Please speak to your own dental surgery if you need urgent dental care. If you are not a registered patient, or your surgery is closed, you can call 0161 476 9651 (calls charged at local rate).

URGENT dental service in Cheshire and Merseyside, how it works:

Urgent dental care for patients in Cheshire and Merseyside is accessed via our Dental Helpline on 0161 476 9651 from 9am to 9.30pm every day, including weekends and Bank Holidays.

The service is provided according to strict clinical criteria, and when you call, you’ll be assessed by a member of our clinical team to make sure your problem comes under either:

  • Trauma: this is usually caused by a blow to the face, a lost filling is not classed as trauma
  • Swelling of the face
  • Bleeding: Uncontrolled, such as after an extraction
  • Pain: That can’t be controlled by pain relief medicines

If you’re given an appointment and your problem doesn’t fit any of the above, you’ll still have to pay the NHS fee but may receive advice and not treatment. Clinic times vary, and at busy times or when your local clinic is not available you may be offered an appointment at an alternative location.