Emergency dental care
- 13 municipalities
- Public service
The emergency clinic is intended for all patients requiring first aid treatment. The urgency of the need for care is assessed by phone.
Patients who are suffering from pain, swelling or an injury are treated immediately or within 24 hours of calling. The dental emergency clinic does not fix chipped teeth or repair loose fillings.
Do the following
Dental emergency clinics are open at health stations and at the Central Hospital emergency clinic.
- Appointments can be booked by calling the dental clinic number.
- On weekdays after business hours, call the Medical Helpline 116 117 until 21:00.
Weekends and public holidays
On weekends and public holidays, the dental emergency clinic at the North Karelia Central Hospital emergency clinic is open by appointment 12:00–21:00.
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.