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.