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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. In order to access this service please call NHS 111, where you will be triaged by a dental nurse and offered an appointment if appropriate, depending on availability. Patients should be aware that there is only capacity to see a limited number of patients per day. Those who turn up without having been given an appointment though NHS 111 service 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.

From Monday 11 January 2021, we are no longer able to accept walk-in patients to our emergency dental services. If your child has a dental emergency, please call NHS 111. NHS 111 will be running a triage and booking service, and a dental nurse will assess your child over the phone, and if appropriate, will book them in to be seen. Please be aware that there will be limited appointments each day.

Our service is safe to attend and we are still here to help.


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