At Slateford Dental Care, we offer same-day emergency appointments to patients and visitors to the practice from Monday to Friday. If you are in pain or if you’ve had an accident and you require an emergency dental service, phone us now on 0131 337 2689
You may also contact us using our online contact form, but in case of emergency dental care, we recommend that you phone us to see how our staff can help you as quickly as possible.
If you are not registered with our practice, you are able to book a Non-Registered Emergency appointment using our online booking form. In order to prevent further damage, trauma or risk, we encourage you to seek emergency dental care as soon as possible. Our team are fully qualified in dealing with dental emergencies and we always endeavour to rectify your dental problem on the day.
For out-of-hours care, please call the NHS 24 helpline on 111.
Emergency appointments in Edinburgh
Occasionally, for more complex emergencies, same day treatment may not always be possible. In this case we will do our best to make sure you are pain-free before leaving our clinic, always aiming to give you the highest level of dental care possible. We care passionately about all of our patients and we take pride in carrying out our course of treatments as efficiently and effectively as possible.
Advice for a knocked out tooth
Hold it by the tooth, not the root.
Lick the tooth/root clean if it’s dirty, or rinse in milk (not water).
Push the tooth back into the hole it came out of (adult teeth only – never try to re-insert a baby tooth).
Place a clean handkerchief over the tooth and gently bite together.
Call for dental advice immediately.
If you are unable to replace the tooth in the socket then store the tooth inside of the cheek i.e. in saliva or store in milk NEVER WATER. Seek urgent advice from a dentist.