05 Jan

Dealing with Dental Emergencies in Central London

Emergencies can happen at any time in any place, and we have a dedicated team of experienced dentists on hand to care for your dental needs around the clock. If you need urgent dental treatment, we are here to free you from pain and patch you up. Simply call us and we will see you as quickly as possible.

Types of dental injury

There are various types of dental injury and illness that may require urgent attention, including:

  • Dislodged teeth (also known as avulsion): if you have a tooth knocked out, time is of the essence as it may be possible to save it. If you can find the tooth, call us and then make your way as quickly as possible. Try to avoid touching the tooth root and keep the tooth in a glass of milk or hold it in your mouth, between your gums and the inside of your cheek. If you can see a dentist in time, they may be able to insert the tooth back into the socket.
  • Broken tooth: if your tooth is badly fractured, this can be very painful and there’s a real risk of further damage. We can provide pain relief and take steps to strengthen the tooth to protect it. We will probably need to arrange further treatment shortly after the initial session. Treatment options may include crowning or placing an inlay or onlay.
  • Dental abscess: dental abscesses are fluid-filled sores, and are usually very painful. If you have a dental abscess, it should be treated by a dentist, rather than a doctor. We can provide you with pain relief and then treat the abscess by draining and removing it.
  • Severe dental pain: if you experience a sudden onset of dental pain, or you have had pain and it seems to be getting worse, you may need urgent treatment. We will try to ease any discomfort as quickly as we can and then find the underlying cause.