What an Edinburgh emergency dentist can do to save your smile

Should you require an emergency dentist in Edinburgh, call Polwarth Dental straight away on 0131 2298143. Your Edinburgh emergency dentist will endeavour to see every urgent case on the same day, and we will do our utmost to get you out of pain at your first visit for a cost of just £70.

emergency-dental-careDental emergencies can be painful and distressing. By visiting an Edinburgh emergency dentist, you will soon be on the road to recovery. Of course, it is not always possible to fully cure your problem at just one appointment, but your dentist will work hard to get you out of pain and will detail any future appointments you may need at our Edinburgh clinic.

Below are some common reasons you may need to see an emergency dentist, along with what your Edinburgh clinician may do:

Unbearable toothache, with or without swelling

Toothache should always prompt a visit to your dentist. If it is mild, or intermittent, you can usually manage the pain with over-the-counter pain relief (such as aspirin, paracetamol, or ibuprofen) until the next available appointment at our Edinburgh dental practice. Always follow the instructions, and be especially vigilant about using painkillers for children’s toothache.

If the pain is unbearable, contact an emergency dentist. Toothache is sometimes accompanied by a painful swelling known as a dental abscess, which is caused by infection. Your Edinburgh emergency dentist will get you out of pain and may drain an abscess if present. You are likely to need root canal treatment to fully solve the problem, and save the tooth.

Broken teeth

An emergency dentist may be able to bond your broken tooth fragments back together, so bring them to your appointment if you still have them.

Alternatively, your Edinburgh dentist may use composite bonding with white filling material to rebuild your tooth, or may place a tooth-coloured filling/crown.

Knocked out tooth

For adult teeth only: You may be able to put the tooth back in the socket yourself before coming to see the dentist. Don’t do this with a child’s milk tooth. Alternatively, cover the tooth in milk and bring it to your appointment.