Will Emergency Dentist Take Tooth Out?
Sometimes, we may be dealing with injuries or infections in our jaw which reflects that 71% of British adults don’t feel confident showing their teeth. At Didsbury Dental Practice, we are here to help, especially in an emergency. That’s why in this blog, we will be answering the question “Will emergency dentist take tooth out?”
Sometimes people may not know the options they have when it comes to emergency dental treatment and wait until their next appointment which could be months away.
This could cause serious health problems if not addressed as soon as possible.
Luckily for you, we at Didsbury Dental Practice have collected all the answers you will need in order for you to know what we offer for dental emergencies, and how it can help your teeth today.
What is a dental emergency?
According to the NHS a dental emergency is largely by two things, pain and infection.
In regard to pain, it may be around the jaw or other areas of the face, if this pain can not be controlled or relaxed with over-the-counter prescriptions, it is regarded as an emergency.
This pain may be a result of prolonged infection or pressure from a moving tooth on nerves which can be excruciating and exhausting.
When it comes to infection, it must be a dental & soft-tissue acute infection. This can be characterised in a variety of ways, by pain, swelling, pain or difficulty when moving the area, a release of pus, being sore to the touch or having swollen glands. (this may vary depending on the source and severity of the infection.)
Infections must be dealt with immediately, and sometimes infections become recurring as a result of a wisdom tooth taking time to come through the gums as an example. Infections if left unaffected can lead to further serious and life-threatening health issues.
Dental emergency symptoms
Knowing your own oral health, it will be clear if you suddenly experience an issue that is outside of the norm. Emergency appointments should be considered if you are experiencing chronic pain that immediately affects your ability to live everyday life. Whether the result of an ongoing dental issue or an unexpected accident, if you experience any of the following dental problems, you should book an emergency appointment as soon as you can:
Bleeding – This can be a sign of gum disease, infection, a damaged tooth, or even a wider health issue that a dental professional will be able to support you with.
An infection, abscess or open sore – These uncomfortable problems can not only cause infection to spread but also lead to more complex dental damage. They will also not heal themselves, so treatment and aftercare are essential.
Broken or chipped teeth – Either the result of a nasty accident or a dental decay issue, emergency treatment should be sought to eliminate the chance of further damage and to ensure the rest of the teeth are not going to be compromised
Toothache – As well as being a horrible situation to have to deal with, a toothache can represent both dental and other health-related issues, so it should be treated swiftly. At an emergency appointment, your dentist will find out what is causing the pain and let you know what your options are for resolving it.
It’s not an emergency if…
Below is a brief list of what is NOT considered a dental emergency
- Patients not in pain;
- Aesthetic problems (dislodged crowns and bridges);
- Patients with broken dentures;
- Patients with hospital referral letters;
- Patients requiring permanent restorations;
- Non traumatic problems with orthodontic appliances;
- Patients who have no significant pathology;
- Patients requiring a second opinion;
- Patients using EDS as their regular dentist;
- Requiring surgical extractions (wisdom teeth) and are not in pain.
How much does a emergency dentist cost?
Regardless of which channel you choose to deal with your dental emergency, rest assured that the dentist you will see has seen many dental emergency & will know the best way to deal with them. As a result the cost for dental treatments are generally pre-determined.
As one of the top private dentists in Manchester, we proudly offer competitively priced services for emergencies and standard appointments. Pricing for emergency appointments within the city starts from £50, with our emergency bookings being £55 for a consultation and treatment plan.
Whilst no price can be put on feeling comfortable and healthy, we understand that dental treatment can be a daunting prospect on the pocket. Which is we tried to make our prices affordable and fair.
Didsbury Dental Practice consultation & pricings
As mentioned, the cost of an emergency dental consultation is £55. For this price, you benefit from the following:
- Rapidly available appointments across seven days a week
- 24/7 telephone support from our knowledgeable team of dental professionals
- A full consultation, including the creation of your bespoke treatment plan
- Additional support for nervous patients, including treatment with state-of-the-art dental lasers and sedation
During this consultation, you will be given various options that our professionals feel are suitable for treatment to ensure you achieve the best results possible.
Will emergency dentist take tooth out?
It is completely dependent on the situation of your emergency, this is our process,
When a dental emergency occurs, you will need to have an X-Ray to ascertain the severity of the issue and check the condition of your other teeth. Prices for this start from just £15, with all treatments, carried out on-site using professional technology.
Once your dentist has a complete view of what needs to be done to resolve your issue, further procedures can be booked. One of these may be the removal of a tooth, again depending on the circumstances.
Should you need a hygiene review and treatment to alleviate discomfort or eliminate the emergency from reoccurring, our appointments start from £15. Treatments include plaque removal, descaling, gum health checks, and removal of calculus above the gums. If you are experiencing chronic pain, this will likely only be an additional treatment as the root cause still needs to be sorted out.
If it is deemed that surgical treatment is your best option, these prices start from £89 and range up to £150 depending on the needed procedure’s complexity. The more standard procedures include simple tooth extractions, not including any bone removal. If you have a broken or infected tooth, this is likely the treatment path that will be chosen.
*The prices reflect the complex nature of surgery and aftercare for more complicated extractions, including teeth at risk of fracture or bone removal.
One of the most common causes of toothache is an infected or damaged tooth, which a filling can fix. Emergency fillings, which can be used when another treatment is needed or before a longer appointment is available, cost £50.
As a private practice, we can offer high-quality fillings for NHS dentists. We, therefore, in addition to the standard silver filling (£75) provide white filings for £95 and glass ionomers for £65. Not only can we resolve your emergency issue in record time, but we can leave your smile looking exactly like it did previously.
Another common cause of toothache is root canals, a more serious condition that needs speedy treatment. In fact, over one million root canals are performed every year, making it one of the most widespread procedures.
Emergency removal of infected nerve tissue with temporary pain relief costs £280. Sometimes you will need to wait for a complete root canal to be carried out, so this is the best way to alleviate any discomfort during the interim period.
There are then three different types of root canals which are a treatment for incisors and canines (£350), premolars (£450) and molars (£650).
Our other dental fees also highlight any aftercare treatment that may be needed, such as implants (from £800) or orthodontic treatment (from £1500).
Contact Didsbury Dental Practice
Whether you’re looking for a new reliable dental practitioner or looking for realignment treatment for your teeth, we have what you’re looking for. We hope to have answered the question ‘Will emergency dentist take tooth out?’ whilst providing you with all the information that we at Didsbury Dental Practice can offer you.
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