Emergency Dental Treatment
in London

Do you have a dental emergency in London?

Unexpected dental pain feels like a kick in the teeth! Sometimes it comes out of nowhere and all sudden your plans for the day or your hopes of peaceful sleep are interrupted and thrown off course.

Thankfully, our dental team can be available for existing and new patients who require emergency treatment in the central London area. If you require emergency treatment, simply contact the clinic and a member of our dental team will assess the extent of your issue and attempt to triage you via the phone.

If you are suffering from severe pain, heavy bleeding and serious injuries to the face, mouth or teeth, we may recommend that you call 111 as an alternate solution as you may require specialist and immediate care. If you have cracked a tooth or require emergency treatment, a member of our team will arrange for you to see an emergency dentist within our team at the next available time.

Please see below a list of reasons why you might need to contact our emergency dental service.

Need emergency dental care in London fast? Speak to us

Don’t let dental pain get in the way of your day. If you require urgent dental care, regardless of whether you’re a new or existing patient, feel free to contact us at Wimpole Street Dental Clinic.

Ensuring that you see a dentist as soon as possible is always advisable as the sooner we see you, the better our chances of saving your tooth and reducing your pain might be. Book an appointment online or telephone us for immediate action.

Types of dental emergency we can deal with

Cracked or broken tooth

Teeth can crack or break due to trauma, poor oral hygiene or in some cases due to excessive pressure being applied. If left untreated, a cracked tooth could become infected which would inflame the gums and may lead to tooth loss.

Dental trauma

Dental trauma can happen at any time but is usually the result of an accident or sports injury. The impact can cause the tooth to break, crack, become loose or even come out. An emergency dentist will be able to help treat the pain and discomfort and assist with protecting the tooth.

Kids dental trauma

Teeth can crack or break due to trauma, poor oral hygiene or in some cases due to excessive pressure being applied. If left untreated, a cracked tooth could become infected which would inflame the gums and may lead to tooth loss.

Knocked-out tooth

You should see an emergency dentist if your tooth is knocked out (usually common in contact sports) as there is a chance it can be re-inserted. If you cannot find the tooth or if it cannot be re-inserted for any reason, then the dentist can produce an artificial replacement such as a crown or a bridge.

Partial tooth dislodgement

Partial tooth dislodgement involves the tooth becoming loose or being pushed into an abnormal position inwardly or outwardly. Urgent intervention by a dentist is required in this case as to ignore it risks damaging nerves which may result in tooth loss.


Toothache is very common in dentistry with most patients experiencing it at some point in their lives. It is usually a sign of gum infection and can cause great discomfort to patients. We would only necessarily recommend emergency treatment if the toothache pain level were significantly high, and we suspected a more serious underlying issue. For general and manageable toothache, we would recommend making an appointment with your dentist as normal.

Pulpitis (reversible)

Pulpitis will cause toothache and sensitivity as it involves the pulp and nerves inside the tooth becoming infected. Emergency dentists can reverse the condition in some cases by cleaning the tooth and providing a filling, inlay or onlay.

Pulpitis (irreversible)

Irreversible pulpitis is a more serious concern which is when the process can no longer be reversed due to the level of infection. It will cause high levels of pain and stress with emergency dental work often required as painkillers have little impact.

Dental abscesses

An emergency dentist will be able to reduce the pain associated with the dental abscess. Usually, the abscesses appear due to decay which is allowed to fester untreated. The result can be a toothache and swelling amongst other symptoms.

Tooth extraction

An emergency dentist will be able to extract a tooth at short notice should you be experiencing a great deal of pain. They can remove the troublesome tooth and reduce the pain being caused before suggesting restorative treatment such as implants or partial dentures.

Root canal

An infection in the root canal is a common cause of severe toothache and an emergency dentist can perform emergency root canal surgery to remove bacteria and infection to prevent tooth loss. This does depend on the extent of the infection, however, as the infection may be too severe and alternative dental care treatments may be required.

Tooth cusp damage

An emergency dentist will be able to repair tooth cusp damage with a crown. The tooth may become fractured when eating hard foods or exerting too much pressure when biting. If you are experiencing pain or having difficulty eating, then you should try to book a regular appointment as supposed to using our emergency appointment service.

Why choose us?

With our central London location as well as a state-of-the-art clinic, Wimpole St Dental Clinic is the perfect place for your dental care. Our dentists are experienced and innovative as well as award-winning meaning you will be getting the best possible care and treatment.

Additionally, our recently refurbished central London clinic and friendly dental team mean that your experience at the dentist is a stress-free and calming one. We regularly deal with particularly nervous patients with a dental emergency and can put their mind to rest so that their trip to the dentist does not need to be dreaded!

Emergency dentist in London for new and existing patients