• 400 Meadowmont Village Circle Chapel Hill, NC 27517
  • Monday - Thursday 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Phone: (919) 969-9330
Emergency Dental

Trauma & Tooth Pain Emergency Dental Care

In the event of severe or life-threatening trauma, call 911 or visit your nearest emergency room immediately. If you’re experiencing oral trauma or unmanageable tooth pain, it’s important to get the care you need fast. Meadowmont Dentistry provides responsive emergency dental care services. Whether your teeth have been chipped, moved, or knocked out by a sudden accident or you have severe mouth pain from chronic tooth decay or gum disease, we’re here to help. If you need emergency dental care, call (919) 969-9330 24/7/365 to speak to our team or our on-call specialist. Keep reading below to learn more about what you can do in the event of an oral emergency to help ensure the best outcome


Here's what to do with oral emergencies

Read below to see what we recommend you do in the event of mouth trauma or emergency to help reduce or eliminate the long-term effects that could arise if you don’t take proper action.

Traumatic Tooth Injuries

Trauma to teeth requires quick action. If a tooth has been moved, loosened, chipped, or knocked out, seek treatment as soon as possible. Because a broken tooth is more likely to become infected, it’s important not to delay.

Severe Tooth Pain

If you have acute or persistent tooth pain, you need to visit us immediately. Tooth pain is most often caused by a bacterial infection that can spread if left unchecked. Call us right away at (919) 969-9330 for an appointment so we can recommend the best course of action.

Gum Emergencies

Accidental bites, falls, sports injuries, and scalding liquids can cause infections and potentially serious abscesses in the gums that can be very painful. Rinse any injury to the soft tissues of the mouth immediately with diluted salt water. Try to clear any visible debris, and go to the emergency room immediately if there’s uncontrollable bleeding. If you can’t remove a foreign body lodged beneath the gumline gently with dental floss or a toothpick, call us right away to make an appointment and avoid infection.

Orthodontic Emergencies

Orthodontic treatments can cause discomfort, but they can also cause true emergencies in rare cases. These include trauma or injury to the teeth, face, mouth, or jaw that can disrupt your orthodontic hardware and cause unmanageable pain. For loose, broken, or irritating pieces of hardware, call our office for further advice.



Act quickly in the event of dental emergency

If you have an injury to your mouth, jaw, or face or severe tooth pain, quick action is a must. That’s why we’re available any time to provide responsive service and help you get the emergency dental care you need fast. Remember: if you have uncontrollable bleeding, deep cuts, or broken bones, you should call 911 or go straight to the emergency room. Otherwise, call our team at (919) 969-9330 for around-the-clock assistance.


About Meadowmont Dentistry

Meadowmont Dentistry is a full-service family dentist located in the heart of Chapel Hill, NC’s Meadowmont Village. Our friendly team of dentists and hygienists and our relaxed, welcoming office environment make us the premier dental specialists in the local area.