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Emergency Dentist in Coventry

Don't ignore dental pain. If you're suffering from a dental emergency, get in touch with our team. We aim to see all emergency patients on the same day to prevent further pain and discomfort.

When you're having a dental emergency, it can be difficult to know where to turn.

Dental emergencies can happen suddenly, and you need to know that you can access quality care as soon as possible so you can get back to your life. Our emergency dental service in Coventry will aim to get you into the dentist's chair on the same day. We will then diagnose the issue and take steps to stop your pain and prevent further damage. If the issue cannot be solved in one visit, you can then book a follow-up appointment to complete the work.

What counts as a dental emergency?

It can be difficult to know if you are having a dental emergency, or if your problem can wait. To help clear up any confusion, we've listed the most common dental emergencies below. In these cases, you should seek emergency care as soon as possible.

  • If you have lost a tooth, try to find the tooth and book an appointment as soon as possible, as we may be able to place the tooth back in the socket.

  • A chipped or broken tooth can leave you with a sharp edge that can cut your lips and tongue. Visit the emergency dentist to prevent further damage to your mouth.

  • An abscess will result in intense pain and swelling in your cheek, jaw and sometimes even your neck. It's a sign that a bacterial infection has spread to your tooth root.

  • If toothache strikes out of nowhere, or a mild toothache gets worse, this is considered a dental emergency. The pain is often caused by an infection, so it's important to seek treatment right away.

  • If you lose a crown, bridge or dental implant, it's important to visit a dentist as soon as possible.

  • Bleeding should stop after a dental procedure, so if you're still experiencing bleeding and it cannot be controlled by biting down on gauze, book an appointment as soon as possible.

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Having a dental emergency?

Don't delay treatment. Call us on 02476 451 569 during office hours or call 111 outside of office hours to find out how to access emergency treatment.

Emergency out of hours?

Call the NHS out of hours – their 111 service is staffed by experienced advisers and healthcare professionals who will be able to direct you towards the best course of action.

Meet our team

Our team includes specialist dentists, dental support staff and practice staff. We're all united in a goal to make high-quality dental care accessible, affordable and stress-free.

Meet the team
Team members - Longfellow Road Dental

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Have a question about your dental treatment? We've answered the most common questions below.

This all depends on the time of day you experience your dental emergency. If the practice is closed, called 111 and they will advise you on the steps to take. They might recommend waiting for the dental practice to open, or they might direct you to the A&E department.

There are some cases that would require urgent NHS care, usually at the hospital. This includes: uncontrolled bleeding after an extraction, rapidly increasing swelling around the eye or throat and trauma confined to the dental arches.

There are a few things to look for that may indicate you have a dental emergency. Excessive bleeding from the gums or mouth. A tooth that has been knocked out. Severe pain in the mouth or teeth that cannot be controlled with over-the-counter pain medication. Swelling in the mouth or face.

There are a few things you can do to help ease the pain of a toothache at home. Rinse your mouth with warm, salty water to clean it out. Use dental floss to remove any food that might be stuck between your teeth and causing the pain. Take over-the-counter painkillers like ibuprofen to help reduce pain and inflammation. Avoid using a warm compress, as this will aggravate the inflammation. Instead, try sleeping with your head slightly elevated to relieve pressure on the area.

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NHS Dentistry

NHS dental care offers a cost-effective way to access the dental care you need. All treatments that are medically required for healthy teeth and gums are available on the NHS treatment pricing bands.

  • Suzanne Hopwood

    Dec 2,2023

    I have just seen the hygienist who cleaned my teeth. I am so delighted with the result. I didn't know I have such pretty teeth. They are professionals and they worked hard to remove my terrible stains and plaque. I am nervous about attending a dentist practice but they were very kind and helpful. Cannot praise them enough. Thank you.

  • martyn leslie jones

    Dec 1,2023

    Great dentist. Excellent service 👍

  • Tony A

    Dec 1,2023

    Highly recommend 👌

  • RK Accounts

    Dec 1,2023

    Very professional service and duty of care, I think best dentist in the city

  • Tom Morgan

    Dec 1,2023

    Very good, dentists were very nice

  • A S

    Nov 30,2023

    Very good thank you! The staff are good and explained everything step by step. That was very helpful 🙂

  • Craig Lewis

    Nov 30,2023

    Excellent treatment and very prompt

  • Pamela Reeve

    Nov 24,2023

    The check up was undertaken and no treatment was necessary.

  • Aidan Watson

    Nov 24,2023

    Dentist was very professional. Took time to ask about my teeth and if I had any issues or concerns. Did a scale and polish which was very good and not uncomfortable, unlike other visits. Advised me on different toothpaste for sensitive teeth. Arranged further appointment quickly for other work needed. I am happy with the service. Thanks.

  • Yasathree Dissanayaka

    Nov 23,2023

    The doctor was so nice and helpful. He listened to us and explained every thing very well.

  • Katie Harley

    Nov 23,2023

    Was treated quickly and respectfully by all staff from start to finish.

  • Carole Canavan

    Nov 23,2023

    Needed to see a dentist quickly due to losing a tooth. Was offered an appointment 2 days later which I was grateful for. Managed to park in their small car park at the rear of the surgery. If this is full, there is free public parking in the underground car park at the Forum shops opposite. Only waited a couple of minutes before being called through to see the dentist who was friendly and helpful. She explained the options available to me and I made the decision to go down the cheapest route by having my small denture plate extended rather than a new one. Impressions were taken there and then and a further appointment booked for 12 days time for the fitting. Very pleased with the whole experience.

Contact our practice

Longfellow Road Dental Practice

2-4 Longfellow Road,
Coventry CV2 5HB

Monday8am - 6pm
Tuesday8am - 6pm
Wednesday8am - 6pm
Thursday8am - 6pm
Friday8am - 6pm
Saturday8am - 1pm