Maida Smiles (W. London)

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10 Jul

How Much Does an Emergency Dentist Cost?


Emergency Dentist Fees

  • NHS cost: £25.80
  • Private UK dentist cost: £99

View all fees here. We will never progress with treatment without discussing the price first.

You can book an emergency appointment at our London clinic online here. You’ll be seen within four hours of your call. No prior patient registration is required. Only a £50 deposit is required when booking online.

Paying for an emergency dental appointment

  • Dental insurance is accepted.
  • You can use 12 month’s 0% finance to cover the cost of your follow-up treatments.
  • Dental x-rays and prescriptions included in your £99 fee.

If you need to see an emergency dentist outside of hours, please call 020 3583 9809 or email us here. We’re open six days a week and until late (8 p.m.) on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Alternatively, you can also contact NHS 111 to find an immediate out-of-hours service for you. You should only go to A&E if there is an active injury to your face or mouth that involves severe swelling of the face, mouth, lips, throat and eye or heavy, uncontrollable bleeding.

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Advice for particular dental emergencies:

Emergency appointments NHS cost

Emergency appointments with an NHS dentist cost £25.80, which covers your primary care/remedial treatment. For example, if you have tooth pain, they might provide a temporary filling.

But you might find it difficult to get an emergency dental appointment currently, and if this is the case, and you can’t stand being in pain, then you can opt to go private without hurting your chances of NHS care in the future.

Reasons why going private might be better

While we never discourage NHS care or assume it’s inferior to private care, we know that NHS dentists are more limited in terms of time, resources, and what they can and cannot do.

For example, if you have a broken tooth, which is more cosmetic, then your case might be considered non-urgent when it will be an urgent matter aesthetically to you.

Private dentists like us will have a wider range of problems that we consider urgent, such as a loose or fallen-out dental implant or veneer, because we know how important it is for patients to get these prosthetics fixed, not just for their comfort but also for their aesthetics.

NHS care will mostly focus on urgent dental problems like pain, trauma, and swelling, and we will also broaden the scope of what we classify as an emergency. See what we treat.

When you go private, you’ll also experience:

  • Better availability and scheduling (most patients seen the same day or within 24 hours).
  • Sedation is provided for nervous or anxious patients who might otherwise need to wait for a referral.
  • Better payment options, where patients can spread the cost of their treatment using dental finance.
  • A mix of general, restorative and cosmetic procedures to improve not only the smile’s function but also its appearance.