Visiting restrictions - essential visitors only

To help us keep our patients, staff and visitors safe, stop the spread of Coronavirus (Covid-19) and keep our hospitals running, we are restricting visiting to essential visitors only – click here for more information

Emergency Dental Service

The East Sussex Emergency NHS Dental Service is for emergency dental advice and treatment if you need it.

The East Sussex Emergency NHS Dental Service offers out of hours temporary urgent treatment to patients who reside in East Sussex. Patients contacting the service will be triaged and an appointment will be offered to those that meet the criteria.

Please note this is not a drop in service – an appointment must be made prior to attendance.

Open weekday evenings

Appointment line live from 6.30pm to 10.30pm with appointments between 7.00pm to 9.00pm:

Open weekends and Bank Holidays

Appointment line live from 9.00am to 1.30pm with appointments between 10.00am to 12.00pm:

Appointment line live from 1.00pm to 5.30pm with appointments between 2.00pm to 4.00pm:


More information

The service is only available to people who are entitled to NHS treatment. If you have a daytime dental emergency please contact your own dental practitioner.

For more information or help in finding a dentist taking on NHS patients, call the Dental Helpline: