Nearly everyone in life will experience some sort of dental pain or discomfort. We pride ourselves in being in a position to bring you relief as soon as possible.

At Oak Hill Dental and Implant Centre, we care about you and getting you out of pain, so you can return back to normality. Whatever your emergency, we understand there are times when you need to see the dentist as quickly as possible.

Debilitating toothache, infection or a damaged tooth may require immediate dental attention. We reserve same day appointment slots for emergency needs every day, and will do our best to arrange and last minute appointments for you, so please contact us as early as possible in the day.

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While you are waiting to be seen by one of our team, here are a few things you can do at home to bring you relief

Please note, the advice outlined below is not a substitute to seeing a dentist and will not provide you with a long term solution, so please make an appointment to see one of the team if you have not already done so.

Many things can cause toothache, including decay, cracks, loose fillings and infection. Only a dentist is able to diagnose the cause of your toothache, so please contact us on 020 3146 2123 to make an appointment. In the meantime, you can use over the counter painkillers to help control the pain. Paracetamol and Ibuprofen (if you can take it) can be taken together. Please take in accordance with instructions on the box. You may find it more comfortable to have a soft diet and avoid eating on that side.

Tooth sensitivity is one of the most common issues that are reported. There are a few reasons why your teeth may be sensitive, such as tooth decay, loose fillings, recession of the gums.

If your teeth appear to be longer than they used to, it is likely you have recession which has exposed part of the root of the tooth. This can cause a sharp sensation which lasts a second and then settles. You can use a toothpaste with a desensitising agent in it such as colgateprosensitive or Sensodyne repair and protect over the tooth to provide some relief by sealing the root surface.

Please contact us on 020 3146 2123 for an emergency appointment.

There are a number of reasons why your gum can be swollen, including food trapping, gum disease or infection. If you suffer from bleeding when brushing, pay particular attention to the areas that bleed and use interdental brushes to clean between your teeth.

In the meantime, you can rinse with warm salt-water as outlined below.

  • Get a glass of hot water and let it cool down to warm to touch
  • Dissolve a teaspoon of salt and mix fully
  • Take a sip and swish around your mouth, holding it in the area of swelling for a few seconds before spitting out
  • Repeat until the glass is empty
  • You can do this 3-4x daily until you are able to come and see us. Alternatively, you can also use Corsodyl mouthwash twice a day.

One of the main reasons why wisdom teeth are painful is due to a lack of space for them to come through the gum. This causes a gum flap to form over the tooth as part of it pokes out of the gum and results in food trapping in the area. The food and associated bacteria then causes the gum to swell and become inflamed and painful.

The best way to manage this is to ensure you are cleaning your wisdom teeth well to start with on a daily basis using an interspace brush as shown below.

Over the counter painkillers can also help manage any associated pain, but use in accordance with instructions given on the box. Warm salt-water rinses or Corsodyl mouthwash is also beneficial and can bring relief.

Contact us today on 020 3146 2123 to see one of our team for advice about your wisdom tooth as many people have recurring problems with them.

A broken tooth could be a previous filling that has come away or part of your tooth that has broken. A tooth normally only breaks if there is a weakness in the structure itself as a result of thinning of the tooth, too much force on the tooth or trauma.

If your tooth is sensitive, you can use a desensitising toothpaste such as colgate pro-relief or Sensodyne repair and protect to manage the symptoms until you come and see us.

The only way to give you relief if this happens is if still possible, to rebuild the tooth that has broken. Contact us now to book in for your appointment on 020 3146 2123

Whether it is your crown, veneer or onlay, on occasion the cement that is used to place your restoration on the tooth can degrade and can cause it to de-cement.

If this happens, please keep the restoration safe and bring it with you when you come to your appointment, as usually, we can clean it up and cement it back in. If the restoration has been out of your mouth for a while, sometimes, we may need to adjust it as your teeth can move around the area. If you have lost the crown or it simply does not fit anymore, you may need a new restoration altogether.

If your crown is loose, but has not yet come off, we still advise that you come and see us to have it checked. Contact us for an appointment as soon as you can on 020 3146 2123.

Ulcers can occur due to a number of reasons – stress, trauma, vitamin or iron deficiency amongst others. To give you relief until you see us, you can use bonjela to soothe the ulcer if you can access it. If you need a more targeted method, you can use difflam spray which is available over the counter from your pharmacy.

Note – bonjela teething gel numbs the ulcer, normal bonjela does not contain a numbing agent.

Tooth fractures can vary in extent from a minor chip, to complete fracture of a tooth at gum level. Whichever extent it is, we would strongly advise to attend to see a dentist as soon as possible in order to diagnose the problem and treat it accordingly. Some tooth fractures are not always so obvious and may need an x ray to confirm it.

Minor chips or cracks can be quite easily repaired on the same day, and we would advise to see a dentist as soon as possible if you are receiving pain to hot and cold things, which could mean that the nerve is involved. In the meantime, we would advise against eating anything on the tooth until it is assessed properly.

If your tooth has completed been knocked out of your mouth it is crucial to replace it back into its socket as soon as possible. Any debris or dirt needs to be removed from the tooth before it can be put back. Avoid touching the root of the tooth. If it can’t be replaced, put the tooth in a glass of cold milk and attend the dentist as soon as possible, even without an appointment.

