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Emergency Dentistry

Out of hours

We do not offer an out of hours emergency service. If you have a dental problem outside of normal business hours or when we are closed, please follow the instructions below;

Private / Pay as you go 

There is a specialist service that you can contact here –

Practice plan 

If you are part of our practice plan, as part of your membership you pay into the assistance scheme. 

As a first line we would recommend contacting the assistance scheme. Outside of normal working hours (6.00 pm to 8.00 am Monday to Friday, Weekends or Bank Holidays). Please call the Dental Helpline on 0808 169 8117

overseas: (0044) 1691 887955.

Failing that, please try the 24/7 dentist as above, or make arrangements with another private service. 

Please not we are not associated in any way with the out of hours service. 

Emergency Dentistry/ Emergency Dentist at Lawton Dental Care – General & Cosmetic Dentist Alsager


You can call NHS 111 to find an out-of-hours dental service near you

When to go to hospital

Only go to A&E if you have:

  • heavy bleeding
  • injuries to your face, mouth, or teeth
  • severe swelling, or increasing swelling of your mouth, lips, throat, neck or eye

Find your nearest A&E.

If you’re not sure whether you should go to A&E, contact NHS 111, who will be able to advise you.

During normal hours (excluding holidays)

If you have a dental problem during our normal opening hours, please call the practice and we will advise you what to do next.

We endeavour to see you as soon as possible. If you call us first thing in the morning then sometimes this will be the same day. If the same day is not available, then our team will offer you the next available appointment. 

There is a standard emergency appointment consultation fee which excludes treatment and is £55 (as usual practice plan members will save 20% on this fee).

The consultation fee is charged to cover the professional time and expertise to examine and diagnose. Any treatment recommended will be quoted separately.

“Non-registered” patients

If you have not seen one of our dentists for a health check within the past 2 years, we will deem you to be a “non-registered” patient.

We don’t always have availability to see “non-registered” emergencies, but if you give the team a call we will advise if we have availability or when the next available appointment may be. 

The standard consultation fee for a non registered patient emergency appointment consultation (excluding treatment) is £90. The consultation fee is charged to cover the professional time and expertise to examine and diagnose. Any treatment recommended will be quoted separately.

Have a question?

Painkillers in the form of paracetamol and ibuprofen can be taken (if your medical history allows so) to relieve the pain temporarily until you can get an appointment with your dentist scheduled. Give us a ring and we will get you in ASAP.

This depends on your dental disease risk. Your dentist will typically see you anything from 3months-1year. A dentist not only checks your teeth but will also carry out cancer screening.

The British Academy of Paediatric Dentistry recommends that a child go to the dentist by age 1 or within six months after the first tooth erupts. Baby teeth typically begin growing at around 6 months of age.

There are three main ways to do this:

Clean your teeth twice a day – last thing at night and one other occasion, and clean in between them with floss or tepe brushes once a day.

Have a good diet – it’s the frequency of sugars that cause a problem not the amount – so make sure not to snack in between meals and only drink water between meals.

Fluoride – use a fluoride toothpaste contacting 1450ppm fluoride to help prevent decay.

Please see our NHS page for the latest updates.

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