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Adult acute dental Care

Adult Acute Dental Care based at Guy’s Hospital

Coronavirus: Acute Dental Centre update

Emergency dental treatment

Please go to your dentist first if possible.

The acute dental care (ADC) department situated at Guy's Hospital remains open for adult emergency conditions such as dental infection, bleeding and trauma. Please be aware that emergency appointments at the ADC will no longer be arranged via NHS 111. Walk-in patients will be accepted Monday to Friday, however, patients will be given their appointment times by the team and asked to return later for it. Appointment times will start being allocated to patients from 6.30am, on the ground floor of Tower Wing, Guy’s Hospital, in front of Lifts A. Once allocated one, patients will be asked to return for their appointment later in the day, where they will then report to floor 23, Tower Wing, Guy’s Hospital.

Patients should be aware that there is only capacity to see a limited number of patients per day and are therefore advised to turn up as close to 6.30am as possible. Once slots have been filled for the day, patients will be turned away.

If you are already a patient with us and have an orthodontic emergency, please see the orthodontic update page for information on what to do.

The children's dental emergency walk-in clinic is located at the Dental Centre at St Thomas' Hospital, and is available for walk-ins, Monday to Friday. The Dental Nurse triage that was previously run via NHS 111 is now no longer in operation.


We may be able to provide treatment for you in the Acute Dental Centre if you need adult acute (urgent) dental care.

This service is for patients in severe dental pain, with facial swelling, acute dental trauma and/or uncontrollable bleeding, subject to assessment by the clinician in charge.

This clinic is for urgent dental care only and is usually full by 9am. If we are unable to see you and the nature of your concern is urgent please contact NHS 111.




Tel: 020 7188 0124