Your first instinct in a dental emergency may be to panic, which is normal. But in reality, if you do need emergency dentistry in Springfield, Missouri, you should call Quail Creek Dental at 417-720-4075 to make an appointment with our dentist, Dr. Matthew Stunkel. Our office reserves time every Thursday for emergencies. Our team members will schedule you for an appointment as soon as possible and tell you how you can keep the situation under control until you can come in.
A dental emergency is any situation which requires immediate attention from a dentist to resolve. Common dental emergencies include:
- Knocked-out teeth
- Partially knocked-out teeth
- Severe or lasting toothaches
- Persistent dental pain
- Lost fillings or crowns
- Cracked, fractured, chipped or broken teeth
- Damage to the soft tissues of the mouth (tongue, cheeks, lips, gums, etc.)
If you experience any of these conditions or have another type of emergency or dental injury, contact our office at 417-720-4075 as soon as possible. Our team will make arrangements for you to come into our office as soon as possible so that our dentist can provide you with emergency care. We will also provide instructions on what to do until you arrive at our office and can receive emergency treatment.
It is crucial that you call us as soon as possible if you are experiencing a dental emergency. Many dental emergencies are time-sensitive. By contacting us early to meet with our emergency dentist, you increase your chances of successful treatment and reduce the possibility that a more extensive or invasive treatment may be needed. Dr. Matthew Stunkel will thoroughly evaluate your mouth to determine which type of emergency treatment will provide you with the best results for your oral health and smile.
While our emergency dentist provides care to get your smile back on track as quickly as possible, there are also some situations where visiting the dentist first may not be the best course of action. If you have experienced injury or trauma to the head or neck, call 911 or visit the emergency room first, even if you may also need dental treatment.
For more information about emergency dental care and to set up an emergency appointment with our dentist, please contact our office today.