Are some dental emergencies more urgent than others?

Tooth-related accidents can happen all the time – especially when you least expect them. Whether the result of an accident or carelessness, dental emergencies such as chipped, cracked, broken or avulsed teeth are not uncommon. However, some of them require more immediate treatment than others.

At Polwarth Dental Clinic, we have been treating patients with dental emergencies for many years. Our dedicated emergency dentist in Edinburgh will do their best to arrange a same-day appointment, especially if your condition is severe. This way we will ensure that no further oral health complications will arise and that no complex treatment will be required.

Emergency Dentist in EdinburghShould I visit the emergency dentist in Edinburgh for a simple toothache?

A toothache can be the result of various conditions and failing to identify them at an early stage can lead to severe dental problems in the long run. Depending on the severity of the pain and the effectiveness (or non-effectiveness) of anti-inflammatory medication, you can opt for a regular appointment instead of an emergency one. However, if you have tried everything and the pain is still there, visiting our emergency dentist in Edinburgh as soon as possible is the only sensible decision you should make.

And what about knocked out teeth?

Knocked out teeth require immediate dental care. Visiting our emergency dentist in Edinburgh within an hour of the accident, can help save your tooth. The dentist will attempt to re-implant it, therefore keeping it somewhere safe, clean and moist should be your priority. If you are bleeding you should bite down on a sterilised gauze or cotton and try not to eat or drink anything before you see our emergency dentist.

Do I need to see the emergency dentist for chips and cracks that are not painful?

Chips and cracks can happen all the time, especially when we are eating foods that are particularly hard and chewy. Most of the times, chips and cracks are not considered dental emergencies because they are not painful, although we would still recommend you get them fixed before they potentially become a bigger problem. However, if you are in pain you should visit the emergency dentist in Edinburgh at Polwarth Dental Clinic immediately, since chances are that the inside of your tooth has been affected by the damage.