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.

HUS is responsible for around-the-clock emergency service for oral and maxillofacial surgery in specialized healthcare within its region. The emergency service is at Töölö Hospital, Töölönkatu 40, 00260 Helsinki.

Emergency Care in the Evenings and on the Weekends

Emergency oral health care serves all residents in the HUS area outside office hours on weekday nights, and on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.

The evening and weekend emergency care service is open at Haartman Hospital from 15 April 2019 onwards and in Hyvinkää Hospital from 2 January onwards. The street addresses for these hospitals are Haartmaninkatu 4, building 12, Haartman Hospital, and Sairaalankatu 3, Hyvinkää (building B, 2nd floor, above pediatric emergency department).

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 in specialized healthcare acts as 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 treatment cannot be postponed due to medical reasons 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 immediate medical care​
Night-time eme​rgency care​
  • ​Suspected facial or maxillofacial fracture
  • Dental injury involving a detached or clearly displaced tooth. 
  • Injury to a baby tooth that prevents the teeth from closing properly. 
  • Bleeding after a teeth removal or another procedure, which does not subside in 2 hours using the instructions given by the Medical Helpline. Medical Helpline tel. 116117
  • Increasing swelling, redness, and pain, restricted mouth opening (space between upper and lower front teeth is less than 2 fingers wide), difficulty to swallow 
  • Dislocated jaw​
​​​Situations that require urgent medical care
Emergency Care in the Evenings and on the Weekends

  • ​Suspected facial or maxillofacial fracture
  • Dental injury  
  • A broken fixed orthodontic appliance that causes pain and the situation cannot be helped by padding the site with gum or dental wax. Or, orthodontic appliance has punctured the skin causing bleeding that does not stop with compression (at night-time as well if necessary) 
  • Bleeding after a teeth removal or another procedure, which does not subside in 2 hours using the instructions given by the Medical Helpline. Medical Helpline tel. 116117
  • Intense pain that is not helped by pain relief methods. 
  • Increasing swelling, redness, and pain, restricted mouth opening (space between upper and lower front teeth is less than 2 fingers wide), difficulty to swallow 
  • General symptoms (e.g. fever) related to dental and oral diseases
  • Jaw joint problems that prevent the mouth from opening or closing 
  • A chipped tooth with the following symptoms: swelling, restricted mouth opening, or pain not relieved by pain medication
  • A painful pressure ulcer caused by dental prosthesis. 
  • A large piece of tooth has chipped off causing esthetic discomfort and the problem cannot wait any longer. 
  • Suspected oral cancer such as a non-healing ulcer in the oral mucosa​​​
​​​​Situations that do not require emergency care
(urgent care during office-hours) 
  • ​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
  • A dental prosthesis has suddenly become poor fitting​