About Emergency Dental Care
Particular dental concerns (including jaw pain,a cracked tooth, toothache, and more) demand swift relief. At times when these oral emergencies come up, patients around the Wilmington, NC area are encouraged to contact our dentists at DentalWorks - Wilmington for support and guidance. Our dentists will reply to each question concerning the patient’s dental concern and explain short-term relief and long-term treatments. If the problem occurs during open office hours, the patient is typically encouraged to come to DentalWorks - Wilmington for treatment, however for issues that take place after hours, our dentists will be reached and given the patient’s phone number, so our dentists can help the patient choose the most appropriate option. Patients can also book an appointment at DentalWorks - Wilmington 24/7 through the online portal for concerns that don’t need urgent treatment.
"My husband has been going to DentalWorks for over a year. He had a lot of dental problems from not being able to take care of his dental hygiene due to his Parkinson’ disease and not so good with his hands in flossing and brushing his teeth. He had crowns replaced, cavities filled by Dr. Smith. Catherine is such a nice hygienist, very patient and skillful to clean his teeth. We are very happy with DentalWorks and highly recommend their practice!"- T.B. / Google / Sep 07, 2018
"Felt no pain."- D.K. / Google / Aug 13, 2018
"Great service. Didn't have to wait in the waiting room! Was called straight back for my appt and was out the door within 45 min. Very friendly staff."- S.M. / Google / Aug 08, 2018
"Have been to them 3 times and have been extremely pleased with each visit. Highly reccomend them."- K.L. / Google / Aug 08, 2018
"New to the area and I couldn't recommend giving this dentistry a try! Was a pleasure to deal with all of the staff from the front desk to the office mgr, to the hygienist, to the Dentist herself. They listened to me and understood how sensitive (teeth/etc) I was and filled with anxiety and they took SO much better care of me than my previous office (different state) had for the past 10 years. I'm actually looking forward to my next appt in 6 months which has never happened before."- J.L. / Google / Aug 03, 2018
What to Expect
For after-hours emergencies, the patient can contact DentalWorks - Wilmington and talk to our answering service. Our dentists (or another authorized dentist, if our dentists are not able to be reached) is contacted and the patient’s message and information is shared with our dentists, who will phone the patient. Usually emergencies can be solved with a prescription sent to a pharmacy and the patient is booked to visit DentalWorks - Wilmington as soon as possible. If the patient has a bigger issue of significant bleeding, severe pain, and/or signs of an infection swelling or fever), our dentists will usually direct the patient straight away to the nearest ER if it is after the office is closed.
Our dentists will normally schedule another appointment to evaluate the patient’s progress or to conclude the needed services. Our dentists will explain to each patient their special care directions that should be followed entirely for faster relief. Patients should continue to schedule once a year dental exams and bi-annual dental cleanings at DentalWorks - Wilmington so our dentists can notice and stop any future issues that may call for emergency care.
Dental emergencies should not be ignored because of money issues. DentalWorks - Wilmington will contact the patient’s insurance company to reach their greatest coverage. DentalWorks - Wilmington accepts many payment methods and helps patients with financing options to make dental emergencies within the patient's means.
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The most serious dental troubles, including a lost tooth or filling, seem to happen when they are most inconvenient. However, DentalWorks - Wilmington offers emergency dentistry. If you have a issue that must have critical help our dentists at DentalWorks - Wilmington will do their best to help you as fast as possible.