Emergency dentist in Edinburgh, available when you need one

If you wake up in the middle of the night with a severe toothache you may find it hard to get back to sleep. This may then lead to you developing growing concern about being able to find and access treatment as quickly as possible, this concern is compounded if you are not in your home town or city.


Polwarth Dental Clinic is here to help, we believe we are the emergency dentist in Edinburgh that can constructively meet any emergency need. We are friendly and approachable, as well as being easy to contact when you think you may need our services.

We are happy to be contacted by registered and non-registered patients, this also includes visitors to the city of Edinburgh. Giving you the peace of mind, you may need if you are visiting the city for a holiday or to go to some of the performances at the world-famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Whatever your reason for being in the city you now know you can find an emergency dentist in Edinburgh should you need to.

Contact the dental clinic

Should you contact us because you think you need to see an emergency dentist in Edinburgh the first thing you should do is call Polwarth Dental Clinic to discuss your symptoms and gain advice about the things you could try to ease any pain you may have. At this point, we will try to outline any ways we can help you.

If we decide you need an appointment, we will endeavour to make it on the day you contact us. We ask you to understand it may not always be possible to provide treatment to alleviate your dental emergency on the day of the first contact, however, we will be able to offer some options that will ensure you are not left in severe pain.

Should you find you need to be seen in an emergency outside our normal working hours, we can accommodate this for you. Simply ring Polwarth Dental Clinic and listen to the message on our answering machine.

These instructions will give you the steps to take to gain access to emergency dental treatment via our out of hour service, so there is no need for you to be left in an amount of pain that makes you uncomfortable.

What is a dental emergency?

All of the following should be considered dental emergencies.

1. Unexplained and sudden swelling of the gum, neck or face.
2. The knocking out of a tooth.
3. Breaking of your jaw.
4   Chipping or breaking of a tooth or teeth.
5.  Losing a filling or crown.

In all these cases we would urge you to contact our emergency dental service to gain advice and find out how to access treatment. Also please stay calm, as this allows us to clearly understand your needs and means we will be in a better position to be able to help you and offer treatment.

Polwarth Dental Clinic is here to help with great advice and targeted treatment, we are only a phone call away. If you think you have a dental emergency please contact us, there is no need to live with pain and discomfort.

We offer a full range of dental treatments for all the family including cosmetic, restorative and preventive dentistry.