Emergency Dentists In London
We provide emergency dental services for our patients in London and offer a telephone service out of hours. An emergency dentist will treat genuine emergencies and book you in within the next two working days.
If you are a registered patient of Bow Lane Dental and genuinely require emergency dental services please call Bow Lane Dental on 020 7236 3600 during normal working hours.
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If you have suffered an unexpected injury that affects your teeth it is advised that a dentist is sought immediately and that any initial swelling, especially in cases with high trauma or tooth loss, is dealt with using ice packs. In cases where cuts have caused bleeding, it is always best to try and stop the bleeding using pressure and clean the wound as best as possible before visiting a doctor.
Rub oil of clove around the gum next to the tooth that is hurting. A cold compress (ice pack) over the area may help or you can take ibuprofen (Neurofen) 400 mg three times a day if you are over 18 and have no history of allergies, asthma or kidney disease. Otherwise two 500mg paracetamol tablets three times a day will help. Bear in mind they should be taken regularly and will take about an hour to take effect. Pain control is better if you take tablets before the pain returns. Avoid hot/cold/sweet foods. Then book to see your dentist. If you feel unwell, have a temperature or the gum starts to swell call your emergency dentist in london immediately.
Work out which tooth the filling came from, looking in the mirror helps. Chew some sugar-free chewing gum. Dry the tooth with tissue/cotton wool and then break off a corresponding amount of chewing gum and place it in the cavity and bite together and grind side to side until the bite feels right. Again be careful not to eat on the tooth. This is only a temporary measure and you should book to see a dentist in our London practice as soon as possible.
If it is in one piece clean the inside of the crown with tissue/cotton wool. Then work out which tooth it came off and looking in the mirror replace it. Once you have worked out which way it fits check that your teeth bite together as they did before. Take your crown off again remembering its position. Get some sugar-free chewing gum and start chewing and then break a small piece off (half the size of a pea). Place this inside the crown and replace it in the same place as before. Then bite down to check it is fully seated. This temporary measure should get you through your day and book to see your dentist. Try to be careful with sticky foods and try not to eat directly on the tooth.
These teeth start coming out naturally at about age 6. If one is knocked out earlier by accident it is not generally considered a dental emergency and you can leave the tooth. Do not try and put it back as this may damage the adult tooth underneath. The adult tooth will grow eventually. Give some paracetamol mixture (Calpol®, etc) or ibuprofen if the injured gum is sore.
These are commonly knocked out and it’s important to know they can usually be reattached – but only if you follow certain guidelines. Firstly do not touch the root of the tooth, instead handle the tooth by the crown (the white part). Clean the tooth with clean water if necessary but be careful not to remove any of the important root tissue. You, or someone else, should try and put the tooth back into the socket as soon as possible – even before seeing a dentist. If you can reattach the tooth then bite on a handkerchief to secure the tooth in place and see a dentist as soon as possible. If you cannot put the tooth back into the socket, store it in milk, or between the teeth and gums of the injured persons mouth (to keep it moist) and see our emergency dentist in London as soon as possible.
If you require further assistance with any of the above or other emergency dental services, feel free to call us on 020 7236 3600 during normal working hours or visit our London practice to arrange to see an emergency dentist.
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