Toothache is one of the most common reason why people see an emergency dentist. Toothache can be caused by tooth decay, a dental abscess, a cracked or damaged tooth, a loose or broken filling and infection. The main feature is pain which may start from sensitivity to cold or hot drinks and food. Pain can be related to one tooth or over a wide area and may last few minutes, few days and longer. The severity of pain can be moderate to severe with or without swelling and painkiller may provide temporary relief or the pain may not go away with painkillers. Call immediately to arrange an appointment with your dentist or Emergency Dentist Edinburgh if you have toothache that lasts more than two days.


How the tooth pain is treated?

The management depends on the cause of pain.

  If the toothache is a result of tooth decay, the decay will be removed and replaced with a dental filling .

⇒   If your toothache is due to a broken or loose filling, the damaged filling will be replaced, removing any decay during the procedure


⇒   Root canal treatment if the decay is extensive and has affected the nerve of tooth.

⇒    Drainage of pus and a course of antibiotics for swelling.

⇒    Extract the tooth if it is not restorable.

Accessing Emergency Dental Care in Edinburgh City

Emergency Dentist Edinburgh is an appointment based private dental service to help all patients get the high-quality care they need to feel better right away. Get in touch with us by phone or email and we can arrange an appointment with one of our caring and experienced dentists to assess your oral health.

What Painkiller do I need to use for Toothache?

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.

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Emergency Dentist Edinburgh is one of the few dental clinics in Edinburgh providing Private Emergency Dental Services 7 days a week.

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