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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 me' in Leicester, our friendly and highly rated team can help.

Our highly experienced emergency dental team includes our expert principal dentist, Dr. Sarjoo Patel, who has over 33 years extensive dentistry experience.

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.

Dr Sarjoo Patel emergency dentist near you Leicester

Meet our expert Leicester emergency dentist

GDC Number: 65530

With over 33 years of extensive dentisty experience, Dr Sarjoo Patel gained his Bachelor's degree in Dental Surgery from the University of Manchester in 1990.

As well as expertise in emergency dentistry, he also has a special interest in root canal treatments, cosmetic treatments such as dental crowns, veeners and implants and has completed many courses over the years to keep abreast on these topics.

Emergency appointment prices

To help keep our private emergency dentistry as affordable as possible, we ensure our prices are extremely competitive compared to other highly experienced private emergency dentists near us in Leicester.

Treatment Price (from)
Emergency appointment (including any X-rays) £95

Our emergency dental care in Leicester

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

We offer our practice patients dental emergency appointments within our normal opening hours. We do our best to see emergency patients as quickly as possible, even on the same day, so please call us as soon as possible.

If you are not an existing 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.


What is classed as emergency dental care?

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 issues are considered 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

Dental Emergency FAQs

Below are some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) pertaining to dental emergencies:

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).

Is a severe toothache considered an emergency?

Yes, severe toothaches can indicate serious issues like infection or abscess and should be addressed immediately to prevent further complications.

Out-of-hours emergencies

If you need emergency dental care out-of-hours, please call NHS 111 or visit you nearest A&E department.

How to find our emergency dentists in Leicester

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

Get In Touch

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

Emergency Dentist Open Hours

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

Our latest emergency dentist review in Leicester via Google

Emergency Dentist Reviewed by P Read on

"I saw Ria Dentist today as an emergency appointment. She was very calm & comforting. She explained everything clearly & listened to me too. I hope I can register as an NHS patient with you as have just retired November last year. .

All my pain has gone & feel reassured. Also Hannah the receptionist was very kind & polite.Thanx for your help."

Rating: 5


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