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    Emergency Dental Care in Fresno

    Murphy’s Law teaches us that anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.

    That applies to a lot of things – everything, really – including our teeth. Why is it that dental emergencies only seem to happen on weekends, or at night, when it’s after-hours for most dental practices?

    In Fresno, Clovis, and Madera, OnCall Dental Urgent Care is there for you, 24/7, with emergency dental care. Did you knock a tooth out, playing what was supposed to be a game of touch football? Did your son or daughter wake up in the middle of the night with an excruciating toothache?

    Sometimes we think we can wait until the dentist office opens in the morning, or on Monday. That might seem pragmatic, especially for those with a high pain threshold. But some emergencies really do require immediate attention, like what dentists call an avulsed tooth. (That’s a tooth that’s been knocked out.)

    Avulsed teeth can usually be saved if they are treated within half an hour. That’s a narrow window, so you can see the importance of emergency care.

    An abscessed tooth may not require immediate care, in the sense of being an immediate threat to dental health. But the pain can be considerable. There is more than one cause of an abscess, including cavities and cracked teeth. The sooner it is treated, the better.

    Because Murphy’s Law means a dental emergency will happen at the worst possible time, OnCall Dental is open seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day. But it doesn’t have to be an emergency: we also provide a wide range of general dentistry services.

    Above all, we are there to take care of you. We can get you through any dental emergency. Walk-ins are always welcome.

    Contact OnCall Dental – Fresno: 599-477-4553

    Emergency Dental Care Services

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    If you have experienced a recent injury to your mouth or teeth, don’t wait to call a dentist. Our practice offers a range of emergency dentistry services. We also provide dental implants, dental crowns, and a range of restorative dental care services, including root canal therapy. Many of our patients experience dental anxiety but are able to stay calm through our sedation dentistry procedures. At ONCallDental – Fresno, our staff remains committed to your lifelong dental health. Don’t hesitate to give us a call at 559-477-4553 to schedule an appointment.

    If your tooth has been knocked out, make sure you hold onto the missing tooth. Put it in a glass of milk and bring it with you when you come in for your appointment. Losing a tooth suddenly can be scary, but we’ll help keep you calm. If we can’t save your original tooth, we’ll discuss dental implants and other cosmetic dentistry options. If you get into an accident and crack your tooth in half, we can fix that too.

    Contact OnCall Dental – Fresno: 599-477-4553

    Your Dental Anxiety Solution

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    Whether you need a dental checkup or have tooth pain requiring immediate care, don’t let your fear stop you from calling a dentist. At OnCall Dental – Fresno, we offer sedation dentistry to help put you at ease.

    Conscious sedation allows you to be awake and pain-free during your procedure. Your dentist may give you a mild anti-anxiety pill or nitrous oxide (“laughing gas”) beforehand. Nitrous oxide is a gas that puts patients into a relaxed state.

    Our caring staff will make sure you’re comfortable throughout the entire process.  From root canals to dental implants, our goal is to develop a treatment plan that works for you. Dental anxiety affects patients of all ages, so don’t be shy about letting us know. We provide dental care services to keep you healthy for life and we’ll replace your knocked-out tooth. Rest assured that our dentists working around-the-clock will be there when you need them.

    Want to learn more about our comprehensive dental care services? We provide a range of cosmetic dentistry procedures, as well as emergency and general dentistry. Give OnCall Dental – Fresno a call today.


    Contact OnCall Dental – Fresno: 599-477-4553

    Taking Care Of Your Dental Implants

    Missing teeth? Wondering if dental implants are right for you? Patients who used to wear dentures usually find dental implants more comfortable. The implant looks realistic and can last a lifetime. Here are a few tips on caring for your dental implants:

    Treat your dental implants like your other teeth.

  • Brush and floss regularly.
  • Make regular dental checkups at On Call Dental – Fresno.
  • Don’t chew ice or hard candy.
  • Avoid teeth-staining beverages and tobacco.
  • Don’t smoke! Smoking can cause complications with your dental implants. During your checkup, your dentist will clean around your teeth, gums and in between the metal post of your implant or crown. We’ll show you the proper way to brush. Brushes designed to fit in between teeth work especially well with dental implants.

    Questions about cosmetic dentistry or the dental implant procedure? In addition to emergency dental care, we offer a range of general and cosmetic dentistry services. Call our knowledgeable staff at OnCall Dental – Fresno today. We’ll beautify your smile and keep it healthy for life. We look forward to hearing from you!

    Contact OnCall Dental – Fresno: 599-477-4553

    History of Dental Implants

    dental implants FresnoDental implants have been around for thousands of years. Archaeologists found four-thousand-year-old human remains with tooth replacements in China. They discovered that ancient dentists had made teeth implants out of bamboo and hammered them into the bone. Some Egyptian mummies have implants made out of precious metals, ivory and human teeth. In 600 A.D., the Mayans used seashells to fix their teeth. Perhaps the most surprising fact about all of these old dentistry practices is that some of these now-strange-seeming implant materials had actually fused to the bone.

    Cosmetic and restorative dentistry procedures have come a long way since then, but the concept is still the same. In the 1950’s, a Swedish doctor created the first modern dental implant while studying bone regrowth in rabbits. He noticed that titanium placed into a rabbit’s femur could not be removed. Once scientists determined that titanium has special properties allowing it to fuse to the bone, dentists began using it in their implant procedures.

    Since then, patients with missing teeth no longer need to rely only on dentures to restore their beautiful smiles.  At OnCall Dental Fresno, we’ll develop a cosmetic dentistry treatment plan that works with your budget, insurance and schedule. Our caring staff is ready to answer any questions you may have, so feel free to give us a call at 559-477-4553 today!

