Emergency Dental Service

Emergency Dental treatment can be provided out of hours when a patient’s clinical condition needs prompt attention by a Dentist to manage / address dental pain on a temporary basis to allow them to then seek a permanent resolution from a general dentist.

  • Urgent assessment
  • Diagnosis
  • Advice on treatment options
  • Preventative care and advice
  • Surgical treatment, if necessary to relieve pain
  • The taking of radiographs
  • The issue of prescriptions.
  • Simple extractions
  • Pulpal extirpation and dressing

Coverage

West Sussex

How To Access

The Emergency Dental Service is an appointment only service. Patients can telephone the clinics direct to book an appointment or if all appointments are taken, receive advice from a Dentist over the telephone.

Patients should telephone to make an appointment as soon as possible after the service opens:

Weekday evenings: Appointment line live between 5.30pm - 10.00pm / Appointment slots are between 6.30pm - 9.00pm

Weekends and Bank Holidays: Appointment line live between 8.30am - 1.00pm / Appointment slots are between 9.30am - 12.00pm

Contact Details

Worthing Area:
Central Clinic,
Stoke Abbot Road,
Worthing BN11 1HE
Tel: 01903 230364
Monday to Friday, 5.30pm to 10pm
Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays 8.30am to 1pm

Chichester area:
Jubilee Dental Centre
St Richards Hospital
Chichester
PO19 6SE
Tel: 01243 831790
Monday to Friday, 5.30pm to 10pm
Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays 8.30am to 1pm

Crawley area:
First Floor
Yellow Wing East
Crawley Hospital
West Green Drive
Crawley
West Sussex, RH11 7DH
Tel: 01293 518541
Monday to Friday, 5.30pm to 10pm
Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays 8.30am to 1pm

Haywards Heath area:
Haywards Heath Health Centre
Heath Road,
Haywards Heath
RH16 3BB
Tel: 01444 440695
Mondays only 5.30pm to 10pm
Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays 8.30am to 1pm

Opening Hours

Please check details above for opening times.

How to find us

The Emergency Dental Service is based at these locations:

Central Clinic, Worthing
Free parking

Jubilee Dental Centre, St Richards Hospital
Pay to park

Crawley Hospital
Pay to park

Haywards Heath Health Centre
Free parking

More information

Unless you are exempt from payment of dental charges, a fee is payable. Payment can be made in cash or by card, please click here for charge structure.

Should you be offered an emergency dental appointment, please provide your NHS number if known.

The out of hours service is for West Sussex patients and visitors to the area. Please contact your own Dentist during normal working hours, or the Dental Helpline (available 8.00am to 4.00pm Monday to Friday) on 0300 123 1663.

If you require urgent dental treatment outside of normal surgery hours you should contact the Emergency Dental Service on the telephone numbers below.

If outside the Emergency Dental Service opening hours shown above and normal working hours, please call NHS 111.