Visit our emergency dentist in Edinburgh for all your urgent medical care needs

At Polwarth Dental Clinic, the health and wellbeing of our patients are at the core of what we stand for.


If you or your loved ones need urgent medical care due to an emergency, our dedicated team of practitioners will do everything we can to offer you treatment with immediate attention.

Situated in Polwarth Gardens, our modern dental practice is located close to a variety of retail stores and local amenities as well as being nearby to transport links. We offer same-day emergency visits and have a ramp available to make it easily accessible for all our patients. Here at Polwarth Dental Clinic, we also offer ground floor surgeries.

For those that are looking to find an emergency dentist in Edinburgh, we welcome both new and existing patients to our practice and open our doors Monday to Sunday in an effort to support the needs of our patients.

Our friendly team of highly qualified practitioners are on hand to help in any way we can and can assist with urgent medical care on the same day.

What constitutes a medical emergency?

If you find yourself or a loved one in a medical emergency and are not sure if it requires immediate attention, we always encourage our patients to seek help from an emergency dentist in Edinburgh as soon as possible. At Polwarth Dental Clinic we believe in preventing situations or conditions from worsening and will do everything in our power to treat a minor issue before it has the chance to develop into something serious.

For those patients that have been involved in a car accident or even sustained an injury as a result of a sports-related accident, we encourage you to look out for any symptoms that may signal you need a visit to an emergency dentist in Edinburgh for emergency care. An example of this includes signs of swelling. If this were to occur, we recommend seeking medical attention as soon as possible.

Other cases that constitute a medical emergency include any complications or side-effects following a tooth extraction procedure. We would advise to not let the patient remain untreated as it could result in a more severe reaction and complications.

Steps to take following a missing tooth

If you are experiencing a missing tooth or a tooth that has been knocked out, we recommend conducting the following steps in order to seek urgent medical care from an emergency dentist:

The first step involves trying to locate the missing tooth if at all possible so that you may insert it back into the socket. Search for any noticeable dirt or debris present on the tooth and rinse off gently with water before placing it back into your mouth. Once you have successfully inserted the tooth into the socket, we recommend biting down gently on a cloth to keep the tooth in place.

For those patients that are experiencing difficulty in placing the tooth back into the socket, we advise storing the tooth in a glass of milk. It’s important to note that we highly recommend placing it in milk and not water as this will help to maintain your tooth before our dental practitioner can assist with re-inserting your tooth at the practice.