About Emergency Dental Care
Certain dental concerns (including a toothache, cracked tooth, jaw pain, and more) require fast relief. At times when these oral emergencies come up, patients around the Richmond, TX area are encouraged to contact our dentists at Waterside Dental Care for help and guidance. Our dentists will reply to each question concerning the patient’s dental concern and explain short-term relief and long-term treatments. If the problem occurs during open office hours, the patient is typically encouraged to come to Waterside Dental Care for treatment, 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 can also book an appointment at Waterside Dental Care 24/7 through the online portal for concerns that don’t need urgent treatment.
What to Expect
For after-hours emergencies, the patient can contact Waterside Dental Care and talk to our answering service. Our dentists (or another authorized dentist, if our dentists are not able to be reached) is contacted and the patient’s number and information is shared with our dentists, who will phone the patient. Most emergencies can be solved with a prescription sent to a pharmacy and the patient is booked to visit Waterside Dental Care as soon as possible. If the patient has 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 an ER if it is after the office is closed.
Our dentists will usually schedule another appointment to check on the patient’s progress or to conclude the needed services. Our dentists will explain to each patient their special care directions that should be followed entirely for faster relief. Patients should continue to schedule once a year dental exams and bi-annual dental cleanings at Waterside Dental Care so our dentists can catch and prevent any future issues that may call for emergency care.
Dental emergencies should not be ignored because of money issues. Waterside Dental Care will contact the patient’s insurance company to reach their greatest coverage. Waterside Dental Care accepts many payment methods and helps patients with financing options to make care and relief within the patient's means.
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Relief Right Now
The most pressing dental problems, including a chipped tooth or lost filling, seem to happen when they are least expected. However, Waterside Dental Care offers emergency dentistry. If you have a issue that must have critical help our dentists at Waterside Dental Care will do their best to help you as fast as possible.