Where to get help for a dental emergency

Perhaps the first thing to say is that the answer is not the emergency department! That is to be used for life-threatening emergencies only. If unsure, call NHS 111 and they will be able to advise.

  1. Contact your own dentist first if you are registered with one.
  2. If you don’t have your own dentist, call Smile Together on 0333 405 0290. They are Cornwall’s emergency dental service.
  3. For an emergency out of hours, call NHS 111.

Smile Together is commissioned by NHS England to provide urgent and emergency dental treatments for people in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly who don’t have their own dentist. They can also be contacted by email on urgentdental.care@nhs.net. The urgent and emergency care page of their website has more information. The NHS website has more advice about how to access an NHS dentist in an emergency or out of hours.


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