Dental Emergencies

Emergency Dental Treatment in London

What should I do in the event of a dental emergency?

To ensure a sameday emergency appointment, please call the Practice on 020 7580 1017 when we open at 8.30am. For out of hours emergencies (weekends and after 5.30pm weekdays) please call the same number for advice.

What should I do if I have toothache?

For immediate relief, painkillers can help and if you are able to take ibuprofen, this is usually the most effective; paracetamol is a good alternative. Call the Practice to make an appointment so that we can ascertain the cause of the pain.

What should I do if I have knocked out a tooth?

The tooth needs to be re-implanted as soon as possible. Avoid handling the tooth root and, if you can, place the tooth back into the socket and hold firmly in place with either finger pressure or by biting down.

If this is not possible either place it in some cold milk (NOT water) or hold it in your cheek. Then call the Practice straight away or go to your nearest A&E department.

 

What should I do if I have a swelling?

The most common cause of a swelling in the mouth is infection. Do not use a hot compress as this can be detrimental but painkillers can help in the short term. You must contact the Practice as soon as possible to arrange an appointment.

What should I do if I have broken a tooth?

If the tooth is painful, avoid hot and cold foods and do not eat on that side. Painkillers can often help. Call the Practice to make an appointment as the tooth should be restored as soon as practical to avoid further damage.

What should I do if a crown comes off?

It may be possible to reattach the original crown so keep it safe. If the tooth is sensitive don’t chew on it and avoid very hot or cold drinks. As it is important to reattach or replace the crown as soon as practical to avoid further damage, call the Practice to make an appointment.

What should I do if I have broken my denture?

Dentures should never be repaired with commercial adhesives as they are not safe for use in the mouth. To arrange a repair, please call the Practice as early in the morning as possible and we will do our very best to complete the repair that day.

 

London Dentist James Baker, 55 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 8YL

Mider Ltd trading as Macdonald & Baker Director: Dr P J Baker Incorporated in England and Wales
Company number: 05559919 Registered Office: 93 Greenham Rd, London, N10 1LN

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