Dental support

The NHS will provide any clinically necessary treatment needed to keep your mouth, teeth and gums healthy and free of pain.

To learn more about the dental services that are available on the NHS, visit the NHS website. You can also find a dentist based on your location on the NHS website.

Further information about charges is also available on the website.

Emergency Dental support

If you need help with an urgent dental problem, call our Urgent Dental Care Service on 0333 332 3800, available from 8am to 10pm every day, including weekends and bank holidays.

The service is only available to those meeting strict clinical criteria. During the call, a member of the clinical team will assess you. Urgent dental problems include the following conditions, which should receive self-help advice and treatment (where appropriate) within 24 hours:

  • Dental and soft-tissue infections
  • Severe dental and facial pain: that is, pain that cannot be controlled by the patient following self-help advice
  • Fractured teeth or tooth

Before calling, please remember:

  • The above number should NOT be used by patients who have a regular dentist during normal surgery hours.
  • This is an appointment only service – the Urgent Dental Care providers do not operate a ‘drop-in’ service at any Greater Manchester locations.
  • Each one-off urgent dental care appointment is a fixed NHS patient charge of Band 1, which is currently £23.80. This fee shall be paid each time you access Urgent Dental Care Services.

You can find information about looking after your teeth on the NHS website here. You can also read this patient information leaflet for some useful tips.

Useful Patient Information

The information below and embedded links has some very helpful patient information.

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/take-care-of-your-teeth-and-gums/

Brush your teeth twice a day

Brush your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste.

Read more in our teeth cleaning guide.

Floss between your teeth

Floss or use an interdental brush every day to remove food, debris and plaque lodged between your teeth.

Read more about why it’s important to floss.

Cut down on sugar, and other lifestyle tips

Have a healthy lifestyle, including eating well, not smoking and limiting your alcohol and sugar intake. It’s good for your whole body, including your teeth, gums and mouth.

Read more about why a healthy lifestyle is good for your teeth.

Brush baby teeth as soon as they come through

Start brushing a baby’s teeth as soon as they come through.

Here are tips on how to look after baby teeth, including the importance of avoiding sweetened foods and drinks.

Get children into a teeth-cleaning routine

Help your child have healthy teeth for life by having a good dental health routine.

Read more about how to look after your children’s teeth.

Straighten crooked teeth with braces

More and more teenagers (and some adults) are having braces and orthodontics to straighten their teeth.

Find out more about getting braces

Find out about dental treatments

For information on who can get free dentistry, how to find an NHS dentist and what to expect from your dentist, see NHS dental services.

Read the answers to the most common questions about NHS dentistry.