Published: 10:34, 24 April 2020
| Updated: 10:38, 24 April 2020
This comes after all routine NHS and private dentistry appointments were scrapped amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The urgent and emergency dental care will be available to both NHS and private patients.
They are part of a network of 36 centres being set up across the south east by NHS England and NHS Improvement.
To access urgent dental services, people are advised to phone their dental practice to seek advice.
If you do not have a regular dentist, you can search for a local dentist on the NHS website at www.nhs.uk and call them.
When you call, a member of the dental practice team will carry out a telephone assessment with you to assess your needs.
They are able to offer advice or prescribe medication to relieve any pain or to treat an infection.
If the dental team believes that you need to be treated urgently, they will refer you to a local urgent dental care hub.
The hub will carry out a further assessment of your dental and Covid-19 status and if required may call you in for treatment.
The hub will also provide you with information prior to the appointment about arrangements for treatment which meet the social distancing requirements.
If you have a dental emergency outside of normal surgery opening hours you can call 111 for advice and information on your local out-of-hours emergency dental service.