Getting help from an Edinburgh emergency dentist

If you need an Edinburgh emergency dentist, get in touch with the team at Polwarth Dental Care on 0131 2298143. We reserve some appointments for urgent cases every day, and will try to see all emergency patients on the same day whenever possible. Our first priority will be to get you out of pain.

emergency-dentistWhether you are a registered patient of Polwarth Dental Care, or you are a new patient – perhaps even a visitor to Edinburgh – we will fix you an appointment with an Edinburgh emergency dentist as soon as possible.

We welcome patients of all ages who need an emergency dentist. Below are some common dental emergencies, but remember that if anything has left you in pain or very distressed you should get in touch with a dentist straight away.

Toothache

Toothache is usually caused by decay or infection. Bearable toothache should warrant the next available regular appointment with your dentist, but if the pain becomes unbearable you should call an emergency dentist.

Your Edinburgh emergency dentist may be able to remove your decay to get you out of pain, then fill your tooth permanently in a single appointment, but Infections will usually take at least two appointments to fully clear.

Knocked-out tooth

Child (milk tooth)

Never on any account try to put a milk tooth back in the socket, because this could damage the adult tooth beneath. Instead, contact your Edinburgh emergency dentist (and possibly the tooth fairy).

Adult

You may be able to reinsert the tooth yourself, but don’t force it. Bite down on a clean paper towel for 15-20 minutes if you manage to do so, and call the emergency dentist.

If you can’t put the tooth in yourself, clean it with saliva as necessary and bring it with you to your Edinburgh dentist.

Broken tooth

Broken teeth require a visit to the emergency dentist. What your dentist will do will depend on the type and amount of damage, the location of your tooth, and your general oral health. In many cases permanent restoration will need at least two appointments. However, your dentist will get you out of pain at the first session.

Calling an emergency dentist: what they can do to get you out of pain

If you need an emergency dentist in Edinburgh, contact Polwarth Dental Clinic on 0131 2298143 without delay. The practice endeavours to see all emergency cases on the same day, and the emergency dentist will work hard to get you out of pain at your first appointment for a flat fee of £70. Additional appointments may be required to fully treat the underlying problem.

Polwarth Dental Clinic in Edinburgh provides emergency dentist appointments for both adults and children. The earlier you contact us, the more change you have been seen on the same day. Both existing patients and those who are not currently registered with us but need an Edinburgh emergency dentist are welcome.

emergency-dental-careThe quickest way to get in touch with us is by telephone, although you can also complete the contact form on our website.

Common problems your Edinburgh emergency dentist can help with include:

Severe/unbearable toothache

Never ignore a toothache because it will only get worse, and is indicative of a serious underlying problem such as infection or decay. Mild toothache should prompt you to book the next available standard appointment at our Edinburgh dental practice, whilst severe or unbearable toothache requires an emergency dentist.

Your dentist will first get you out of pain. Tooth decay can usually be treated in a single appointment, whilst infected teeth need may require several appointments to complete treatment.

Broken tooth

Teeth are frequently broken during accidents or injuries involving the face. Even a small crack should prompt an appointment at our Edinburgh dental clinic, because the tiniest crack can allow bacteria into the tooth, causing infection.

In the case of more badly damaged teeth, it is sometimes possible for a dentist to bond the fragments back together. Alternatively, solutions such as white fillings, crowns, or composite bonding may be offered.

Knocked out tooth

An emergency dentist can sometimes reimplant the tooth in the socket. If fact, you may be able to do so yourself. Never force it, and never try to put a baby tooth back in a child’s mouth. Instead, bring them to an Edinburgh emergency dentist.

Help! I need an emergency dentist! Urgent dental care in Edinburgh

Dental emergencies can be frightening and painful, so seeing an emergency dentist should be sought out as soon as possible should an urgent situation occur. Edinburgh clinic Polwarth Dental Clinic keeps some appointment slots free every day to treat emergency cases, and will always attempt to ensure you are pain-free on your first visit for a maximum cost of £70.

emergency-dental-care-edinburghOf course, it is not always possible to fully rectify a condition at a single appointment, so once your Edinburgh emergency dentist has got you out of pain you may require further follow-up appointments to complete your treatment and restore you to full dental health. Some bad cases of infection may require a course of antibiotics, so we will always ensure that such problems have completely gone before permanently restoring your damaged tooth.

Many conditions require the services of an emergency dentist. Below are some come dental emergencies, and what your Edinburgh emergency dentist may do.

Knocked-out tooth

Sometimes your dentist can put the tooth back in the socket, strapping it to other teeth for a couple of weeks until it heals back into place. You may be able to put the tooth back in yourself (bite down on a clean paper towel for at least 15 minutes after doing so –and call your emergency dentist). Don’t force it, though – you can also bring the tooth to our Edinburgh clinic in a clean container, covered in milk or saliva.

