You may be able to visibly see that a piece of your tooth has broken away, while other times it’s not so obvious. When this happens, it’s important to visit us straight away for necessary cracked teeth treatment to restore the health of your smile.
If you’ve only slightly chipped a tooth and it doesn’t hurt, is this cause for a dental emergency?
In a word no!
If you’re not in pain, while it does need to be dealt with sooner rather than later, it can and should wait until the next available appointment with the dentist.
In the meantime however, do ensure that extra care is taken when chewing so you don’t chip the tooth any further. Then at your appointment, we’ll usually be able to smooth the chip over or add some filling material in order to repair the tooth.
While that’s pretty straight forward, what if you’ve badly cracked or fractured a tooth?
This is more serious, especially if you have pain and would normally be classed as a dental emergency. Call us right away so we can help prevent the tooth getting any worse or infected.
Although enamel (which covers the surface of our teeth) is the strongest tissue in our body, it has its limits and can still be broken or cracked. Cracked teeth can happen for a number of reasons including playing contact sports and not wearing a mouth guard, or being involved in an accident that caused an unexpected hit to your mouth.
It can also be caused by habits such as clenching and grinding your teeth or chewing and biting down on hard objects. Lastly, if decay is left untreated, this can weaken the teeth, leaving them more prone to breaking.
Did you know that our back teeth (called molars) are more vulnerable to cracks because they tend to absorb most of the force while we chew?
Dealing with cracked teeth can be difficult, due to a variety of symptoms. Typically, a cracked tooth will cause erratic pain upon chewing, with biting pressure or when exposed to extreme temperatures such as a hot drink or an ice cream. A lot of the time, patients find that the pain comes and go’s and this can make it a little more difficult to pinpoint the exact tooth causing the discomfort. A cracked tooth is often unnoticeable to the human eye and can at times not even appear visible on dental x-rays.
A cracked tooth can be painful because every time you bite, the pressure causes the crack to open a little and this irritates the pulp of the tooth. This is where the nerves and blood vessels are contained. When this happens, the tooth may then become sensitive to extreme temperatures, cause a sharp pain when biting and if left, possibly even become infected.
So what exactly does cracked teeth treatment involve?
Because there’s many different types of cracked teeth, the treatment and success for your tooth all really depend of the location, type and extent of the crack. Here’s a few common examples of cracked teeth problems and how we treat them:
Although it’s impossible to completely prevent a chipped, broken or cracked tooth, there are some steps you can take in order to protect your teeth from damage, such as:
Often dental emergencies can be easily avoided by having regular check-ups to help keep your mouth healthy and avoid problems such as cracked teeth. Treatment can range from just a simple filling to a tooth extraction, but whatever the case it’s important we see you straight away in order to have the best chance at saving your tooth.
So if you’re experiencing any pain or symptoms associated with cracked teeth call us straight away on 0161 485 7376 and we’d be happy to see you for an emergency appointment.
No matter how careful we are, accidents can happen. Did you know for example that over 5 million teeth are dislodged each year in both adults and children?
This being the case, it’s important to be prepared for such an emergency. A trauma to the mouth or face may only leave you with a small injury such as a slight chip to your tooth enamel. However, sometimes it can leave you facing more serious issues such as dislodged teeth or a knocked out tooth.
While it’s true that a knocked out tooth can be successfully reimplanted, when such a scary dental emergency occurs, it’s our natural reaction to panic. That said, it’s crucial to act fast and there are a few important steps you must take in order to ensure that you get the best chance at saving your tooth. Let’s take a look at exactly what you need to do in this situation and what knocked out tooth treatment your dentist can then provide.
Aside from deep lacerations to your mouth or gums, knocking a tooth out and dislodged teeth are considered one of the most urgent dental emergencies and both require an extremely fast response. The technical term used in dentistry for a knocked out tooth is called ‘tooth avulsion.’ Avulsion comes from the Latin word ‘avellere’ meaning ‘to tear off.’ Remember, if you find yourself in this situation, call us immediately and make your over way to us as quickly as possible.
It’s worth noting that milk teeth which are knocked out in young children may not be viewed as a dental emergency as such because they’ll eventually be replaced by permanent ones.
