Emergency Dental Treatment

A GP is not appropriately trained to deal with dental problems. This includes toothaches, abscesses and problems experienced after dental treatment. We cannot provide antibiotics as it is necessary to have a full assessment before prescribing such things.

We would therefore suggest patients register with and attend regularly a dentist who can provide appropriate routine and emergency advice. 

For emergency dental treatment outside normal working hours, registered patients should contact their dental surgery which should have an answerphone message with details of how to access out of hours dental treatment..

If there is no message please ring  NHS 111  -  who can give you details of dental services in the area

You may have to pay for emergency NHS dental treatment, depending on your circumstances.