Never try to put a child’s milk tooth back in the mouth as this can cause damage – instead, bring your child to the emergency dentist.

If we can’t put your adult tooth back or if it is completely lost, our Edinburgh clinic offers a number of tooth replacements, including bridges and dental implants.

Toothache

Severe toothache not helped by standard painkillers should prompt a visit to your Edinburgh emergency dentist, whilst mild toothache should see you booking a regular dentist appointment.

Tooth pain is usually caused by infection or decay. Your Edinburgh emergency dentist may be able to remove the decay and fill the tooth, but if there is infection this needs two or more appointments.

What an Edinburgh emergency dentist can do to save your smile

Should you require an emergency dentist in Edinburgh, call Polwarth Dental straight away on 0131 2298143. Your Edinburgh emergency dentist will endeavour to see every urgent case on the same day, and we will do our utmost to get you out of pain at your first visit for a cost of just £70.

emergency-dental-careDental emergencies can be painful and distressing. By visiting an Edinburgh emergency dentist, you will soon be on the road to recovery. Of course, it is not always possible to fully cure your problem at just one appointment, but your dentist will work hard to get you out of pain and will detail any future appointments you may need at our Edinburgh clinic.

Below are some common reasons you may need to see an emergency dentist, along with what your Edinburgh clinician may do:

Unbearable toothache, with or without swelling

Toothache should always prompt a visit to your dentist. If it is mild, or intermittent, you can usually manage the pain with over-the-counter pain relief (such as aspirin, paracetamol, or ibuprofen) until the next available appointment at our Edinburgh dental practice. Always follow the instructions, and be especially vigilant about using painkillers for children’s toothache.

If the pain is unbearable, contact an emergency dentist. Toothache is sometimes accompanied by a painful swelling known as a dental abscess, which is caused by infection. Your Edinburgh emergency dentist will get you out of pain and may drain an abscess if present. You are likely to need root canal treatment to fully solve the problem, and save the tooth.

Broken teeth

An emergency dentist may be able to bond your broken tooth fragments back together, so bring them to your appointment if you still have them.

Alternatively, your Edinburgh dentist may use composite bonding with white filling material to rebuild your tooth, or may place a tooth-coloured filling/crown.

Knocked out tooth

For adult teeth only: You may be able to put the tooth back in the socket yourself before coming to see the dentist. Don’t do this with a child’s milk tooth. Alternatively, cover the tooth in milk and bring it to your appointment.

What an Edinburgh emergency dentist can do for you

If you need an Edinburgh emergency dentist, call Polwarth Dental Clinic now on 0131 2298143. We always endeavour to see emergency cases on the same day whenever possible, but the earlier you get in touch with the practice the more chance you have of being seen that day.

emergency-dentistDental emergencies can be frightening and painful. At our Edinburgh clinic your emergency dentist will do everything they can to get you out of pain as a priority at your initial emergency appointment. Oftentimes it is necessary to complete your treatment at a later appointment – for example, if there is an infection that requires antibiotics to treat – but we will never leave you in pain.

Numerous conditions require a visit to the emergency dentist. Here are some reasons that you may need urgent dental treatment, along with what your Edinburgh emergency dentist may do:

Unbearable toothache

Toothache should never be ignored – pain is a sign that something needs fixing. For mild toothache or pain that comes and goes (for example when you have an ice-cold drink), over-the-counter painkillers can provide temporary relief whilst you wait for the next regular appointment with your dentist.

Should toothache come on suddenly and be severe, or should your painkillers stop working, it’s time to give an Edinburgh emergency dentist a call. They will get you out of pain and let you know if you need further appointments, for example for root canal treatment to cleanse your tooth of all traces of infection.

Broken teeth

Sometimes, a dentist can bond fragments of a broken tooth back together using white filling material, so bring the fragments with you to your Edinburgh emergency dentist if you can. Alternatively, we can use composite bonding, porcelain veneers, white fillings, onlays, inlays, or crowns to rebuild your tooth, depending on the amount of damage and the location of the tooth.

Lost teeth

A dentist may be able to reinsert a tooth knocked out by accident into the socket. Alternatively, our Edinburgh clinic offers a number of tooth replacement options, including dentures, bridges, and dental implants, to create realistic-looking restorations.

When to call the emergency dentist

You may need to see an emergency dentist for a number of reasons. Polwarth Dental Clinic in Edinburgh reserves some appointments every day for patients in need of urgent care, because we understand that dental emergencies can be both painful and distressing.

emergency dentalAnyone in need of an emergency dentist in Edinburgh should call Polwarth Dental Clinic on 0131 2298143 as soon as the emergency occurs. Whenever possible, we will get you in on the same day. Even if you require further appointments to fully rectify your condition, we will get you out of pain and work out how best to treat you during your emergency dentist appointment.

