At Polwarth Dental Clinic we understand how important it is to have a reliable emergency dentist in Edinburgh when things with your teeth suddenly go wrong. We endeavour to see all of our emergency patients as quickly as possible, to ensure that they have the highest chances of getting the results they desire and provide an out-of-hours service for patients that are registered members at our practice. We provide emergency appointments for non-registered patients Monday to Friday, but we understand that some emergencies will take place out of these hours and in these circumstances recommend non-registered patients to call us so they can seek advice as quickly as possible. There is no dictionary definition of what a dental emergency is, so if you are in pain or feel as if something is wrong you should contact our practice as soon as you are able. Things such as painful/impacted wisdom teeth, infections, abscesses and damaged teeth amongst other things, are all valid reasons for contacting our practice to make sure that your teeth are getting the care they require.
Procrastination will put your teeth at risk
At Polwarth Dental Clinic we can’t stress enough how important it is to make an appointment to see our emergency dentist in Edinburgh as soon as you know that something is not right. Tooth pain can sometimes come on incredibly quickly, or a tooth may get knocked out suddenly in an accident. It is important not to delay when these things happen, as your teeth are definitely at risk. Not seeking dental advice when you are in severe pain can lead to further complications and more expensive dental treatment down the line, in some cases your teeth may even fall out or need to be removed. Infections can occur and spread quickly if left untreated, and abscesses and tumours can result in fatal consequences if ignored. If your gums, teeth or mouth become unhealthy you may not be able to receive some treatments in the future, and it gets worse from there. Contacting us as soon as possible will enable us to arrange an appointment for you as soon as possible.
Are you waiting for your appointment?
Wherever they can, our emergency dentist in Edinburgh will see you as soon as possible, especially in circumstances where a tooth has been knocked out. However, there may be situations where you need to wait a short while for an appointment, or it may take a little while to travel to us. If you have had an accident and one of your teeth has fallen out then it is important that you do not touch the roots of your tooth. This can damage it and prevent it from being restored, so make sure you only touch the crown of your tooth, which is the white part. Store your tooth in milk or your own saliva until you arrive at your appointment. Do not try to replace your own tooth as this can cause additional damage, but if you can easily slot it into its original socket then do so, and bite down gently on a damp cloth to keep it in place, but do not force it.