Emergency dental care in Dartford, Kent

Dental emergencies often strike at the most unexpected moments, causing discomfort and anxiety. At our Dartford-based practice, we understand the urgency and importance of addressing dental emergencies promptly.

Leaving a dental emergency untreated can exacerbate the issue, leading to severe pain, infection, and even permanent damage. Whether it’s a broken tooth, severe toothache, knocked-out tooth, or issues related to wisdom teeth, seeking immediate dental attention is crucial to prevent complications.

We have dedicated emergency appointments available every day!
Call us as early as you can, and we are likely to be able to see you on the same day.

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What constitutes a dental emergency?

A dental emergency encompasses various situations, including but not limited to:

If you are concerned about your teeth or feel something is wrong, please get in touch with us. You might require emergency dental treatment from one of our highly skilled dentists.

What is included in an emergency appointment?

Our emergency dental appointments include the following:

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Emergency dental care tips

While awaiting professional care from us, there are measures to alleviate discomfort and minimise the impact of a dental problem.


Rinse the mouth with warm salt water and use floss to remove any lodged debris. Over-the-counter pain medication may help temporarily.

Knocked-out tooth

Preserve the tooth in milk or saliva, avoiding touching the root, and get to the dentist within 30 minutes for potential re-implantation.

Broken tooth

Save any broken fragments and rinse the mouth with warm water. Apply a cold compress to reduce swelling.


Apply gentle pressure with gauze to the bleeding area and seek immediate dental attention.

When faced with a dental emergency, time is of the essence. Don’t let discomfort or uncertainty about your oral health linger any longer. Our dedicated team in Dartford is equipped and ready to provide urgent dental care to address these critical situations and to get you pain free. Don’t hesitate to contact us in the event of a dental emergency. Your oral health and comfort are our utmost priority.

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Can I go to A&E with a tooth problem?

There is usually no need for you to visit A&E for a dental emergency, as dentists are far better equipped to treat you in a dental practice than a doctor in a hospital. You may also waste time waiting in A&E to find you can’t be effectively treated. If you have a dental emergency, the best option is to contact your dental practice for advice.

What is classed as a dental emergency?

A dental emergency means you require urgent dental assistance and/or you are in severe dental pain. This dental emergency could occur due to various situations, such as an infection, dental injury, and knocked out teeth. If you are in dental pain, contact us for an emergency dental appointment. We will do our best to get you seen as soon as possible.

Is severe tooth pain an emergency?

This can vary depending on the patient. However, if you have had a toothache that lasts more than two days and it’s causing you lots of pain and discomfort, this would be seen as a dental emergency. If you have a toothache and the area around your eye or neck swells. Or you have swelling that makes it hard for you to breathe or talk, you should go straight to A & E.

Can A&E give you antibiotics for tooth infection?

Yes, usually the hospital can provide antibiotics and can give pain relief, but they don’t perform restorative treatments such as fillings and crowns. You should make an emergency dentist appointment asap to treat the issue properly.

How do I make my tooth pain go away?

It’s important to see a dentist as soon as you can if you have toothache. You can take painkillers and use an analgesic gel, which can numb the area for a while. You can also rinse your mouth out with warm, salty water. This can help rinse your mouth of the bacteria that could be causing you issues. An ice pack can be applied to the cheek to help reduce swelling. Many people swear by clove oil. Just add a couple of drops on a cotton bud and apply to the affected area. Drinking warm peppermint tea can also soothe your mouth overall.

How long does a toothache last?

How long your toothache will last does depend on the underlying cause. If you have a temporary gum irritation, then the pain should go away within a day or two. If the problem is an abscess or cavity the pain may come and go in waves, but it won’t go away entirely until you have got the dental issue resolved.

How to get an emergency dental service?

Contact us immediately, and we will endeavour to make you an emergency dentist appointment as soon as possible. Our emergency dentists can cover a wide range of issues and aim to get you out of any pain or discomfort within an hour of seeing you.

What does an emergency dentist offer?

The emergency dentist can offer dental treatment for missing teeth, infections, abscesses, and any dental related emergency. We can offer telephone advice and will do our best to see you on the same day you contact us. Our dentists listen to your problem and explain the dental treatment options available to get you out of pain and back on the road to recovery. We will also follow up your dental care to ensure you are recovering well.

How do I best avoid a dental emergency in the future?

By their very nature, most dental emergencies cannot be avoided. However, if you maintain a good regular oral hygiene routine, your teeth and gums will be in the best condition and better able to avoid severe pain due to decay or an abscess.


At Dartford Road Dental, we believe that quality dental care should be affordable to as many patients as possible. That is why we have options available to help spread the cost.

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39 Dartford Rd, Dartford, Kent DA1 3EG

When to visit

We have early opening hours!
Mon - Thurs 8:15am - 5:30pm
Friday 8:15am - 1:45pm
Saturday 9:00am - 1:45pm (appointment only)

By Bus: Bus numbers 96 and 428 stop directly outside the practice.
By Car: There is ample street parking nearby.