If you think you need urgent treatment, contact your usual dental practice and ask to be seen as an emergency. If you do not have a regular dentist, you can still get urgent care. Contact your NHS England Local Area Team or call NHS 111.
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 being knocked out.
- Bleeding after tooth extraction that you cannot control.
- Serious swelling of the mouth or face which is getting worse.