is a chance that the teeth could be re-implanted, depending on the severity of your injury.
It's very important that you keep the knocked out tooth clean and avoid handling the root. In some cases you may be able to put the tooth back into the socket by biting down on a clean paper towel for around 15-20 minutes.
If you have a chipped tooth then your dentist may be able to smooth down the uneven edge and replace the missing part with a tooth-coloured filling. If you break a back molar then this may have to be replaced with a crown.
If you require an emergency dental treatment, you should ask to see a dentist as soon as possible. At our practice we offer a same day service for all dental emergencies from toothache to lost or broken crowns, chipped teeth and fillings to abscesses, trauma, avulsed teeth and a swollen face. We can take care of your injuries to ensure you heal quicker and more effectively, so you avoid additional dental problems in the future.
New and Existing Patients requiring an Emergency Private Consultation
Please register and book online using our Online Booking Portal (available 24/7) or by calling the practice during our normal opening hours on our direct number 02038274522. Not all of our emergency appointments are available online so please give us a call, we will do our best to accommodate you.
Existing NHS patients wishing to book routine and emergency NHS appointments
Unfortunately due to high demand we are unable to accept online bookings for NHS appointments at this time. NHS appointments can only be made by calling one of the reception team. Please call our direct number on 02038274522 to speak to one of our friendly receptionists.
Out-of-hours emergency dental care
If you require emergency assistance outside our normal working hours please call NHS 111.
Please avoid calling NHS 111 or going to A&E departments during our normal working hours unless you have;
A) Been advised by one of our dentists
B) Been advised by NHS 111 to go to A&E
C) any of the following in which case you must call NHS 111 immediately and make your way to A&E:
- Swelling that is affecting your vision/ breathing/ preventing you from swallowing liquid
- Trauma leading to loss of consciousness/blurred or double vision
- Uncontrollable bleeding (bleeding that will not stop after having bitten on gauze or a handkerchief for 15 mins whilst sitting upright)