Emergency Dental Treatment
in London

If you’re looking for a private emergency dentist in London that offers the highest care and expertise, look no further. Wimpole Street Dental Clinic is open to patients seeking emergency dentistry in central London. Our bright and beautiful premises are conveniently located in the heart of the medical district in Marylebone near the prestigious Wimpole Street. We’re easily accessible by car, taxi, foot, or tube (we’re in walking distance of Regent’s Park, Baker Street, Bond Street and Oxford Circus Underground stations).

We appreciate that sometimes dental emergencies strike, and you can often be in a lot of pain with no patience ‘to wait a few days’. We do accept emergency appointments for new and existing patients.

To arrange to see an emergency dentist please telephone us on 020 3745 7455 and a member of our team will see if we can accommodate your request.

Emergency dental treatments

Our talented and experience team are on hand to provide the very best care, clearly explain treatment options and undertake treatment to the highest standard.

At Wimpole Street Dental Clinic, you’ll have access to a multi-disciplinary team of dentists that each specialise in their own field of dentistry. Whether you require emergency root canal treatment, have chipped a tooth or unsure of what’s causing your dental pain, you can rest assured that our dentists will provide quick, reliable, and suitable treatment.

What happens next?

Our normal opening hours are Monday to Friday from 9am to 6pm. Please note that this may differ during public holidays so you should check our website for any changes.

Simply ring us on 020 3745 7455 during opening hours


email us on reception@wsdental.clinic outside of opening hours.

A member of our reception team will be in touch as soon as possible to request a few details from you including:

  • Your name
  • Phone number
  • What dental emergency you’re contacting us about

Our team will check for the next available appointment and provide details on directions, nearby parking, and associated costs for emergency dental care. In some instances, one of our dentists may ring you back to try diagnose your problem ahead of the appointment[MOU1] .

When to go to the hospital

You should call ‘111’ to receive immediate treatment if you have any of the below symptoms:

  • Heavy or continuous bleeding
  • Severe pain
  • Serious injuries to the teeth, face or mouth (e.g., fractures, serious cuts, lacerations to the face and mouth)
  • Any swelling that is affecting your breathing or swallowing

What can I do in the meantime?

  • You should avoid aggravating the affected area as much as possible. Avoid touching, pulling, or twisting damaged teeth or skin.
  • Avoiding hot or cold drinks may be sensible as your affected area could be very sensitive to heat.
  • You may also wish to avoid eating hard or chewy foods.
  • Over-the-counter pain relief may be taken, if suitable, to provide some temporary respite whilst waiting for an appointment.
  • Do not take any Aspirin as this thinnens the blood
  • If you have lost a tooth due to an accident, please put it into an emergency tooth preservation kit or if you do not have one at hand, please keep the tooth moist at all times using long-lasting milk.
  • Try to keep the affected area clean, rested and minimise exposure to anything that could cause any further potential harm.
  • Do not attempt to undertake dental treatment yourself e.g., extracting your own tooth or piercing an abyss. This may make the situation far worse and could lead to serious infection. Please leave dentistry to the professionals.

Types of dental emergencies 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.

Speak to the best dentists in London today

Whether you need minor dental care or are considering major dental surgery, our professional and award-winning team are always happy to help. Make an appointment for a consultation today.

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