While Chesterfield Dentistry is not offering elective dental procedures during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are open for same-day emergency dental care in Chesterfield, MO. Are you wondering what qualifies as a dental emergency? In this blog post, we go over a few of the most common dental emergencies and how to handle them.
Knocked-Out Adult Tooth
If you suddenly lose an adult tooth, call us ASAP at 314-469-6429. For the tooth’s best chance of survival, time is of the essence. Gently handle the tooth only by its chewing surface, and keep it moist while traveling to our office. You can do that by keeping the tooth in milk, water, or between your gums and cheek.
Broken or Missing Filling
You want to receive urgent treatment for a broken or missing filling to prevent damage, pain, and infection. Call us at 314-469-6429 to discuss your issue. Use dental wax to cover any sharp or jagged areas on the tooth, which can temporarily reduce your discomfort.
Severe Tooth Pain or Infection
Tooth pain or gum pain that is severe and/or chronic should never be ignored, since it is usually a sign of damage, tooth decay, or infection. These issues, if left unaddressed, can lead to tooth loss, bone loss, and even serious systemic complications. Call us at 314-469-6429 so we can help relieve your discomfort!
Emergency Dental Care in Chesterfield, MO
A dental emergency can still happen during a pandemic such as COVID-19. But needing urgent care will feel less stressful as a patient of Dr. Melba Akinwande, your trusted emergency dentist in Chesterfield, MO. Call us today for a same-day dental emergency appointment.
We wish you good health and safety during this time. Our team looks forward to once again meeting all your family’s oral healthcare needs with our comprehensive dental services in the future.Contact us today if you have a dental emergency!