Kuvakaruselli lapsi hammashoitolassa

Oral and dental care

When you contact the dental clinic, an oral health care professional assesses your need for care and level of urgency. Based on this assessment, you will receive advice or an appointment for a dental nurse, oral hygienist or dentist. 

You will receive an SMS reminder (in Finnish) for your reserved appointment two days in advance.

Dental clinics are open Mon–Thurs 8:00–15:00 and Fri 8:00–14:00.  
See contact information at the bottom of the page

Cancelling a reserved appointment 

If you cannot attend your appointment, cancel it as soon as possible no later than the day before the appointment. Appointments can be cancelled by phone or via the SMS service. A fee is charged for unused appointments that have not been cancelled. 

Cancelling an appointment with SMS 

You can cancel your appointment with a text message during the opening hours of the dental clinic. See contact information at the bottom of the page. 

In the message, write 

  • I am cancelling my dental appointment 
  • all first names and last name 
  • date of birth without the final four characters of the personal identity code 
  • date and time of the appointment.

The text message cannot be longer than 160 characters. If there are more characters, the message will not be delivered.  

Your appointment has been cancelled when you receive a confirmation. 

SMS service for deaf or hard of hearing clients for making appointments 

Deaf or hard of hearing clients can book or cancel appointments via SMS. The SMS appointment service is for non-urgent appointments. 

In the text message, enter your full name, date of birth, and a brief explanation of the reason for the appointment. Send the text message to +358 50 902 3539. The text message cannot be longer than 160 characters. If there are more characters, the message will not be delivered. You will receive a response on the same day. You can also make an appointment on behalf of your child.

Dental emergency clinic 

The emergency clinic is intended for all patients requiring first aid treatment. The urgency of the need for care is assessed by phone. 

Patients who are suffering from pain, swelling or an injury are treated immediately or within 24 hours of calling. The dental emergency clinic does not fix chipped teeth or repair loose fillings. 

How to contact? 

On weekdays 

On weekdays, dental emergency clinics are open at health stations Mon–Thurs 8:00–15:00, Fri 8:00–14:00, and at the Central Hospital emergency clinic Mon–Fri 15:00–21:00. 

  • Appointments can be booked by calling the dental clinic number. 
  • On weekdays after business hours, call the Medical Helpline 116 117 until 21:00. 

Weekends and public holidays  

  • 11:00–12:00, tel. +358 50 301 1592 (this number cannot receive SMS messages). 
  • 12:00–21:00 call the Medical Helpline 116 117. 

On weekends and public holidays, the dental emergency clinic at the North Karelia Central Hospital emergency clinic is open by appointment 12:00–21:00. 

Contact information

Tohmajärvi health station

Your own health station will provide you with primary health care services. You can make a doctor's or nurse's appointment and receive other services at the health station. The health station is your primary place of receiving care, and you can be referred to further examinations and treatments.


If you need urgent care, for example due to an accident, you can also go directly to the emergency clinic at the Central Hospital. However, we recommend that you call your health station first. Health stations are closed in the evenings and on weekends. At these times, sudden illnesses and accidents are treated at the emergency clinic at the Central Hospital.

Available languages: Finnish, English.

Emergency dental care

Visiting information

  • Street addresses