At our Polwarth Dental Clinic we do not recommend that patients ignore dental problems as this can increase the risk of more serious complications further down the line or result in dental emergencies. Treating complicated issues often involves needing extensive treatment and is likely to be more expensive. When attempting to deal with dental emergencies, it is critical to seek appropriate treatment. This means that finding a dental practitioner with the required skills and experience is the most important consideration.
Patients may mistakenly believe that having a tooth knocked out is not serious enough to warrant an urgent trip to a dental clinic or that toothache can be ignored or ‘managed’. More often than not tooth pain has a serious underlying issue: abscessed tooth, exposed nerves or a loose filling. Dental treatment is necessary to prevent loss of tooth.
Professional dental attention is vital for many reasons. If severe pain is not a critical factor, then time is when dealing with dental emergencies and our emergency dentist in Edinburgh is best placed to treat the following types of emergencies:
- Save a knocked out tooth
The opportune time frame in which to salvage a tooth and successfully re-attach it to the socket is, ideally within the first few hours of the incident occurring.
- Treat a broken, chipped or fractured tooth
Depending on the severity of the fracture, a patient may experience severe pain. Another cause of concern is that the tooth may become vulnerable to infection and result in further discomfort and complications.
- Remove items lodged in between teeth and gums
Anything, including food items, that gets lodged in gums can cause injury to the site and if left untreated can increase the risk of inflammation and infection. This should be treated as soon as possible.
- Relieve unbearable pain
Our highly trained Emergency dentist in Edinburgh is ideally placed to find the underlying cause of dental pain that can result from a number of causes and provide the best possible treatment that prioritises dental health. This may include ensuring that the integrity of teeth, gum and jaw is not compromised and that there is no further soft tissue damage.
- Treat inflamed or bleeding gums
The well-trained eye of an emergency dentist can get to the source of gum inflammation or bleeding discomfort very quickly.
A professional dentist experienced in dental emergencies can confirm what temporary treatment is suitable until arrangements can be made for further repairs to be made, if necessary. The top priority of urgent treatment is to alleviate the distress and discomfort of our patients.
Why risk the functionality of your mouth or the quality of your smile by delaying dental care. Polwarth Dental Clinic is experienced in treating all kinds of dental emergencies. Visit our web page for more information on how to contact us in the event of a dental emergency. Or give us a call if you have any questions regarding emergency dental care.