Emergency Dentist Edinburgh

At Frederick Street Dental Care, we offer Emergency Dental Care 7 days a week. We understand that in emergency situations, you may be anxious and concerned. Our dentists are highly experienced and skilled in providing Emergency Dental Care professionally and sympathetically. You don’t have to be a registered patient in order to receive Emergency Dental Treatment.

In an emergency immediately call us on 0131 629 1158 or Email us. 

Frederick Street Dental Care is one of the few dental clinics in Edinburgh providing dental services 7 days a week, open late on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays.

What is a Dental Emergency?

A dental emergency is any situation that poses an immediate threat to the health of your teeth and supporting tissues. Dental emergencies are caused by trauma to the mouth or infection. If you encounter any type of dental emergency, call us on 0131 629 1158 or Email us to schedule a same day appointment with us immediately.

What are common Dental Emergencies?

The most common dental emergencies are  Toothache,   Dental Abscess,   Broken Tooth,   Lost Fillings,   Dental Trauma,   Broken Denture,   Wisdom Tooth Pain,   emergency Extractions, Broken Veneer,   Sensitive Teeth,  emergency Root Canal Treatments and Wisdom Tooth Removal.

What should I do if I have a Dental Emergency in Edinburgh?

Initially, call your own regular dentist as they may have emergency slots and /or advice available. You can also call your Local Emergency Dentist. If you are experiencing difficulty getting an appointment, you can always call Emergency Dentist Edinburgh on 0131 629 1158 or Email us to book an emergency consultation with one of our experienced dentists.

How soon should I be seen at Emergency Dentist Edinburgh?

You should be seen as soon as possible. Emergency Dentist Edinburgh offers same-day appointments for most conditions during normal business hours and out of hours dentists, so call us on 0131 6291158 or Email us to book an appointment.

How to find an Urgent Dental Care in Edinburgh?

Need urgent dental care? Frederick Street Dental Care provides private Emergency Dental Care 7 days a week. Call now to book an immediate appointment. Our goal is immediate dental treatment and pain relief, so don’t suffer in pain, help is only a call away. If you are here in Scotland, and you are NHS patient, call your own regular dentist as they may have emergency slots and /or advice available. Information about NHS dental treatment can be found on NHS inform. If you do not have a regular dentist, advice can be obtained by telephoning your local Health Board Helpline.

They may be able to help with dental emergencies, but do note that this service is often oversubscribed, they have limited slots available and they have strict criteria for what constitutes a dental emergency. Generally, hospitals do not deal with routine dental emergencies, you may call  NHS 111  to see if you fit the criteria to go to hospital.

If you have dental insurance, call your Dental Insurance Provider, as some may be able to recommend clinics that they know of or are preferred providers. For example, Denplan or Boots, all have dental emergency insurance cover.

Private dental services are available in Edinburgh and generally can deal with most dental emergencies. They will be more likely to provide you with an immediate appointment. Private dental services can be recommended by your own dentist, friends or by searching on the internet. To find an Emergency Dentist in Edinburgh, Google is a very good source. 

How much does Emergency Dentist Edinburgh Cost?

It’s hard for us to give you an exact price without seeing the extent of injuries. A dentist will take your pain/emergency history and carry out a consultation. To determine the cause of issue may require digital X-ray. Then he will discuss treatment options available for dealing with it and always provides you with a full written treatment plan so that you are fully aware of the costs involved with your treatment before any proposed treatment begins. This can be complete emergency treatment or temporary emergency treatment that may be followed up by further appointments later if requires. Should you wish to return to your own dentist for the completion of your treatment, you are welcome to do so. We will provide you with a copy of any digital X-rays that we have taken at no additional cost, so that your own dentist can complete the rest of your treatment. 

What to do with a Swollen Face?

A swollen face is one of the most common reasons to seek out an emergency dentist. Swollen faces can arise very gradually over the course of a day or two, but sometimes can be rapid. It can arise due to a dental infections, dental abscess, allergic reactions, medications or chemicals, direct trauma, oral surgery, angioedema, gland blockage and cellulitis. Treatment is dependent upon the cause and an accurate diagnosis. Swollen faces can cause a lot of anxiety, and left untreated can cause complications. Further help can be found by seeing your dentist or visiting an emergency dentist near me.

 

What Painkiller do I need to use for Toothache?

Toothache is one of the most common reasons to see an emergency dentist. It can occur due to multitude of reasons, vary in intensity and duration. Everyone reacts differently to painkillers for dental pain. There are a few over the counter painkillers which are readily available. 

Ibuprofen- this can really help with toothache as it is an anti-inflammatory as well as an analgesic. It is not advised for asthmatics or people with certain stomach problems.

Paracetamol- This is readily available over the counter and comes in tablet and soluble. Many patients find this effective for dental pain.

