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.

 


All About Abscess

Tooth aches are never pleasant and people generally want the pain gone as quickly as possible. Some pain can be an indication of a much more serious problem within the mouth that requires emergency care. Such is the case with an abscessed tooth.

An abscess tooth is a tooth that has been damaged or infected and has formed a pus sack around the root or nerves. This is the body’s natural defense mechanism and works to try and prevent the infection from spreading. However, this mechanism does not always work and infection is able to spread to the jaw bone, neck, and head. It can quickly become a serious problem for those with an abscess. It is worth noting that abscessed teeth are typically quite painful as well.

There are three types of abscess and the type depends on the location of the abscess.

  • Periapical: forms within the tooth itself and is very painful.
  • Gingival: forms typically on the gum line and relatively easy to treat.
  • Periodontal: forms deeper in the gums near root of tooth or nerves. This poses the greatest threat to moving to surrounding tissue and jaw bone due to its location.

Curious as to what causes these types of painful formations? There are several causes in fact:

  • Tooth decay left untreated is the most common cause.
  • Gum disease
  • Plaque build-up
  • Trauma to mouth
  • Food stuck between teeth and gums (which causes cavities and decay)
  • Rough dental hygiene

What are the symptoms someone may feel with an abscessed tooth? If you are experiencing any of the symptoms below, contact Dr. Mirelez now at <a href=”tel:559-900-2332″ onClick=”ga(‘send’, ‘event’, ‘CallFromMobile’, ‘content’, document.URL);”>559-900-2332</a>

  • Throbbing pain that does not stop
  • Pain when eating or drinking
  • Seneitivity to hot or cold
  • Greater pain while chewing
  • Bitter taste from draining pus
  • Small lump inside mouth near gums
  • Swelling of face
  • Bleeding in gums
  • Foul smelling breath that does not seem to go away with brushing