When a tooth related dilemma takes place it is usually not planned and at the most inconvenient of times. At Polwarth Dental Clinic we know that in an urgent situation you need to be seen as soon as possible, which is why we offer same day appointments wherever possible. Whether you are a registered patient or not, our emergency dentist in Edinburgh is available Monday to Friday to help you in whatever way they can. In the circumstances where your problem cannot be completely resolved on the day, we will endeavour to make you as comfortable as you can be before leaving our practice. For registered patients we offer an out of hours service. To access this you can call our practice and listen to the voicemail message for instructions. Call outs costs are at an extra fee, but for members of our dental plans this fee is completely reclaimable. This is available every day of the year and throughout the night, meaning you do not need to wait for the practice to open to receive help. For non-registered patients we are currently unable to offer out of hours assistance, but for further information on becoming registered at our dental practice please do not hesitate to call us or have a look at our website.
Dealing with chipped or knocked out teeth
If you have had an accident or sporting injury and knocked out your tooth or chipped a piece of it off, it is vital that you contact our emergency dentist in Edinburgh as soon as possible to have the highest chance of replacing your tooth or reattaching a chipped piece of tooth. Once you have made your appointment it is important that you take care of your tooth or chipped tooth correctly until you arrive at our practice, Polwarth Dental Clinic. Doing this is easy, you just need to store your tooth or chipped tooth in milk or saliva to keep it clean, making sure that you do not touch the root of your tooth as this could damage it. If your tooth easily slots back into its socket then you can place it here and bite down gently on a damp cloth, but do not try and force your tooth back into place as this could result in further damage occurring.
What if your problem cannot be resolved on the day?
At Polwarth Dental Clinic we pride ourselves on putting our patients first, and our emergency dentist in Edinburgh never goes home unless all of our appointments have been dealt with for the day. Unfortunately our practitioners will not be able to entirely resolve your issues during your same day appointment in some situations, but in these rare cases we will ensure that you are as comfortable as possible before leaving our practice and that you have your follow up appointment booked. We want you to be smiling again as soon as possible. If you have any questions or worries regarding your appointment or future treatment our friendly dental team are available for you to contact, and they will help you to the best of their abilities.