Urgent dental care in surgery hours

Dental Access Centres provide NHS dental treatment to Wiltshire and Swindon residents who do not have a regular dentist and are in need of urgent dental care. 

The service aims to offer patients with urgent dental pain an appointment within 48 hours.

While the service will always try to offer an appointment as close as possible to the patient's home, it may be necessary to travel in order to see a dentist within 48 hours.

The service can provide some treatment in addition to your urgent care appointment if it is felt to be clinically necessary, however at the end of the agreed course of treatment you will be expected to register with a dental practice for your regular dental care.

There are Dental Access Centres in these areas:

  • Chippenham
  • Salisbury
  • Central Swindon
  • West Swindon


To make an appointment please call the Dental Helpline on 0345 7581926 Monday-Friday 8.30am-5.00pm.

Out of hours, please call NHS 111.

Continued treatment

Patients who attend this service will not be registered for continued treatment and will be given a list of NHS Dental Practices who will be able to provided regular dental care.


Dental Access Centres will charge for dental treatment in line with NHS Dental Charging Bands - please see the NHS website: NHS dental services explained.


Some dental emergencies need emergency hospital treatment

You should go immediately to your nearest Emergency Department if you experience any of the following:

  • Uncontrollable bleeding following dental extractions
  • Rapidly increasing swelling around the throat or eye
  • Severe trauma to the face and jaws

There are Emergency Departments at: