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Emergency appointments at Dental Smiles London

If you have a dental emergency, contact one of our practices in King’s Cross, Euston, or Gray’s Inn and we’ll arrange a same day appointment to get you pain free as soon as possible.

Cost:
Existing patient £55
New patient £85
Emergency dental consultations are not available on the NHS

Dental emergencies in Central London

Even people who take great care of their teeth and mouth can have a dental emergency. Broken fillings, lost crowns, bleeding gums, and broken dentures can all lead to pain and discomfort, which can have a huge impact on your happiness and wellbeing. If you have a dental emergency, we offer same day appointments to help fix the problem, where we’ll give you complete and clear guidance on what treatment you’ll need to stop your pain and allow you to get on with your life.

Our practices are open on weekends and we also have some evening appointments available, so contact us as soon as possible for an emergency appointment.

What qualifies as a dental emergency?

There’s a big difference between a dental emergency, and experiencing mild discomfort that can possibly wait for a non-urgent appointment.

The signs of a dental emergency

  • Mouth bleeding – If you’re bleeding heavily from the mouth and aren’t able to control it, this could be a dental emergency.
  • Accident – If you’ve knocked out a tooth because of an injury to your mouth, an emergency dental appointment could save the tooth if it’s dealt with quickly enough
  • Severe pain – If you’re in severe dental pain that can’t be helped with pain killers, you might need an emergency appointment.
  • Infection – If your mouth is swollen, if you can feel knots in your jaw, or it feels like you might have a tooth infection, you need to contact us for an emergency dental appointment as soon as possible.

If you’re experiencing any of the above symptoms and aren’t sure if you need an emergency appointment, get in touch with us – we’re happy to help.

Less urgent dental emergencies

  • Slightly bleeding gums – sometimes when we brush our teeth, our gums can bleed a little bit. This is usually a sign that you might need to have a dental check-up, not an emergency appointment.
  • Mild toothache – Unless you’re in severe pain, you don’t need an emergency appointment for a mild toothache and should be able to wait for a general appointment.
  • Lost crown or filling – Whilst not ideal, a missing crown or filling isn’t considered a dental emergency, but we’ll do our best to see you to fix the issue as soon as we can.
  • A cracked or chipped tooth – Unless sharp tooth fragments remain in your mouth or you’re in severe pain as a result, cracked or chipped teeth don’t qualify as a dental emergency.

If you’re experiencing any of the above symptoms that don’t qualify as a dental emergency, give us a call so we can book you in as soon as possible at one of our practices in King’s Cross, Euston, or Gray’s Inn.

Waiting for your emergency appointment

We understand that it can feel like a lifetime while you’re waiting for your emergency dental appointment, but there are some things you can do to while you’re waiting to help with pain or irritation.

  • To relieve irritation and reduce swelling, you can dissolve a teaspoon of salt in a mug of boiling water. When it has cooled, you can use it as a warm mouthwash.
  • If you’ve knocked a tooth out, put it in a glass of milk and take it to your appointment. Try not to touch it too much and don’t use any cleaning products on it!
  • If you’re experiencing pain surrounding one specific tooth, you could have something stuck in the gum tissue or between your teeth. Use a cold compress to help reduce swelling and numb any irritation.
  • Try and get in to see a dentist as soon as possible.

I was in terrible pain and needed emergency treatment. The receptionist was fantastic, she asked the dentist if they could fit me in that day and rang me back promptly. My appointment went well (root canal). I felt I was in good hands. Thank you Dental Smiles London for the good care.

Julie Venning

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Our team members at Dental Smiles London are ready to help you with your dental emergency. Call your local practice in Kings Cross, Euston, or Gray’s Inn for more information and to book an appointment today.

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Our practices in Kings Cross, Euston, and Gray's Inn offer all the general and cosmetic dental treatments you need. Contact us with any questions you have, or book an appointment online today.

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231 Gray's Inn Road
London
WC1X 8RH

0207 837 0903
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245 Pentonville Road
Kings Cross
London
N1 9NG

0203 837 5878
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30 - 32 Chalton Street
London
NW1 1JB

0203 757 5272
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