Emergency Dentist in North London
Have a toothache? Is your cheek swollen? Broken your tooth? Need a dental emergency appointment with the nearest emergency dentist in North London? NW1 Dental Care is here to help! When searching for emergency dentists near you, you can always get in touch with us and book a same-day appointment or use our walk-in dental service that is open on the weekends.
NW1 Dental Care can offer emergency appointments to patients in north London for both registered and non-registered patients who require emergency dental treatment. Our experienced, friendly, and caring dental team handles every dental emergency promptly where the dentist will identify the cause of pain and discomfort and provide you with the best-suited advice and treatment to get you out of the pain. Our dentists understand it can be very frightening or nerve-wracking for some patients to visit the dentist so we have an expert dental team who are trained to put you at ease to help reduce any fears during emergency dental visits.
Why Choose NW1 Dental Care For Your Dental Emergency?
Whether you need to find a dentist in Camden, North London or any other surrounding areas, we are the preferred choice for dental emergencies as
- No registration required for new patients
- 24-hour online booking service is available where patients can book an emergency appointment
- We have very reasonable and competitive prices for private dental emergency treatments compared to other dental clinics in Camden and London
- All of our dentists are experienced in providing emergency dental treatments
- Our clinic is centrally located in the city which makes it easy for patients to easily and quickly visit us. Plus, we are open late evenings & weekends
- We are easily accessible via various public transport – we are less than 50m walk from Camden Road Overground, less than 5-minute walk from Camden Town Underground, and Camden road Bus Stop is in front of the clinic. Paid parking is also available.
- Same day emergency dental appointments are available
- Our dentists are experienced in handling nervous patients
- Our team handles dental emergency promptly and aim to provide necessary treatment to patients without any delay
What are the common Dental Emergency Appointments?
You could book a dental emergency service for any dental issue if you are experiencing dental discomfort or pain. However, the most common dental emergency appointments are for the following
- Bleeding gums or painful gums
- Broken or chipped tooth
- Tooth Abscess
- Lost filling, crown, dental veneers
- Any tooth injury or dental trauma
- Broken bridge, crown, denture, filling, tooth, porcelain veneer
- Root canal pain
- Wisdom tooth pain
- Facial Swelling
- Mouth Ulcers
- Loose bridge, crown, implants, tooth or porcelain veneers
- Broken Braces or sharp orthodontic wires
Same-day Dental Emergency Appointment in Camden and North London
We offer a same-day appointment with our emergency dentist in Camden to help resolve your dental emergency. Our dentists will do the dental examination and determine the appropriate treatment to be carried out for your condition. Whether you are in Camden or anywhere in North London, you may get in touch with our dental team who will be able to treat you on the same day if you require immediate attention. Depending on your dental condition we will conduct emergency temporary, emergency basic or emergency full treatment which may be followed by subsequent visits if required. Most simple treatments are fixed on the same day and we aim to do everything they can to relieve patients of any dental pain and prevent teeth from any further damage.
Fastest way to Book an Emergency Appointment with a dentist in North London at NW1 Dental Care
When searching for an emergency dentist near you, patients can book a dental emergency appointment in one of the following ways:
- Online Booking: You can book an emergency appointment via our 24/7 online booking service through our website. Additional information like our location, opening hours, and directions to the dental clinic in Camden can be found on the website.
- Call the clinic: You can also give us a call to speak to one of our staff to book an appointment for a dental emergency. The staff will take preliminary details, provide you with directions (if required) and book your emergency appointment with one of the dentist.
- Walk-in : You can walk-in to our dental practice in Camden during opening hours and book an emergency appointment at the reception
Things to do during Dental Emergencies
A dental emergency may occur at any time and any place so it best to call or walk-in dentist near you at the earliest to get the necessary treatment and get rid of the discomfort or pain as soon as possible. However, before you visit the dentist to tackle your dental emergencies there are few things you can do to ease the pain and discomfort.
Toothache: Tooth pain may happen due to a variety of reasons. To help ease the discomfort try to clean the mouth by rinsing out the mouth with warm saltwater or flossing the teeth carefully. keeping head elevated while sleeping can also help as can placing a cold compress on the cheek to keep the area cold and take down any inflammation. You may also use over the counter painkillers to ease the pain but shouldn’t use painkillers gels as they might burn the gum tissues and cause additional discomfort. You should also avoid any sugary or acidic foods, avoid extremes of temperatures – hot drinks and very cold foods. You need to visit the dentist as soon as possible to help alleviate pain, know the cause for toothache examined, and prevent the spread of infection.
Abscesses: A dental abscess is a bacterial infection that develops in the gums, tooth, or bone around the infected gum area. They are normally very painful and won’t go away on their own so need to be seen by a dentist. If left untreated it could lead to infected gums, tooth loss, and even spread to other parts of the body. Book an emergency appointment with your dentist if there is pain, visible swelling, and redness in the mouth. In the meantime, you can minimize the pain and pus formation by rinsing with lukewarm salty water and apply a cold compress to ease any swelling in the mouth.
Chipped / Broken Teeth: Keep the broken piece of your tooth fragments that you might find so you can take them to the dentist. Clean the injured area, rinse with lukewarm water, place a cold compress over the injured area to help relieve the pressure, and place gauze to stop any bleeding. Call the dentist immediately to make an emergency appointment.
