When should I come in for a dental emergency appointment?
If you are experiencing a dental emergency in Springfield, IL and do not yet have an emergency dentist to take care of you, the Ruggless Dental team invites you to contact us. We treat all varieties of dental emergencies, often on the same day. Of course, the faster you let us know that something with your oral health has changed, the faster we can get you back on track to good health.
Dental emergencies that require an immediate appointment include any condition that involves pain and any situation where you have a knocked-out tooth. Painful conditions could mean an infection or fracture, or that decay has advanced to the nerve, which is an advanced form of the condition.
A knocked-out (avulsed) tooth can sometimes be saved with prompt treatment. Keep the tooth from drying out and avoid handling it by the root, and Dr. Shane Ruggless may be able to replace it and stabilize it long enough for it to heal properly.
Broken crowns, fillings, or lost restorations can sometimes be a dental emergency. Call our Springfield, IL dental office to get the answers you need. Our helpful team will guide you through the process necessary to have you feeling like yourself again in no time.