Urgent Dental Care

Pain relief (Palliative care)

Palliative care involves medication, treatment, or a combination thereof. It is a temporary solution to alleviate pain and/or swelling until permanent treatment can be rendered.

Extractions

Extractions vary from a “simple extraction” to a “surgical extraction”. Simple extractions involve removing the tooth by applied pressure and elevation, with minimal trauma to the bone and surrounding tissue. Surgical extractions are necessary when the tooth is broken to the point where there is not enough tooth structure to apply pressure above the jaw bone level, or when the tooth has complicated root structure that requires sectioning prior to removal. It can also be required if the bone is “ankylosed” or fused to the bone.

*It is important to be aware that determination of whether or not an extraction is “simple” or “surgical” can depend on many factors and is subject to change once the procedure is started. We inform our patients up-front of the range in cost, as it can vary based on the level of complication.

At times, the extraction site must be packed with absorbent membrane or plug and sutured to prevent further complications. Your doctor will inform you of this and go over instructions of how to treat the site post-operatively.

Ask your doctor about options to replace a tooth, once extracted. There are many options. Let us help you determine what treatment is right for you.

Root canals and partial root canals

We know the term “root canal” can cause terror just from the name alone. At My Emergency Dental, we are here to put your mind at ease. Modern day endodontics are nothing like they were in the past. Today’s technology has progressed to shorten the length of the appointment, as well as increase the life-span of the tooth being treated. With effective anesthesia and advanced technology, as well as other methods of sedation, if necessary, we have many tools in our toolbelt to give you the best possible experience in the chair.

If you know you need a root canal and are afraid to receive treatment, come in today and let us take care of your fears so we can take care of your teeth!

Treatment of infection, including incision and drainage

When a cavity gets too big, an infection can occur inside the tooth and eventually make its way out and cause an abscess or swelling. At this point, it is very important that you receive treatment right away to prevent the spread of infection. Serious dental infections can cause intense pain, swelling, fever, tender or swollen lymph nodes, and even death, in extreme cases. Don’t wait another minute.

Here at our clinic, we can drain the infection and remove the cause of the infection so it does not recur. If you are experiencing fever, chills, throat closure, or other life-threatening symptoms, please go to the emergency room first, and then follow up with us to take care of the dental problem.

Chipped or cracked teeth

Teeth can chip or crack for a number of reasons, including tooth decay and trauma. Often times our teeth will chip at the most inconvenient times. Not to worry, our team is ready at a moment’s notice to fix your tooth so you can make that interview or board that plane!

Keep in mind that if your tooth has broken due to tooth decay, more extensive treatment may be necessary. Your doctor will diagnose and inform you of your options once the x-ray and exam has been completed.

Loose or missing crown

If your crown or “cap” has come off or is loose, that is a sign of an underlying issue with the tooth or gums. Come in today to see a doctor who will inform you of the cause for the missing or loose crown.

Your doctor will explain the problem and go over treatment options with you so you can make an informed decision.

Oral Surgery

Extractions

Extractions vary from a “simple extraction” to a “surgical extraction”.

Simple extractions involve removing the tooth by applied pressure and elevation, with minimal trauma to the bone and surrounding tissue.

Surgical extractions are necessary when the tooth is broken to the point where there is not enough tooth structure to apply pressure above the jaw bone level, or when the tooth has complicated root structure that requires sectioning prior to removal. It can also be required if the bone is “ankylosed” or fused to the bone.

*It is important to be aware that determination of whether or not an extraction is “simple” or “surgical” can depend on many factors and is subject to change once the procedure is started. We inform our patients up-front of the range in cost, as it can vary based on the level of complication.

At times, the extraction site must be packed with absorbent membrane or plug and sutured to prevent further complications. Your doctor will inform you of this and go over instructions of how to treat the site post-operatively.

Ask your doctor about options to replace a tooth, once extracted. There are many options. Let us help you determine what treatment is right for you.

Certain Wisdom Teeth Extractions

Typically, general dentists perform simple or even more complicated extractions, but refer wisdom teeth extractions to Oral Surgeons. Oral surgeons have a medical and dental degree, and further training in treating facial trauma, malignancies, malocclusions, and more.

