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Experienced Emergency Dentist
in Raleigh, NC

Should you or a family member ever need to see an emergency dentist in Raleigh right away, please give our office a call. Our knowledgeable team would be happy to assess your situation over the phone and make a recommendation to you based on your specific symptoms. Once your emergency visit has been scheduled, we will begin preparing a treatment room so we can assist you as soon as you arrive.

Northside Dental team
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When should I seek emergency dental care?

It’s not always easy to tell when a dental issue can be taken care of at home, when an appointment can be made in the future, and when the problem needs to be taken care of immediately. In general, the following situations almost always require immediate attention:

  • Overwhelming Tooth Pain
  • Uncontrollable Bleeding or Swelling
  • Knocked-Out, Cracked, or Broken Teeth
  • Lost Dental Restoration
  • Dental Abscess
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Should I go to the emergency room or see an emergency dentist?

Emergency rooms can treat a variety of different emergencies, but they are typically not the place to go if your emergency is tooth or gum-related. ER doctors do not have the knowledge or equipment required to fix a broken tooth or properly treat a dental abscess, and they often can only offer pain relief and refer dental patients to an emergency dentist. If you have a broken jaw or other injuries that are more time-sensitive, however, we recommend visiting the ER first.

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What can I do for tooth pain?

If a specific tooth has been giving you trouble, but the pain is not too bad, there are a few home remedies you can try. Creating a warm saltwater rinse to swish around your mouth for thirty seconds at a time can help to numb the pain and kill harmful bacteria. You can also try applying garlic paste or vanilla extract to the tooth. Of course, over-the-counter pain relief works as well, and if the pain ever becomes unbearable, please give our office a call.