at Didsbury Dental
Dental emergencies can be very painful, so our emergency dental care offers out-of-hours treatment because we know dental problems don’t always stick to 9.00am to 12.00am. At Didsbury Dental we also understand that people lead busy lives and they want dental treatment to fit around their lifestyle, rather than taking an appointment at a time that is inconvenient to them.
If you’re looking for an emergency dentist Manchester, we can help you out. All our emergency dental care is carried out by our team of experienced dental professionals who will take expert care of you and your teeth. We make it as simple as possible to book an emergency appointment, just call the dental emergency helpline on 0161 445 0005, out-of-hours call 0161 445 0005 or alternatively walk into the practice and we will aim to see you as soon as possible.
To book an emergency appointment, it is not necessary for you to be an existing patient at our practice. We routinely receive calls from Manchester hotels to provide emergency dental care for their tourist guests. Our emergency dental care is second to none.
What to do in a Dental Emergency
Our highly trained operator will answer your call, take your details and book an appointment with the on call dentist, in most cases within the hour.
You will be then asked to pay a small emergency call out charge using a credit or debit card.
Our emergency dental care is second to none. Our service is available 24-hours a day,
7-days a week including Bank Holidays and even Christmas Day.
If you are suffering from severe tooth or gum pain that cannot be controlled by painkillers, then please call our hotline for advice and an emergency appointment.
Usually a swelling occurs because of an infection. There might be a slight infection in your teeth or gum tissue, or there might even be large abscess that has to be drained. An infected swelling would usually feel quite tender and warm to the touch. You should call immediately so you can be accurately diagnosed. After checking your teeth and gums thoroughly, an appropriate treatment and any necessary medications will be prescribed.
The treatment of a fractured tooth depends on the degree of its injury. But whatever the degree of damage might be, you should see a dentist to get the appropriate treatment. Do not panic as it is usually easy to restore a damaged tooth. If it feels painful, try to avoid biting in that area or eating hot or cold foods. Call our emergency hotline for an appointment.
Should you suffer a blow or fall which knocks a tooth out, you should recover it and remove any dirt or debris by gently rinsing it. Avoid handling the root, thereby protecting the fibres on the root surface. Your tooth has a better chance of survival if you can keep it in its socket until you can get emergency dental treatment. If this is not possible, put it in a cup of milk. If the tooth is simply pushed inward or outward and is out of place, you should apply light finger pressure to reposition it to its normal alignment. Do not force it into its socket. Use a moist tissue or gauze to hold the tooth in its place. Immediately schedule an appointment by calling our emergency hotline.
If a filling falls out, remove it from your mouth to avoid swallowing or choking on it. It is not necessary to save it as it will be replaced. If a filling is simply loose, avoid disturbing it and make an appointment to have it repaired or replaced.
If your crown becomes loose it is advisable to have it re-cemented as soon as possible. Should your crown have fallen out, keep it as secure as possible as you may be able to have it re-cemented back in place. Sometimes, a root canal treatment is recommended if it was not performed before the crown was constructed. Call us immediately to prevent this from happening.
Usually, a broken denture is relatively easy to repair, however you should never attempt to repair it on your own as this could result in further damage. Immediately schedule an appointment for repair.
Wisdom teeth usually appear between ages 17 and 25 and do not always cause problems. Rinsing periodically with a teaspoonful of salt dissolved in warm water can reduce minor pain and swelling. However, if the pain is more severe, the tooth may have to be removed. Call our emergency hotline for advice and/or an appointment.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Our aim is to always be on hand to answer any questions that you may have, which is why we have collated our most asked queries below. If you do require any further information or wish to book a consultation, please visit here or call us on 0161 445 0005.
A dental emergency is something unexpected that causes you pain or prolonged discomfort.
