Emergency Broken or Missing Tooth 

As highly experienced dentists in restorative and implant dentistry, the Gentle Dental treat hundreds of missing tooth emergencies a year.

Repair knocked out teeth

In a common dental emergency, patients often lose teeth when it has been knocked out or from other serious factors like gum disease and infection.

Regardless of how you have lost one or more teeth having it treated straight away is essential.

This is to prevent any further complications to your oral health and protect against further deterioration of surrounding teeth.

The Gentle Dental offers walk-in and same-day emergency appointments. Call 020 8224 7562 to book an emergency appointment.

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Fallen out teeth

When a tooth has fallen out it needs to be treated immediately.

If your tooth has just fallen out, there is a chance that it could be reimplanted and fused with the gum.

However, this should occur within one hour of being knocked out.

The dentist will be able to splint the missing tooth to the neighbouring teeth with thin wire or plastic so it can be held into place whilst it heals.

From here, you will be advised on aftercare and the next steps for the reimplantation to be a success.

Classed as high priority emergency appointments, Dr Ali Rifai recommends coming in as soon as an accident occurs.

Follow these steps

Before you are admitted to be seen by the dentist, try the below stages:

  • Do not touch the root, but hold the tooth by the crown
  • Rinse the tooth in saltwater or keep it in milk, aiming  to place the tooth back into the socket as soon as possible
  • Once the tooth is back in place, use a clean material (handkerchief) to keep the tooth in place
  • If unable to do this, keep your tooth in a small container with saliva and milk
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How an emergency dentist can treat broken or missing teeth

We have warned above that if a tooth is lost, it must be replaced as soon as possible!

Offering only a short window for implantation, lost teeth are commonly treated and replaced with:

  • Dental implants: Artificial roots attached permanently to the jawbone using a titanium screw. They offer a long-lasting, durable and natural-looking solution to replace one or more missing teeth.
  • Partial dentures: Often removable, dentures are clipped onto surrounding teeth using metal clasps. However, noted by wearers, these can be uncomfortable.
  • Dental bridges: Bridges use an artificial tooth attached permanently to teeth at both sides of the gaps left by a missing tooth. Dental cement is used to keep these firmly in place.

These treatment procedures are known to improve the look and feel of your mouth and functionality and oral health.

If gaps in the mouth go untreated, the remaining teeth have to handle more pressure when biting, which encourages the formation of gum and periodontal disease.

The common reason for this is when the nerves inside the tooth have died.

However, only dental professionals can determine if the nerves in your tooth have died; these are often referred to as non-vital.

The biggest problems this can cause are discolouration and infections, which are easily treated by our dentists.

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Emergency dental treatments in Surrey and beyond

Due to the expertise of our experienced dental staff, we are known to be one of the best clinics, especially for implant dentistry in the local area.

I was extremely happy with the treatment I received at the Gentle Dental Clinic. My teeth now look exactly how I want them to thanks to Micheal, he was an absolute professional throughout the whole process aswell as everyone else at the clinic! – Dylan D – Epsom

Call 020 8224 7562 to book an emergency appointment.

