Identifying what is considered as a dental emergency as opposed to a medical emergency can be difficult for an individual.
Because we are used to handling emergencies as well as routine patients, when you contact our emergency dentist in Edinburgh you will be assisted by a competent, experienced and friendly contact person. The contact will immediately be concentrating on extracting your information and at the same time ensuring that you remain calm and unflustered. It is important at this stage to ascertain if you have swelling of your gums or face and if there is any spreading of the swelling, if there is spreading, it is crucial to mention the exact location. If you have such intense pain that it is affecting your sleep or making concentration difficult you need an emergency appointment. And if you indicate the presence of any mouth ulcers that you may have that have not healed over in the past two weeks this will need to be checked. You must also call us if you have had any dental work recently which may have caused bleeding and you have been unable to stop the flow. Another scenario may be that you may have had an accident and suffered a broken tooth which is causing you pain and bleeding. All of these situations we would consider to be requiring emergency dental treatment.
More than just a dentist for emergencies
Some people do not go near a dentist unless it is an emergency and we know and understand that this happens. Gaining trust and confidence is our ambition at our emergency dentist in Edinburgh with all our patients, but especially when we receive a visit from a patient who has come to us as a result of an emergency. Focusing on the patient and identifying and satisfying their needs is our first priority and our expertise in handling both complex and simple treatments ensures that the patient experience is stress-free. If it’s a quick emergency or a full regular routine appointment we go out of our way to listen and provide individual treatment and advice to our patients.
From emergency to regular routine dental care
When we receive a call from a first time patient we make every effort to make them feel relaxed and attend to their immediate requirements as quickly as possible. During the relevant procedure we will conduct a thorough inspection of the mouth, teeth and gums as a matter of routine. Because of our emergency dentist in Edinburgh we have the facilities and capabilities to provide the full range of dental care and treatments. We have found that by being so accessible our emergency patients often become regular patients who, having experienced our soothing and friendly manner, are no longer anxious at the thought of having to go to the dentist. Often people do not see a dentist as the provider of anything other than fillings and repairs for broken teeth. Once we have explained the need for proper dental hygiene and care it seems to open a whole new world that they never knew existed.
Additional services including cosmetic procedures
Polwarth Dental Clinic is a complete dental care provider with the addition of an efficient and reputable emergency dental service. We offer the full spectrum of dental treatments from teeth whitening and veneers to crowns and dental implants. If your need is to repair damaged teeth or just to whiten and straighten your teeth, you can rest assured that you will always be in capable hands with us.