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Dental Emergency in London

Emergency Dentist in Kentish Town, Camden and Holloway

We accept new and existing patients

An emergency can arise for a number of reasons including:

In such an emergency you’ll want to be seen by a dentist as quickly as possible, as you may be in pain or have an aesthetic problem. We advise you to contact us as early as possible in the morning to ensure the best chance of an appointment on the same day.

So give us a call us on 0207 485 1102 or book online using our handy contact form.

Outside surgery hours and at weekends

If you need emergency care and advice outside our opening hours please call the NHS helpline on 111.

Emergency Care Tips

We will try to see you as soon as possible but, in the meantime, you can temporarily relieve any discomfort and protect the affected tooth until you can be examined. Here are some tips to help keep you comfortable while you wait for your appointment:


Take painkillers regularly to help relieve the pain. You can take paracetamol or ibuprofen if required, but please remember to read the instructions on the packet.

Some patients find that rubbing oil of clove on the gum can help relieve toothache.

Lost filling

You can cover the hole left by a lost filling by inserting a temporary filling material (which can be bought over the counter) into the cavity. Avoid eating or drinking on the tooth until you have seen us.

Lost crown

Provided it is still in one piece, you can use chewing gum or a special over the counter dental cement to stick the crown in place temporarily.

If your crown is broken, keep all the pieces and cover the cavity in the same way as a lost filling.

Knocked out adult tooth

Hold the tooth carefully by the crown (this is the part that normally shows in your mouth) and rinse gently with water (but be sure not to scrub or remove any bits of tissue). Try to put the tooth back in place, making sure it is the right way round. If this is not possible then put it in some milk (or water containing a pinch of salt). Remember we will be much more likely to save the tooth if you see us quickly.

Lost baby tooth

The loss of a baby tooth is not normally considered an emergency unless due to trauma. Child painkillers can be given, while ice lollies may help relieve pain and swelling.

Never try to re-implant a baby tooth as this could damage the new adult tooth in the gum.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any concerns.

Find Our Practice

Brecknock Dental Surgery,
37 Brecknock Road,
N7 0BT
020 7485 1102 info@brecknockdental.co.uk

Opening Hours

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