Patients with dental problems requesting a GP appointment because they have been unable to procure a dentist to treat them, seem to be on the increase. Doctors do not treat dental problems, however, treatment can be given for the pain. Having contacted all the PCTs, should a patient attend your surgery, apparently unable to find a dentist to treat them, please give them the contact number shown below:
To find the nearest dental practice taking on NHS patients in the Tees area, visit www.tees.nhs.uk or call the dental helpline on 0345 045 0620, or Text: 07700 380000.
If you need a dentist in an emergency, call 0845 603 3131. You will be given the next available emergency appointment at a dentist somewhere in Teesside.