Generally, the sooner your tooth is placed back into its socket once again, the better chance it has of surviving in the long-term. With that in mind, here are 5 important steps to take if you’ve suffered a knocked out tooth:
If you can find your tooth, pick it up by touching only the crown (this is the part that’s visible inside your mouth) and try not to touch the root. If you can’t see your tooth, try hard to find it. Although it’s really rare, it’s possible in some cases that it can accidentally be breathed into the lungs when a trauma occurs.
If your tooth comes flying out of your mouth during an impact onto the floor, or you notice that it’s visibly dirty, it’s natural to want to scrub it clean first. However, it’s really important not to scrub the tooth, especially not the root (which is the part that’s usually hidden underneath your gums) as this could lead to further damage to the tooth and drastically reduce the chances of successfully re-implanting it. It’s best to gently rinse the tooth with tap water, milk, saliva or a saline solution.
If you can, try to gently reinsert your dislodged teeth or tooth back into the sockets in your mouth and hold it there. It’s important that the tooth remains moist and doesn’t dry out. If you don’t feel confident, skip this and go straight to step 4.
A couple of other points worth mentioning are:
If for whatever reason you’re unable to re-insert the knocked out tooth back into your mouth, you need to make sure you keep it moist. In order to do this you can place the tooth in either:
Using regular tap water to preserve your tooth while you get to your dentist for knocked out tooth treatment isn’t recommended, as the root surface cells don’t tolerate being in the water for very long.
Get an appointment with us quickly (within 30 minutes if possible) and bring your tooth along with you.
Once you get to us we’ll be able to determine if your tooth looks in good enough condition to be saved and re-implanted. We’ll take some x-rays to check the bone, flush any debris away from the socket and then carefully reinsert the tooth back into the correct position in the socket.
Depending on your situation, we may carry out root canal there and then but whatever the case, we’ll splint your knocked out tooth to the teeth either side using a wire or composite resin material. This is to hold your tooth securely in position while it heals. Healing can take between 4-8 weeks, depending on whether the bone around the tooth was fractured or not.
Your smile is precious, so it’s important to care for it and protect it. To do this, always avoid using your teeth as tools. Never open bottles or packages with your teeth and avoid chewing ice cubes, hard sweets or anything stubborn that could crack a tooth. If you play rough contact sports make sure you wear a mouth guard! This helps to drastically minimise the chances of damage to your teeth but also your lips, cheek, and tongue.
Remember the key to saving your tooth is following the 5 steps listed and getting to your dentist quickly for knocked out tooth treatment. Here at Church Road Dental practice, we offer an out of hours dental emergency service where you can rest assured that you’re in the best possible hands with our experienced team. So if you find yourself suffering from dislodged teeth or a knocked out tooth, follow the advice above and then call us immediately on 0161 485 7376.
In most cases, if you have a dental emergency in Manchester, your general dentist should be your first point of call for help. Most dentists actually set time aside throughout the day specifically for emergency dental treatment so Manchester residents can be seen quickly. That being said, when it comes to emergencies that happen out of hours, we find that many people are confused as to whether they should still visit a dentist or go straight to an emergency dental hospital in Manchester instead.
There are certain cases in which getting straight to the hospital for treatment is the best course of action, but many emergencies only require help from your local dentist. It all really depends on the medical emergency itself, so if you ever find yourself in this situation let’s take a look at who to visit and when.
Heading to an emergency dental hospital in Manchester for problems such as a toothache isn’t always your best option. Why? Well, it’s important that you’re treated in the right place by the right team, and your local dentist is fully trained to handle the vast majority of emergencies with the needed equipment better than A&E staff are. 9 times out of 10, visiting our out of hours emergency dentist instead will ensure that you get an accurate diagnosis and treatment without delay. This being the case, the only emergency dental treatment Manchester residents should visit A&E for are:
In any of the above situations, either call 999 or head straight to your nearest A&E.
Most dental emergencies are not considered life-threatening but they still need immediate attention. This includes problems such as:
While it’s true that these conditions don’t necessarily require hospital treatment, they can
still cause a lot of pain and discomfort. If you experience any of the above, give us a call straight away. Treating the problem fast can make a big difference when it comes to saving a tooth. Remember, ignoring the problem is never the answer. In fact that often leads to further pain, damage and expense.
