Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the Dental Emergency Clinic no longer offers a `walk in’ service.
Referrals to the clinic are available through General Dental Practitioners in the community, or if you do not have your own dentist, NHS 111. Referrals are assessed and then appointments provided based on the need of the patient. If you have an urgent dental problem please contact your own dentist by telephone in the first instance, or if you do not have a dentist, NHS 111.
Most patients who are seen on the clinic will be assessed and treated by undergraduate dental students with supervision from experienced dentists.
You can find out more about the changes to our services due to the COVID-19 pandemic here.
Our dental emergency clinic
The emergency clinic is based at the Dental Hospital. We are open Monday to Friday (apart from Bank Holidays) from 8.45am each morning.
Treatment on our department is provided only to the extent that is necessary to prevent significant deterioration in oral health or address the cause of severe pain.
Treatment offered is most likely to be extraction due to the risks of carrying out drilling during the coronavirus outbreak. Only in very rare cases will any type of filling be offered. A full dental heath check will not be completed to address all oral health issues. It is essential that you register with a general dental practitioner for ongoing maintenance check ups and care.