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Urgent Dental Care/Dental Emergencies

When you have a dental emergency, swift treatment may be required in order to relieve discomfort, replace faulty dental work, repair damage, and/or prevent your condition from worsening. At Alpine Dental Care, our skilled dentist, Dr. Donian Shen, offers the full spectrum of urgent dental care services so that you can get the treatment you need, right when you need it the most.

What Urgent Dental Care Is Available?

Stocked with state-of-the-art technology, our Mountain View office provides a warm, safe atmosphere for patients in need of urgent dental care. These are just a few of the emergency procedures we can perform to alleviate your discomfort:

Root Canal Therapy

Intense, aching tooth pain and/or swollen gums surrounding a tooth may mean you need a root canal. When an infection develops within the tooth root where the nerve resides, swelling, pressure, and discomfort can escalate quickly. Thankfully, a root canal performed with specialized endodontic tools can provide an effective way to eliminate the infection, alleviate discomfort, and prevent the need for tooth extraction. The advanced sedation techniques we offer can make the root canal process as comfortable as possible—allowing you to rest and relax while receiving the treatment you need.

Wisdom Teeth Removal

It is common for wisdom teeth to cause complications, due to the fact that most individuals do not have room in their mouths to accommodate them properly. When wisdom teeth become impacted within the jawbone, grow sideways, and/or place pressure on other teeth, you can experience several uncomfortable and often painful side-effects. In some cases, wisdom teeth removal procedures must be performed immediately to provide relief and/or treat infection. If your wisdom teeth are causing pain and you need immediate dental attention, our emergency dentists can help.

Tooth Extractions

At Alpine Dental Care, we aim to save a healthy tooth whenever we can; however, in some cases, extraction is the safest and most practical option. Concerns such as severe decay, overcrowding, or impaction sometimes warrant the removal of a tooth in order to preserve the remaining teeth, as well as to prevent infection from spreading to the gums and jawbone. Tooth extraction is typically an uncomplicated procedure, and we are usually able to complete the procedure quickly. We can also discuss tooth replacement options, such as dental implants, that can serve as effective ways to maintain dental health, function, and aesthetics following a tooth extraction.

Additional Urgent Dental Services

No matter your concern, Dr. Shen and the rest of our team will do our best to help you. In addition to the above, we can perform emergency dental services for issues such as:

  • Tooth loss. Teeth are most often lost as a result of injury, severe infection, periodontal disease, and other factors.
  • Loss of a filling or crown. The loss of a filling or crown is also commonly associated with injury. In the event your filling or crown falls out, come see us right away.
  • Cracks or breaks. A sudden crack or break can be both shocking and painful. Several factors can contribute to cracks or breaks, including bruxism or poor bone density.
  • General pain. If you find yourself in extreme oral discomfort for no apparent reason, we can help you get to the bottom of the issue.

Trust the team at Alpine Dental Care with your dental emergencies! Our urgent dental care services are available when you need them. Just contact our office to discuss your urgent dental concern with a knowledgeable member of our team who can help you schedule a $80 non-refundable consultation with Dr. Shen*, and determine the best way to proceed with timely, effective treatment.

Please note that our dental implant, reconstructive, and surgical procedures - as well as any urgent dental care services - are performed at our Mountain View location, which is less than 15 minutes away from Alpine Dental Care. Smile by Design has a state-of-the-art facility that features all the latest technology. Dr. Donian Shen is extensively trained in the placement of dental implants, has many years of advanced dentistry experience, and is a sustaining member of the International Congress of Oral Implantology.

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