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Emergency Dentist Shirley Oaks

Emergency Dentist Shirley Oaks

If you need emergency medical attention outside of normal business hours, phone 07891 578 648 (there will be a charge for the call), or call 111 instead (NHS direct).

Are you in excruciating pain, have you lost a tooth, or do you feel like you need an appointment with an emergency dentist as soon as possible? As dental infections can progress rapidly, prompt treatment is necessary to reduce the risk of further complications.

We understand how uncomfortable and upsetting dental pain can be and make it a priority to swiftly alleviate patients of any discomfort they may be experiencing.

Usually, these issues tend to occur during the weekend, on a Bank Holiday, or at the worst possible time. If your problem is preventing you from getting a good night’s sleep or is making eating difficult, it’s best to arrange an appointment with an emergency dentist in Shirley Oaks as soon as possible.

Whether you’re registered at the practice or not, if you’re experiencing severe discomfort and need help, you can expect an emergency dental appointment in Shirley with us within 24 hours and in many cases, on the same day, whenever possible.

Contact us in regular hours on: 0208 657 1291 or on our 24-7, no-cost after-hours emergency number: 07891 578 648.

How to find an emergency dentist in the Shirley Oaks area

The best dentists to call in an emergency:

A. Work in a well-equipped dental practice and use the latest dental technology

B. Have a significant amount of experience providing dental care to people who are experiencing a broad variety of urgent dental problems

C. Set aside several emergency appointments each day in case of need (or are willing to come in ahead of their normal schedule, work late or open over the weekend to see individuals who are in need of support quickly).

At Mayfield Dental, we tick all of these boxes.

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Please give Mayfield Dental a call at the following number: 07891 578 648 or email: info@mayfield-dental.co.uk if you need a prompt Shirley emergency dentist.

Emergency dentist in Shirley Oaks


How to help with dental emergencies before your appointment:

> Avoid food and drinks that are very hot or cold

> Use non-prescription pain medicines to reduce discomfort and swelling

> Apply cotton wool soaked in clove oil in the area around the problem tooth


Help for specific dental emergencies


When a tooth hurts constantly and intensely, it’s usually a sign that it’s diseased or dying. Pain relief medicine may be helpful in the short term, as recommended by a pharmacist. If the pain is made worse by chewing on hard food or drinking hot or cold beverages, it is essential to avoid doing these things. It is important to see a dentist to have things checked out as quickly as possible.

Facial swelling

In many cases, this condition is brought on by a tooth infection which will need to be treated in order to be resolved. Get in touch with the clinic as soon as possible. In the unlikely event that the swelling is making it difficult for you to swallow or breathe, go to the emergency room immediately.

Chipped, broken, or fractured tooth or filling

Avoid eating items that are very hot or cold as well as eating on that side of your mouth. Pain medication can help alleviate the symptoms. To avoid additional damage to your tooth and the nerve inside, contact the practice as soon as possible in order to have your tooth evaluated.

Dislodged crown or bridge

Because of the potential for the teeth to become temperature sensitive, you should avoid drinking liquids that are very hot or cold. Avoid biting on that side of the mouth in order to prevent pain and food from becoming trapped there. Protect the crown or bridge and bring it with you to the dentist. In order to prevent future harm to the tooth below as well as the nerve, it is possible that it may need to be re-cemented.

Continual bleeding after having a tooth extracted

Make sure that you follow all post-operative instructions to the letter. Apply steady pressure to the wound for ten to fifteen minutes using the gauze that your dental practitioner provided, or a strip of pure cotton that has been sterilised.

Discomfort after having a tooth extracted

Over-the-counter pain relievers like ibuprofen and paracetamol should be able to treat any minor discomfort and swelling that may occur following a dental extraction. Placing an ice pack over the sore spot may also help with the pain. Make sure you avoid smoking. Please get in touch with us if you ever experience severe pain that these remedies are unable to alleviate, or if your pain lasts for more than a few days after treatment has ended.

Defective dentures

In most cases, faulty dentures may be repaired and we have agreements with local dental labs to ensure this is done promptly. It may be necessary to make an impression of your mouth to ensure that your newly-repaired dentures fit properly.

Accidental loss of a tooth

It is important that the tooth be reinserted as soon as possible. Please get in touch with us as soon as possible to schedule an emergency dental appointment. It is best to avoid touching the root in order to avoid damaging or contaminating it. Rinse the tooth gently with water but do not scrape it if it is visibly dirty. If possible, reinsert the tooth back into the socket and ensure that it remains in position until your appointment. If this is not possible, keep the tooth in some cold milk until you see your dentist.

Tooth dislodged

Try to carefully move your tooth back into place. Avoid chewing and contact our clinic for further instructions.

Wisdom tooth pain or infection

We are available to examine your wisdom tooth, schedule an X-ray, and have our oral surgeon remove it quickly when necessary.

If you are experiencing dental discomfort and would want to be treated as soon as possible, please give us a call at the following number: 020 8657 1291.


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