Emergency Dentist London
We offer emergency dental pain relief to alleviate the symptoms of various dental related issues which can disrupt your oral health and cause a lot of discomfort. Our emergency dentist London clinics are based in St. Johns Wood and Finchley, both in easy access from public transport.
Because of the type of pain you can experience with dental problems and its sometimes-sudden occurrence, we understand you will want to receive dental treatment ASAP. At Smile Cliniq we can arrange emergency dental treatment and resolve in a professional and delicate manner on the same day.
Emergency dental treatment can involve any of the following:
If you are unfortunate to experience any of the above, please don’t hesitate to contact us as soon as possible so our receptionist can book you in for emergency dental treatment.
If you happen to chip your front teeth, break the wall of a molar or perhaps a crown that has come away we can help. Underlying decay is usually the reason why this happens, weakening the tooth, or if you have excessive biting issues due to an unfavourable occlusion. As well as aesthetically displeasing, a broken tooth can become a dental emergency if left and the sharp edges hurt the tongue or cheeks. It can also expose the inner dentine, causing severe sensitivity which is especially noticeable when eating hot or cold foods or even the wind.
As an emergency dentist London clinic, we will book you in for a broken tooth to assess the damage, then advise the treatment needed. If the broken tooth is located at the back of the mouth, for example, a filling (restoration) would normally be enough to resolve on the same day. For any excessive damage to teeth, our dental team will need to assess fully and provide you with relevant options to resolve, including prices, risks involved and the benefits of each. We will ensure you’ll leave our clinic after treatment with a restored smile.
Toothache can be very painful, as anyone who has suffered from it can advise. Normally described as a sharp pain that can start throbbing and sometimes even be felt along one side of the face up to the back of your head. The pain is caused when your body fights disease, as tooth decay spreading means the present bacteria will pulp tissue in the canal. Increased blood pressure to the pulpal tissue in the canal causes inflammation that can impinge the nerve fibres resulting in severe pain.
If the pain is ignored or subdued by taking anti-inflammatories and pain killers, the problem can be ignored which could result in the spreading of the inflammation and infection to the bone and gums. This can also lead to evident swelling of the face, which then you will need to seek emergency dental treatment. We will numb the tooth and relieve the pressure that has built up. After this, we will then discuss the long-term prognosis of the tooth and the various options available to you.
A dental abscess can be due to the pulpal infection not being treated, as described under toothache, or even due to poor gum health around a specific tooth or teeth. Known as periodontitis, when sufficient hygiene protocols are not followed or if there is a tooth that is particularly difficult to clean, it can increase the risk of gum disease.
The bacteria migrate from your gums to the supporting bone and this destruction leads to the formation of pus or infection that you will notice as a small swelling or even a lump on your gums. Other symptoms can be a foul odour or salty taste in the mouth which will normally indicate the abscess draining pus.
Our emergency dentist London clinic will be able to locate the origin of the issue and treat it promptly by either draining the abscess, cleaning the area or by prescribing antibiotics. This will decrease the bacterial load, allowing treatment of the affected area in the future. Our dentist will also give you a treatment plan to deal with the gum disease and suggest preventative care going forward.
Broken Crown or Bridge:
A loose or broken crown or bridge can occur when the dentin or core build-up material (metal, composite or fibre reinforced posts and cores) weakens or is damaged. It can sometimes also be the cement used that has dissolved and caused the metal or ceramic crown or bridge to come away. Our dental team will be able to offer the best emergency treatment whatever the reason this has come away, offering to re-cement or bond the crown back on. We may offer to reinforce the tooth affected with a dental post and core if needed, fabricating a new custom-made dental crown.
If you have a dental bridge that has come away, where artificial crowns are formed to bridge two teeth and replace a missing one, we will assess and resolve to re-cement if possible. If it is not, then it’s possible we will then plan to make a new bridge for you.
Loose Implant Crown:
Dental implants are most commonly used to replace missing teeth as they are most functional and are aesthetically pleasing also. They last for many years, however, can become loose if correct oral hygiene is not adhered to. Sometimes if you experience a loose implant, it may not be this part but the crown or intermediate part that is loose instead. You may also notice part of the crown has chipped off, but in either event, our dentists will be able to resolve.
