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Emergency Dentist in Edinburgh

If you need to see a highly experienced emergency dentist in Edinburgh, our modern and highly rated clinic can help. We are accepting new and existing private emergency patients and registered NHS patients during this Covid-19 phase.

Our friendly and expert emergency dental care team is led by principal dentist, John Davidson (GDC No: 57805), who has over 36 years extensive dentistry experience.

John is highly respected within the industry, with many senior roles including part-time Dental Practice Inspector for Lothian NHS trust and sitting on the Scottish Dental Practice Committee.

NHS Patient Emergencies

During this covid-19 phase we are only accepting emergency NHS patients who are already registered with us - we cannot accept any new NHS patients.

However, if you are not NHS registered with us and you have toothache you can register with us as a private patient and we can then get you an emergency appointment, usually the same day, but this will largely depend on how early you ring. In this scenario, the cost will be £100 to fix the toothache.

Private Patient Emergencies

New private patients - If you are not registered with us and have not been to practice before and wish to be seen for toothache, we will charge £100 to have the toothache issue resolved. Please ring as early as possible to increase your chances of been seen the same day.

If you require a non-emergency treatment you would still need to book a private examination.

Existing private patients - If you are already registered with us we can see you for emergency appointments. Please call as early as possible to increase your chances of been seen the same day.

Same day emergency appointments

If applicable, we will do our very best to get you a same day appointment during surgery hours and also discuss ways of helping you to reduce any pain you may have. We do aim to see emergency patients on the same day, however, you will not be given a specific appointment and may have to wait, so the earlier you can call us the better.

Please note that priority will be given to existing NHS patients with severe toothache.

Please contact us for an emergency appointment during our normal surgery opening hours on 0131 229 5542.

What you can expect during your emergency dental treatment

All our patients will be treated exactly as we would expect to be treated - with compassion, patience and respect.

We will look to diagnose the dental emergency as quickly as possible and discuss with you the best treatment options available. We will then proceed with your agreed treatment as painlessly and diligently as possible.

We are highly experienced at dealing with patients in considerable pain and also nervous patients who have a fear of dentistry - so don't worry as our friendly dental team will ensure your treatment is a success.

Please note we will only be providing emergency treatment to help solve your immediate problem and will not be doing an examination. If you wish to return for further treatment you will need to make a further appointment and have an examination.

What do we consider to be a dental emergency?

If you display any of the following symptons then we recommend seeking help from a dentist as soon as you can:

  • severe pain, bleeding or swelling following treatments such as root canal work or fillings
  • lost, cracked or fractured a tooth
  • toothache that won't subside with painkillers and has lasted more than 2 days
  • lost a filling or crown
  • bleeding after a tooth extraction
  • mouth abscess or infection
  • tissue around the mouth, gum, tongue or lips is wounded
  • teeth damaged after an accident

If you have any of these symptons please contact us as soon as you can on 0131 229 5542 . Please be aware that the longer you delay contacting a dentist for these symptoms, the higher your chances are of these issues developing into something potentially more serious and expensive.

Out of hours emergency care

We only offer same day emergency treatments during our opening hours. In the case of an emergency out of surgery hours, ring the surgery number – 0131 229 5542 – and you will hear a pre-recorded message detailing how to access emergency care.

NHS patients - Please call NHS 24 on 111.

Private or LIPD patients - Please contact the on-call dentist on 0766 1001201.

From all of the team here at Marchmont Dental Care, we look forward to being of service to you and your family.

How to find our emergency team

The practice is situated on the corner of Warrender park Road and Marchmont Road next door to Peter Green’s Wine Shop. It is on the 24 bus route and there is on street parking.

Where we are

  • Marchmont Dental Care
  • 35 Warrender Park Road
  • Edinburgh
  • EH9 1HJ

Getting in touch

Surgery hours:

  • Monday - 9.00am – 7.00pm
  • Tuesday - 9.00am – 5.30pm
  • Wednesday - 9.00am – 5.30pm
  • Thursday - 9.00am – 5.30pm
  • Friday - 8.30am – 4.30pm
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