Can I Save My Tooth?

Emergency Extraction or Save the Tooth? One of the most common questions we get from patients who have a toothache is “Can I Save My Tooth?” It’s an understandable question and one that makes perfect sense at the emergency dentist: your tooth hurts. It’s the weekend. You don’t like seeing the dentist. And now you […]

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My Tooth Hurts. Can I Wait to See a Dentist?

Should You Wait to See the Dentist If You Have a Toothache? Do a quick search on Google for “My Tooth Hurts. Can I Wait to See a Dentist?” and see what comes up. In fact, that is probably how you found this article. And undoubtedly you found a thousand forum posts from people asking […]

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Why Does a Toothache Hurt So Bad?

What Makes a Toothache So Painful? Have you ever wondered why your toothache hurts so bad? Some of our patients (patients who have had children) actually have said that their toothache was worse than childbirth. For a toothache! But why? What is Pain? Pain is a signal from your body telling you something is wrong. […]

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A Toothache on Vacation?

Your Toothache Doesn’t Care if Your Are on Vacation At On Demand Dentist, we see a lot of patients who get a toothache while on vacation in San Diego. Since we are open nights and weekends, we are a logical choice for travelers with a toothache. But what should you do when you’re traveling for […]

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How Do You Pay for Emergency Dental Work?

Creative Ways to Get the Money Needed for Your Emergency Dental Work Your dental care needs and your budget requirements don’t always line up. But that doesn’t mean that your toothache will simply go away until you have more money in your pocket. So how do you pay for your dental care when you don’t […]

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Taking Your Toothache to the Emergency Room?

Emergency Toothache on the Weekend You wake up on a Saturday morning and your tooth is killing you. You call your dentist and leave a message, which doesn’t get returned because it’s a Saturday. You call another office and they call you back, but only to say that they can’t see you until Monday, but […]

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Why Does My Child Have a Toothache?

Why Does My Child Have a Cavity? If your toddler has a toothache, he or she most likely has a cavity. “But we don’t even eat sugar at our house! How does he have a cavity?” Great question! The fact is, most cavities in children aren’t caused by soda and candy (although soda and candy […]

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Can You Wait to See the Dentist if You Have an Infection?

You wake up on a Saturday morning and your tooth hurts. You look in the mirror to see the gums below a broken tooth are swollen. Maybe there’s a little puss coming out. The more you look at it the more obvious it becomes: you have an infection. But… it’s Saturday morning. Most dentists are […]

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How Long Can I Wait to See the Dentist if I Have an Infection?

Can I Wait To Get My Tooth Pulled if I Have an Infection?

That’s a pretty common question we get on a Saturday afternoon at our emergency dental clinic in San Diego. Since we are one of only a few San Diego emergency dentists that are open on the weekend, we get a lot of calls with questions and concerns. Most of the time, someone wants to know if they should come see us and have it taken care of on a Saturday or if they can wait to see their regular dentist on Monday. It’s a good question.

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Tips for Finding the Best, Most Affordable Emergency Dentist

When you get a toothache, you want quality care from an emergency dentist who is available when you need him or her most. You want an emergency dentist that will drop what he is doing to help you right away. You want an emergency dentist who is fair, gentle, and compassionate in your time of need.

The last thing you want is to be “nickled and dimed” when you are in pain at your emergency dentist.

Here are some questions you can ask to make sure that the emergency dentist you choose is the right fit for you:

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