Emergency Dentistry in Edinburgh


CALL US NOW ON 0131 229 8143

Do you need an emergency dentist in Edinburgh?

Perhaps you require dental care services because you are experiencing dental pain and want to address your toothache urgently?

Then you will find the following information helpful:

Polwarth Dental Clinic offers same-day emergency appointments to patients and visitors to the practice from Monday to Friday. If you are in pain or if you've had an accident and you require an emergency dental service, phone us now on 0131 229 8143. You may also contact us using our online contact form, but in case of emergency dental care, we recommend that you phone us to see how our staff can help you as quickly as possible. In order to prevent further damage, trauma or risk to your dental emergency, we encourage you to seek emergency dental care as soon as possible. Our team are fully qualified in dealing with dental emergencies and we always endeavour to rectify your dental problem on the day.

Occasionally, for more complex emergencies this may not always be possible, in which case we will do our best to make sure you are pain-free before leaving our clinic, always aiming to give you the highest level of dental care possible. We care passionately about all of our patients and we never go home until all of our emergencies are dealt with! We take pride in carrying out our course of treatments as efficiently and effectively as possible. So, if you are looking for dentists with experience, that care and that will make sure that you are as comfortable as possible as a result of administered emergency treatment, then think Polwarth Dental.

We offer a variety of treatment options that will help ease the dental pain you may be experiencing as a result of any dental emergencies, this should make you smile again! We are happy to be seeing patients more regularly now that covid restrictions have eased. It is important that appointments for dental emergencies are attended to as soon as possible and so you should be able to get access to a dentist as soon as possible to get the emergency care required. You will be informed of the various treatment options available to you and the services we are able to offer you as a result of your emergency treatment required.

Registered patients, non-registered patients or visitors to Polwarth Dental Clinic please call the Polwarth Dental Clinic on 0131 229 8143 as soon as possible during practice opening hours and we will endeavour to see you on the same day.

Out of Hours Emergencies
Registered Patients of Polwarth Dental Clinic

If you are a registered patient of Polwarth Dental Clinic and you need urgent attention out of surgery hours, please call the practice and listen to the answer machine instructions for our on call dentist. This out of hours emergency service is available to all our registered patients, 365 days per year. There is a call out free of £135 currently. If you are a member of one of our dental plans you will be able to claim most of this fee back.

Non-Registered Patients

If you require an emergency dentist outside of Polwarth Dental Clinic's working hours please call the NHS 24 helpline on 111.

Advice for a knocked out tooth
  • Hold it by the tooth, not the root.
  • Lick the tooth/root clean if it's dirty, or rinse in milk (not water).
  • Push the tooth back into the hole it came out of (adult teeth only – never try to re-insert a baby tooth).
  • Place a clean handkerchief over the tooth and gently bite together.
  • Call for dental advice immediately.

If you are unable to replace the tooth in the socket then store the tooth inside of the cheek i.e. in saliva or store in milk NEVER WATER. Seek urgent advice from a dentist.

Meet our Emergency Dentist in Edinburgh
Emergency Dentist in Edinburgh
Willie MacEachen Clinical Director
GDC No. 55765