Extractions And Dental Implants Are The Perfect Combination

At OnCall Dental in Fresno CA, we know that a tooth extraction can leave you feeling somewhat spent. After all, most dental visits end with the happiness of a restored tooth or reduced pain. But dental emergencies like a required tooth extraction, while definitely beneficial to an ailing smile, also leave us with a sense of loss.

Nobody wants to see a tooth go. This is why we offer a follow-up solution to this emergency dentistry option: dental implants.

The Extraction-Implant Timeline

  • Firstly, your dentist will discuss and apply any sedation options you are comfortable with.
  • Then, the dental team will go to work on extracting your tooth.
  • After a thorough dental cleaning, the team will seal up the area and let it heal.
  • Once the extraction trauma has healed, you can return to the office for a dental implant procedure.
  • The dentist will surgically insert a titanium post – again, under sedation – into your gum line, where it can fuse to your jawline and become a permanent fixture of your new smile.
  • After the osseointegration process – a fancy word for the rate at which the bone fuses with the titanium – you return for one final step: your dental restoration. Many are compatible with dental implants, including high-end dentures and bridges.
  • In the end, you will have a radiant new smile with perfect replacement teeth that are indistinguishable from your real ones.

If you suffer from a dental emergency that requires a tooth extraction, you don’t need to bid goodbye to your teeth. You can say hello to a brand-new smile instead! The team at OnCall Dental in Fresno CA is ready to make the process smooth and the results will amaze you. Contact us today!

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OnCall Dental – Fresno
5492 N Palm Ave Ste A
Fresno, CA 93704

559-900-2332

OnCall Dental – Hanford
114 W Ivy St
Hanford, CA 93230

559-584-8237


Gum Disease Can Cause An Emergency

At OnCall Dental in Fresno CA, we know it can be easy to dismiss gum disease – especially early gum disease – as a serious issue. After all, if you catch it early enough, simple flossing and. brushing could be enough to hold it at bay. But even with a consistent dental routine, bacteria can still creep into your gum-line and loosen your teeth. So, while it’s not always en emergency, unchecked gum disease almost always turns into one – or several!

This is why we encourage all our patients to treat blood in the sink like the emergency it can be, not the nuisance it currently is. Visit us for gum disease treatment if you so much as suspect you might have it, and we can ensure the emergency ends right then and there. In order to keep you informed, our team has put together a list of major emergencies that this condition can lead to.

The Results of Unchecked Gum Disease

  • Jaw pain
  • Bleeding gums
  • Swollen gums
  • Loose teeth
  • Missing teeth
  • Jaw misalignment
  • Bone recession

At OnCall Dental in Fresno CA, we provide emergency dental care for all sorts of conditions, from gum disease to traumatic injuries. Contact us today and find out how we can help you!

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OnCall Dental – Fresno
5492 N Palm Ave Ste A
Fresno, CA 93704

559-900-2332

OnCall Dental – Hanford
114 W Ivy St
Hanford, CA 93230

559-584-8237

 


Wisdom Teeth Can Quickly Become An Emergency!

At OnCall Dental in Fresno CA, we know that wisdom teeth aren’t always the first thing on your mind. After all, not everyone suffers from problems when they come in. However, for a lot of us, they can become a pretty big problem if we don’t take care of them. So, while not always a dental emergency, they can turn into one seemingly overnight.

Wisdom teeth begin to come in between the ages of 17 and 25, erupting from the back of the gums and potentially shifting your smile. This is due to the fact that a lot of us don’t have the space for extra molars when the rest of our teeth have already set. Misalignment is the least of it though.

Another common problem that we see at our offices – and one that is way more threatening to your smile than simple misalignment – is that of the impacted wisdom tooth. Sometimes, due to the lack of space or the shape of the jaw, a wisdom tooth can come in at an angle. Sometimes, it doesn’t even fully erupt into the jawline!

Instead, it juts itself against the root of an existing tooth. It’s growth, however, doesn’t stop, which results in the emerging crown (or top) of the tooth pushing somewhat horizontally against your smile.

