Emergency dental care
- Public service
Monday to Friday
Emergency dental care for children and young people is organised in the dental clinic of the patient’s own area.
Emergency dental services for adults are organised on weekdays 7–15 at Ruskeasuo dental clinic at Mannerheimintie 172, 4th floor, and at Myllypuro dental clinic, Jauhokuja 4, 4th floor.
Appointments: Mon–Fri 7–14, tel. 09 310 51400. Please call the same number for appointments for children, young people and adults.
Evenings, weekends and public holidays
The emergency services in the evenings, at weekends and on public holidays in the metropolitan area (Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa, Kauniainen) and Kirkkonummi are located at Haartman Hospital, Haartmaninkatu 4, building 12.
Appointments: Monday to Friday 14-21 and on weekends and public holidays 8-21 tel. 09 4717 1110.
Please call before you come to the emergency service so that your the urgency of your treatment can be assessed.
In case of serious mouth and dental diseases the Töölö hospital’s accident and emergency department serves at Töölönkatu 40, Helsinki. Please call before arriving at the emergency, tel. 040 621 5699.
To whom and on what terms
Please call before arriving at the emergency service to enable us to assess the urgency of your treatment.
The service is intended for residents of Helsinki.
In the evenings, nights and at the weekends the emergency service is intended for residents of the Helsinki metropolitan area and Kirkkonummi.
The 24-hour oral healthcare emergency services look after urgent oral health problems that cannot wait for the next weekday. You should go to the emergency services if you have an injury to your mouth, jaw or teeth that requires urgent treatment or if you have sudden swelling and cannot close your mouth. You should also turn to the emergency services if you have heavy bleeding after oral or dental surgery.
However, ordinary toothache and problems such as cracked teeth, which can be relieved with painkillers, are treated in the daytime on weekdays.
Urgent oral healthcare is available as 24-hour joint emergency services. The catchment area must organise the services so that unreasonably long distances to 24-hour dental care can be avoided.