Problems that can be dealt with during normal working hours such as re-cementing a loose crown or smoothing down a chipped tooth aren’t really dental emergencies. If you’re confused as to what is classed as a dental emergency, Manchester patients typically should be able to answer yes to the following questions:
If the answer to any of these questions is yes, you should call us immediately and describe what has happened and what type of pain you are in. Generally, any dental issue which needs immediate treatment in order to save teeth, stop bleeding or relieve pain is considered to be a dental emergency.
To avoid an unnecessary dental emergency, Manchester residents are advised to have regular check-ups. Your dentist can spot any potential disasters early and make sure that your teeth are strong, healthy and decay free.
In addition to regular checks, always remembering to wear a mouth guard while playing sports activities helps to stop teeth from getting chipped, broken or worse still, knocked out. It’s also good to try and avoid chewing hard foods that could fracture or break your teeth.
If you’re planning a trip abroad or an extended holiday where you might not have access to dental care, it’s always a good idea to visit your dentist for a check-up before you leave. This is so that your dentist can make sure you don’t have any problems, such as decay that could cause pain or an abscess, loose crowns or veneers or any other dental issues that might cause you inconvenience while travelling.
When visiting Church Road Dental practice for emergency dental treatment, Manchester patients can be confident that we’ll do whatever we possible to relieve you of any pain or discomfort quickly. For instance, if a tooth has been dislodged or knocked out of your mouth in an accident, our team at Church Road Dental can treat the damaged nerves and tissues. By replacing the injured tooth quickly, there’s a good chance it can be saved.
In addition, if you have severe toothache as a result of decay, then depending on the extent, root canal or extraction may be necessary. These treatments are not available at an emergency dental hospital in Manchester, but can instead be carried out by our highly experienced team comfortably at our practice, whatever the time. Afterwards, we’ll always advise you on any other treatments that are needed in order to get you dentally fit again. To book an emergency dental appointment, you don’t need to be an existing patient, we provide emergency care for all, including visitors to the Manchester area.
Remember, we know that a dental emergency in Manchester won’t always happen during typical working hours, that’s why we offer a service for out of hour’s emergency dental treatment. Manchester residents can rest assured that you won’t be kept waiting and we’ll do all we can to get you out of pain and discomofort as fast as possible. So, if you have a dental emergency, call us first on 0161 485 7376. We’ll either treat you at our dental practice or advise you to visit the local emergency dental hospital in Manchester if necessary.
When it comes to problems with our oral health, often there are warning signs that you need to visit your emergency dentist in Manchester that shouldn’t be ignored. We only get one set of teeth and it’s important we take good care of them, not just for our dental health but also for our overall wellbeing.That being said, sometimes patients aren’t sure when to visit an emergency dental clinic. Manchester residents shouldn’t hesitate to call if suffering from any of the dental-related problems below.
An abscess occurs when a tooth is infected and can form very quickly. You may notice a painful swelling that’s filled with pus. It’s your body’s way of trying to contain the infection and stop it from spreading further. Symptoms include a severe toothache, fever, and facial swelling. An abscess won’t go away unless it’s treated, so don’t ignore the symptoms. With abscesses generally being quite painful, most people do seek treatment straight away.
If you have an accident in which your tooth is knocked out, it’s important to immediately visit our emergency dental clinic. Manchester patients may then be able to have the tooth successfully re-implanted into the socket, but only if you act quickly. For the best chance of saving your tooth, keep it in a glass of milk until you see our Manchester emergency dentist.
A dislodged tooth is when a tooth is loosened, pushed into or sideways from its socket usually as a result of an injury or accident. When this happens it’s important to immediately visit our Manchester emergency dentist because, with the right care, the tooth can be re-implanted and repaired.
Generally, having a tooth extraction has little to no complications. Sometimes though, after having a tooth removed, a dry socket can take place within 3 days of the extraction if the blood clot falls out of the socket too early and leaves the bone exposed. Symptoms include severe pain, earache, and a bad taste in the mouth.
