General Dentistry » Emergency Dental Care
If you've chipped or broken a tooth as a result of an accident or an injury, it can be a traumatic experience. It's very important that you see a dentist immediately, even if the tooth is just slightly chipped. And if you have knocked out a tooth or several teeth, the sooner you are seen by a dental professional the better because there is a chance that the teeth could be re-implanted, depending on the severity of your injury.
It's very important that you keep the knocked out tooth clean and avoid handling the root. In some cases you may be able to put the tooth back into the socket by biting down on a clean paper towel for around 15-20 minutes.
If you have a chipped tooth then your dentist may be able to smooth down the uneven edge and replace the missing part with a tooth-coloured filling. If you break a back molar then this may have to be replaced with a crown.
In case of an Emergency
Should you have a dental emergency outside the normal practice hours please call 0131 659 5670 where an answer phone message will provide you with the information you require in order to gain emergency treatment to deal with your immediate problem.
During practice hours, we endeavour to see any patient with a dental emergency within 24-48 hours.Back to Treatments