Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we have had to review our emergency walk in service policy.

 

In order to minimise large numbers of patients at any one time, and be able to conform with social distancing as much as possible, we will only offer emergency appointments each morning and afternoon via a booking system.

 

If you are in pain and need to see a dentist, please call at 8.30am for a morning appointment and at 1pm for an afternoon appointment.

 

These slots are limited and will be booked on a first come first served basis.

EMERGENCY APPOINTMENTS – INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS

NOTE! – Emergency appointments are ONLY for patients who are:

  • In pain
  • Have a condition that may deteriorate significantly if not treated as an emergency. Examples: Swelling, bleeding after extraction, temporary crown or filling, crown or bridge fallen has out or off, or a broken denture.

In an emergency appointment, we will try to get you out of pain, provide immediately necessary treatment and then probably ask you to see your own dentist for an appointment to assess what permanent treatment which will be needed to sort your problem out.

The cost is £22.70, unless you are in an open, current, course of treatment in which case you will not be charged. An open course of treatment means one that has not yet been closed on the computer ready for sending to the Dental Practice Board.

For an assessment and prescription you will be charged as NHS band 4.  You will have to go to the chemist to obtain the drugs.

If further treatment is required, which is often the case, the emergency dentist will refer you back to your own dentist for more treatment. It will be for your own dentist to diagnose and determine what treatment needs to be done. How many appointments this will take will only be decided after your examination with your own dentist. You will only be given a written treatment plan once you have had the appointment with your own dentist for any necessary treatment.

Emergency Dental Care

If you are in pain and need to see a dentist, please call at 8.30am for a morning appointment and at 1pm for an afternoon appointment.

These slots are limited and will be booked on a first come first served basis.