Raleigh Emergency Dental Care
If you are experiencing a dental emergency in Raleigh, NC, please dial:
Monday-Thursday – (919) 872-1700
Friday-Sunday – (919) 624-5556
Dr. Tom Cooke provides emergency dental care to patients in the Raleigh area. Patients are seen the same day that they call. Our goal is to diagnose your emergency problem and get you helped right away.
- Our practice is located at:
4905-111 Green Rd
Raleigh, NC 27616
- Our regular office hours are:
Monday – Thursday
7:30am to 5:00pm
It is very common to have a dental emergency – a fractured tooth, an abscess, or severe pain when chewing. Over-the-counter pain medication is just masking the problem. Seeing an emergency dentist is critical to getting the source of the problem diagnosed and corrected as soon as possible.
Here are some common dental emergencies:
- Bleeding mouth from trauma
If you experience trauma to your face and you are bleeding from your mouth, then direct pressure with a clean compress is critical to allow the bleeding to slow down and clot prior to seeing an emergency dentist. If a tooth comes out completely as a result of this trauma, placing it back in the socket with the correct orientation is the best first step prior to seeing your emergency dentist immediately. If you are unable to place the tooth back in the mouth, place it in a container with milk and get to an emergency dentist right away.
- Broken, fractured, or displaced tooth
If you experience a broken tooth from chewing or trauma, it is best to see a dentist immediately to have this evaluated, even if it does not hurt. If your tooth has a severe fracture, it may require a root canal. If a tooth gets displaced from trauma, seeking emergency dental care immediately is critical so you can have the tooth repositioned and splinted.
It is common for a bad nerve in a tooth to cause a tooth to hurt one day and feel normal the next day. This pain may come and go. It is important to see a dentist and have this evaluated because this may lead to a severe pain situation.
To read more information on emergency dental care and other topics, please view the related articles written by Dr. Cooke for the American Chronicle online magazine – 5 things you should know about dentistry.
For information on insurance, billing and payment options, call (919) 872-1700 or read about our practice.