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If something goes wrong with your teeth, it can feel like the end of the world. Your precious pearly whites are such a significant and noticeable part of your face that any kind of injury or malfunction can have a massive effect on your day-to-day life. Toothy emergencies include a cracked, broken, wobbly or knocked out tooth. Or you may have a lost or failed filling, broken dental work, or an acute infection. That’s all pretty serious stuff, but Bruntsfield Dental will come to your aid with a guaranteed same day emergency appointment to quickly get your teeth up and running again.

When you do suffer a dental misadventure and you come to see us, you’ll find that right at the top of our emergency to-do list is providing pain relief so you feel as comfortable as possible while we sort you out. We will also explain your treatment options and give you a full breakdown of costs so you know what to expect.

Where we can, we will offer lasting solutions to fillings that have fallen out, crown calamities or broken bridges, and we will reattach veneers. We’ll also make sure damaged dentures are repaired within 24 hours so you can quickly get back to (smiling) business.

If you do have a mouth related mishap, please call us as soon as possible on 0131 229 2040 so we can quickly set you straight. If a dental problem is not attended to promptly, it can mean more involved and invariably costly treatment in the future.

If you are a Denplan member, the included supplementary insurance means you will be covered even if you can’t get to see us or you are out and about exploring the world. That’s because you have access to Denplan’s 24 hour Worldwide Dental Emergency Helpline, wherever you may be! If you do need to ring this line, you will be advised what to do next and helped through your emergency situation.

While you‘re waiting for expert dental care, check out these emergency tips to help relieve pain and maximise the chances of a successful treatment outcome:

Tooth down

If your tooth has been knocked out – call us immediately. The sooner you see us, the more likely we are to be able to pop it back in place. Be sure to only hold the tooth by the crown and gently rinse for ten seconds in cold running water. Make sure the tooth doesn’t dry out by putting it back in its original position or in clean container with some milk. Note: a knocked out baby tooth should NOT be put back in place as it can damage the underlying permanent one.

Chip off the old tooth

Rinse your mouth with warm water and reduce any swelling with a cold compress. Any bleeding can be stemmed by holding a piece of gauze over the affected area.

Wayward filling or crown

If you’ve lost a filling, just stick a piece of sugar free chewing gum in the resulting hole – simple! A lost crown can be put back in place and secured with dental cement or adhesive but don’t attempt a botched repair with superglue.

Of course, it’s best to try and avoid an emergency happening in the first place by taking a few precautionary steps such as wearing a mouth guard when playing contact sports, avoiding chomping down on super hard food or on anything else that may damage your teeth – natural or otherwise.

And if the worst does happen, you can count on Bruntsfield to pick up the pieces!