This can cause an intense amount of discomfort and progress the misalignment of your smile at an increased speed. What’s worse, it can damage gum tissue and create space for food debris to become lodged in your smile. This can eventually lead to dental infections, gum disease, and even tooth loss. And to think, it can all be avoided be preemptively removing your wisdom teeth.

Luckily, OnCall Dental in Fresno CA offers wisdom tooth extractions and a host of other emergency dentistry services. Satisfied patients report that the procedure caused only minimal discomfort! Contact us today!

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OnCall Dental – Fresno
5492 N Palm Ave Ste A
Fresno, CA 93704

559-900-2332

OnCall Dental – Hanford
114 W Ivy St
Hanford, CA 93230

559-584-8237


At-Home Help For Toothaches

At OnCall Dental in Fresno CA, our team recognized that a toothache can be annoying, painful or anything in between. This probably explains why, as common as they are, no emergency dentist worth their salt would ever take them lightly. If you suffer from toothaches, intense tooth pain, or tooth sensitivity in any form, it might be a symptom of a more serious condition.

We like to follow a rule at our offices: If your pain feels like an emergency, it’s probably an emergency! This means that, while your toothache might stem from something as simple as brittle food scraping your gum-line, we strongly encourage that patients err on the side of caution. If the pain is consistent, or if it recurs over time, it’s probably best to schedule an appointment with us.

At-Home Solutions

There are a few potential solutions you can try for your toothache before you visit a dentist. However- and we cannot stress this enough – no self-analysis or treatment compares to professional emergency dental care. If your pain won’t go away, or is only getting worse, cease any remedies immediately and visit us for a professional opinion.

The following products can be used to prevent and get rid of toothaches and tooth sensitivity.

  • Pain medication
  • Salt water rinses
  • Cold or warm compresses
  • Medicated ointments

If none of these work, visit us at OnCall Dental in Fresno CA immediately. We offer toothache relief. Patients also come to us for tooth extractions and dental infections. Contact us today!

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OnCall Dental – Fresno
5492 N Palm Ave Ste A
Fresno, CA 93704

559-900-2332

OnCall Dental – Hanford
114 W Ivy St
Hanford, CA 93230

559-584-8237


Is Wisdom Tooth Removal An Emergency?

OnCall Dental in Fresno CA knows how hard it can be to identify a dental emergency. With so many potential sources for pain and discomfort in the mouth and teeth, how can you know when something is a symptom of a larger, long-running problem, and when it’s an emergency that needs to be treated immediately?

Wisdom teeth tend to fall into both of these categories, depending on the circumstances and the situation. This is the main reason for the difficulty in diagnosis; most people don’t know if wisdom teeth require immediate care or not.

Err On The Side of Dental Care

In order to mitigate any risks, we always encourage our patients to err on the side of caution. Emergency dental care doesn’t only stem and mitigate the effects of a single ailment; it can also go a long way toward improving your dental health for years to come. An immediate fix during a crucial moment might prevent systemic issues from affecting your teeth and gums.

How Can Wisdom Teeth Be An Emergency?

In many ways, of course! Mainly, an erupted wisdom tooth can push against the existing teeth and misalign them. This can cause issues ranging from a difficulty brushing and flossing, all the way to tooth loss. It’s a wide scale, but it’s better to extract a wisdom tooth as early as possible to prevent any issues. Wisdom teeth can also cause pain at the eruption site and leave gum tissue inflamed. This can lead to issues like gum disease or an infection requiring a root canal.

Though wisdom teeth can start out as minor inconveniences – and some people don’t even suffer any symptoms – most of the time, it can evolve into a full-blown, painful emergency before you have time to think. If you wake up with intense pain in your back teeth, have trouble opening your mouth to chew, or feel any other symptoms of a major infection, we recommend visiting us for a wisdom tooth extraction as soon as possible. This is doubly important for young adults, as wisdom teeth tend to come out between the ages of 17-25 and can define our dental journey moving forward.

OnCall Dental in Fresno CA wants all our patients to trust our emergency dental care. Our team is ready to help you with extractions or any other issues you might have. Walk-ins are always welcome! Contact us today!

