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Emergency Dentist in Leicester

Same day emergency dental appointments

If you're looking for an expert same day emergency dentist near you in Leicester, then our friendly and highly rated team can help.

Our emergency dental team includes our highly experienced principal dentist, Dr. Sarjoo Patel (GDC No: 65530). Sarjoo has over 31 years extensive dentistry experience and has been the principal at Forest House since November 2000.

All our dentists are members of the General Dental Council (GDC) and our practice is monitored and regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) so you can be rest assured you are in safe, expert hands.

What is classed as a dental emergency?

Any injury or trauma to the teeth or gums can be very serious and you should contact us straight away. If you ignore a dental problem it may increase the risk of permanent damage as well as the need for more extensive and expensive treatment later on.

The following are classed as dental emergencies:

  • Toothache or swelling that suggests an infection of a tooth or gum
  • Severe toothache or facial pain which is not controlled by taking over-the-counter painkillers
  • Trauma to the face, mouth or teeth after a recent accident or injury
  • A permanent tooth being knocked out
  • Bleeding after tooth extraction that you cannot control
  • Serious swelling of the mouth or face which is getting worse

What should I do if I have a toothache?

A toothache can be very painful, there are some over-the-counter painkillers that will help reduce the pain, the best ones being non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) tablets like ibuprofen.

NSAIDs can be better for dental pain because they are both pain relievers and good anti-inflammatories.

Never put any painkiller against the gums near the aching tooth because it may burn the gum tissue. For contraindications, side-effects and maximum doses, always read the label and ask your pharmacist for advice.

How do I know if I have a dental abscess?

Abscesses are infections that occur around the root of a tooth or in the space between the teeth and gums. If you are suffering from acute pain with or without swollen gums or face this could be a sign of infection or abscess and you should contact us as soon as possible.

Antibiotics may be recommended to help kill the bacteria that’s causing the swelling, tissue damage and infection, this should also help to relieve the pain.

What do I do if I have an accident resulting in trauma of the face, mouth or teeth?

Initially cleanse the affected area with a mild salt-water solution then apply pressure using a cold compress for a minimum of 5 to 10 minutes.

Contact us as quickly as possible so we can book an emergency appointment for you, if the accident happens out of hours please call NHS on 111 or visit your nearest A&E department.

What do I do if I knock a tooth out?

Knocked out teeth have the highest chances of being saved if they are returned to their socket within 1 hour of being knocked out.

Immediate action to be taken, retrieve the tooth, hold it by the crown (the part that is usually exposed in the mouth), and rinse off the tooth root with water if it's dirty. Do not scrub it or remove any attached tissue fragments. If possible, try to put the tooth back in place. Make sure it's facing the right way. Never force it into the socket.

If it's not possible to reinsert the tooth, put the tooth in a small container of milk (or cup of water that contains a pinch of table salt, if milk is not available).

Contact us as quickly as possible, if out of hours call NHS 111 or visit you nearest A&E department.

Emergency dental care in Leicester

We look to treat all our emergency patients how we would expect to be treated - with compassion, understanding and helpfulness. We offer expert advice in terms of the most suitable treatments to help beat your tooth pain as quickly and effectively as possible.

At Forest House Dental Practice we offer our practice patients dental emergency appointments within our normal opening hours. If you have a dental emergency please call the practice on 0116 289 8888 or email us and we will do our very best to see you the same day.

If you are not a patient we can still help you with your dental emergency, however you will be charged a one off private fee to be seen which includes treatment and x-rays required to solve the problem on the day.

The practice provides access for disabled patients and there is car park at front of the building.

Out-of-hours emergencies

If you have a problem outside normal practice hours you should call 111 for advice or visit you nearest A&E department.

Emergency dentist review in Leicester via Google

Emergency Dentist Reviewed by P Read on

"I had been a patient at the practice way back in the 80s (under Mr. Mahoney) and became one of Dr Patel's first patients when he took over in the 90s. On my recommendation, around 18 years ago, my new wife and stepson who had both had poor experiences with their dentists, moved to Forest House and all of us have been super-impressed with the consistently excellent treatment that we have received from Dr Patel and his team and with the practice generally.

A recent emergency was fully and expertly treated within minutes of my walking-in to the practice to ask for advice. Like many of my generation, I used to dread going to the dentist, but over the years Dr Patel's warm, friendly, considerate and informative approach has changed that."

Rating: 5


How to find us

Getting In Touch

  • Forest House Dental
  • 530 Braunstone Lane
  • Leicester
  • LE3 3DH

Surgery Hours

  • Monday 9.00am - 5.00pm
  • Tuesday 9.00am - 7.00pm
  • Wednesday 9.00am - 5.00pm
  • Thursday 9.00am - 5.00pm
  • Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed

Tuesday 5.00pm - 7.00pm private appointments only.

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