Avoiding dental emergencies – 3 top tips

At Polwarth Dental Clinic, we are proud to offer services as an emergency dentist in Edinburgh. However, we know that most patients would prefer not to have to use this particular service if they can avoid it.

Emergency Dentist in EdinburghIf you do need the emergency dentist in Edinburgh, we are standing by to offer swift and supportive services. We try and see all emergency patients on the day that they call and get them comfortable as soon as possible. To reduce your chances of having to pay us a sudden visit, consider some of the practices below.

Regular dental visits

Some people can go their whole lives without ever needing an emergency dentist in Edinburgh. Often, these people are the ones who come to see us for their regular appointments. This is because dental emergencies are normally caused by either injury or as the final step of long-term deterioration of the teeth. The latter is less likely to happen if you attend check-ups consistently.

Treat your teeth gently

Impact or pressure can break teeth. Your smile is covered in enamel which is the hardest substance that the body produces. However, there’s still only so much they can take. You can find yourself with a sudden issue when you eat very hard foods, sustain a blow during sports or do something you know you shouldn’t, like open a bottle with your teeth. To protect your teeth, you can ensure you eat hard foods carefully, wear a sports mouthguard and don’t use your teeth for anything they weren’t designed for!

Don’t wait

Sometimes, you will begin to get the sense that something is wrong in the mouth. Maybe you get a twinge or a tingle when you bite on something cold or perhaps you see blood when you are brushing your teeth. As soon as you think something is a little off, it’s time to book a dental appointment at the Polwarth Dental Clinic. The longer you wait, the more likely it is that your teeth will suffer irreparable damage. Dental issues can go from mild to severe very quickly. Face the problem quickly and you could get a simple repair and no trauma or pain.