Emergency Dentist – Raleigh, NC

A Team You Can Rely on in Your Moment of Need

Dental emergencies in Raleigh, like damaged or aching teeth, can throw a wrench in your day, leaving you anxious about how serious the situation is and where you should go for help. Our team at Dalton Hunt Dentistry is equipped with advanced diagnostic technology, knowledge, and skills to help quickly diagnose the issue at hand and create a detailed treatment plan. If you are in pain or experiencing out-of-the-ordinary dental symptoms, call our office today to schedule a same-day or after-hours emergency appointment.

Why Choose Dalton Hunt Dentistry for Emergency Dentistry?

  • Same-Day & After-Hours Emergency Dental Appointments
  • Welcoming & Friendly Dental Office & Team
  • In-House Dental Membership Plan Available

How We Treat Dental Emergencies

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  1. Call Us: The first step you should take when you find yourself dealing with a dental emergency in Raleigh is to call our office. Our friendly team will schedule an appointment for you either the same day you call or after hours to ensure you receive timely treatment. We will also provide you with first aid guidance over the phone to minimize the chances of you sustaining additional oral damage.
  2. Receive an Examination: As soon as you arrive at our practice, we will get to work collecting diagnostic images and conducting a thorough examination of your teeth and gums. Based on Dr. Hunt’s findings, she will make a diagnosis and treatment plan that our team will walk you through, so you know what to expect.
  3. Get the Treatment You Need: Once you consent to move forward with treatment, our team will jump into action to ease your discomfort and restore the health of your smile.

The Most Common Dental Emergencies

It can be difficult to know what situations require urgent care and which ones do not. In any case, we recommend calling our office so our team can help you address your dental problems in a timely manner, keeping them from becoming worse. Below, we have also included some of the most common dental emergencies we see.


Chipped Tooth

Cracked Tooth

Very Sensitive Teeth

Knocked-Out Tooth

Lost Filling or Crown

Broken Denture

Loose Permanent Tooth

Injury to the Gums, Lips, or Tongue

Jaw Pain

Something Stuck Between the Teeth

Understanding the Cost of Dental Emergencies

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The cost of treating dental emergencies in Raleigh largely depends on what oral health problems you are dealing with, which we can only determine once Dr. Hunt has had an opportunity to examine your mouth and X-rays. Based on our findings, our team will put together a treatment plan and provide you with a detailed cost estimate, as well as walk you through your payment options.

Keys to Preventing Dental Emergencies

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While there is no way to completely avoid experiencing dental emergencies, there are some steps you can take to minimize your risk of experiencing one. These preventive measures include:

  • Maintaining a good at-home oral hygiene routine by
    brushing your teeth twice a day for at least two minutes each time and flossing once a day.
  • Regularly rinsing with mouthwash to remove bacteria and food debris.
  • Visiting Dr. Hunt for your bi-annual checkups and cleanings.
  • Wear a protective mouthguard if you play sports or grind your teeth.
  • Maintain a well-balanced diet.