Emergency Dentistry in Springfield IL

Woman with Jaw Pain | Ruggless DentalDental emergencies never happen at convenient times and can leave you wondering about the future of your oral health and comfort. At Ruggless Dental, we are here for you during dental emergencies so that you can enjoy good oral health and comfort again.

What is a Dental Emergency?

If you experience dental pain, you might hesitate to call our office thinking that the pain will go away or that you can put off treatment. We encourage you to contact us at the first sign that something is wrong. We can determine if an emergency appointment will be necessary and make a plan to restore your health. 


Some of the most common dental emergencies we treat in our office include:

•    Pain
•    Swelling
•    Broken tooth
•    A broken or lost restoration
•    Infection
•    Trauma
•    Discoloration
•    Sore gums
•    A broken or damaged denture
•    Extreme sensitivity
•    An accident

If you experience pain or any of the other symptoms listed above, call our office right away. Our team will ask you a series of questions to determine when and how you can be treated. If you have discomfort, we do our best to treat you on the same day.

Dental Emergency | Ruggless DentalYour Dental Emergency Appointment in Springfield, IL

When you arrive in our office, Dr. Shane Ruggless will have one of our team members take an x-ray so that he can use it to diagnose your condition. Once he determines the nature of your dental emergency, he will discuss your treatment options with you and help you make a decision that is best for you. 

It is always our goal to restore your comfort and create a treatment plan to restore your oral health. We will treat your dental emergency appropriately and then schedule any necessary follow-up care to ensure proper healing or to complete necessary restorative work.

How to Avoid Dental Emergencies

The best way to avoid future dental emergencies is by practicing good prevention! Excellent home care that includes brushing and flossing along with regular dental exams and professional cleanings is a great way to keep your smile looking and feeling its best. Never bite into anything that is not food! Using your teeth to open bottles or to tear open packages can put your teeth and smile at risk.

Even the most diligent of patients may still experience unexpected dental emergencies. Our friendly and compassionate team is here to help you get back on track to good health and feel comfortable again.

Are You Experiencing Dental Pain?

Do not delay! Acting fast can potentially save your tooth. Contact our Springfield, IL dental office today and schedule an appointment with Dr. Shane Ruggless. His experience and gentle approach to dental care will have you looking and feeling your best again!