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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. Patients are asked to call NHS 111, Monday-Friday, 9am-12 noon, and press option 2, where they will be triaged by a dental nurse and if appropriate, will be told to await a call from a clinician from the Guy's Hospital ADC. You may be asked to attend the department in person, if it is deemed necessary. The department will see patients Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm, and will prioritise appointments by urgency of condition.

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 St Thomas' hospital. Please call NHS 111, 9am-12pm for advice and assessment from a dental nurse. If appropriate, you will be given an appointment for your child to come into the hospital.


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