Don't contact your GP, as they won't be able to offer emergency or out-of-hours dental care.
If you're in pain while waiting to see a dentist, take painkillers. NHS 111 can also offer other self care advice.
An urgent dental treatment will cost £21.60 – see NHS dental charges explained.
If you're entitled to free NHS dental care, you should be able to claim back the cost of any treatment.
Ensure you keep all receipts. For more information, see Help with dental costs.
If you're asked to come back for further treatment, this will be considered to be a separate course of non-urgent treatment.
You'll have to pay the relevant charge for the new course of treatment.
Ask the dentist what the treatment will cost or whether you can have a treatment plan.
Only go to accident and emergency (A&E) in serious circumstances, such as:
If you're not sure whether you should go to A&E, contact NHS 111, who will be able to advise you. Find out when to dial 999.