Emergency Dentistry


CALL US NOW ON 0131 229 8143.

Do you need an emergency dentist in Edinburgh?

Polwarth Dental Clinic offers same day emergency appointments to patients and visitors to the practice within Monday to Friday. If you are in pain or if you've had an accident, call us now on 0131 229 8143. 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. We care passionately about all of our patients and we never go home until all of our emergencies are dealt with!

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