Same-Day Dental Procedures for You

Same-Day Dental Procedures for You

Sep 01, 2020

Despite some dental procedures needing multiple appointments, others will require only a single visit to your dentist. Most same-day dental treatments are minimally invasive, and your regular dentist can perform them in his or her office. Some of the same-day dental procedures include:

Regular Dental Exams and Cleanings

For good oral health, regular exams and cleanings are significant. During dental exams, your dentist will identify potential issues and recommend treatment immediately. Dental cleanings, on the other hand, help in removing plaque, tartar, and bacteria, thus preventing tooth decay and gum diseases.

A regular dental exam at Steve Horne, DDS office will only require 45 minutes. The dental exam also entails cleaning; thus,your dentist will be done with the procedure in an hour. For healthy and strong teeth, ensure that you schedule your appointments at least after every six months.

Same-Day Restorations in Encinitas, CA for Cosmetic Purposes

Some of the restorations that your cosmetic dentist in Encinitas, CA, can perform in a single day include:

Dental Crowns.

Dental crowns or caps are a restorative option for damaged teeth. The crowns help in restoring the shape and strengthening your damaged tooth. Your dentist can recommend crowns if your teeth are chipped, broken, or cracked. Also, dentists use crowns as tooth caps for implants. However, the procedure for dental implants requires multiple appointments.

Unlike most dental offices, we can use CAD or CAM technologies to create Cerec crowns and place them on the same day. Our dentist places the Cerec crown to restore the strength, size, and aesthetic appearance of your damaged tooth.


Dental veneers also restore the appearance of your damaged teeth. However, in most dental clinics, you will require at least two appointments to get your veneers. The dentist will take impressions on the first appointment of your teeth and place a temporary veneer. Your dentist will then place the permanent one during the second appointment.

With Cerec technology in our dental office, you can get your veneers in a day. Other than restoring the shape of your teeth, they can eliminate stains on your enamel.

Other Dental Treatments You Can Receive in a Day

Other than the cosmetic restorations above and regular exams, there are other treatments you can receive in a single day. They include:

Fluoride Treatments

Fluoride mineral strengthens your enamel and prevents cavities. With your daily oral hygiene practices and diet plans, the mineral might be shedding slowly without restorations. Therefore, you might need to visit a dentist for fluoride treatments.

Your dentist can decide to offer the treatments in his or her office. The dentist will only require up to an hour to complete the procedure. Therefore you will only require a single appointment to get the treatments. Also, the dentist can prescribe over-the-counter mouth rinses or toothpaste.

Root Canal

This involves removing infected pulp and nerves from your tooth’s root. If your condition is not severe, the dentist will only require a single appointment to complete the procedure.

During the procedure, your dentist drills an access hole through your enamel. Your dentist then removes the pulp, nerves, and bacteria through the access hole. Next, the dentist uses files of different sizes to clean the root canal. Finally, your dentist will rinse the root canal using water before adding the Gutta-percha substance and sealing the access hole.

Dental Fillings

Dental fillings are a traditional restorative option that dentists use to prevent the growth of cavities. Dental fillings are either direct or indirect.When receiving direct fillings, you will require only one appointment. However, indirect fillings require more than a single visit.

Emergency Dentistry Services

Some dental situations require immediate attention. However, not all cases qualify to be emergencies. Some of the conditions that require emergency dental care in Encinitas, CA include:

  • Knocked-out tooth
  • Broken tooth
  • Chipped or cracked crowns
  • Damaged dental implants
  • Abscess
  • Bleeding
  • Gum infections

When you experience any of the scenarios above, you should consider contacting an emergency dentist near you immediately. Most of the situations above are accompanied by pain and discomfort.  Therefore, the dentist will prioritize them and perform the treatment procedures on the same day.

Your dentist can also advise you to try some home-based first aid treatments to reduce pain.

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