Emergency dental care

Oral Health Care's first aid will take care of urgent and acute cases of pain and accidents.

On-call service on weekdays from 8:00 to 14:00

  • At Tikkurila and Myyrmäki health centers, appointment service opens at 7:30, tel. 09 8393 5300.
  • Young people under 18 needing first aid are treated by appointment at the dental clinic nearest their residence.

Emergency care in the evening, at night, over the weekend

  • For the entire population emergency care at Haartman hospital (Haartmaninkatu 4, 00290 Helsinki), Mon-Fri: 14:00–21:00, Sat, Sun and holidays: 8:00–21:00. Treatment by appointment only, tel. 09 3104 9999.

Emergency care at night: 21:00-8:00

  • Töölö Hospital's Emergency Department (Töölönkatu 40, 00260 Helsinki) in connection with oral and maxillofacial surgery.
  • Appointments and assessment of the need for care, tel. 09 471 87708.
  • Assessment of the need for care can also be made on the spot.
  • The emergency department treats patients needing immediate care at night.

Severe injuries

Oral Health Care's Criteria for Urgent Care

  • Swelling
  • Limited mouth opening
  • Mouth does not close
  • Swallowing difficulties
  • Fever with any of the previous symptoms
  • Dental injuries
  • Mouth ulcers
  • Bleeding e.g. after a tooth removal, if mouth keeps filling with blood rapidly
  • Intense pain that does not respond to painkillers
  • Pain lasts long, even when the tooth is not exposed to irritation such as heat and cold
  • Pain interrupts sleep
  • Chipped tooth, if any of the above symptoms occur
  • A large chip in front tooth that affects appearance
  • Broken fixed orthodontic appliance which feels uncomfortable and cannot be eased with gum or orthodontic wax

Non-urgent Care

  • Mild pain that can be eased with painkillers
  • Sensitivity to heat and cold
  • Chipped tooth or filling

Identification of the need for care is done over the phone.