Dental Emergencies in Chesterfield, MO

Dental emergencies almost always happen when you least expect them.

At Clarkson Dental Group, we want our patients to know that our dental office is one of the safest places to be. We are vigilant about keeping a clean and sterilized office. Even with the recent coronavirus outbreak, if you feel dental pain, don’t hesitate to call us for an appointment. We do our best to see you on the same day.

For the sake of our dental professionals, staff, and other patients, we ask that you not come in if you are feeling sick or have a cough.

At Clarkson Dental Group, we appreciate how sudden and painful a dental emergency can be. Your emergency dentist in Chesterfield, MO, Dr. Scott Mahlin, prioritizes your safety and comfort, we do everything in our power to provide palliative care, pain relief, and treatment in a clean and sterile environment. With the current news and public impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19), our dental staff would like to disclose the sterilization protocols that we implement to keep you and your family secure.  

When Should I Brave COVID-19 and Book an Emergency Exam?

At Clarkson Dental Group, we implement the highest standards of cleanliness and sterilization protocols, only using OSHA-approved disinfectants to stop the spread of infectious diseases. Our medical-grade cleaners and disinfectants kill and stop bacteria and viruses.

We use OSHA-approved sterilization techniques before and after every patient. Patients don’t have to worry about picking up the coronavirus from Dr. Mahlin and his dental team. We make sure that all surfaces are cleaned and sterilized in every room dozens of times per day, including common rooms like restrooms, waiting rooms, reception desks, door handles, and treatment rooms. 

Many of our instruments are single-use; once used, we safely dispose of them. 

You can’t always plan for dental emergencies, but we can. We keep our dental offices stocked and ready for any type of last-minute dental service. If you are in dental pain, we will do our best to accommodate you immediately. Our safety protocols are in place to protect our patients and dental staff from contracting or spreading coronavirus. 

It doesn’t matter if you are a current patient or new to Clarkson Dental Group, call us at (636) 537-0065, so we can help and see you as soon as possible. 

What Is a Dental Emergency?

A dental emergency is any critical, painful, and last-minute dental issue. We see patients for anything from broken teeth, to chipped teeth, to lost fillings—essentially anything that makes it hard to function, or anything that hurts. Dr. Mahlin will be able to treat you right away in our Chesterfield dental office. 

Please give us a call if you’re not sure of our working hours, or if you have a question regarding our coronavirus protocol. Our helpful front desk staff can provide useful advice and tips on how to handle your situation. 

Dental Emergencies We Can Help You With

Dr. Mahlin is an experienced emergency dentist that can treat a comprehensive variety of oral health issues, including: 

  • Broken teeth
  • Chipped teeth
  • Loose teeth
  • Lost dental crowns
  • Lost tooth-colored fillings
  • Tooth pain
  • Bleeding teeth
  • Injury to teeth 

If your specific dental emergency isn’t listed here, just give us a call. It’s highly likely that we can treat you.

How Can I Keep My Family’s Smiles Safe While We Can’t Book Our Standard Cleanings? 

If you cannot book your routine dental cleaning and exam, there are plenty of things you and your family can do to keep their smiles healthy and strong. 

  • Diet—The foods and drinks you enjoy can help keep your teeth healthy (strawberries, apples, celery, etc.).
  • Avoid Sodas and Sweets—With the whole family at home, it can be very tempting to sit around and drink soda and eat cookies—don’t! Keeping your teeth cavity and decay-free depends a lot on what you eat.
  • Hygiene—Don’t slack off on regular brushing and flossing, now especially is a critical time to maintain a daily routine.
  • Hydrate—A vital way to stay healthy—and to keep your teeth disease-free—is to drink plenty of water.
  • Brushing Habits—Our extra time at home together as a family could be used productively. One good thing to do is to work on our brushing and flossing habits.

A lot of dental emergencies can be prevented with good oral hygiene and regular dental cleanings. Please give us a call to pre-book your next dental cleaning. We ask that you do not come in if you or anyone in your family has contracted coronavirus. We are vigilant in keeping our patients and staff safe and healthy. 

If you or your family has a dental emergency, we will work hard to see you as soon as possible. We will be able to provide the tooth pain relief you need. 

Call Us When You Have a Dental Emergency

Your safety and health are of the utmost importance to us here at Clarkson Dental Group. We are here to help you and your family, so if you are experiencing unusual dental pain, please call our Chesterfield dental office today.