Citrus Heights dental practice helps patients avoid need for emergency dental treatment

Sacramento Natural Dentistry helps patients avoid need for emergency dental treatment.

Hospital emergency departments across the country saw the number of patients seeking treatment for dental pain jump dramatically from 2000 to 2010 (from 1.1 million to 2.1 million incidents). Emergency departments are not usually equipped to provide emergency dental treatment, so care generally consists of pain medication, antibiotics, and referral to a dentist – an appointment that may not be kept, resulting in a return trip to the ED. Yet most urgent dental situations can be prevented with regular dental care services at Sacramento Natural Dentistry in Citrus Heights. 

Preventing dental issues 

The most common dental emergencies involve toothache, abscess, or trauma. Any of these situations leave you in physical and emotional distress until treatment can be performed. They require time out of your busy schedule and involve substantial expense. For example, a broken or infected tooth may require extraction, at an average cost of several hundred dollars and a few days of recovery time. Wouldn’t you rather avoid the discomfort, inconvenience, and expense?

The team at Sacramento Natural Dentistry can help, with:

The team at Sacramento Natural Dentistry can help you in lot of areas

  • Defensive tactics – A biological approach to dental care recognizes that whatever is going on in your mouth affects the rest of your body. The reverse is also true. We stress whole body nutrition to nourish the mouth and all other functions of the body that support it. This results in healthier gums and stronger teeth, reducing the chance of dental emergencies. Regular professional cleanings with gentle techniques such as ultrasonic scaling and ozone therapy help to keep the oral cavity vital, without the use of harsh chemicals. Our hygiene team also provides hands-on instruction in proper brushing and flossing technique, and advice on products that do not disrupt the biological terrain of the mouth. If you are a bruxer (clench or grind at night) or play contact sports, a custom-fit mouthguard can avoid stress fractures, gradual dental deterioration that has a way of making itself known suddenly, and traumatic injuries.
  • Early detection – Often the difference between a small, scheduled treatment and a big, emergency procedure is catching the problem early. Many factors influence dental health from genetics to stress, spinal alignment, and environmental circumstances, so all problems cannot be avoided with good home hygiene and a healthy lifestyle. With regular checkups, gum disease, dental caries, potential oral cancers, and bite and alignment issues can be identified early, when treatment is least invasive and most effective.
  • Effective treatment – Sacramento Natural Dentistry provides a range of dental care services to repair problems that do occur, restoring oral function and the appearance of your beautiful smile. We are a mercury-free and mercury-safe practice. No amalgam fillings are placed. Instead we use BPA-safe composite resin filling materials that blend unnoticeably with the color of your natural dentition. Maybe you have an amalgam filling that must be removed because the tooth has cracked or developed decay beneath the filling. Or perhaps you choose to have amalgam removed for the aesthetic and potential health benefits. We employ amalgam removal methods that provide the highest level of patient protection from mercury vapor and particles, also safeguarding the dental team and the environment. Crowns are fabricated on site, with advanced CEREC CAD/CAM technology. 
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Emergency dental treatment in Citrus Heights 

Sacramento Natural Dentistry is recognized throughout the Sacramento, CA area as a leader in biologically-friendly dental solutions

Despite an excellent preventive regimen, dental emergencies can happen. An old filling or root canal treatment may allow infection to develop deep at the center of a tooth. An annoying intermittent toothache becomes acute throbbing pain that is impossible to ignore. Or perhaps a day at the pool becomes a slip and fall that shatters a tooth. Maybe a restoration breaks or comes loose. Don’t worry – we are here for you. Just call or text (916) 823-8585 and we’ll do our best to see you promptly during regular office hours. We allow time in our daily schedule to accommodate urgent situations.

Sacramento Natural Dentistry is recognized throughout the Sacramento, CA area as a leader in biologically-friendly dental solutions using the latest diagnostic and treatment technologies, and the safest available materials and techniques. Our goal is to help you enjoy a stunning smile and improved wellness for life. Call (916) 823-8585 to schedule an appointment.



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I want to give a recommendation for a natural dentist to anyone seeking a holistic leaning dentist, or any dentistry at all for that matter. I had a dental emergency due to several cavities that ended up being put on hold because of the virus shutdown. Living in Tahoe, the options of which dentists I had to choose from was short, and all of them were closed still. Over the last month I wound up with severe tooth pain from the bacteria in the cavities that very nearly became systemic. Two days ago I searched google for a natural dentist in Sacramento and the first one that was open and actually answered their phone was the good people at Sacramento Natural Dentistry. I explained to them my predicament and they got me an appointment yesterday at two o'clock. (Next day appointment after being closed for two months!) After taking x-rays and seeing the severity of the condition, I was offered a choice in treatment options. Yes you heard that right, a choice as to which procedures best fit my life situation. After a conversation about my options, some lidocaine was administered and 3 cavities were filled with precision and amazing efficiency followed by an extraction of a tooth that we determined was beyond being worth saving. The staff was helpful and kind and treated me with respect. The dentist who performed the procedure, Dr. Darryl Azouz who has twenty two years experience in dentistry, was patient and attentive, professional and very personable. I immediately noticed his authenticity and genuine care for others. Throughout the procedure we conversed and I really must say that overall it was the most pleasant time I've ever had in a dentists chair. Any of you out there who are looking for good holistic dental care at a fair price as well as a heart based approach, I can tell you that he and his team were well worth my drive from Tahoe for a visit. I am grateful to have found them and will return for future dental work without hesitation. Keep safe and many blessings.

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I love this office! Dr. Azouz is the best dentist my family has ever had. I have had nothing but positive experiences every time I have had anything done in this office. I have referred several friends and family and all have been so happy with Dr. Azouz. My kids now love going to the dentist and I appreciate how good Dr. Azouz and the staff are with them. This is an office you will not be disappointed in, and is great for all ages!

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