Our Edinburgh emergency dentist will endeavour to see all patients on the same day whenever possible. Polwarth Dental Clinic in keeps appointments aside for emergency cases every day. We will always endeavour to get you out of pain at your first appointment, for a maximum cost of £70. Additional appointments, with associated costs, are often needed to fully rectify the situation.
Both patients registered with Polwarth Dental Clinic and those who either do not have a dentist or are visiting Edinburgh can see the emergency dentist. It’s important to act promptly in emergency situations, because dental pain can often be nigh-on unbearable, and conditions will only get worse and more serious the longer that you leave them.
What your Edinburgh emergency dentist can do
Teeth can frequently be knocked out if you suffer a blow to the head or face. You always need to call an emergency dentist in this scenario.
Often, your emergency dentist can put the teeth back in the socket and temporarily strap them to surrounding teeth for support. You can try to put the tooth back yourself, but never force it. If you succeed, bite down on a clean paper towel for 15-20 minutes and call the dentist.
If you can’t reinsert the tooth, cover it in milk and bring it to your Edinburgh dentist.
Never try to put a child’s milk tooth back in, because this can damage the adult tooth developing underneath. Instead, bring your child to the emergency dentist.
Severe toothache requires a visit to the emergency dentist. At our Edinburgh clinic our first priority is always to get you out of pain, before fully curing any underlying conditions.
Extreme toothache is often indicative of an infection, for which you may need to revisit our Edinburgh dental practice for root canal treatment, in order to save your tooth.
If you break your teeth you should call your Edinburgh emergency dentist immediately. With simple, clean breaks, the dentist can sometimes bond the tooth fragments back together. If this isn’t possible they will smooth rough edges and talk you through tooth replacement options.