Whether you have been injured or experienced an unexpected dental issue, any issues that result in any of the following are classed as the main type of emergency:
- Uncontrollable bleeding (If left untreated, this could lead to blood loss, nerve damage, and infection)
- Swelling (The cause needs to be quickly defined to stop impact on any other body parts)
- Bodily trauma (This could be the result of an accident and requires targeted dental and medical attention)
- Infections (These could lead to wider health conditions and affect your overall immune system if left untreated)
- Chipped or broken teeth that are sharp (If left untreated for too long, you run the risk of either cutting yourself or not being able to eat and drink properly)
You should also not attend A&E unless you have experienced other injuries beyond dental damage, as, unfortunately, they are not equipped to deal with your needs. Instead, a private dentist can provide you with quick and targeted treatment that eliminates the risk of any further issues occurring.
If you are unsure about what your condition would be regarded as, you can check out our emergency page here, call us on 0161 445 0005 or read out the blog post all about emergency appointments here.
Please also do not worry if your condition is not covered by the above list, as patient treatment is our top priority regardless of the situation.
The answer, in short, is that the dentist will resolve the issue in the least amount of time possible.
Depending on your issue, several different treatment routes will be explored. Private dentists have time on their side, which means that it is not a problem if a longer procedure is needed.
They will work to understand the cause of the issue, which may involve just a check or x-rays to get to the cause. This will allow for an immediate and longer-term treatment plan to be defined, stopping the issue from happening again. Your dental practitioner will let you know all options for rectifying your issue and the associated pricing you can expect to pay.
If you are already a patient, the dentist can use your detailed notes to form the treatment based on any other needs. If you are a new patient, some background investigation will likely be needed to understand your dental history and needs.
As well as providing treatment to resolve the issue, the dentist will also explore longer-term fixes, whether it is a course of medicine or a further procedure that may be needed. Whilst no two cases are the same; you can be certain that you will be treated quickly and leave feeling much better than you did when you arrived.
Yes, they can and in fact, this is what they are often equipped for!
NHS dentists are often booked out for weeks in advance, with only a certain number of appointments left for unexpected issues. At Didsbury Dental Practice, we are always available for emergencies thanks to our longer opening hours and experienced team standing by.
If you are in immediate discomfort or suffering from an injury, you can call 111 for medical advice, but appointments for dental treatment cannot be booked in this way. That is why it is recommended that you get in touch with the practice directly for treatment.
Emergency care is also not just a one-time session usually, with follows ups being needed over a few days. For NHS dentists, accommodating these many unexpected appointments can be hard. With a private practice, you can secure the longer-term care you need at times that suit your availability.
We do also recommend that you are already registered, but if not, it is no problem. Private practices are used to onboarding people and do not require the extra information in terms of income and personal situation that the NHS need making for a quicker treatment process.
Whilst the panic of a dental emergency is (hopefully) new to you; we are ready for it all. Dental emergencies are common, with our teeth being subjected to daily pressures and, unfortunately, weak when it comes to impacts. Gums are also susceptible and can lead to further issues if not treated with care.
We have seen it all, but there are a few emergency situations that crop up time after time. Some of the most common conditions are:
- Bleeding from the mouth – This could result from a tooth becoming dislodged or a gum-related disease that should already be treated quickly.
- Swellings and Infections – A result of a dental condition or broader medical issues.
- Broken or Missing Teeth – Whether you have been in an accident or just bitten into something too hard, we can treat any chipping or missing tooth injuries. From sports injuries to wayward wine glasses, the causes can be plentiful.
- Wisdom Teeth – Pain in the wisdom teeth can lead to jaw and gum pain which quick medical attention can resolve.
- Lost Crowns – Exposed nerves and unsupported teeth can lead to broad issues if not fixed swiftly.
- Toothache – This could represent issues including cavities, root canals, exposed nerves, or even dislodged filling.
Whatever the cause or issue, you do not need to feel alone or worried. Our team has experience dealing with all sorts of emergencies and will set your mind at rest.
We also understand that your condition may not come under these guidelines but still be causing you unwanted pain. If anything has happened that is impeding your everyday life, get in touch with us anytime to see what can be done to relieve your symptoms.