Emergency dental care in Didsbury, Manchester
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 9.00 to 5.00. 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.
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 0793 064 2986 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.
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.
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.
Diagnose your dental emergency
Toothache. Including cavity and root canal pain
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.
Swellings, infections and abscesses
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.
Broken, cracked or chipped teeth
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.
Missing or knocked teeth
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.
Lost or loose fillings
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.
Lost or broken crowns
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.
- Root canal pain
- Cavity (cavities)
- Wisdom teeth removal or extractions
- Swollen mouth or swollen gums
- Infected gums
- Broken tooth or broken teeth
- Cracked tooth
- Chipped tooth or chipped teeth
- Broken denture repair
- Missing tooth or missing teeth
- Lost filling or loose filling
- Mouth infection or oral infections
- Workers compensation claims