Dental/Emergency Dental

If the patient is in need of a dentist, urgently or to register with one, they need to contact the dental helpline on 0300 123 1663.

The helpline can book them into urgent slots during normal opening hours and inform them about practices that are currently taking new patients.

Do signpost: 

  • Toothache
  • Gum problems
  • Wisdom teeth
  • Bleeding from gums
  • ANY other mouth related problems

Don’t signpost:

  • People not entitled to NHS treatment
  • Spreading infection or systemic involvement of a dental infection

Emergency Dental Services 

The East Sussex Emergency NHS Dental Service offers out of hours temporary urgent treatment to patients who reside in East Sussex.  Patients contacting the service will be triaged and an appointment will be offered to those that meet the criteria.

Please note this is not a drop in service – an appointment must be made prior to attendance.

Appointment line is available from 6.30pm to 10.30pm with appointments  between 7.00pm to 9.00pm. 

Open weekends and bank holidays.

Eastbourne 01323 449170 

Hastings 01424 850792 

Lewes 01273 486444

Do signpost:

  • Out of Hours emergencies

Don’t signpost:

  • People not entitled to NHS treatment