Same Day Emergency Dental
Same Day Emergency Dental Parma, Ohio
At Ridge Road Family Dentistry, we handle dental emergencies promptly without causing unnecessary delays for our patients. Not all dental clinics are equipped to handle same-day emergencies. At other dental offices, patients are given painkillers and asked to book an appointment. Dental emergencies occur more often than people realize. Therefore, our office is equipped to handle several types of dental emergencies on the same day.
With two experienced dentists and four state of the art treatment rooms, we can perform root canal, complicated extraction, simple filling, denture repair and dental infection procedures.
Our experienced staff will help you with insurance paperwork and review your medical history in an easy and simple way to make your visit as pleasant as possible.
Same-day cosmetic fixes
Though quick cosmetic fixes do not fit into the emergency category, some of our patients come in for last-minute fixes to their smile. Sometimes it is for an important public event they have to attend or to prepare for a personal event, such as a wedding. We perform various emergency cosmetic treatments such as tooth bonding and temporary crowns on the same day.
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Call us today to make an appointment. Ask about our same-day dental emergency programs. A dental emergency can happen at any time. It is best to familiarize yourself with the various treatments, tools and techniques we use to handle sudden dental emergencies. We are here to help you.
Wisdom teeth extractions are a fairly common procedure. Wisdom teeth often cause problems as they are trying to protrude through the gums. When a wisdom tooth is impacted, it means the tooth is coming in at an angle and not straight through the gum line. This can cause pain, the tooth can come in unevenly, or the tooth may only emerge partially.
When a wisdom tooth only emerges partially a flap of skin, called an operculum, may form over the tooth. This can make the tooth hard to clean, and pieces of food may be caught under the skin. This makes it easy for an infection, called pericoronitis, to develop. It will usually go away on its own, but it causes swelling and pain in the area.
Impacted teeth and wisdom teeth that can potentially cause problems, like infections, need to be removed. Extractions can range from a single tooth, to removing all four wisdom teeth at once. Based on the preference of the doctor and/or the patient, a local anesthetic could be used to numb the areas where the teeth will be extracted. Others will prefer to go under a general anesthetic so that they will be sedated during the procedure.
The gum tissue around the wisdom tooth is cut open to reveal the tooth. The tooth is loosened by gripping it tightly and wiggling it back and forth until it can be lifted out of the gums. Sometimes a tooth may be impacted so tightly that it cannot be simply lifted out of the gums. In cases like this the tooth will be broken up into pieces first before being removed. Depending on the incision and extraction site, sutures may be needed to close the area. Soluble sutures are the best option, which will dissolve on their own.
After the surgery you will need to rest. You need to be driven home by a friend or family member because of the anesthesia. You can expect for the extraction site to bleed for a little while after the surgery. Gauze will be applied at the completion of the surgery, and you will need to change it when it becomes soaked. If bleeding continues for longer than 24 hours you should call your dentist. Rest when you return home, but do not lie flat. This could prolong the bleeding. Prop your head up on a pillow when lying down. Your dentist will prescribe you pain medication, so if you become sore take as directed. You can also use an ice pack for the pain. Your dentist might also provide you with a cleaning solution to clean the extraction site.
You will be limited to soft foods for a few days after your surgery. Some recommended foods are:
- Mashed Potatoes
- Ice Cream
- Thin Soups
- …and other food you can eat without chewing.
When drinking, make sure you do not use a straw. The sucking motion can loosen your sutures and slow the clotting process. The same goes for smoking. If you have prolonged pain, bleeding, irritation, or don’t feel that the extraction site is healing properly call your dentist for a follow up.
Dental implants are a permanent and appealing solution to replace missing or extracted teeth. They are better than other alternatives like bridges because no additional teeth need to be altered to place the new tooth.
The entire implant process is performed over the course of a few months. The first part of the process is to install the implant itself, where a screw is placed into the jaw bone. An incision is made in the gum so that the implant can be inserted. Multiple implants can be placed at once if necessary. After the implants are placed the gums are sutured.
The implant must be allowed about 3-6 months to heal, and during this time the jaw bone will form around the implant in a process called osseointegration. During this healing time you can have temporary crowns installed so that you can eat and speak normally and maintain a proper aesthetic appearance for your smile.
After the implant has healed it is time to place an abutment on the implant. The abutment serves as the base for your new tooth. One this is placed an impression of the abutment is taken and is used to create your permanent restoration. Some offices have an onsite lab to create the crown, but others will have to send it to an outside lab. Once the restoration is completed you can return to the office to attach the restoration permanently. Your smile will look just like it used to, and after a short period of getting used to the implant it will feel just like one of your own teeth.
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We’ll make the process of paying for your dental care as simple as possible! Our office accepts a wide variety of insurance plans, and we’re always happy to file your claim for you so that you can be sure to receive the maximum benefits available to you. Ridge Road Family Dentistry is in network with Delta Dental, Metlife, Cigna, BlueCross BlueShield, Guardian, United Healthcare, and more! Call us today to find out how we can maximize your insurance plan!
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Specials & Offers
Implant, Abutment & Crown $3000
Implant, Abutment & Crown for $3000, X-ray and consultation are free, includes CT scan when treatment is accepted (when insurance company is not accepted).
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Mon, Tue, Thurs, Fri: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wed: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sat: 8:00 am -2:00 pm
For new patients with no insurance. No insurance? No Problem! We will offer 10% Discount, for self-pay patients.
We also Accept Care Credit!