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    Relieving Toothache Pain in Fresno

    When you have a bad toothache, there’s no time to lose. Getting the care of a dentist as soon as possible is your number one priority. But  toothaches have a way of following Murphy’s Law: they happen when it is least convenient, like when most dentist offices are closed. That makes OnCall Dental in Fresno an invaluable service.

    Tooth pain may be sharp, throbbing, or constant, or it may only happen when there is pressure applied, like when you chew your food. It may include swelling around the tooth, or even in your face, and may even be accompanied by a fever or a headache. When it gets that bad, don’t delay: get help as soon as possible.

    A toothache is your body telling you that there’s a problem. The most common cause of a toothache is a cavity. If that’s the case, then we’ll fill it right away. If it’s a really bad cavity, we may have to extract it.

    If the tooth is infected, it may be necessary to do a root canal. If that is the only option, don’t worry: root canals relieve pain, they don’t cause it. We’ll numb the infected area before beginning, and if necessary, we’ll provide sedation.

    Whatever it is that’s causing your toothache, we’ll identify it and treat it accordingly. It may be after hours for other practices, but OnCall Dental in Fresno is there to treat you 24/7. You can call ahead if you want to, but walk-ins are always welcome.

    Contact OnCall Dental – Fresno: 599-477-4553


    Pull It Now! Wisdom Teeth in Fresno

    Impacted wisdom teeth have a way of getting your attention. That’s because they can be so painful. And if one of your wisdom teeth starts giving you pain on Friday night, after most dental practices have closed, the thought of waiting until Monday morning may be more than you can bear. OnCall Dental in Fresno is there for you.

    For most people, wisdom teeth come in during their late teens or early twenties. That’s the age when most of us getting a little wisdom about life, too – hence the term, “wisdom teeth.” Dentists frequently recommend extracting wisdom teeth as a preventive measure, and when they’re extracted early in life it’s a fairly straightforward procedure.

    And yet, wisdom teeth can become painfully impacted at any age, before we get around to having them pulled. Impacted means they’re crowding your jaw, which can lead to complications, including abscesses and gum disease. They can also damage the teeth alongside them.

    Symptoms of an impacted wisdom tooth include:

    • Red or swollen gums
    • Tender gums
    • Bleeding gums
    • Swollen jaw
    • Bad breath

    It’s easy to see why so many dentists recommend extraction as a preventive measure. By the way, wisdom teeth have nothing to do with wisdom. If they did, we probably would not extract so many!

    If any of your wisdom teeth begin giving you pain and you’re in need of immediate attention, contact OnCall Dental in Fresno. We also offer emergency root canals, and treat toothaches. Walk-ins are always welcome. We can bill all PPO insurance policies, and are currently contracted with Delta Dental Premier, Aetna, Cigna and ASI.

    Contact OnCall Dental – Fresno: 599-477-4553


    A Phone Call Away: Emergency Dental Care in Fresno

    Taking good care of your teeth means more than just brushing and flossing twice a day. It also means taking the necessary precautions that come with any active lifestyle.

    If you’re an athlete, or if your son or daughter is an athlete, they should always wear a mouth guard – at practice, and on game day. The more rugged the sport the more important a mouth guard is, but even supposedly non-contact sports, like basketball, have more than their fair share of bumps and bruises.

    Bumps and bruises, and mouth injuries. Accidents happen. Players collide, or catch an errant ball in the mouth. Common types of mouth injuries any athlete is at risk of getting, even with a mouth guard, include cracked, broken, or even knocked-out teeth. With prompt emergency care from a dental professional, most of these injuries can be treated successfully.

    Of course, a lot of games, especially at the amateur level, take place on weekends, when most dental offices are closed. At OnCall Dental in Fresno, we’re just a phone call away, 24/7. In fact, you don’t even need a phone. If you or your young athlete suffer a mouth injury, make a beeline to our office. Walk-ins are always welcome, and you’ll receive excellent dental care. We also provide general dentistry, including extractions, and treatment for toothaches. We accept most PPO insurance plans.

