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We have unfortunately had to temporarily stop our beauty treatments in line with Government regulations. All existing appointments will be rescheduled.

Emergency Dentist in the City of London

If you're looking for a friendly, highly rated and expert emergency dentist near you in the City of London, our new 5* clinic near Liverpool Street can help.

We offer a complete range of emergency dental care at our welcoming and state-of-the-art clinic in Spitalfields.

Our emergency dentists in London include our highly experienced principal dentist, Catherine Freestone (GDC No. 74228), who has over 21 years extensive dentistry experience.

Same day dental emergency appointments

If you require emergency dental care please call us as soon as possible in the morning (we are open 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday). We will always endeavour to see emergency patients on the day that they call.

During your emergency consultation a dentist will discuss your symptoms with you, assess your problem and recommend a suitable treatment plan. Fulfilment of your treatment plan may require further appointments.

The cost of an emergency face to face consultation is £110.

Out of hours emergencies procedure

If you have an out of hours dental emergency please read through our Dental Emergency management advice below.

Dental emergency frequently asked questions

If you have a dental problem but are not sure if you need to be seen urgently check out our list of common dental problems to see if you can get an answer to your question.

A Filling has fallen out and your tooth does not hurt?

We would generally advise its ok to leave this until the clinic re-opens. We recommend you contact us or your own dentist to register for a priority appointment.

A Filling has fallen out and your tooth does hurt?

If the pain is mild and/or reacting to hot or cold for a few seconds you may have exposed the dentine layer. This layer sits beneath the enamel layer and is responsible for a lot of tooth sensitivity.

We would recommend you try and keep the area clean using a sensitive toothpaste if you have one. If it is extremely uncomfortable and you cannot see a dentist then you could consider placing a temporary filling using temporary filling kit.

Its not easy to do this at home yourself and we would only recommend you try this if you can access the tooth well and keep it dry. The easiest option is to keep it clean with a sensitive toothpaste and try to avoid hot or cold foods in that area until you can be seen.

You have broken your tooth and it is not sore?

We would generally advise its ok to leave this until the clinic re-opens. We recommend you contact us or your own dentist to register for a priority appointment.

You have broken your tooth and it is sore?

If the pain is mild and/or reacting to hot or cold for a few seconds you may have exposed the dentine layer. This layer sits beneath the enamel layer and is responsible for a lot of tooth sensitivity.

We would recommend you try and keep the area clean using a sensitive toothpaste if you have one. If it is extremely uncomfortable and you cannot see a dentist then you could consider placing a temporary filling using temporary filling kit.

It is not easy to do this at home yourself and we would only recommend you try this if you can access the tooth well and keep it dry. The easiest option is to keep it clean with a sensitive toothpaste and try to avoid hot or cold foods in that area until you can be seen.

Sometimes when the tooth breaks the broken part will stay attached to your gum. If this is the case and its very sore, we recommend you try to be seen as soon as possible.

Please make sure you contact us or your dentist to book a priority appointment.

You have a loose cap or crown, or it has come out completely?

If the crown is still on your tooth but is loose, please do not force it off or you may risk damaging the tooth or filling beneath the crown. You can try wiggling the crown gently to see if it will dislodge. If you can remove it, please store it safely until you can be seen.

Keep the area clean and try not to chew anything too hard on this side. If its mildly sensitive, try using a de-sensitising toothpaste if you have one.

If the sensitivity is more severe you could consider covering the tooth with a temporary filling material from a temporary filling kit. Your tooth will need to be clean and dry for this to stick.

Be careful not to place too much material on the top of the tooth as it may interfere with your bite. If your crown is still on the tooth but loose and you can’t gently dislodge then you will have to leave it in place being careful not to eat to vigorously on this side so you don’t swallow the crown.

It may start to loosen more so you can gently remove it. Please contact our clinic or your dentist to register for a priority appointment.

My gums are bleeding?

Bleeding gums are a sign of inflammation and this is usually caused by a build up of bacterial plaque. You may also find that your gums bleed more when you are feeling unwell or rundown or pregnant.

Its important that despite the bleeding you continue to clean your teeth as well as you can for 2 minutes and use either floss or small brushes between your teeth as well. We only recommend mouthwash if your gums are very inflamed and/or painful.

Mouthwash is not a substitute for good oral hygiene so please make sure you are cleaning as well as you can with your toothbrush and floss.

If the gum inflammation is causing you to take pain relief or making your teeth hurt, we recommend booking a priority appointment.

Impacted wisdom tooth is sore?

The gum around an impacted wisdom tooth can become inflamed or infected from time to time. We recommend you try to keep this area as clean as you can with your toothbrush.You can also try rinsing with Corsydyl or a peroxyl mouthwash or warm salt water at least 4-5 times per day for a minute at a time. Swish the mouthwash or water vigorously in the area that is sore before spitting out.If the pain is not just local to the gum but you have pain also into your jaw then we recommend booking a priority appointment.

Mouth ulcers?

Mouth ulcers can affect any area of the mouth and can be extremely uncomfortable. Its important to keep your mouth as clean as possible to reduce the likelihood of the surface of the ulcer getting infected.

We recommend warm salt mouth rinses or a mouthwash such as Corsydyl if the ulcer is very sore. Rinsing 4- 5 times per day for a minute at a time will help to keep the ulcers clean and reduce the inflammation.

We do not think putting medication directly on the ulcers is a good idea as you risk transferring bacteria from your finger.

If you have a large ulcer or several small ulcers, a softer diet will be kinder to the healing surface and reduce trauma. Most ulcers are self-limiting and will heal within 7-10 days.

