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If you are experiencing pain and wish to be seen urgently please call 020 8657 1291.
If you need urgent treatment outside of the opening hours you should contact 07891 578 648 (call-out charges apply) or 111 (NHS direct).
Do you have a broken tooth, unbearable pain or a pressing need to see an emergency dentist, without waiting? We know how inconvenient this can be and aim to relieve you of pain or discomfort immediately. A dental infection can spread quite rapidly, and so a prompt course of action can prevent complications arising.
Typically these things happen at the weekend, a Bank Holiday or when you have a social event and your local dentist is not available. If it is affecting your sleep or giving you trouble whilst eating, why not arrange an urgent dental appointment today? We will do whatever we can to see you the very same day.
This Sunday morning, we had a female patient, who was flying to Florida the next day and had broken her front tooth. She was very embarrassed and contemplated cancelling her holiday with her friend, as she felt uncomfortable in her appearance. She called us and Deepali reassured her on the phone that she would do everything she could to get her tooth back. Deepali saw her on the same day and was able to repair her tooth with a filling, taking time polishing it so it looked natural. The patient was over the moon and was eagerly looking forward to her holiday– so was her friend!
We offer emergency appointments to our patients in pain usually within 24 hours or on the same day where possible.
Even if you have not been to our practice before, and are looking for emergency dental treatment, we will do our best to help.
Fast and effective remedies:
- Avoid extreme hot and cold foods and drinks
- Use over the counter painkillers to reduce the swelling
- Dab some clove oil on some cotton wool and apply near the tooth giving you trouble
Free Instant Advice available on our 24 hours, 7 days a week out of hours emergency mobile 07891 578 648 to new and existing patients. If the matter is really urgent then our dentist offers emergency call outs to provide pain relief and treatment.
How to find the right dentist for your emergency dental care in Croydon
The best dentists for emergency cases:
A. Are highly-skilled
B. Have a lot of experience treating patients with a wide-range of urgent dental issues
C. Keep appointments open for such cases (or are willing to come in early, stay late and open at the weekend in order to see patients who need help fast)
At Mayfield Dental, we tick all of these boxes.
When looking for an emergency dentists (in Croydon or elsewhere) Dr. Mo Uddin, an emergency dentist in Gillingham, Kent, recommends checking appointment availability as well as online reviews:
“Dental emergencies don’t just happen in regular hours.
Dental practices are extremely busy these days and are often booked up for weeks in advance. That’s no good when you’re suffering with a great deal of pain from a toothache or dental trauma and need help now.
The best emergency dentists keep several appointments open each day for emergency cases and are also willing to provide care after hours and even at the weekends.
Check if your dentist has a number you can call out-of-hours and see if they’re willing to come in early, stay late or work on Saturday and Sunday.”
For emergency dental care in the Croydon area, please call Mayfield Dental on: 07891 578 648 or email: email@example.com
General advice on dental emergencies
Constant, severe pain usually indicates that a tooth is dying or infected. In the meantime, over-the-counter painkillers as advised by a pharmacist can help. Also, avoid any precipitating factors – e.g. chewing hard foods, or consuming hot or cold drinks if this hurts. In all cases, it is best to get things checked as soon as possible.
This is usually caused by infection and treatment will be required. Contact the practice without delay. In the rare event that a swelling in your mouth has become so large it is becoming difficult to swallow or breathe, contact A&E immediately.
Broken tooth or filling
If the tooth is painful, avoid eating very hot or cold foods and chewing on that side. Painkillers may help. Contact the surgery to have the tooth assessed without delay as this may increase the risk of further damage to the tooth and possibly the nerve inside.
My crown/bridge has come off
The tooth may be sensitive to temperature so avoid very hot or cold drinks. Avoid eating on that side so trapped food does not cause discomfort. Keep the crown/bridge safe and bring it to your dentist. If it should be recemented to avoid further damage to the underlying tooth and nerve.
Bleeding after an extraction
Ensure you are following all post-operative advice. Avoid physical activity. Apply constant pressure (10-15 minutes) to the wound with the gauze your dentist has supplied, or a clean piece of cotton.
Pain after an extraction
A little pain and swelling following tooth extraction can usually be controlled by over-the-counter painkillers (ibuprofen/paracetamol). An ice pack applied to your face over the area may help. Ensure you avoid smoking. If you experience unusually severe pain not helped by these measures, or, which persists after a few days, please contact us.
Broken dentures can usually be repaired and we have arrangements with local laboratories to have this done as quickly as possible. Sometimes it is necessary to take an impression of your mouth so that the broken parts can be reliably relocated.
Tooth knocked out
The tooth needs to be reimplanted as soon as possible. Immediately call us for an emergency appointment. Avoid touching the root to prevent microscopic damage to where the bone attaches. If the tooth is visibly dirty, rinse it gently with water but do not scrub. If you can, replace the tooth back in the socket and hold it there until you see us. If this is difficult, keep the tooth in cold milk.
Tooth pushed out of position
Attempt to gently reposition the tooth with very light finger pressure. Avoid eating and contact us.
Wisdom tooth pain or infection
We can assess your wisdom tooth/teeth, arrange for an X-ray and get our oral surgeon to get it removed with minimal wait times.