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


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


Emergency Dental Care Services


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If you have experienced a recent injury to your mouth or teeth, don’t wait to call a dentist. Our practice offers a range of emergency dentistry services. We also provide dental implants, dental crowns, and a range of restorative dental care services, including root canal therapy. Many of our patients experience dental anxiety but are able to stay calm through our sedation dentistry procedures. At ONCallDental – Fresno, our staff remains committed to your lifelong dental health. Don’t hesitate to give us a call at 559-477-4553 to schedule an appointment.

If your tooth has been knocked out, make sure you hold onto the missing tooth. Put it in a glass of milk and bring it with you when you come in for your appointment. Losing a tooth suddenly can be scary, but we’ll help keep you calm. If we can’t save your original tooth, we’ll discuss dental implants and other cosmetic dentistry options. If you get into an accident and crack your tooth in half, we can fix that too.

Contact OnCall Dental – Fresno: 599-477-4553


Taking Care Of Your Dental Implants

Missing teeth? Wondering if dental implants are right for you? Patients who used to wear dentures usually find dental implants more comfortable. The implant looks realistic and can last a lifetime. Here are a few tips on caring for your dental implants:

Treat your dental implants like your other teeth.

  • Brush and floss regularly.
  • Make regular dental checkups at On Call Dental – Fresno.
  • Don’t chew ice or hard candy.
  • Avoid teeth-staining beverages and tobacco.
  • Don’t smoke! Smoking can cause complications with your dental implants. During your checkup, your dentist will clean around your teeth, gums and in between the metal post of your implant or crown. We’ll show you the proper way to brush. Brushes designed to fit in between teeth work especially well with dental implants.

    Questions about cosmetic dentistry or the dental implant procedure? In addition to emergency dental care, we offer a range of general and cosmetic dentistry services. Call our knowledgeable staff at OnCall Dental – Fresno today. We’ll beautify your smile and keep it healthy for life. We look forward to hearing from you!

    Contact OnCall Dental – Fresno: 599-477-4553