Our West Country Dental Care service provides emergency dental care to people who do not have their own dentist in Cornwall and Isles of Scilly, including emergency dental clinics which are open when other high street dentists are closed.

Our Emergency Dental Service (EDS) operates from the following locations:

Truro:

Monday to Friday, 17:30 – 07:30

Saturday and Sunday, 09:00 – 12:30

Penzance:

Saturday and Sunday, 09:00 – 12:30

Bodmin:

Saturday and Sunday, 09:00 16:30

What classifies as an emergency appointment?

To qualify for an emergency appointment during working hours (08:30 – 17:00) you must meet the following criteria:

  • Not registered with a high street dentist;
  • Have dental pain due to lost filling, a broken tooth or a loose crown, suffering from bleeding, swelling or trauma (this list is not exhaustive). We are unable to provide new crowns, bridges or dentures; this includes repairs through this service.

To qualify for emergency treatment out of hours (Mon-Fri 17:30 – 19:30 Weekends and Bank Holidays 09:00 – 16:30) you must meet the following criteria:

  • Bleeding
  • Trauma
  • Swelling

Due to the available resources, if you are offered an emergency appointment and subsequently attend without meeting the above criteria when making the appointment, you may be turned away.