- Out-of-hours Emergency Dental Treatment Policy
Out-of-hours Emergency Dental Treatment Policy
If you have a dental emergency as private provider we aim to offer you treatment within 24 hours on our normal working days and in our normal working hours. When the surgery is closed 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 knocked out
- Bleeding after tooth extraction that you cannot control
- Serious swelling of the mouth or face which is getting worse.
Please call the practice in the first instance on 020 3318 1378. If we are not open, please follow the instructions below.
You should use the NHS 111 service if you urgently need medical help or advice but it's not a life- threatening situation, call 111 if:
- You need medical help fast but it's not a 999 emergency
- You think you need to go to A&E or need another NHS urgent care service
- You don't know who to call or you don't have a GP to call
- You need health information or reassurance about what to do next
For less urgent health needs, contact your GP or local pharmacist in the usual way.
For immediate, life-threatening emergencies call 999.