If your tooth has been knocked out of position, it is important to have it repositioned with a dentist to stop it affecting the way your teeth come together when biting.

This is usually a straightforward procedure depending on how the denture has broken. Pop in to see one of our experienced dentists to get your denture repaired as soon as possible.

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Amir K
Amir K
The staff at this practice are unparalleled! The most friendly and helpful staff I have ever had the experience of dealing with at a dental practice. Rahana and Usman have not only saved the day countless times for me personally, but are always such a joy to interact with. Thank you for making the dental experience so much better!
Patricia Paraschiv
Patricia Paraschiv
I am thrilled to express my immense gratitude for the exceptional care provided by Dr. orthodontist Suhaym Mubeen. The level of dedication, compassion, and professionalism exhibited by him surpasses all expectations. Dr. Suhaym's approach is marked by thoroughness, thoughtfulness, and meticulousness. His genuine concern for his patients is unparalleled. As a perfectionist, I greatly appreciated his unwavering attention to detail throughout my two-year treatment. His passion for his chosen profession is evident, and his involvement and care were nothing short of outstanding. One of the aspects that truly sets Dr. Suhaym apart is his willingness to take the time to explain each step of the treatment process, ensuring that I understood the purpose and benefits of every decision made. His explanations helped me make well-informed choices for my long-term oral health, instilling confidence and trust in his expertise. Every visit to Dr. Suhaym's office was a joyful experience, thanks not only to the exceptional services he provides but also to his exceptional team of colleagues, including the hygienists and general dentistry practitioners. The reception staff deserves a special mention for their friendliness, professionalism, and ability to create a welcoming and enjoyable atmosphere. I consider myself incredibly fortunate to be a patient of this outstanding practice. In summary, there are simply not enough words of thanks to adequately convey my gratitude to Dr. Suhaym Mubeen. His level of care, commitment, and professionalism is truly second to none. I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone in search of an orthodontist who will go above and beyond to provide an exceptional experience and deliver outstanding results.
Oliver L
Oliver L
Went to Oak Hill dental pratice to have my wisdom tooth removed, this was my first tooth extraction however Dr Ali was very empathetic, alivated any nerves I had and was very quick with the procedure. Highly recommended!
Will Hooper
Will Hooper
Just finished my final Invisalign session with orthodontist Suhaym Mubeen and felt compelled to leave a review after the incredible service I've received from him and his team over the past year. His diligence and attention to detail has been amazing and I am beyond happy with the results. He works and communicates with great clarity and care. And whilst he conducts himself very professionally, he does so with a warm, friendly energy that has honestly made the whole experience really nice. What a legend.
alan croucher
alan croucher
I received first class treatment from Dr. Ali. Dental treatment is never a pleasure but the process of installing an implant was virtually painless and the procedure was competently conducted.
sumayya choudry
sumayya choudry
Fantastic dentist practice. Ive had wisdom teeth problems for over 4 years and recently had a coronectomy on both sides at a NHS hospital near me. One side would not heal and I was in constant pain, I was told for 6 months that it has healed and the pain is jaw related and I should just continue with pain killers. I sent the photos and x-rays to Dr Ali and he was more than happy to walk me through what needed to be done and spent time listening to me and was genuinely interested in helping (and not in it for a profit as I've had in other private practices). I am now pain free after months of constant pain, and I am so grateful to Dr Ali and his team for their help.
Androulla Kilikita
Androulla Kilikita
5 star implant done at oakhill dental practice, very pleased, but a bit more expensive as I needed a bone graft
Jose Martin
Jose Martin
Always easy peasy
tony sobers
tony sobers
It took seven weeks to go from smashed front teeth to veneers and a perfect smile thanks to Dr Ali and the team at Oak Hill Dental Practice. Eight weeks before my wedding I fell and suffered serious damage to my face and teeth. Over the following weeks and a series of appointments Dr Ali set about repairing the damage, each session gave me more hope that I’d have a toothy grin for my wedding photos. Dr Ali and the team were totally supportive and reassuring during the treatment. And the result of the dental work was amazing, I had to tell people I’d had an injury, they wouldn’t have known otherwise. I’m loathed to change dentists and despite moving away from the area I stayed with Oak Hill as I know they are great, that confidence paid off. I can thoroughly recommend the entire team at Oak Hill Dental Practice, you’ll be in good hands
Mike Bliss
Mike Bliss
After recently finishing a series of dental treatments, leading to the fitting of a new implant and two replacement crowns for my front teeth, I have nothing but the highest praise for the team at the Oak Hill Dental & Implant Centre. After the initial consultation, assessment, and CT scan - which revealed insufficient bone to take an implant - Dr Moshin Ali drafted an impressive four-phase plan which was described to me clearly and professionally and in a manner that put me completely at ease. The most daunting procedures - including both bone and gum grafting surgeries - went extremely well, and the aftercare was excellent with follow up calls from the doctor's reassuringly calm and efficient assistant, Mihaela. As we came towards the end of the treatments Moshin took a great deal of time and care to achieve a very natural look and I am delighted with the results. Kudos also to Steve and the other receptionists who are always most welcoming, patient and helpful when you arrive or call. I have no hesitation in recommending this practise. Thank you so much!
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