YOUR 24/7 EMERGENCY DENTIST
What to do in a dental emergency
If you have pain, swelling, broken tooth, lost crown/veneer/filling, please call our 24/7 emergency line: 01625 403 673 and we will make an emergency appointment for you to see our dentist. There is nothing complicated about our service and you will be surprised by our calming nature. We will take a few details over the phone about your emergency so all you need to do is make your way to the Emergency Dentist in Cheshire.
Be seen immediately
- We will see you immediately
- Make an assessment with a provisional diagnosis
- Guide you through the proposed treatments
- After the treatment we will text or call you to ensure everything is ok
Emergency dentist for tourists & visitors
If you have dental pain and you are a visitor or tourist in Manchester and you need help so you can enjoy the rest of your holiday, we can provide you with an appointment to see the emergency dentist on the same day. We can speak many languages here at Knutsford Road Dental Clinic so you will not feel lost with us.
Most travel insurance policies will cover you for dental emergency treatments but it is always best to check first. We understand that dental emergencies do not only happen during the day or when you are in your home country.
Our Emergency Dentists provide a professional service which is solely dedicated to the patient at hand. We understand that every emergency patient with dental concerns is unique and requires undivided attention
I’d just like to take this opportunity, to say a BIG thank you for the kind and prompt service, I’ve received from Dr Harry and staff.. Well worth the money and trip over there from Congleton…I would and will recommend this practice to anyone whomever requires any kind of emergency dental service… Well done !!.. Dr Harry & staff a BIG THANK YOU
Mr J.Hulme - OCT 2015
I would just like to say a huge thank you for today, I have only ever dreamt that one day I would have straight teeth and today my dream came true (as cheesy as it sounds!). Would definitely recommend to anyone. Thanks again :))
D.Cunliffe - June 2015
I can highly recommended Knutsford Road Dental Clinic. Today I swallowed my crown, I contacted my dentist only to be advised that they could not see me until next Wednesday. We rang Knutsford Road Dental Clinic and they saw me within an hour. I will have my new crown within 5 days – this is quicker than having an appointment with my dentist! The staff are so friendly and professional. Thank you very much for your help.
K. Mckenna - July 2015
Dental Emergency Information
Bleeding gums can be a sign of having gum disease as well as feeling very sore. Sore gums can actually feel worse than toothache with a burning sensation leaving you feeling irritable and taking far too many paracetamol. If you think you have gum disease or your gums bleed during brushing or even when eating then it is highly advisable to see a dentist.
Do not think bleeding gums will disappear on its own and it is always best to be safe than sorry, having a dentist check the health of your gums on a regular basis is advisable.
Toothache can occur in the teeth and around the jaws, and is caused by a number of different dental issues. Usually, the pain begins suddenly, and can range from mild discomfort to severe pain. It can come and go, but it can also be constant, and made worse by eating or drinking. Additionally, toothache may get progressively worse as time goes on, so it is essential to see a dentist as soon as you can.
Why does toothache happen?
Toothache occurs when the dental pulp becomes inflamed. The dental pulp is made of delicate tissue containing blood vessels and sensitive nerves. The dental pulp can become inflamed for a number of reasons, including:
- Bacterial infection
- Tooth decay
- Receding gums
- A cracked tooth
- Broken or loose fillings
Other reasons for toothache that don’t involve the dental pulp include:
- Injury to the temporomandibular joint (the joint that connects the skull to the jaw)
- Ulcers on the gums
- Sinus inflammation
- Eruption of wisdom teeth
- Impacted wisdom teeth
How is toothache treated?
How toothache is treated depends on the cause of the pain. First, your mouth is examined, and an x-ray may be taken of your teeth to help identify the issue.
If the toothache is a result of tooth decay, the decay will be removed and replaced with a filling.
If your toothache is due to a broken or loose filling, the damaged filling will be replaced, removing any decay during the procedure.
If the dental pulp is infected, a course of antibiotics or root canal treatment may be necessary. During this procedure your emergency dentist will remove the pulp, fill the space with paste and cover the rest of the tooth with a crown to seal and protect it.
Commonly the wisdom teeth, in an attempt to erupt, will be prevented in doing so by the teeth in front. As such, the wisdom teeth will remain partially or completely below the line of the gum (also called impaction). This can lead to an infection around the wisdom tooth or lead problems with adjacent teeth.
We offer 24h round the clock wisdom teeth extractions that are carried out by our emergency dentist. Sedation is offered for teeth extractions if required.
There are specific guidelines for the removal of these impacted wisdom teeth which the dentist will advise you on. The procedure requires the gum around the tooth to be lifted back and the bone around the tooth to be selectively removed to allow the wisdom tooth to be removed.
Losing a tooth is a common dental emergency, especially amongst the elderly. It is important that a dentist is seen as a priority as this can impact the health of all teeth that lie on the same arch.
