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.
"Very professional and patient with the customer."- S.C. / Google / Apr 11, 2019
"Great Hygienist (Faith) and Dentist (Dr. Zhao). Faith is especially understanding of discomfort patients may have about seeing the dentist and skilled at putting them at ease. Both congratulate patients about their efforts in maintaining dental health. Wait times for appointments are short and follow-up visits are immediately scheduled. Staff at the front desk are willing and able to inform patients on costs of procedures."- R.K. / Google / Mar 26, 2019
"Great staff! Everyone is so friendly and kind. Dr. Zhao is awesome and really ensured I was taken care of. They got me in really quickly when I was in so much pain and took care of the insurance set up (instead of trying to avoid doing their due diligence like some other places like Lane & Associates). I had a great overall experience, would recommend."- C.H. / Google / Mar 22, 2019
"Great first time experience and got instant relief for my pain. My insurance covered everything in full and I know that is a privilege that not everyone else may have so I cannot comment on price of services. My 5 stars are for the great environment, from front desk staff, hygienists, to Dr. Zhao! Everyone was kind and caring. They got me an appointment very quickly which felt like a lifesaver since I was having extreme pain while nearly 39 weeks pregnant."- C.K. / Yelp / Mar 21, 2019
"Faith is a great dental hygienist!"- C.H. / Google / Mar 20, 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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Relief Right Now
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.