Paracetamol and Codeine or Paramol- is combination tablet. The codeine component is an opioid and can cause drowsiness which may impair normal function. It is advised to seek an urgent dental care if you have toothache.

What Should I do if I’m having pain from my wisdom tooth growing in?

Wisdom teeth can become infected when the eruption of the wisdom tooth is blocked by the tooth in front of it or when food and plaque trap between the wisdom tooth and its overlying gum. Contact your own regular dentist as they may have emergency slots and /or advice available. You can also call your Local Emergency Dentist. While you are waiting for an appointment to see an emergency dentist, pain medication and warm salt water rinses are recommended. If you are experiencing difficulty getting an appointment, you can always call Emergency Dentist Edinburgh on  0131 629 1158  and book an emergency consultation with one of our experienced Edinburgh Dentists.

What is Impacted Wisdom Tooth?

 

When the wisdom teeth grow crookedly then they can develop into impacted wisdom teeth, patients can experience a lot of pain and discomfort in the surrounding area and find that their other teeth are also placed in jeopardy. For this reason, individuals are urged to seek treatment from an emergency dentist as soon as wisdom tooth pain begins. Contact Emergency Dentist Edinburgh immediately for an urgent dental appointment.

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What is Infected Wisdom Tooth?

Wisdom teeth can become infected when the eruption of the wisdom tooth is blocked by the tooth in front of it or when food and plaque trap between the wisdom tooth and its overlying gum. Sometimes, patients feel intense pain and need to seek emergency dental treatment as soon as possible. Contact Emergency Dentist Edinburgh immediately for an urgent dental appointment.

How do you know if you have a wisdom tooth infection?

The most common symptom of a wisdom tooth infection is pain. You may also have an abscess, which is a small, pimple-like bump on the gums near the affected tooth. An infected wisdom tooth produces constant, throbbing pain that radiates to the head and jaw. You may also notice that the tissue surrounding the tooth is warm and swollen and you might have a foul odor or discharge in your mouth. Contact Emergency Dentist Edinburgh immediately for an urgent dental appointment.

What is the best painkiller for Wisdom Tooth Pain?

Wisdom tooth infections are normally inflammatory based infections. Generally speaking, over the counter non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication such as ibuprofen are all that you will need. It is not advised for asthmatics or people with certain stomach problems. Rinse your mouth very gently with a mixture of one cup of warm water and ½ teaspoon of salt and a good antimicrobial mouthwash, like  Corsodyl , will also help.

How much does wisdom tooth removal cost at Emergency Dentist Edinburgh?

The fee for your treatment is determined by a number of factors. These may include the difficulty involved in removing your teeth. It’s hard for us to give you an exact price without full assessment by one of our experienced dentists. For example, extractions in the lower jaw are typically more complicated than ones in the upper jaw, so they usually cost more. At Emergency Dentist Edinburgh, our experienced dentists will thoroughly evaluate the condition of your wisdom teeth and determine the need for their removal and will provide you with a full written treatment plan and associated cost. Choosing a Specialist  Oral Surgeon  is a crucial factor in the care and outcome that you receive. Our Specialist  Oral Surgeon is committed to provide you with the highest level of care during and after your surgical treatment.

Do I Need to Have My Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Wisdom tooth removal entails extraction of teeth that are either diseased or in a position that is not maintainable by the patient. Most UK dentists follow NICE Guidelines for extractions of wisdom teeth. Surgical removal of impacted third molars should be limited to patients with evidence of pathology. Such pathology includes unrestorable caries, non-treatable pulpal and/or periapical pathology, cellulitis, abscess and osteomyelitis, internal/external resorption of the tooth or adjacent teeth, fracture of tooth, disease of follicle including cyst/tumour.

How to deal with Bleeding after a tooth extraction?

This is a serious dental emergency, especially if it is uncontrollable and after a dental extraction. Call immediately to your dentist to arrange an appointment. You may require suture or special gauze placement to help control the bleeding. If your dentist is closed, follow their out of hours dental emergency advice. You may also find alternative Emergency Dental Services by searching on internet and checking other directories for Emergency Dentist near me.

How to take care of wound after wisdom tooth removal at Emergency Dentist Edinburgh?

For Pain: Generally speaking, over the counter non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication such as Ibuprofen are all that you will need. It is not advised for asthmatics or people with certain stomach problems.

Ice for Swelling: We want you to use Ice Packs to your cheeks for the first 24 hours following surgery, twenty minutes on and twenty minutes off alternating. Managing swelling can help greatly with pain management, and the act of icing may even feel good on its own.

Rest:  Rest is one of the most important things you can do to help your body heal faster 

Salt Rinse the DAY AFTER Surgery: The day after surgery, you should rinse your mouth very gently with a mixture of one cup of warm water and ½ teaspoon of salt. You may do so up to 4 times a day. Designed to gently clean the wound site. A good antimicrobial mouthwash, like  Corsodyl , will also help.