If you still have the missing tooth
If you still have the tooth that has fallen out, it’s essential that you see an emergency dentist immediately, the sooner the tooth is re-implanted, the higher the chance of it being re-embedded in the gum. Before you see the dentist, please attempt the steps below:
- Trying not to touch the root, hold the tooth by the crown.
- When you’ve done this, bite down onto a wet tea bag or a piece of clean material (a handkerchief, for example). This will keep the tooth in place.
- If you are unable to do this, hold it between your gum and cheek until you are able to see the dentist. Alternatively, place the tooth in a container, covering it with a small amount of saliva or milk.
- When you get to see the emergency dentist, they will plan to re-implant the tooth as soon as possible. Preferably, teeth should be re-attached within an hour of being knocked out.
Your dentist will splint the missing tooth to the teeth next to it with either a thin piece of wire or clear plastic, so it can be held in place as it heals. Your dentist will advice you on how long this needs to be in place.
If the tooth has been lost
If the tooth has been lost, it must be replaced as soon as possible. The following treatments are common ways to replace missing teeth:
- Dental implants: these are artificial roots attached permanently to the jawbone with the use of a titanium screw. Your dentist will drill into the jawbone to do this, and you will be administered with a local anesthetic.
- Partial dentures: these are removable devices that are clipped onto the surrounding teeth using metal clasps.
- Dental bridges: a dental bridge is an artificial tooth that is fixed permanently to the teeth at either side of the gap left by the lost tooth. Dental cement is used to fix a bridge in place.
Not only do these procedures improve the aesthetics of your smile, they also improve the functionality of your teeth.
If a lost tooth isn’t replaced, your dental health as a whole will suffer. The remaining teeth, without the support of the missing tooth, will have to handle much more pressure when biting.
If you have a missing tooth, please call 01625 403 673 immediately to speak to our emergency dentist now.
A broken or chipped tooth is the most common dental emergency. If you have a broken tooth, you must visit an emergency dentist immediately to prevent further damage.
In the event of a broken tooth, you must not attempt to implant the broken fragment back into the gum. Instead, place it in a clean container and make sure the fragment is covered with saliva or milk until you can see your emergency dentist. The fragment may be used to repair your tooth.
How are broken teeth treated?
You may have chipped the edge of one of your front teeth. If this is the case, we would typically smooth out the uneven edge and replace the missing part with composite.
If a molar is broken, a section of the chewing surface may have been broken away. In this case, we will replace the missing section with a crown or filling.
Occasionally, a break can cause damage to the dental pulp, which houses a network of nerves and blood vessels.
In this instance, root canal treatment may be necessary in order to remove damaged pulp to prevent infection. After the surgery, we will fill the space and seal the tooth with a crown or filling to protect it.
If you have a broken tooth, please call 01625 403 673 immediately to speak to our dentist now
Broken dentures can cause disruption to many important aspects of everyday life, as they have to go about their daily business without functional teeth.
Accidents happen though, which is why it’s important to know what to do if your denture breaks.
Broken dentures can cause massive disruption to a denture wearer’s life and is thus considered a dental emergency. Without dentures, speak and eating will be affected. In turn, self-confidence will plummet, with further damage to mental and emotional wellbeing.
Dentures can break for a variety of reasons, despite withstanding the pressure of the jawbone.
For example, a denture is vulnerable to the following accidents:
- Dropping your dentures onto a hard surface
- Heat damage, if boiling water is used during cleaning
What should I do if my denture breaks?
If your denture breaks, you must see a dentist immediately for repair. There is a strong chance that your denture may break during hours that your dentist is typically closed. For situations like these, we offer a 24-hour emergency denture repair clinic, repairing your broken dentures within the same day. If, however, the damage is extensive, more time may be necessary to repair your dentures.
If you have broken dentures, call 01625 403 673 now and speak to our emergency dentist.
Infections that are finding it hard to escape will cause swelling in the mouth and can some times be visible on the face. Not very many people think it but abscesses that go untreated can be dangerous.
Abscesses that form on the lower jaw can turn into something called a “deep neck abscess” this can be especially dangerous as the infection can enter the bloodstream going directly into your heart causing heart failure or other serious health problems.
Abscesses that form higher up, on the upper jaw can be equally dangerous. Leaving this type of abscess untreated can make its way affecting your eyes and further up entering the brain.
Although the examples are very rare and also extreme forms of abscesses, we have dealt with “Deep Neck Abscesses” as well as a few very extreme abscesses forming on the upper jaw leaving some patients with restricted sight for a few days.
So if you are in pain, call our emergency number on 01625 403 673 to speak to a dentist, ready to help.
Lost crowns may have become decemented due to a variety of reasons most likely during functional eating. The important issue for the dentist is to ensure that the preparation itself has not been damaged.
It is important to see the dentist immediately if the crown has become loose, as any exposure could result in an infection of the underlying dentine, or cause the shape of the preparation to change shape which may lead to a new crown being necessary.