Emergency Dentist Liverpool

Emergency Appointments at Smileworks

If you’re looking for an out of hours dentist or have a dental emergency such as pain or swelling and are in need of emergency dental treatments 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 which are allocated on a first come first serve basis.
We also have dedicated emergency sessions:
Saturday 10:00-15:00

  In addition to our dedicated emergency sessions we have one emergency session each day allocated on a first come first serve basis. We’re sorry if you have a dental emergency and cannot be seen.  Please don’t be upset with us if you can’t get an appointment.       If you’ve had composite veneers or composite bonding treatment with us or anywhere and one of your restorations has broken or chipped then make an appointment here.       This page is for emergencies.  This is when you need a dentist right away.  If you are looking for routine dental treatment like a scale and polish or any other type of dentistry then visit our homepage here.  Dentist Liverpool.     Dr MJ Rowland-Warmann also treats patients for emergency aesthetic complications such as vascular complications from filler or bad outcomes. Take a look here for more help and advice if you’ve experienced lip fillers gone wrong.      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q27dEOEEm08

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 Assessment Fee | £90
  • Availability | Immediate
  • Time | 30-60m
  • Appointment | Usually Same Day
  • Queue? | Never
  • Call | 0151 236 5166

If you have a recurring need for an emergency dentist you could benefit from our Smileworks dental membership. This means your teeth will always look their best and you’re mouth will always be healthy because you’re in the hands of the true professionals.


Pain & Toothache Treatment

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.  To learn more about endodontic therapy take a look at our main page here: Root Canal Liverpool.  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.   Sometimes problems with dentures can cause you pain and swelling.  If you have denture pain then Smileworks can help.  Call us to make an emergency appointment or visit our dentures page.


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.

Just a little bit of blood when you brush usually means you need to attend for an oral hygiene appointment or Airflow treatment to deep clean your teeth.

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.  Your teeth will look just the way they were before the accident.     If you’ve lost a filling or are experiencing pain from an old filling and thing it might need replacing then take a look at our dedicated page to replacing fillings.       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 £90 fee is for your assessment only and you will be quoted for any emergency treatment at your appointment.  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 here: wisdom teeth removal. And about tooth extractions here.

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.       Smileworks Emergency Number: 07507847521     You should call this number outside of our regular opening hours only.   This number is reserved for patients who need OUT OF HOURS EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE. *It is not an advice line* and you will be connected to an assistant who will only be able to make an appointment to see an emergency dentist.       We love talking to you and helping you with your problems – but not in the middle of the night! Please call 0151 236 5166 for a chat and only call the emergency number in an emergency and with a payment card / availability ready to make an appointment.

How to Find Smileworks




Smileworks are an extremely popular emergency dentist, open late nights and at the weekend.  Our dentists have an average aggregate rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars based on 91 emergency reviews from GoogleTrustpilot and Facebook.  Here are some of our favourites.   

Smileworks Liverpool
Based on 1425 reviews
Dr Sefa & JoJo dealt with my emergency very effectively & efficiently, & I am happy to recommend.
Ann Firth
Ann Firth
11:52 31 May 24
New visit 14.05.24Latest visit I just want to share how kind and supportive this team is! From the admin team to Dentist Brian Duffy. Knowledgeable and supportive they were able to sort an emergency appointment for me in difficult circumstances.... I’m extremely grateful and highly recommend!Previous:The whole team are lovely! Rebecca, the Hygienist is amazing at her job! .... great experience.... I actually enjoy going the dentist when I come here!read more
Jennifer McKenna
Jennifer McKenna
08:04 15 May 24

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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