Dental practices are normally open during the daytime and sometimes at weekends. Please phone your regular dentist and follow their advice.

If you have a problem outside these hours, you may need to be seen urgently then you can call the Dental Access Centre who will advise.

If you’re in pain, you can first try helping yourself by taking painkillers. If you feel the problem can wait until normal practice hours, you can call NHS 111 for self care advice.

Service Information

Service Overview

If you need emergency dental care and you cannot access your dentis or you do not have a regular NHS dentist, you can call the Dental Access Centre on 0116 295 1278.

They will advise you and book you an emergency appointment if it is needed.

Who Is This Service For?

Emergency Dental Treatment

Contact Details

Opening Times

Monday9am - 4pm
Tuesday9am - 4pm
Wednesday9am - 4pm
Thursday9am - 4pm
Friday9am - 4pm

Referral Procedure

Referral Procedure

If you have a regular NHS dentist and need urgent treatment, contact your dentist for advice.

If they are not available then call the Dental Access Centre direct.


If the Emergency Dental Centre is closed, dial the NHS on 111 for further advice.

Go to the accident and emergency department of your local hospital if you:

Are in severe pain that is not helped by painkillers
Are bleeding a lot and it won’t stop
Trauma of the face, mouth or teeth after a recent accident or injury