How to find a great emergency dentist in London

by | Apr 15, 2022


Mouth Dental is an exceptional multi-clinic dental practice that provides routine cosmetic and specialist dental treatments to over 9000 patients. There is a reason we are considered East London’s leading dental and specialist referral centre, with more than 50 local dental clinics referring their complex cases to our in-house team. Our South Quay, Canary Wharf practice is the only practice in the area with resident specialists in Oral Surgery, Endodontics, Periodontics and Orthodontics, providing patients with state-of-the-art dental solutions under one roof. We also provide emergency dentist facilities in London for patients in need of urgent dental treatment.

What services does an emergency dentist offer?

An emergency dentist provides a quick diagnosis when you need emergency dental treatment and cannot follow the usual procedures of booking an appointment with your regular dentist. If you need same day emergency dental care, then an emergency dentist in London is where you will receive prompt care. If the problem is one that can be treated immediately, your emergency dentist will do so that you do not have suffer unnecessarily.

How do you find an emergency dentist in London?

To find an emergency dentist in London, you can do a quick search online and find clinics offering 24-hour urgent dental care or check with your regular dental clinic. You can also call NHS 111 for an emergency dentist appointment if you do not have a regular clinic you go to.

How to book an appointment with an emergency dentist?

In most cases, to book an appointment with an emergency dentist all you have to do is call the clinic’s hotline. This should ensure that you get an immediate consultation. You may be requested to fill an online form with your emergency details before confirming an appointment, however, in most cases with a call you will be put in touch with an emergency dentist promptly.

What to expect at an emergency dental appointment?

You will be examined, and your emergency dentist will locate and treat the cause of the problem, if it is an issue that can be sorted immediately. You will be offered pain relief if you are in severe pain, and if diagnosed as an immediate emergency requiring tooth extraction, it will be performed after consultation with you. If immediate action is not required after the pain relief medication, your dentist will diagnose the issue and recommend the treatment you should seek, such as root canal treatment or broken dentures. You may need an initial x-ray done if it is necessary for a diagnosis to be reached.

How much do emergency dental treatments cost?

An emergency dental consultation can cost upwards of £100 and of course will depend on the actual treatment you will require. A rough breakdown of a few procedure prices is as follows, which are subject to change. You will be informed of the actual cost before any treatment is done.


Simple – complex        £100 – £250

Simple extractions       £92.00

Surgical extractions     £165.00

Wisdom tooth extraction £195.00

Emergency Dentists at Mouth Dental

Our team of experienced emergency dentists are always at hand to deal with any dental trauma. Using their expertise and our state-of-the-art equipment, they can quickly diagnose the source of your dental pain and take the necessary remedial action. When you trust Mouth Dental with your dental requirements, you know you are in safe and capable hands.

Why choose Mouth Dental?

While our normal work hours are Monday to Friday (excluding public or bank holidays), we are always available for emergency dental treatments, for both registered and non-registered patients. Our emergency dentists will either treat the emergency or work to minimise the pain till necessary action can be taken. If it is an emergency outside of opening hours call the relevant clinic’s designated number, which will then provide the contact number of a dentist on call.

Depending on the emergency, we aim to see emergency patients within 24 hours of contacting the clinic. If you are registered with us, we try our best to book you with your registered dentist, but if the emergency level is high, we then make the appointment with the next available clinician.

Our emergency dentist will take an immediate assessment and provide a diagnosis. You will be given a detailed explanation of the best treatment options, the cost, and whether it needs to be done immediately or not. We will take a routine dental x-ray and provide you with prescriptions and medication for immediate relief if necessary. If a minor oral surgery or dental filling is needed it can be attended to.


We have a team of qualified and experienced specialists for dental treatments, cosmetic dental care, and emergencies. Our clinicians, resident specialists, and consultants all work together which means we never have to refer patients away from our care. Backed by our innovative labs, our team is always able to find the best treatment options for our patients ensuring the most minimally invasive treatment options whenever possible. Our specialists can provide all the treatment you need within our clinic itself so that you do not have to waste time and energy going from place to place to complete your treatment.

When should you see an emergency dentist?

If you have been experiencing a nagging pain over a period of time, then it is not necessary to go to an emergency dentist. However, it is important to book an appointment as quickly as possible to get the issue treated.

If you have a sudden dental problem that needs immediate treatment to stop bleeding, to save a tooth or alleviate severe pain, then that can be considered as an emergency. This also applies to severe inflections that can be life-threatening. If you are experiencing sharp pain, difficulty breathing, facial swelling or profuse bleeding then you should immediately seek the help of an emergency dentist.


As is the very nature of an emergency, you can never predict when a dental emergency will arise. Today you do not have to suffer till the next working day but can seek relief by consulting an emergency dentist immediately. Mouth Dental provides the best of dental care all under one roof, so that you can be assured that when you step into one of our clinics, you well be well on your way to complete dental health.