Dental emergencies are often scary—they come out of nowhere, and you may not know where to turn. Many patients may head straight to the emergency room, but this can be a timely (and costly) mistake if time is of the essence. Few emergency rooms have a dentist on staff and—outside of a head injury or uncontrollable bleeding—they may be unable to help much.
When you are experiencing a dental emergency, it's essential to stay calm and not panic. Don't hesitate to call us right away so we can offer guidance on how to handle your emergency until we can see you.
Springfield emergency dentists, Dr. Shannon White and Dr. Preston White, will conduct a comprehensive dental exam along with digital x-rays to determine the source of your pain.
If you are an existing patient, you may feel relief seeing familiar, friendly faces in our convenient dental location. We work hard to see our patients on the same day, even on weekends or holidays.
Whether you're suffering from severe tooth pain, a knocked-out or fractured tooth, or a loose dental crown, we're here to make you comfortable and fix your oral health so you can get back to your life as soon as possible.
Common Dental Emergencies
At White Smiles Family Dental, we commonly see broken or chipped tooth, inflammation in the gums, infection, abscesses, missing dental crowns or fillings, or a knocked-out tooth.
Not all dental emergencies are painful or bloody; only you know if something is unusual with your oral health. Dental pain is usually the beginning of a significant dental problem, and the longer it goes untreated, the harder it can be to save your tooth.
If you are experiencing a dental emergency, do not wait to call—do it right away!