    Tooth Extractions: What To Know

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    Sometimes the only way to fix a damaged tooth is to remove it. At OnCall Dental – Fresno, we frequently perform tooth extractions for patients of all ages. Today’s blog post takes a look at the dental extraction procedure and what you should expect.

    First, the dentist will numb the area to keep you pain-free during the procedure. You may experience some bleeding, but it is normal and usually no cause for concern. Make sure to follow your dentist’s directions for follow-up care and diet. Do not smoke after your procedure and avoid drinking through a straw. Ice packs can usually take care of any swelling.

    In addition to removing decayed or damaged teeth, dental extractions help relieve pain and discomfort caused by crowded teeth. In addition to making teeth healthier, removing teeth can improve the appearance of your smile and boost your confidence. If you’re interest in removing one or more teeth, and it’s not an emergency, feel free to schedule a consultation with us. For severe pain or other emergency dentistry situations, call our office immediately at 599-477-4553 . We’re for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

    Contact On all Dental – Fresno: 599-477-4553

    From Dentures to Dental Implants

    The condition of your teeth significantly impacts your quality of life.  Fillings and root canals are costly and inconvenient. If the teeth can’t be saved, tooth extraction causes more physical and psychological pain. Extraction is usually followed by bone recession.


    While dentures are preferable to having no teeth at all, they come with a host of troubles. They irritate gums and make breathing, eating, and talking difficult. Dentures are not a one-and-done solution for missing teeth, requiring relines as the jaw shrinks.

    There is hope! Dental implant technology improves the quality of life for patients with traditional dentures. Implants help slow down declining oral health caused by tooth loss. OnCall Dental-Fresno can help. In addition to providing emergency dentistry services, we also offer restorative procedures and general treatment.

    Dental implants are used to replace several teeth and/or  anchor over-dentures. Mini dental implants (also called denture-stabilization implants) allow your dentist to securely attach an appliance so that it won’t slip or irritate gums. Small titanium posts planted into the jawbone fuse with the surrounding bone, creating a stable base for an over-denture.

    Some denture-wearing patients retain only ten percent of their chewing ability.  Implant-supported dentures stops bone recession and restore near-normal chewing ability. This results in better nutrition and overall physical health. The psychological benefits are equally valuable. Free of embarrassing denture-slipping, our patients are happier and more confident about their smile.

    Before you spend money on another denture reline, ask us about denture-stabilization implants. Contact us today for a consultation.




    Root Canals: Less Scary Than You Think

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    Root canals are notorious for being the dental procedure to avoid at all costs. Luckily, dental technology has come a long way since the early days of root canals. At OnCall Dental – Fresno, we go to great lengths to keep you calm and comfortable during your visit. While having a root canal is never fun, it is necessary to repair an infected tooth.

    The best part of a root canal is that we make sure you don’t feel any pain at all during the procedure. The dentist or dental assistant will numb the area around your tooth before they remove the damaged pulp. After the area around your tooth is clean, the dentist fills your tooth and seals or caps it. It’s a good idea not to rinse too vigorously or smoke after a root canal. Follow your dentist’s aftercare instructions carefully.

    In the days following your root canal, your tooth may be sensitive. We’ll come up with a pain relief plan–most pain or swelling can be treated with over-the-counter medications.  After one short visit, you’ll be on your way to a pain-free, more-confident smile.  What’s so scary about that?

    To learn more about root canals, or any of our other restorative or cosmetic dentistry procedures, give us a call at 599-477-4553. Our staff will work with you to schedule an appointment at a time that’s most convenient for you. We also offer emergency dentistry and sedation dentistry services. Thanks for stopping by our blog and we look forward to serving you.

    Contact OnCall Dental – Fresno: 599-477-4553


    Crowning Royalty at OnCall Dental-Fresno

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    The necessity of a dental crown is usually readily apparent. Based on how much tooth is available to hold in a filling, sometimes a crown is necessary to add more support and to keep the tooth from falling apart or breaking. Crowns are also needed as a sturdy support for dental bridges.

    A crown restores your tooth to normal shape, size and strength, and allows it to resume its proper place as a team player with the other teeth.

    OnCall Dental serves patients throughout the Fresno area with singular efficiency, expertise and personal attention. Live in Madera or Clovis? You could be our next royal to smile and wave for the paparazzi.

    Consult us to learn if these innovative restorative procedures  are right for you. Keep in mind that crowns come in a variety of strong, reliable materials. Matching the natural color of your teeth increases the beauty of your smile. Gold crowns are incredibly strong and have the “bling” factor. But there are certainly other options.

    In addition to restorative services, we would love to meet with you about cleanings, cosmetic services, and other smile makeover possibilities. Schedule your visit today!

    To request an appointment, call us at OnCall Dental – Fresno .

    Need A Dental Exam in Fresno?

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    Are you looking for a new dentist? We know it can be hard to sort through all the family dentistry choices out there. OnCall Dental – Fresno offers dental checkups along with emergency care. Our dentists also perform procedures such as dental implants and root canals to restore your smile after an injury. We’ll work hard to create a custom treatment plan no matter what your dental care needs are.

    Our experienced dentists treat patients of all ages. Afraid of the dentist? Our sedation dentistry services can help keep you calm throughout your procedure.  If cost is a concern, we’ll work with you to find a solution that works with your insurance and budget. Feel free to give us a call at 559-477-4553.

    Don’t let a toothache go untreated. If you’re experiencing tooth pain, schedule an appointment right away. We’re open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for your convenience. Thanks for stopping by our dental blog! We look forward to taking care of your teeth.

    Contact OnCall Dental – Fresno: 559-477-4553.


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