Emergency Dental Care
Dental practices are normally open during the daytime and sometimes at weekends. Please phone your regular dentist and follow their advice.
If you have a problem outside these hours, you may need to be seen urgently then you can call the Dental Access Centre who will advise.
If you’re in pain, you can first try helping yourself by taking painkillers. If you feel the problem can wait until normal practice hours, you can call NHS 111 for self care advice.
Description of Service
If you need emergency dental care and you cannot access your dentis or you do not have a regular NHS dentist, you can call the Dental Access Centre on 0116 295 1278.
They will advise you and book you an emergency appointment if it is needed.
Who is the service for
Emergency Dental Treatment
If you have a regular NHS dentist and need urgent treatment, contact your dentist for advice.
If they are not available then call the Dental Access Centre direct.
Emergency and Out of Hours
If the Emergency Dental Centre is closed then dial the NHS on 111 for further advice.
Go to the accident and emergency department of your local hospital if you:
Are in severe pain that is not helped by painkillers
Are bleeding a lot and it won't stop
Trauma of the face, mouth or teeth after a recent accident or injury
NHS Dental Access Centre
10 Nelson Street