If you need to see an emergency dentist, you will be well aware that time is of the essence. At Harley Street Dental Clinic we provide an on-call emergency dental service until 10pm and then from 7am until the practice opens at 8.30am, six days a week.
Many situations constitute a dental emergency, and we understand that the experience can be painful and frightening, which is why we always endeavour to see emergency dental patients as soon as possible. We will see both registered and new patients who need an emergency dentist at our Harley Street clinic.
Here are some of the scenarios that constitute a dental emergency, along with what action your dentist may take:
Teeth are often knocked out through accidents and injuries. If your tooth has been knocked out, contact our Harley Street team as soon as possible. If you still have your tooth and it isn’t broken, it is very important to keep it clean. You should only pick it up by the crown (the portion that’s visible in the mouth) and avoid touching the root. If you need to clean it, rinse it under cold water, then put it in a clean container covered either by your own saliva or some milk.
In some cases your dentist will be able to reimplant your tooth in the socket. We also offer a range of tooth replacement options at our Harley Street centre if this is not possible.
Even if your tooth is only slightly chipped, you should book a dental appointment as soon as possible. Your dentist may be able to rebuild it with tooth-coloured filling material or a crown.
Toothache and dental abscess
A sudden, painful toothache, with or without a dental abscess, can be unbearable. Your dentist will get you out of pain, although you may require follow-up appointments at Harley Street to fully restore your oral health.