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Call us if you have a dental emergency

It’s essential that we see you as soon as possible if you have a dental emergency. Give us a call on 0207 223 7096 and we will book you the next available appointment.

We understand how distressing a dental emergency is, so we will work fast to relieve pain and solve the issue.

Emergency Dental Treatment

What to do in a dental emergency

We have put together a guide for what you need to do if you experience one of the most common dental emergencies.

Any toothache is miserable but the following are causes that might be responsible for the pain and we have added some possible steps you can take until you get to us.


In the case of a tooth being knocked out or chipped you should always seek urgent dental treatment to avoid any further damage being done to your other teeth. If there is any continuous bleeding, apply gauze until you can get to the dentist. If your tooth has been completely knocked out of your mouth, pick it up by the crown and rinse it if it is dirty. Store the tooth in saliva or in a container of milk and take it with you to the dentist. A dentist may be able to save a tooth, if it can be preserved and if you can get to the dentist within an hour of the tooth being knocked out or dislodged.


While you wait for an appointment you can rinse your mouth well with warm salt water and use some dental floss to remove any food lodged between the teeth. If there is swelling then hold a cold compress to your cheek over the area. Never put a painkiller like aspirin onto the gum as it might burn the soft tissue.

Objects Trapped Between the Teeth

Try first to dislodge the object with dental floss and if you cannot, then see your dentist. Never use anything sharp to attempt to dislodge the object.

A Lost Crown

If you lose a crown, you should make an appointment to see your dentist as soon as possible, taking the crown with you. You may be able to reattach the crown temporarily using some over the counter dental cement, which can be purchased from a chemist. Never use any other type of glue, especially not super glue.

Broken Wires on Braces

If a wire breaks and causes pain by sticking into your mouth, cover the sharp end with dental wax until you can get to the orthodontist for a repair.

Dental Abscess

An abscess is caused by infection that occurs at the root of a tooth or in the space between the gums and the teeth. An abscess is a serious condition that has the potential to damage tissue as well as other teeth. The infection can even spread throughout the body if it is not treated.

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