Emergency Dental Treatment
If you are registered with a dentist
You should contact your dental practice for an appointment. Even if your practice is closed, you will hear a message which provides details of their out of hours arrangements for providing advice and treatment.
Are you worried about persistent mouth, tooth or gum problems? Arrange an appointment with your dentist to get a dental check up.
If you are not registered with a dentist
Help is available by contacting the NHS Grampian Dental Information and Advice Line (DIAL) on 0845 45 65 990. This service is available between 8.05am - 5.45pm and can also be used if you are just visiting the Grampian area and cannot wait until you see your local dentist. For problems that occur between 6pm and 8am or at weekends, you should call NHS 24 on 08454 24 24 24.
They will assess your symptoms and try to make sure you can get dental care but only if it's an emergency, for example, if you have:
- Severe pain that cannot be controlled with ordinary painkillers
- Swelling that is making it difficult for you to breathe or swallow
- Bleeding that won't stop after one of your teeth has been taken out, or
- An injury to your mouth
Please note, emergency appointments are fitted into any available slots that dental practices may have to offer and therefore are not negotiable.