Knocked-out teeth: Keep the tooth as modern dentistry makes it possible to carry out full restoration and save it provided the treatment is carried out soon. If an adult tooth is knocked out then hold it carefully by the crown, avoid touching the roots. Only if it is dirty then very briefly wash it under running water. Don’t scrub or remove any tissue and try to put the tooth back into position or hold it in position (not advisable for children). If that’s not feasible then place it in some milk and telephone to get an urgent dental appointment with the emergency dentist.
Tooth sensitivity: If you suffering from tooth sensitivity then you need to reduce sugar in your diet, avoid any hot or cold foods and drinks. You can continue to brush and floss and apply sensitive toothpaste, like Sensodyne or Colgate, directly onto the affected area and try leaving it on overnight if possible.
Wisdom toothache: Wisdom tooth pain is normally caused by inflammation of the gum over the erupting tooth. Most of the time the pain settles within a few days to a week but as the pain can often become worse with biting so you need to move to a soft food diet. It important that you continue to clean your wisdom teeth thoroughly even if it is painful as it will help in healing. You can apply a cold compress or use warm salty water or mouthwash like Corsodyl which helps in alleviating pain but avoid using it for longer than a week as it may cause staining in teeth. However, if you have difficulty in swallowing, swelling, or struggle to open your mouth then you seek dental advice. You may need antibiotics if there is a spreading infection.
Mouth ulcers: Everyone can get ulcers but they usually heal in 7-10 days. To ease the pain at home, use ulcer relief gels such as Bonjela, clean the area with warm salty mouth rinses, move to a soft diet without spicy or very sour foods, and keep up with the oral hygiene to encourage healing. However, if ulcers haven’t disappeared after 2 weeks then visit your dentist.
Partially dislodged (extruded) tooth: It is essential to see a dentist as soon as you can to save your tooth. To help with the pain you can take over the counter painkillers or apply a cold pack or ice to relieve the pain until you reach the dental clinic.
Lost filling: An open area on a tooth can make the area sensitive or have sharp edges so the first thing would be to cover it with a temporary filling material available at pharmacies or sugar-free gum to plug the area until you can be seen by the dentist. Once you get seen by the dentist who can then replace the lost filling.
Lost crown: You need to make an emergency appointment to see a dentist as soon as you can if you lose a crown as what’s left of the tooth might not be as strong as the crown and without the crown, the teeth might get more damaged. Sometimes the teeth may move into crowns place and then the crown may no longer fit so don’t wait for too long to see your dentist and take the crown with you to get it recemented. If unable to come to the dentist straight away then use dental cement, denture fix, toothpaste, or even sugar-free gum to stick it in place. Do NOT use super glue!!
Trapped objects between teeth: Try flossing or use a fine interdental brush (eg tepe brush) to remove the object. Afterward, rinse with warm salt water to keep any traumatized area clean. If it is too painful or tricky to remove then make an appointment to be seen by the dentist.
Broken braces or wires: If possible try to gently move it back into position with a cotton swab or pencil eraser. If the wire is protruding then cover the pointed end with orthodontic wax until you see your dentist fix it. In the meantime, rinse your mouth thoroughly with salt water or antiseptic rinse to lessen the discomfort, and if you still in pain take over the counter painkillers. Continue to keep brushing and cleaning around the wires and avoid hard or crunchy food and stick to a soft diet to avoid further damage.
Loose brackets and bands: Dental wax can help temporarily set the loose braces and protect the soft tissues until you are seen by your dentist to get them fixed. Note it is important to see the dentist as the longer your braces are loose or broken the more time it will take to complete your orthodontic treatment.
Soft tissue injuries: Soft tissue injuries lead to a lot of bleeding and may need to require emergency treatment. Dentists are trained to examine and repair damage to soft tissues but a doctor and oral surgeons in hospital emergency rooms take care of serious cases. To ease the pain rinse your mouth with salt water, while applying gauze (or sanitary napkin or any clean piece of material that will soak up blood and saliva) or cold compress against the injured area to control bleeding and reduce swelling.
Bleeding Gums: Bleeding gums normally indicate gum disease and will not stop until you improve your oral hygiene. Not treating gum disease can lead to bad breath and tooth loss. Brushing, flossing twice a day, and use mouthwashes may help with the bleeding, but you must be seen by the dentist to evaluate the gums and make a bespoke regime to stop the symptoms.
Swelling: Place a cold compress over the cheek if swelling is present or a bag of frozen vegetables wrapped in a towel. Keep rinsing the area with warm salt water to help reduce swelling. Call to make an emergency dental appointment. If you start having difficulties with swallowing or breathing then go to A&E.
Bleeding after tooth removal: Create pressure on the area to help stop bleeding by biting onto a thick clean small cotton napkin or gauze piece. Do not rinse the mouth out as you will end up dislodging any forming blood clot. Call to make an emergency appointment with the dentist.
Pain after tooth extraction: If the pain you feel after an extraction feels much worse compared to before the extraction, you may have a dry socket or localised infection in the area. You will need to make an appointment to be seen by the dentist to clean the area and possibly need antibiotics. In the meantime, use salt water mouthwashes to help clear away any debris that may be irritating the area and avoid smoking.
Do you accept patients from all major dental insurance providers ?
Yes, we accept insurance cover from most providers. Post-treatment you will be given the necessary documentation to help you claim from your insurance provider.