01540 661 280
Inspire Dental, Gynack Street, Kingussie,
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01540 661 280

Emergency Information


If you have a dental emergency, call our practice on 01540 661280 during the following hours:

Open times

Mon: 8.30am – 7.30pm
Tue: 8.30am – 7.30pm
Wed: 8.30am – 5.00pm
Thu: 8.30am – 7.30pm
Fri: 8.30am – 5.00pm
Sat: 8.30am – 5.00pm
Sun: Closed

For dental emergencies outwith these hours call 111 and someone will direct your call.

Dental Emergency Advice

Toothache or swelling

Constant pain from a tooth suggests something is wrong. Painkillers such as paracetamol and Ibuprofen (if you can take it) tend to be effective, and please follow the written instructions that come with such medications. Sometimes dental pain/infection can be relieved by rinsing with hot salt water, but give us a call and we’ll do our best to see you as quickly as possible.
If you have associated swelling, feel generally unwell or find it more difficult to open your mouth or breathe, it’s important you contact us or an emergency dentist urgently.


If you have recently had an extraction or surgery in your mouth, bleeding can most often be stopped by applying pressure to the site for 10-20 minutes (e.g. by biting on gauze or clean cotton fabric onto the affected area). Avoid alcohol, poking the area with your finger or tongue, rinsing your mouth and exertion, as these will encourage the bleeding to continue. If you are worried that the bleeding still won’t stop, contact us, or an emergency dentist, immediately.

If your gums are bleeding or tender when you brush, you may have gingivitis or gum disease, which is most often very successfully treated if addressed early enough. So give us a phone to have it checked out.

Tooth knocked out

If we see the patient quickly enough, we may be able to put the tooth back in position, so contact us or an emergency dentist immediately. Try to avoid touching the root of the tooth and pick it up by the crown, which is the whiter end. Place it into a container with some milk or the patient’s own saliva.

Broken tooth

If the tooth is sensitive, chew away from the area and avoid hot and cold foods. Most broken teeth can be repaired uneventfully if they have not been left for too long, so contact us soon to get it checked out and help prevent further damage to the remaining tooth structure or nerve.

Crown or bridge fallen out

Keep the crown safe, so we can re-cement it for you if this is possible. Try to avoid chewing on the underlying tooth and call us quickly for further advice and to arrange an appointment.

Broken Denture

Keep all the bits and contact us to give you advice about having it repaired. Most breaks can be repaired without any great fuss, but please don’t try to glue it yourself as this can make it more difficult to repair properly.