Getting help from a dentist

Dental surgeries are open for urgent and routine treatments. If you have an NHS dentist, you should contact the surgery by phone or in person.

If you don’t have a dentist, you can search for one here. Unfortunately, most of the 62 practices in Gloucestershire are not taking on any new NHS patients at the present time. We are actively working with dentists, with help from patient representatives, to bring more services on board.

If you need urgent dental treatment in an emergency:

  • call your dentist: some surgeries offer appointments at short notice
  • if you do not have a dentist, call NHS 111

If you need to see a dentist urgently out of hours:

  • call your dentist: their voicemail may advise where to get out-of-hours treatment
  • call NHS 111 to find an out-of-hours dental service near you

Do not contact a GP as they will not be able to offer emergency or out-of-hours dental care.

If you’re waiting to see a dentist, NHS 111 can offer self-care advice.

How much will I be charged?

An urgent dental appointment will cost £25.80, unless you’re entitled to free NHS dental treatment.

If you’re asked to come back for further treatment, this will be considered to be a separate course of non-urgent treatment.

Find out more about accessing urgent dental treatment in an emergency here.