When should you call your emergency dentist in Edinburgh?

It can be difficult to know when your tooth pain or a situation is severe enough to call upon our emergency dentist in Edinburgh. Many people are stoic and believe it prudent to battle on through the pain. Perhaps this is because they understand other people have it worse than they do and do not want to be seen as weak by their friendly and understanding dentist.

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This is never the case. It is important to speak with our emergency dentist in Edinburgh whenever an accident has occurred with injury to the face or mouth, when there is redness, swelling, pain or pus from around a tooth or inside the mouth, or even when a crown has fallen out or another restorative treatment has worn away or failed.

Just give us a call and we can assess the level and urgency of care that you require and fit you in with a same-day appointment.

Do you take non-registered patients?

Yes, of course, we do. Everyone and anyone is welcomed through our friendly doors and we do not discriminate. We simply want to be able to offer you quality care so that your concern is rectified as quickly as possible.

If you are a non-registered patient we will always endeavour to see you, and if your emergency is out of working hours and can wait a little while, contact us as soon as possible the next day for help.

Registered patients need only call our line out of hours, listen to the answering machine and follow the instructions left on there to gain our attention. We will happily assist those in need at any time of the day and any day of the year.

Emergencies don’t take holidays. So neither does our emergency dentist. He understands the urgency that pain or fear can bring about and will react swiftly and appropriately to the given situation for you.

In instances where a tooth has been knocked out, there is a very small window of opportunity that your emergency dentist in Edinburgh can use whilst the tooth is still viable. Beyond this, there is little one can do to replace that tooth as the tissue simply dies and alternative tooth replacement procedures will need to be discussed.

Any advice for a knocked-out tooth?

Besides calling for support as quickly as possible, there are a few things you can do to ensure that the tooth is in the best state it can be for potential reinsertion into the mouth.

By not overhandling the tooth and keeping hold of only the crown and avoiding the roots, you can reduce damage to those sensitive areas. Never rinse the tooth in water as this can burst the cell walls, rather choose milk or saliva to keep the tooth moist.

If you can reinsert the tooth back into the socket without too much pain, this is advisable, however, don’t swallow it! By covering the reinserted tooth with a handkerchief and biting down, this can reduce those chances. You can also keep the tooth in a small jar of milk if you cannot reinsert it. This can be enough so that you can get you to our dental practice for our immediate assessment.