I have a dental emergency.

If you need an emergency dentist in Cleckheaton, contact us on 01274 851 582 as soon as possible. We always endeavour to see emergency dental patients on the same day whenever possible, but it is always better to call as early in the day as possible. If your emergency arises outside of practice opening hours, there will be an answerphone message providing you with advice on what you should do.

Priority is given to patients who are already registered at our practice for emergency dental care, but even if you are a new patient do please contact us, and we will do our best to see you on the same day.

Your emergency dentist's first priority will always be to get you out of pain. Dental emergencies can be very painful, and you may need to come back for further appointments to fully treat the underlying condition. However, we will never leave a patient in pain.

What is a dental emergency?

Many conditions constitute a dental emergency, from unbearable tooth ache to a dental abscess (painful swelling), excessive bleeding after oral surgery to broken or knocked-out teeth. Below are some common dental emergencies, along with what your dentist may do.

Unbearable tooth ache, with or without swelling

Your dentist will first get you out of pain. Pain is the body's way of telling us something is wrong, and should never be ignored. Tooth pain is often caused by infection, which may require endodontic (root canal) treatment. This may take a few appointments to fully treat, particularly if you need antibiotics. If you have a dental abscess your dentist may drain this under local anaesthetic.

Lost teeth

If a tooth is knocked out, your dentist may be able to re-implant it in the socket. Keep the tooth clean and avoid touching the root. Place it in a clean container covered in milk or your own saliva and bring it to your appointment. If we can't re-implant it, your dentist will discuss tooth replacement options, such as dental implants or a bridge.

Broken teeth

Even minor chips and cracks in teeth should be treated promptly, to prevent infection getting into your tooth. Depending on the size, location, and nature of the breakage, your dentist may use composite material (white filling material), a crown, or a veneer to repair it.