Emergency dental care

Seek emergency dental care if you are experiencing urgent problems in your mouth or teeth.

Dentists are on-call on weekdays, at Nikkilä and Söderkulla dental clinics, respectively. An appointment made previous to the visit at the emergency dental clinic is mandatory.

Emergency dental care on evenings, weekends and holidays is provided by the Helsinki and Uusimaa Hospital District (HUS). At nights, you will receive emergency dental care only if you are in need of immediate care that can’t wait until the next morning.

Serious injury to teeth, mouth, jaw and facial area are treated 24/7 at Töölö hospital in Helsinki.

Do the following

Please always call us first before coming to the emergency dental care clinic. On weekdays between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m., call the centralized appointment number for dental care in Sipoo. Urgent dental care is available by appointment only.

If you need urgent care at other times (nights, weekends, holidays), please contact the Helsinki and Uusimaa Hospital District Emergency Dental Clinic. You’ll find their contact information on the HUS website. A nurse will assess your need of care over the phone. You will be directed to the Emergency Dental Clinic if necessary.

To whom and on what terms

You are entitled to receive emergency dental care, if

  • you’ve had toothache for a couple of hours or days,
  • you have difficulty in sleeping, eating or performing work,
  • your toothache is not alleviated by painkillers,
  • you have notable swelling or fever, or you can’t open your mouth,
  • you’ve injured your mouth or jaw in an accident.

Payment details

The service is chargeable

The fees taken out for emergency dental care are defined by legislation. Municipal dental care is free of charge for persons under the age of 18.

Basic information and legislation

Emergency oral health care services treat urgent oral health problems that cannot be postponed until the next working day. These include oral, jaw and dental injuries requiring urgent treatment, sudden swelling, and the inability to close one’s mouth. Patients are also advised to seek emergency care if they experience severe bleeding after oral or dental surgery.

However, any ordinary toothaches or pain caused by a chipped tooth that can be managed with painkillers are treated during the day.