The role of an emergency dentist

How dental emergencies may affect you


Maintaining good oral health is an essential part of daily routine and vital for overall well being. Issues with your teeth, whether as a result of trauma to your mouth or problems that have randomly presented themselves, can be painful, uncomfortable and scary, and in severe cases it can hinder your daily activities, affecting your work and personal life. It is important to address a dental emergency immediately to help restore the normal functioning of the mouth, as well as to prevent further damage and complications in the future. Booking an appointment with your emergency dentist as soon as possible when you feel you are facing a dental emergency is important. This not only to address the pain and discomfort that you may be immediately experiencing, but in the long run addressing any dental issues as soon as possible can help sustain and improve the health of surrounding teeth, improving your overall oral health in the process.

In an emergency book your appointment immediately

Whether you are a nervous patient or you have not visited your dentist in a long time, do not let this prevent you from booking an appointment with your emergency dentist in Edinburgh. We are experienced in handling all types of patients and all types of emergencies. Your oral  health, the well-being of your teeth, is our priority here at Polwarth Dental Clinic, but rest assured our kind, caring and professional team will help ease your nerves and will carry out any treatments and procedures with your comfort in mind at all times. This will include providing anaesthetic where necessary and talking you through the process to help reassure you that you are in safe and experienced hands.

Toothache –  the most common dental emergency

If you are experiencing a toothache which does not go away after taking painkillers, has resulted in a fever or is hindering your daily activities then book an appointment with your emergency dentist in Edinburgh here at Polwarth Dental Clinic immediately. Toothache can be a symptom of many complicated dental issues. Firstly the emergency dentist will check to see if you have an infection and if so you will be prescribed antibiotics to help clear this, which may help ease the discomfort. A lot of dental problems are asymptomatic so toothache is usually a sign that a particular problem has progressed and therefore it requires urgent medical attention. Toothache may be an indication of cavities and tooth decay, which occur as a result of poor oral hygiene, and visiting your emergency dentist will help address the toothache and treat the issue to help save your tooth. The dentist will be able to examine the remaining dentition carefully to ensure that any problem hasn’t spread to the surrounding teeth and therefore improve your overall oral health at the same time.  Sometimes if you have had dental treatment, then toothache could be as a result of of issues with your braces or fillings or other procedures that you have had carried out, and the emergency dentist will be able to make sure that at there is no damage to any of your teeth, and can carry out necessary repairs if they need to. Do not suffer in silence, and do not make your dental issues more complicated than you have to, speak to your emergency dentist in Edinburgh at Polwarth Dental Clinic today.