How can I tell whether it is important enough to call an emergency dentist in Edinburgh?

Sometimes, our emergency dentist in Edinburgh is not needed and a regular appointment will do. However, it is difficult to understand when to call our emergency dentist in Edinburgh and when to just wait for a standard appointment.


Just give us a call to talk about your situation and we at Polwarth Dental Clinic can help to assess the situation and get you an appointment as quickly as possible. If you are experiencing any kind of pain, this is not a good sign. We recommend that you call us if you have a persistent toothache and we will endeavour to see you as quickly as possible.

Severe pain doesn’t wait. If you are in such discomfort that you need to get into the dental practice immediately for some care, we can make this happen. We usually ensure that there is availability for our emergency dentist in Edinburgh to be able to see patients who need urgent care every day. This means that if you need same day treatment, we can provide this for you.

If your emergency has occured during working hours, then it doesn’t matter whether you are registered with us or not. We do not discriminate and simply seek to ensure quality care is provided for all people who are experiencing tooth pain, or have been in an accident and whose mouth, teeth, gums or jaw have been injured in some way.

For after-hours care, registered patients just need to follow the instructions on the answering machine when they call our office. We advise non-registered patients to call us when we are next open. If you can wait until morning or after the weekend, then again, we will be here to assist you.

Besides pain, what should I look out for?

If you have lost a crown or a filling, then this is important enough to be seen immediately. If you find an abcess, have swelling, redness or pus present around a tooth or somewhere in your mouth, then we also believe that this needs to be taken care of urgently.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any concerns about the health of your mouth. We believe your wellbeing is of the utmost importance and do what we can to get you in to see one of our friendly and professional dentists as quickly as possible.

No problem is too big or small for us and we treat each of our patients with respect, consideration and compassion. During any of our appointments, we leave time available for discussion about your situation and the different approaches that we can take in order to rectify these issues. During emergency consultations, we may need to provide a temporary fix and plan for further treatment at a later date. We simply endeavour to inspect the situation, clean away any dirt or infection, sterilise the area and provide a means to allow you some relief, until we can organise a more permanent solution. We are able to prescribe you painkillers and antibiotics to relieve the symptoms remotely, as well during the interim.