    Contact OnCall Dental – Fresno: 599-477-4553


    OnCall Dental: Always There For Fresno

    Have you ever tried to find a dentist on Saturday night? It is all but impossible. If you’ve got a dental emergency, what might have been an inconvenience can escalate into something much worse.

    Most dentists are the owners and operators of their practices, so they run them like most other businesses – that is, Monday through Friday, nine to five. It’s a different story with doctors. Medical emergency? Hospitals never close. You can always find an urgent care center or the ER, when there’s a crisis in the middle of the night.

    And that is what makes OnCall Dental in Fresno such a valuable resource. We there for you 24/7, providing the dental care you need, when you need  it the most. We can provide everything from toothache relief to teeth cleaning. And if you’re one of the millions of Americans coping with dental anxiety, we provide sedation dentistry to get you through your procedure.

    OnCall Dental in Fresno is open seven days a week, providing emergency dental care. Walk-ins are always welcome, and we accept most PPO insurance plans.

    Contact OnCall Dental – Fresno: 599-477-4553


    Mouth Trauma! OnCall Dental in Fresno

    At work or at play, a trauma to the mouth can happen at any time. If it’s serious enough, it may require the attention of a dentist. That’s why OnCall Dental is available to the Fresno area, 24/7.

    Any injury to the mouth that results in cuts or bleeding to the gums may require immediate attention. The same is true if you should dislodge or break a tooth. Such injuries may be more serious than they appear to be, and without prompt attention can lead to serious complications.

    Common types of mouth injuries may result from:

    • A fall
    • A sports injury
    • Biting on food that is too hard
    • Automobile accident

    In some cases, a chipped tooth or a minor fracture can wait. But never take a chance; as the saying goes, it is better to be safe than to be sorry. There could be associated nerve damage that isn’t apparent right away, or a cracked tooth may be more severe than initially thought.

    Sometimes, though, the emergency is obvious: a knocked out tooth, for example. If you have a tooth knocked out, or are with someone who does, it is critical to get to a dentist as soon as possible. Place the tooth back in its socket, if possible. If not, handle it as little as possible and keep it wet. If you get professional attention within an hour, chances are good the tooth can be saved.

    OnCall Dental in Fresno is there for just such emergencies. We provide treatment during regular business hours, but are open after hours, too, with emergency dentistry, toothache relief, extractions, and more. Walk-ins are welcome. Keep our number handy!

    Contact OnCall Dental – Fresno: 559-477-4553 


    Emergency Root Canals in Fresno

    At first, it seemed like an ordinary toothache. But the pain got worse, so you drove to OnCall Dental in Fresno, happy to know they are open 24/7. That’s when the dentist said you’ll need a root canal.

    Root canals are necessary when there is no other way to save a tooth. They treat the inflamed or infected tooth root. The words “root canal” have the power to strike fear into the most courageous heart, but today they are a fairly straightforward procedure, and with sedation, most patients experience little discomfort.

    In a root canal, a dentist or an endodontist removes damaged pulp from the infected tooth’s interior. The resulting hole is filled. As a final touch, the tooth is sealed with a crown, which protects it and gives it a natural appearance.

    Patients who undergo a root canal are, of course, given proper anesthesia. The infected area is totally numbed, so there is no pain. Even then, some people have a lot of anxiety about what they’re about to undergo. In such cases, sedation can get them through it.

    As a 24/7 practice, OnCall Dental in Fresno is always there to help. In addition to root canals, we provide toothache relief and other emergency dental care. Walks-ins are always welcome. Next time you need urgent dental are, think of us.

     


    Weekend Toothaches: Emergency Dental Care in Fresno

    It’s a fact of life: weekends are always too short. Too short, that is, unless you have a dental emergency, like a toothache on Saturday morning, and you’re facing the prospect of waiting until Monday when the dentist office opens.

    When that happens, that short weekend suddenly seems a lot longer.

    There is no substitute for sitting down in the dentist’s chair. But for that weekend toothache, check you medicine chest to see if you’ve got any over-the-counter analgesics like acetaminophen or ibuprofen. These do a good job of dulling the pain, in the short term.

