Dental emergency and out-of-hours care

If you think you need urgent treatment, please contact the Practice at your earliest opportunity and ask to be seen as an emergency. We endeavor to see any patient who has a dental emergency within 24 hours.

Dental emergencies outside the normal Practice hours, please call on 111 (NHS Direct).

If we are not your regular dentist and you have an emergency, further help and support can be found by contacting the NHS 111.

You may need urgent treatment if you have:

Toothache or swelling that suggests an infection of a tooth or gum

Severe toothache or facial pain which is not controlled by taking over-the-counter painkillers

Trauma of the face, mouth or teeth after a recent accident or injury

A permanent tooth being knocked out

Bleeding after tooth extraction that you cannot control

Serious swelling of the mouth or face which is getting worse

Most urgent treatments can be dealt with in one appointment. However, if more than one visit is required, and you return to the same dentist to complete the urgent course of treatment, you will only need to pay a single Band 1 charge for the whole course.

Once your urgent course of treatment has been completed, you may be advised to make another appointment for a separate course of non-urgent treatment. In this case, you will have to pay a second charge in the relevant treatment band.

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