We are told to always expect the unexpected, even when it comes to your smile. So, when an urgent dental crisis happens, it is good to know who to call and go to in your time of need. At St. Louis Urgent Dental Group, we provide high-quality dental care to patients experiencing dental emergencies. Our trained team of dental professionals is committed to maintaining your oral health.
Do you need assistance with your dental emergency? Call our capable St. Louis dental team at (314)200-3880 to receive further instruction and schedule the soonest appointment available.
What Counts as a Dental Emergency?
By educating patients on what is an urgent dental crisis, we provide them the proper tools necessary to keep their smile as healthy as possible even during hectic times.
To help patients identify what is a dental emergency and what to do when they occur, we have provided the following guidelines:
When you call our St. Louis dental practice and inform us you are experiencing a toothache, we schedule you to come see one of our emergency dentists right away. Once you arrive at our office, you will have digital x-rays taken of your dental anatomy to thoroughly analyze the area in distress. Then we perform compression and thermal sensitivity tests to find out the extent of the issue. If we find that a cavity is what is causing you discomfort, we provide fillings fabricated from a composite resin. This material restores the integrity of your tooth but does not detract from the appearance of your smile.
If x-rays are taken and it is found that a tooth has been compromised, we may inform you that you require root canal treatment. During this procedure, one of our dental professional removes the compromised pulp, sterilizes the root canals, fills the tooth with gutta-percha to protect the inner structures, and places a crown. The crowns offered by St. Louis Urgent Dental Group not only restore function and shield the natural tooth from further decay, but they also provide a uniform smile.
While our dentists do everything they can to preserve as much of a patient’s natural smile as possible, sometimes a tooth is past the point of saving. In these cases, we recommend extraction especially when it is found that the compromised tooth will negatively impact surrounding dental structures.
If a patient’s smile sustains sudden dental trauma, damaging teeth and supporting dental structure, contact our St. Louis dental practice immediately. We will tell you to come see us right away so you can be seen by one of our emergency dentists. X-rays are taken of your dental anatomy and our dental professional sees the extent of the injury. After alleviating discomfort, we discuss with you the best treatment plan moving forward, as we do not just want to address present symptoms, but care for your future oral health when you see your regular dentist as well.