A GP is not appropriately trained to deal with dental problems. This includes toothaches, abscesses and problems experienced after dental treatment. We cannot provide antibiotics as it is necessary to have a full assessment before prescribing such things.
We would therefore suggest patients register with and attend regularly a dentist who can provide appropriate routine and emergency advice. Dentists offer a 24 hour emergency service. Out of normal surgery hours, this service is only for urgent dental treatment that cannot wait until the next working day to be treated.
For emergency dental treatment outside normal working hours, registered patients should contact their dental surgery. Most surgeries have an answering machine message referring you to out-of-hours information.
If your own dentist is closed, the Emergency Dental Service will give you an appointment at one of several practices around Brighton and Hove.
Contact: 0300 123 1663 (09:00-17:00 Monday to Friday)
If you need urgent help outside normal working hours, call the NHS 111 line (free from landlines and mobiles).
iDental Care Limited offers emergency NHS out of hours dental service.
Call: 0300 024 2548 (17:30-22:30 Monday-Friday, 9:00-17:30 weekends)
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