Dr. Anderson’s Experience with Dental Emergencies

Dr. Anderson has been solving dental emergencies for over 10 years, offering immediate help when his patients need him most.

Over 10 Years


Purpose of Treatment

If you’ve ever had a dental emergency, you know how scary it is. Dr. Anderson and his caring, expert staff will help eliminate your pain, bleeding, or swelling with the least invasive, most comfortable solutions.


We want your visits to be efficient and gentle. Nathan M. Anderson, DMD is dedicated to being your dentist in Springfield.

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Complete Checkup


Includes X-rays and six screenings: Decay, TMJ, Oral Cancer, Periodontal, Sleep Apnea, and Health Risks.

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*Insured patients. (Over 50% off for uninsured patients – $310)
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Includes free 3D X-Ray

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Symptoms of Issue

A dental emergency is often frightening and almost always painful. Maybe you were in an accident and your teeth took damage, or maybe a tortilla chip was the last straw for your crown, which broke off. Pain from dental emergencies will get worse without treatment, and dental problems can lead to other serious health problems. You need prompt treatment to alleviate pain and ensure your teeth have the best chance for survival.

We treat injuries such as the following:

  • Avulsed tooth (tooth knocked out)
  • Lost filling or crown
  • Cracked or broken teeth
  • Dislodged/loose teeth

What this Treatment Involves

When you have a dental emergency, you need to get help as fast as possible. So the first step in any dental emergency is to call our office. Here’s what to expect:

  • When you have a tooth knocked out, time is of the essence. Generally speaking, you have an hour window in which to place a tooth back in its socket to promote tissue regrowth. So pick up the tooth and put it in a cup of milk, saliva, or water; you need to keep it wet. We’ll try to replace the tooth in its natural socket. Sometimes it will reattach, but if the inner mechanisms of the tooth are too damaged, we might need to do root canal therapy.
  • If you’ve lost a filling or crown, keep it in a cool, safe place—we might be able to reinsert it. If it’s out of the mouth for too long, your teeth may shift or sustain further damage. If you can’t get in for an appointment right away, put clove oil on your tooth to alleviate pain. Get some dental cement at a pharmacy and affix the crown to your tooth. Even if you can’t find the crown, you can put dental cement on your tooth to help with discomfort. If you don’t have the cap, or it doesn’t fit, we’ll make a new crown.
  • Sometimes when you’ve cracked or broken a tooth, it doesn’t hurt. Other times, it will be excruciating. Either way, you need to see us. We’ll determine if you need root canal therapy. We also may be able to attach the fragment back onto your tooth temporarily.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment.