Emergency Dental Care
Emergency or urgent treatment means treatment that the dentist considers necessary to relieve severe pain (eg. toothache or dental abscess) or prevent your oral condition deteriorating before you can make a normal appointment.
We offer a small number of appointments during practice opening hours for patients who need urgent treatment, but do not have an appointment. If you think you need urgent treatment you can contact us by phone on 01744 739600
Our Opening Times
Mon – Thurs: 9:00am – 5:15pm
Fri: 8.30am – 4.00pm
Christmas Opening Hours
Open Monday 23rd Dec – Normal office hours
Tuesday 24th Dec – 10am -1pm – Emergencies only
Closed from Wednesday 25th Dec until Sunday 29th Dec
Reopen Monday 30th 10am – 1pm and Tuesday 31st 10am – 1pm – Emergencies only
Closed Wednesday 1st January
Reopen as usual Thursday 2nd January
For emergency treatment please contact the surgery on 01744739600 as early as possible
Closed Easter Bank Holidays
Please note – reception are not available to telephone for the last 30 minutes of each day
Out of Hours Care
When the practice is closed, and you have an urgent dental problem you feel is unable to wait until the surgery re-opens, NHS England provides a basic emergency service for all patients.
If you are experiencing:
severe pain not controlled by regular pain relief taken for 48 hours
any other condition that is causing you to feel acutely unwell
please call their dental helpline on 0161 476 9651 for assistance or advice.
For all other patients not experiencing any of these conditions please contact the practice when it re-opens.
For further advice please contact NHS111.
Practice Opening Times
Mon - Thurs: 9:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:30
Friday: 8:30 - 13:00, 13:30- 16:00
Why Choose US?
Alverna House are a local NHS dentist based in St Helens offering a number of services to improve yours and your families dental health.