At Sussex Dental Group we endeavour to see registered patients with 24 hours of them contacting the practice. Non-registered patients can still have access to care via the NHS. We reserve specific slots on a daily basis in order to help patients who are experiencing a dental emergency.
What is a dental emergency?
Whenever a patient contacts us experiencing an emergency we undertake a triage in order to assess the level of the emergency. Patients who are in pain, those who have experienced trauma and those suffering symptoms of infection will always take priority. Other less severe emergencies include broken teeth, lost crowns and lost dentures.
How soon will I be seen?
We strive to see all registered patients within 24 hours of them contacting us. An assessment will be offered and if possible the required corrective treatment will be carried out at the same visit.
Do I need to registered to book an emergency appointment?
No. We can also see patients who are registered at other practices or patients who do not have a dentist. Non-registered patients need to call the NHS emergency line on 0300 123 1663 in the first instance. We endeavour to see non-registered patients during normal practice hours. Evenings and weekends may be available depending on how busy the practice is. Please call the practice for more information around emergency appointments.
How much does an emergency appointment cost?
Registered plan and private patients will pay the normal treatment fee for the work carried out during an emergency appointment. Non-registered patients will be required to pay a fee of £95.00 for the emergency assessment plus the cost of the treatment carried out. NHS patients will be required to pay the appropriate NHS fee.
Who do I call for an emergency out of hours?
In case of a dental emergency outside of normal working hours or weekends, please contact: NHS Brighton & Hove on 0300 024 25 48 or NHS Worthing on 01903 230 364 or NHS Crawley on 01293 518 541 or the NHS Dental Helpline on 0300 123 1663.
Why choose us?
- We have been delivering high quality dentistry for over 14 years
- Competitively priced
- Weekend and evening appointments available at West Hove and Portslade Village
- Large modern practices with friendly experienced staff
- Ample free parking at West Hove and Crawley