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Dislodged Teeth

It can be very upsetting if a tooth is knocked out. Sometimes, however, teeth aren’t always knocked right out and instead, they’re what an emergency dentist in Manchester would call partially dislodged teeth. You may be surprised to know that this is a very common dental emergency in Manchester and provided the right care and attention is received, the tooth can normally be replanted and repaired.

Why do teeth get dislodged?

Teeth are quite exposed – there’s no layer of fat or muscle to protect them from impacts – so if anyone plays a contact sport, for example, then at some point their teeth are likely to be struck. It’s not just on the sports field either. Dislodged teeth are quite common in boisterous young children playing in the house. For this reason, it’s important that parents know what they should do if the worse happens. The good news is that our teeth are protected to some extent by the root which holds them in place deep inside the gums; so provided teeth and gums are healthy it’s usually quite difficult to dislodge a tooth. That said, accidents can and do happen.

What you should do immediately

This is what our emergency dentist in Manchester had to say. “There are two types of dislodged teeth.

  • The tooth has come partially out of the jaw and is loosely waggling around
  • A knock on the tooth has caused it to go further into the gum

Although both cases are totally different, treatment is the same.

  • Step 1 – This is a dental emergency in Manchester so contact your dentist right away. To stand the best chance of the tooth being successfully replanted, dentists recommend treatment within an hour.
  • Step 2 – Relieving the pain. Normally Ibuprofen or similar over the counter painkillers will ease any pain and an ice pack will keep down any swelling to the cheeks or jaw.

What not to do

Do not waggle your tooth around further or be tempted to just pull it out and worry about it later. At this stage, there’s a good chance that it can be saved so focus your attention instead on getting to your emergency dentist in Manchester as quickly as you can.

What your dentist will do

Provided the nerves are still connected and the tooth is receiving its blood supply the dentist will clean up the tooth and replace it in its socket. A splint will be used to hold it in place while the gums heal around it and the tooth stabilises.

In cases of dislodged teeth where the nerves are damaged and blood isn’t reaching the tooth, root canal treatment may be required. Although technically the tooth is dead, it can still be replanted and having a root canal stops the tooth discolouring.

In the event that the tooth can’t be saved, it will need to be extracted although this is always the last resort.”

If you or a family member suffers a dislodged tooth then don’t delay. Call Emergency Dentist in Manchester on 0161 485 7376 right away.

 

 

 

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Kids love to play outside and ride their bikes so it’s inevitable that at some point in their lives, they may experience dental trauma. In fact, sources show that around 50% of children will at some time in their childhood suffer a tooth injury. A child who has fallen off their bike, for example, may have damaged one or more teeth and be in need of cracked teeth repair or even worse, they may have suffered a knocked out tooth. As anyone with children knows, accidents can and do happen and they can happen at any time of the day or night which is why as an emergency dentist in Manchester we’re kept pretty busy.

Injuries to children’s teeth are most likely to happen between the ages of 1 and 3 when toddlers are starting to take their first steps, and between te ages of 8 to 11 when children get more boisterous and less cautious particularly when they’re participating in contact sports. Mouth injuries can also happen when a child trips or if they’re pushed from behind.

 

When to seek help

It’s very distressing both for the child and their parents when dental injuries occur and many patients find themselves wondering whether they should seek immediate dental help. Injuries to your child’s mouth can include fractured teeth, teeth that have been knocked out, and teeth that have been pushed out of position pushed up or loosened. With any injuries, it’s always best to keep calm and focus on your child’s well-being.

Wounds should be washed with cotton or gauze very carefully for around 5 minutes. Injuries to primary teeth can have long-term consequences on their eruption and development, so it’s always best to seek dental help as quickly as possible. If it’s during the day your dentist should be able to see your child right away. They’ll be able to check for signs of cracked teeth and other damage that you won’t be able to see yourself. If it’s out of hours then contact your emergency dentist in Manchester.

If permanent teeth have been damaged, then it can have long-term consequences both on their eruption and development. A cracked or chipped tooth isn’t life-threatening and in most cases, your dentist can carry out cracked teeth repair. The most serious injury is when a tooth has been knocked out of its socket altogether, which is known as dental avulsion.

