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.

 


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 Will An Emergency Dentist Do?

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.

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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:

  • Gum disease
  • Crowns
  • Bridges
  • Veneers
  • Additional cosmetic work
  • Additional x-rays

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.


What is Considered Emergency Dental Services?

Many times when something happens to our mouths and teeth, we automatically assume it is an emergency – and in that moment, to us, it is. However, it is important to know what is a true emergency and what could save some time and money for your family. Conversely, this is something many people think about and will wait until the doctor opens, when really there is a much more immediate need for health concerns.

Some common injuries that happen and need immediate attention include:

  • Broken teeth: not a chipped tooth, but a break that is deep or painful. This is typically indicative of nerve damage and should be addressed sooner than later.
  • Missing teeth: sometimes teeth fall out. Sometimes they break while eating food. These situations should be addressed immediately.
  • Immense pain: if you are experiencing abnormal amounts of pain, then it is highly likely you may be experiencing and abscess or some type of infection. Serious pain is our body’s way of telling us something is wrong. If the pain is interfering with your daily activities, its time to see a dentist, regardless of time of day.
  • Fever: if you have tooth pain accompanied by a fever, if could be sign of an infection.
  • Facial trauma: any major facial injuries that has resulted in lost or broken teeth.

If you experience any issues during office hours, call the office immediately. If you experience them during office closure, reach out to the office and the on-call dentist. They can advise you what to do for treatment until another follow up appointment can be scheduled during regular office hours. It is imperative to your health that you seek proper medical treatment in a timely manner to save both pain and money.

Luckily, Dr. Mirelez specializes in emergency dental care. Contact Dr. Mirelez now at <a href=”tel:559-900-2332″ onClick=”ga(‘send’, ‘event’, ‘CallFromMobile’, ‘content’, document.URL);”>559-900-2332</a> if you feel you have a dental emergency.


When To Schedule An Emergency Dentistry Appointment

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If you’ve knocked out a tooth while playing sports, you’ll likely to go to a dentist immediately. The important thing is to not panic. If you have the missing tooth, put it in a glass of milk (the calcium helps preserve it). Then, give OnCall Dental – Fresno a call at 559-477-4553  to schedule an emergency dentistry appointment.

It’s not always clear when to schedule an urgent dental care appointment. You may have a toothache or inflamed gums, but you don’t think it’s necessary to see a dentist. Tooth pain or problems with your mouth, gums or jaw are not normal. The longer you wait to seek treatment, the more involved and potentially costlier your treatment will likely be. We’ll listen to your concerns and work with you to find a plan that fits your insurance plan and budget.

After we treat your immediate dental care needs, we may also discuss follow-up care or cosmetic dentistry procedures such as dental implants. You can also come in for dental exams, cleanings and a variety of other services at a time that’s most convenient for you.  Contact us today! We look forward to keeping your smile healthy for life.

 

Contact OnCall Dental – Fresno: 559-477-4553