Emergency Dentistry

Did you know one of the most common reasons people miss work is tooth pain?  When the pain comes, it’s essential to have a compassionate dental team on your side. Our Fresno, CA dentists, Dr. Braden Callister and Dr. Don Christensen, are dedicated to relieving your pain.

At Callister Dental, we know that dental emergencies happen at the most inconvenient times and are often disruptive to your schedule. Remember, our team is here for you and your family when you need us the most.

Our Approach to Your Dental Emergency

At Callister Dental in Fresno, CA always set aside time to deal with dental emergencies, and our team works hard to get you seen as soon as possible. We can usually fit you in the same day and in rare cases within the next day.

The treatments provided during your dental emergency appointment depend on the nature of your dental issue. However, our approach to your emergency is to find the cause of your pain, treat that cause, eliminate your discomfort, and save your smile.

Common Dental Emergencies

An emergency can mean anything from a toothache to a broken tooth crown, but the most common dental emergencies we see are infections that may require a root canal.

The symptoms of a dental emergency include:

  • Face or jaw swelling
  • Tooth pain
  • Bleeding
  • A broken tooth
  • A tooth that gets knocked out

We advise you to call Callister Dental at the first sign of a dental emergency. If you’re unsure whether your issue is urgent, contact us. A member of our trained team can assess your situation and make the proper recommendation.

If you’ve suffered a trauma or an accident, we advise you to visit the nearest emergency room and contact our team from that location. Your safety is the first priority!

Avoiding Dental Emergencies

The best way to prevent dental infections is to adopt a good oral hygiene routine at home and visit our Fresno, CA dental office regularly for dental exams and teeth cleanings. The American Dental Association recommends at least two exams and two teeth cleanings per year. We agree with this recommendation and find that patients who adhere to it have fewer cavities and fewer dental emergencies.

If you play sports, we also recommend a custom mouthguard to protect your teeth from trauma.

If you grind or clench your teeth, it’s essential to be fitted with a custom nightguard to prevent wear and erosion on your enamel. When enamel breaks down, it leaves your teeth vulnerable to cavities, breakage, and infection.

Always practice good oral hygiene. 

Don’t Ignore Dental Pain

If you notice signs of a dental emergency, contact our Fresno dental office. If your tooth has been knocked out, we can often save it with timely intervention.