What to do if you need an emergency dentist

If you need an emergency dentist in Edinburgh, our team at Polwarth Dental Clinic can help. We offer emergency dental help to both patients and non-patients, and our patients can get after hours help 365 days a year.

Emergency Dentist in EdinburghWhat is a dental emergency?

There are a number of reasons why you may need to call an emergency dentist in Edinburgh, including

  • a knocked-out tooth
  • a cracked or fractured tooth
  • an adult tooth that has become loose
  • infection or abscess
  • a lost crown or filling
  • if you have swelling or severe pain or bleeding after dental a treatment
  • damage or a wound to the mouth

If you are unsure whether your problem constitutes an emergency, call our practice and a member of staff will be able to advise you.

What to do with a knocked-out tooth

If a tooth has been knocked out, with quick and careful attention it may be possible to save it. Try to avoid touching the root of the tooth – hold it by the crown, the part that is usually visible in the mouth. Clean the tooth, either by licking it or rinsing it in milk. If possible, push the tooth back in and hold it in place until you can get to Polwarth Dental Clinic, an emergency dentist in Edinburgh. This can be achieved by placing a piece of thin, clean cloth over the tooth and biting down gently. If, for any reason, you can’t put the tooth back in its hole, keep it inside your cheek or in a container of milk until you can see a dentist.

How can an emergency dentist help?

If you are in a lot of pain or think you have a dental emergency, it is important to contact us, an emergency dentist in Edinburgh, as soon as possible. There are some cases where prompt action could mean the difference between saving or losing a tooth. Here at Polwarth Dental Clinic, we will usually be able to see you on the same day, and will do our best to fix the problem on the day. If we are unable to fully treat the problem on the day, we will always do what we can to relieve any pain you are in.