The Lancashire and South Cumbria Dental Helpline: 0300 1234 010

The main conditions seen by the Emergency Dental Service are:





  • Are in severe pain that is not helped by painkillers
  • Have severe swelling closing the eye or affecting your breathing
  • Are bleeding a lot and it won’t stop
  • Have trauma of the face, mouth or teeth after a recent accident or injury

If you pay for your treatment, it will be a Band 1 Emergency Treatment NHS Charge

Dental helpline opening hours:

* (If someone else is calling on your behalf they must be with you at the time of the call)

If you are already registered with a Dental Practice then please contact them first, however you are welcome to contact the dental helpline when your practice is closed

For those patients who are not registered, we are available at the times above

The helpline will assess for dental needs and if urgent, we will signpost you to the relevant Service


Visit the NHS website for information on NHS dentists:

Alternatively, if you contact the Dental Helpline the team can advise of any local schemes or initiatives that we are able to signpost to. Please note that this is subject to availability and therefore not always a possibility


Calls to the helpline are charged at your standard local rate

For treatment, NHS dental fees apply unless you are exempt from dental charges There will be a Band 1 NHS charge

If you are unsure as to whether you are entitled to free dental treatment then please visit

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