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Dentists play an important role in educating individuals about dental health and hygiene and preventing tooth decay. While treatment tends to lean more to conservation of teeth today than it has in the past, they are available to deal with emergencies as and when required.

Professional dental care
Prevention is always better than cure, never more so than when considering teeth and dental health. It is recommended that everyone have a dental check-up including a visit to the hygienist, at least once a year on average. Your dentist may recommend that you need to have more or less frequent visits depending on the condition of your teeth and your general health. These can range from as frequently as every three months if you are at high risk of problems to visits perhaps every two years, if your risk of dental problems is low and your oral hygiene is good. Gum disease is the major cause of tooth decay and its associated problems, including tooth loss, in adults. Bacteria in plaque can build up around the teeth affecting the bone and gums as well as the teeth themselves.

The dentist can make recommendations to help you halt the damage present and prevent further problems occurring. Despite this whether you go for regular dental checks or not there is always, at least one occasion, when urgent treatment is required. False teeth have been around for hundreds of years though dentists today can offer a range of alternatives to the dental plate, such as implants, bridges, crowns and veneers as well as a growing range of cosmetic treatments including tooth realignment or straightening and tooth whitening. Some dental surgeries are also able to offer Botox treatment administered by professional, qualified staff in a safe, controlled environment.


Emergency dental treatment
Your usual dental practice will offer an urgent or out of hours service for these occasions and should be contacted in the first instance. Should it be necessary to find an emergency dentist in Manchester only one appointment is generally required however depending on the condition a follow up appointment may also be needed and it is important to return to the same dentist for treatment.

Seek emergency treatment if:
–       You are experiencing severe toothache or facial pain which does not respond to painkillers that can be purchased over the counter.
–       You have been in an accident or incident that resulted in an injury to your face involving your mouth or teeth particularly if one of your teeth is knocked out.
–       You have toothache or swelling caused by an infected tooth or gums.

–       Your face or mouth, become severely swollen and the swelling continues to worsen over time.
–       You have had a tooth removed and the gum continues to bleed and will not stop.

Should any of these occur and you are not able to contact your family dentist it is important to find a reputable emergency dentist in Manchester for treatment as soon as possible. Remember dentists can offer far more than just emergency treatment.

Gertrude Long writes regularly on medical issues and health related topics for a range of medical and health and well-being websites and blogs. Click here to find out more about the dentists’ in your area and the services they can provide.