Oral Diseases Emergency Care

HUS is responsible for emergency care of oral diseases in the evenings, at night, and on the weekends. If you need emergency care on a weekday between 8:00 and 14:00, please contact your home municipality's oral health care.

Emergency Care in the Evenings and on the Weekends

Emergency oral health care serves residents of the capital region (Helsinki, Vantaa, Espoo, Kirkkonummi, Kauniainen, Sipoo, Kerava ja Porvoo) outside office hours on weekday nights, and on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.

The evening and weekend emergency care service is located at Haartman Hospital from 15 April 2019 onwards. The street address is Haartmaninkatu 4, building no 12.

The outside-office-hours emergency oral care service is intended for all patients in need of urgent first aid care. The urgency of the patient's need for treatment is assessed over the phone. Seek help from the dental emergency care service by calling the appointment booking number 09 471 71110. Please always call first before seeking emergency care.

On weekday nights, the appointment booking is open from 14:00 to 21:00.
On Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays, the appointment booking is open from 8:00 to 21:00.

Night-Time Emergency Care

Oral and maxillofacial surgery's emergency service also operates the night-time emergency care for oral diseases. Emergency care is available from 21:00 to 7:00 at the Töölö Hospital Emergency Department, Töölönkatu 40, 00260 Helsinki.

The night-time emergency service only treats patients in need of immediate care. Immediate care means that, due to medical reasons, treatment cannot be postponed to take place in primary health care on the next day from 8:00 am onwards. The night-time emergency care for oral diseases operates according to medical triage.


Before coming to the clinic, please call 040 621 5699.

Situations that require urgent emergency care

  • Severe oral or dental pain that does not alleviate with pain medication
  • When heavy bleeding after tooth removal does not subside
  • Increased swelling in the neck or jaw region, or difficulty to swallow due to swelling, or limited mouth opening
  • Not able to close mouth
  • Recent dental injury with tooth loss
  • Injuries and accidents relating to the dentition and oral mucous membrane
  • General symptoms (e.g. fever) related to dental and oral diseases
  • Post-surgery pain after tooth removal or other surgical procedure when previous care instructions have not helped
  • Dental prosthesis have suddenly become poor fitting and/or have caused a sore through pressure
  • A broken, fixed orthodontic appliance that causes pain and the situation cannot be helped by padding the site with gum or dental wax
  • A tooth has a large missing piece that is esthetically disconcerting​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

    ​Situations that do not require emergency care​

    • Mild pain that can be alleviated with pain medication
    • Tooth pain when exposed to hot or cold temperatures
    • A chipped tooth or a tooth implant
    • ​Problems with prostheses or detachable orthodontic devices