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Emergency Appointments at Smileworks


If you’re looking for an out of hours dentist  or have a dental emergency such as pain or swelling then you’re in the right place. Sometimes you need to see your dentist right away and there’s no better place to get treatment than right here at Smileworks.  We’re open at our Liverpool ONE practice right in the centre of Liverpool, 6 days a week including Saturdays.  We’re open from 9:00am until 9:00pm and have emergency slots throughout the day where you can get seen immediately and get your problem fixed.  Patients almost always get seen the same day but this is dependent on what time you call us. Smileworks dentists frequently work late into the night with genuine emergencies helping patients get out of pain and fixing immediate problems.



Quick Booking Here

Call us immediately on 0151 236 5166 and speak to a member of the team, dentist or specialist who will be able to help you right away

  • Open | 0900-2100
  • Open | Monday to Saturday
  • Emergency Fee | £50
  • Availability | Immediate
  • Time | 30-60m
  • Appointment | Same Day
  • Queue? | Never
  • Call | 0151 236 5166


Pain & Toothache

Here at Smileworks we see many patients with all types of toothache.  Toothache can be caused by many different things and can range in severity from mild discomfort to severe pain.  Patients will often present with toothache for the following reasons:



Pain can be treated by your dentist extremely efficiently and patients are often be amazed at how we can put an end to their toothache very quickly.  Antibiotics, painkillers and many other types of dental work can minimise pain.  Sometimes the painful nerves can be removed under local anaesthetic and this can leave you pain free.  Infections can be treated by antibiotics and the pain from abscesses and swelling will soon subside if treated with the correct prescriptions.




Patients often come in for emergency appointments if they notice swelling.  Swelling in the mouth is often accompanied by pain and discomfort and can be caused by:


Swelling is mainly treated with antibiotics.  Your dentist will identify the cause of the swelling and fix it for you leaving you pain free.






Bleeding in your mouth can be caused by a number of things.  And we’re not just talking about a bit of blood in your spit after brushing.  This is not ideal but it’s also not an emergency either.  Bleeding can be caused by:



If you’ve had an extraction at another practice or an implant placed and it starts bleeding then you’ll need to see us immediately.  Your dentist will have advised you what’s the normal amount of bleeding to expect but if it’s more than expected or uncontrolled then you’ll need to come in to see us straight away.



Trauma & Knocks



Dental trauma can be anything from a broken or chipped tooth to a bad accident involving breaking of many teeth and trauma to the jaw and gums.  Here at Smileworks we frequently see sportspeople who have been injured playing sports.  It goes without saying that protection is very important when engaging in contact sports like football, rugby, hockey and sparring.  We can fix chips and cracks very easily and the restorations will be so natural as to be impossible to detect.  You’re teeth will look just the way they were before the accident.



We also have people who’ve had accidents at home or work and need a tooth repairing.  But you don’t need to be a boxer to suffer dental trauma.  Patients can break teeth chewing pens, biting their nails, grinding or clenching or even eating.  The damage can be done to your natural teeth or existing dental work can become damaged.  Your dentist can repair your smile and have you looking great again in no time.  Remember that your £50 fee is to deal temporarily with the immediate problem.  If you need crowns, implants, veneers or other permanent dental work then this will be subject to our normal fees.  Follow the links here to read more about the dental implants cost.



Wisdom Tooth Pain

A huge amount of dental emergencies are caused by wisdom tooth pain.  This is pain that occurs mainly in 18-30 year olds and can be moderate or severe pain.  Wisdom tooth pain happens when the tooth is half in and half out and has not properly erupted.  This can be because there’s not enough space in the mouth.  The partly erupted wisdom tooth has a flap of gum covering it and food gets caught under the flap.  This causes infection and inflammation.



You may experience a bad taste and bad smells and maybe abscess-like symptoms.  The pain and swelling can involve just the gum and tooth area or be all around the side of the face and neck.  Your lymph nodes can become inflamed and you might have difficulty opening your mouth because of the pain. Although pretty nasty sounding, this type of problem is very easy to fix with rinsing out the infection and perhaps, in very limited instances, with antibiotics.


Read more about treating wisdom tooth pain and surgical extractions here: wisdom teeth removal.


When to dial 999


In the following circumstances you should dial 999 and ask for an ambulance:



If you’re not sure whether to call an ambulance then just call 999 and they will be able to help you.  Alternatively dial the NHS 111 number for emergency assistance.


How to Find Smileworks



To find us, take a look at the map below and directions on our contact page:




