Wisdom Teeth Can Quickly Become An Emergency!

At OnCall Dental in Fresno CA, we know that wisdom teeth aren’t always the first thing on your mind. After all, not everyone suffers from problems when they come in. However, for a lot of us, they can become a pretty big problem if we don’t take care of them. So, while not always a dental emergency, they can turn into one seemingly overnight.

Wisdom teeth begin to come in between the ages of 17 and 25, erupting from the back of the gums and potentially shifting your smile. This is due to the fact that a lot of us don’t have the space for extra molars when the rest of our teeth have already set. Misalignment is the least of it though.

Another common problem that we see at our offices – and one that is way more threatening to your smile than simple misalignment – is that of the impacted wisdom tooth. Sometimes, due to the lack of space or the shape of the jaw, a wisdom tooth can come in at an angle. Sometimes, it doesn’t even fully erupt into the jawline!

Instead, it juts itself against the root of an existing tooth. It’s growth, however, doesn’t stop, which results in the emerging crown (or top) of the tooth pushing somewhat horizontally against your smile.

This can cause an intense amount of discomfort and progress the misalignment of your smile at an increased speed. What’s worse, it can damage gum tissue and create space for food debris to become lodged in your smile. This can eventually lead to dental infections, gum disease, and even tooth loss. And to think, it can all be avoided be preemptively removing your wisdom teeth.

Luckily, OnCall Dental in Fresno CA offers wisdom tooth extractions and a host of other emergency dentistry services. Satisfied patients report that the procedure caused only minimal discomfort! Contact us today!

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


Is Wisdom Tooth Removal An Emergency?

OnCall Dental in Fresno CA knows how hard it can be to identify a dental emergency. With so many potential sources for pain and discomfort in the mouth and teeth, how can you know when something is a symptom of a larger, long-running problem, and when it’s an emergency that needs to be treated immediately?

Wisdom teeth tend to fall into both of these categories, depending on the circumstances and the situation. This is the main reason for the difficulty in diagnosis; most people don’t know if wisdom teeth require immediate care or not.

Err On The Side of Dental Care

In order to mitigate any risks, we always encourage our patients to err on the side of caution. Emergency dental care doesn’t only stem and mitigate the effects of a single ailment; it can also go a long way toward improving your dental health for years to come. An immediate fix during a crucial moment might prevent systemic issues from affecting your teeth and gums.

How Can Wisdom Teeth Be An Emergency?

In many ways, of course! Mainly, an erupted wisdom tooth can push against the existing teeth and misalign them. This can cause issues ranging from a difficulty brushing and flossing, all the way to tooth loss. It’s a wide scale, but it’s better to extract a wisdom tooth as early as possible to prevent any issues. Wisdom teeth can also cause pain at the eruption site and leave gum tissue inflamed. This can lead to issues like gum disease or an infection requiring a root canal.

Though wisdom teeth can start out as minor inconveniences – and some people don’t even suffer any symptoms – most of the time, it can evolve into a full-blown, painful emergency before you have time to think. If you wake up with intense pain in your back teeth, have trouble opening your mouth to chew, or feel any other symptoms of a major infection, we recommend visiting us for a wisdom tooth extraction as soon as possible. This is doubly important for young adults, as wisdom teeth tend to come out between the ages of 17-25 and can define our dental journey moving forward.

OnCall Dental in Fresno CA wants all our patients to trust our emergency dental care. Our team is ready to help you with extractions or any other issues you might have. Walk-ins are always welcome! Contact us today!

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

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


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. 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