Despite the strength of tooth enamel, teeth can sometimes fracture when biting down on something hard or as a result of an accident. Symptoms include a sharp pain when eating or biting down and sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures. If you have a cracked tooth that’s causing pain, it’s best to visit our emergency dentist in Manchester so that we can help stop the crack spreading any further down the root. This ensures the best chance possible of saving the tooth.
If you’re suffering from any type of dental pain and are looking for an emergency dentist in Manchester call us now on 0164 486 0743. We’ll make sure you get the treatment you need at our emergency dental clinic in Manchester.
When you need the services of an emergency dentist, Manchester residents can rest assured that we’re here to help. Whether it’s early in the morning or late in the evening you can feel safe in the knowledge that you’ll be treated by our experienced emergency dentist Stockport. While there’s never a convenient time to suffer a painful tooth, we’ll ensure that you get the treatment you need to get you out of pain.
Our emergency dentist in Cheadle Hulme will do whatever they can to stop any pain or bleeding and of course, getting you out of discomfort will be our primary concern. From there, we’ll schedule any other treatment you need at your earliest convenience to get you back to good dental health.
However, while we provide the highest levels of care at all times including dental emergencies, there remains some confusion surrounding what constitutes a dental emergency. With this in mind, let’s take a closer look….
Any problem in the mouth that requires urgent attention is considered a dental emergency. This can mean treatment to save a tooth, stopping any blood loss or relieving pain. If this is something you experience, the important thing to remember is to call our emergency dentist Cheadle straight away. Remember. acting fast can make all the difference between saving a tooth and losing it while ignoring the problem can lead to further damage, expense, and pain.
There are a number of situations where it ‘s necessary for immediate treatment. Some of the most common conditions that require an emergency dentist Manchester include:
While you make your way to see our emergency dentist, Cheadle patients may be able to take steps that can help to manage the pain, which we’ll advise you on over the phone. This may be something as simple as taking over-the-counter painkillers or biting down on a gauze or tissue to stem any bleeding.
As there’s never a convenient time to need an emergency dentist, Manchester-based Church Road Dental practice is here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you’re suffering from any type of dental pain, tooth loss or severe bleeding, call us immediately on 0161 486 0743 and you’ll be put through to our on-call emergency dentist. Stockport, Manchester or Cheadle patients will then be dealt with right away if necessary and we’ll arrange to meet you at our practice.
Unfortunately accidents happen and sometimes this can result in mouth trauma or even knocked out teeth. This can occur from an unexpected blow to the mouth, a fall, or even from playing contact sports, especially when not wearing a mouth guard.
However if you act quickly, there is often a chance that the knocked out tooth can be saved; But Only if you come and see us as quickly, within 30 minutes if possible, as this is a dental emergency.
What should you do if you’ve experienced knocked out teeth?
There are number of things you can do to help us. If you can find the tooth and it is intact, then:
Make sure you hold it by the crown of the tooth when handling or picking it up; and try to avoid touching the root of the tooth to help minimise any further damage.
If the tooth is dirty, then very gently rinse it, if possible in either milk or water. Do not try to scrub the tooth or dry it afterwards.
Always try to carefully put the tooth straight back into the socket in your mouth if possible. It’s also important that the tooth remains moist and doesn’t dry out. Hold the tooth into position with your fingers, or by gently biting down, and come to see us straight away.
If you’re dealing with a child and you cannot reposition the tooth back into the socket due to the risk of them swallowing it, then keep it in a glass of milk or inside your cheek. The most important points are to keep the tooth moist, and come and see us straight away.
If you’re dealing with a child and you cannot reposition the tooth back into the socket due to the risk of them swallowing it, then keep it in a glass of milk or inside your cheek. The most important points are to keep the tooth moist, and come and see us straight away.
So what does the treatment for knocked out teeth involve?
It all depends on the extent of damage to the knocked out tooth or supporting bone from the accident; or how long the tooth was out of the socket. Sometimes replacing the tooth can be simple and other times more complicated. We’ll first need to check it has been positioned back properly, adjust if necessary, and take an X-ray. Root canal treatment may be required, or we may splint the injured tooth to the teeth either side to hold it in place while the root reattaches to the bone. The worst case scenario is that the tooth cannot be saved.
