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Weymouth Street Paediatric Dentistry, 33 Weymouth Street, London, W1G 7BY

Children, especially young ones still developing motor skills, may experience dental accidents as they learn to walk, run, or start taking risks. Dental accidents can happen suddenly and if they do, please call us right away.
Our practice functions as an emergency dentist for kids who are existing patients and requiring immediate dental care.

What Should I Do When My Child has a Dental Emergency?

We advise parents to keep Weymouth Street Dentist as a contact in their phone, so they can call us immediately in an emergency situation.

Emergency Dental Accidents During Normal Practice Hours

In the case of a child’s dental emergency, please telephone the practice for advice or to request an urgent appointment. If you contact us during the opening hours of the practice, we aim to see your child the same day.

We request that you contact us as soon as the emergency occurs. Calls made at the end of the day may result in delayed treatment for your child.

Emergency Dental Care Outside of Normal Practice Hours

In the case of dental trauma, you can call the practice outside our normal working hours, and we will provide an emergency contact number. If your call is unanswered initially, please leave a message. Someone will return your call as soon as possible.

If deemed necessary, one of our specialist paediatric dentists will arrange a time to assess your child. Primary treatment goals will include pain alleviation and stabilisation of any trauma.

Types of Emergency Dental Care for Children

The common types of dental emergencies we see in children include:

  • Knocked out teeth
  • Chipped or broken teeth
  • Objects caught between teeth
  • Toothache
  • Loosened or displaced teeth
  • Broken braces

If you are unsure whether your child is experiencing an emergency dental situation, please call our office. Once we’re aware of the emergency, we can determine how urgently your child requires dental care.

Please note that it’s important that you inform us to whether your child’s dental emergency involves injuries to primary teeth or permanent teeth. Reason being, the dental care for these teeth are managed differently.

Primary Teeth

In the event of dental trauma to primary teeth, the development and health of permanent teeth below the gums’ surface may be disturbed.

We recommend prompt assessment of the injury, even when we’re dealing with primary teeth. We’re skilled at saving injured primary teeth but only do so if there’s no risk to underlying developing permanent teeth.

Permanent Teeth

Dental damage to permanent teeth in children is commonly related to falls, sports, and other activity-based injuries.

In the event of a child’s dental emergency where there is dental trauma to permanent teeth, prompt referral to our paediatric dentist is essential. Emergencies with permanent teeth require immediate care to optimise the continued development and survival of the nerves of the teeth. Care may be ongoing depending on the damage to the nerve or blood supply of the tooth.

Tips for Dealing with Common Kids Dental Emergencies

As a parent, the best thing you can do when your child has a dental emergency is not to panic. Remaining calm may help keep your child calm when they require emergency dental care.

If a tooth comes out of your child’s mouth, it needs to be replaced right away as replanting the lost tooth is a time-bound. The tooth needs to be kept moist in fresh, cold milk or physiologic saline. Do not handle the tooth by the root or scrub it clean; gently rinsing it with saline is advised. If the child is old enough, the tooth can restored in the socket – provided there is no risk of them swallowing the tooth.

For objects stuck between their teeth, try to remove it with dental floss. Do not try to use other tools to remove it. If you can’t remove it, give us a call.

Has your child has chipped or broken off part of their tooth? If so, rinse their mouth with warm water and use a cold compress to reduce any swelling. And if possible, bring the broken tooth fragment with you to your appointment with our paediatric dentist.

For pain management, do not put any pain reliever, such as aspirin, directly to the affected area as it may damage the gums. Children may take oral pain medication as long as it’s not rubbed into the damaged area.

Emergency Dental Treatment Fees

Should your child require an out of hours treatment, a call-out fee will be charged in addition to any treatment provided.

contact us:

Tel: 0207 580 5370
E-mail: [email protected]

Kishor Patel
04/03/2021
Really good clinic, very patient with my son who has severe autism. Extremely understanding, going to the dentist is so difficult for my son, it’s just nice when the clinic/practice tries to make the whole process more comfortable
Dani K North London
02/03/2021
We we extremely happy with the excellent dental work our son received for a condition that he has. Dr Attari is fantastic and we are very lucky to have her looking after our boys teeth. Highly recommended.
Mother of 3
26/02/2021
Dr Attari and her staff are fantastic. We’ve been going for years. Gentle bedside manner and friendly atmosphere. My kids have no anxiety nor discomfort despite a few fillings, orthodontia, etc. which is great... I know some people who avoid the dentist, even as adults, because they associate it with pain.
AC
25/02/2021
Fit us in for an emergency appointment without issue. Very relaxed atmosphere. Great with our little one who was a bit overwhelmed, understandably. Put our minds at ease.
J
25/02/2021
Our daughter loves Dr Maria Kalkani, who has a really great way with kids!
Lucia
22/02/2021
They are friendly and very kind with kids. I have received a very good service and they have advised about treatments required by my 10 years old son very well.
Mrs B. D
18/02/2021
Sonya
18/02/2021
I always feel my children are so well taken care of at this clinic. All the dentists and hygienists are professional, friendly and very good with children. I used to visit this same clinic as a child and now bring my own kids here- I think that says it all.
Claire L
15/02/2021
We saw Maria after our little boy had an accident and cracked his tooth and was in pain, honestly I cannot recommended her enough! Maria made us feel at ease as soon as we walked through the door, she took her time to go through everything with us and took extreme care when removing his little tooth. She was amazing!
Monika
08/02/2021
Great service. Friendly and competent staff. Happy kids with shiny and clean teeth!

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