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Emergency Dentistry

Emergency Dentistry Services offered IN Chesterfield, MO

Emergency Dentistry

Emergency Dentistry services offered in Chesterfield, MO

If you bite down on something hard and break a tooth or damage a restoration, it’s crucial to receive emergency dentistry. At Chesterfield Dentistry, cosmetic dentist Melba Akinwande, DDS, and the team provide same-day emergency dentistry to people of all ages. Whether you get something lodged between your teeth or your child complains of severe tooth pain, the team can help. To make an appointment, call the office in Chesterfield, Missouri, or book online today.

Emergency Dentistry Q&A

What is emergency dentistry?

Emergency dentistry provides same-day treatment for potentially serious oral health problems like cracked teeth, broken crowns, or damaged dental implants.

If you or a loved one experiences a dental emergency, visit Chesterfield Dentistry immediately. Making it to the nearest office within 30 minutes of your symptoms developing could help preserve your tooth.

What types of problems does emergency dentistry treat?

At Chesterfield Dentistry, the team uses emergency dentistry to treat various oral health problems, including:

  • Chipped, cracked, and broken teeth
  • Damaged dental restorations (i.e., crowns, bridges, and dental implants)
  • Damaged orthodontic appliances  (i.e., ClearCorrect or Invisalign oral aligners)
  • Objects lodged between teeth
  • Oral abscesses
  • Cuts and other injuries that won’t stop bleeding
  • Dislocated or fractured jaw

You should also visit the emergency dentists at Chesterfield Dentistry if you experience tooth or jaw pain and it doesn’t improve with at-home treatments, like ice, taking anti-inflammatory medication, or wearing a nightguard.

What actions should I take if I experience a dental emergency?

No two dental emergencies are exactly alike. The team at Chesterfield Dentistry recommends taking specific actions in the three following situations:

 

Losing a permanent tooth

If one of your permanent teeth falls out, quickly pick it up and rinse it off. Try putting the tooth back in your mouth, but if it doesn’t stay in place, tuck it inside your cheek.

Call the team at Chesterfield Dentistry and explain what happened. The administrative staff makes time for a same-day appointment and explains how to reduce the risk of complications.

Damaging a dental restoration

If you bite down on something hard or get hit in the mouth and damage a dental restoration, collect all of the pieces and secure them in a piece of foil. Then, call the nearest Chesterfield Dentistry office or simply walk in during normal business hours.

Experiencing a toothache

If you have a toothache that doesn’t improve with ice or anti-inflammatory medication, try rinsing your mouth with warm salt water. If the pain or sensitivity persists, contact Chesterfield Dentistry. If you have a cavity or a pulp infection, early intervention can restore your oral health and prevent dental extractions.

 

How can I protect my teeth and gums?

If you want to protect your teeth and gums, it’s crucial to practice good oral hygiene. The team at Chesterfield Dentistry recommends brushing your teeth twice daily and visiting the practice regularly for oral exams and teeth cleaning. 

Don’t wait for emergency dentistry. Make an appointment at Chesterfield Dentistry by calling the nearest office or requesting one online today. 

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