In the event of an emergency, please call your local practice and we will arrange for you to be seen as soon as possible

Emergency Dentist Appointments

In the event of an emergency, please call your local practice and we will arrange for you to be seen as soon as possible.

Dental emergencies can happen anywhere, at any time. If you’re experiencing a dental emergency, don’t panic! Read on for guidelines on how to treat the most common dental emergencies immediately after they occur and before you can get to a dentist. If you are still unsure of what to do or are experiencing any kind of dental emergency, please feel free to call and ask us for advice.
The Dental Centre will provide any clinically necessary treatment needed to keep your mouth, teeth and gums healthy and free of pain.

At The Dental Centre, we aim to provide all of our registered patients with same day emergency dental care where possible. (Please note this is subject to availability). We also offer emergency dental appointments to patients that are not registered at one of our practices.

Our emergency dental service is available to all ages, from children to older adults. Our aim is to put our patients at ease by providing skilled and caring dentistry to help treat your emergency in a quick and relaxed manner.

Rustington Practice

Phone: 01903 373002
Email: [email protected]
Address: New Road, Inside Sainsbury’s, Rustington, BN16 3RT
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 8am-6pm, Saturdays by appointment only 

Chichester Practice

Phone: 01243 533011
Email: [email protected]
Address: Inside Sainsbury’s, Westhampnett Road, Chichester, PO19 7YR
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 8am-6pm, Saturdays by appointment only

This is the best dental practice I have ever been to. I am a very nervous patient and I needed an emergency appointment. I had rang several dentists but could not get in anywhere. Then The Dental Centre came to my rescue. From walking in the door, they were so calm and caring. They all went out of their way to make me feel at ease. The dentist was amazing and explained everything very clearly. I had complete trust in her within minutes. I was so pleased and relieved that I didn’t get an appointment anywhere else because I don’t think I would have got any better treatment. Thank you so much to all the staff at The Dental Centre.

Pam Cheeseman

Frequently Asked Questions About Emergency Dentistry

What does dental emergency mean?

A dental emergency means you require urgent assistance for severe pain in your mouth. This could be caused by a number of things such as infection and dental injury. Common emergency dental problems include severe tooth decay, dental abscesses and knocked-out teeth.

Do I need to be a registered patient to see a dentist for an emergency?

No, you don’t have to be a registered patient in order to see a dentist for an emergency appointment. We are happy to accept non-registered patients.

What should I do if I need help with a dental emergency?

We are open for urgent and routine treatments. Contact us by phone or email. For out-of-hours dental care get help from NHS 111 online. Do not contact a GP, as they will not be able to offer emergency or out-of-hours dental care.

Do you have to pay for emergency dental treatment?

We do charge an emergency fee of £83.00 for non-registered patients and £48.00 for registered patients for undiagnosed condition. Patients covered by our dental plans ‘please include dental plans link/tab here’ are entitled to 10% discount on any routine restorative work.