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Emergency Treatment and Advice

If you are experiencing dental pain you should contact your dentist to get an appointment. All dentists should have capacity for emergencies if you are on their list.

If you are not registered with a dental practice or you are experiencing dental pain out of hours you can contact the emergency dental helpline via CAV 24/7 on 0300 10 20 247.

A member of the primary care team will triage you and if you require an appointment you will be booked into the emergency dental clinics.

You will receive advice on pain relief and will be, if appropriate, booked into the most appropriate emergency location for your problem, which may be a Primary Care Dentist, Community Dentist or the University Dental Hospital.

The Community Dental Service does not provide a 24 hour emergency service and is closed during evenings, weekends and Bank Holidays.

Other areas outside of Cardiff and Vale

Merthyr and Rhondda Cynon Taf:

 0300 123 5060 or 01685 722803

Other areas including Gwent:

0845 60 10 128 or 01633 488 389


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