However, here at My Emergency Dental, we are able to extract wisdom teeth as long as they are erupted. We do perform certain impacted wisdom teeth extractions, but this is on a case-by-case basis. X-rays are mandatory to determine if the case is something we can do here at our clinic.

Bone spur removal

Sometimes, after an extraction, small fragments of jaw bone can be dislodged from the extraction site and get stuck in your gums. If you feel something sharp in the area after the gums have healed over the extraction site, it could be a small piece of bone that needs to be removed by a dentist.

Don’t hesitate to call or come in if you feel like something doesn’t feel right in your mouth. Even if it doesn’t require treatment, we are happy to take a look regardless.

Suture removal

There are circumstances where sutures are required after a dental procedure. Some sutures dissolve on their own, while others require removal after a few weeks.

Your doctor will inform you of which type of suture they used and if it will dissolve or not.

If you have any questions about this, please do not hesitate to call or come in.

Root tip removal

If you have a tooth that broke off due to trauma or a cavity, you may not know that there is a long root that was connected to that tooth that is still under your gum. The root cannot be left there on its own. If you leave it, it will start to decay and cause an infection in your mouth.

If you have broken a tooth and are not sure if the root is still there or not, come on in and let us help you. Your oral health is very important to us!

Intraoral incision and drainage of an abscess

When a cavity gets too big, an infection can occur inside the tooth and eventually make its way out and cause an abscess or swelling.

At this point, it is very important that you receive treatment right away to prevent the spread of infection.

Serious dental infections can cause intense pain, swelling, fever, tender or swollen lymph nodes, and even death, in extreme cases. Don’t wait another minute.

Here at our clinic, we can drain the infection and remove the cause of the infection so it does not recur.

If you are experiencing fever, chills, throat closure, or other life-threatening symptoms, please go to the emergency room first, and then follow up with us to take care of the dental problem.

Endodontics

Root canal

We know the term “root canal” can cause terror just from the name alone.

At My Emergency Dental, we are here to put your mind at ease.

Modern day endodontics are nothing like they were in the past. Today’s technology has progressed to shorten the length of the appointment, as well as increase the life-span of the tooth being treated. With effective anesthesia and advanced technology, as well as other methods of sedation, if necessary, we have many tools in our toolbelt to give you the best possible experience in the chair.

If you know you need a root canal and are afraid to receive treatment, come in today and let us take care of your fears so we can take care of your teeth!

Keep in mind that a root canal is only the first step in a 2-3 step process of saving a tooth. The second and third part involve building the tooth back up and then putting a crown on top of the tooth to keep its strength and stability. Don’t wait too long before completing the process! There is nothing worse to a dentist than seeing a tooth that has had a root canal but can no longer be saved because the other steps in the restoration process were not completed in a timely manner.

We offer financing and are happy to help you if you have any questions about pricing and payment.

Pulpectomy

Sometimes you just need temporary relief until you can make your appointment with your endodontist.

Other times, you may be unsure of whether or not you want to save your tooth and need pain relief until you are able to make your decision.

If either of these scenarios speak to you, a pulpectomy may be your best option.

A pulpectomy is a partial root canal. The first part of a root canal involves removing the decayed tooth structure and infection, along with the nerve or nerves in the tooth. This is a pulpectomy.

The second part involves shaping the canal and then sealing it so bacteria can’t get back in. The second part completes the root canal.

Keep in mind that waiting for a month or longer to complete treatment will result in reinfection so be sure to follow up with your treatment as soon as you are able!

Preventative Dentistry

Comprehensive exam

Has it been a while since you’ve had a dental checkup?

Here at My Emergency Dental, we never judge you for a lapse in dental care. We know that there are many circumstances in which you may have prioritized other things over your dental health. That being said, we would love to help you get back on track and prevent further decay and other dental illnesses.

With a comprehensive exam, you will receive x-rays, an extraoral exam, and an intraoral exam. From there, the doctor will go over your needs and offer treatment solutions. This appointment is a perfect time to ask any questions you may have.

Basic cleanings

If you have had a dental cleaning in the past 6 months to a year, you will qualify for a “basic cleaning”. If you have never been to our office before, we will take diagnostic x-rays prior to the cleaning and do a full exam so we can go over your treatment needs.

