Emergency Dentist in Edinburgh and Perth
How quickly can you get here?
In the event of a dental emergency, immediately call us and schedule an appointment with an emergency dentists. If you explain what has happened in detail we will try to give you instant advice before your scheduled appointment to minimise any pain and harm done.
Guaranteed Same or Next Day Appointments in Edinburgh and Perth
We provide for all dental emergencies at our clinics based in Edinburgh and Perth. In addition to providing guaranteed same or next day appointments. In the event that our practice is closed, we have a dedicated practice mobile that is answered before 8pm with a team member available for advice. This number is on our telephone answer message (out of hours).
What will happen
On dialling us and saying you have an emergency, a member of staff will take preliminary details and inform the emergency dentist who is available that day. You will be provided with directions and parking information.
If you have dental insurance then we will provide you with the documentation you will need after the treatment to enable you to make your claim.
Types of Injuries and Dental Emergencies
Dental emergencies can range from accidents and pain to ‘appearance’ emergencies which can be just as urgent! If you have an accident which involves breaking a tooth, or knocking a tooth out, it is vitally important that you seek emergency advice.
Once a tooth has been knocked out, check if it is a baby tooth or an adult tooth. Only if it is an adult tooth, you should recover it and remove any debris by rinsing it under a cold running tap. It is very important you do not handle the root of the lost tooth as you can damage it even further. The tooth will have the best chance of survival if you can try to replace the clean tooth back in its socket (please make sure that the tooth is facing the correct direction, comparing it to the adjacent tooth may help) in order for it to re-implant itself within 30 minutes of injury. Alternatively you could store the tooth inside a glass of cold milk and immediately schedule an appointment by calling the practice. Never try to replace a baby tooth.
If the tooth has not been totally knocked out however is pushed in a forward or backward position you should apply a light finger pressure to reposition it to its normal alignment. Do not force it into its socket. Use a moist tissue to hold the tooth in its place. Immediately schedule an appointment.
If your emergency is such that you are not in pain but cannot leave the house for appearance reasons – we still understand that this is an emergency and are happy to help.
For toothache, x-rays may be required and sometimes a medicated filling called a dressing is placed to relieve pain. Sometimes antibiotics may be required.
Testimonials from Emergency Dentistry patients
"I was kept awake one night with toothache, and I was going on holiday in a few days. Cherrybank fitted me in that day. I had an injection that was painless, and a temporary dressing. As soon as the anaesthetic wore off, I was pain free, and was fine all holiday. When I got back I returned to Cherrybank to finish off the treatment, and now the tooth is back to normal. Thankyou for saving my tooth and my holiday, and I’ve now made Cherrybank my new dentist."
Leanne Pattison, Barnton, Edinburgh
"One of my porcelain veneers came off while on holiday in Scotland. It was very embarrassing and looked terrible. I searched on the web for the best dentist that was up to date and experienced with cosmetic procedures. Cherrybank quickly worked me into their schedule, and rebonded the veneer. I am very pleased and highly recommend them."
Paul Jackson, Tampa, Florida, USA