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OnCall Dental – Fresno
5492 N Palm Ave Ste A
Fresno, CA 93704

559-900-2332

OnCall Dental – Hanford
114 W Ivy St
Hanford, CA 93230

559-584-8237


Why Choose An Emergency Specialist?

At OnCall Dental in Fresno CA, we know how stressful and anxiety-inducing emergencies can be. In the heat of the moment, you might be tempted to simply drive to the nearest dentist to deal with your missing or broken tooth. And, while this is sometimes the only option, we recommend you find a specialist to help you.

But, why? After all, a general dentist can deal with emergencies just as efficiently as an emergency dentist, right? Well, yes and no. General dentists are often equipped with the tools necessary to deal with emergencies. But long queues and a lack of specialists could mean you have to wait a while before being seen. At a practice like ours, we can assure you will be seen in a timely fashion.

Another reason to choose a specialist would be appointments. We always welcome walk-ins at our practice; a general dentist might deem your emergency not serious enough to prioritize and might schedule your appointment for a later time. An emergency dentist, on the other hand, specializes in managing large influxes of patients and providing all of them with quick, easy relief.

OnCall Dental in Fresno CA wants to be your emergency dentist of choice. In our hands, you can rest easy knowing that your pain will be dealt with in a timely, efficient fashion. After we’ve helped with that, we can provide options for additional dental work and help you prevent any further problems. Don’t wait! If you have a dental emergency, contact us today!

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OnCall Dental – Fresno
5492 N Palm Ave Ste A
Fresno, CA 93704

559-900-2332

OnCall Dental – Hanford
114 W Ivy St
Hanford, CA 93230

559-584-8237


Gum Disease And Other Subtle Emergencies

At OnCall Dental in Fresno CA, we know that certain urgent care situations can be hard to identify. After all, many dental emergencies share symptoms with minor dental issues that resolve over time. In order to make it easy for you to identify those emergencies, we have put together a list of subtle ones that are often misconstrued as common problems.

The Most Common Subtle Emergencies

  • Swollen Gums: While minor swelling might indicate a piece of lodged food or a minor infection, it could also be a sign of early stage periodontal disease. If you brush and floss consistently and the swelling persists, you should schedule a visit with us immediately.
  • Toothaches: While toothaches and tooth sensitivity might be the result of a momentary lapse in your dental routine, or an abrasion caused by sharp, brittle foods, they can also be a sign of an abscessed tooth or a large cavity that requires a root canal.
  • Staining: Though blemishes on your teeth might seem purely cosmetic, this is only true of marks caused by tetracycline and food stains. If a mark is due to a cavity or an infection, you might lose a tooth without emergency treatment.
  • Cavities: On a related note, cavities themselves can constitute an emergency. When they are small, a simple drill-and-fill at a general dentist can suffice. However, when they’ve grown large and out of control, emergency dental care might be necessary to prevent the affected tooth from becoming a detriment to nearby teeth.

OnCall Dental in Fresno CA always holds fast to one rule: if it feels like an emergency, it probably is! So don’t hesitate. Patients come to us for tooth infections, cracked tooth repair, and root canals. Contact us today! Walk-ins are welcome!

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OnCall Dental – Fresno
5492 N Palm Ave Ste A
Fresno, CA 93704

559-900-2332

OnCall Dental – Hanford
114 W Ivy St
Hanford, CA 93230

559-584-8237


A Dedicated Emergency Dentistry Team

At OnCall Dental in Fresno CA, we know how stressful a dental emergency can be. It is certainly not a situation that lacks for pain, discomfort, and anxiety. At our practice, we always endeavor to calm you down by immediately and effectively treating pain.

When you arrive, we won’t keep you waiting for extra time, sitting in a chair and holding your face while we bore you with jargon. Instead, we will prioritize your comfort and immediately begin work on whatever is ailing you. Our priority is always your quick and safe return home.

Our team is comprised exclusively of educated emergency dentistry professionals. From the moment you arrive in our offices, you will be surrounded by people who know what they are doing and who can expedite your visit so you can get back to your day.

