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.
"The staff is very friendly..my dentist has really gone above and beyond for me since the 1st visit..definetly my new dental office.."- V.B. / Google / Jun 04, 2018
"I have been going to Dentalworks for several years. They are very efficient and reliable in there work. In most cases they can get you in and out without using up your whole day. If something happens they will make good on there products and services."- E.C. / Google / May 31, 2018
"Exelent...."- C.O. / Google / May 19, 2018
"Everyone was knowledgeable and friendly... including the dentist. Rare, huh? I only had 2 concerns. My appointment was messed up in the computer; they got that fixed. I made a cleaning appointment. Thru conversation, I learned that the cleaning may not be covered under insurance depending on which type I will need. They said it would be unethical for them to let me choose the cleaning that my insurance will pay for. They have their policy and I have mine. I'm not getting a cleaning that insurance won't pay for. Still. So far, I like this place. I didn't even get the name of the dentist ."- J.I. / Google / May 19, 2018
"I have a fear of dentists, traumatized as a child. I have not been to a dentist in over 20 years, but the pain was so bad I had to go. I choose dental works after reading online how good they were and that you could be sedated. Sadly I found out they couldn't sedate me. But, Wendy was amazing as was Dr Spurgas, they we so good about me being scared and emotional. I had to have a tooth pulled and they made me feel safe and calm, the doctor even kept reminding me to breath. I would recommend this place to everyone, amazing people..God bless them."- S.M. / Google / May 18, 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.