If you are experiencing a dental emergency it is imperative that you do something about it immediately.Call our office as soon as the discomfort arises. The sooner we are aware of the problem, the sooner we can work you into our schedule. Dr. Lusby and staff will do everything possible to diagnose your condition and provide at least a temporary solution to ease your discomfort until we can schedule you for a full appointment.
To prevent such emergency dentist visits and to ensure you are doing everything you can to protect your teeth, request an appointment today. Once you are established with our office and receive regular care, the need for emergency visits should be minimal.
Generally, we recommend treatments that will save teeth, but when a tooth is so damaged that it cannot be saved, extraction is the best choice. An extraction is sometimes the best treatment choice for preventing many future dental problems.
Reasons for tooth extraction:
- Severe tooth decay
- Advanced periodontal disease
- Primary teeth that are too crowded or not falling out properly
- Nn impacted wisdom tooth
Before we start the extraction procedure, we may offer nitrous oxide to relax you, and we’ll numb the area with anesthetic to keep you comfortable. During the procedure, you’ll feel pressure when the tooth is removed, but you shouldn’t feel any pain at all. If you do, we’ll stop and give you more anesthetic. To remove the tooth, we’ll use an instrument called an elevator, which is placed next to your tooth and is used to gently loosen it. Then, we use forceps to grip the tooth carefully and remove it. If an incision was necessary, we may close it with a couple of stitches once the tooth is removed.
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Are you looking for an affordable dentist in Tahoe? Richard Lusby, D.D.S. is a leading dental care practice that strives to help make dental treatment affordable. We realize that not all our patients have dental insurance therefore, we offer various financial options.
We accept cash, checks, and all major credit cards. For our cash patients with treatment exceeding $200.00 or more, we offer a 5% discount off their portion when paid with a credit card, or 7.5% discount with cash or check. Payment is due at the time of service unless other arrangements have been made in advance.
Our office also offers a third party financing plan specifically designed for healthcare. CareCredit will help you pay for your dental treatment and other procedures with their special financing options. For more information or to apply online, visit Carecredit.com.
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