Emergencies

What we do

Do you have an emergency?

What we can help with

*Tooth abscess
*Toothache
*Broken crowns, veneers or bridges
*Chipped or broken teeth
*Broken orthodontic braces
*Wisdom tooth pain
*Broken dentures
*Gum infection
*Other dental emergencies

If you have suffered an unexpected injury that affects your teeth it is advised that you visit Absolute Dental, Manchester immediately and that any initial swelling, especially in cases with high trauma or tooth loss, is dealt with using ice packs. In cases where cuts have caused bleeding, it is always best to try and stop the bleeding using pressure and clean the wound as best as possible before visiting a doctor.

Toothache

Rub oil of clove around the gum next to the tooth that is hurting. A cold compress (ice pack) over the area may help or you can take ibuprofen (Neurofen) 400 mg three times a day if you are over 18 and have no history of allergies, asthma or kidney disease.

Otherwise two 500mg paracetamol tablets three times a day will help. Bear in mind they should be taken regularly and will take about an hour to take effect. Pain control is better if you take tablets before the pain returns. Avoid hot/cold/sweet foods. Then book to see your dentist. If you feel unwell, have a temperature or the gum starts to swell then contact Absolute Dental, Manchester as soon as possible.

Loose Filling

Work out which tooth the filling came from, looking in the mirror helps. Chew some sugar-free chewing gum. Dry the tooth with tissue/cotton wool and then break off a corresponding amount of chewing gum and place it in the cavity and bite together and grind side to side until the bite feels right. Again be careful not to eat on the tooth.

Loose Crown

If it is in one piece clean the inside of the crown with tissue/cotton wool. Then work out which tooth it came off and looking in the mirror replace it. Once you have worked out which way it fits check that your teeth bite together as they did before. Take your crown off again remembering its position. Get some sugar-free chewing gum and start chewing and then break a small piece off (half the size of a pea). Place this inside the crown and replace it in the same place as before. Then bite down to check it is fully seated. This temporary measure that should get you through the day, be sure to book an appointment at Absolute Dental, Manchester soon after.

Baby Teeth

These teeth start coming out naturally at about age 6. If one is knocked out earlier by accident it is not generally considered a dental emergency and you can leave the tooth. Do not try and put it back as this may damage the adult tooth underneath. The adult tooth will grow eventually. Give the child with paracetamol mixture (Calpol®, etc) or ibuprofen if the injured gum is sore or to assist with the pain.

Knocked out Adult Teeth

*These are commonly knocked out and it’s important to know they can usually be reattached – but only if you follow certain guidelines.

*Firstly do not touch the root of the tooth, instead handle the tooth by the crown (the white part).

*Clean the tooth with clean water if necessary but be careful not to remove any of the important root tissue.

*You, or someone else, should try and put the tooth back into the socket as soon as possible – even before visiting Absolute Dental.

*If you can reattach the tooth then bite on a handkerchief to secure the tooth in place and visit Absolute Dental as soon as you can.

*If you cannot put the tooth back into the socket, store it in milk, or between the teeth and gums of the injured persons mouth (to keep it moist) and see our emergency dentist as soon as possible.

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