At some point in our lives, we may have an accident that results in a dental injury. Sometimes, these injuries can be minor and do not interfere with our daily lives; however, there are some dental injuries that require immediate attention. This is where an emergency dentist can assist, and at Polwarth Dental Clinic, our emergency dentist in Edinburgh can provide you with emergency dental treatment to help with your dental issue.
At our practice Polwarth Dental Clinic, if you are in need of emergency dental treatment, contact us and we can offer you a same-day emergency appointment to rectify your dental problem. Our dental professionals are experienced in dealing with dental emergencies and providing the right treatment.
What is considered a dental emergency?
If you are facing a dental issue, you may wonder whether it is something that requires urgent dental care. Emergency dental treatment aims to give you immediate relief from any dental discomfort you may have and provide a solution to your dental injury.
A dental emergency refers to an accident or situation that results in injury or trauma to your teeth or mouth. For example, if you have a chipped tooth and depending on the severity of the damage, you may need emergency dental treatment. If there is minimal damage, it is likely you will not need emergency treatment; however, if your tooth is damaged to the point where it has impacted the pulp at the centre of your tooth, you may need to see our emergency dentist in Edinburgh.
Other examples of a dental emergency include a tooth that is completely broken, gums that are swollen, broken roots and uncontrollable bleeding from the tooth and/or gums. If you are dealing with any of these dental issues, we advise that you contact us as soon as possible so that our emergency dentist can provide you with the care you need.
How our emergency dentist in Edinburgh can treat a broken tooth
If you have a chipped tooth or your tooth is severely broken, our emergency dentist will examine your impacted tooth to determine the right course of treatment. One option may be to glue the fragment of the tooth back. If you are unable to keep the fragment of your tooth, our dentist can use a tooth-coloured filling to restore your tooth.
If you have lost your tooth and were unable to find it, our dentist can provide one of the following solutions. You may be offered a denture, which is a false tooth made to fit an open socket. Dentures are removable, which means should your tooth be replaced with one, you will be required to take it out to clean.
Another option you may be offered is a bridge; however, bridges are not removable, and should you go ahead with this treatment, the bridge will be permanently bonded to your natural teeth at either side of where your missing tooth is. One final option is to get a dental implant, which is a permanent solution and requires having a titanium screw placed into your jaw bone and a crown placed on top of the screw.