Most UK people understand the seriousness of a health-related issue that necessitates the difference between a trip to the A&E department or a visit to your local doctor. However the criteria for calling a Manchester emergency dentist is often a little less clear.
Thankfully for most of us, dental emergencies are few and far between but the question is… at what point should you contact your emergency dentist? Is it when you have toothache or experience problematic dental implants? Manchester-based Church Road Dental and Cosmetics explains.
Our Church Road dental care is such that we always allow time in our schedule for dealing with dental emergencies. Depending upon the severity of your condition we’ll endeavour to give you an appointment the very same day. Broadly speaking, dental emergencies fall into two categories. These are…
- Visible damage to teeth or
- The onset of pain caused by underlying issues
Tooth damage is a relatively common occurrence and can range from a chipped tooth when unexpectedly biting down on something crunchy or hard; through to complete missing teeth as the result of an accident. In the first instance it probably won’t constitute a call to our resident Manchester emergency dentist in the middle of the night and instead it’s best to contact us at your earliest convenience where we can treat it cosmetically. The same situation might be said for loose or missing dental implants. Manchester-based practices will usually adopt the same format of assessing each situation individually and making a decision on when to treat, based on this.
The second type of dental emergency is when a patient experiences dental pain. Usually the result of underlying dental problems, pain levels can range from mild to severe. Here at Church Road, dental care extends to dealing with all types of dental pain. More often than not, if it can be brought under control using over-the-counter pain killers then it’s best to do so, and to contact us first thing in the morning where we’ll schedule you in an appointment (usually that same day). On the other end of the spectrum patients may experience sudden excruciating pain (often caused by an abscess) that needs immediate attention. This being the case you shouldn’t wait to contact us. Our Manchester emergency dentist has the ability to treat the cause of the pain in order to alleviate it sufficiently so you can have further treatment the very next day.
So there you have it! The bottom line is that you should never have to suffer with tooth problems or tooth pain and this is what our emergency dentist is here for. If in doubt, contact us and then we’ll make a professional decision based upon the symptoms and conditions.
At Church Road, dental care extends beyond dealing with dental emergencies and patients can rely on the highest quality preventative, cosmetic and restorative dental procedures including dental implants. Manchester patients therefore can rest assured that whatever their dental needs, they’re in safe hands. If you are experiencing dental problems and/or would like to speak to an experienced dentist then contact us on 0161 486 0743 today.