Nobody wants to have a dental emergency, but unfortunately, they occur when we least expect them. But whether you have knocked out a tooth, you have a severe toothache or your dental implant is feeling loose, it’s really important to seek emergency dental care.
At Polwarth Dental Clinic, our dedicated emergency dentist in Edinburgh deals with a wide range of dental emergencies and is here to help you overcome your problem, while ensuring that your teeth remain healthy and functional. Admittedly, some dental emergencies are more serious than others, but we will do our best to ensure that your oral health is not compromised.
Ideally, you should see our emergency dentist in Edinburgh very soon after your injury. In some cases, timing is really important. For instance, our emergency dentist in Edinburgh will have more chances to save a displaced tooth, if the patient visits within an hour after the accident. Here are a few things to keep in mind before your dental appointment.
Always come with a friend and/or relative
If you are having a dental emergency, chances are that you are feeling in pain or disoriented. Depending on your injury, we may use sedation. In that case, it’s really important to have someone to accompany you back home after your treatment. Moreover, it’s not a great idea to drive while you are in pain.
Keep your dislocated tooth or broken restoration as intact as possible
While we appreciate that the circumstances of each accident are different, it’s really important to keep your dislocated tooth or broken restorations somewhere safe until you reach us. If possible, keep your tooth (or tooth piece) moist by storing it in saliva or milk. And don’t be tempted to touch it by the root.
It’s a good idea to invest in a dental emergency kit
If you are playing contact sports or are exposed to dangers outdoors, it’s a good idea to invest in a dental emergency kit. Sterile gauzes and painkillers are particularly handy in dental emergencies and should keep you fairly comfortable until you see our emergency dentist in Edinburgh.
To learn more about our emergency dental services or how to book an appointment, call us today.