Important information for our Ottawa Community

Learn More

Dental Emergency Service

The Ottawa Dental Society (ODS) coordinates an emergency service for patients who are unable to see their regular dentist or who do not have a regular dentist.

The goal of this service is to address emergency symptoms only such as pain relief, tooth abscess, facial swelling, or avulsed (knocked-out) tooth. The on-call dental team requires time to assess your condition and provide a diagnosis and relevant treatment options. There will be a fee for services provided.

Patients are responsible for fees incurred for the diagnosis and treatment they receive.

What should I do when I have a dental emergency?

Please call 613-523-4185 for the name and number of the dentist on duty and then contact the duty dentist's office directly to schedule an appointment. On-call dentists take emergency cases from 9am - 9pm, 7 days a week.

 The emergency dental clinics will require the following information from you:

  • Proof of identification – name and address
  • If you have dental coverage/insurance OR a form of government-subsidized dental coverage/insurance, please bring all relevant dental insurance information.
  • Method of payment, such as cash or credit card.
  • Relevant medical history, such as current medications and allergies.