Emergency dental care
- Public service
Seek emergency dental care if you are experiencing urgent problems in your mouth or teeth.
Dentists are on-call on weekdays, at Nikkilä and Söderkulla dental clinics, respectively. An appointment made previous to the visit at the emergency dental clinic is mandatory.
Emergency dental care on evenings, weekends and holidays is provided by the Helsinki and Uusimaa Hospital District (HUS). At nights, you will receive emergency dental care only if you are in need of immediate care that can’t wait until the next morning.
Serious injury to teeth, mouth, jaw and facial area are treated 24/7 at Töölö hospital in Helsinki.
Do the following
Please always call us first before coming to the emergency dental care clinic. On weekdays between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m., call the centralized appointment number for dental care in Sipoo. Urgent dental care is available by appointment only.
If you need urgent care at other times (nights, weekends, holidays), please contact the Helsinki and Uusimaa Hospital District Emergency Dental Clinic. You’ll find their contact information on the HUS website. A nurse will assess your need of care over the phone. You will be directed to the Emergency Dental Clinic if necessary.
To whom and on what terms
You are entitled to receive emergency dental care, if
- you’ve had toothache for a couple of hours or days,
- you have difficulty in sleeping, eating or performing work,
- your toothache is not alleviated by painkillers,
- you have notable swelling or fever, or you can’t open your mouth,
- you’ve injured your mouth or jaw in an accident.
A fee is charged for the service.
The fees taken out for emergency dental care are defined by legislation. Municipal dental care is free of charge for persons under the age of 18.
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.