On-call dental service

We provide adults with information on oral health as well as examinations, prevention and treatment of oral illnesses.

At emergency clinics, patients are given urgent first aid treatment regardless of their place of residence. Emergency care refers to urgent treatment that cannot be postponed without aggravating the illness or injury. On weekdays, emergency care is arranged at the dental clinics of the well-being services county. In the evenings, at weekends, during holidays and at night, emergency care is arranged as part of the Uusimaa Region's centralised emergency services. The night emergency services only treat patients in need of immediate first aid, whose treatment cannot be postponed to the next day on medical grounds. The urgency of the need for treatment is always assessed by telephone prior to the visit to the emergency clinic. Situations that require immediate emergency care as well as demanding situations at night: - Increased swelling, redness and pain - Limited opening of the mouth (less than two fingers in width between the front teeth - Swallowing difficulties - Suspected facial and jaw fracture - Dental accident (a permanent tooth loosens, moves or accidentally chips) - An accident involving baby teeth where the teeth do not bite each other. - Bleeding from the mouth after a tooth removal or other procedure that does not stop within two hours with the instructions given by the emergency clinic. - Jaw luxation (dislocated temporomandibular joint) Other situations requiring emergency care include: - Dental accident (a permanent tooth loosens, moves or accidentally chips) - A broken fixed orthodontic appliance that sticks/stabs you and the pain cannot be relieved with chewing gum or orthodontic wax. The orthodontic appliance has caused bleeding that does not stop with compression, (also at night, if necessary) - Severe pain that does not react to painkillers. - General symptoms associated with dental and oral illnesses (e.g. fever) - Temporomandibular joint symptoms, where the mouth does not open or close. - Tooth chipping with the following symptoms: swelling, limiting opening the mouth or using painkillers does not help - The dental prosthesis has caused a sore pressure wound - A large chip on the front tooth that disturbs appearance-wise and the matter cannot wait any longer Examples of situations that do not require urgent first aid: - minor pain that can be relieved with painkillers - short-term bleeding from the gums, e.g. after brushing your teeth - sensitivity to cold or hot - chipped tooth or filling - problems with prostheses or removable orthodontic appliances

Conditions for receiving the Service

All persons who need urgent care shall receive emergency care.

The service is subject to a charge.