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 health center's dental clinic, 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, building 12).
  • Mon-Fri: 14:00–21:00, Sat, Sun and holidays: 8:00–21:00.
  • Treatment by appointment only, tel. 09 471 71110.

Emergency evening and weekend dental care have moved back to Haartman Hospital as of April 15, 2019

  • Emergency evening and weekend oral and dental care have returned to Haartman Hospital from temporary facilities at the Surgical Hospital. The address is Haartmaninkatu 4, building 12.
  • Please call before going to the emergency care. The new phone number is 09 471 71110. You can make an appointment on weekdays at 14:00-21:00 and on weekends and midweek holidays at 8:00-21:00.
  • Customer fee for emergency evening and weekend dental care is €32.10/visit (free of charge for under-18-year-olds).
  • Haarman Hospital's emergency oral and dental care is meant for residents of Espoo, Helsinki, Kauniainen, Kirkkonummi, Sipoo, and Vantaa.

Emergency night dental care from 21:00 to 8:00.

Severe injuries

  • Severe dental, oral and maxillofacial injuries are treated around the clock at Töölö Hospital (Töölönkatu 40).

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.