A dental emergency is a frightening but incredibly common experience.
At Serene Dental in Knightsbridge, we have treated many patients from Belgravia, Knightsbridge, Pimlico and throughout London for dental emergencies. We will do our best to keep you calm, make you feel comfortable and to treat you as quickly as possible.
At Serene Dental, we classify a dental emergency as any of the following:
At Serene Dental, it is our policy to see emergency dental appointments as soon as possible. It is important that you call us as soon as you can to book in to see the emergency dentist
We have long opening hours and so you can contact us during these times for a dental emergency
Monday to Friday – 9.30am to 6.30pm
Saturday – 10am to 2pm
020 7112 4919
For any dental emergencies that occur outside of these times, we suggest that you call 111 who can advise you what to do next.
Here is advice for some of the more common dental emergencies that we see in patients from Knightsbridge, Pimlico, Belgravia and throughout London:
A knocked-out tooth
Make sure you call us for an emergency dental appointment as soon as possible. Saving a knocked-out tooth is time critical so the sooner you call us the better. If you have found the knocked-out tooth, keep it safe either inside your mouth or in a cup of cold milk to prevent it drying out and bring it with you to the emergency dentist. Pick up the tooth by the crown, not by the roots and don’t wash or handle the tooth too much. Take paracetamol if you are suffering with pain.
A chipped tooth
If your tooth suffers a chip or a fracture due to a trauma or injury, then you may need an emergency filling, crown or extraction. Your emergency dentist should be able to file down any uneven edges and replace missing parts of the chipped tooth with a tooth-coloured filling. If you are experiencing pain, try taking paracetamol and swilling your mouth in salt water can help too.
If you experience any swelling to your face, gums or mouth then this may be due to a dental abscess. This is an infection which is inside the tooth pulp and will need immediate dental emergency treatment. Take paracetamol for any pain, do not lie flat but stay seated or upright until you get to the emergency dentist.
Take paracetamol or an anti-inflammatory pain killer. Avoid taking aspirin as this thins the blood and may make matters worse. You can swill your mouth in salty water to alleviate pain and relieve swelling too. Call us as soon as possible as swelling is usually the result of an infection that can spread.
Call us for an emergency dental appointment as soon as you can. You can take paracetamol for any pain, and you can cover the cavity with sugar-free gum. Only use sugar-free gum as sugar around your cavity will cause pain.
No, we can still treat you for a dental emergency if you aren’t registered with us
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