What if the knocked out tooth cannot be saved?
If you couldn’t find your tooth or it can’t be saved, don’t worry; you still have other options. To fill the gap you could have a denture, bridge, or implant fitted. This will restore your confidence, especially if the affected tooth is at the front of your mouth.
If this is the case, Dr Karim and the team will discuss these options with you after treatment. Remember if you play contact sports then always wear a mouth guard and if you do suffer a knocked out tooth, make sure you follow the advice above and contact us immediately on 0161 485 7376. Patients can rest assured that with our experienced team, they’re in the best possible hands.
Are you suffering from dislodged teeth? If so you should contact your emergency dentist right away. The quicker you receive treatment the greater the chance of saving the tooth.
So what exactly is a dislodged tooth anyhow and how can it happen?
A tooth that has been dislodged is a tooth which has been pushed into, out of, or sideways from its socket. This is usually due to an injury or blow to the face. When this happens you need to contact your Manchester emergency dentist right away.
The two common ways teeth are dislodged are:
(A) When trauma has caused the tooth has come loose from the bone which normally holds it into place
(B) When the tooth is pushed right up into the gum.
Sometimes the tooth is pushed sideways and when this happens it may also cause damage to the teeth nearby. Unfortunately dislodged teeth are all too common among children, so it’s good for parents to have an understanding of what actions to take in this emergency. To have the best chance of saving the tooth it’s important you visit us straight away as leaving the tooth untreated may result in further damage. Whether this is 3am on a Sunday morning or 9pm on a weekday evening, contact your Manchester emergency dentist right away.
What should I do if my tooth is dislodged?
First thing to do is to try not to panic. Stay calm, call us, and arrange to come and see us as quickly as you can. This is so that we can reinsert the tooth properly and to help prevent any infection. In the meantime, try not to touch the tooth, even if it is partly out of the socket, as this may loosen it further. A dislodged tooth can be painful so you may want to take some over-the-counter pain killers and/or use an ice pack to reduce any swelling.
How do we treat a dislodged tooth? After taking a look, and determining if the tooth is still alive and can be saved, we’ll clean the area under local anaesthetic. After taking an X-ray, we may use a splint to hold the tooth back in position, utilising the healthy teeth either side of the problem area. This allows the gum to heal over and the tooth to eventually become stable again.
However, if the blood supply and nerves have been badly damaged, you may need root canal treatment and this should be done within a few days of the injury. This will help prevent infection and an abscess forming. Root canal treatment involves taking out the tooth pulp, flushing out the inside of the tooth, and sealing it with a filling material. Following healing, you may then need a dental crown.
What happens if my tooth can’t be saved?
Occasionally, there may be too much damage to the tooth for it to be saved. As a result it will need removing. If this is the case, the missing tooth can be replaced by a denture, bridge, or dental implant. This will restore your confidence, especially if the affected tooth is in your smile line. We can discuss these options with you after treatment and see which is best suited to you.
Accidents do happen and dislodging teeth is not always preventable, but if you play contact sports, please make sure that you always wear your mouth guard!
While dislodged teeth can be distressing and painful, please follow the advice above and call us straight away for dislodged teeth repair on 0161 485 7376.
Cracked teeth can be quite a common occurrence for patients. It’s usually caused by eating something crunchy or hard and more often than not, the first thing you hear is a tell-tale crack. As a result you may notice that you have a cracked tooth and are in need of cracked teeth treatment.
There are 3 main types of cracked tooth which may cause you pain: Our Manchester emergency dentist explains:
A tooth that has a crack which goes vertically from the chewing surface down towards the root – Diagnosing this early is important so that we have the best chance of saving the tooth to stop the crack spreading further into the root.
A split tooth – This usually happens because a cracked tooth has been left too long and an obvious split now runs down the root. In some instances the tooth can be separated. If this happens, we aren’t able save the whole tooth, although it may be possible to save a portion of the tooth. In addition there’s a strong chance that you’ll need root canal treatment.
A tooth with a vertical root fracture – This means the crack begins in the root of the tooth and runs up towards the chewing surface. This type of crack can be difficult to spot because often it shows little symptoms and is usually only discovered when it becomes infected.