Smoking and Alcohol: Avoid drinking and smoking for 72 hours following having a tooth removed. This can delay healing. Smoking is one of the most common causes for  pain and infection following a dental extraction .

If you are still in pain, contact Emergency Dentist Edinburgh for urgent dental appointment.

What Should I do if my denture breaks?

Dentures that are cracked or broken count as a dental emergency and should be replaced as soon as possible. You first port of call should be to call your regular dentist. They may be able to provide you with their own out of hours emergency arrangements. If this is not possible, you are welcome to call our private emergency dental service to see if we can help you. Our friendly and experienced team at Emergency Dentist Edinburgh is always happy to help with any denture problems, whether they need to be repaired or replaced. Call us on 0131 629 1158 or Email us to schedule your appointment. 

What can I do if my dental crown falls off?

Keep your dental crown safe and bring it with you to our Clinic. Often, we can attach the crown back into place.  Sometimes, if the crown is damaged or not fitting correctly, it will need to be replaced. We offer same-day dental care at Emergency Dentist Edinburgh. Call us on  0131 629 1158  or  Email us  to book an appointment.

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What happens if my tooth is chipped?

If your tooth is chipped, several things can happen. A chipped tooth can cause injury to the tongue, become worse and lead to further breaking and damage a tooth with fillings. To avoid the risk of  causing additional damage to your teeth, call your dentist or search Emergency dentist near me or Emergency Dentist Edinburgh to schedule an urgent dental appointment.

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Does an emergency dentist cost more?

Not normally. The cost of your emergency dental care depends on the treatment you need. At Frederick Street Dental Care, we’ll always provide you the highest level of Urgent Dental Care and offer you the best possible advice and dental treatment at very competitive and affordable price. If  you have dental insurance, we’ll provide you with everything you need to make a claim. In order to minimise your cost and treatment, you are well within your rights to ask for the options available and the cost involved.

I have a broken permanent retainer- now what?

Permanent retainers work great to keep your teeth aligned after fixed braces or Invisalign treatment. While convenient and effective, a broken permanent retainer is something that can happen from time to time. If your retainer breaks, most of the time it is not something extremely urgent, however you should reach out your dentist or orthodontist to have it repaired in timely manner. If you wait too long, you may risk some unwanted dental movement. If the wire of permanent retainer starts poking your tongue or bothering you, contact your dentist or orthodontist immediately for an emergency dental treatment. Emergency Dentist Edinburgh provides urgent dental care 7 days a week. Call us on 0131 629 1158 or Email us to schedule an appointment.

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What should I do If I break or lose my removable retainers?

If a patient has lost or broken removable retainers, they should not panic. Emergency Dentist Edinburgh can provide you with new retainers in few days. We use iTero digital scanning system rather than using traditional impressions and moulds. The iTero handheld wand takes digital 3D images of your teeth, preventing the need for impressions which can cause some patients to gag. With the help of digital 3D images, Emergency Dentist Edinburgh can provide you retainers in timely manner, so you don’t need to wait too long, you may risk some unwanted dental movement.

Why Do Fixed Retainers Fail or Break?

Fixed retainers are normally provided after fixed braces or Invisalign treatment. Fixed retainers need to be thin because of the aesthetic concerns. The glue that holds the retainers to the teeth can also deteriorate or even be damaged when the patient eats or even gets their teeth cleaned at the dentist. So don’t panic over broken retainers, but make sure they will be seen by dentist or orthodontist or Emergency Dentist Edinburgh as soon as possible to avoid unwanted dental movement.

Can a veneer be rebonded or reattached?

Although dental veneers are bonded into place, they can come loose or break off. As long as the veneer has simply debonded, and has not been damaged or broken, and the underlying tooth is not broken or rotting, then the simple answer is yes. It is important to let your dentist see the underlying tooth to assess why the veneer has debonded in the first place, to help minimise the chances of it recurring. Contact your dentist or Emergency Dentist Edinburgh to book an urgent dental appointment.

Can a tooth still hurt after root canal treatment?

As the local anaesthetic wears off after the root canal treatment, you might experience mild pain and sensitivity. Pain and discomfort after root canal are not uncommon. This is related to cleaning process. This process can lead to bruising around the tooth and causes inflammation and discomfort. Normally, the discomfort subsides within few days and responds well to anti-inflammatory painkiller. If you develop a swelling immediately after root canal treatment has been done, you need to let your dentist know or to see an emergency dentist. If the pain is arising a few months after the procedure has been completed, this may be an indication of re-infection, in this case it is important to have the tooth assessed.

Do you provide weekend Emergency Dental Services in Edinburgh?

Frederick Street Dental Care has increased morning and evening hours of operation to help our patients with general availability and weekend emergency dental care. We are now open 7 days a week. If you are experiencing a dental emergency, call Emergency Dentist Edinburgh on 0131 629 1158 to book an appointment and get the treatment necessary as soon as possible.

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