    Another short-term fix might sound a little odd, but it’s been known to work. Slip a whole clove in your cheek alongside the aching tooth. The clove oil helps the nerve to settle down.

    Of course, there is always the ice pack treatment. Wrap some ice in a cloth towel and hold it to the side of your face.

    But that toothache could indicate a serious issue requiring immediate attention. And there’s no reason to put up with tooth pain, no matter what day it is.

    Apply that ice pack, then reach out to OnCall Dental – Fresno. We provide emergency dental care to people in the Fresno area, 24/7. You don’t even need to call ahead of time: no appointments are necessary and walk-ins are always welcome.

    Contact OnCall Dental – Fresno: 599-477-4553


    Dental Emergency? Don’t Panic – Call Us

    emergency dentist FresnoThey can come out of nowhere, and when it is least convenient: dental emergencies. They can range from a toothache in the middle of the night to a tooth knocked out during a weekend football game. Whatever that issue is, you need dental care, and you need it now.

    OnCall Dental provides people in the Fresno area with top-quality, emergency dental care, and it’s there for you 24/7. We have a caring staff, and accept most PPO insurance plans.

    In most dental emergency cases, the biggest issue is pain; they are seldom life-threatening. But extreme pain is serious business, and that’s one of the reasons OnCall Dental is here.

    Some dental emergencies require quick action, like a knocked-out tooth. If you get a tooth knocked out, it is essential that you get care as soon as possible. If you are treated within thirty minutes, a knocked out tooth can usually be saved. It can even be saved if it’s treated within an hour. Once you get beyond that, however, the chances of saving the tooth decline.

    Another serious dental emergency is a swollen face. This could mean an infected tooth, bone infection, or gum infection. If this happens to you, do not delay; this is a case where an infection could be life-threatening. Prompt, professional treatment is essential.

    If you have a severe or chronic toothache, give us a call. It could be an abscess or infection that needs treatment. Brush and floss your teeth and apply a cold compress to the outside of the area. You can also take some Ibuprofen.

    OnCall Dental provides evening hours for your convenience. We know that there may not be time for a phone call; walk-ins are always welcome.

    When you are surprised by a dental emergency in the Fresno and Clovis area, call us at OnCall Dental right away for the guidance and treatment you need.

    Contact OnCall Dental – Fresno: 599-477-4553


    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


    What is the Deal With Dental Crowns?

    Dental crowns are a common fixture in dentistry. They are used for many different reasons, but the simplest way to describe them is as a cap that is tooth-like in structure, appearance and integrity. It is a cap that covers a tooth in its entirety, completely to the gums.

    The procedure to place a crown is fairly straightforward. A dentist uses a putty for an impression or a digital scanner to create the impression for the tooth to be crowned. This is to ensure the patient’s bite is as it was before the original tooth was damaged. Crowns can be temporary or permanent, depending on the reason for the crown.

    Once a crown is made, and the patient returns to the office for it to be placed, the tooth to be crowned is prepped. Depending on the reason for the tooth to be crowned, it may need to be filed down or built up so that the crown can be placed properly.

    Crowns can be made out of several different types of materials, and is dependent on the situation. A dentist will know which material is best suited based on the situation. If ever worried about the material used in a crown, be sure to reach out to your dentist to ensure it is the best possible fit for you. Crowns are typically made out of:

    • Metal/stainless steel
    • Resin
    • Porcelain
    • Ceramic

    There are various reasons a crown could need to be placed:

    • Cosmetic needs to fix the appearance of teeth
    • Protect weakened teeth
    • Protect broken or cracked teeth that has been worn down
    • Aiding in dental bridge placement
    • Correct misshapen teeth
    • Cover implants

    As you can see, there are many reasons why crowns are such an integral part of dentistry. If you need assistance with a crown, be sure to call Dr. Mirelez now at <a href=”tel:559-900-2332″ onClick=”ga(‘send’, ‘event’, ‘CallFromMobile’, ‘content’, document.URL);”>559-900-2332</a>.

     


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