Oral Traumas & Lost Teeth

A knocked-out tooth is a medical and dental emergency and will need urgent care and treatment to preserve your oral health and condition.

Lost Tooth Emergencies

The Gentle Dental will prioritise lost tooth emergencies and will be able to offer you a same-day appointment so that further complications and infections do not form.

In instances where an adult tooth is knocked out, we advise that you try to put it back in place and visit a dentist immediately.

When you cannot put a tooth back into position, place it in some milk and, again, book in for urgent care.

The sooner a knocked-out tooth is re-implanted, the better chance it will embed itself back into the gum. However, this has to be done very quickly, leading to patients seeking other replacement options.

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Missing teeth/knocked-out tooth emergencies

You will have a few restorative dentistry options to close the gap when you have lost a tooth. These include:

  • Dentures: Traditional removable false teeth can often be uncomfortable for patients and cause embarrassing moments when they slip out of place.
  • Bridges: Here, a false tooth will be glued to teeth on either side of the gap using special cement.
  • Implants: Emerging as the most popular tooth replacement solution, it uses a titanium screw secured into the jawbone. This type of treatment is durable, strong and natural-looking. See teeth in a day for immediate fixes.

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Missing tooth facts: The truth about missing teeth

Some patients will ignore a missing tooth and pass it off as no big deal. However, it can have severe impacts on your oral and general health.

  • Bone loss: The gaps caused by a missing tooth or teeth often lead to jaw bone loss. When a tooth is lost, the bone that supports it can disintegrate. Dental implants fuse with your bone, providing newfound support and strength.
  • Shifting teeth: Healthy teeth not affected by tooth decay or gum recession are firmly attached to the jawbone. When teeth are knocked out, this can accelerate problems like gaps in the mouth make it easy for teeth to move, and just like a domino, all other teeth follow suit.
  • Bite irregularities: When the teeth begin to shift, it will undoubtedly affect how the teeth meet, determining the occlusion. Bad bites can cause sensitivity, further tooth loss and headaches.
  • Speech issues: It can be difficult to pronounce certain words when a tooth is lost. There is even a chance you might experience slurring, spitting and whistling.
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Broken, chipped or loose teeth

If you have damaged your tooth and a piece has broken off, we would advise you to find the lost fragment and store it in milk.

The dentist may be able to glue it back onto the tooth. However, if you cannot locate the fragment, the dentist will then prescribe a tooth-coloured filling material, which will build up your tooth.

In the most severe cases, where the tooth is too badly broken, and nerves become exposed, the area may be too sensitive, which might require root canal treatment.

Seek urgent care

The Gentle Dental practice offers emergency/same-day dental appointments to new and existing patients who are suffering from a multitude of oral health problems in East Molesey.

We can treat the full range of dental emergiences, everything from a lost tooth to a swollen mouth. We know you are in pain and need an immediate solution. 

We offer free parking. We are a 10-minute walk from Hampton Court train station.

Whenever our patients are in extreme discomfort or are facing serious oral health and hygiene issues such as knocked-out teeth will require immediate dental assistance.

The consequences of a missing tooth that remains untreated can lead to serious gum infections, gum recession, bone loss and further tooth loss.

If an infection happens, it can be more difficult to treat the affected area as other treatments will be needed to stabilise the mouth’s condition and ensure it’s in an appropriate state for a treatment like dental implants.

Book an appointment. Call 020 8224 7562.

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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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