Chesterfield Valley Dental
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Emergency Dental Care

How can we help you?

We are always happy to answer your questions and make sure you are informed and comfortable with every aspect of your dental care. To save you time, we've listed some of the questions we hear most often. If you have a question not listed here, please don't hesitate to contact our office.

Emergency Dental Care

Of course! We understand that finding an emergency dentist can be hard, which is why we make it easy to get in quickly for help! We try to keep appointments open each day for same-day emergencies and will do our best to see you the day you call.

Emergency Dental Care in 63005Woman holding jaw from pain

Dr. Rahm will help make you comfortable while you wait for your dental appointment. We can offer advice on how to best manage pain or swelling and will make sure that you are in no immediate danger – or refer you to emergency medical care if we believe it's necessary. If you believe your emergency is life-threatening or you are having trouble breathing or swallowing, please visit the nearest emergency room.

How quickly do you see emergency dental appointments?

If you have a dental emergency in the evening or during the weekend and are already a patient of record, we offer after-hours care by phone or by text. Contact our office for more information on how to seek emergency dental assistance after hours.

For urgent dental problems such as loose crowns or fillings, we may be able to see you the same day or the next day. Dr. Rahm and our staff can offer advice on how to deal with these situations while you wait for your appointment to ensure you remain as comfortable as possible.


Woman holding ice pack to sore jawAt Chesterfield Valley Dental, we ask that you call us any time you have a question about something that’s happening with your oral health. We would rather have a nice chat with you and find out you don’t have a pressing need than have you suffer needlessly. If needed, Dr. Rahm is an emergency dentist that makes room for these kinds of appointments. 

What are typical dental emergencies? 

Some dental emergencies are obvious, such as having a tooth knocked out while playing sports. This is a situation that needs to be dealt with immediately if we are to save the tooth.

Another obvious emergency is tooth pain of any kind. A mild toothache may be put off for a day or two if necessary, but severe pain that prevents you from functioning is a sign that something serious is happening in the tooth and needs to be addressed.

If you break a crown or lose a filling, you may not need to drop everything and run to our emergency dental clinic in Chesterfield, MO. But we should see you as soon as possible to prevent further damage to the tooth.

Contact our 63005 Dental Clinic

Please don’t ever hesitate to call us if you have questions or something is bothering you. We will listen to your concerns so we can provide relief and help you get the answers you need.

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