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Emergency dentist London

Need an emergency dentist in London? The team at Bow Lane are here to help. Whether you’re a registered patient or not, you can visit our dental practice in Central London for outstanding emergency dental treatment.

Out of Hours Dentist London

Here at Bow Lane Dental Group, we provide excellent emergency dental services and urgent dental treatment for our patients. We aim to treat all genuine emergencies within two working days, and in some cases, we can see you and resolve the problem on the same day. There’s no telling when dental problems will arise, which is why we offer an out-of-hours telephone service to our registered patients in London.

Experiencing unbearable tooth pain? Broken your braces? Book an appointment or call us now on 020 7236 3600

  • Stop pain fast with a same day emergency appointment

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My back tooth broke in pieces and I called Bow Dental frantically to make an appointment, hoping they would see me quickly. They immediately set up an appointment for me the next day and put a new crown the same day. The staff was Amazing and the Dentist was very comforting.

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Invest in your long-term dental care

Booking an emergency dentist appointment will only help your immediate problem, but long-term dental care will help keep your oral health in check and ensure that you keep your teeth for a lifetime.

So, whether you’re already registered with us or you’re a new patient, our dental team will work with you to develop an ongoing treatment plan to ensure there’s no more pain in the long term.

What can we help with?

Here at Bow Lane, our team of experienced, highly trained clinicians can assist with the following dental emergencies:
  • Tooth abscess
  • Toothache
  • Broken crowns or bridges
  • Broken veneers
  • Chipped or broken teeth
  • Broken orthodontic braces
  • Wisdom tooth pain
  • Broken dentures
  • Gum infection
  • Other dental emergencies

Do you have an emergency?

If you need an emergency dentist in London, consider us your go-to team here at Bow Lane Dental. Give us a call today at 020 7236 3600 or book your emergency appointment online.

For our existing patients calling out of hours, please contact your dentist on the mobile number in your instruction pack or the business card you were given when you first registered to arrange an emergency appointment.

When to call an emergency dentist in London

Unsure when your dental problem becomes an emergency? Severe infections and abscesses can be life-threatening so there’s no time to waste. Below are a list of the most common dental emergencies.

Avulsed tooth (having a tooth knocked out)

If you have recently had an accident and you tooth is knocked out it is important to act quickly. As soon as the tooth is out of the mouth, tissues, blood vessels and nerves are exposed which can be damaged. Call us quickly and in the meantime keep the tooth clean, moist and never touch the root.

A dislodged or loose tooth

As adults a loose tooth can be concerning, it can occur either through physical trauma or dental infection. Contact us and our dentists may be able to save your tooth.

Missing crown or filling

Crowns or fillings can be occasionally lost due to trauma, usually while eating. Once you loose the crown or filling the tooth will be particularly sensitive. As soon as you notice give us a call and it may be able to be re-inserted.

Fractured or broken teeth

Your teeth are strong but not indestructible and can still be cracked, fractured or broken. Usually caused by teeth grinding its important that fractured teeth get seen too right away.


If your suffering from extreme tooth pain it can be a good indicator of an emergency. The pain might be caused by a number of serious conditions such as an abscess, exposed root surfaces, tooth decay and infected gums. All of which can worsen and cause bigger issues if not resolved.

Answers to commonly asked questions about emergency dental treatment

What is generally considered a dental emergency?

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Typically any dental problem that needs prompt attention to alleviate severe pain, stop bleeding or save an injured tooth is considered a dental emergency. This also includes severe infections that could be potentially life-threatening. If you have any of these symptoms then you should call our London dental practice for an emergency dental appointment.

Some of the most common emergency dental problems include a knocked-out tooth, a lost filling, a partially dislodged tooth, an abscess and injuries affecting the gums. If you’re not sure that you have a dental emergency it’s always best to ask a dental professional who will identify whether your problem can wait for a few days or whether it needs immediate attention.

Should I contact an emergency dentist if I have a toothache?

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If your tooth has been aching for more than two days then it’s best to contact the dentist. If you have been running a high temperature, experience pain when you bite down, or swelling, then you should visit the dentist sooner rather than later.

For the first couple of days or while you’re waiting to see an emergency dentist in London there are a few things you can do to alleviate your discomfort:

  • Rinse your mouth with salt water
  • Avoid very hot or cold food or drinks and eat on the other side of the mouth to avoid the sore tooth
  • Take painkillers such as Nurofen and Paracetamol

Should I visit A&E for emergency dental treatment?

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Generally speaking, it’s best to avoid going to A&E if you have a dental emergency. Most doctors are not fully equipped to treat a dental emergency and going to the hospital could result in a frustrating experience for you.

Occasions when you need to go straight to A&E include:

  • Swelling which is getting worse and could make it difficult for you to swallow or breathe
  • Uncontrollable bleeding in your mouth
  • Swelling in your neck or jaw following dental problems

What should I do if an abscess pops inside my mouth?

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A dental abscess is an accumulation of pus that may have formed inside your teeth, gums, or in the bone that supports the teeth and is caused by a bacterial infection. Because there is no way the pus can drain from your mouth it turns into a dental abscess. It can cause swelling that looks to all intent and purpose like a boil and this can burst in the mouth.

If the abscess does burst in your mouth, the pain will be considerably less than it was but it’s still necessary to see an emergency dentist. They can drain the abscess fully and cleanse the affected area with a saline solution to help reduce the swelling and keep the area clean. You may need further treatment to ensure that the infection has cleared completely. Your dentist can advise you after your emergency treatment.

Will your emergency dentist in London extract my tooth?

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As dentists, we all do our best to preserve a natural tooth wherever possible as this helps to maintain the natural structure of the mouth. Saving the tooth as opposed to removing it, also lessens the risk of infection and will save you the additional cost of replacing it with either a dental implant or a bridge.

Will I have to pay for emergency dental treatment?

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Yes, there will be a charge for an emergency dental appointment at our London dental clinic.

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