Dental Emergencies

Dental Emergencies Require Urgent Oral Health Care in Fresno

Patients most often visit the office of Dr. Palafox in Fresno for cleanings and checkups as part of an ongoing commitment to maintaining good dental health. There are times that unexpected dental problems require an immediate appointment. You can contact an emergency dental office to seek urgent care, even if it is outside of regular office hours. Dr. Palafax is dedicated to giving his patients the care they deserve. Emergency dental care for patients is top priority.

What constitutes dental emergencies?

Dental emergencies typically refer to conditions in which the teeth or gums are seriously damaged and require professional treatment. Sometimes treatment must be done right away in order to prevent even more serious consequences from occurring. Examples of dental emergencies include injuries to the teeth, which can range from chipped, broken to getting dislodged or knocked out in a dental trauma.

In cases where the tooth is knocked out, it might be possible to restore it to the socket, so long as the tooth is saved and the patient gets to the dentist within an hour or so. However, many times it becomes necessary to consider replacements for the missing tooth, such as a bridge or dental implant.

Some dental emergencies involve damage to dental work, such as lost fillings and crowns. This often results in discomfort or pain. While waiting to see the dentist, patients can diminish pain by applying clove oil to the tooth. Even if the treatment itself takes time, Dr. Palafox will provide help with temporary and short-term solutions to diminish pain until a long-term solution is finalized.

Other forms of dental emergencies involve infections to the tooth or surrounding gum tissues. If infections spread below the gum line, they can lead to an abscess. Abscesses are especially dangerous because they damage supporting structures below the teeth, and if left untreated, they can enter the bloodstream and spread to other parts of the body.

Contact your emergency dentist, Dr. Palafax

When you are suffering from a dental emergency, you want a dentist that you can depend on to treat the condition promptly. You want someone who can put you at ease during this stressful time.  If you are experiencing a dental emergency we will provide temporary assistance over the phone and schedule an appointment to service the problem as soon as possible. Dr. Palafox has extensive experience dealing with oral trauma and dental emergencies. You don’t have to put up with pain or wait until the problem gets worse. Contact our Fresno office today.