If you need an emergency dentist in London, contact Harley Street Dental Clinic immediately on 020 3773 2780. We are open from 8.30am to 7pm Monday to Friday, and 8.30am to 6pm on Saturdays, and will always try to see emergency cases on the same day whenever possible.
We are also aware that dental emergencies don’t keep to any kind of schedule, so we offer an emergency service lines should you require an emergency dentist out of regular opening hours.
Many things require the attention of an emergency dentist. Here, we look at some common dental emergencies alongside what your Harley Street clinician may do.
Toothache must never be ignored – it’s an indicator of a more serious problem. If you have mild or intermittent toothache, book the next available appointment with a dentist at our Harley Street clinic and use over-the-counter pain relief in the short term.
If toothache is severe to the point of being unbearable, an emergency dentist is needed. Toothache may be caused by damage to a tooth, by decay, infection, or a broken/lost crown or filling.
In the case of decay, your Harley Street emergency dentist will remove the decayed area and fill the tooth. Fillings can often be replaced permanently in one appointment; crowns will require at least two, so a temporary crown may be fitted.
If your tooth is infected, you may require root canal treatment. Your dentist will get you out of pain at your emergency appointment, and may prescribe antibiotics. Root canal treatment will require at least two appointments to fully complete.
Sometimes, a dentist can bond fragments of a broken tooth back together, so if you have them bring them with you. Alternatively, we offer composite bonding, white fillings, crowns, inlays and onlays at our Harley Street clinic.
Your dentist may be able to reimplant your tooth. Try to do so yourself; if you can’t, put it in a clean container of milk and bring it to your appointment at Harley Street. Be careful to only touch the crown of the tooth, and clean it with saliva if necessary.