Tooth Extraction

A dental extraction (also referred to as tooth extraction or informally, tooth pulling) is the removal of teeth from the dental alveolus (socket) in the alveolar bone in situations where a tooth is beyond saving. Dental extraction is one of the most common reasons why people see an emergency dentist.

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

The clinic is ideally located for dental emergency patients in Edinburgh City Centre. We provide appointment based private dental emergency service 7 days a week. You don’t have to be a registered patient in order to receive Emergency Dental Treatment. image 4 1
How do I get an emergency dentist or oral surgery appointment for removal of tooth?

If you need an emergency appointment with one of our experienced dentists, call our Clinic on  0131629 1158  or  Email us  as soon as possible. We are more likely to be able to accommodate a same-day visit if you call earlier in the day. 

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 us on  0131 629 1158  or  Email us  to book an emergency consultation with one of our experienced dentists.

How soon should I be seen?

You should be seen as soon as possible. Our Clinic 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.

Can I get an Emergency Dentist appointment in Edinburgh?

Have a dental emergency? Frederick Street Dental Care offers same-day treatments. Whether you are already a patient of ours or you are looking for an emergency dentist, we are here and always welcome you. Call us immediately and we will schedule an emergency appointment for you.

What are the reasons of Tooth Extraction?

The most common reason for extraction is tooth damage due to breakage or decay. There are additional reasons for tooth extraction, if your dentist recommends this treatment, it is likely that you’ll have one of the following problems:

To avoid these complications, in most cases, Dentist will discuss alternatives to extractions as well as replacement of the extracted tooth.

What Does the Tooth Removal Procedure Entail?


At Frederick Street Dental Care, the procedure, which is most commonly conducted under local anesthetic, usually takes approximately less than one hour.

After Surgery Care

After your tooth has been removed, you may have swelling and discomfort, both inside and outside your mouth. Occasionally, some mild bruising is also visible. In some cases, antibiotics may be prescribed if you have an ongoing infection. For the 24 hours after removing your tooth, you should avoid:

Can you get emergency tooth removal?

If there is an emergency or infection related to a tooth, the sooner it is treated the better. If you believe your tooth is infected, you are in pain or having a swelling, call our Clinic on  0131 6291158  or  Email us  to schedule an appointment.

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 Care service by searching on the internet and checking other directories for Emergency Dentist near me. 

Can I smoke after a tooth extraction? 

Blood clots are extremely important for recovery, smoking can expel the blood clots that are forming and delay the healing process. It normally takes longer for smokers to heal after any oral surgery. This is because there is less oxygen in the smoker’s bloodstream. This can also lead to a dry socket.

What is a Dry Socket?

A dry socket is a condition that occurs when there has been abnormal healing or disruption of the clot that naturally forms following dental extraction. It is characterized as a deep-seated pain that starts normally a few days after the dental extraction. It may be accompanied by a bad taste or smell from the wound. It is quite simply an infection of the bone socket. Patients often comment on how this is more painful than the situation prior to the dental extraction.

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.

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  0131 629 1158  or book an appointment and get the treatment necessary as soon as possible.