Getting help with Dental issues
Up to date information on which dentists are currently accepting patients can be obtained from NHS Direct Wales on their website or by telephone on 0845 46 47.
If you require any urgent dental treatment or advice, please call your regular dental practice who will assess you over the phone and if you need to be seen by a dentist they will arrange an appointment for you to attend the practice.
If you do not have a regular dental practice or you have an urgent dental problem outside of normal working hours, please call 111 who will help you find your nearest emergency dentist.
It is important that people continue to contact their regular dentist if they have problems such as a swelling, pain that is not relieved with simple pain relief within 24-48 hours or if they have ulcers which have not healed within seven days.
No-one should be suffering from toothache, a dental infection or problems from their mouth – your regular dentist is able to provide care and advice quickly and emergency dentists are available.
If tooth or gum pain develops you should contact your own dentist as they can provide emergency treatment.
If you do not have a regular dentist or develop a problem outside of normal working hours please ring 111 and they will help you find your nearest emergency dentist.
If you receive urgent dental treatment the charge will be £14.70 unless you are exempt from paying NHS charges. If you do not have to pay for treatment, you will be asked to provide evidence of this when you attend the practice.
Toothache on its own (for example, toothache with no other accompanying symptoms or signs) is not a dental emergency. Patients with toothache should not attend an Emergency Department.