Care you can rely on
Here at Polwarth Dental Clinic, we are an emergency dentist in Edinburgh who do our absolute best to make each of our patients feel comfortable, relaxed and well taken care of, during what is for some, a severely distressing and troubling time. We understand the discomfort and pain that dental related traumas or emergencies can bring and we do all that we can to relieve pain for those who are in need of our services. One of the most commonly requested types of emergency dental aid which we provide is that of treating dental trauma. This is the number one cause of tooth loss in adults across the country and can be brought about through a number of ways, such as sporting accidents or ice on driveways. Whatever the cause, if you have experienced dental trauma, it is imperative that you contact our emergency dentist in Edinburgh at Polwarth Dental Clinic as soon as you can, so we can get you on the road to recovery and minimise any discomfort you may be experiencing.
Treating a lost tooth
Losing a tooth, in whatever circumstances, is a distressing and traumatic experience. Unlike our baby teeth, adult enamel is never meant to be damaged or broken and, as adult teeth contain clusters of highly sensitive nerve endings, it can be severely painful when it happens. If a tooth has been lost completely during a sporting event or through a simple accidental fall, there are certain steps which can be taken directly afterwards, as a means of best preserving the chances of a complete reattachment of the tooth, by one of our expert emergency dental practitioners at Polwarth Dental Clinic. The first of these stages is to locate the lost or damaged tooth, and to pick it up by the crown, to avoid damaging any nerves in the root. After the tooth has been picked up by the crown, use either milk or saline solution – never water – to gently clean off any dirt on the surface of the tooth. After this has been removed, if it is possible, try to reinsert the tooth into the space which it has been removed from. If this is proving to be too uncomfortable or painful, then wrap the tooth in a clean handkerchief, or place it in milk and contact our emergency dental clinic as soon as you can.
What happens at an emergency dental clinic?
If you are a registered patient here at Polwarth Dental Clinic, and require a visit to an emergency dentist in Edinburgh outside of surgery hours then simply contact our telephone number and listen for the details of our on-call dental practitioner. This service is available to all of our private members who may require it, 365 days a year. Much of the current call-out fee for this service can later be reclaimed by patients who are members of one of our many dental plans. Whatever the situation may be, if you have suffered dental trauma or are in severe discomfort then you ought to waste no time seeking out the help of our expert emergency dental team here at our practice, to ensure your best chances of treatment and recovery in a swift and timely manner.