Oral and maxillofacial emergency service
Examples of oral and dental emergencies include the following:
- Suspected facial fracture or broken jaw
- Increasing swelling, redness and pain
- Difficulty opening the mouth (mouth opens by less than two finger-widths between the upper and lower incisors)
- Difficulty breathing or swallowing (patients with a high risk of infection)
- Heavy, persistent bleeding due to injury, a medical procedure or an unknown reason that cannot be stopped by compression
When our out-of-hours clinics are closed, please also seek urgent medical attention in the following circumstances:
- Dental trauma that has caused a tooth to become detached or clearly displaced
- Baby tooth trauma if the upper and lower teeth do not meet when the mouth is closed
- Bleeding from the mouth following tooth extraction or some other procedure that has not stopped after two hours despite following instructions received from the Medical Helpline (tel. 116 117)
- Jaw dislocation
- Increasing swelling, redness or pain, difficulty opening the mouth (mouth opens by less than two finger-widths between the upper and lower incisors) or difficulty swallowing
Our Emergency Clinic for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is based at Töölö Hospital.
In non-urgent cases, please contact our centralised oral health helpline or use our online customer service.
- Monday - Tuesday 21:00 - 08:00
- Tuesday - Wednesday 21:00 - 08:00
- Wednesday - Thursday 21:00 - 07:00
- Thursday - Friday 21:00 - 08:00
- Friday - Saturday 21:00 - 08:00
- Saturday - Sunday 21:00 - 08:00
- Sunday - Monday 21:00 - 08:00
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