Stuck In Need Of Urgent Dental Care On The Weekend? 

We at OnCall Dental in Fresno CA are conveniently available for you, your family, or employees every day of the week 

Whether it’s a chipped tooth from a gnarly fall at the skate park, a sudden or unbearable toothache, or gum issues, we remain open when other dental care centers are closed to serve your needs.

Our weekend dental emergency hotline is ready to make an appointment for you, or if it’s an emergency, you can drop in and we will get the ball rolling on your treatment. If you or a loved one is suffering a severe dental trauma injury such as a fracture, or need urgent care due to pain, please read on for helpful information and tips. 

If a dental emergency occurs on the weekend or after business hours, don’t wait until morning to get help. Calling us at 559-795-4643 anytime will connect you with our on-call dentist who can help over the phone or make a same day appointment for you. 

Urgent, Weekend and After- work Dental Emergency Treatment

While we all try to be careful with our pearly whites, accidents do happen. Sometimes, these accidents occur when we’re off work and after business hours. If a dental emergency occurs after work on a weekday, you should try to address the issue as soon as possible. However, if an accident happens on the weekend or after work, here are a few things you should do to maintain oral health and avoid pain and further damage:

Stop the bleeding: If you suffer a cut in your mouth, you may not even realize it. The blood can coagulate in your mouth and may not be visible. If you bite down on something  and feel pain, there may be a bleeding lesion that needs attention.

Rinse your mouth with warm salt water: This home remedy has been used for centuries to heal wounds and cuts in the mouth. All you need is a cup of salt water and a few minutes.

Contact your local emergency dentist: Contact us as soon as you can so we can assess you and get your treatment started. 

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

OnCall Dental – Fresno
5492 N Palm Ave Ste A
Fresno, CA 93704


All About Dental Emergencies

Everyone has a different pain threshold and a different idea of what constitutes a dental emergency. At OnCall Dental in Fresno, we offer urgent dental care, and remind you to never take any chances when it comes to your teeth.

In other words, if you think you might have a dental emergency, don’t delay: hightail it to our office and let us take a look.

Chances are that if you have a genuine dental emergency, you’ll know it. It may be a throbbing toothache or a chipped tooth, or even a tooth knocked out of your mouth. There may be blood. Use your best judgment, but always err on the side of caution.


You can sustain a tooth fracture in any number of ways. You might fall of your bicycle or take an elbow to the mouth during a pickup basketball game. You could damage a tooth in a car accident: in a world with no guarantees, a dental trauma could occur in a multitude of different ways.

Things to consider:

  • Is there any pain?
  • If so, how great is it?
  • Is there blood?
  • Is there a chipped or cracked tooth?

At OnCall Dental in Fresno we specialize in emergency dentistry. A toothache won’t get better on its own; a chipped tooth won’t repair itself. But we can help. In emergency cases you do not need an appointment; walk-ins are always welcome.

Weekend Dental Emergencies

Are you really more likely to have a dental emergency on the weekend, when most dentist offices are closed? It sure seems that way. At OnCall Dental in Fresno we don’t have any statistics to support that one way or the other, but we definitely have some ideas about it.

It could be that you’re more likely to have a dental emergency on the weekend, for the simple reason that we’re more active on those two glorious days between work weeks. The kids are in soccer leagues, and so are some of the adults. We try to get to the gym, or out on our bicycles for a quick twenty miles. And is there a better time for a pickup basketball game?

We get out to the movies more on weekends, too. That might not seem like a recipe for a dental emergency, but try telling that to someone with a popcorn shell hopelessly wedged between their teeth.

And then there are the toothaches. A weekend may only be two days long, but when your tooth is throbbing it can seem like two centuries.

There is no substitute for professional dental care. But there are some home remedies you can try that might bring you some short-term relief. For pain from a toothache, over-the-counter pain relievers like ibuprofen can take the edge off.

There are anesthetic gels you can find at any drugstore, too. These also work, but they must be used with care, because they can irritate your gums. Follow all label instructions carefully.

For those who prefer natural treatments, placing cloves in the side of your cheek is said to work wonders. Use a whole clove, and put it right next to an aching tooth. Clove oil can naturally settle down inflamed nerves.

Of course, there is always a good-old-fashioned ice pack. Wrap ice in a towel  and put it on the side of your face. It’s also a good idea to rinse your mouth out with warm salt water. Just be sure to spit, not swallow.

But seeing a dentist is the best course of action. On weekends, and after-hours during the week, your best bet is OnCall Dental in Fresno. We’re here 24/7 and specialize in emergency dentistry, including toothache relief. Walk-ins are always welcome.

What’s A Dental Emergency?

What constitutes a dental emergency? The dictionary says an emergency is an unforeseen crisis requiring immediate action. At OnCall Dental in Fresno, we think that’s about as good a definition as you’re going to find.

Here’s our quick summary of five common dental emergencies:

  • A broken or chipped tooth. This certainly meets the standard of an emergency. Whether it’s the result of an injury, or because of brittle teeth, a broken or chipped tooth could lead to unwanted consequences if it is not treated promptly.
  • Jaw injuries. If you’ve broken your jaw then a trip to the emergency room is probably in order. But a dentist should also be in the loop. He or she will evaluate your oral cavity and teeth to see whether they have also sustained damage.
  • Severe toothache. The sooner treatment for a severe toothache begins, the better. A bad toothache could indicate tooth decay, and there could be infection that threatens the tooth. The sooner treatment begins, the better the chances of saving the tooth.
  • Bleeding gums. This may indicate gum disease. As with a toothache, prompt treatment is best. When it is caught and treated in its earliest stages, gum disease is curable. If is also preventable with brushing and flossing twice a day.
  • Knocked out tooth. If you have a tooth knocked out, make a beeline for the nearest urgent dental care. An emergency room will do. Time is of the essence. If it is treated within an hour or so there is an excellent chance the tooth can be saved.

All of these emergencies can be dealt with effectively if you seek immediate dental care. OnCall Dental in Fresno is an important resource for emergency dental care. Walk-ins are always welcome.