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Same day emergency appointment

No one can plan for an emergency. Unfortunately, emergencies happen anytime and often without any warning. Therefore, we advise you to call in our office ASAP, so we can get you right away. For patients with no insurance, you can use $29- special to get your emergency care appointment.

Palliative treatment

On the day of emergency visit, Whatever the reason may be, when definite treatment is not possible on the day of emergency visit, we can provide palliative treatment to make you more comfortable. Palliative treatment can be considered as a temporary cure without curing the underlying condition.It would be something like, smoothening of sharp tooth/filling, placement of temporary crown/filling, draining pus from abscessed tooth, prescribing medicine for infection, etc.

Root canal Treatment

A root canal is a treatment or procedure that fixes or mends a severely damaged/decayed or infected tooth. The procedure normally includes extracting the damaged area of the tooth (the pulp), cleaning and disinfecting it, and then filling and covering or sealing it. Hence the term “root canal” comes from the cleaning of the canals of the root of the tooth/teeth. The Root canal treated teeth should receive crowns(caps), as they are a higher chance of fracture in RCT treated teeth.

It is possible to certain extent to avoid the need of root canal treatment by having routine check-ups and xrays, where cavities can be detected before it has an opportunity to advance and destroy teeth. Small cavities can be treated with routine tooth colored fillings. Remember, most small cavities do NOT show any symptoms, and you will NOT be able to know, until it is advanced closer to the pulp of teeth. When there is throbbing spontaneous pain that lingers, evaluation for the need of the root canal will be necessary. At prime dentistry, we recommend you to come in regularly, so we can be certain that you do not have to go through dental pain, and getting root canal treatment.

Extraction

Most common reason for tooth removal from jaw bone may be necessary because of Severe tooth decay/infection, fracture or gum disease. WE will take an x-ray of the area to determine the easiest way to extract the tooth and the proper anesthetic method to make sure it’s a pain-free experience. Once the extraction is complete, the dentist will guide you with the after-care instructions for a healthy recovery.

Post Operative Care instructions are as following:

– Eating and drinking – A soft or liquid diet is advisable for post-extraction, so food is not stuck in the socket. Avoid alcohol and hot drinks for at least 24 hours, particularly if an anesthetic effect is present.
– Rinsing – Avoid rinsing your mouth repeatedly. Blood gathers in the socket of where the tooth was. Repeated rinsing may displace this clot and start bleeding, affecting the healing process. Also, if you rinse, make sure to use lukewarm salty water. Repeat this 3-4 times a day after meals for effective socket healing.
– Cleaning – Brushing to be continued, taking extra care around the socket to not interrupt healing.
– Bleeding – In case of slight bleeding, sit upright with head and shoulders elevated. Bite down a small pad of gauze or rolled tissue between the jaws and over the socket for 15 minutes, until bleeding resides, if it doesn’t repeat until unnecessary. Minor discharge of blood from the socket is normal for 24 hours after the tooth extraction.
– Swelling – Some degree of swelling should be expected and may take up to 10 days to resolve in some cases.
– Smoking – Avoiding cigarette smoking is recommended for 48-72 hours of post-extraction. As the smoke can slow down healing and cause an infection with acute pain.
– Stitches – If you have sutures placed after the extraction, do not touch with fingers or tongue. Also, return to have them removed safely after a week. Certain stitches may dissolve without need of removal.
– Dry socket – An infection in and around the extraction site or socket is known as a dry socket. IT may not occur until a few days after the extraction and may feel dull, pulsating jaw pain. Kindly contact our dentists as this calls for a follow-up appointment.
– Pain – We recommend taking 600 mg three times a day combined with Acetaminophen 500 mg for the first two days, that way we can ensure you do have adequate pain control. Patients who cannot take Ibuprofen/acetaminophen, please let us know.

 

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