Dental emergencies are unexpected and because of this, they can be very stressful. Many patients experiencing dental emergencies don’t know how to react and this can cause significant delays and further problems. If you’re experiencing a dental emergency and you don’t know what to do, your best bet is to find an emergency dentist as soon as possible.
At Polwarth Dental Clinic, we offer a comprehensive emergency dental service. Our emergency dentist in Edinburgh is responsible for the treatment of emergency dental injuries and infections, the management of pain and swelling caused by impacted teeth as well as the replacement and restoration of dental fillings or other broken dental devices. Our aim is to relieve sudden pain and address conditions that could become much worse if treatment was delayed.
When is it time to visit the emergency dentist?
If your symptoms are causing you pain and distress, then you should contact our emergency dentist in Edinburgh immediately. Even if your problem is not as serious as it looks, only our emergency dentist can determine the extent of the dental damage you have sustained. For instance, if you have chipped or cracked a tooth and you are not in pain, you may be tempted to think that your problem is not serious. However, if you leave this issue unattended, an infection may occur leading to more substantial problems requiring further treatment.
Knocked-out teeth are a red flag for visiting the emergency dentist
A knocked-out tooth can cause pain and distress but the good news is that our emergency dentist in Edinburgh can save it if you act quickly. Make sure to locate all the fragments of the tooth, cleanse them gently being careful not to remove any soft tissue and store them in a container of milk or special solution. If possible, you can try to reinsert your tooth into the socket or hold it softly inside your cheek.
Don’t hesitate to call us
If your symptoms are mild and you are not in considerable pain, you can probably delay your visit for a day or two. However, if you are unsure about your injury it’s better to be safe than sorry, therefore give us a call as soon as possible.