Cracked, Chipped or Broken Tooth Emergency in Macclesfield

If you have a cracked or broken tooth in Macclesfield, this page may help you decide what to do, and give you more information before you visit us to assist.

What exactly is a cracked or broken tooth?
Any type of breakage in a tooth is classed as cracked or broken. There are many ways a tooth can crack such as:

  • A split tooth: Often is a tooth is left untreated, a small crack can grow into a larger split. The result is a tooth which is cracked from top to bottom.
  • Craze lines: These are smaller lines that only affect the outer enamel of a tooth rather than the inner core. They are common in adults and don;t cause pain or discomfort. You don’t need to get treatment for these, but always call if you feel pain as it may be something more developing.
  • Cracked cusp: The cusp is the biting part, usually pointed on your teeth. If this becomes damaged, the tooth is at risk of a larger break. A cusp that is damaged is often painful, particularly when biting something!

What are the typical causes of broken teeth?
It can be anything, but the things we see most often are from things like; a blow to the chin or jaw area, biting on something hard which enhances a problem (food like hard sweets, chewy meat, or stones). Oral health issues like sore or bleeding gums, or small cracks that have never been sorted out. Issues with fillings and other dental work.

How do I know if I have a cracked or broken tooth?
If you have a sudden onset of pain when chewing or eating, or a particular tooth is feeling ‘different’ when your tongue goes over it, it is best to call an emergency dentist in Macclesfield to have it looked at.

What happens if I don’t get treatment?
You should get treatment ASAP. This is because infections can occur, worsening of the damage, and other oral hygiene issues. You can even get an abscess which is not pleasant! The sooner you get treatment, the better the outcomes can be and lower the risks of more serious issues.

How much will it cost me?
It depends on the problem, but if you call us we can help advise what the problem sounds like and an estimate cost can be given. The important thing though is to speak to a dentist ASAP.

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.

Do I need to be registered first?

The simple answer is No. You do not need to be a registered patient at Knutsford Road Dental Clinic to be seen by the emergency dentist. We will see you whether you are registered or not.

Nervous patient?

Patients can be afraid of the dentist for many different reasons. It can be anything from the sounds, smells or thought of treatment hurting. It can also be brought on from a bad experience in the past. However, more and more dentists understand their patients’ anxieties and with a combination of kindness and gentleness, they can do a lot to make your dental treatment stress free. We also offer IV sedation during normal surgery hours to help patients feel more relaxed.

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