When to visit our emergency dentist in Edinburgh

If you have to tackle a dental emergency, it’s great if you can get clear advice and support during this stressful time. This is something we can offer you at Polwarth Dental Clinic – your emergency dentist in Edinburgh.

The first thing we will do is help you assess whether you have a dental emergency. In some cases, it’s very clear but in others, you may be able to avoid emergency care with a bit of advice to get you through to a routine appointment. Sometimes all you need is a bit of reassurance from a professional.

Emergency Dentist in EdinburghTwo of the major indicators that suggest you need to visit our emergency dentist in Edinburgh are pain and bleeding, which we will take a closer look at below.

If you meet either or both of these criteria, you should call us immediately for further advice and to book an appointment.

If you are unsure, we are standing by to assist you in the decision-making process. Just get in touch to speak to one of our dental team.


If you are in acute pain or persistent, increasing pain then please get in touch with Polwarth Dental Clinic. We can give you advice to immediately make you more comfortable and book you in for an appointment as soon as possible. It’s helpful if you know how the pain started but, with dental issues, this isn’t always possible as the problem can be deep and invisible.

Our primary goal, with emergency treatment, if to get you pain-free as soon as possible. We will then try to ensure that your dental issue does not get any worse and suggest possible repair and restoration.


Ongoing bleeding can be a matter for the emergency dentist, depending on the circumstances. We can ask you questions about the quantity, how long it has been going on for and what the cause may have been, and we can advise you from there. In some cases, a trip to the doctor or accident and emergency might be more appropriate before you come and see us.

If you have had recent dental treatment, this is something that can lead to bleeding. We will need as many details about your treatment as possible if it took place at a different practice.