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This page has information about our Emergency Dental Treatment service. It tells you:
- What patients we can see
- What treatments we can give
- How to contact us
What we do
The patients we can see at the clinic are:
- Patients with mouth or dental problems requiring emergency treatment
- The following groups of patients are accepted for emergency dental treatment
- Patients who have suffered trauma to their teeth/mouth as a result of an accident or injury
- Patients with a swelling of the face/jaws (e.g. due to a dental abscess)
- Patients who have bleeding from their mouth (e.g. following removal of a tooth)
- Patients with toothache who have serious medical conditions or disabilities that prevent them being treated by dentists outside the hospital.
- Patients who have severe or persistent ulceration of the mouth
- Patients with toothache or other dental problems
- The Oral Diagnosis Clinic is able to treat a limited number of patients with toothache. Patients seen in the clinic with toothache are usually given an appointment time for treatment, which may be on another day
The number of patients seen with toothache depends on the availability of senior students and dentists.
The Oral Diagnosis Clinic is not able to treat patients who have lost fillings, dentures or crowns
The doors open from 8.15 am - 5pm (except on weekends and public holidays).
Contact the Dental Hospital on 0151 706 5253.
If you are currently undergoing treatment with your own dentist, please contact your dentist, who is obliged to provide you with access to emergency dental care
If you experience any urgent postoperative difficulty on a Saturday, Sunday or after 5.00 pm on a week day, please contact the NHS helpline by telephoning 111.
Depending on your situation, the NHS 111 team can connect you to a nurse, emergency dentist or even a GP and can arrange face-to-face appointments if they think you need one.
If you are registered and currently being treated at the Dental Hospital and you experience any urgent post-operative difficulty after 5 pm or at weekends or public holidays, an on-call dentist is available to give advice and provide emergency treatment.
Contact Healthwatch Liverpool on Tel: 0300 77 77 007 for information or help to find the services that are right for you. (Calls cost the same as a local landline number and they will call you back to keep your bill down)