Same Day Treatments
Some dental procedures can be carried out on the day you call for an appointment. Known as same day treatments, the need for dental attention is vital, which is why therapy happens on the same day. While this may seem as if treatments are done on the same day and emergency treatments are one and the same, they still have their slight differences.
The Napa Valley Dental Group in Napa, CA. is fully-equipped with the facilities needed to address dental treatments which have to be done right away. Your dentist and staff see to it that patients requiring urgent dental attention are prioritized accordingly.
Flexibility and Preparedness
Our dental professionals and support staff are flexible and prepared to handle the needs of some patients to be treated on the same day their appointment was made. Emergencies have a sense of urgency, and by nature, are not foreseen to happen.
Same day dental situations may have an originating situation that was left unattended by the patient, which would be why there is a sudden need for dental treatment. For example, a patient may have had a chipped tooth, but didn’t come in for dental treatment because of having a tight personal schedule, or because there wasn’t pain yet, to begin with. However, chipped teeth can cause pain over time, especially if infection sets in.
In such cases, our office can handle requests for same day treatments. Our goal is to alleviate the pain of our patients by correcting dental issues or by repairing minor damages before they can become complicated dental problems.
Personalized Attention to Pain Management
Your dentist is observant of the fact that the needs of patients are always unique, especially when there is a need for immediate pain management. A dental examination is always performed as the initial step towards pain management. When your dentist sees that dental treatment cannot proceed immediately due to certain conditions such an infection in the oral cavity, your pain will be addressed first, so that it lessens or goes away.
The next step would be to control the source of pain. In the case of swollen, infected gums, antibiotics can be prescribed to fight the infection. Your dentist will then recommend a follow-up visit for further treatment of the underlying condition that had caused your need for immediate treatment. This happens after the source of pain has been controlled.