About Emergency Dental Care
Some dental problems (such as a cracked tooth, jaw pain, a toothache, and others) need quick relief. If these mouth emergencies happen, individuals near the Durham, NC area are urged to phone our dentists at DentalWorks - Durham for help and assistance. Our dentists will respond to every question regarding the patient’s dental emergency and go over temporary relief and longer lasting options. If calling during normal office times, the patient is generally asked to visit DentalWorks - Durham for emergency care, although for concerns that happen after the office closes, our dentists will be called and given the patient’s contact information, so our dentists can help the patient determine the most suitable plan. Patients may also make an appointment at DentalWorks - Durham any time on the website for issues that do not require fast care.
"Problem with a molar! DentalWorks always does a great job and their staff are wonderful - kind, efficient and friendly as well as very good at what they do! Dr. Gau is terrific! On May 16th, 2019 We both went to have our 6 month check-up and again we were impressed with Dr. Gau and his entire staff for their great services and treatment of their patients!"- K.B. / Google / May 17, 2019
"I just wanna say thank u for all the amazing staff at DentalWorks and very special thanks to the lead dental assistant Morgan may all ur life be blessed with peace and happiness again thanks to all see y’all again in July"- M.C. / Google / May 08, 2019
"Lisa is an amazing hygienist. She went above and beyond for my son. She noticed some things on his x-ray that she promptly showed to the dentist. My 15 year old thought she was fantastic!!! Huge asset to the team."- C.N. / Yelp / May 07, 2019
"I am thrilled with this group. I was able to easily schedule an emergency appointment online on Sunday for the next day. I got there slightly before the scheduled time(11:30) and they had my husband in the system. So so far, flawless.They took my husband(who was a new patient there) in by 11:45 and we were out by 12:30. Staff was awesome. Doctor was perfect. They consulted, assessed, did an x-ray, numbed, and extracted a tooth all within 45 minutes. On top of that, I expect Ted to pay alot for all of this due to no dental insurance, emergency services, specialty services. But guess what?? It only came to $216 out the door. No more payments needed. They sent us with two pain killer prescriptions, extra gauzee pads, etc. I am very happy with the service we received and how quick and efficient they were. Thank you dental works!"- H.I. / Google / May 07, 2019
"Very professional and patient with the customer."- S.C. / Google / Apr 11, 2019
What to Expect
For after-hours dental emergencies, the individual is advised to phone DentalWorks - Durham and give a message to our answering service. Our dentists (or a local approved dentist, if our dentists aren't available) is phoned and the patient’s information and number is passed on to our dentists, who will call the patient. Typically dental emergencies will be resolved with a prescription submitted to an emergency pharmacy and the individual is asked to come to DentalWorks - Durham when the office opens. If the individual experiences a more serious problem of uncontrollable bleeding, extreme pain, and/or signs of an infection fever and swelling, our dentists will generally send the patient right away to the nearest emergency room if it is during non-office hours.
Our dentists will typically schedule a second appointment to assess the patient’s progress or to complete any other treatments. Our dentists will talk to every patient regarding individual aftercare guidelines that need to be followed precisely for better healing. Patients will continue to plan yearly dental examinations and twice yearly dental cleanings at DentalWorks - Durham so our dentists can find and treat any developing concerns that may need emergency dental care.
Oral health emergencies shouldn't be left untreated due to financial problems. DentalWorks - Durham will talk to the patient’s insurance carrier to find their best coverage. DentalWorks - Durham takes several payment options and connects patients with financing plans to help make emergency care reasonably priced.
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It seems like the most urgent dental issues, such as a lost filling or chipped tooth, tend to happen whenever they are least convenient. Luckily, DentalWorks - Durham provides emergency dental care. When you have a concern that needs urgent care our dentists at DentalWorks - Durham will do their best to get treatment to you as soon as possible.