 

What to do in the case of a knocked out tooth

A knocked out baby tooth usually looks far worse than it is and although it can’t be placed back in its socket like a permanent tooth, it’s not likely to impact on your child’s future teeth. You might want to rinse it off and place it under his or her pillow for the tooth fairy to find!

If a permanent tooth has been knocked out, then it’s important to get it back into the socket as quickly as possible. If you can, it’s best to try and do this at the scene of the accident before seeking dental assistance – by acting quickly there’s a good chance that your child’s tooth can be saved but it’s also very important not to damage the tooth further.

There’s more chance of saving a younger child’s knocked out tooth but with prompt action, that of an older child or adult can often be saved too.

 

Steps to take to improve the chances of saving knocked out teeth

  • Handle the tooth with care and try to avoid touching the root (the part which has come out of the gum) as this is easily damaged
  • If the tooth is dirty then hold it by the upper part (crown) and rinse it off with milk. If you don’t have any milk to hand then rinse it with water. Do not wipe it with anything as this could damage the tooth.
  • It’s vital to keep the tooth moist. You can do this by placing it into a small beaker of milk or if you can’t do this, place it inside your mouth between the cheek and the gum. A young child may struggle to hold the tooth like this and could swallow it, so get them to spit into a cup instead. Then put the tooth into the cup with the saliva.

For an older child, you could try placing the tooth back into its socket but make sure it’s facing the right way. Most times it will slip back in but be careful not to force it. If it won’t go back in, then as above, keep it moist with milk, water, or saliva and get to your dentist asap.

  

What your emergency dentist in Manchester will do

Treatment for a knocked out tooth varies depending on how long the tooth has been out of the socket and the extent of damage to the tooth and supporting bone. Sometimes it is placed back into the socket easily and other times the process may be more complicated. We’ll need to ensure its position is correct and take an X-ray. We may splint the tooth on either side to hold it in place while the bone attaches, or we may need to carry out a root canal. In the worse case scenario, we won’t be able to save the tooth.

 

What are the options if the tooth can’t be saved?

If the tooth couldn’t be found at the scene of the accident or it can’t be saved, then please don’t worry – we still have options. Your child’s tooth gap could be filled with a bridge and then when they’re older we could take a look at restoring it with a dental implant.

Accidents happen, it’s a fact of life. Whether you or your child needs cracked teeth repair or they’ve been unfortunate enough to suffer a knocked out tooth, call Emergency Dentist Manchester on 0161 486 0743 we’re here for you and your family when you need us the most.

 

 

 

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Top Tips for Relieving Tooth Pain

by on February 19, 2018 | Posted in blogs

As your local emergency dentist in Manchester, we know that tooth pain isn’t something to be taken lightly and it can interfere with your daily life and busy routine. Toothaches can range from a mild throb to a severe stabbing pain and can not only affect your concentration levels but disturb your sleep while you search for a 24-hour dentist in Manchester.

Overall, it’s a plain horrible experience. You know that you need to get your tooth repaired but what can you do while you wait for emergency dental care? Manchester patients should take note of a few of the following tips and tricks to hold the pain at bay until you get dental help.

Emergency Dentist Manchester

Here’s what to do when you’ve got a toothache:

Make an appointment with an emergency dentist in Manchester

First of all, call your dentist to book an appointment for emergency dental care. Manchester patients should try to explain where the pain is coming from and ask the dentist over the phone for tips to relieve the pain in the meantime. But remember to let your dentist know what medications you’re taking to prevent any drug interactions.

If your pain seems to come and go or fade temporarily, don’t be tempted to cancel the appointment! Your toothache is bound to return and even if it doesn’t, trust us when we say that the damage won’t magically repair itself without treatment.

Avoid hot and cold foods and drinks

As the dentin layer of your tooth has been attacked and invaded by decay, it will likely react painfully once exposed to extreme temperatures. This means until you get your cavity sorted, it’s a good idea to avoid any food or drink that is either very cold or very hot. It also might help to brush your teeth with warm water instead of cold.

