Top Dentist in Raleigh
Dr. Chris Gudger
8116 Creedmoor Rd., Raleigh, NC
919-899-7414
EMERGENCY DENTISTRY

If you are experiencing pain, swelling, or bleeding in your mouth and not sure why you may have a dental emergency that requires prompt attention

Emergency and same-day appointments are welcomed.

Emergency Call

919-822-9326
If this office is closed and you can't wait, call 911.

Common Emergency Procedures

Are your teeth hurting or do you have a broken tooth?
Does a tooth hurt when you eat? Is your tooth sensitive to hot or cold? Does your pain come and go? These are common symptoms of a cracked, chipped, or fractured tooth. If left untreated, your tooth and the surrounding bone and gum tissue can become infected. Don’t wait any longer to restore your teeth to their healthy state. Come in today.
Do you need an emergency extraction?
If you’re in pain and think you may need an extraction, contact us right away. Pulling a tooth should always be the last resort, especially since there are many different treatments to save natural teeth. But sometimes, a badly damaged or injured tooth can’t be saved. Dr. Gudger will work with you to assess your options for replacing a missing tooth. To get out of pain and avoid further complications, call us immediately.
Are you in pain?
Common dental problems come with some level of pain. In fact, cold sensitivity is common in periodontal patients. The extend of your pain determines whether you have a dental emergency or a problem that just requires a scheduled evaluation.

If you have pain, you can take over-the-counter pain relievers at home until your appointment. If your pain is severe, throbbing, or does not minimize with over-the-counter pain relievers, you need to call to be seen immediately.
Are your gums swelling?

Gum swelling with or without pain can indicate a severe mouth infection. If that swelling is mild, you may need a periodontal evaluation for its cause. But if that swelling is severe or extends to your face, it is considered severe and needs immediate attention.

Some causes of gum swelling are:

  • Gingival Abscess – a swelling that occurs when something foreign gets stuck under your gums. One common culprit of a gingival abscess is something like a popcorn kernel. Typically, it will work itself out on its own.  But if the swelling continues or worsens, you should be evaluated with a scheduled appointment.
  • Periodontal Abscess – a swelling that occurs when patients have severe periodontal disease with an active infection that requires prompt attention. If the area is in the mouth only without pain, you can call the office for an appointment. However, if the swelling has spread to your face and you’re are experiencing pain, you have a severe infection that requires immediate attention.  
  • Pericoronitis – inflammation around the gum tissue surrounding a partially erupted tooth. While this inflammation is usually mild and can resolve on its own with proper oral home care, it can become severe if you experience severe pain and face swelling and will require immediate attention.

Dr. Chris Gudger

Bringing state-of-the-art technology to caring, comfortable, and comprehensive dentistry.

If you're considering Dental Implants, including the popular All-on-4 or Teeth-in-a-Day treatments, contact Dr. Chris Gudger, a second-generation dentist at Lifetime Family Dental. Dr. Gudger is regarded by his patients as a caring, compassionate implant expert and has meticulously placed and restored dental implants for over 10 years – with thousands of successful implant procedures to his credit.

While he is a top implant dentist, Dr. Gudger is also an expert in Sedation Dentistry and offers a full complement of options for patients who experience any anxiety surrounding their dental care.

With such comprehensive dental knowledge and extensive experience, Dr. Gudger is prepared to solve the most complex dental problems with various procedures all done under one roof.
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As soon as you walk in, I want you to know you’ve found an extraordinary place featuring the absolute latest technology in a family-friendly environment. It’s, hopefully, unlike any other dentist around.

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Raleigh Dental Office
8116 Creedmoor Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27613
Monday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday: 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday: 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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