Frantically trying to find an emergency dentist in Edinburgh when you are in the midst of a tooth-related catastrophe can be extremely stressful, and you could even end up making a rushed decision and regretting it later. At Polwarth Dental Clinic we pride ourselves on being there for our patients when they need us most, even out of hours. If you are suffering from tooth pain, have damaged a tooth in an accident or feel as if something is very wrong, we recommend that you contact us as soon as possible so we can arrange an appointment for you to be seen by one of our practitioners. There is a whole range of reasons as to why you could be in pain, but seeking treatment sooner rather than later will prevent your condition from worsening and potentially help you avoid needing more complicated treatment in the future.
Why having a reliable practice in an emergency is a must
Nobody likes to feel alone and unsupported when they are having severe discomfort with their teeth, so making sure you have a reliable emergency dentist in Edinburgh is a must. At Polwarth Dental Clinic we welcome both registered patients and non-registered patients into our practice Monday to Friday to do whatever we can to help them with their dental disasters. We advise on contacting the practice as soon as you notice pain or discomfort so that we can arrange an appointment as soon as possible for you on the same day. Sometimes we will be unable to completely resolve your issues on the same day, but we will endeavour to make you as comfortable as possible before leaving our practice. Whilst we provide appointments in our practice Monday to Friday within working hours, we understand that emergencies will sometimes happen outside of these hours. For registered patients we provide an out-of-hours service that runs every day of the year. People who are part of our dental plan will be able to claim back a majority of their call out fee too. Unfortunately we cannot provide out-of-hours help to unregistered patients, but we are happy for them to call for advice.
Taking care of your knocked out tooth
In situations where people have knocked out one of their teeth it is important that they know what to do until it is time for their appointment with our emergency dentist in Edinburgh. If the tooth cannot be found, there is not much that can be done, other than to ensure that the socket is clean. If you can find your tooth, it is important that you only touch the white part of it, the crown. The roots of your tooth are extremely sensitive, and touching them could end up damaging your tooth. To ensure your tooth stays clean and free from bacteria you can store it in a glass of milk or your own saliva. Do not try and force your tooth back into its socket, as this can cause further damage to both your mouth and your tooth and could result in it not being able to be restored.