Avoid sweet and acidic foods and drinks

Foods and drinks that have a high sugar content or are very acidic can worsen tooth decay. While the pain and sensitivity to these foods might not be as painful as hot or cold temperatures, it’s still best to avoid eating them because they can add to the decay and cause more pain. To be clear, we’re not advising that you starve yourself all day, just try and choose wholesome foods that are easier to chew and won’t add to your pain.

Take over-the-counter pain relief

Provided your emergency dentist in Manchester agrees and it’s safe to do so, try taking over-the-counter pain relief medication. As most toothaches are caused by an inflammation of the tissues or nerve inside, it’s often best to use pain-killers that work to reduce inflammation. Contrary to popular belief, it’s not a good idea to put the pain relief medication on or around the tooth or gum – doing so could burn your gums and cause even greater pain! Remember too – never exceed the recommended dose in an attempt to get more relief!

Keep a good oral hygiene routine

While you’re in pain you might decide to avoid brushing or flossing the area altogether until you’ve had an emergency dental care in Manchester. But don’t! Keeping your mouth as clean as possible can actually help because it removes any bacteria or food particles collected that could trigger further pain. Instead, try gently flossing the painful teeth and keep up your brushing routine twice daily – you may even find it helps to reduce your toothache pain slightly.

Try a salty mouthwash

Possibly the easiest way to relieve tooth pain is with the use of salt and warm water. This solution has long been known for pain relief as it helps to draw out any fluids from the gums that are causing inflammation or irritation – as a result, it helps to reduce the aching sensation. Try mixing 1 tablespoon of salt in a glass of warm water and gargle for around 30 seconds, repeating when necessary.

Grab a pillow

Keeping your head elevated at all times can help with the throbbing pain by limiting the effect of increased blood pressure to your head. At night time, finding a comfortable position to sleep in when you’ve got a toothache can be tricky but make sure you stack a few pillows or use a wedge-shaped pillow to keep your head propped up and raised. That being said, if the pain gets really bad through the night, it might be time to visit your nearest 24-hour dentist in Manchester.

 

Remember, if you’re suffering from a toothache, don’t delay in making an appointment with your nearest emergency dentist in Manchester. The sooner you get the treatment you need, the easier it will be, the less damage will be done and the faster you’ll get out of pain.

When you’re in need of emergency dental care, Manchester based Church Road Dental & Cosmetics can help. We offer out of hour’s treatment – whether its 3 am Monday morning or 2 pm Sunday afternoon – with our 24-hour dentist in Manchester. Get the treatment you need, when you need it! Call us now and put an end to your toothache on 0161 486 0743

 

 

 

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Emergency Dentist Manchester

Let’s face it, there’s never a convenient time for toothache. When it strikes, it nearly always catches us off guard – leaving us running around trying to find an emergency dentist in Manchester that’s available at short notice or after hours. We know that many people are still unsure what exactly counts as a dental emergency, who to call, and most of all, what they can to do at home, so we thought we’d put together a few guidelines to help determine when to visit an emergency dentist for Stockport and Cheadle patients, how to ease dental pain at home and what treatment may involve…

First of all, what exactly counts as a dental emergency?

Although we’ve all got different pain thresholds, there are times when your dental discomfort requires immediate attention and you shouldn’t just grin and bear the pain. So if you’re unsure when to visit an emergency dentist, Cheadle patients can take a look at the following list to determine whether or not to seek dental care quickly.
Dental emergencies include:

• An accident that has caused damage to your teeth or mouth
• A loose or knocked out tooth
• A cracked or fractured tooth
• Serious infection or an abscess
• A lost crown or filling
• Any bleeding, pain or swelling

When to visit the hospital

Some dental problems are more serious and warrant a trip to your local hospital. Go straight to A&E if you experience any:

• Heavy bleeding that won’t stop
• Severe pain that isn’t helped by painkillers
• Serious trauma to your teeth, mouth or face from an accident

Now we know what counts as a dental emergency, let’s take a look at some guidelines on how best to handle some of the most common problems:

Your face swells up

What it could mean:
– It could be a serious infection that needs immediate attention from an emergency dentist. Cheadle patients should keep in mind that generally, these types of conditions rarely ever get better on their own.
– It might also be an infected tooth, gum infection or bone infection.

