WALK-IN EMERGENCY SERVICE
Monday to Friday:
Between 10.00 am – 10.45 am,
and again 2.00 pm – 2.45 pm.
Saturdays: 10.00 am – 10.45 am.
– No appointment needed
URGENT TREATMENT – EMERGENCIES ONLY
ASSESSMENT, RADIOGRAPHS, DRESSINGS. ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
RE-CEMENTING CROWNS, UP TO TWO EXTRACTIONS IF POSSIBLE (IF NO INFECTION) AND ONE FILLING: (NHS band 4) £21.60
EMERGENCY APPOINTMENTS –
INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS
At NHS Dentist, 355 North End Road, London SW6 1NW
NOTE! – Emergency appointments are ONLY for patients who are:
- In pain
- Have a condition that may deteriorate significantly if not treated as an emergency. Examples: Swelling, bleeding after extraction, temporary crown or filling, crown or bridge fallen has out or off, or a broken denture.
During an emergency treatment, we will try to make you comfortable and get you out of pain, and providing immediate necessary treatment. You will be asked to see your own dentist as soon as possible, to assess what permanent treatment will be needed to clear your dental problem fully.
Please understand that you will have to wait your turn as we see emergency patients on a first come, first served basis – except in cases of young children or those medically compromised.
If you arrive in our emergency hours, you will be seen however long it takes.
Each of our dentists takes turn seeing patients on the emergency list – so you may not see your own dentist.
The cost is for an NHS Emergency Treatment is £21.60, unless you are in an open and current course of treatment with one of our dentists, in which case you will not be charged. An open course of treatment means one that has not yet been closed on the computer ready for sending to the Dental Practice Board.
For an assessment and prescription there is a charge of £21.60. You will have to go to the chemist to obtain the drugs.
If further treatment is required, which is often the case, the emergency dentist will refer you back to your own dentist for more treatment. It will be for your own dentist to diagnose and determine what treatment needs to be done. How many appointments this will take can only be decided after your examination with your own dentist. You will only be given a written treatment plan once you have had the appointment with your own dentist for any necessary treatment.
If you are not one of our regular patients, you can return to your own dentist or we will be happy to make an appointment as a new patient with NHS Dentist.
Emergency treatments can start before or after the time allotted due to the clinical environment we operate in. If you leave the premises and your name is called, you will lose your place in the queue. It is your responsibility to be alert to staff calling your name.