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Because of coronavirus (Covid-19), all routine dental treatment has been stopped at the moment.

If you think you need urgent dental treatment:

They can give you advice, help you contact an urgent dental service or arrange treatment if needed.

Do not contact a GP. They cannot provide dental treatment.

Find out how to get medical help from home

Urgent dental care services

Across every NHS region local Urgent Dental Care (UDC) clinics are being created to provide care for people with urgent and emergency dental problems.

How do I access these urgent centres?

If you have an urgent or emergency dental condition you must not attend any clinics as you will need to be triaged first. This system also helps manage the flow to centres and avoid queues (in line with social-distancing measures).

Registered patients – If you have a dental practice and use it regularly you should contact your dentist by phone to seek a referral. All NHS dental surgeries should be accessible by phone, even though their doors are shut. Out of usual surgery hours, please use the NHS 111 online service

Unregistered patients – If you don’t have a dentist you should call the Somerset Dental Helpline on 0300 123 7691 or email