Urgent dental care

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

Urgent dental care

If your need for dental care is urgent, please first contact dental care first by telephone on tel. +358 (0)9 8393 5300 Mon-Fri 7:30 AM-3:00 PM.

Urgent dental care

  • Tikkurilan terveysaseman hammashoitola, Kielotie 11, 01300 Vantaa

Unfinished, necessary dental care will continue—based on a dentist's estimate—in the following dental clinics

  • Länsimäen terveysaseman hammashoitola, Keilakuja 1, 01280 Vantaa
  • Myyrmäen terveysaseman hammashoitola, Jönsaksentie 4, 01600 Vantaa
  • Katriina hospital's dental clinic, Katriinankuja 4, 01760 Vantaa
  • Korson keskustan hammashoitola, Maakotkantie 10, 01450 Vantaa
  • Koivukylän terveysaseman hammashoitola, Karsikkokuja 15, 01360 Vantaa

People with a verified coronavirus infection; on-call dental care is provided at HUS Emergency Department, oral and maxillofacial unit.

You will receive more detailed instructions when you make the appointment.

Orthodontics during the Coronavirus epidemic

  • Continue to use your orthodontic device as instructed. If you have questions about the instructions, you can send your questions through Maisa.
  • If your orthodontic device breaks, or parts of it fall down, or if it feels painful in your mouth, call the appointment service, tel. 09 8393 5300
  • If you are using rubber bands and need more of them, contact us through Maisa or call the appointment service, tel. 09 8393 5300, so that we can mail you more rubber bands.
  • Changing / inquiring your appointment through the appointment service.

Emergency dental care at night, over the weekend, and on weekday holidays

  • Emergency dental care at night and over the weekend takes place at Park Hospital.
  • Please call the emergency service, tel. 09 471 71110, so that we can assess the urgency of your need for care before coming to the emergency clinic. You can make an appointment on weekdays at 14:00-21:00 and on weekends and midweek holidays at 8:00-21:00.
  • Park Hospital's contact information and opening hours: Stenbäckinkatu 11, 1 st floor (entrance from door C on Paciuksenkatu), Helsinki. Mon-Fri at 16:00-21:00, Sat-Sun and on weekday holidays at 09:00-21:00.
  • The emergency service serves the residents of the Uusimaa region and is intended for patients in need of emergency care outside primary office hours.

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.