If you have an ulcer that does not heal within a 3 week period we recommend that you see a dentist to have this checked.

Chipped front tooth?

Front teeth are prone to chipping in an accident or from wear and tear such as tooth grinding. You can get small chips on your front teeth that feel rough to your tongue but are not sore.

If the chip is small it may be smoothed. If the chip is large, we would recommend that you have it repaired with a tooth coloured composite.

If you have been in an accident and the tooth is painful and reacting to hot and cold, we would recommend you see a dentist.

Making our patients smile

At Smile Hub Spitalfields we are dedicated to providing the highest standard of dentistry to our patients. Our happy patients keep us smiling too! 

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Great attention to detail.

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Very happy with the service and treatment provided.


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Lee Bennett

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Excellent new premises and, as ever, impeccably professional friendly treatment.

Guy Morton

Very efficient and thorough with good guidance to ensure teeth remain sparkling.

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Superb facility, professional staff and fantastic service. I highly recommend Smile Hub at Spitalfields.

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As always, Dr Mehta and all his staff are outstanding, could not recommend more.

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5* service from Cath and the team - as always. I couldn't recommend highly enough.

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Who knew that visiting the dentist could actually be a pleasant experience? Thank you!

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Sam Sho

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Jed Curtis

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Josh Chamberlain

Fantastic as always. Really efficient. Felt completely safe. Thorough and professional. Lovely new consulting rooms.

Alex Carver

Highly recommended and have been a customer for years.

Mark Jewell

Excellent, caring and friendly service. I am sure to return!

Yadubara Das

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Dianne Tipping

The service and care offered by the clinic was amazing

Maria Alonso

Kush was super helpful, patient and informative. Happy with the end result.

Christian Hayles

High quality dentists and hygienists in a beautiful office

Caroline Raul

Very professional and excellent customer service.

George Yeboah

Everyone is friendly and knowledgeable and 100% puts me at ease.

Leanne Glover

Excellent service and very friendly and competent.

Kenneth Baird

I can't speak highly enough of Catherine Freestone. She has been my dentist for a year and is amazing and a lovely person. Highly recommend Smile Hub.

Timothy Crooks

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Nicholas Newell

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Mary O'Reilly

The whole team is friendly and professional and they have the comfiest dental chair I've ever sat in!

D Valdar

My most trusted place for any dental issues. Kush is excellent at what he does and the staff is friendly and makes you comfortable.

Sirsa Majumder

Cath Freestone has been my dentist for just over three years. She has been fantastic and I recommend smilehub highly.

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Alex Wu

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Dr Kush dealt with my situation with great professionalism and made the whole experience go smoothly.


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Chris Murphy

Great and professional service! Lovely office as well.

Nadir Chioino

Really great dental practice, came here for a hygienist appointment and everything was perfect


I can not recommend there professionalism, compassion, without judgment enough.

Paul Stansfield

I would highly recommend him for anyone looking for an honest and approachable dentist.

Giovanna Hsu

I really felt calm and well looked after. Well worth the visit and seamless experience.

Annette Neto

I would absolutely recommend if you are looking for an honest dentist that knows what they are doing!

Sophia Hannah

Their receptionist is very professional and helpful, and their facilities are kept very clean.


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Emma Sabry

Kush is amazing and makes you feel so at ease; so friendly and professional.

Chloe Bowden

The results were amazing. Highly recommended.

Matt Scott

They explain everything that is happening in a clear, concise manner.

Claire Slora

I would always highly recommend them!

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Great service, easily the best dental surgery I've ever been to.

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Catherine's guidance is incredibly comforting and I would absolutely recommend

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A wonderful dentist for small children.

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Friendly and professional service from start to finish.

Aaron Kempen

Dr Kush was efficient and professional, explaining what he was doing and made me feel comfortable and putting my mind at ease.

Karen German

Have just finished my Invisalign treatment with Cath and I couldn’t be more pleased with my teeth.

Briony Steele

Everyone is very kind and attentive and the care and advice I received from Dr Catherine Freestone were absolutely brilliant.

Ana Draskovic

Staff were very attentive and made sure my whole experience from start to finish was as pleasant as possible.

Stuart Walton

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Caitlan Lloyd

Excellent practice. Efficient, clean and always accommodating on availability.

Matthew Raeside

Fantastic Service with my Dental Hygienist Emma. Good Banter and a great clean.

Jeames Horn

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Lisa Gabbai

The facilities are modern and clean.

Sean Bale

Fantastic service, best equipment and new techniques always being introduced.

Victoria Harud

Dr K is brilliant, made me feel super secure and relaxed, 100% booking all future visits here!


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Amanda Yim

Throughout I was confident I was in good hands

Henry Sykes

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Donall Breen

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Jim Wee

Professional and caring. Thank you Kath & her team for your great service. Dr Hannah is a jewel of the dental practice.

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Comfortable atmosphere despite my initial stress regarding the treatment - would recommend!

Chris Ashfield

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Gareth Haddow

could not be happier about the results or the service!

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Would certainly recommend this practice to anyone!

Iain French

I highly recommend this dentist to anyone. Their reception team is also very accommodating!


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Smile Hub Spitalfields

8a Brushfield Street
E1 6AN

Opening times

Monday - Friday

9am - 5pm


9am - 1pm

(By appointment only for Invisalign and composite bonding)



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Linklaters Wellness Centre
2nd Floor Milton House
One Silk Street

Opening times

Tuesday - Thursday

9am - 5pm

Monday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday


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UBS Dental Suite
First floor, UBS Medical Centre
5 Broadgate

Opening times

Monday - Thursday

9am - 5pm

Friday - Sunday