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Emergency Information

Looking for an emergency dentist in North Yorkshire? We provide an emergency dental service to both registered and unregistered patients of Abbey Dental Care.

Emergency Dentists In North Yorkshire

We provide emergency dental care for our patients. An emergency dentist will treat genuine emergencies and will aim to get you seen within 24hours during surgery hours.

Do you have an emergency?

If you are a registered patient of Abbey Dental Care with a genuine dental emergency please call Abbey Dental Care on 01757 705607 during normal working hours. If you are not a registered patient of Abbey Dental Care, we offer private pain appointments and take £100 deposit at the time of booking.

What we can help with?

  • Tooth abscess
  • Toothache
  • Broken crowns, veneers or bridges
  • Chipped or broken teeth
  • Broken orthodontic braces
  • Wisdom tooth pain
  • Broken dentures
  • Gum infection
  • Other dental emergencies

Where are we located?

51 Gowthorpe, Selby, North Yorkshire, YO8 4HE  How to find us.

Emergency dental advice

If you have suffered an unexpected injury that affects your teeth it is advised that a dentist is sought immediately and that any initial swelling, especially in cases with high trauma or tooth loss, is dealt with using ice packs. In cases where cuts have caused bleeding, it is always best to try and stop the bleeding using pressure and clean the wound as best as possible before visiting a doctor.


Oil of clove can be used to relieve pain. Gently rub it onto the gum next to the tooth that is hurting. Provided that you are over 18 and have no history of allergies, asthma or kidney disease then Ibuprofen or paracetamol painkillers can be taken to help. For best results, take this pain relief regularly throughout the day (and before you start feeling the pain again). A cold compress or ice pack held over the area may also help. It is advised that you avoid hot, cold or particularly sweet foods. Book an appointment to see your Dentist as soon as possible. If you feel unwell, develop a high temperature or have any swelling in the gum then call your dentist immediately.

Loose filling:

Try to identify which tooth has lost the filling by looking in a mirror if required. You can provisionally fill the lost filling with some sugar-free chewing gum. Dry the tooth with cotton wool or tissue then take a correct amount of already chewed chewing gum and place it in the cavity. Bite your teeth together and grind them from side to side until the gum is level with your tooth. This will help to cover the cavity until you can get to a Dentist. Avoid eating on the tooth until and make an appointment asap.

Loose crown:

If the crown is in one piece it can be re-inserted temporarily with chewing gum. First you will need to clean the inside of the crown with tissue/cotton wool. If you know which tooth the crown has fallen out of check that it still fits correctly and that the bite is ok. If so, you can use a small chewed piece of chewing gum (around half the size of a pea) to stick it back in for now. Place the gum inside the crown and put it back onto your tooth. Bite down to check it is fitted comfortably. This quick fix will enable you to continue your day until you are able to see your Dentist- which you should do asap. Avoid any sticky foods or chewing directly on the tooth itself.

Knocked out baby teeth:

Milk teeth will naturally fall out at around the age of six years old. If they are accidentally knocked out before this it is not generally considered a dental emergency and the tooth can be left. Don’t attempt to put the tooth back as you could potentially damage the adult tooth underneath the gum which will grow eventually. If the gum is sore then a child pain relief medication such as Calpol® or ibuprofen should help.

Knocked out adult teeth:

It is quite common for adult teeth to be knocked out- and this can happen for many reasons. Remember that it is usually possible for a tooth to be reattached -as long as you follow specific procedures. Never touch the root of the tooth and when handling the tooth pick it up by the crown (the white part). If necessary, clean the tooth with clean water but don’t remove any of the important root tissue which is attached. You should attempt to put the tooth back into the socket as soon as you can- either by yourself or ask someone else to help you. Don’t wait to see a Dentist. If you are able to re-insert the tooth bite down on a piece of material to hold it in place. Make an appointment to see a Dentist as soon as possible. If it is not possible to put the tooth back into the socket then it is important to keep it moist. Store it in a small container of milk or put it between the teeth and gums in your own mouth. See the emergency dentist as soon as you can.

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Our Location

Address: 51 Gowthorpe, Selby, North Yorkshire YO8 4HE

New patients are accepted via our practice waiting list. If you would like to add your details to our waiting list, please contact the practice on 01757 705607, or email