About Emergency Dental Care
Some dental concerns (including a cracked tooth, jaw pain, a toothache, and others) need quick relief. At times when these oral emergencies come up, individuals around the Hickory, NC area are urged to contact our dentists at DentalWorks - Hickory for help and assistance. Our dentists will reply to every question concerning the patient’s dental concern and explain temporary relief and longer lasting options. If the problem occurs during open office times, the patient is typically encouraged to come to DentalWorks - Hickory for emergency care, 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 may also book an appointment at DentalWorks - Hickory any time through the online portal for concerns that do not require urgent treatment.
"I was admitted just about the time of my appointment. Jessica my hygienist came to the waiting room and retrieved me. When inside the exam room she introduced herself since this was the first time I would be her patient.She was very professional and explained thoroughly during her exam the status of my gums and teeth. After cleaning she let the dentist know I was ready for her exam. I had a very pleasant experience as possible while at the dentist and would highly recommend this practice."- E.L. / Google / Sep 13, 2018
"Love love love this place! They are always nice and very helpful. Jessica was fantastic and very thorough with the cleaning. I talked my husband into changing over to this place and he had a great experience as well. Jessica cleaned his teeth so much that he had a whole different level of confidence once he walked out their door. Dr Spurgess is always great too. He is quick and to the point. Doesn’t waste your time. I love this place and will greatly miss it if we ever move out of state. Thank you staff for always being on point and always super helpful. I used to be scared of the dentist but this place has made me look forward to my cleanings. I highly recommend this place."- H.S. / Google / Sep 07, 2018
"Dr. Spurgas is awesome and the Dental Hygienist, Michelle Poarch is outstanding!!!! LOVE this place!!!!"- W.B. / Google / Aug 31, 2018
"Broke a crown Saturday night and I called Monday morning and they got me in and had a temporary crown on that day."- R.S. / Google / Aug 07, 2018
"Everything went very well with my oral surgery. Staff members were respectful, professional and very helpful. I highly recommend DentalWorks for all of your dental needs!"- N.F. / Google / Jul 27, 2018
What to Expect
For after-hours emergencies, the individual can contact DentalWorks - Hickory and talk to our answering service. Our dentists (or a local authorized dentist, if our dentists aren't able to be reached) is contacted and the patient’s information and number is shared with our dentists, who will phone the patient. Typically dental emergencies will be solved with a prescription sent to an emergency pharmacy and the individual is booked to come to DentalWorks - Hickory as soon as possible. If the individual experiences 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 emergency room if it is after the office is closed.
Our dentists will typically schedule another appointment to assess the patient’s progress or to conclude any other services. Our dentists will explain to every patient their special aftercare directions that need to be followed entirely for faster relief. Patients will continue to plan once a year dental examinations and twice yearly dental cleanings at DentalWorks - Hickory so our dentists can find and treat any developing issues that may call for emergency dental care.
Oral health emergencies shouldn't be left untreated because of financial issues. DentalWorks - Hickory will contact the patient’s insurance carrier to reach their greatest coverage. DentalWorks - Hickory takes many payment options and helps patients with financing plans to help make emergency care within the patient's means.
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The most urgent dental issues, including a lost filling or chipped tooth, seem to happen whenever they are least convenient. However, DentalWorks - Hickory provides emergency dentistry. When you have a issue that must have critical help our dentists at DentalWorks - Hickory will do their best to help you as fast as possible.