In need of emergency dental treatment? See our emergency dentist in Edinburgh

Having a dental emergency as well as it being a painful experience can be an inconvenience, particularly if it occurs outside of working hours. Thankfully, if you are based in Edinburgh and in need of emergency dental treatment, you can book an appointment with our emergency dentist in Edinburgh at our practice, Polwarth Dental Clinic.

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About us at Polwarth Dental Clinic

Established in 1955, we at Polwarth Dental Clinic have been providing high-quality dental care for our patients. Alongside being an emergency dentist in Edinburgh, we also offer dental treatments within general, cosmetic, preventive and restorative dentistry and provide dental treatments for our child patients. We understand the importance of having healthy teeth and gums, which is why we are dedicated as a practice to preventing oral health diseases and providing safe and effective treatment to those who are dealing with dental problems. We want to ensure that our patients maintain optimum oral health.

What to expect during an emergency dental appointment at Polwarth Dental Clinic

If you are dealing with a dental issue that you consider to be an emergency, we advise that you call our practice as soon as possible. At Polwarth Dental Clinic, we can offer same-day emergency appointments for our patients and visitors from Monday to Friday, during our working hours, which is 9 am to 5:30 pm.

If your dental emergency occurs outside of these hours and if you are registered as a patient at our practice, we would still advise you to call us and follow the directions on our answering machine to contact our on-call dentist.

When you attend our practice for your emergency dental appointment, an examination will be carried out on the affected area to determine a suitable course of treatment. If you are experiencing pain, you may also be given pain relief or a local anaesthetic, depending on the severity. If our dentist is unable to treat your dental emergency, you will be asked to return to the practice for another appointment and be provided with a temporary solution until then.

The benefits of seeing an emergency dentist

If you have noticed a problem with your teeth and are worried it may be a dental emergency, you have to contact us at Polwarth Dental Clinic as soon as possible. By seeing an emergency dentist in Edinburgh like ours, you can reduce the risk of infection, which could otherwise lead to further complications if not treated early enough. If you have swelling and/or pain, then we will be able to ease your discomfort once you arrive at our clinic. If you are dealing with a knocked-out tooth, for example, depending on how quickly you are seen by our emergency dentist, we may be able to reinsert your tooth.

Emergency dental treatments can also save you time in that you can most likely be seen on the same day you experience a dental emergency; therefore, you will not have to wait in pain for days.