A serious dental problem can strike without warning. You could develop a severe toothache that disrupts your activities or even your sleep. An accident or sudden blow to the face could also damage your teeth and cause immense discomfort. Fortunately, Dr. Luminita Markham and her team offer emergency dentistry to assist you when you need it most. If you are experiencing a dental emergency, you should contact Maidu Dental immediately. We will get you in for a visit as quickly as possible. In most cases, we offer same-day appointments. In the meantime, we can help you minimize your discomfort with proper at-home care. Do not live with dental pain any longer than you have to. As a family dental practice, we can offer the compassionate, urgent care that you need.
At Maidu Dental, we treat many different urgent dental concerns. Common dental emergencies include:
If you experience any of the problems listed above, there are certain protocols that you should follow. When you contact us for your appointment, we will advise you about the best ways to care for your tooth and ease your discomfort.
After diagnosing a cavity, Dr. Markham will typically treat it with a dental filling. The restoration will strengthen your tooth and seal it so that bacteria cannot get back inside. Fillings come in several different materials, such as gold, amalgam, and tooth-colored composite resin.
If your cavity spans a large part of your tooth, a filling will not be enough to restore functionality. In these cases, Dr. Markham will usually place a crown, inlay, or only. These restorations can also be good options if you have a cracked or weakened tooth. We use innovative CAD/CAM technology to provide crowns, inlays, and onlays in a single visit.
Many times, a severe toothache is the result of a dental infection. If the inner pulp of a tooth becomes infected, bacteria will travel down the nerves into your root canals. This can cause moderate to severe pain, gum abscesses, bad breath, and several other symptoms.
Because of our CAD/CAM technology, Dr. Luminita Markham can often perform single-visit root canal therapy and crown. The treatment will also involve minimal discomfort, thanks to our gentle techniques and our Comfort ControlTM Syringe (our computerized anesthesia delivery system).