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Dental Emergency in Shepperton

At Shepperton Dental, we class anything that is causing you pain or damage to your teeth, mouth or gums as a dental emergency. Any bleeding from your mouth is also a dental emergency.

A dental emergency can be upsetting, we always recommend that you call us to see the emergency dentist as soon as possible.

Common dental emergencies include:

  • A knocked-out tooth
  • A lost crown
  • A broken filling
  • Persistent toothache
  • A dental abscess

We offer emergency dental care to patients from Shepperton, Walton-on-Thames, Chertsey, Upper Halliford, Lower Halliford, Littleton and throughout Surrey.

How to book an emergency dental appointment at Shepperton Dental in Surrey

Please call us for an emergency dental appointment as soon as you can. If you’re feeling shaken or distressed, please ask a friend or relative to book for you to see the emergency dentist as soon as possible.

We aim to see emergency dental appointments on the same day that you call, providing it isn’t too late in the day.

Please call 01932 252 523 to book your emergency dental appointment.

You do not need to be registered at Shepperton Dental Surgery to see our emergency dentist; we are happy to see new patients that need emergency dental treatment.

If you have a dental emergency outside of our usual opening hours, please call 111 who will be able to advise you what to do. They are available every day until 9.30pm every day.

Do you need an Emergency
Dentist in today?

Do you have:

Painful Toothache? A Broken Filling? A Lost Crown? Bleeding Gums?

Call us on 01932 252 523 to book your same-day appointment.

Advice for some common dental emergencies in Shepperton


Persistent toothache can be agonising. Call us to see the emergency dentist and in the meantime, take paracetamol for the pain. Avoid eating or drinking anything that is very hot or very cold. Try rinsing your mouth in salty water which can ease the pain.

Knocked-out tooth

This is a frightening and distressing experience. If you have suffered a fall and are experiencing any other injuries, you should go to A&E. Call us or ask a friend to phone us for an emergency dental appointment as soon as you can. Time is of the essence in attempting to save your knocked-out tooth.

Hold the knocked-out tooth by the crown and never by the roots. Don’t overhandle the tooth or attempt to clean it. To prevent it drying out, you can keep it in your mouth or in a cup of cold milk whilst you wait to see the emergency dentist.

Dental abscess

A dental abscess is an infection in your tooth which may cause pain, swelling or inflammation in your mouth. It can also cause pus in your tooth, gum or jaw. The emergency dentist will need to check how severe the dental abscess is and ensure that the infection doesn’t spread to other parts of your body. The emergency dentist may begin root canal treatment immediately or deal with the abscess and recommend root canal therapy later. Take paracetamol for the pain and try rinsing your mouth in salty water to alleviate the pain and swelling. Drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated.

Emergency Dental FAQs

Can I go to the hospital for emergency dental treatment?
You should only go to A&E if you have experienced any other serious injuries, for example whilst falling. If you only have an emergency with your teeth or mouth only, you should call us as soon as possible to see the emergency dentist.
I have something stuck in my teeth which is causing me pain, what should I do?
If the item stuck between your teeth is small, you could try gently flossing to see if this will dislodge it. Do not use anything sharp to try and remove it as you can end up causing more damage to your teeth and gums. If dental floss cannot dislodge it, then please call us at the dental surgery in Shepperton.
Why does my toothache feel worse at night?
This may happen because at night when you are lying down, the blood rushes to your head which causes more sensitivity to your mouth. Try to sit up and elevate your head before sleeping. Take paracetamol for the pain. Avoid extreme temperatures with food and drink, especially before going to bed.