Dentist Jan van Galen

Urgent Dental Treatment In Amsterdam West

Our emergency dentist in Amsterdam West can offer relief from severe toothache or provide immediate assistance if your tooth breaks off, falls out or comes loose after an accident. Our team of experienced specialists is available 6 days a week to discuss and treat your emergency. We can always make room in our schedule for emergencies. In order to be able to help you as quickly as possible and to prevent long waiting times, please make an appointment over the phone. Tandartspraktijk Jan van Galen Amsterdam:

  • An experienced team of emergency dentists
  • Short waiting times: same-day appointments
  • You are also welcome if you are not a client
  • Easy to reach: an accessible location in Amsterdam West
  • Urgent dental appointments can also take place in the evenings and at the weekend

I panicked when my front tooth broke off after a fall. Thankfully I was able to make an appointment with the Tandartspraktijk Jan van Galen emergency dentist on the very same day to have the tooth repaired. – Eline, Amsterdam West (Baarsjes)

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When do I need urgent dental treatment?

It is not easy to be certain when dental treatment is urgent. The most important thing to remember is that you are the one who must determine whether you need urgent treatment. If you have doubts about the urgency of your problem, contact us over the phone and we will help you to assess how severe the complaint is and whether immediate treatment is necessary.

See below an overview of the complaints which qualify for urgent treatment and those which could wait until the next day. Of course, in these cases we will still try to give you an appointment on the same day.

Acute emergencies: make an appointment immediately

In any of the following cases, contact us immediately for an appointment.

  • Teeth which have fallen out
  • Loose teeth
  • Bleeding after a tooth extraction
  • A swollen cheek due to an infection (abscess)

Normal emergencies: make an appointment immediately

The following complaints are urgent, so it is important to receive dental assistance as soon as possible. In order to determine how serious they are, discuss your complaints with the assistants over the phone.

  • Teeth which have broken off
  • Afterpain following a tooth extraction
  • Neuralgia (root canal issues)
  • Toothache
  • Temporomandibular joint pain


These are dental problems for which you might desire urgent treatment, but which are not real emergencies. The complaints listed below can wait until the next day.

  • A crown or filling which has fallen out
  • A loose implant
  • A loose or partially loose splint
  • Sharp edges which harm your mouth

My son fell on his face on the kerb and broke his new adult tooth. The emergency dentist provided excellent assistance.” – Mariska, Amsterdam Oud-West

Kosten spoedbehandeling

The fees for urgent treatment have been established on a national level by the Dutch Healthcare Authority (NZa) and are equal to the cost of normal dental treatment. Your health insurance company reimburses emergency assistance in the same way as normal dental treatment. Run the healthcare reimbursement check to see if you qualify for reimbursement. If you are not a client at our practice, you must pay immediately after treatment.

Emergency assistance for everyone, even if you are not a patient

In case of an emergency you can also make an appointment with us if you are not yet a patient. We always request that you bring the following to your emergency appointment:

  • Your health insurance card
  • A valid ID
  • Your debit card
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Our emergency team

Our specialized emergency dentists will solve your urgent issues swiftly and skilfully. Because the dentists regularly attend continuing education courses, they are able to apply the newest techniques and materials. We make the patient our priority. Our permanent team will guide you from prevention to aftercare.

Frequently asked questions in urgent cases

Which dentist can assist me out of opening hours?

Tandartspraktijk Jan van Galen is available for urgent cases from Monday to Thursday from 08:00 to 21:30. You can make an appointment with us from 08:00 to 17:30 on Fridays and from 09:00 to 16:00 on Saturdays. We are located on Jan van Galenstraat in Amsterdam West, easily accessed from De Baarsjes, Oud-West, Spaarndammerbuurt and Bos en Lommer.

Do I have to be a patient at Tandartspraktijk Jan van Galen to receive urgent treatment?

No, anyone can make an appointment with us for urgent treatment. Remember to bring your ID and health insurance card. You must also pay immediately after treatment.

My cheek has swollen after dental treatment. What should I do?

After having a tooth extracted, swelling of the jaw or cheek is normal. This relates to the way your body’s defence mechanism reacts. The swelling will decrease after a few days without treatment. If the swelling has not decreased after three days and you have a fever, we advise you to make an emergency appointment immediately at our practice in Amsterdam.

What should I do if my tooth has been knocked out or has broken off?

  1. Grasp your tooth by the crown (the visible part) and avoid touching the root.
  2. Rinse the tooth for about 10 seconds in cold running water. If you do not have any water at hand, then lick the tooth to clean it as well as possible.
  3. Put the tooth back in place. It does not matter if it does not fit properly.
  4. Bite firmly on a gauze or some cotton wool. This is to keep the tooth in place. Then make an appointment at our practice immediately.

My tooth is loose. What should I do?

Leave your tooth in place, do not touch it and, above all, do not push it back. Make an appointment at our practice immediately for first-rate treatment.

When can you provide treatment for my urgent complaints?

It is not easy to define when your complaint is really an emergency. This is why we always advise you to discuss your complaint with our assistant over the phone. To give you an idea of what is considered an emergency, we have provided a few examples below.



  • Acute inflammation accompanied by fever
  • Bleeding after a tooth extraction
  • Severe toothache with a swollen cheek
  • Teeth which have become loose or have been knocked out due to an accident, fall or blow


Not an emergency

  • Toothache due to a cavity
  • Sensitive or swollen gums
  • Afterpain following dental treatment
  • Temporomandibular joint pain
  • A loose crown or bridge
  • Fillings which have fallen out


Our specialized team is always ready to provide urgent dental treatment if you need it. If you would like to make an appointment immediately for treatment or would like to discuss your complaints with one of our assistants, call 020 618 0074. We will be pleased to schedule an appointment for you at short notice.

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