The Importance of a Dedicated Team

Even if you have a general dentist, it still might be in your best benefit to have a dedicated emergency dental team you can trust. After all, not all clinics are as available as we are, and dental emergencies don’t often adhere to the schedule. In a pinch, it is absolutely crucial to have a number to dial; otherwise, you might have to suffer through discomfort and anxiety until you can visit a general dentist.

At our practice, we help with minor and major emergencies like:

  • Abscessed teeth
  • Gum disease
  • Infections that might need root canals
  • Dental pain

This is just a small list of the emergency dentistry services we offer at OnCall Dental in Fresno CA. Patients also come to us for toothache relief. Don’t wait! Contact us today. Walk-ins are welcome!

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OnCall Dental – Fresno
5492 N Palm Ave Ste A
Fresno, CA 93704

559-900-2332

OnCall Dental – Hanford
114 W Ivy St
Hanford, CA 93230

559-584-8237


How To Avoid Tooth Infections And Other Emergencies

At OnCall Dental in Fresno CA, we know emergencies can sneak up on you. However, even the most seemingly sudden emergencies can actually have long-running causes that go unnoticed by patients. In this article, we will focus on the steps you can take to ensure that you avoid infections and other emergencies.

The Steps You Can Take

  1. Brushing and Flossing: This might seem obvious, but increasing the consistency of your dental care routine can boost your immunity to dental issues. Keeping your gums and teeth free of bacteria can go a long way toward avoiding infections and abscesses. Make sure to use a soft-bristled toothbrush and avoid floss picks.
  2. Watch What You Eat: Eating hard, brittle food can damage your enamel. So can eating too much sugar or starch, as these create acids in your mouth that eat away at your tooth structure. Watching what you eat is an effective preventative measure for avoiding tooth infections.
  3. Drink Lots of Water: Drinking water before and after eating is a surefire way of ensuring food debris doesn’t lodge itself in your teeth and gums. If you can’t brush, drink some water!

All in all, maintaining proper dental and overall health is the best way of avoiding an emergency. However, OnCall Dental in Fresno CA knows that sometimes, no matter what we do, emergencies happen. Patients visit us for broken, cracked, and chipped tooth repair, as well as other emergency dental services. Walk-ins are welcome! Contact us today!

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OnCall Dental – Fresno
5492 N Palm Ave Ste A
Fresno, CA 93704

559-900-2332

OnCall Dental – Hanford
114 W Ivy St
Hanford, CA 93230

559-584-8237


Your Tooth Extraction Doesn’t Have To Be A Big Deal

At OnCall Dental in Fresno CA, we know dental emergencies are not anyone’s favorite way to spend an afternoon. This can be especially true when whatever discomfort you’re feeling turns out to be a major problem, requiring a tooth extraction.

However, we want to remind you that, with our empathetic and communicative dental team, and our top-of-the-line patient comfort options, your procedure will be a breeze!

When you visit our practice, we will not simply sit you down and start working. Our dental team is trained in direct patient-communication. We vow to never sugarcoat dental issues, and to work with you to fix them when they arise. If your problem requires an extraction, we will take every step to make you comfortable before we begin.

A caring dental team is important in all dentistry; but it is especially important with emergency dentistry, as patients need all the guidance they can get and this is often needed in times of panic and pain.

Another bonus of our office are our sedation options. With the choice between commonly used laughing gas, and a deeper anesthetic procedure called oral conscious sedation, our patients are in control of their own pain management.

At OnCall Dental in Fresno CA, a tooth extraction is not the end of the world. If anything, it’s the beginning of a bright dental future. If you or a loved one needs a tooth extraction, or is suffering from a dental emergency of any kind, don’t hesitate to visit us. Walk-ins are always welcome. Contact us today!

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OnCall Dental – Fresno
5492 N Palm Ave Ste A
Fresno, CA 93704

559-900-2332

OnCall Dental – Hanford
114 W Ivy St
Hanford, CA 93230

559-584-8237