Emergency Dentistry, Root Canals, and Extractions
According to Dr. Pritpal Gill, one of his favorite aspects of dentistry is helping patients feel comfortable again by eliminating pain. With his compassionate approach to care, Dr. Gill helps patients regain their oral health.
At Oak Tree Dentistry, we provide emergency dental treatment and advanced services such as extractions and root canals, ensuring that we are there for our patients when they need us most.
When a Toothache Is an Emergency
Anytime your tooth hurts, or you have inflammation near your tooth, gums, or jaw, it’s time to seek the help of your Elk Grove dentist, Dr. Gill.
Pain is your body’s way of letting you know that a serious condition has developed. Give us a call right away, even if you are not sure you need a dental emergency visit.
We are here to help.
Your Emergency Dental Visit
Whether you are new to our office or a valued regular patient, we are here to put you at ease. Our team will update your medical history and take an x-ray of the painful area to assist Dr. Gill with diagnosing your condition, and you will receive reassurance every step of the way. We know that dental pain causes stress.
Dr. Gill will focus on your problem and eliminate your pain with prompt treatment. Whether you need a filling, crown, root canal, or extraction, you will leave feeling much better!
Root Canal Therapy
One of the most common dental emergencies we treat is infection inside the tooth, which often requires root canal therapy. Root canal treatment is not painful but actually relieves the pain caused by the infection.
Using 3-D imaging, Dr. Gill can easily see the extent of the infection and how to treat it. After numbing the tooth with a local anesthetic, Dr. Gill will remove the bacteria, infection, nerve, and pulp from the tooth. We use high-tech rotary instruments for improved accuracy and ideal outcomes. Rotary instruments have tiny titanium tips that gently treat the inside of the canal much faster than could be accomplished with older methods.
Dr. Gill will then sterilize the inside of the tooth and fill it to close the canal. Finally, he will place a temporary filling in the tooth until your body completes the healing process.
In most cases, we will recommend a dental crown to protect your root canal-treated tooth from fracturing.
Unless we are removing a troublesome wisdom tooth, a dental extraction is often the last resort for treatment when other restorative dentistry is not possible. In many cases, we provide comfortable dental extractions right here in our Elk Grove dental office without the need for a referral.
To provide the most efficient and comfortable experience, Dr. Gill uses the latest technology, including 3-D CBCT imaging to determine the complexity and how to best approach your extraction. Plus, having the right tools eliminates surprises like tilted roots and interfering with other teeth.
Do You Have a Dental Emergency?
Don’t wait for the pain to worsen. We invite you to contact Oak Tree Dentistry for an emergency dental appointment. Often, timely treatment means more treatment options. We will put the smile back on your face with the excellent and friendly care we provide.