Services Offered

We offer restorative, cosmetic, preventative and emergency dental services.

Hunter Family Dentistry is happy to serve all people of all ages.

For Pediatric Patients

We offer free lap exams for children under the age of three. Hunter Family Dentistry welcomes you to bring your baby in for a consultation if you have any concerns or would like more information about brushing with your baby. We treat children from age two and up and we welcome you, the guardian of a child, to remain in the treatment room during the procedure should you believe that to be the best way for your child to feel comfortable.

For the Patient with Dental Anxiety

Hunter Family Dentistry does not provide conscious or IV sedation. However, we encourage you to talk with us about your needs. We have time tested recommended alternative methods for relaxation. We can provide a prescription for anti-anxiety medications that you can take before a procedure.

For the Patient with Special Needs

Hunter Family Dentistry’s facility is fully ADA compliant. Dr. Hunter has experience working with patients with special needs and welcomes you to make an appointment today.

 

Below are some common dental emergencies and temporary fixes:

Tooth Ache

Begin by cleaning around the sore tooth meticulously. Using warm salt water, rinse the mouth to displace any food trapped between teeth. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES should you use aspirin on the aching tooth or on the gum. In the event of facial swelling, apply a cold compress to the area. For temporary pain relief, acetaminophen is recommended. See a dentist as soon as possible.

Cut or Bitten Tongue, Lip or Cheek

Ice can be applied to any bruised areas. For bleeding, apply firm (but gentle) pressure with sterile gauze or a clean cloth. If the bleeding does not stop with pressure or continues after 15 minutes, go to an emergency room.

Broken Tooth

Rinse the area with warm water. Put a cold compress over the facial area of the injury. Recover any broken tooth fragments. Get immediate dental attention.

Knocked Out Permanent Tooth

Recover the tooth, making sure to hold it by the crown (top) and not the root end. Rinse, but do not clean or handle the tooth more than necessary. Reinsert the tooth in the socket and hold it in place using a clean piece of gauze or cloth. If the tooth cannot be reinserted, carry it in a cup containing milk or water. Because time is essential, see a dentist immediately.

Possible Broken Jaw

In the event of jaw injury, tie the mouth closed with a towel, tie or handkerchief. Go immediately to an emergency room.

Bleeding After a Baby Tooth Falls Out

Fold a piece of gauze and place it (tightly) over the bleeding area. Bite down on the gauze for 15 minutes; if bleeding continues, see a dentist.

Cold or Canker Sores

Over-the-counter medications will usually provide temporary relief. If sores persist, visit your dentist.