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 at the Dental Hospital or St David’s Hospital.
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.
Please refer to our Dental Directory for full contact details of dental practices within Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan.
The University Dental Hospital at UHW also provides a range of emergency treatment.
If your dental pain eases with painkillers and there is no swelling to your face and your breathing is not affected you should be able to wait until your dentist can see you