What you should do:
– Don’t wait! Get to your nearest emergency dentist in Manchester. It’s important that you get treated as soon as possible to avoid more serious complications.
– We’d also recommend that you drink lots of water to stay hydrated
– Keep upright, don’t lie flat, even while you sleep – this prevents excess swelling.

You knocked out a tooth

What it could mean:
– Don’t panic! If you can find the tooth and quickly re-implant it within 30-60 minutes (in other words, stick in back in the socket) then there’s a chance that it can be saved. Even if the tooth is re-implanted successfully, you’ll likely need a root canal afterwards – but at least you’ll still have your tooth.
– If you lose the tooth, you’ll need to replace it. An implant is the best way to do this and will fill the space where the tooth’s root used to be.

What to do:
– Pick the tooth up, but don’t touch the root. The crown of the tooth is the part you bite and root is the pointy end. Touching the root will damage tissue that helps with re-implantation.
– Try to place the tooth gently back into its socket. But make sure you don’t place it in the wrong way! If it helps, take a look at the teeth on the other side of your mouth to visualise how it should be placed.
– Call your emergency dentist as soon as you’ve re-inserted the tooth and head straight over. This should all be done with an hour.

If you’ve got a broken, chipped or cracked tooth

What it could mean:
– If it’s a small crack or chip, you’ll probably just need a filling. If a large piece has broken away then you might need a crown. But if the tooth is cracked all the way down the tooth, it will likely be un-salvageable and you may need to have it removed.

What to do:
– Don’t worry! If you’re not in pain, this buys you a little more time. Most often when teeth break, there’s no pain but just a little sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures. This is because the piece that broke off was large enough to expose the inner part of the tooth
– Call your emergency dentist. Stockport and Cheadle patients should try to describe as much as possible about the tooth over the phone so that the right appointment can be booked. You might say something like ‘one half of my tooth broke off’ or ‘my filling has fallen out.’ You could even email or text a photo.

If you’ve had an accident or injury

What it could mean:
– It depends. The consequences of a trauma can range from minor to severe. But remember, depending on how quickly you’re seen by an emergency dentist really determines whether or not you can keep your tooth.

What to do:
– First of all, get seen by an emergency dentist straight away!
– If you fell on your jaw, make sure that you have it checked out properly – fractured jaws can sometimes be overlooked and misdiagnosed.
– Use an ice pack over the sore areas. It’s also a good idea to take anti-inflammatory tablets for a few days too.

REMEMBER – The most important thing to know is that when it comes to dental disasters, problems nearly always get worse the longer you leave them – so don’t delay!
Well there you have it! We’ve covered the most common emergencies above, what they could mean and what to do. If you’re still unsure whether or not you need to visit an emergency dentist, Stockport and Cheadle patients should always give us a call or come straight over – we’re ready and waiting to help, even after hours.

If you’re in too much pain and can’t think straight, get a family member or friend to make an appointment with our emergency dentist in Manchester for you on 0161 486 0743 and follow the steps above.





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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.

Emergency Dental Treatment Manchester

Should I visit the hospital for a dental emergency?

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:

  • – Jaw fractures or dislocations
  • – Severe lacerations of the soft tissues of the face or mouth
  • – An infection or abscess that’s caused severe swelling and is impacting breathing or swallowing
  • – Heavy bleeding

In any of the above situations, either call 999 or head straight to your nearest A&E.

When to visit an emergency dentist

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.

Is it a dental emergency?

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:

  • – Do you have bleeding in the mouth?
  • – Are you in severe pain?
  • – Have you had any trauma or injury to the face or mouth?
  • – Do you have any loose teeth?
  • – Is your mouth or face swollen?
  • – Have you got any bulges or lumps on your gums?

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.

Ways to help avoid a dental emergency

Emergency Dental Hospital ManchesterTo 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.

 

 

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Emergency Dentist 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….

So what’s classed as a dental emergency?

Emergency Dentist StockportAny 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:

 

Emergency Dentist CheadleWhile 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.

 

 

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