Emergency Dental Care
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have had to review our emergency walk-in service policy.
In order to minimise large numbers of patients at any one time, and be able to conform with social distancing as much as possible,
we will only offer emergency appointments each morning and afternoon via a booking system.
If you are in pain and need to see a dentist, please call at 8.30 am for a morning appointment and at 1 pm for an afternoon appointment.
These slots are limited and will be booked on a first come first-served basis.
URGENT TREATMENT – EMERGENCIES ONLY
ASSESSMENT, RADIOGRAPHS, DRESSINGS. WE WILL TRY TO GET YOU OUT OF PAIN, AND PROVIDE IMMEDIATE NECESSARY TREATMENT.
NHS Band 4
EMERGENCY APPOINTMENTS –
INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS
At NHS Dentist, 355 North End Road, London SW6 1NW
CALL OUR TEAM: 0207 610 1110 during opening hours for assistance.
For OUT OF HOURS emergencies please call NHS 111.
NOTE! – Emergency appointments are ONLY for patients who are:
Have a condition that may deteriorate significantly if not treated as an emergency. Examples: Swelling, bleeding after extraction, temporary crown or filling, crown or bridge fallen has out or off, or a broken denture.
During an emergency treatment, we will try to make you comfortable and get you out of pain, and providing immediate necessary treatment. You will be asked to see your own dentist as soon as possible, to assess what permanent treatment will be needed to clear your dental problem fully.
Please understand that you will have to wait your turn as we see emergency patients on a first come, first served basis – except in cases of young children or those medically compromised.
If you arrive in our emergency hours, you will be seen however long it takes.
Each of our dentists takes turn seeing patients on the emergency list – so you may not see your own dentist.
The cost is for an NHS Emergency Treatment which is Band 4, unless you are in an open and current course of treatment with one of our dentists, in which case you will not be charged. An open course of treatment means one that has not yet been closed on the computer ready for sending to the Dental Practice Board.
For an assessment and prescription, you will be charged from Band 4. You will have to go to the chemist to obtain the drugs.
If further treatment is required, which is often the case, the emergency dentist will refer you back to your own dentist for more treatment. It will be for your own dentist to diagnose and determine what treatment needs to be done. How many appointments this will take can only be decided after your examination with your own dentist. You will only be given a written treatment plan once you have had the appointment with your own dentist for any necessary treatment.
If you are not one of our regular patients, you can return to your own dentist or we will be happy to make an appointment as a new patient with NHS Dentist.
Emergency treatments can start before or after the time allotted due to the clinical environment we operate in. If you leave the premises and your name is called, you will lose your place in the queue. It is your responsibility to be alert to staff calling your name.