When you need a Burbank Dentist

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No one wants to be in pain. As awful as pain is, there’s a reason for it: pain lets you know that something is wrong. Cut your hand on something, the pain lets you know that you shouldn’t do something like that again, if you can help it. The same goes for your teeth. When your teeth hurt, it’s a sign that something is wrong. Moreover, it’s a sign that you need to get help. In this blog, we’ll go over some signs that you may need a Burbank dentist. We’ll also touch on some ways that you can help yourself.

Top Burbank Dentist

We know that you have many different dentists in Burbank to choose from. That’s why we do everything we can to stand out. At the ProviDent Dental Group, we prove we’re a top dental group every day. When you come here, you can expect personalized care. While many people suffer from the same dental problems, no two dental problems are exactly the same. That’s why we give each of our customers dental treatment that’s specific to them. Through that kind of individualized attention, we can help our patients in a faster, more complete way.

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On top of that, our care is designed to be gentle, too. We know that very few people look forward to going to the dentist. Practically everyone has some experience in their life when they went to the dentist and it ended up hurting far more than they thought it would. That’s why we’re a different kind of dental group. Our care is designed to be effective, yes, but to be gentle as well. We want you to feel as good coming out of the dentist as you did coming in. Through care that’s specific for your needs and as gentle and light as possible, we offer a better kind of dentistry.

Emergency Dental Services

Unfortunately, tooth and gum problems don’t work on a 9 to 5 basis. They don’t take weekends or evenings off, alas.  We know how frustrating it can be to wake up at 3 AM in the morning with searing tooth pain. It can throw off your whole day or worse. It can seem like you have to wait for hours and hours just to talk to someone, which is quite a bleak prospect when it’s the middle of the night and you aren’t sure why your mouth hurts so much. To counteract that, we answer emergency calls 24/7.

Now, if you go back to the last sentence, you’ll notice the phrase “24/7.” This is not a euphemism. It isn’t some kind of exaggeration, or something that we put in here by accident. We mean that we answer emergency calls 24/7. There are too many other places that say they’re available for you when you need them and then they just aren’t. When we say that we can provide you with urgent care for practically any dental emergency, it isn’t a euphemism, it’s a promise.

Our telephone coverage will always be available to you should you have some kind of dental emergency. You can call in, and someone will be here to assist you in getting an appointment as quickly as possible. As soon as you can see someone who can help you, you’ll be able to. Moreover, we know that some people may shy away from a 24/7 emergency dentist due to the price. Some have a general conception that any dental emergency could end up draining your bank account.

We understand that, which is why we make sure that you’ll get a price you can afford. When you talk to one of our dental professionals at any time, they’ll talk to you and figure out exactly what’s going on. Then, they’ll set about getting you that appointment with an expert who can help, quickly. From there, they’ll also work with you to figure out how to get all of this done at a reasonable price. You can’t really schedule a dental emergency, but if you call our number, you can find help.

In Addition to Calling

We always encourage people to call us during a dental emergency. However, that’s not all that you can do for yourself. There are some steps you can take, depending on your emergency, to make your experience just a little bit easier. Of course, we know how difficult tooth and gum pain can be. It can be anywhere from “annoying” to “incapacitating.” So, if you can’t do any of the actions suggested below, see if there’s someone who can do them for you. Perhaps it’s a family member, spouse, or someone else that you can trust.

When your tongue, gums or lips are cut or damaged, it can ruin even the best day. It can be hard to concentrate, let alone speak. To help with this, we recommend a salt water rinse. If possible, you want to put gauze on the affected area, too. Of course, as we mentioned earlier in this blog, ours is a gentle practice. When you’re doing this salt water rinse, it doesn’t have to be strong, hard or forced. Instead, it can be as gentle as possible. You’re in pain, you’re wounded – it’s best to take a moment to be gentle with yourself, so that you can feel better.

Losing teeth can be frustrating, at best. When you have a broken tooth, or one that’s even knocked out of your mouth, it’s best to put submerge it in milk. This can make things a lot easier later on.  Everyone knows that they should collect the tooth fragment, but not that they should put it in milk. Doing so preserves it a bit better, which can come in handy later on. If there’s anything wrong with your smile, teeth or gums, don’t hesitate to let us know.

Help with Smiles and Stress

For many people (possible most people) their mental image of the dentist’s office is not a good one. It’s very sterile, impersonal and quiet. Many have pictures of teeth and gum problems hanging on the wall. That doesn’t exactly tend to decrease the stress of someone who’s come by due to a problem with their teeth. We get that, which is why we’ve done everything we can to make our practice as stress free as possible. When you come here, we go the extra mile to make sure that not only do we fix whatever your oral problem is, but you enjoy your stay, too.

When you come to our practice, you’ll find an environment that’s warm and welcoming – the exact opposite of sterile and impersonal. We take great pride in offering our patients “creature comforts.” After all, just because you’re at the dentist’s office, that doesn’t mean that you have to feel bored or even anxious. So, you’ll find that we have plenty of great music on in the background. On top of that, we have movies, too. You can be entertained while we get the job done. That way, a potentially unpleasant experience can be as pleasant as possible.

You shouldn’t have to tolerate going to the dentist; you should enjoy it. We want to make sure that you do. Many of us have had “dental anxiety” in the past, that anxiety where you know that you have to go to the dentist but just really don’t want to. This can actually lead to more health problems. The longer you put off going to the dentist, the worse your problems can get. Your teeth are too important to let any problems fester.

When you have any kind of dental problem, contact us quickly. You can reach out to us at our 24 / 7 emergency line at (818) 260-9000. Alternately, you could message us through our website to learn more information.