Toothache is one of the most common reasons 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 can an Emergency Dentist Edinburgh help me?

At Emergency Dentist Edinburgh, we strive to keep our patients free from pain. If your tooth has been damaged or you are in pain, please call our reception team on 0131 629 1158 to arrange and appointment with one of our experienced dentists and treat the issue quickly.

What happens when I go to the Emergency Dentist Edinburgh for my toothache?

At emergency dentist Edinburgh, the dental team will review your medical history and you will be asked a lot questions regarding your dental pain. The dental team will also check your mouth, gums, teeth, jaws, tongue, throat, and sinuses. You will probably get X-rays of your mouth taken to help show the cause of your toothache. The dental team will discuss with you all the best possible treatment options.

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.

When should I see Emergency Dentist Edinburgh for a toothache?

Temporary and homemade pain relief and painkillers will not be enough if your tooth is progressing.See your dentist as soon as possible if:

Urgent dental treatment of dental infections is important to prevent it from spreading to other part of face, skull and possibly even to the bloodstream

How the tooth pain is treated at Emergency Dentist Edinburgh?

The management depends on the cause of pain.

Urgent dental treatment of dental infections is important to prevent it from spreading to other part of face, skull and possibly even to the bloodstream

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 a 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.


How can I prevent a toothache?

Since most toothaches are the result of tooth decay, good oral hygiene practices can prevent toothaches:

Also, eat foods low in sugar and ask your dentist about fluoride applications or sealants.

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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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