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Need Urgent Dental Care?

If you need help with an urgent dental problem, you should first contact your regular dentist. If you need help finding an NHS dentist, please visit

If you do not have a regular dentist, or they are closed, and you have an urgent dental problem, you can contact the Greater Manchester Urgent Dental Care Service on 0333 332 3800, available from 8am to 10pm every day, including weekends and bank holidays.

The service is provided according to strict clinical criteria, and when you call you’ll be assessed by a member of our clinical team.

Urgent dental problems include the following conditions, which should receive self-help advice and treatment (where appropriate) within 24 hours:

  • Dental and soft-tissue infections
  • Severe dental and facial pain: that is, pain that cannot be controlled by the patient following self-help advice
  • Fractured teeth or tooth

The service operates from 14 different locations across Greater Manchester and patients can choose to be seen at the location most convenient for them.


Please note:
• The above number should NOT be used by patients who have a regular dentist during normal surgery hours.
• This is an appointment only service – the Urgent Dental Care providers do not operate a ‘drop-in’ service at any Greater Manchester locations.
• Each one off urgent dental care appointment is a fixed NHS patient charge of Band 1, which is currently £23.80. This fee shall be paid each time you access Urgent Dental Care Services.
• If you need help finding an NHS dentist, please visit


*Charges correct as of 01 June 2022.

For a list of the current NHS Dental Charges, please click here to visit the NHS Website for more information.