About Emergency Dental Care
Some dental issues (like a cracked tooth, jaw pain, a toothache, and more) need quick relief. When these dental emergencies occur, patients in the Chicago, IL area are encouraged to call our dentists at DentalWorks - Harlem & North for help and assistance. Our dentists will answer each question about the patient’s dental situation and talk about short-term relief and long-term treatments. For problems during regular office hours, the patient is usually able to come in to DentalWorks - Harlem & North for treatment, but for problems that occur after office hours, our dentists will be contacted and given the patient’s information, so our dentists can help the patient decide the best course of action. Patients can also schedule an appointment at DentalWorks - Harlem & North 24/7 online for problems that don’t need immediate relief.
What to Expect
For after-hours emergency dental care, the patient should call DentalWorks - Harlem & North and leave a message with our answering service. Our dentists (or another qualified dentist, if our dentists are not reachable) is called and the patient’s information and number is given to our dentists, who will reach out to the patient. Typically emergencies can be taken care of with a prescription called in to a pharmacy and the patient is scheduled to visit DentalWorks - Harlem & North first thing in the morning. If the patient has a major emergency of uncontrolled bleeding, intense pain, and/or signs of an infection (swelling and fever, our dentists will typically refer the patient immediately to the nearest emergency room if it is after hours.
Our dentists will typically schedule a follow-up appointment to assess the patient’s progress or to finish the needed procedures. Our dentists will discuss with each patient about specific care instructions that should be followed exactly for maximum relief. Patients should continue to schedule annual dental exams and bi-annual dental cleanings at DentalWorks - Harlem & North so our dentists can find and treat any future problems that may require emergency care.
Dental emergencies should not be ignored over money concerns. DentalWorks - Harlem & North will work with the patient’s insurance company to get their maximum coverage. DentalWorks - Harlem & North accepts a variety of payment methods and offers financing options to make emergency care affordable.
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Relief Right Now
Some of the most urgent dental issues, like a lost filling or chipped tooth, have a habit of happening when they are least convenient. Fortunately, DentalWorks - Harlem & North offers emergency dental services. If you have a problem that requires immediate treatment our dentists at DentalWorks - Harlem & North will do their best to take care of you as quickly as possible.