Dental settings should balance the need to provide necessary services while minimizing risk

What Dentists Class as Dental Emergencies

Our dental practice accepts new patients as well as existing patients for emergencies.

Principal and specialist dentist, Dr Ali Rifai is on hand to answer all your pressing questions and can outline what you need to do in an event of a dental emergency.

Call 020 8224 7562.

Do you need an emergency appointment?

You should contact a dentist immediately if you are experiencing severe pain, discomfort and any swelling that is beginning to spread.

Emergency appointments in Surrey for:

Non-emergency appointments include:

  • Minor toothaches, which can be described as a dull pain
  • Wisdom teeth pain without any present swelling or restrictions on the opening of the mouth
  • Sensitive gums
  • Bleeding gums
  • Mouth ulcers, unless been present for 10 or more days
  • Denture discomfort

How can I get an appointment out of hours?

Specialist oral surgeon; Dr Muneer Patel
Specialist oral surgeon; Dr Muneer Patel. See his qualifications here.

It’s very easy to book an emergency appointment at Gentle Dental.

If you have identified that you are experiencing a dental emergency call 020 8224 7562.

We will arrange an immediate and often same-day appointment.

However, we are very flexible and can work around your schedule.

We advise that you go to A&E for any facial swelling that affects your vision, breathing or swallowing ability.

Do not hesitate to go to the hospital for rapid and uncontrollable bleeding, or any trauma that is causing you to feel nauseous or lose consciousness.

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The Gentle Dental understands that when an emergency dental situation occurs that it’s often that last thing you need.

Do not suffer in silence – if the pain is unbearable get in touch with us and we will help you wherever we can.

We are highly trained professionals with years and years of experience in restorative, corrective and cosmetic dentistry.

Regarded as one of the best in Surrey and south-west London, many of our patients travel to us from the following areas…

To book an appointment please call 020 8224 7562.

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