About Emergency Dental Care
Some dental problems (such as a cracked tooth, jaw pain, a toothache, and more) need quick relief. If these mouth emergencies happen, patients near the Durham, NC area are encouraged to phone our dentists at DentalWorks - Southpoint Durham for help and assistance. Our dentists will respond to each question regarding the patient’s dental emergency and go over short-term relief and long-term treatments. If calling during normal office hours, the patient is generally asked to visit DentalWorks - Southpoint Durham for treatment, 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 can also make an appointment at DentalWorks - Southpoint Durham 24/7 on the website for issues that don’t need fast care.
"Very quick and professional. Did I mention quick?! I was able to handle things during my lunch break! Kudos!!"- J.G. / Google / Sep 11, 2017
"Employees are always very professional and nice.They really put you at ease."- D.T. / Google / Aug 28, 2017
"Everyone is great at this location! I walk in the door and I am greeted by name! No waiting for appointment- they're ready when you arrive. My hygienist, Mary is fabulous! Strongly recommend!"- L.M. / Google / Aug 28, 2017
"I love this place especially my dental hygienist, Mary. She makes coming to the dentist exciting! Mary does and excellent job and my teeth always feels great when I leave!!!"- C.J. / Facebook / Aug 23, 2017
"Everyone at this DentalWorks location is absolutely amazing! Friendly and courteous."- K.W. / Google / Aug 21, 2017
What to Expect
For after-hours dental emergencies, the patient is advised to phone DentalWorks - Southpoint Durham and give a message to our answering service. Our dentists (or another approved dentist, if our dentists are not available) is phoned and the patient’s information and number is passed on to our dentists, who will call the patient. Typically emergencies can be resolved with a prescription submitted to a pharmacy and the patient is asked to visit DentalWorks - Southpoint Durham when the office opens. If the patient has 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 the needed treatments. Our dentists will talk to each patient regarding individual care guidelines that should be followed precisely for better healing. Patients should continue to schedule yearly dental exams and bi-annual dental cleanings at DentalWorks - Southpoint Durham so our dentists can find and treat any future concerns that may need emergency care.
Dental emergencies should not be ignored due to money problems. DentalWorks - Southpoint Durham will talk to the patient’s insurance company to find their best coverage. DentalWorks - Southpoint Durham accepts several payment methods and connects patients with financing options to 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 when they are least convenient. Luckily, DentalWorks - Southpoint Durham offers emergency dental care. If you have a concern that needs urgent care our dentists at DentalWorks - Southpoint Durham will do their best to get treatment to you as soon as possible.