Emergency Dentistry Springfield

Dental Expertise When You Need It Most

No one ever plans to have a toothache or deal with a knocked-out tooth. These kinds of dental issues always seemingly come out of nowhere and never occur during regular business hours. Dr. Gramse understands that life is unpredictable, and if you’re experiencing dental pain, the last thing you want to do is wait. That is why she’s happy to offer immediate help to patients who need it right away. If you or a loved one is hurting, just give us a call, and we’ll do everything we can to get you in as soon as possible.

Why Choose Dr. Laura Gramse for Emergency Dentistry?

  • Same-Day, After Hours, & Weekend Emergency Appointments
  • Emergency Dentist with 25+ Years of Experience
  • Convenient Dental Office Locations in Springfield & Palmer

How We Treat Dental Emergencies

  • Initial Call: You can call us any time if you have a dental emergency, and a team member will walk you through what to do. This could include going over first-aid to help with immediate symptoms, and they will also help you get scheduled in the office right away if necessary.
  • Emergency Exam: Once you arrive, we’ll perform a visual exam and take X-rays so we can determine the exact source and scope of your emergency.
  • Treatment Proposal: We’ll share our findings, discuss your treatment options, and alleviate your current pain so that you can choose the approach that best works for you.
  • Application: Any treatments you’ve agreed to will be performed, and we’ll schedule a follow-up visit so we can provide further repairs if needed.

The Most Common Dental Emergencies

While many situations can be labeled as a “dental emergency,” below are just a few examples of some we frequently treat. Of course, we recommend giving us a call if you even suspect you have an urgent dental problem—always better to be safe than sorry when it comes to your teeth!

Understanding the Cost of Dental Emergencies

Many people avoid scheduling an emergency dental appointment because they are concerned about one thing—the bill. This is perfectly understandable, but the truth is that putting off treating a dental issue will always result in it costing more. Dental problems only get worse over time, meaning they require more extensive (i.e. expensive) procedures to treat. That’s why being proactive and taking advantage of our flexible emergency appointments is highly recommended for your health, comfort, and wallet.

Keys to Preventing Dental Emergencies

Of course, the ideal scenario is to not deal with dental emergencies at all, and you can take a few steps to help yourself (and your loved ones) avoid them:

  • Daily brushing and flossing are the best things you can do to stop cavities, toothaches, and every dental problem you can imagine before it becomes serious or painful.
  • Reach out to our team as soon as you think you have a dental problem.
  • Avoid using your teeth as tools to open packages.
  • Be mindful when eating especially hard or sticky foods.
  • Wear a mouthguard when playing sports—even non-contact ones.