Emergency dental care

If you are registered with a dentist, please call them. They will undertake an assessment of your needs over the phone, manage your problem remotely or arrange a face to face appointment. If your dentist cannot help you right now, they will find a hub practice that is equipped to manage your needs right now.

If you don’t have a dentist or your dentist is closed you can also access help by calling NHS 111.

NHS Dentists

The NHS will provide any clinically necessary treatment needed to keep your mouth, teeth and gums healthy and free of pain.

Decisions about which treatment is appropriate will be based on a clinical assessment and clinical judgement.

Your dentist must make clear which treatments can be provided on the NHS and which can only be provided on a private basis, and the costs associated for each.


You can find out more, including how to find an NHS dentist below:


For more information, please refer to:

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Page last updated 14 November 2023