Cleanings are necessary every 4-6 months, depending on your home hygiene regimen and genetics. During your cleaning, the plaque that has hardened on your teeth called tartar will be mechanically debrided (removed), plaque will be removed and flossed, and, if necessary, you will receive fluoride. If necessary, your provider will go over hygiene techniques to improve how you clean your teeth at home. After your treatment, you will be provided a hygiene kit which includes a toothbrush, toothpaste, and floss, as well as an appointment card for your recall appointment.

Together, we can help you achieve optimum oral health.

Fluoride treatment

Since the benefits of fluoride were discovered by a dentist in Colorado Springs in 1901*, fluoride has been utilized to help prevent cavities from forming.

Water fluoridation has been named one of the 10 greatest public health achievements of the 20th century.**

Along with water fluoridation, an adjunct service that dentists provide is a direct application of fluoride once a year. It can be in the form of a foam or a varnish.

We highly recommend this treatment once a year for adults and twice a year for children to keep your teeth strong and protected from cavity-forming bacteria.

Ask your provider about how fluoride treatment can benefit you.

*https://www.nidcr.nih.gov/health-info/fluoride/the-story-of-fluoridation

**https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm4850bx.htm

Sealants

Dental sealants are a great way to prevent cavities on the occlusal surfaces of your teeth.

They are made of a similar material to tooth-colored filling material but they just flow in to the pits and grooves of your molars and “seal” them so that it is harder for bacteria to hide in those pits and grooves and cause cavities.

Typically, sealants are placed in your mid-childhood to teenage years, but they can be placed or replaced in adulthood.

It is particularly important to have sealants placed and maintained throughout your life if the pits and grooves of your molars are deeper. This is solely based on genetics and everyone’s molars are a little different.

Ask your doctor if sealants are right for you.

Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry

Porcelain Veneers

Everyone talks about veneers but what are they?

A veneer is a cosmetic cover over the front of your tooth or teeth to improve their color, shape, and position. Veneers cannot be placed if your tooth has a large cavity. They can only be used if the teeth are in good shape and you just want them to look whiter or more uniform.

Ask your doctor if veneers are the right option for you.

Cosmetic Crowns

Like veneers, crowns can also be used to improve the color, shape, and position of your teeth. The only difference is that a crown covers the entire tooth, while a veneer only covers the front side of the tooth.

If your tooth has a cavity or root canal, a crown is a great option to restore the tooth while also making it look nice and new!

Bonding

Like a porcelain veneer but made with resin, bonding is a more affordable solution to improve the esthetics of your smile.

If you have questions about bonding, call us today!

Teeth whitening

We offer whitening for the whole mouth for $375!

Our treatment is much stronger than over-the-counter whitening and results are almost instant!

Come in for a consultation today.

Enamel reshaping

If you are unhappy with the way your teeth are shaped or if you have some small chipping that does not require a filling, we can reshape your tooth to make it more esthetic.

Periodontics

Periodontal Maintenance

This is like a basic cleaning, but for patients who have had gum disease that has been treated.

This visit involves a closer look and measurement of gum health and bone health and is typically done every 3-4 months.

If you are prone to gum disease, this schedule of cleanings is right for you.

Deep Cleanings

If it has been a long time since you have gotten a cleaning, you likely need a deep cleaning that requires more time and treatment. You may also qualify for a deep cleaning if you are prone to gum disease, for example if it runs in your family.

A deep cleaning is like a regular cleaning in that it involves the removal of tartar and plaque from your teeth. The difference is that with a deep cleaning, the tartar and plaque buildup has gotten to be so much and has traveled down under your gums, so it requires more aggressive treatment and sometimes requires anesthesia as well.

If you’re not sure if you need a deep cleaning or a basic cleaning, come on in and get an exam so the doctor can tell you what is necessary for your treatment.

Dentures

Complete (full) dentures

Our office provides top-of-the-line dentures made by highly trained technicians to give you a beautiful smile again.

We offer a $500 discount if you are getting both top and bottom dentures.

If you need teeth extracted before you get dentures, we are happy to help you with that as well.

Partial dentures (partials)

As with our complete (full) dentures, our office provides partial denture services for those missing multiple teeth in the arch. We will restore your smile so that it looks as if they were your natural teeth.

We also offer adjustments to your existing dentures if they are loose or not fitting properly, in the interim, until you are able to get a new and better fitting one.

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