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.
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 sports injury
Biting on food that is too hard
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!
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.
They 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.
Typically speaking, when an dental emergency happens people want to see a dentist as soon as they can. It is important to note the types of services emergency dental clinics offer. Most of the time true dental emergency procedures are “gap procedures” meaning they only really focus on the immediate problem to stop pain, or an infection from spreading. Otherwise, follow up appointments are made to further treat the root cause of the problem.
Many times patients find that the momentary relief provided by some emergency dentists has a surprising root cause that can require some additional work. Some instances include:
Additional cosmetic work
This is because many times emergency work does not always have access to their full team or equipment. Also, they may need time, such as taking impressions for a new crown. Emergency dentists are there to treat immediate pain or infection of teeth so that it does not spread. Emergency dentists will not take care of additional services such as routine cleanings or more permanent solutions to what brought the patient in originally. Call Dr. Mirelez now at <a href=”tel:559-900-2332″ onClick=”ga(‘send’, ‘event’, ‘CallFromMobile’, ‘content’, document.URL);”>559-900-2332</a> if you are in need.
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