We Have Your Back During A Dental Emergency

If you suffer a dental emergency, you’ll want to contact OnCall Dental in Fresno CA as soon as possible – we can’t stress this enough. Though a general dentist might be able to help with pain management, and may even be able to fix minor emergencies,  you might need emergency treatment to manage pain or a missing tooth.

At the first sign of a dental emergency, we can assess your situation and advise on what to do to minimize pain and maximize the effect of your treatment options. Whether you experience a minor emergency or a major one, we can help. Here is what each involves:

Minor Emergencies

Uncomfortable conditions, such as sensitive teeth or gum disease, can be considered minor dental emergencies. This may also apply if you have damaged a tooth’s surface or the pulp, You’ll probably notice blood in your mouth if this happens. Though they can be treated at home, or by a general dentist, we recommend visiting us if they persist.

Major Emergencies

These include more traumatic injuries, like cracked or missing tooth, or major jaw damage. If your enamel fractures into pieces or cracks so badly that it breaks the skin, this definitely constitutes a major emergency. Similarly, if infection spreads from the root canal of a tooth to the surrounding tissues and/or organs, this is also considered a major issue.

Both of these cases – as well as countless others – can trap you in a cycle of pain and pain-relief meds. The only way out is a few hours in a dental chair; and considering the alternative, it doesn’t seem that bad to us!

At OnCall Dental in Fresno CA, we want all our patients to prioritize their dental health and pain relief. You deserve it! We offer emergency dental care. 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


Holidays Bring Dental Health Emergencies

At OnCall Dental in Fresno CA, we don’t like providing the reality check; especially around the holidays. Everyone wants to think positively and enjoy their time, and that’s well and good. But we would be an ineffective dental team if we didn’t remind you to take extra care of your teeth this holiday season.

With dinners and parties just around the corner – or in the rearview – you’re bound to be facing some sticky or brittle food debris that is threatening to lodge itself in your gum-line. If this happens, and you don’t clean it off with proper brushing and flossing, you might be facing a dental emergency come January and February.

In the first few hours, the bacteria from this food will coat your teeth. However, this plaque is removable until it turns into tartar. Once it’s attached to your teeth, only a professional cleaning will be able to remove it.

If it’s not removed, it can contribute to conditions like gum disease, inflammation, and even tooth loss. OnCall Dental in Fresno CA wants all our patients to avoid these and enjoy many holiday seasons for years to come. We offer emergency dentistry. 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


Emergencies: Staying Calm Is The Way To Go!

Patient anxiety is not something we take lightly at OnCall Dental in Fresno CA. After all, we are a practice that specializes in emergency dental care, and with that area of expertise comes a duty to make sure our patients – potential or recurring – don’t incur even more stress than the emergency already entails.

In order to ensure that your level of comfort never wanes, and that any fears you might have are assuaged as quickly as possible, we focus on three things. Check them out below, and always remember: the intense discomfort you will most likely feel when you leave an emergency untreated is not worth trying to avoid the slight pressure you’ll feel during an appointment!

Three Ways Our Team Keeps You Calm

  • Calm, Comfortable Atmosphere: Our team is specially trained in direct communication. We will inform you of all your options before we begin any procedure, and will focus on pain management first and foremost.
  • Caring, Empathetic Team: Our dental assistants and staff are all friendly and approachable, yet still have the education and knowledge to help efficiently and effectively. It is this perfect balance between empathy and professionalism that makes them a integral part of our system.
  • Range of Sedation Options: In order to counteract any fear of pain or discomfort during the procedure, we offer sedation dentistry options. Whether you want laughing gas that wears off quickly, or a deeper oral conscious sedation, we have what you need to feel safe and secure in our care.

OnCall Dental in Fresno CA wants to be a safe place for its patients. Next time you’re suffering from a hectic dental emergency, think of us! Patients come to us for all sorts of emergency dental care. 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


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!

Contact OnCall Dental (Tap to open in Google Maps):


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!

Contact OnCall Dental (Tap to open in Google Maps):


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!

Contact OnCall Dental (Tap to open in Google Maps):


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