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EMERGENCY DENTISTRY, ROOT CANALS, AND EXTRACTIONS

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Emergency Dentistry, Root Canals, & Extractions in Greeley

Dental emergencies can really disrupt your life and make even the most basic day-to-day tasks painfully difficult – sleeping, eating, and concentrating all take a back seat when you experience tooth pain.

Our team at Greeley Dental Care is here for you when you need us most. We offer emergency dental services designed to eliminate pain and help you get back on track to a healthy smile. We always provide the most comfortable and effective treatment possible as well as long-term solutions to help you avoid dental emergencies in the future.

Common Dental Emergencies

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One of the first signs that something is wrong is often pain. It is important to remember that dental pain often worsens when left untreated. The best action you can take is to give us a call right away. The sooner you make us aware that you are having a dental emergency, the faster we can get you in for an appointment. We treat dental emergencies fast – often on the same day. Common dental emergencies include:

  • Broken tooth
  • Broken restoration
  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Infection
  • Trauma
  • Tooth loss

At your emergency dental appointment, Dr. Taher Dhoon will evaluate your condition using a dental exam and x-ray, make a diagnosis, and provide palliative treatment designed to eliminate pain and stabilize your condition. Full treatment may require another appointment to complete.

We will provide you with information about all your treatment options so that you can make the best choice for your dental health.

If you are a new patient wishing to develop a relationship with a dentist in the Greeley area, we will welcome you back for an initial exam and help you formulate a personalized dental treatment plan that keeps you healthy so you can avoid emergencies in the future.

Root Canal Therapy

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Sometimes dental emergencies require root canal treatment to save your tooth and alleviate pain. While many patients fear root canals because they have a reputation for causing pain, root canals actually relieve the often severe symptoms associated with an infection. 

We use rotary endodontics for more precise treatment that allows us to complete the root canal more efficiently and with higher predictability. Patients find this method more comfortable, and it improves success rates.

We treat root canals here comfortably! In most cases, your root canal will feel no different than a common filling. It can save your tooth, eliminate your infection, and get you back to your everyday life!

Dental Extractions

Dr. Taher Dhoon focuses on dentistry designed to protect your natural teeth because saving your natural teeth is usually the best way to protect your health. Sometimes, however, a severe condition means that removing your tooth is the best way to approach your condition.

If this happens, we can often remove your tooth on the same day. Additionally, we provide a number of tooth-replacement options designed to restore the health and function of your smile.

Are You Experiencing Tooth Pain?

Our team is here to help. Just give us a call and one of our helpful team members will help you get back on track!

Meet Our Doctor


 
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Dr. Taher Dhoon

Dr. Taher Dhoon was born in Utah, where he learned to love the outdoors. He later moved to California, receiving his BA in Physiology and Neuroscience from the University of California, San Diego. He went on to earn his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. While in dental school, random seating placed him next to another aspiring dentist, named Bridget, who would later become his wife. Since graduating, he has earned a Fellowship in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, has qualified for ...

 


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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if I am having a dental emergency?

When most people contact us for a Dental Emergencies | Greeley Dental Care, it is because they have experienced some kind of trauma, such as a broken tooth, or they are having tooth pain. Both of these reasons mean it is time to give us a call. We hold a couple of emergency appointments each day so that we can take care of our patients who experience unexpected dental emergencies.

Calling us right away, at the first sign that something is wrong, gives us the chance to bring you in and address your problem quickly.

A dental emergency appointment will begin by going over any changes to your oral health, including your most recent symptoms. An x-ray will give Dr. Dhoon an image for diagnosis. And an intraoral picture will allow the two of you to see the problem and discuss the options together. Once Dr. Dhoon identifies the problem, he will outline the treatment options available to restore your health and comfort.

Even if you need root canal therapy or a dental extraction, Dr. Dhoon can provide those services right here. In most cases, you will not need a referral to a specialist. Dr. Dhoon provides comfortable treatment when you need it most.

If you have tooth pain, don’t wait! Our Greeley Dental Care team will take excellent care of you.

Why should I replace a missing tooth?

After there is an unfortunate loss of a tooth the bone in the area that the tooth once occupied begins to shrink. The teeth surrounding the space left by the missing tooth can lean and drift into the space at angles that can cause bite problems and damage to the remaining teeth. If the missing tooth is on the lower jaw, the upper tooth that opposed the now missing tooth will continue to drift down or super erupt causing bite problems and exposing root structure that is more susceptible to decay and it can even drift so much as to bite into the lower gums. Essentially you lose the function of two teeth not just one. When you don’t replace a missing tooth, it can really have a domino effect in your mouth.

Do you remove wisdom teeth?

Removing wisdom teeth, also called third molars, is often recommended as a teenager to prevent major dental expense and pain in the future. It is common that wisdom teeth become symptomatic as they erupt or don’t have enough room to erupt properly (impaction). This often occurs during the teenage years, although adults may decide to have them removed if they are causing jaw pain or infection or are pushing against your other teeth.

Wisdom teeth sometimes become impacted. Impaction means that your teeth cannot emerge fully from your gums because there is not enough room or because they are growing in at an angle.

We will take an x-ray of your wisdom teeth to determine if you or your teenager's oral health would benefit from removing them. In most cases, Dr. Taher Dhoon can remove your wisdom teeth in our office comfortably with oral sedation.

If you are fortunate enough to keep your wisdom teeth without complications, remember that taking care of them requires special attention. Their location at the back of your mouth makes them particularly prone to decay, and your gums around them can become infected unless you are diligent with your home care.

If you or your teenager are regular patients, we will identify any problem with your wisdom teeth during your exam and x-ray appointment, but letting us know about symptoms that you experience can help us get you the care you need right away.