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Same-Day Emergency Care

At Liberty Dentists, Shoreditch, we are committed to providing emergency dentist services on the same day whenever possible. If you believe that you are suffering from a dental emergency, please contact the practice immediately.

We will do everything that we can to see you for an emergency dental appointment on the same day and will give you a time window for your appointment. The earlier in the day you call, the more chance you have of getting a same-day emergency appointment, but do please call as soon as you experience your dental emergency and we will do what we can to fit you in.

There are many conditions that constitute a dental emergency. Some common dental emergencies that we see include:

  • A severe toothache or pain in the jaw that is not eased by over-the-counter pain relief such as paracetamol or ibuprofen
  • Serious gum swelling, both painful and painless, that indicates a gum infection
  • Losing a tooth through injury, accident or sporting mishaps
  • Trauma to the face, mouth or teeth that causes a tooth to become loose or wobbly
  • Excessive or continual bleeding after oral surgery or a tooth extraction
  • A tooth that is badly cracked, chipped or broken due to injury or accident
  • A dental abscess

Temporary Relief Advice

Toothache is usually caused by infection, although it can occur for several reasons. If your toothache is worsening over time, clean your mouth out with warm water and then floss gently in order to eliminate bits of food debris that might cause infection. Specialist mouthwashes like Corsodyl can be used to help stop excess bacteria.

It is true that over-the-counter painkillers such as paracetamol and ibuprofen can relieve tooth and gum pain, but never let the tablet rest against the gums. This can actually burn the gum tissue. Also make sure that you read the label before taking medication, and avoid exceeding the recommended dosage.

Swelling tends to occur due to infection. If you’re experiencing swelling in the mouth, there might be a slight infection in your teeth and/or gum tissue, or it could be the beginning of a dental abscess that needs to be drained. Infected swelling normally feels quite warm and tender to the touch. You must call us straight away so that the swelling can be diagnosed accurately. You will then be prescribed the appropriate treatment, along with a course of antibiotics if necessary.

It is essential to keep the veneer or crown secure so that you can get it re-cemented as soon as possible so that further damage is prevented. Your tooth might be sensitive to temperature, so avoid eating and drinking on it and contact Liberty Dentists without delay to secure an emergency appointment.

If you have suffered from an injury that has resulted in part of your tooth being knocked out or damaged, contact our practice immediately to get an emergency appointment. Rinsing your mouth with warm water will be helpful, although the area may be sensitive to temperature. You can also apply a cold compress to reduce any swelling.

If a tooth has been knocked out, hold it up softly by the crown and clean it with care. There may still be gum tissue attached, so in this case keep it in place. If you are unable to do this, put the tooth into a container of milk, or gently place the tooth in your mouth, against the cheek, until you are able to see us.

Our Emergency service is not 24 hours, however, we try our best to receive your call in the most flexible time, early and late hours or if you leave a message outside the surgery hours we get back to you to arrange an appointment as soon as possible

You do not need to be registered with us to be seen for an emergency appointment

An emergency consultation is £60

First floor, 65 Redchurch Street, Shoreditch, London, E2 7DJ.

We are conveniently located within a 2 minute walk from Shoreditch high street overground station.

It will not always be possible to complete your treatment in a single emergency dental appointment, but we will stabilize you and relieve your pain before booking you in for further appointments as necessary to complete treating your condition.

If you have dental insurance you will be provided with the necessary documentation after the treatment to enable you to make a claim from your insurance company.

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