Emergency Dentist In Central London
Dental emergencies are very unpleasant. However, they can sometimes happen and we need to be able to manage them safely. If you experience a dental emergency, it is important to contact an emergency dentist in London as soon as possible for a full evaluation. Timely action can help minimize any damage to your oral tissue including teeth, gums and bone structure. Short-term measures can often help relieve the pain and also stop or hinder more serious issues from taking hold.
At Whites Dental, we offer an emergency dentist service to patients around us who have experienced a dental emergency. We are able to typically provide same day emergency appointments within the dental practice during surgery hours. We are open on Saturdays as well and can provide emergency appointments on the day. Our emergency dentist service is available to both registered and non-registered patients. If you require immediate dental help, we can usually provide same day emergency appointments. If you are able to contact us earlier in the day, we are usually in a position to book you in on the same day. Some of the common dental emergencies our dentists regularly treat are –
- Toothaches – both mild and also severe
- Painful wisdom teeth
- A broken or chipped teeth
- Dental injury / trauma
- Broken bridges, veneers or crowns
- Gum disease or infection
- A dental abscess
It is common for people suffering from toothaches and other form of dental pain to consume over-the-counter painkiller medications such as Paracetamol or Ibuprofen. However, we need to bear in mind that if the oral pain or toothache is due to an underlying issue, then you are best advised to see an emergency dentist sooner rather than later in order to address the underlying issue.
Dental Emergency – What Should You Do
A dental emergency can happen at any time to just about anyone. When a dental emergency does indeed take place, we advise patients to see an emergency dentist as quickly as you can to get the issue diagnosed and address the underlying problem. Dental trauma and more extensive oral damage can often be minimised if you take quick action before it becomes very late to address the underlying issue. In order to help minimise the impact of a dental emergency, we provide below some useful tips to handle common dental emergencies to help minimise any longer term damage.
Toothaches – If you are experiencing a toothache, first carefully floss the teeth and rinse your mouth with warm water to remove any debris or food particles. Apply a cold compress to the cheek; this can help reduce swelling if you do indeed have one. We suggest you don’t apply painkiller gel to the area inside the mouth as the painkiller gel may sometimes burn the gum tissue, which in-turn can cause additional pain or discomfort. Once you have done this, see an emergency dentist as quickly as you can.
Broken or Chipped Teeth – If you have chipped or broken one or more teeth, it’s quite important to collect the broken tooth pieces carefully and then book an appointment with an emergency dentist as soon as you possibly can. If you are able to see an emergency dentist soon after your trauma, the chance of being able to successfully repair the damage to your teeth increases significantly. Also, it is important to control any bleeding to the area that might also have occurred. Rinse your mouth with warm water and then place a small strip of gauze like material at the location of the injury. Then apply a cold compress to your cheek to help address any pain or swelling.
Knocked-out Tooth – Advances to dental technology now enable dentists to be able fully restore a tooth that’s been knocked out, as long as the you are able to reach the dentist quickly and treatment starts in under 90 minutes of the incident occurring. Carefully collect your knocked out tooth, make sure you handle it by the crown end (or the top part of the tooth), and definitely not by the root end of the tooth. Do not wash or try to scrub away the dirt by yourself. Just drop the tooth in a glass of cold milk or water. You need to ensure the liquid (whether its milk or water) is neither hot nor warm. Then quickly rush to an emergency dentist near you where the dentist will attempt to restore your knocked-out tooth.
Lost or Broken Fillings – If you have broken or lost a tooth filling, the quickest stop-gap answer is to head to a chemist near you and obtain a temporary filling material from them. If you are unable to find a chemist near to you, you can use sugar-free chewing gum to fill the exposed cavity for a short period of time. Once you have done this, get an appointment with an emergency dentist, who will typically be able to replace the broken or lost filling relatively quickly.
Lost Bridge or Crown – If your dental bridge or crown has come off, you will need to make an appointment with an emergency dentist in order to have it fixed to the teeth again. Keep the dislodged bridge or crown safely in a box in order to prevent it from getting bent out of shape. An emergency dentist should be able to re-cement a dislodged bridge or crown relatively easily to your teeth as long as the crown or bridge has not been bent out of shape.
Dental Abscesses – A dental abscess is a painful infection that develops at the root of a tooth. In severe cases, a dental abscess may sometimes lead to loss of the tooth. The infection is very painful and it is therefore important that you are able to make an appointment with an emergency dentist as quickly as you can in order to have it treated. In the meantime, we advise you rinse your mouth with warm salty water to minimise pain and any pus formation that may also have occurred.
Emergency Dentist Cost
Please see our list of emergency dental procedures in the cost table below.
Targeted consultation to deal with a single issue. Treatment free extra
Price Varies by size and complexity of filling
|£90 to £160|
Price is per tooth and depends on tooth and complexity
|Extractions - Surgical / Complex
Price is per tooth and depends on tooth and complexity
|Chip Repair||from £100|
Our emergency dentist treatments are very ethically priced. That typically results in our prices being very competitive.
Dr.Deepa and Dr. Xenia are very experienced dentists, with over 20 years of dental experience between the two of them.
Whites Dental provides Emergency Dentist services to patients in Central London, London Bridge, London Waterloo and Elephant and Castle, including toothache, broken or chipped tooth, extraction, root canal etc. We are located in London Waterloo SE1, right across the street from Southwark Tube. We are a 3-4 minutes’ walk to Waterloo main line train station.