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When You Should Call Your Dentist about a Toothache

January 31, 2018
Posted By: Dr. Robert Rahm
Patient With Toothache | Chesterfield MO Dentist

Tooth pain is a sneaky thing. It might start out as something you barely notice, and before the day is through, it’s progressed into a throbbing nightmare. That is why we recommend you contact us, your dentist in Chesterfield, MO at the first sign of trouble.

Not every toothache will require an emergency dental visit, but talking it over with one of our helpful staff will determine if it’s time to come in to see us. 

When a Toothache Is an Emergency

Pain is your body’s way of asking for help, but there is a big difference between annoying sensitivity and a pulsing toothache. You don’t have to make this decision alone. A simple phone call will ease your mind.

Here are some instances that might mean an emergency dental appointment:

  • A broken or knocked-out tooth
  • Bumping or loosening a tooth
  • Discoloration 
  • Swelling near the tooth 
  • Facial swelling or pain
  • Nasty taste in the mouth
  • A small pimple on the gums

If you break or lose a filling or crown, it might be an emergency if it is uncomfortable. In most cases, we can see you the next day.

If you ever have an accident involving the head and neck or bleeding that will not stop, a trip to the hospital emergency room will rule out more serious conditions that could be life-threatening.

Emergency Dental Appointments

We understand that a dental emergency is stressful and we will take care of you fast – usually on the same day. When you arrive for your appointment, our team will take a picture of your tooth for Dr. Rahm to evaluate. 

Once he completes your exam, he will present your solutions. You will have answers on the same day and leave our office feeling much better.

If you need a dentist in Chesterfield, MO to see you for an emergency dental appointment, give us a call. We are here to help.

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