Old College Dental Surgery
Old College Dental Surgery

Out of hours emergency services


If you have a dental emergency we aim to offer you treatment within 24 hours on our normal working days. When the surgery is closed you may need urgent treatment if you have:

  • Toothache or swelling that suggests an infection of a tooth or gum
  • Severe toothache or facial pain which is not controlled by taking over-the-counter painkillers
  • Trauma of the face, mouth or teeth after a recent accident or injury
  • A permanent tooth knocked out
  • Bleeding after tooth extraction that you cannot control
  • Serious swelling of the mouth or face which is getting worse

Please call the practice in the first instance on 01249 657132

NHS England for Out of hours NHS dental treatment when the surgery is closed call 111.

NOTE: You should use the NHS 111 service if you urgently need medical help or advice but it's not a life-threatening situation call 111 if:

  • You need medical help fast but it's not a 999 emergency
  • You think you need to go to A&E or need another NHS urgent care service
  • You don't know who to call or you don't have a GP to call
  • You need health information or reassurance about what to do next


For less urgent health needs, contact your GP or local pharmacist in the usual way.


For immediate, life-threatening emergencies call 999.


Our Registered patients paying the annual £12 fee will not be charged a call out fee just the cost of their treatment.  Patients not paying this fee, or who are not patients of the practice, will be charged a minimum fee of £100, plus the cost of any treatment.

Registration also gives you access to discounts and offers, and priority to emergency gaps as the registartion fee allows us to fund 1 hour of emergency time per day.

For emergencies outside our normal opening hours, please contact: 01249 657 132

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