Do you need an emergency appointment?

Are you in need of an emergency dentist?

The need for an emergency dental appointment can arise suddenly and with no warning. If you suddenly get toothache, break a tooth, dislodge a crown, your gums become inflamed or any other dental emergency crops up, don’t panic!

Want to book a same day dental emergency appointment in Manchester City Centre?

Book online or by telephone

Provided you ring us by 10am we will endeavour to see you in the same day. Just call 0161 834 0606.

There are easy things that you can do to stop the pain or protect the tooth until you can visit a dentist. See our helpful advice section below to find out more

New patients in need of emergency care

Don’t worry if you’ve never visited us before. We are very happy to see new patients in need of an emergency appointment. Again, it’s important to ring us before 10am for the best chance of an appointment in the same day.
Alternatively, new patients to the practice can also be quickly booked online.

For new patients concerned about cost of treatment we are pleased to offer quick fixed prices so that you know what to expect before you visit.
Emergency extraction – £160
Emergency pain relief – £150
Temporary filling – £80
Recement crown – £80

Existing patients in need of emergency care during surgery hours:
Mon-Fri 9.00-5.00pm. (Lunch 1-2pm)
Call 0161 834 0606
Outside surgery hours:
NHS Emergency Helpline: 0161 337 2246
Denplan Helpline: 0800 844 999
Weekends: If you are a Private or Denplan patient and you need to speak with a dentist please leave a message on the answer machine before 10am (Sat or Sun) clearly stating your contact details and we will call you back as soon as possible.

Emergency advice for patients:

Toothache ↓

Over the counter painkillers should help to relieve toothache. For best effects remember to take painkillers at regular intervals- even if the pain seems to be improving. It is possible to alternate paracetamol and ibuprofen if necessary (please read instruction and advice labels on any medication before you take them)

Oil of cloves can be purchased from your local pharmacy and can help relieve toothache when rubbed at the neck of the tooth or applied into a cavity with a cotton bud.

Lost filling ↓

It is possible to temporarily replace a filling with chewing gum! Always use sugar free gum, which can be chewed up and inserted into the cavity. Biting down on the tooth and grinding slightly should help to push the gum down into the tooth and level it. This will help to protect the tooth and stop any pain until you can visit us.

Remember not to chew on the tooth in the meantime. Alternatively, your local pharmacy will sell temporary filling paste – dry the cavity carefully with a cotton bud and just press in a very small amount. Again, remember to bite you teeth together afterwards and grind from side to side to make sure that it doesn’t get in the way of your bite.

Lost crown ↓

If your crown is in one piece it can be re-attached with denture fixative or a VERY small amount of temporary filling paste, both of which can be purchased from your local pharmacy. NEVER use household glues or superglue to re-attach a filling or crown.

Lost tooth (baby tooth) ↓

Children frequently have bumps and accidents – sometimes they can knock out baby teeth slightly earlier than expected – but this is not generally considered an emergency. A baby tooth should never be re-implanted as any attempt to re-attach a baby tooth could damage the gum and new adult tooth underneath.

If there is bleeding ask the child to bite down on a clean gauze or tea towel to help it stop. Any pain should be relieved with child dose paracetamol or ibuprofen. Ice lollies can also help to reduce swelling.

If you have any concerns at all then please contact us.

Lost permanent tooth Child ↓

If a child loses a permanent tooth then this will require emergency treatment. Follow the instructions below and, if you can, place the tooth back in the gum as quickly as possible. Get them to bite down on a clean cloth to hold it in place. Emergency treatment is necessary to save the tooth. Follow the ‘lost adult tooth’ instructions below.

Adult ↓

The loss of an adult tooth is also common and can arise as a result of many things including sports, accidents, fights and falls. It is possible to replace an adult tooth- provided certain steps are followed. If you have had a tooth knocked out or it has been broken then contact us immediately. The chances of saving it are much higher with early treatment.

1) If possible, re-insert the tooth into the gum and bite down gently on a clean cloth (tea cloth, gauze, flannel etc) to hold it in place and reduce the bleeding.
2) Do not touch any of the roots attached to the tooth or attempt to clean it in any way. Always handle the tooth by the crown (the larger, chewing surface)
3) If the tooth can’t be replaced then it should be stored in a small pot. Ensure that it is covered in milk or saliva to keep it moist. You can also carry it in your mouth- between the gum and cheek or under your tongue. Sterile solutions are also available from pharmacies. DO NOT USE TAP WATER.
4) Bring the tooth with you when you visit us.
5) Relieve any swelling or pain with a cold compress.

Broken/chipped tooth (adult or child) ↓

It is common for teeth that are filled to chip or break. Sometimes the tooth will then feel more sensitive and rough. If there is a cavity you can apply a small amount of chewing gum or temporary filling paste available from your local pharmacy to protect the area to protect the tooth until your appointment.

If you have broken a large bit of tooth off in an accident, don’t attempt to re-attach it. Instead, collect the bit and store it in milk, sterile solution or saliva. Rinse the mouth out with warm water and call us immediately.

Sometimes the broken bit can be reattached. Larger sections may require a filling or crown to repair them. If the damage is deep and affects the nerve, then a root canal treatment may be required.

How to prevent damage to your teeth

You should always wear protective equipment, such a mouth-guards, when playing sports to prevent damage to your teeth.
Always make sure that children wear helmets when riding bikes, scooters or on skateboards.