Opening hours and contact information
Call before seeking medical attention from the Emergency Services.
Emergency Services for Oral Diseases on evenings and weekends are arranged at Haartman Hospital.
Emergency Services for Oral Diseases on evenings and weekends will move to Park Hospital on November 2, 2021
HUS’s Emergency Services for Oral Diseases on evenings and weekends will move from Haartman Hospital to Park Hospital.
Health care services for oral diseases outside office hours are intended for all patients in need of urgent emergency care. The urgency of the need for treatment is assessed over the phone. You can seek emergency dental care by calling the appointment booking number. Please always call before seeking treatment at the emergency care services.
We will move to Park Hospital in the Meilahti hospital campus in October. Click here to visit Park Hospital’s website.
Emergency care on evenings and weekends
In the health care services for oral diseases outside office hours, we serve all patients in the HUS region on weekday evenings as well as on Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays.
On weekday evenings, appointments can be booked between 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
On Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays, appointments can be booked between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m.
Situations requiring urgent treatment include:
- Suspected facial and jaw fracture
- Dental trauma
- An accident involving a primary tooth where the teeth cannot be clenched together.
- A broken, permanently fitted orthodontic device that is causing sharp pain, and the pain cannot be alleviated by using chewing gum or orthodontic wax. Or the sharp pain caused by the orthodontic device has resulted in bleeding which cannot be stopped by applying compression (also at night if necessary).
- Bleeding from the mouth after a tooth extraction or other procedure which will not stop within two hours by means of instructions received from the emergency services.
- Severe pain that does not respond to pain relief medication.
- Increasing swelling, redness and pain, limited opening of the mouth (width between upper and lower incisors is less than two fingers), difficulty in swallowing.
- General symptoms associated with dental and oral diseases (e.g. fever).
- A symptom of the jaw joint where the mouth will not open or close.
- A chipped tooth with any of the following symptoms: swelling, limited opening of the mouth, or pain relief medication will not alleviate the pain.
- Dentures have caused a painful pressure sore.
- A large unaesthetic chip in an incisor, and the problem cannot wait.
- Suspicion of oral cancer, such as an incurable ulceration of the oral mucous membrane.
Situations that do not require urgent emergency treatment:
- Mild pain alleviated by pain relief medication
- A sharp pain when exposed to hot or cold
- A chipped tooth or filling
- Problems with prosthetic devices or detachable orthodontic devices.