About Emergency Dental Care
Particular dental problems (such as jaw pain,a cracked tooth, toothache, and more) demand swift relief. If these mouth emergencies happen, patients near the Calumet City, IL area are encouraged to phone our dentists at DentalWorks - River Oaks for support and guidance. 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 - River Oaks 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 - River Oaks 24/7 on the website for issues that don’t need fast care.
What to Expect
For after-hours dental emergencies, the patient is advised to phone DentalWorks - River Oaks 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 message and information is passed on to our dentists, who will call the patient. Usually emergencies can be resolved with a prescription submitted to a pharmacy and the patient is asked to visit DentalWorks - River Oaks 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 ER if it is during non-office hours.
Our dentists will normally schedule a second appointment to evaluate 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 - River Oaks so our dentists can notice and stop any future concerns that may need emergency care.
Dental emergencies should not be ignored due to money problems. DentalWorks - River Oaks will talk to the patient’s insurance company to find their best coverage. DentalWorks - River Oaks accepts several payment methods and connects patients with financing options to make dental emergencies reasonably priced.
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Relief Right Now
It seems like the most serious dental troubles, such as a lost tooth or filling, tend to happen when they are most inconvenient. Luckily, DentalWorks - River Oaks offers emergency dental care. If you have a concern that needs urgent care our dentists at DentalWorks - River Oaks will do their best to get treatment to you as soon as possible.