Easily the best dentist appointment I've had. I was recommended to go by a friend who couldn't have spoken more highly of them. The facilities are top notch, service friendly and comforting. The staff were great. The treatment was thorough, honest and well explained. First class (excuse the airline pun...you'll see why!)
Adam Samy
Adam Samy
19:10 01 Jun 17
I found Smileworks after looking online for the best specialist orthodontist, and after several visits now, I do believe that they live up to the hype! Every visit has been a pleasure, with the excellent reception always offering a warm and hearty welcome. Due to the severity of problems with my teeth, my treatment plan is extensive and means that despite being early days, I have met with and been treated by a range of the staff here; I can confirm that they're all fantastic and incredibly thorough - everything is explained in detail and nothing is ever rushed. I should also thank Paula (and her assistant whose name I've forgotten - sorry!) yesterday for cleaning the insides of my teeth so thoroughly when I don't even think it was necessarily part of the appointment (the appointment was for a filling). I look forward to continued excellent care from Smileworks and can't wait to get my braces on! Cheers guys!
Michael Kelly
Michael Kelly
08:04 14 Apr 17
Absolutely great find. Friendly staff and MJ who treated me was professional, reassuring and positively fantastic about what my needs were and what I was looking for. There was no pressure on anything and she spoke in depth about full details on every procedure without any rush in me in making an option. I will definitely be visiting again. Thank you once again!
Samina Mubarak
Samina Mubarak
20:02 06 May 17
Absolutely excellent service. All the staff are friendly and make sure all your treatment options are fully explained. Don't do anything unless your 100% sure of all that's available. Shiron made sure my treatment was the absolute best it could be.
Keith Chellew
Keith Chellew
18:41 24 May 17
I had dental work and a procedure on my top lip. I was really nervous on my first visit but the staff are truly lovely and put me at ease straight away. I loved the quirkiness of the waiting room- very different from any dentist/doctors waiting room I've been in. The treatment rooms are very clean, love the design and layout. I also loved the patients photo smiles on the wall!! straight away I relaxed and I could feel the friendliness of the staff. MJ really listened to my fears and listened to what I required, she understood completely my views and the treatment I received was given exactly as I requested!! They really want to help you and they're interested in what you have to say - they love their job!!! I've made a follow up visit and will continue to use them. I've also recommended Smileworks to my friends and will continue to do so.
Nicci Richards
Nicci Richards
20:11 26 Feb 17
I went to Smileworks to have the composite reconstructions on my two front teeth replaced as well as my teeth whitened. On my first appointment with M.J I was given detailed explanations of what these processes involved, which not only eased my apprehensions but stood out from all the previous dentists I had visited. The teeth whitening took approximately two weeks, after which I had the most amazing reconstruction done on my front teeth by Dr Billal Arshad, including a flawless colour match to my newly whitened teeth. The treatment I received was incredible and the end results speak for themselves, I have had numerous people within the fist week comment on how incredible my teeth look. To all the staff at Smileworks I say thank you so much, you have made me a very happy customer.
David Birtles
David Birtles
11:55 26 Jul 17
The staff at Smileworks are fantastic, very welcoming and accommodating. They are always happy to go the extra mile to help you. I had fast braces and 1ml lip filler, i absolutely love the result. Would 100% recommend to anyone looking to get braces or facial aesthetics, they really listen to what you want and combined with their professional knowledge you achieve the perfect result.
Kerry Browne
Kerry Browne
10:46 27 Jul 17
I received my Spmu eyeliner treatment today at Smileworks. I am completely over the moon with the results and would highly recommend the treatment. The clinic itself it just wonderful really clean, fresh and highly professional. My therapist was Hannah Taffe who was extremely knowledgeable, but also so warm and welcoming and put me completely at ease. The treatment was really relaxing and didn't hurt one bit. So very impressed and will certainly be back. Next time I will be booking in to see an orthodontist. Huge thanks to Hannah you really are just fabulous. Sarah Bell xx
18:10 05 Aug 17
Visited smileworks Saturday, place is amazing everyone was really welcoming and friendly. I was given all the answers to any questions i had before I even asked them!. Hannah was fantastic she gave me a full consultation. I am really happy with the outcome. I will be visiting smileworks in the future.
Laura Harte
Laura Harte
18:39 07 Aug 17
The most welcoming and friendly staff I have ever experienced anywhere, let alone a dentist. I felt in safe hands from the get-go and was so happy with the staff arranging appointments for me even outside of the practice. The creative and clever practice design (airplane) topped the fun experience off! Thanks MJ, Georgiana and Heloise.
Sean Donohue
Sean Donohue
22:03 03 Sep 17
Had my fast braces fitted at Smileworks at the beginning of the year and recently had my lips done, MJ and the team are Lovely! Always a Friendly and professional service! Perfect opening hours which work around my job. Highly recommend! 😀
Elle Benson
Elle Benson
13:25 05 Sep 17
I did went Saturday morning as an emergency customer. No previous contact with them in the past. I was extremely happy of what I found. The place itself & location is great. But even better the staff; They were very understanding and helpful. MJ who finally attend my case did work the extra mile (and extra time too :)) so later than 17:30 Sat. Quick/Nice/Effective & Reliable. So far the best dental clinic I have been. Definitively I will recommend & use them again.
13:30 03 Oct 17

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Preventing Emergencies



With the exception of trauma and bleeding, pain and swelling are dental emergencies that are probably 90% avoidable. Here at Smileworks we love seeing emergencies because we can advise you of the simple steps you need to take in the future to avoid getting yourself into an emergency situation again.  If you’re seeing your dentist regularly and having check-ups, xrays and ongoing dental care then you’re much more likely to avoid needing us in a hurry.



Smileworks believe everyone in Liverpool deserves to feel great when they smile. And this means not being in pain. Call us on 0151 236 5166 to speak to someone about joining one of our exclusive memberships. They’re better value than the leading dental plans available and the service you get is superb.  Follow the links below for more information on the range of services available:

Implants to replace broken of missing teeth: Implants Liverpool

Permanent Dental Veneers or Composite Veneers

Orthodontic Emergencies: Braces Liverpool