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Emergency Dentist West Wickham

If you need emergency treatment outside of regular business hours, call 07891 578 648 (there is a charge for calls to this number), or dial 111. (NHS direct).

Whether you have a broken tooth, severe pain, or a pressing need to see an emergency dentist, we can help. We understand how upsetting this can be and therefore we do everything we can to alleviate patients’ oral discomfort as soon as possible.

Tooth infections can worsen relatively quickly, so it is important to get treatment as soon as possible to avoid complications. If you have a dental emergency at any time (or over the weekend, on a holiday, or during a time when your regular dentist is closed) contact us at Mayfield Dental.

If dental pain is interfering with your sleep or making it difficult to eat, we’ll do whatever we can to help you quickly. We try to see patients who are in pain within 24 hours, and in many cases on the same day. If you haven’t visited our dental practice before but still need emergency dental treatment, we can still see you.

The best dentists for emergency dental situations:

> Are well-equippped with the latest dental technology

> Are experienced at treating dental patients with a wide variety of urgent dental care issues

> Set aside appointments for emergency patients (or are prepared to come in early, work late or open at the weekend in order to take care of individuals that require treatment fast).

At Mayfield Dental, we tick all of these boxes.


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Contact Mayfield Dental at: 07891 578 648 or email: info@mayfield-dental.co.uk if you need urgent dental treatment.


Dental emergencies in West Wickam – what to do

Contact Mayfield Dental on 07891 578 648 to book an emergency appointment.

If you are in severe pain, you can relieve emergency symptoms by:

> Avoiding meals and drinks that are either very hot or cold

> Taking over-the-counter pain relievers to reduce discomfort and swelling

> Adding a small amount of clove oil on a cotton swab and applying it to the area around the painful tooth


Continuous, acute aching commonly shows that a tooth is dying or infected. For the time being, non-prescription pain relief medicines as advised by a chemist can usually help. It’s also crucial to steer clear of any factors that could cause pain e.g. crunching hard foods or drinking hot or cold beverages if this results in pain. In all cases, it is essential to have things examined as quickly as possible.

Swollen face

This situation is typically triggered as a result of dental infection and treatment will probably be needed. Call the practice immediately. In the rare event that a swelling inside your mouth has already become so large that it is becoming challenging to swallow or breathe, contact A&E.

Fractured tooth or filling

If your tooth is very painful, avoid eating very hot or cold food and biting on that side of the mouth. Painkillers may relieve the symptoms. Call the practice to have the tooth checked without delay to avoid the possibility of further damage to your tooth and possibly the nerve inside.

My crown/bridge has come out

The tooth may become hypersensitive to temperatures so avoid very hot or cold food and beverages. Avoid biting on that side and keep the crown/bridge safe and bring it to your dentist. It may need to be re-cemented to prevent further harm to the underlying tooth and your nerve.

Bleeding soon after an extraction

Ensure you are observing all of the post-operative recommendations. Avoid intense of physical exertion. Administer continuous pressure (10-15 minutes) to the wound with the gauze your dentist has supplied, or a clean piece of natural cotton.

Pain just after having a tooth out

A little pain and even swelling after a tooth extraction will normally be managed using over-the-counter pain medicine (ibuprofen/paracetamol). An ice pack applied to your face over the area may likely serve to help. Make sure that you refrain from smoking. If ever you experience unusually severe dental pain that is not helped following these steps, or, which remain after a few days, please call us.

Defective dentures

Damaged dentures can typically be repaired and we have agreements with local dental laboratories to have repairs completed as rapidly as possible. In certain cases, it may be necessary to take an impression of your mouth so that the broken sections may be accurately positioned.

Tooth knocked out

The tooth really needs to be re-implanted as soon as possible. Immediately contact us for an urgent dental appointment. Avoid touching the dental root in order to help prevent microscopic injury to where the bone tissue attaches. If the tooth is visibly contaminated, rinse it carefully using water but do not scrub. Where possible, put the tooth back in the dental socket and keep it there until your appointment. If this is difficult, preserve the tooth in cold milk.

Tooth pushed out of position

Try to carefully move the tooth back with very light finger pressure. Avoid consuming food and contact us for an appointment.

Wisdom tooth pain or infection

We can easily check your wisdom tooth/teeth, arrange for an x-ray and have our oral surgeon extract it with hardly any wait times.


Please call 020 8657 1291 if you are in pain and need immediate medical attention.

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