Dental care

Last updated: 29 11 2018

If you are over 18 years old and are seeking asylum in Sweden you are entitled to emergency dental care. Asylum-seeking children and young people under 18 are entitled to free dental care just like other children and young people who live in Sweden.

Sweden has both public and private dental care. Public dental care is run by county councils or regions, and is known as Folktandvården (the national dental health service). You have to contact Folktandvården if you have a dental health emergency and need to see a dentist.

The 1177 Vårdguiden website has contact information and opening times for dentists' surgeries throughout Sweden.

How much you pay

If you are over 18 years old and are seeking asylum in Sweden you have to pay for emergency dental treatment by a dentist. You are entitled to emergency dental care even if you are unable to pay for your treatment right away. You can check on the Migration Agency's website how much a visit to the dentist will cost you as an asylum seeker. The website also has information about what grants you can apply for if you have had expenses for various types of health care.