Technologies Offered at Dental Urgent Care
These are just a few of the technologies used by our emergency dentist.
Panoramic Imaging: A panoramic x-ray captures the upper and lower jaws, teeth, and tissues in one image. This is beneficial to see the “whole picture” so that your emergency dentist can precisely diagnose and treat all of a patient’s dental needs.
Nomad Intraoral X-ray Imaging: As a handheld device, x-ray imaging becomes less painful, faster, and more accurate for patient’s diagnostic imaging. With Nomad, there are softer x-ray ridges and less radiation exposure for a comfortable experience to patients.
3-D Printed Crowns: With the ability to fabricate crowns in the office, patients receive the fastest solutions possible for their dental problems. Our crowns are 3-D printed to precisely crown one or more teeth, matched to a patient’s unique smile anatomy. Our crowns are made with cubic zirconia, which is the preferred choice of dental providers. Cubic zirconia lasts longer than typical porcelain material, is resistant to stains, chips, and cracks and gives a natural appearance so that it is impossible to tell that a tooth has a restoration.
3-D Dental Scanners: Gooey impression material is no longer necessary with the use of 3-D dental scanners, which thoroughly scan an area of the mouth to recreate the surface for a crown or bridge to be made to fit perfectly.
Same-Day Dentures: Pre-fabricated dentures are a solution for both upper and lower jawlines, where patients leave with their new smile the same day. The cost is dramatically reduced as there are no lab fees or consults necessary – they are fit to you! All pre-fabricated dentures come with 3 no-cost adjustments to ensure that our patients are fully satisfied with their quality denture.
Sterilization: Traditional dental offices do not store their instruments in cassettes, nor package them for sterilization. At Dental Urgent care, all tools belong in a protective and sterile cassette to minimize wear on the tools, as well as ensure that they are sterilized and safe for patient use. All dental tools are packaged in sealed, sterile pouches with indicators that change color when properly sterilized.
Types of Dental Emergencies
A toothache occurs when the nerve in the tooth is irritated. This could be due to infection, decay, or injury to the tooth. If not treated by an emergency dentist, the infection, decay, or injury could get worse, resulting in more work to be done and poor oral health.
Cracked or Broken Teeth
Whether it is a crown, filling, or natural tooth, any chip, crack, or break to a tooth is considered an emergency as there could be resulting pain, sensitivity, or ability to get worse if left untreated.
Sensitivity can occur in the gums, or from different forces such as touch/pressure or hot/cold sensations. Oral sensitivity may indicate more serious dental issues, such as tooth decay or infection.
Tongue Swelling & Irritation
Tongue swelling and irritation may indicate oral health problems, allergies, tissue damage, or fluid leakage into the tongue. An emergency dentist can help diagnose and treat these potential issues.