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Emergency Dental Treatment

Emergency Dentist in London - Best OPT at Emergencies

Our dental emergency services are designed and carried out by our experienced dentist in London for urgent pain relief. The initial examination of your teeth will provide a good overview of your dental complication, which will assist your dentist in selecting the most suitable treatment for you. The most common symptom in emergency dental complications is the considerable pain felt by patients. By calling us on 020869 33339, you will be booked for our earliest emergency appointment which aims to solve your initial symptoms, so that you can be as comfortable as possible throughout your experience with us.

Here at Dulwich Dental Office, we hold your comfort and health as our priority, and always aim to work with you to achieve the best possible outcome. In order to do so, we have implemented the best equipment and materials available from the leading brands; and our expertise in the dental field is of the highest standards. Our certified staff and dentists regularly take part in dental seminars to update their knowledge and understanding of new products and procedures. The competitive prices and the quality of services provided in our clinic ensure that our services are both affordable and of premium quality.

What is Dental Emergency?

Dental emergency explains the complications faced by the teeth and supporting tissues. Such situations do not involve pain at all times, though this should be looked at by the professionals only.

What are the Most Common Dental Emergencies?

  • Toothache
  • Brocken or chipped teeth
  • Knocked-out teeth
  • Dislodged teeth
  • Brocken wires and/or braces
  • Loose bands and/or brackets for orthodontic braces
  • Abscess ( Pimple-like swelling of the gum)
  • Soft-tissue damages
  • Broken dentures
  • Loose crowns/bridges

How to Handle Your Dental Emergencies?


Floss your teeth and rinse your mouth with warm water to remove debris. Apply a cold compress to your cheek to help swelling. Don't use painkiller gels near the sore tooth as they can burn the gums and cause further pain. See your dentist as soon as possible.

Chipped / Broken Teeth

Save any remaining pieces of teeth and rinse thoroughly. Rinse your mouth with warm water and, if necessary, apply gauze to the injured site to stop bleeding. A cold compress applied to your cheek can help swelling and soothe pain. Book an emergency dentist appointment.

Knocked-out teeth

Hold onto the crown (the bottom part of the tooth) and remove very carefully the dirt, if any, from the tooth root. Don't scrub away any remaining tissue fragments. If possible, very gently place the tooth back in the socket and contact your dentist.
Or if that is too difficult, keep it bathed inside your cheek, so your saliva bathes it.
In children, keep it in some milk.

Partially dislodged (extruded) tooth

Apply a cold compress to your cheek to ease pain. Take over-the-counter pain medication if necessary. See your dentist as soon as possible.

Lost filling

As a temporary solution, use dental temporary filling material from a chemist or sugar-free chewing gum to bridge the cavity. Your dentist will replace your filling at your emergency appointment.

Lost crown

Book an emergency dentist appointment and bring the crown with you. If possible beforehand, you can apply dental cement/denture adhesive or toothpaste to the inner surface of the crown and try to place it back over the tooth.

Trapped object between teeth

Attempt to gently remove the object with dental floss. If the object can't be taken out, contact your dentist right away.

Broken braces or wires

Rinse your mouth with salt water to keep your mouth clean and ease pain. You may be able to push the wire back into place using a soft pencil eraser. Call your dentist if the wire won't move back into place or is broken.

Loose brackets and bands

Loose braces can be temporarily reattached with orthodontic wax before your dentist fixes them. If a band becomes loose, save it and call your dentist to have it reattached.


Abscesses are serious infections that form under teeth and spread if left untreated. Book an emergency appointment with your dentist right away if you notice any painful swelling in your mouth. In the meantime, rinse your mouth with salt water to relieve pain and draw pus to the surface.

Soft tissue injuries

Injuries to the cheeks, gums, tongue and lips often bleed and require immediate dental treatment. In the meantime, ease pain by rinsing your mouth with salt water. To control the bleeding, apply pressure to the site with gauze for 15-20 minutes. You can also hold a hot compress to your cheek for 5-10 minutes.

When you should see an emergency dentist

Generally, you should book an emergency dentist appointment if you're experiencing visible tooth damage (including, chipped, cracked and knocked-out teeth), and/or ongoing or severe pain, indicating underlying decay and possible further complications.

How to get an appointment with an emergency dentist

Dulwich Dental Office provides our patients with expert dental care and strive to accommodate anyone in need of urgent treatment - you don't need to be registered with us to book an emergency appointment. Get in touch with us over the phone and we'll fit you in with one of our friendly and experienced dentists, discuss your symptoms, and give advice on pain management.

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