Emergency Dentistry Berkhamsted

Dental accidents and emergencies happen anytime, including outside of normal business hours. If you need to see a dentist immediately, the team at Admiral House based in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire can help.

For emergency dental treatment and care outside of office hours call 01442 863204

Emergency Dentistry in Hertfordshire

We understand that you may need to see us when we are not in the office. Call us as soon as possible so we can advise you on what to do until we meet at our Berkhamsted dental practice or so we can recommend going to the hospital emergency room if the situation warrants it. We also offer evening and weekend appointments when necessary so we can be there for our patients when they need us most.

We’re proud to be one of the most trusted private dentists in the area, offering a wide range of treatments to our patients. But, we understand that anything can happen, and you need to feel confident that you can access the dental care you need at any time, which is why we offer emergency dentistry in Berkhamsted.

If you’re having a dental emergency, there are a number of things that we can do to help, including offering same-day treatment, and prescribing medication where necessary. We can also help if you’re unsure whether your issue is an emergency or something that can wait for a routine appointment. Simply give us a call and our experienced Hertfordshire dental team will talk through the problem and advise accordingly.

We appreciate that a dental emergency can be stressful and traumatic, but with over forty years of experience, you can rest assured that whatever the problem, you’re in the very best hands with us.

What Constitutes a Dental Emergency?

Many issues that do not cause pain, such as a minor chipped tooth, sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures, or re-cementing a crown can be done during normal office hours. These types of dental issues are generally not emergencies.

To determine if you are experiencing a true dental emergency, you would likely have one or more of the following:

  • Severe pain
  • Bleeding from mouth
  • Loose teeth or teeth that have come out unexpectedly
  • Swelling in the mouth or face
  • Bulges, swelling, or knots on the gums

If you experience any of these symptoms, give us a call immediately.

Dental Emergencies We Treat

We strive to be there for our patients when they need us. Below are some of the dental emergencies we commonly treat at our dentist in Berkhamsted.


If you are in pain, it may be an abscess in your tooth—bacterial infections such as these should be treated as soon as possible. Give us a call and we will set up an appointment to see you.

In the meantime, an ice pack may help; do not apply heat to the area as that exacerbates the problem. You can also ease the pain with over-the-counter medication, but do not put pills directly on your sore tooth.

Chipped or Broken Tooth

Minor chips that do not hurt are not usually considered a dental emergency. If you are concerned about it, please give us a call to explain what happened. Chipped teeth can usually wait to be repaired and our dental team has the knowledge and expertise to fix your tooth. In the meantime, be careful not to chip it more.

When a tooth breaks, it needs to be seen right away to increase the chances of saving the tooth so call us immediately. Broken teeth can almost always be saved, however, a cracked or broken tooth may have damage inside the tooth as well, which is why this type of damage is classified as an emergency.

For breaks, gently rinse your mouth with warm water and apply a cold compress if the area is swollen. If you are in pain, take acetaminophen, not aspirin, and do not apply topical painkillers to your gums because it can harm the gum tissue. If it is a minor breakage, we may be able to mend it with a white filling. For serious breaks, we may need to place a root canal and crown.

Knocked-Out Tooth

For patients that have a tooth knocked out, you need to call us and see us immediately to increase the chances that your natural tooth takes root again. We may be able to save your tooth if we see you in time. After two hours, the chances of restoring your natural tooth are poor.

For a tooth that gets knocked out, pick it up by the crown—do not touch the roots. Rinse the tooth off gently with water but be careful not to remove any tissue attached to it or scrub it. If the tooth looks clean, put it back in its socket and hold it in place by gently biting down.

If storing it in the socket is not possible, put the tooth in a container of cold milk until you can get to our office. We will do our best to save your natural tooth or provide you with other options, such as a dental implant if your natural tooth does not take root.

Of course, there are other instances besides these that are considered a dental emergency. If you have any other issues or accidents, call us and we will take care of you.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the most common type of dental emergency?

We understand that dental issues can rear their head at any time, day or night – and there are many reasons why you might need to see a dentist at short notice. However, there are a handful of common dental emergencies that the team here at Admiral House are accustomed to dealing with. These include:

  • Cracked or damaged teeth
  • Severe toothache
  • Knocked-out teeth
  • Infected gums
  • Excessive bleeding

Although not every issue will be an emergency, it’s always advised that you at least get in touch with our emergency dentist in Hertfordshire to discuss the issue with our team. They will always make sure you are seen in a timely manner.

What can an emergency dentist in Berkhamsted do?

An emergency dentist in Hertfordshire has the skills and abilities to do the same treatments as a general dentist. However, these appointments are suited to dental issues that cannot wait for a routine appointment to be dealt with.

If you’re struggling with a dental issue that requires urgent assistance, then we’re confident we can help.

How do I know if my dental issue is an emergency?

An emergency dentist in Hemel Hempstead has the skills and abilities to do the same treatments as a general dentist. However, these appointments are suited to dental issues that cannot wait for a routine appointment to be dealt with.

If you’re struggling with a dental issue that requires urgent assistance, then we’re confident we can help.

How do I make an emergency dentist appointment?

When a dental emergency happens, the last thing you need is to be wasting time trying to find an emergency dentist in Hertfordshire. That’s why here at Admiral House, we’re committed to making the process of getting an emergency appointment as easy as possible.

To speak with our team and book an emergency appointment, all you need to do is get in touch. If your emergency occurs out of hours, just give us a call on 01442 863204.


If you would like to make an appointment in Berkhamsted, Herfordshire, please fill out the form below. Alternatively, you can call (01442) 863204 or email the practice at [email protected] and we will be pleased to arrange a convenient time for you.

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