What is a Dental Emergency?
Dental emergencies can happen at the worst of times, and can effect work, sleep and the ability to eat and drink.
At Tracey Bell, we understand this and go out of our way to accommodate these occasions as we appreciate the inconvenience it can result to your busy life. Same day appointments are available every day and we will always strive to help whatever the problem.
We have dental experts in all fields of dentistry, to aid and assist with any problems that you may be having.
We know how distressing, and often painful, a dental emergency can be, so we will try to see you as soon as we can.
It is important not to ignore a dental emergency as it can lead to permanent damage or require more complicated treatment if not swiftly addressed. We will provide an emergency appointment if it is necessary, to help relieve pain or provide essential treatment.
We will always endeavour to see you almost immediately or within 24 hours. Our Isle of Man dental emergency clinic and Liverpool is manned 24 hours and our Liverpool Clinic can arrange dental emergency cover also.
While you are waiting to receive our expert attention the following tips may help.
Take painkillers regularly to help relieve the pain. You can use paracetamol or ibuprofen, but please remember to follow the instructions on the packet.
Please endeavour to call us for advice.
Insert a temporary shop-bought dental filling material into the cavity or use sugar-free chewing gum.
Or better still call us with your dental emergency on 01624 613323
If the crown is still intact, you can use an over-the-counter dental cement or sugar-free gum to stick it in place, but please don’t use superglue.
If your crown is broken, keep all the pieces and cover the cavity in the same way as a lost filling.
Again please call us on our dental emergency Isle of Man number – 01624 613323
Keep any small pieces and rinse your mouth with warm water. A cold compress will help reduce any swelling, and you can apply a piece of gauze to stop any bleeding.
Knocked out tooth
We will be much more likely to save the tooth if you see us quickly, so call us as soon as you can.
Hold the tooth carefully by the crown (the part that would normally be visible in your mouth) and rinse gently with water, being careful not to scrub or remove any little bits of tissue.
Try to put the tooth back in position, making sure it is the right way round. If this is not possible, then place it in some milk (or water containing a pinch of salt).
Lost baby tooth
This is not normally considered an emergency unless the gum is damaged or parts of the tooth are still embedded. Child-friendly painkillers can be given and while ice lollies may help relieve pain and swelling.
Never try to re-implant a baby tooth as it could damage the new adult tooth in the gum.
Rinse your mouth with warm, salty water and apply a cold compress to ease any swelling. If you experience intense pain and swelling, accompanied by flu-like symptoms, you should go to your nearest A&E department.
We are always happy to help and advise on a dental emergency if you are a registered patient or not in the Isle of Man and Liverpool.
Our Dental emergency cover has an initial fee of £95.00 and after this all treatment will be quoted. Take a look at some of our dental emergencies from the Isle of Man and Liverpool.
To contact us for a dental emergency phone: