Dental emergencies during the Coronavirus pandemic
Please do not attend the hospital without an appointment.
Accessing dental care
If you have severe facial swelling, swelling to the eye/floor of mouth or difficulty breathing go to your local A&E.
If you have your own dentist
Call your own dental practice for triage/advice. If the practice is closed, there should be local emergency cover arrangements in place. If not please contact NHS 111 directly for advice.
If you do not have a dentist
To access the NHS Dental Hubs call 111. You will be triaged by a member of their dental team.
Existing Barts Health patients - to access the emergency dental service
Please do not call us unless you are a registered patient at Barts Health and have checked our acceptance criteria, links below.
If you do not fit the acceptance criteria please contact NHS 111.
For emergency treatment when we are closed please contact NHS 111.
Paediatric dental emergencies
Please phone the triage line Monday to Friday on 020 7377 7321 between 9:30am – 12:30pm. The triage team will ask you questions to assess your child’s needs and tell you if we can help. The lines are not open on a bank holiday.
The British Dental Association shares why routine dental treatment is not being provided.
Adult dental emergencies and orthodontic
Please phone the triage line Monday to Friday on 020 359 42749 between 9:30am – 12:30pm. The triage team will ask you questions to assess your needs and tell you if we can help.
- Adult dental emergency acceptance criteria and information 21KB
- Adult Special Care dental emergency acceptance criteria and information 12KB
- Orthodontic emergency acceptance criteria and information 22KB
- Orthodontic advice sheet 1018KB
- British Orthodontic Society patient advice sheet.
- British Orthodontic Society patient advice videos.
Barts Health medical teams: If you have a patient requiring urgent care please contact the team via the triage number relevant to your patient for advice.
Please check back to the website regularly for updates as we will not be able to update you individually during this time.