Dawn SwansonDawn Swanson
10:27 24 Nov 22
I have been with the Gentle Dental Practice for 8 years, the care and service I have received has always been 5 star. I have recently used their new hygienist Nicky who is great. Looking for a new dentist just contact their very friendly and proffessional team.
George HorseyGeorge Horsey
18:54 15 Nov 22
Dental Impant Surgery:I had my dental implants fitted recently and I am extremely happy with the outcome. Ali and the team have done an amazing job since I lost my 2 front teeth over 6 years ago. I had to wait for the surgery for a long time due to my age and the issues surrounding having implants at a young age.I finally had the surgery 12 weeks ago and had my two new crowns fitted last week. They look absolutely amazing and the whole procedure was way less painful than I ever thought it would be.I would highly recommend getting your implants done at the Gentle Dental Practice, you won't regret it!A massive thank you to everyone at the practice!
Deeban SkandalingamDeeban Skandalingam
12:06 03 Nov 22
Fantastic work on my teeth and I would highly recommend! My teeth turned out better than I had even hoped for. If you are in need of any dental work, you would be doing a great disservice if you didn't speak to this practice first. The staff were extremely friendly, there were text updates and all in all an excellent service from start to finish. If you haven't guessed already, I am thoroughly pleased with The Gentle Dentle. Thank you!
Pippa HarveyPippa Harvey
14:54 26 Oct 22
Like many people, I have an immense fear of dentistry, and dentists, due to previous experiences.I had two broken teeth and one that had been treated incorrectly by an NHS dentist. I had been in daily pain for about 18 months, and had been put on a 6 month waiting list by my NHS dentist.I called gentle dental to explain my problem and they offered me a same day appointment. They were kind, compassionate, understanding, patient and validating. I’m not sure anybody ever feels completely comfortable in the chair, but It’s the closest I’ve ever come!The work needed was carried out, all of the staff were kind and welcoming, and it showed me that the dentist doesn’t have to be a dreaded place!Thank you so, so much gentle dental! I will definitely be returning.
Tilesh PTilesh P
15:45 14 Sep 22
Dental Implants - 3 New Teeth - June 2022I had the most professional and pain free experience when getting my new tooth implants at Gentle Dental. Honestly I put it off for some many years because I just didn't want to go through the pain. But my experience was totally the opposite. Ali and the wonderful girls were there every step of the way. All my questions got answered and I was reassured everything would work out well. And it did. I was worried for no reason.I did think about going abroad to have it done but when you consider the risk factor, time and professional standards - it made no sense to me. I have known Ali for a long time and knew I would be in the best hands and if there were any issues these would could be resolved easily.If you are thinking of having dental implants at Gentle - don't waste any more time. Just book and get it done.Was it painful ? No, uncomfortable for a few days, yes for sure.I just wish I had it done sooner. Thanks guys, love my new teeth 🙂
Edward CrameEdward Crame
13:43 04 Dec 21
Very happy with all aspects of the work they have done. Very clean, professional and well run business.
Lynn HuddartLynn Huddart
12:43 24 Nov 21
Dr Ali Rifai was professional and I am very pleased with the outcome of my Invisalign's. I have been with this practice for many years and would highly recommend. The staff are very friendly and nothing is an issue.
Jonathan PlumbJonathan Plumb
11:52 24 Nov 21
Can't thank this practice enough for all their help. I don't post reviews very often, so when I do, it's because an impression has been left! Dr Ali saw me at short notice to help fix a broken tooth. The nurse (I think her name was Danni) was so helpful and kind, as were the rest of the team. Thank you for being there for me in my hour of need (the same day i asked for an appointment!)
Eva AugustEva August
07:11 06 Nov 21
I’m so happy to find this practice. I suffer from anxiety and high sensitivity to pain. It was very stressful for me going to dentist after years of fear. The team not only make me calm and welcome but I FELL ASLEEP during treatment with Dr Marshall ! So understanding and caring. Thank you!
Marc NevittMarc Nevitt
11:35 11 Oct 21
I have been using this dentist for well over a decade and can honestly say my teeth would be in a far worse situation if wasn’t for the Gentle Dental practice.My most recent visit was for a filling .. barely felt the injection!I would highly recommend this dentist to anyone, but especially if you’re teeth require a high level of care like mine.
Emma BrauerEmma Brauer
08:44 04 Aug 21
This place was recommended to me by family and for a nervous patient the best experience. The reception welcome is cheerful and friendly, beautifully modern area with hot drinks and water on offer.I needed implants, crowns and bridges followed by whitening, so lots of appointments. My dentist Mr Ali Rafai was superb from start to finish, so professional and personable. Throughout the whole process I was cared for wonderfully plus lots of laughs along the way. The constant care during appointments was very comforting, no rushing, and I knew I my needs were Mr Rafai's priority. Plus check up call the next day without fail to make sure everything was going well.Absolutely deserves five stars!
Alan SamuelAlan Samuel
13:30 14 Jul 21
Fantastic experience with Ali. It took 18 months including bone grafting, removing and replacing failed dental implants, invisaline for my bottom teeth which were all over the place and some veneers but now I'm delighted with the outcome.Ali was always very clear about how this wasn't an overnight solution in an honest and forthright manner which gave me confidence that he would deliver results.I was offered several overnight solutions from other dentists locally at a fraction of the cost but when I see how much effort and detail that went into my plan, I know i made the right choice.
Kurt JohnsonKurt Johnson
17:48 14 May 21
I have got no complaints about this Dental Practice. They were all very friendly and accommodating and always professional.My dental treatment was also really good, everything went according to plan and the results are great!I am VERY happy with the outcome and would recommend them anytime!

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