Dental Emergencies in Chapel Hill, NC

Don’t let dental trauma destroy your smile.

Dr. Hourigan provides fast and effective emergency dental treatment!

No one wants to deal with a dental emergency. But, when you are faced with an unexpected dental problem, it helps to know that you have a dentist you can count on for help.

Our dental team provides prompt and effective emergency dental treatment in our conveniently located Chapel Hill dental office. We make every attempt to offer same-day emergency dental services to address dental issues that simply can't wait.

  • Broken teeth
  • Dental infections
  • Lost fillings
  • Gum/oral tissue damage

Why do so many patients trust Chapel Hill dentist, Dr. Hourigan, for emergency dental treatment?

Comfort First

It is completely normal to experience anxiety in a dental emergency. Rest assured that our dental team is here to keep you calm and comfortable in the dentist's chair.  We explore the root causes of your dental fears and together figure out what you need to be more comfortable.  That can range from topical anesthetics paired with proper local anesthetic (laughing gas) to anti-anxiety medication….or even knowing you are in control of the situation and we will stop at your signal.

Judgement-Free Zone

Our dental team is here to help you; we're not here to judge. Too many people avoid seeking emergency dental treatment because it has been years since they've been to the dentist's office.  We acknowledge that the hardest step is getting through the front door.  After that it's just a matter of determining an appropriate course of treatment and figuring out the specifics. Breaking it down step by step keeps it from becoming overwhelming. Let our caring team help you get your smile back on track!

Same-Day Service

Dr. Hourigan makes every attempt to provide same-day appointments for emergency dental treatment. If we don't have time to treat your emergency, at least we can figure out a solution to get you comfortable. We feel that providing prompt emergency treatment is part of our duty to our patients.