Emergency Dental Care

We give priority treatment to our existing patient family who are experiencing dental emergencies.  If you are not yet a patient, but are experiencing dental pain; please call us at 603-357-0230 and we will do our best to help you. 

Additionally, we will work with you to create a plan for ongoing care so you can hopefully avoid painful and inconvenient dental emergencies in the future.

What Is Considered a Dental Emergency?

If any of the following are true, then you have a dental emergency:

  • Pain or aching in your tooth or jaw
  • Injury to the gums, palate, and other soft tissues
  • A cracked or broken tooth
  • A tooth that has been dislodged or knocked out
  • A foreign object wedged between your teeth
  • Lost fillings, crowns, or other restorative dental work
  • Sudden swelling or a pimple-like growth on your gums

Should I Go to the Emergency Room?

In some situations, a trip to the emergency room is more appropriate. Go to your nearest ER for any of the following:

  • A possibly dislocated or broken jaw
  • A head injury that may have resulted in concussion
  • Dizziness or disorientation
  • Uncontrollable bleeding
  • Swelling and fever caused by a tooth that makes it difficult to breathe or swallow.

Children’s Dental Emergencies

Children are prone to spills on the playground and the sports fields, and occasionally, a child may lose a tooth too early. Try to recover the tooth or tooth fragments and put them in milk until you can arrange for your child to be seen.

If you or a family member is having a dental emergency, even if you are not currently a patient, call our Keene dental office today for treatment - we will try to help you out.