Your guide to visiting an emergency dentist in Edinburgh and best practices to follow

Thankfully, dental emergencies are not an everyday occurrence, but it’s important to be prepared should an incident take place. Here at Polwarth Dental Clinic, we’re on hand to offer support and guidance as well as professional dental care with our emergency dentist in Edinburgh.


Our handy guide below highlights everything you need to know if you find yourself or a loved one involved in a dental emergency and what to do should an injury occur.

What to do in the instance of chipped or cracked teeth

For those patients who find themselves subject to a chipped tooth, it may not constitute an emergency if there is no intense feeling of pain involved. In this case, the patient is able to wait a few days before it is necessary to seek dental care. In instances where there is major pain or discomfort we recommend contacting our dental practice in Polwarth Gardens to arrange an appointment with our emergency dentist in Edinburgh.

In the meantime, we advise that the patient takes care during any biting or chewing of food so as to not chip or fracture the damaged tooth further. Clean your mouth gently by rinsing with warm water and hold a cold compress to the swollen area to help reduce any swelling present. We do not advise patients to take any aspirin to alleviate pain and to wait until they have consulted with our dentist.

What to do in the instance of a missing crown or filling

There are many underlying reasons that may lead to a crown or filling falling out or becoming damaged. One of the leading reasons is tooth decay in patients and another is a result of an infection.

Patients may experience some level of discomfort due to a lost crown and we highly recommend arranging a visit to our emergency dentist in Edinburgh.

Our practice is open during working hours from Monday through to Sunday and we will be happy to assist in any way we can. Simply reach out to our receptionist and we will try to arrange a same day appointment. One of the most efficient ways to treat a dental emergency is by seeking professional help as soon as possible and preventing further damage from taking place.

What to do in the instance of severe toothache

If you or a loved one is experiencing major pain due to toothache we do advise reaching out to us to arrange a visit with our emergency dentist. Often this type of dental emergency is a result of tooth decay which signals the body through toothache. We highly recommend having regular check-ups with our dentist to ensure that there are no infections or issues present or any signs of decay forming. Prevention is a lot easier to manage than finding a cure and we advise maintaining good levels of oral health in order to avoid long-term problems forming.

The good news is that here at our clinic we strive to offer patients emergency appointments on the same day. Your health and wellbeing are the centre of our focus alongside offering the absolute best dental care possible. Following an injury or accident the patient may feel anxiety or discomfort and our friendly staff members are on hand to assist in any way we can.