Same Day Dentistry Specialist

Grace Dental Design

General Dentists located in Oklahoma City, OK

Thanks to same-day dentistry, it’s possible to address minor oral issues without having to schedule a series of appointments. At Grace Dental Design, general dentist Sandy Grace, DDS, and the team use same-day dentistry to apply dental sealants and repair small cavities without anesthesia. To make an appointment at the practice in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, call the office today or book online.

Same Day Dentistry Q&A

What is same-day dentistry?

Same-day dentistry provides treatment of minor oral issues that require immediate care. If Dr. Grace or a member of the team determines you can benefit from a filling or dental sealant during your initial exam, they might recommend same-day dentistry to save you time and hassle.  

What services does same-day dentistry provide?

Dr. Grace and the team offer several same-day dentistry services, including:

Dental fillings

Dental fillings are a common restoration that repair damaged or decaying tooth enamel. Dr. Grace and the team offer tooth-colored dental fillings. These fillings blend in with your enamel, ensuring the work looks completely natural.

Dental sealants

If you regularly experience cavities or have weak enamel, Dr. Grace and the team might recommend dental sealants.

Sealants are thin coatings made of plastic that Dr. Grace applies to the tops and sides of your teeth. Once placed, sealants prevent harmful bacteria from attacking and destroying your tooth enamel. 

Treatment of small cavities

If you have a small cavity, it might not even require a filling. Dr. Grace might recommend excavating the decay with an air-abrasion machine. Treatment of small cavities is entirely painless and doesn’t require anesthesia. Plus, you can return to work or other normal activities immediately following your appointment.

How can same-day dentistry benefit me?

Only a qualified dentist like Dr. Grace can determine if you might benefit from same-day dentistry.

Before making any recommendations, Dr. Grace conducts an oral exam, reviews your dental health history, and asks about your symptoms. Afterward, she takes a series of oral X-rays and uses the DIAGNOdent™ cavity detector. 

If Dr. Grace determines you have one (or several) small cavities, she develops a custom same-day treatment plan. Most same-day treatments take less than an hour and require no downtime.  

What is recovery like after getting a filling?

After you get a filling, it’s normal to experience some increased tooth sensitivity. Dr. Grace and the team recommend:

  • Using a desensitizing toothpaste
  • Brushing and flossing gently
  • Avoiding extremely hot or cold foods
  • Avoiding spicy foods

Your mouth should adjust to your new filling within a few days.

To explore the benefits of same-day dentistry, make an appointment at Grace Dental Design by calling the office today or scheduling online.