Acute Dental Care
Please note if you have a regular NHS dentist and need urgent treatment do contact your dentist for advice first If possible, otherwise if you do not have a regular NHS dentist, you can contact NHS 111. They can give you details of our-of-hours dental services in your area.
Severe toothache, infection or injury in your mouth or teeth that needs urgent attention?
Turn to your dentist
If you are registered with a dentist:
You should contact your dental practice for an appointment. Even if your practice is closed, you will hear a message which provides details of their out of hours arrangements for providing advice and treatment.
If you are not registered with a dentist:
In order to receive the full range of dental treatment and care under the NHS, you must be registered with a dentist.
When you register with a dentist you’ll be registered for life, unless you or your dentist request your registration to be withdrawn.
If you attend another dentist for treatment and don’t tell them you’re registered elsewhere, your registration will automatically transfer to that dentist.
Not all dentists will take on new NHS patients so it’s important to ask them if they’re able to take you on as an NHS patient during your first contact with them.
Are you worried about persistent mouth, tooth or gum problems? Arrange an appointment with your dentist to get a dental check up.