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Emergency dental care

Emergency care refers to providing an oral examination and care when treatment can be life threatening if delayed, or an absence of treatment would pose significant health risks. You personally must book a time for continuing treatment as needed.

Weekday emergency treatment

For urgent dental appointments, call 06 325 2202, Mon -Thu 7.30 am – 4 pm and Fri 7:30 am – 3 pm. Urgent dental care is available at different dental clinics Mon-Thu 8 am – 4 pm and Fri 8 am – 3 pm.

Do not come to the dental care  if you are feeling ill (fever, cough, sore throat, sniffle etc.) Thank you!

Weekend and public holiday emergency treatment

Emergency dental care is available during weekends and public holidays without appointment from 10.00 am to 12.00 pm at the Accident & Emergency clinic at Vaasa Central Hospital (address: Hietalahdenkatu 2-4).

When you arrive at the emergency department, take a queue number from the rack at the main door. Go to the B-corridor and fill out the advance information form that you will give to the on-duty dentist. Patients are treated on a first come first served basis.

On weekend evenings and public holidays from 2.30 pm – 9 pm, there is an on-call station in Seinäjoki. Contact Vaasa Central Hospital on 06 213 1001. A nurse will assess your need for treatment by telephone.

Evening emergency treatment

Evening emergency services are used to treat symptoms that pose a serious health risk and cannot be postponed until the following day.

The evening emergency services are in Seinäjoki on weekdays from 4 pm – 9 pm, on weekends and public holidays from 2:30 pm – 9 pm. Contact Vaasa Central Hospital on 06 213 1001. A nurse will assess your need for treatment by telephone.

Night-time emergency treatment

Night-time emergency services are at Turku University Hospital 9 pm – 8 am. Contact Turku University Hospital on +358 2 313 8800 to assess the need for treatment.

Situations that require urgent treatment

  • swelling, difficulty swallowing
  • limited opening of mouth
  • difficulties in closing mouth
  • fever associated with the above
  • intense toothache (continuous pain causing a lack of sleep that is not lessened with painkillers)
  • tooth injuries or suspected jaw fractures
  • bleeding, for example, following a tooth extraction (if mouth appears to rapidly fill with blood)
  • broken fixed dental brace that digs painfully into the gums, and the pain cannot be lessened by padding the affected area with, for example, chewing gum or dental wax

Situations that do not require urgent treatment

  • pain that lessens with painkillers
  • pain caused by hot or cold
  • fracture in a tooth or filling
  • problems with dentures or removable dental braces
  • problems with removable orthodontic appliances or lost rings on orthodontic headgear

All patients who are 18 years of age or older are invoiced according to health centre fees, including patients from other municipalities. For an appointment that is not cancelled, a fee of € 50.80 is charged for persons over the age of 15. The invoice is sent to the patient’s home address.