Urgent Care For Toothaches

The word “emergency” may conjure images of flashing ambulance lights and blood. But toothaches can be very serious too, and at name of practice we’ve treated a lot of them.

Of course, there are garden-variety toothaches that can be treated at home with over-the-counter pain relievers and a dental appointment when it’s convenient. But there are toothaches that bring on intense pain, and in some cases can even become life-threatening.

  • Sharp persistent pain? A toothache may not respond to the pain relievers in your medicine chest. When there is no decrease in the pain it could be a sign of an abscessed tooth. We should see you right away.
  • Extreme sensitivity? If there is a lot of pain when you bite or chew, or even touch the tooth, it could be a sign of a serious problem. There could be a severe cavity, or a filling that has come loose or fallen out.
  • Strange taste? You may notice a bad taste in your mouth, or a bad odor, that lingers after a breath mint or even brushing. This may indicate an infection or severe decay, and should not be ignored.
  • Swollen jaw? When there is swelling in the jaw area, and even the neck, it may be due to an infection that is beginning to spread from a bad tooth to other parts of the body. This has the potential to become lethal, if infection reaches the brain. Do not take any chances.

At OnCall Dental in Fresno and Hanford we have treated many toothaches, and other dental emergencies. In an emergency no appointment is needed. Walk-ins are always welcome!

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

OnCall Dental – Hanford