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Emergency treatment

If you’re in pain or have sustained a dental injury, we can provide you with an emergency dental appointment usually within 24 hours. We’ll arrange to see you on the same day wherever possible.

Some of our dental centres are open seven days a week whilst a number of our centres open on Saturdays or have early or late openings^.

Lady having her teeth examined

Emergency dental treatment options for an injury

If a tooth is loosened or knocked out, your dentist will check to see if the tooth can be re-fixed or re-implanted.

An X-ray may be taken to check the severity of your injury and determine whether there are any pieces of broken tooth left in your gum.

For a chipped tooth, the severity and location of the chip will determine what treatment your dentist recommends. Treatment could range from building the tooth up with a filling, to more extensive treatment such as root canal, a crown or both.

Dentist performing treatment

Emergency dental treatment options for toothache

It is essential to see a dentist as soon as possible if you are in pain from toothache, or if you suffer a dental injury.

In case of extreme pain or an injury that requires immediate attention, contact your nearest Bupa Dental Centre to book an appointment and for any initial advice. If your condition requires treatment, your dentist will discuss your options with you.

For more information and advice on first aid for a dental injury, or to learn more about dental injuries and how to prevent them, please visit our dental injuries information page.

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Bupa Dental Care is a trading name of Oasis Healthcare Limited. Registered number: 03257078. Registered office: Bupa Dental Care Vantage Office Park, Old Gloucester Road, Hambrook, Bristol, United Kingdom BS16 1GW

Bupa Dental Services are provided by Bupa Dental Services Limited. Registered office: 1 Angel Court, London, EC2R 7HJ.

Bupa dental insurance and cash plan are provided by Bupa Insurance Limited. Registered in England and Wales No. 3956433. Bupa Insurance limited is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Arranged and administered by Bupa Insurance Services Limited, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Registered in England and Wales No. 3829851. Registered office: 1 Angel Court, London, EC2R 7HJ.