Below are some common dental emergencies, along with what your Edinburgh emergency dentist may do:

Lost teeth

Adult teeth that have been knocked out can sometimes be reimplanted in the socket by an emergency dentist. If you still have the tooth you might be able to put it back in the socket yourself. Being careful to only touch the crown of the tooth, clean it with saliva if necessary and bite down firmly on a clean paper towel.

Alternatively, if you can’t put it back yourself, cover it in milk and bring it to your dentist. If the tooth is permanently lost or too badly damaged, our Edinburgh clinic can offer tooth replacements including bridgework and dental implants.

Remember, this only applies to adult teeth. Should your young child knock out a milk tooth, never try to put it back as doing so can damage the developing adult tooth beneath. Instead, call your Edinburgh emergency dentist (and the tooth fairy).

Broken teeth

A dentist can sometimes bond pieces of a broken tooth back together using composite material – the same substance used to create white fillings. Alternatively, a crown, veneer, or composite bonding procedure may be used.

Unbearable toothache

Infection is the number one cause of unbearable toothache. Dental decay and damaged teeth can both lead to infection, which is why they must be treated promptly. At our Edinburgh clinic your emergency dentist will get you out of pain. You may have to come in for further appointments for root canal treatment to solve the issue.

What an emergency dentist can do to get you back to health

An emergency dentist in Edinburgh can be reached by contacting Polwarth Dental Clinic on 0131 2298143. Dental pain can be nigh-on unbearable and dental emergencies can be both traumatic and frightening.

emergency dental careYour Edinburgh emergency dentist will do everything possible to get you out of pain at your initial appointment. It may be necessary – for example if an infection needs treating – to come back to the clinic for secondary appointments in order to fully solve your problem. However, getting you out of pain will be your dentist’s top priority.

Polwarth Dental Clinic in Edinburgh will charge a maximum of £70 for your emergency dentist appointment. Further charges will apply if additional treatment is needed at a later date.

Common dental emergencies and what your Edinburgh emergency dentist can do

Tooth knocked out

If you still have your tooth and it is in good condition (i.e. not broken) your emergency dentist may be able to reinsert it into the socket. You can try to do this yourself (although you must never do this with a child’s baby tooth lest you damage the developing adult tooth) and should bite down on a clean cloth or tissue to keep the tooth in place before calling the dentist.

Lick the tooth clean if necessary. If you cannot get it back in the socket, place it in a clean container, cover it in milk, and call the emergency dentist. If the dentist can get it back into the socket they will temporarily strap it to adjacent teeth support. If the tooth is permanently lost or too badly damaged, tooth replacements will be discussed.

Broken tooth

Sometimes, an emergency dentist can use tooth-coloured composite material to stick tooth fragments back together. Alternatively, they may use the same material to rebuild the tooth, or may place a filling or crown.

Unbearable toothache

If your toothache is caused by infection, you may need antibiotics to treat it. Your dentist will get you out of pain at the first appointment, but you may have to come back to our Edinburgh clinic for root canal treatment.

Same-day Edinburgh emergency dentist appointments: call now

If you require an Edinburgh emergency dentist, contact Polwarth Dental Clinic right away on 0131 2298143. We are committed to seeing every urgent patient on the same day, so you should call our Edinburgh clinic as soon as an emergency occurs.

emergency-dentist-edinburghThe maximum charge for an appointment with an emergency dentist at Polwarth Dental Clinic, Edinburgh, is £70. Dental emergencies come in numerous forms and it will not always be possible to fully complete your treatment at one appointment.

The primary focus of your Edinburgh emergency dentist will be to get you out of pain. If you require any further treatment to fully rectify the problem, you will be advised to book a follow-up appointment at our Edinburgh dental practice.

Many things constitute a dental emergency. Here are some common situations, along with what your Edinburgh emergency dentist may do to treat the issue.

Unbearable toothache

Pain is the body’s indicator that something is wrong, and toothache must never be ignored. Mild toothache or pain that comes and goes should prompt you to book the next available appointment with your dentist. Over-the-counter painkillers can help until your appointment.

If the painkillers stop working or the pain is very bad, you need an emergency dentist. Toothache is often a sign of advanced decay and/or infection. Your emergency dentist will first get you out of pain, but may need to see you again to complete treatment if root canal therapy is required to get rid of the infection. Decay can be removed and treated with a filling at one appointment if no infection is present.

Lost tooth

You may be able to reimplant a lost tooth in the socket, and bite down on clean tissue to hold it in place. NEVER attempt to reimplant a child’s milk tooth, because this can damage the adult tooth beneath. If you can’t get your own tooth back in the socket, lick it clean and cover it in milk, then bring it to your emergency dentist appointment. The dentist might be able to reinsert it and strap it to surrounding teeth for support, or may recommend a tooth replacement.

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