Whatever type of cracked tooth you have, don’t ignore it! Instead it’s important to come and see us quickly to prevent the tooth getting worse or infected. Remember, early diagnosis can be key to saving as much of your tooth as possible.
What causes cracked teeth?
Despite the fact that tooth enamel is the strongest tissue in our bodies, it does have its limits and can crack or break.
Cracked teeth can be caused by a number of reasons, such as playing contact sports without wearing a bite guard, or an accident that caused an unexpected blow to your mouth. It can also be caused by your diet, such as eating hard foods like boiled sweets and crusty bread. Tooth decay that is left untreated can also cause the teeth to weaken, leaving them susceptible to breaking. Finally, if you grind and clench your teeth during the day or while sleeping, this can also cause them to weaken and crack.
So how do I know if I have cracked a tooth?
Aside from the obvious tell-tale crack sound, cracked teeth can present many different symptoms. Often you will have a sharp pain on biting down or it might hurt when eating. You may also experience sensitivity with hot or cold temperatures. Initially, it might even be hard to pin point the tooth causing the problem as the pain can sometimes come and go.
What about cracked teeth treatment?
Treatment for cracked teeth can vary depending on how deep the crack extends, so it really depends on how damaged the tooth is. Treatments can range from repairing the tooth with a filling or, in the case of slight hairline cracks, Dr Karim and the team might consider fitting cosmetic veneers or dental bonding. Alternatively a dental crown may be placed on the tooth to protect it after root canal treatment. If the crack has extended below the gum line, treatment wouldn’t be possible, and extraction and replacement is usually the only solution.
As always, it’s important to have regular check-ups so that any problems such as cracked teeth can be detected and treated early, hopefully before you starting experiencing any pain. However if you think you have cracked a tooth and are in need of cracked tooth repair then give us a call now on 0161 485 7376.
Do you have a swollen face, pain, or constant throbbing? Are you suffering from a tender bite? If so, you might just have a tooth abscess.
A dental abscess is caused by an infection inside a tooth or between the gum and tooth. It can develop very quickly, often within 1-3 days from the start of the infection. For this reason as soon as you feel any pain or discomfort, it’s important that you come and see us for abscess tooth treatment. Unless treated any discomfort won’t go away.
So what causes an abscessed tooth?
There are a number of reasons. The most common one is down to advanced tooth decay. A diet high in sugar, such as frequently eating a lot of sweets and drinking fizzy drinks can lead to decay. If left it can eventually cause infection and turn into an abscessed tooth. Other reasons include trauma to the affected tooth from an accident or injury, biting down too hard on something such as a boiled sweet or cherry pit, or a cracked tooth where bacteria has entered. In addition, not following a strict oral hygiene routine at home can also increase the risk of further gum problems and infection.
How do I know if I have a tooth abscess?
Patients usually experience severe toothache. This may be constant and throbbing, or a sharp pain every time you bite down. You may even have a very swollen and tender face. Other symptoms include:
Even if you have been experiencing the above symptoms but then the pain goes away, you’ll still need treatment. It may be that the abscess has burst allowing the infection to drain, but the issue is that it will come back if it’s not treated. If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, don’t delay. Make sure you book in to see us as soon as possible. We guarantee that you’ll be in safe and capable hands.
Abscess Tooth Treatment – How We Can Help
We can usually see a tooth which has a dental abscess from an examination of your teeth, but we may still carry out a few further tests. These include tapping the tooth lightly to check for pain or pressure, or taking dental x-rays. The good news is that an area of infection can usually be clearly seen on an X-ray and will show up as a dark circle around the root of your tooth.
If we determine you have a tooth abscess, we may initially prescribe a course of antibiotics to help fight the infection. We may also help the abscess to drain, which should immediately relieve any pain you might have.
In addition, root canal treatment may be advised at a later date once the infection has settled; or the worst case scenario is that you may need to have the tooth extracted. We would also recommend taking over-the-counter painkillers and doing gentle mouthwashes with warm salty water. If you’re worried about a tooth or you’re in pain and suspect a tooth abscess then please contact us on 0161 485 7376, e-mail us, or even book online. Our Emergency Dentist Manchester team are here to get you out of pain and dentally fit, fast!