With an emergency dentist appointment, we will examine and diagnose the affected area, find out the root of the issue and resolve. Sometimes this may just involve simply tightening the abutment or re-cementing the crown, making sure the occlusion is favourable for proper implant function.
Wisdom Tooth Pain:
With our jaw sizes becoming smaller, the need for wisdom teeth is becoming defunct due to our jawlines not having space for them. Because of this, they cause issues where they cannot erupt properly and then get locked into the jaw or appear in an unsuitable position.
If this happens then they can become difficult to clean properly, meaning poor maintenance leading to plaque build-up. Wisdom teeth decay will then cause pain and swelling of the gum region, called pericoronitis and causes discomfort when biting or moving your jaw.
Our dental team will be able to assess your wisdom teeth and check any history of disease and look to deal with the root of the pain. As an emergency dentist London clinic, we can offer same day resolutions to this, ranging from simple cleaning to antibiotic prescription or third molar extraction. We can also offer to do this under sedation to make the process as stress-free as possible.
A very painful type of dental issue is from the result of trauma, such as an accident, that needs emergency dental treatment and can be distressing to go through. This can vary depending on how damage the teeth, jaw and gums are. Some of our medical team have experience in a hospital A&E environment and can offer the very best care for any trauma situation.
A thorough examination will be needed, and this will check the head, neck and face to rule out any muscle or tissue damage. The full jaw and joint will be examined also and we may need to take a large radiograph to rule out any fractures of the teeth and jaws.
Following this, we will evaluate hard and soft tissues based on the extent of trauma experienced. We have a multidisciplinary team to best manage the trauma dependent on its extent.
You may experience mouth ulcers for a variety of reasons. Characteristically they form as a break in the soft tissue in your mouth and can be singular or multiple in origin. The tongue, palate, gums, lips and inside of the cheeks can all be affected, and you will normally feel a burning (pain) sensation whilst eating or drinking, loss of appetite, mild swelling and inability to brush properly due to the pain and discomfort.
Causes are vast such as poor hygiene, burns, decreased immunity, intra-oral trauma, herpes simplex viral infections, a sharp tooth rubbing or denture/orthodontic wire, reaction to medication, or even diseases such as AIDS, tuberculosis, diabetes and hand foot and mouth disease.
Most of the time, mouth ulcers will heal on their own within a few weeks. If they are recurrent or long-standing then they could potentially be dangerous and lead to infection, cellulitis or even precancerous lesions. In these cases, it’s always best to have them assessed by one of our emergency dentist London clinics. We can offer symptomatic relief by avoiding certain hot and spicy foods, drinking plenty of fluids, saline mouth rinses and overall continued good hygiene. Also, we may need to prescribe pain relief and anti-inflammatory tablets, antiseptic gels, steroid gels, possibly even antifungal, antiviral and immunosuppressive medication.
Sharp Orthodontic Wire:
If you require orthodontic treatment and the wiring becomes looser or abrasive this can cause discomfort and possible damage to the teeth and gums. A visit to our emergency dentist London clinic will ensure that we can look to resolve any loose or excess wiring. We provide all our patients with dental wax, which can be placed over the sharp components of orthodontics. This helps to protect temporarily if in between a visit to us.
The sticky dental wax would need to be warmed by rolling between the fingers, then placed on the affected area. A visit to our dental clinic will help to alleviate the pain and look to avoid ulcers as we can easily cut the excess wire or re-cement any loose brackets.
Emergency Dentist London Treatment For You
If you are unfortunate to suffer from any of the above dental issues, please don’t hesitate to contact us by calling one of our London dental clinics. As a specialist emergency dentist London clinic, our medical team will be able to resolve your dental issues same day and skillfully manage your treatment.
If you need to book an emergency dental appointment, please call one of the below numbers:
Finchley Branch: 020 8090 9077
St John’s Wood Branch: 0207 328 1200
Email to [email protected]
An emergency appointment will cost £45, for a full list of our dental fees, see our Fees Guide.