Morpeth Emergency Dentistry

Toothache Crisis? Call us on 01670 514472 and we'll try to see you the same day.

Nobody likes to be stuck with toothache or a dental emergency - and finding a local dentist should be the least of your worries. We cover patients across the North East, including Morpeth and surrounding areas, including Northumberland, Cramlington, Rothbury, Bedlington, Blyth, Ashington, Amble, Alnwick, Seahouses, Choppington and Hexham.  

 If we can see you the same day, we'll fit you in and help you resolve your dental crisis. In the meantime, read our below guide to various dental emergencies while you give us a call.

Get in touch

If you're looking to visit, you can quickly find us at:

23 Newgate Street
NE61 1AW

What to do in a dental emergency:

First, thoroughly rinse your mouth with warm water. Use dental floss to remove any lodged food. If your mouth is swollen, apply a cold compress to the outside of your mouth or cheek. See your dentist as soon as possible.
Broken Dentures
Save any pieces and bring the denture along to the surgery as our lab technician Peter Brotherton has a room on site.
Chipped Tooth
Save any pieces. Rinse the mouth using warm water; rinse any broken pieces. If there's bleeding, apply a piece of gauze to the area for about 10 minutes or until the bleeding stops. Apply a cold compress to the outside of the mouth, cheek, or lip near the broken/chipped tooth to keep any swelling down and relieve pain. See your emergency dentist as soon as possible.
Knocked Out Tooth
Retrieve the tooth, hold it by the crown (the part that is usually exposed in the mouth), and rinse off the tooth root with water if it's dirty. Do not scrub it or remove any attached tissue fragments. If possible, try to put the tooth back in place. Make sure it's facing the right way. Never force it into the socket. Or, put the tooth in a small container of milk, or water + pinch of table salt. See your dentist as quickly as possible.
Objects Between Teeth
First, try using dental floss to very gently and carefully remove the object. If you can't get the object out, see your dentist. Never use a pin or other sharp object to poke at the stuck object. These instruments can cut your gums or scratch your tooth surface.
Lost Filling
As a temporary measure, stick a piece of sugarless gum into the cavity or use an over-the-counter dental cement. See your dentist as soon as possible.
Lost Crown
If the crown falls off, make an appointment to see your emergency dentist as soon as possible and bring the crown with you. If possible, slip the crown back over the tooth. Before doing so, coat the inner surface with an over-the-counter dental cement, toothpaste, or denture adhesive, to help hold the crown in place. Do not use super glue!
Broken Braces / Wires
If a wire breaks or sticks out of a bracket or band and is poking your cheek, tongue, or gum, try using the eraser end of a pencil to push the wire into a more comfortable position. If you can't reposition the wire, cover the end with orthodontic wax, a small cotton ball, or piece of gauze until you can get to see your orthodontist. Never cut the wire, as you could end up swallowing it or breathing it into your lungs.
Loose Brackets / Bands
Temporarily reattach loose braces with a small piece of orthodontic wax. Alternatively, place the wax over the braces to provide a cushion. See your orthodontist as soon as possible. If the problem is a loose band, save it and call your orthodontist for an appointment to have it recemented or replaced (and to have missing spacers replaced).
Abscesses are infections that occur around the root of a tooth or in the space between the teeth and gums. Abscesses are a serious condition that can damage tissue and surrounding teeth, with the infection possibly spreading to other parts of the body if left untreated.